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Battlefield 3

8.8 reviews

In Battlefield 3, players step into the role of the elite U.S. Marines. As the first boots on the ground, players will experience heart-pounding missions across diverse locations including Paris, Tehran and New York. As a U.S. Marine in the field, periods of tension and anticipation are punctuated by moments of complete chaos. As bullets whiz by, as walls crumble, as explosions force players to the ground, the battlefield feels more alive and interactive than ever before.

Genre First-Person Shooters
Platforms PS3  Also on PC  Xbox 360 

Developer DICE Publisher Electronic Arts Release Date Oct 25, 2011

Battlefield 3 Reviews PS3 

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10 reviews

gamespy.com review
Things go from good to great in the game's co-op mode, which can only be described as short and sweet. Comprised of six missions, playing through on normal should see you breeze through them all in just a couple of hours. Cranking it up a notch to hard sees the challenge spike massively, and due to the lack of any in-mission save, makes the experience last a lot longer. This is a good thing, as the missions within are resoundingly fantastic. From the opening level, where you and a pal fly over-watch in a Cobra, to the finest co-op level ever created, a sniping mission in the heart of Paris, it's just a shame that more of these kinds of experiences weren't included in the singleplayer campaign. I've already put my credit card aside for the inevitable DLC co-op downloads; if they're anywhere near as good as the six included at launch I have no hesitation in paying for more.
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9.8 reviews

ausgamers.com review
DICE have cut their teeth on campaign narratives with the Battlefield: Bad Company line, but they were very light-hearted and comedic in tone and didn’t speak to their ability to craft the serious war drama that BF3 intended to be. So after enjoying the Battlefield 3 PC Beta and seeing the huge potential there, single-player letting the whole thing down was a big concern.
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9.5 reviews

meristation.com review
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9.3 reviews

gameinformer.com review
Battlefield fans hoping for the most polished entry in the series won’t be disappointed by this massive sequel. Multiplayer maintains the high level of quality DICE is known for, and the campaign is the best in franchise history. Outside of a tacked-on, uninspired co-op mode consisting of six short standalone missions, the only downsides to the console version of Battlefield 3 are the lack of substantial changes to the multiplayer formula and 64-player matches. However, that shouldn’t stop longtime fans and newcomers from enjoying one of the best FPS experiences in gaming.
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9 reviews

atomicgamer.com review
On PC, DICE has done something very bold by having its server browser run on a web page. The game launches from the Battlelog site after you install a browser plugin, and while I do think this is probably the future of online gaming on PC, it's difficult to make a compelling argument in favor of Battlelog as it stands. Swapping between servers is slower than any in-game implementation since you have to actually quit the game entirely and pick another server from the web. You'll also need EA's Origin digital download software running in order to play Battlefield 3, and while this software has its own quagmire of issues related to the EULA's rather cavalier attitude with your personal information and overall potential for spying on customers, that's probably a subject for a different article.
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9 reviews

eurogamer.it review
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9 reviews

digitalchumps.com review
I know that I haven't covered every aspect of Battlefield 3 (sorry co-op folks, I couldn't find anyone to play -- I will update this later), but these are certainly the more important parts. Outside of spawning issues, the entire game as a whole is really quite solid. It brings a visually stunning single-player campaign that might lack in story, but certainly doesn't lack in what the Frostbite 2 engine is capable of doing. The game provides the deepest multiplayer experience from DICE to date. It also provides an insanely fun experience that will probably last until the next Battlefield is released.
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9 reviews

gamingxp.com review
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9 reviews

psxextreme.com review
Maybe it’s the day-one patch they implemented that made it more stable. I did get stuck near a jeep once and the game froze, too, but through many hours of playing today, I didn’t find much to get in a twist about. The somewhat clichéd and uninspired narrative, disappointing AI, and graphical sacrifices clearly made for the console versions might drop this one down in your estimation, especially given all the PC footage we’ve seen. And if you’re a CoD fan, you really might dislike the multiplayer, as it’s a different experience. But overall, Battlefield 3 is a winner.
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8.5 reviews

worthplaying.com review
I know it's said that no one plays games like Battlefield for the single-player portion, and if that's the case, then this is a terrific multiplayer title that scratches the itch Call of Duty can never seem to reach. The game is still incomplete, though, and for EA to steal away the title of best modern shooter, it will have to create something that delivers on all fronts. Battlefield 3 is a fine objective-based multiplayer shooter, but that's it. In all other respects, it comes up short.
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8.5 reviews

strategyinformer.com review
Sadly, Battlefield 3 is only capable of being the game it should be on a decent PC. As good as it is on the console (looks pretty good for a console game, and is technically pretty stable) - it is still a shadow of it's true self. We don't know if DICE actually favoured the PC as a platform over the consoles, but we feel they did try their best. Sadly, the ageing console hardware naturally limits what is possible. DICE's Frostbite 2.0 tech is potentially amazing, but it's well beyond Microsoft and Sony at this point. We will follow up with a separate PC review as soon as we can.
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8.5 reviews

psu.com review
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. If the studio had fixed some of the glaring issues, for example, the fact your A.I. companions are virtually invisible to enemies in the single-player mode, or the “stand here before we’ll allow you to continue” pacing, this would have been one of the most solid FPS in recent history. But, we still have a great game at our fingertips, and luckily the multiplayer is strong enough to keep even the most loyal modern-shooter fan excited.
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8.3 reviews

1up.com review
I discussed the single player campaign in my review of the PC version, and my critiques still stand: It's a competent, but disappointing eight hours that can't seem to decide whether it's closer to Call of Duty or Generation Kill. If you're looking for a single-player experience, you should not buy Battlefield 3. If, on the other hand, you're looking for a multiplayer experience you can't find anywhere else, this is the game for you -- even if it's a bit downsized from its PC roots. The game's issues are outweighed by the fact that no other game on the market plays like this.
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8 reviews

videogamer.com review
Combine this with the laser sight and flashlight attachments, which can be used to completely blind players - including your own team - at close range. A pair of charging attackers can obliterate an encamped group of defenders with judicious use of these attachments.
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8 reviews

gamernode.com review
The expectations for a more realistic first-person shooter were both met and missed by Battlefield 3. It's combat alone, done well in single-player, enhanced in multiplayer, gives a tremendous feeling of being right in the thick of a modern battle. Unfortunately, the game's story falls upsettingly short of doing the same, feeding players the same far-fetched war story they've seen in various forms of media for years. Some glitches also break the experience, and though funny, yank gamers right out of the realism the game had worked so hard to immerse them in. Though the campaign may just be an average six-hour romp, the multiplayer is one of the deepest, most well-rounded, and addictive online experiences to date. Shooter fans are sure to have a blast with Battlefield 3.
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