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  • Summary: Battlefield 3: Back to Karkand is a massive themed expansion pack featuring four of the most loved maps from Battlefield 2, boldly reimagined for Battlefield 3 with the power and destruction of the Frostbite 2 engine. It also gives you classic weapons and vehicles from Battlefield 2, uniqueBattlefield 3: Back to Karkand is a massive themed expansion pack featuring four of the most loved maps from Battlefield 2, boldly reimagined for Battlefield 3 with the power and destruction of the Frostbite 2 engine. It also gives you classic weapons and vehicles from Battlefield 2, unique dog tags, and all-new Assignments. Expand

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  1. Pelit (Finland)
    Jan 10, 2012
    93
    A must buy and hopefully only the first of many map packs and add-ons! [Jan 2012]
  2. 90
    Back to Karkand is a wonderful map pack that highlights the best parts of Battlefield 3 and the series in general. If you like the game, you shouldn't miss out on this DLC pack under any circumstances.
  3. Jan 18, 2012
    90
    Back to Karkand is an enjoyable expansion, that increases the value of Battlefield 3 itself. You should look at it in a most positive way, but we still hope for more. DICE have hit the nail on the head and have given the fans a solid piece of great fun.
  4. PC PowerPlay
    Mar 1, 2012
    90
    So good that it's become the only way to play Battlefield 3. Buy this now, and enjoy a bit of nostalgia in a new light. [March 2012, p.56]
  5. Jan 26, 2012
    84
    These four fantastic maps are pricey, but they're more than just a nostalgic throwback. They present Battlefield 3 at its best. [Mar 2012, p.74]
  6. Dec 21, 2011
    80
    As long as it runs well, BtK's four new battlefields hold the potential for hundreds of hours of explosion-packed entertainment. It'd be easy to pass these off as just mere rehashes of old content, but there are enough tweaks and changes to breathe plenty of new life into the experience.
  7. Dec 17, 2011
    70
    If you want an excuse to jump back into BF3 or you want to play Wake Island again, you should pick up this expansion. You'll have fun and you'll give that 2.7 GB of data a purpose to exist on your hard drive.

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  1. Positive: 23 out of 37
  2. Negative: 6 out of 37
  1. Mar 6, 2012
    10
    Very cool game. Awesome graphics, probably the best around today.

    Swedish DICE did an excellent work on this, I can play it for hours! :)
    Very cool game. Awesome graphics, probably the best around today.

    Swedish DICE did an excellent work on this, I can play it for hours! :)

    See you guys on the battlefield! :D
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  2. Dec 20, 2011
    10
    AWESOME. So far BF3 has become the new benchmark in FPS gaming. It is everything i expected and more. With this expansion it is just addingAWESOME. So far BF3 has become the new benchmark in FPS gaming. It is everything i expected and more. With this expansion it is just adding more goodness to an already near perfect game. If you are buying this expansion pack now you are dumb because you should have pre-ordered the main game to get it for free.... however I would gladely pay for it now anyways. The maps are not the biggest highlight... the fact that they have included something like 15 new guns to unlock is the real draw. I myself never played BF2 so this was the first time for me playing 3 out of the 4 maps. really the only disappointing map was Wake Island... Mainly because I played it to death in BF1943. OVERALL A 10.... BUY IT NOW... SO I CAN FRAG YOUR ASS :) Expand
  3. Oct 25, 2011
    10
    Epic map. Open, wide, no railrracks. liberty and freedom.

    Battlefield 3 is no doubt the fps benchmark for the next 24 months to come whith
    Epic map. Open, wide, no railrracks. liberty and freedom.

    Battlefield 3 is no doubt the fps benchmark for the next 24 months to come whith its incomparable sound and lightning possibilities offered by frostbite 2 engine. Enter war and feel it.
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  4. Mar 8, 2012
    9
    I've been playing BF3 now for over 250 hours, so it must be time to pin my opinion to the wall. I've been playing with mates socially, with myI've been playing BF3 now for over 250 hours, so it must be time to pin my opinion to the wall. I've been playing with mates socially, with my Gaming clan on our servers [BhR] in Aus, and we've been scrimming in a national competition, and having a ball.

    The game itself is brilliant. Seriously, i've been playing FPS since Half life was released (didn't like wolfenstien lol) and this games is the first in its league of wow. I love it, in fact i'd be a fan boi except for the constant drama's with connection issues and patches etc that PLAGUED this poor game when it was first released.

    That Said, (and enough has been said, and RAGED about - it truly was terrible) its pretty much stable now. (march 2012) We still have problems with 3rd party software trying to get servers to do what WE want them to do, but the Game is great.

    The realism is off the dial. The confusion in the middle of battle can mix you around when you first start playing but that's war i guess (never been, don't plan to).

    After playing for a long time, my experience is to 'slow down' your game play. Take corners slowly, wait to see where your enemies are, be deliberate in your aim. Find a wep that suits your play style, and when you've mastered it move onto a different one.

    Its been a love hate relationship, but this is a game I didn't give up on, and EA has got it to where it should have been at release, so go and safely spend your money on some serious FPS happiness.

    Rock on BF3

    sealcomm
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  5. Mar 6, 2012
    8
    I really like this game. I can't quite put my finger on it. It may be the big maps or the vehicles, but it's probably just the fun of comingI really like this game. I can't quite put my finger on it. It may be the big maps or the vehicles, but it's probably just the fun of coming home from a long day at work, grabbing a M60 with extended mag and just letting loose. Expand
  6. Feb 14, 2012
    7
    A nice little DLC package. Adds 4 maps that range from infantry heavy to vehicle heavy, while also adding a little nostalgia from Bf2. ItA nice little DLC package. Adds 4 maps that range from infantry heavy to vehicle heavy, while also adding a little nostalgia from Bf2. It doesn't touch the core game of bf3 by adding new vehicles/weapons that are overpowered or anything. It's the same Bf3 that you either love or hate, just with some more well made remakes of some bf2 maps! What they advertise is what you get, nothing less nothing more. Expand
  7. Mar 4, 2012
    0
    This should be a console-only affair. DICE bleats at how much they care about PC gaming. Only to produce this 'consolized' version for the PC.This should be a console-only affair. DICE bleats at how much they care about PC gaming. Only to produce this 'consolized' version for the PC. No Lean/prone? WTF?! Very poor gameplay. Expand

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