About this product
|EA DICE's flagship military combat series continues with Battlefield 3, a first-person shooter with destructible environments, large-scale maps, controllable vehicles, and online support for up to 24 simultaneous players. The single-player campaign, which the publisher estimates to be 12 hours in length, features multiple playable characters in a structure similar to Activision's Call of Duty franchise.|
In a storyline set in 2014, you'll play as a Russian agent sent to stop a terrorist attack in Paris, a Marine corporal in the Tehran desert, and as others in missions set in Sarajevo, New York, Wake Island, Oman, and Sulaymaniyah. The Frostbite physics engine introduced in the Battlefield: Bad Company spin-off series has been enhanced, now allowing for the complete destruction of buildings and scenery objects as well as vision blurring or blinding effects. Soldiers can also shoot from the prone position.
The multiplayer game features a choice of team-based options. Conquest has your side trying to claim and hold different areas of the battlefield, while rush involves one team trying to quickly advance across a map as the other team defends. Team deathmatch is also included, and there are four available classes in the game: assault, support, recon, and engineer. Both the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 titles are designed to run at 30 frames per second at 720p resolution.
|Platform||Microsoft Xbox 360|
|ESRB Descriptor||Blood, Intense Violence, Strong Language|
|Number of Players||1-24|
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- belmonthdApr 4, 2015by
My new favorite! Play it over and over again. Best game yet.
This was recommended by a serious gamer in a store. Took his suggestion and wasn't disappointed. Much more fun than Modern Warfare 2 or 3. All the scenarios are killer.
- patriotsrule_27Jan 26, 2012by
Best Multiplayer, worth the money, Better than MW3 and I have both games!!
I knew it would be good but it turned out better than even I expected it. I played the whole single player, I heard mixed reviews about it beforehand, it wasn't as bad as bad as people made it out to be, I think the story is a little out there and movie like scenes are kind of unnecessary, but it wasn't that bad the graphics are great, the sound, and there are some really cool things you get to do in the single player. The reason though I rate this game 5 stars is the multiplayer, which is the main reason why anyone buys shooters, and battlefield 3 is the best out there. BF3 isn't as good as CoD in the other modes, since it only has single player, multiplayer, and then the coop. Which I don't think is a big deal since the single player in CoD and Bf3 are only like 5 hours long and you are mostly likely only to play them once, and there other modes aren't usually played as often as the multiplayer is. The coop in this game I think is better than CoD's spec ops for the fact that you can unlock extra guns to be used in the multiplayer which is really cool. What sets this game apart from CoD is that the multplayer has vehicles, the maps are huge, it has better graphics, a better engine, destructible environments, alot more guns, perks that don't give anyone a giant advantage over others, not even as close as many campers as Cod since you can destroy the camper's cover, not as many modders as in Cod, this game is not even as Noob as Cod, nobody really uses rocket launches except on vehicles, and even if you do use it on other users you will have to shot it right at the guy since there is no unrealistic danger close type of perk in this game. Also this game seems to having experienced players than COD there are no sprayers and more team players. The classes and the unlocks are set up perfectly,you can change everything about your classes in game, every class you can level it up and for every level unlocks guns or equipment for that class, also you are gaining xp towards your overall level, which unlocks you camos, pistols, perks, guns for all the classes. This game also includes upgrades for the vehicles, which you can get by leveling up the classes of vehicles. This game is also better than COD for the fact that you have more attachments and you don't prestige so all that time you put into unlocking things doesn't go to waste. I'm a level 7 colonel and I only have all the attachments for 1 gun, and I only have all the vehicles upgrades for 3 classes of vehicle, which means I still have alot I can earn even at such a high level.There about 34 guns not counting the hand guns, guns you earn in coop, or the guns you get when you download the back to Karkland expansion, and for all those guns there is usually 17 attachments able to unlock.
FOR THOSE LOOKING TO BUY A FIRST PERSON SHOOTER or looking to choose between Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 and Battlefield 3. I would choose BF3, I have both games and the games that came before these two, so I'm am not biased. I never play MW3 I have only played it 2 times, since after playing months of BF3, MW3 bores me, it doesn't keep my interest even when playing with friends, it just seems boring compared to BF3, The maps are small in that game compared to other Cods never mind BF3,there are stupid perks, and when I played it last, in the first SP mission I shot a tube at a helicopter and it said weapons can't kill vehicles which is just stupid. BF3 is the way to go for shooters, it is the best 1 I own.Read full review
- scoots1001Jan 20, 2016Verified purchase - USEDby
Not very exciting
I was disappointed with this game. I don't think it is very exciting.
- russtafaristoreApr 13, 2014by
Best FPS I have ever played!
This game is incredible! Best FPS I have ever played! The maps are huge. I'll be wasting a lot of time playing this game!
- minvikroxNov 8, 2011by
This Game is Great
Overall the game is very fun. Unlocking attachments is great and quick. The class system, as always, is very balanced. The maps have a wide variety of focuses and strageties. The medic rocks! I would give it an A.
I think the main plus in this game is the size and variety of maps. Some maps focus on vehicles other don't have any, so if you prefer one or the other you wont be disappointed. The shear scale of these maps makes it so each time I play I am able to find different strategic points to take advantage of.
I still think one of the neatest features in the Battlefield series is how the classes are so different but yet all so useful in a squad. If you like first person shooters but aren't as good at the whole killing part you could always be a medic and revive your team mates then pull out the assault rifle if you get into trouble. You could also be a support role and help keep you team fully stocked on ammo.
The one disappointing feature is that the "destructible" environment isn't quite destructible. In the last Battlefield buildings could be completely leveled and walls could be completely take out. In B3 buildings cannot be destroyed and some walls are indestructible. So that is a little disappointing. Also unlike GoW or Halo there is no Horde or Firefight mode.Read full review