Battlefield 3 details
|Formats:||18 PS3, Xbox 360|
|Collections:||October - Games, Top Games to play this Christmas|
|Rental release:||28 Oct 2011|
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After the graphics......what has it got??By Sid25 (5 reviews) , 13 Jan 2012
[Highly rated reviewer]Was extremely disappointed with this title. Considering all the hype that the game received and the millions of ££s that they poured into their marketing campaign i was very unimpressed with the gameplay! The graphics are great and sound effects very realistic but once you get passed this, the gameplay is very predictable and you are just funelled into each action sequence. The enemies are ridiculously aware of where you are and can be very frustrating if you do not use the route to complete a mission that the AI wants you to. All in all, I will be sticking to COD and considering it was their mission to knock COD off its perch......not for me im afraid! I didnt get to critique the online section as it required payment and after the let down of the campaign I wasn't going to pay!
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A multiplayer game with no multiplayerBy Brilliance (16 reviews) , 18 May 2013Battlefield 3 is one of the greatest multiplayer first person shooters of all time. There is just one problem. When you rent it, it doesn't come with multiplayer. The game was focused around multiplayer. You can tell as the campaign can be finished in a matter of 3 hours. The multiplayer maps are massive and there are a lot of things to do in them. The graphics are some of the best I have seen in a game and thanks to Fronstbite 2, the scenery can be destroyed in any matter of combinations. If the rental version of Battlefield 3 contained a code for multiplayer, this game would be five stars. But with a weak campaign and no multiplayer, it is not a very good rental.
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NO MULTIPLAYERBy a customer , 20 Apr 2013i only rented this game to play with a friend but i have to have a code to write in so i could not play
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Really is a great game! Online would had been a thumbs up! so mixed reviews :sBy a customer , 13 Apr 2013Loved this game a while back, but disappointed with having to buy points to go on multi-player having already having Gold membership, i was looking forward to being online for more experience :'( 5 star for everything else...if you had the expansions then that's just a even more brilliant! i cant give a low rating for what i personally think is a brilliant game...p. s you'll love the jets!
annoyed and disappointedBy a customer , 05 Apr 2013my son was looking forward to play this game but then he realised that he had to pay for multiplayer so I said I'm having that so I'm sending it of as soon as I can:(
Proper reveiw!By Legi0n (1 review) , 25 Mar 2013Battlefield 3 is a first person shooter game released on October 28th 2011in the E. U. for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. This is a direct sequel to 2005s Battlefield 2, despite being the 11th game in the battlefield franchise. Ive had just over a week to play this game now, trying each of the different game types in multiplayer, completing the single payer and co-op campaigns. Lets start off with the single player campaign. Its quite short at 5 to 8 hours long depending on your skill and willingness to explore, not that there is much impetus to search around in this game as the Intel and pick up items are no longer part of the campaign. This does however mean that the frenetic pace isnt affected as youre swept along the Tom Clancy-esc story line beginning on the Iran-Iraq border, through Europe and ending up in the states. There are a few stand-out moments in the varied campaign, one being a particularly tense mission where you have to as the co-pilot defend your F16 from repeated missile attacks with flare counter-measures on your way to a bombing run over an Iranian airport. Eventually your pilot gets the drop on your winged assailants, leaving them bailing out of burning wrecks as they plummet to the dessert below. They really have upped the ante with the new Frostbite 2 game engine as well, weapons feel weighty and the feedback through the controller spot on. Graphically its a master class as the destruction of buildings, cover and terrain during a battle is a wonder to behold. EA used the same technology as they do for their football games to animate your squad mates movements; they react to the terrain, duck under obstructions and slide into cover realistically. The co-op is surprisingly good as well, spanning most of the different types of combat available in Battlefield 3. From protecting a convoy of Humvees as earthquakes shake the surroundings to flying close fire support in an Apache Gunship for two fire teams on the ground. My favourite mission was as a sniper team in Paris trying to save a group of hostages, having to closely work together and time shots to keep the terrorists unalarmed as you cover a breaching team moving in. There is a scoring system that unlocks weapons for use in multiplayer that ensures longevity of this mode. Finally we reach the multiplayer portion of the game, featuring the most extensive array of features to date in any Battlefield game. The Xbox version features 12 V 12 class based warfare on many varied maps, set up for either conquest, rush, death match and smaller 4 V 4 squad based versions of each. The four classes are: Assault with assault rifles, med packs and defibrillators to revive fallen comrades. Engineer with sub-machine guns, repair tools and an array of anti-tank/air rocket launchers to deal with vehicles. Support with light machine guns, ammo packs, mortars and c4 explosives or claymores for area defence. Recon with Sniper rifles, mobile spawn beacons and Unmanned Arial Vehicles to spot enemies and vehicles for their teammates. Depending on the size of the map there are also attack helicopters, heavy tanks, fighter jets, anti-air vehicles, jeeps, light armoured tanks, armoured personnel vehicles, boats, fixed emplacement anti-tank/air weapons and light helicopters at your disposal. Each class, weapon or type of vehicle has associated perks and unlock able weapons or abilities that you earn points for as you play, these range from zoom optics for tanks to bipods for light machine guns or sniper rifles. With the amount of content and options available to you in each battle and upcoming downloadable content with extra maps this has a lot of replay value. As an overall package there are many other games that wouldnt offer even half the fun and longevity of Battlefield 3, a must buy for any shooter fan. 9/10