Summary: For the past few years, Electronic Arts has desperately been attempting to gain a leading share of the first-person shooter market. Games like Medal of Honor and Crysis 2 have been selected as champions to take down Activision and its Call of Duty franchise, but they've never been considered serious threats. Battlefield 3 represents EA's first real chance at carving out a competing niche.
Battlefield 3: Armored Kill DLC Review - The Best DLC Yet?
9 May 2012
Conclusion: Close Quarters didn’t suffer from being infantry-only since everyone was on an even footing, but with Armored Kill you’ll be waiting around a lot to tool up. The maps themselves are very well designed, however, and the new Tank Superiority mode could be your next favourite game type.
Excerpt: In a genre filled with arcade style, the Battlefield series has always done its best to stick to realism when it comes to combat. The series’ latest installment, Battlefield 3 , brings that battle authenticity to the next level, with flaws. An incredible online experience, stunning visuals, and convincing sound design are bogged down by technical glitches and a disappointing campaign.
Summary: In Battlefield 3, players step into the role of the elite U.S. Marines. As the first boots on the ground, players will experience heart-pounding missions across diverse locations including Paris, Tehran and New York.
Conclusion: There is one last thing that, due to words spoken and gauntlets thrown, everyone's going to want to know: who's won the war of the FPS this year. Whilst Battlefield 3 is an incredibly strong contender, it's a little bit rough around the edges, and some facets of its make-up may not be able to stand against the competition. Call of Duty does do what it does extremely well, it has to be said. But at the end of the day, they both kind of cater to different crowds anyway.