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  • Summary: As bullets whiz by, walls crumble, and explosions throw you to the ground, the battlefield feels more alive and interactive than ever before. In Battlefield 3, players step into the role of the elite U.S. Marines where they will experience heart-pounding single player missions andAs bullets whiz by, walls crumble, and explosions throw you to the ground, the battlefield feels more alive and interactive than ever before. In Battlefield 3, players step into the role of the elite U.S. Marines where they will experience heart-pounding single player missions and competitive multiplayer actions ranging across diverse locations from around the globe including Europe, Middle-East and North America. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 35 out of 38
  2. Negative: 0 out of 38
  1. Oct 26, 2011
    93
    Battlefield fans hoping for the most polished entry in the series won't be disappointed by this massive sequel.
  2. Oct 29, 2011
    90
    DICE's latest shooter combines an extremely in-depth multiplayer experience with a fully fledged single player game. But the two brightest stars are the game's lighting and sound, which set new standards within the realistic FPS genre. Battlefield 3 is a Swedish war export we can be proud of.
  3. Official PlayStation Magazine Benelux
    Jan 2, 2012
    90
    The nine multiplayer maps seem to be designed specifically to let players come up with their own creative strategies. Compared to COD, this gives the player a real sense of freedom. There is no such thing as a perfect strategy or a trotten path. [December 2011, p.74]
  4. Nov 7, 2011
    86
    The short singleplayer campaign is disappointing, but we've come to expect that from the Battlefield franchise. Online this third iteration is still among the best shooters out there, even though we feel like DICE has made too much changes in an attempt to attract hardened Call of Duty fans.
  5. 85
    For all the shortcomings in the single-player, and the triumphs in the multiplayer and co-op, DICE deserves a fair amount of credit for creating worthy competition to that other modern-shooter.
  6. Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    Jan 4, 2012
    80
    Despite its incredible competitive online play, we can't ignore the shortcomings of its campaign and Co-Op. [Jan 2012, p.66]
  7. Oct 26, 2011
    70
    A sloppy single-player campaign met with matchless multiplayer makes for an unbalanced first-person shooter experience.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 80 out of 616
  1. Nov 11, 2011
    10
    Multiplayer actually requires skill which is a nice change from the chaos of MW3. Also, unlike the MW3 servers, when I play Battlefield 3 IMultiplayer actually requires skill which is a nice change from the chaos of MW3. Also, unlike the MW3 servers, when I play Battlefield 3 I don't spend the whole time getting sworn at by some pre-pubescent kid from Cleveland. Expand
  2. Nov 9, 2011
    10
    A MUST HAVE FOR ON-LINE SHOOTERS, as compared to COD MW3 this game is a masterpiece. I highly recommend this game and would not be surprisedA MUST HAVE FOR ON-LINE SHOOTERS, as compared to COD MW3 this game is a masterpiece. I highly recommend this game and would not be surprised to see it win many shooter of the year awards. Expand
  3. Oct 25, 2011
    10
    This is an amazing game, it exceeds all my expectation. The game play is amazing, the best part is the online gaming and that is free. BF3This is an amazing game, it exceeds all my expectation. The game play is amazing, the best part is the online gaming and that is free. BF3 should do very well against MW Expand
  4. Jan 1, 2012
    9
    First of all, I have played more than 65 hours on the Multiplayer part of this game and it is excellent, minus some problems which can beFirst of all, I have played more than 65 hours on the Multiplayer part of this game and it is excellent, minus some problems which can be easily fixed with a patch. I plan on playing another 65h and maybe some more, so as you can see, it has great lasting appeal.

    Awesome graphics, good campaign with realistic environments and feel, awesome animations, quick time events and overall story.

    In terms of sound, this game is top-notch, the weapons sound so realistic and its age mark can easily be seen.

    Great game, not perfect. 9/10
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  5. Nov 14, 2011
    8
    amazing game with new poweful engine (god bless this news graphics) , good gameplay , very good history (in my opinion , make me feel a trueamazing game with new poweful engine (god bless this news graphics) , good gameplay , very good history (in my opinion , make me feel a true soldier xD) . Online very good , with big maps ... nothing more to say XD Expand
  6. Nov 9, 2011
    8
    Aside from the mic issues/server disconnects, this game is pretty good overall. I was a little disappointed with the graphics, but the onlineAside from the mic issues/server disconnects, this game is pretty good overall. I was a little disappointed with the graphics, but the online game-play more than makes up for it. As soon as they patch the bugs I'll give it a 9/10. Expand
  7. Nov 8, 2011
    0
    I was excited for this game. The beta somewhat disappointed me with it's glitches, but EA assured us that they had been fixed for the retailI was excited for this game. The beta somewhat disappointed me with it's glitches, but EA assured us that they had been fixed for the retail game. They lied. From the offset I have been plagued with glitches. Sometimes I couldn't get past cinematics, and there was one joke of a bug where enemy soldiers could walk on water. I found the story pretty boring and short, even for FPS standards Expand

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