Average review score based on 129 user reviews
of customers recommend this product
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.
What's Awesome: the environment around you is "live" everything can "crumble." Example: I was using cover near a tree. Tree was shot at trunk & it fell over nearly killing me. The lighting in this game is incredible. Graphics are as close to "real-life" as I've seen in any shooter. Fighter Jet mission could have been better. Tank mission was great. YOU WILL ABSOLUTELY LOVE EXPLOSIONS & SURROUNDINGS BEING DESTROYED. BEST I"VE SEEN IN ANY SHOOTER.
What's not good: Too many "dark" missions in campaign. You'll be asking yourself, "Do we only fight at night." I always play shooters on most difficult level to get longevity from my games. Sad to say, Hard on this game isn't that Hard. EA should have added a VETERAN difficulty. Beat the game too fast & breezed through the missions. Multiplayer is what BF is known for. EA claimed to have "fixed" the sniper problem. They didn't----Multiplayer is still dominated by the "Sniper". I wish EA would allow for a NO SNIPER option.
Be sure to INSTALL this game on your 360's hard drive. Otherwise load times are pro-longed. Tons of detail/graphics/explosions etc....hog memory.
OVERALL you will not be unhappy with this game & will love it if you're a fan of SNIPERs online.
My personal opinion is as follows:
Personally I mostly play the campaign of each new release than trade it in. With Battlefield 3, a new purchase is not worth the cost. Yes the campaign is good but your team AI is poor. You are assigned three AI team members. You almost always have to follow your AI team leader instead of lead. You cannot command your AI team at all. They always immediately run into battle and kill the opposition, often before you even get there. They also move directly in front of you while you are already shooting an enemy. Often times all the fun is taken by your own AI teammates well before you even get to the location of the fight. This is so frustrating that I actually tried to shoot my own men to get them out of my way or to stop them from running into battle in front of me. This does not work, as friendly fire is not acceptable. So in order to enjoy the campaign, you almost always have to run and gun, rather than flank or outsmart the enemy. If you only like run and gun, then this campaign is for you as this is done real well. Additionally, the advertisements show an open battlefield. This is not the case in the campaign. In the campaign there is very little option to choose a different rout or method. That and the campaign is short, maybe 10 hours at best.
Since I did not play the on-line version, I did not even see a lot of what is shown on the game spot review. That looks good. Maybe I will have to give this game a try on line. I do believe that the on-ling combat is most likely excellent
A campaign filled with nail biting, gut wrenching epic moments and multiplayer to back it up, this game is near perfection. The gameplay is the most realistic military shooter i have ever played. If you install the high definition settings the game looks absolutely incredible even on console. Dice was very thorough on the little details that make the game very realistic, including the bullet in the chamber when reloading (if you dont spend the whole clip, when you reload it will go back to 31, instead of 30, 21 instead of 20 etc.) as well as the movement of the character. How he gets up from prone, mantling objects, and crawling. If you typically play games like Call of Duty, then up the ante and spend your time playing a much more intricate, and immersive game.
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.
This is cool game.Here is a very interesting campaign.I really liked multiplayer.The use of planes and tanks (which can be piloted by any player) has the effect of expanding the geography of the maps, many of which are huge, allowing up to 24 players to do battle.Structures in the maps can be destroyed, changing the environment to create new cover points and danger zones giving each battle a dynamic, live feel that’s wholly exciting. There’s a choice of four classes to play as (assault, recon, engineer and support), each one bringing their own strengths to the team and encouraging thoughtful, complementary selection. You earn points not only for kills but also assists, a currency which unlocks new weapons, attachments, gadgets and specialisations that increase your power in the game world on a per class basis.
This game is so awesome. Especially with a good set of headphones! Graphics are amazing. Period.
I bought this product because I saw some youtube videos in which my jaw dropped because of the graphics. I was not dissapointed when I started playing it myself. Each mission is special in its own way, and there is no dull moment.
I am so happy with this game in every way. It is in my opinion better than the CoD series and WAY better than medal of honor Warfighter. There is just no comparison. This is a class A game without a doubt.
Battlefield 3 has put Modern Warfare to shame in my opinion. It's very life like and A LOT of action! Great first person shooter game.
Expected much more in the game since it had a grand title release but was disappointing! Game has a lot errors in it which makes it harder to play the campaign. I believe the previous BF game was much more better and fun. Can't believe crates can't be shot and destroyed in BF3 even cars!
Overall- graphic were good game play was a total disappointment!
Honestly, the campaign is terrible but the multiplayer makes up for it. I would recommend buying the product new or else there is an extra $10 charge to play online. The gameplay is fast and exciting. This isn't Call of Duty so expect team work to play an important role. Vehicles are an extremely fun addition to the gameplay. Vehicles in multiplayer are a Battlefield tradition and they are great in this game.