Excerpt: I will start off my review for Battlefield 3 telling you a story. Back when Battlefield 1942 was big, I found myself on an empty server practicing my flying skills. Another player joined and asked what I was trying to do as I crashed my plane into a factory smokestack for the third or fourth time. I explained that I was practicing trying to fly well enough with my Thrustmaster Flightstick to slip the plane in between the two smokestacks on the desert El Alamein map.
Excerpt: There is a rather enormous amount of hype surrounding DICE's official sequel to 2005's Multiplayer Shooter Battlefield 2 . First because it's supposed to look amazing, second it's back on the PC as lead and with 64 players returning, and finally it's supposed to destroy another military shooter that's coming out in the not so distant future. Realistically though, who cares if it's better than another game? If both are good, pick up both; simple.
Excerpt: Battlefield 3 will without a doubt currently be oscar mike to the top of the charts, but is it worthy of the promotion or deserving of a discharge? Battlefield 3 comes in three main flavours, single player, co-operative multiplayer and competitive multiplayer. Which of these was the main focus isnt hard to tell, especially considering that for the Xbox 360 version the single player campaign is relegated to disc 2 by it self. As if to tempt you even further away from...
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.
Conclusion: It's hard to review a game like Battlefield 3 ; if it had been offered with the multiplayer only component I would have easily given it a 10 out of 10. It provides a deep and engrossing experience that is addictive, fun and ahead of the pack in every way possible. However we didn't just get the multiplayer, we got served up a single-player campaign that is boring and contrived, and a co-op campaign that offers a similar experience.
Conclusion: Battlefield 3 has an impressive and vast array of weaponry in what is a first rate, online focused (with a great campaign) first person shooter war game from EA Games. DICE's award winning game will release four of its greatest maps in the first expansion pack from December, 2011. Strike at Karkand, Wake Island, Gulf of Oman and Sharqi Peninsula will all be re-released as well as new vehicles, weapons and trophies.
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Excerpt: DICE wax lyrical on developing their own engine, and why consoles are rubbish Speaking to NVIDIA’s GeForce blog, Battlefield 3′s executive producer Patrick Bach has sung the praises of our beloved platform and vocalised an extremely encouraging emphasis towards pushing the PC’s capabilities for the upcoming military sim. When asked whether consoles are holding back [...
Excerpt: “I’m up, I’m f**ked up, but I’m up!” Click to enlarge Ladies and gentlemen killers, after the jump we have the latest video from D.I.C.E. and Electronic Arts showing off single-player gaming in Battlefield 3. Coming straight from GDC in San Francisco more and more is coming out about this hotly anticipated shooter.