Conclusion: All in all, Battlefield 3 provides one of the best multiplayer experiences found in games. The Battlelog system works fantastically and makes this ideal for long-term play, the combat is engaging and the scale is incredible.
Conclusion: All in all, Armored Kill represents what Battlefield 3 is all about. Expansive environments, teamwork, vehicles and intense firefights. Jets are in their element here. The terrain allows for some great dogfights as well as cover from ground targets.
Conclusion: Close Quarters is a pleasant start to Battlefield 3 ‘s post-content launch where all four maps have been crafted to fit both of the new game types introduced. Whilst some excel more than others, it’s definitely a strong offering and one that consumers will be pleased with.
Conclusion: Overall, Aftermath is a worthy addition to Battlefield 3 . While it doesn’t present you with a wealth of new weapons, vehicles or enormous maps like previous expansions, Aftermath takes a unique theme and ties it in with the campaign.
Conclusion: Tank Superiority and Rush Just as Close Quarters added the quick-fix Gun Master mode, Armored Kill has also introduced a mode that is good for a quick bout of death and destruction when you’ve only got 20 minutes to kill.
Excerpt: After the trailers, the trash talking and the rather controversial multiplayer beta, DICE’s highly awaited first-person shooter, Battlefield 3 has finally arrived. It carries with it the expectations of millions or at least thousands of gamers, who’ve been looking for their next online fix.
Excerpt: It's been six long years between the release of Battlefield 2 and its successor, Battlefield 3. The new interloper once again proves that DICE, when on-song, is responsible for some of the most incredible multiplayer experiences on any platform.
Pros: Awesome 64-player multiplayer. Stunning graphics from the new Frostbite 2.0 engine. Vehicles, controls, classes, unlocks and character progression handled with care and attention. Evocative, accurate audio.
Cons: Forgettable campaign and predictable co-op offer little more than a distraction.
Excerpt: So this is a big one. EA’s fastest-selling game ever. A lot of hype in the lead-up to the launch, too. You know how that goes. The launch, of course, was a disaster. Activation problems, connection problems, lag problems, major stability issues, patchy performance… Battlefield veterans expected...