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.
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: Problems downloading the program from Origin, Amazon's EA partner they require to download this game. Spent 2 hours on the phone with Amazon and EA to try and get straightened out. Will stick to physical versions of the games I purchase going forward.
Never got to play because Origin and EA have their fingers in their orafice
23 January 2013
Summary: This game requires a FAST internet connection. NOT the basic internet connection. Dial up FORGET IT!. You will first spend a couple of hours loading the game. Then you will be prompted to "update the game" About 8+ GB of data. After you do all of that, you might end up like me. Who by the way, is capable of writing HTML, Creating Flash Video, Editing video with Adobe CS6. I have built my own computer without anyone holding my hand. I digress.