Excerpt: First off it’s great that we get to see more maps and more themes for Battlefield 3. Better yet those themes so far have been coming with a few new weapons and tweaks to enhance the game play and fun factor. Armored Kill brings vehicles more into the mix. Not just with tanks, but a different vehicles to cause mayhem with such as ATV’s. Fast and maneuverable they are perfect to get you across the battle field.
Excerpt: Here’s a quick tip for enjoying the Xbox 360 version of Battlefield 3: if you really want to enjoy the console version of the game, then don’t play the PC version. Ever. I know that sounds pithy and a bit on the arrogant side but playing the game on the console was one of the best console multiplayer FPS experiences I’ve ever had. The problem is that fact was ruined by the knowledge that a bigger, better version exists.
Review: Battlefield 3: End Game is DICE's final stamp on one of this generation's most action-packed titles
19 March 2013
Excerpt: As the curtain slowly closes on a generation filled with stunning experiences, it’s only a natural to reminisce on the games that made this generation so spectacular. For many, Battlefield 3 is one of those experiences. Forget about story -- DICE set out to capture massive multiplayer battles in the form of guns, tanks and helicopters, and they did so magnificently.
Summary: expressed in their respective reviews of the PC and console versions of the game. Despite the quality of the base game, the DLC that has launched for it thus far has been heavily criticized by gamers; the new content seemed to focus on making the game more like the competition than emphasizing its own strengths. That isn’t the case with DICE’s latest pack for BF3, Armored Kill.
Excerpt: Most people would think of Battlefield 3’s latest expansion, Armored Kill, as a return to the franchise’s roots. Jets flying overhead while tanks destroy everything in their path below and infantry try their best not to be seen – that’s what Battlefield is all about! Except Armored Kill isn’t just a return to the game’s roots. It takes those roots, welds steroids onto their armoured exteriors and delivers an experience unlike any other.
Excerpt: Since Battlefield 3 was released late last year, it's taken hold pretty well on PC, but there sure is a lot of competition out there. From free-to-play shooters like Tribes: Ascend and Team Fortress 2 to Valve's revival of Counter-Strike in this summer's CS: Global Offensive , EA and DICE are having to put some serious work in to their DLC to keep Battlefield 3 players interested.
Excerpt: Many games today have the promise of DLC (downloadable content) to extend the gameplay once the original mission or levels have been "played out," but Electronic Arts has truly gone above and beyond the call of duty with Battlefield 3 Premium , a service that offers special perks and items to the game’s 15 million+ players.
Pros: More maps, more modes, truly expands on the Battlefield 3 action, and offers the promise of two more modes in 2013.
Cons: With new maps the old ones are starting to feel like abandoned towns, suggesting longevity of some servers could be in question. Not exactly newbie friendly at this point.
Excerpt: One major advantage the Battlefield brand has held over the Call of Duty franchise is its incredible vehicular combat that’s embraced the series from its humble beginnings. Battlefield 3 proved to be no different with its wide array of tanks, choppers, ATVs, and much more. DICE’s first set of downloadable content for the popular first-person shooter, though, shied away from this component, catering to close-quarters gameplay – which proved to be successful we must add.
Excerpt: It seems that the war between Activision and EA/DICE is just as intense as the battles portrayed by each of the companies’ games. Of course, this means that both companies are kept on their toes and are always trying to release content that will manage to snatch a few players from their rival’s hands.