Summary: Good game but had to download part of the game online and was very slow to download despite an Internet speed of 20mb. Great constantly froze and shut down. Support was hard to reach and wasn't very helpful.
Summary: DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME AND MONEY ON THIS GAME BECAUSE ONCE YOU ARE INACTIVE FOR A PERIOD OF TIME, YOU WILL GET A GLOBAL BAN BY PUNKBUSTER/EVEN BALANCE AND YOU WOULD HAVE TO GET ANOTHER KEY AND ACCOUNT TO PLAY. I HAD THE PREMIUM EDITION OF BATTLEFIELD 3 AND WAS INACTIVE FOR ABOUT 3-4 MONTHS AND I GOT BAN AND NOONE WANTS TO UNBAN ME OR REPLACE MY CD KEY AFTER I SPEND OVER 100USD FOR THE PREMIUM AND VEHICLE PERKS.
Summary: Absolutely horrible game. I purchased this game after playing and enjoying Battlefield 2 for years and decided to give Battlefield 3 a try. All specs of my computer were above the minimum system requirements listed on the game and on EA's site and I triple checked that all my computer specs were above these. After a gruelingly long installation I tried playing online but found that the server browser is launched from a webpage.
Summary: First off, I have nothing against the Battlefield franchise. I've heard nothing but praise for this game, in fact. That being said, the method of download for this game reminds me of something right out of 1990. Origin is a watered-down, buggy, slow, and downright terrible version of Steam, and is the required downloading system for this game. I spent six hours trying to cajole the darn thing into downloading; the downloader literally stopped every thirty seconds.
Summary: None of the items in this package shows up after claiming the code. Thier disclaimer is you have to be in game to use it, it will not show up in battle log until you have unlocked it by the normal way. Those items are supposed to show up in game for use but doesn't. my bet is they did a poor job with the coding for the unlock and instead of making it a permanent unlock they did this stupid round about way that doesn't work. STAY AWAY FROM ANY SHORTCUT BUNDLES.
if buying used it will NOT work !! " will not activate a used code "
14 August 2013
Summary: if you buy this game used, it will NOT work, bought mine from EBAY and HAD to sign up to " ORiGiN " ..user name password email address etc, then said " this code has already been used" !! DO NOT BUY IT USED ..and if you do it will NOT Reload if you upgrade your computer and reinstall ...I WILL NEVER waste my money on this product AGAIN !
Summary: This was a gift. My son is out the cash, but that hurts more than if I was "out the cash." The above probably also applies to any game that runs via Steam.
Pros: None, but I couldn't install far enough to know.
Cons: For anyone interested in simple casual at-home gaming, or who is on anything but the fasted broad band, DO NOT buy any games that run via Origin. This game wanted about 28 hours to install via Sat Dish, and then can be played fully only if on line. Also, the activation code, once used, prevents it from being traded for anything better.