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Category Description User Score
Acting The quality of the voice or video acting. 3.5
AI The quality of the game's intelligence, usually for the behavior of opponents. 2.9
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work and the game plays. 3.8
Graphics The visual quality of the game 4.3
Personal Slant A personal rating of the game, regardless of other attributes 3.4
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.1
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they are executed. This rating is used for every game except compilations and special editions which don't have unique game content not available in a standalone game or DLC. 3.2
Overall User Score (26 votes) 3.6

Critic Reviews

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GameSpy (Oct 23, 2011)
For PC gamers at least, the decision by Dice to lead on our beloved platform has resulted in a game that delivers a truly next-generation feel. BF3 is an absolutely massive experience, but it's the explosive multiplayer mode that makes this the must-have FPS of the year. There's simply no other shooter that lets you wage war on a scale this huge, but even better is the infinite number of satisfying ways to lay the hurt down on your opponents. See you on the Battlefield.
100 (Oct 27, 2011)
Avec un solo perfectible, mais jouissif pour les yeux et les oreilles, Battlefield 3 rajoute une corde à son arc. Mais son arme principale reste - et de loin - son mode multi, toujours aussi complet et bluffant. Associé à cette réalisation fantastique, on en oublie les tracas de BattleLog et Origin. Un must have.
AusGamers (Oct 24, 2011)
With Battlefield 3, DICE have at long last raised the bar of PC gaming above the long-held bottleneck of console-parity, to bring us a game that’s finally worth upgrading for and I dare say it carries with it a potential for a renaissance of the PC first person shooter.
Game Arena (Oct 23, 2011)
It's pretty easy when it comes down to it. If you're looking for an offline experience, look elsewhere. Battlefield 3 has a decent singleplayer - it's certainly better than some other games I've played recently - but it's not mind-blowing. If it's the best multiplayer game in the world that you're after, get your affairs in order. You're re-enlisting soldier.
Impulse Gamer (Oct, 2011)
In closing I would say that Battlefield 3 ups the gaming bar and stands on its own two feet. Its single player experience is stellar, but it fly’s to new heights with its multiplayer experiences. Battlefield 3’s visuals will just about melt your brain. While the game is not perfection..(What is really?) it comes very close to gaming bliss.
Game Informer Magazine (Oct 24, 2011)
Battlefield fans hoping for the most polished entry in the series won’t be disappointed by this massive sequel. Multiplayer maintains the high level of quality DICE is known for, and the campaign is the best in franchise history. Outside of the annoying Battlelog and a tacked-on, uninspired co-op mode consisting of six short standalone missions, the only downside to Battlefield 3 is the lack of substantial changes to the multiplayer formula. However, that shouldn’t stop longtime fans and newcomers from enjoying one of the best FPS experiences in gaming.
PC Games (Germany) (Oct 27, 2011)
Das perfekte Spiel gibt es nicht, Battlefield 3 kommt da aber schon sehr nahe ran. Bei dem komplexen Gefüge aus Waffen, Klassen, Perks, Fahrzeugen und so weiter ist vielleicht sogar Waffe A in Situation B eine Spur zu stark oder Fahrzeug X gegen Fußsoldat Y an Sanddüne Z unfair im Vorteil, aber wen juckt das schon? Ein Spiel, das mich selbst dann famos unterhält, wenn meine Mannschaft verliert, macht schon mal viel richtig!
GameStar (Germany) (Oct 24, 2011)
(Multiplayer review)
Die größten Fans sind immer auch die größten Kritiker. Als ich das von den selbst reparierenden Fahrzeugen gehört habe, wollte ich Dice eine Mail schreiben: »Habt Ihr sie noch alle?! Und Server-Suchmaschine im Webbrowser, geht’s noch?!« Doch ich muss mir eingestehen: Das funktioniert alles, und sogar besser als in den Vorgängern. Dass die Klassen gut durchdacht sind sehe ich allein daran, dass ich die alle gleich oft spiele – dabei war ich doch sonst so ein Dauersani. Die Begeisterung für die Jets konnte ich in Teil 2 nie teilen, jetzt zählen sie zu meinen Lieblings-Fahrzeugen. Und das Ganze dann noch in einem so beeindruckenden technischen Grundgerüst! Das Spielejahr 2011 ist für mich gelaufen, ich habe meinen Favoriten.
Battlefield 3 then, from a campaign perspective, delivers the goods and then some. It's not perfect, but it's bloody close... infinitely more impressive than Bad Company 2 and irrefutable proof that DICE have now firmly stepped into the hallowed ranks of the absolute top-tier developers. COD or not, this deserves a place in your collection - not to mention a place in your heart.

GameTrailers (Oct 24, 2011)
Battlefield 3 is a lot like prior games in the series. It features a stellar multiplayer suite with practically limitless replay value and a mostly forgettable campaign. The coop missions are a nice addition, and to be fair, the single-player is the best in series history, but it still falls short of its contemporaries.
Cheat Code Central (Oct 25, 2011)
Battlefield 3 is kind of an enigma in the gaming industry right now. It's a big-budget shooter that was designed specifically for the PC. And while the console versions are competent, Battlefield 3 can really only be experienced on a functional PC.
YouGamers (Nov 21, 2011)
Battlefield 3 is the new baseline in first person shooter games and while the single player is short and painfully linear, you can only admire the atmosphere and the visuals. Multiplayer maps are too small for 64 players and the game needs a patch or two to fix some small issues but otherwise the online play is pretty much spot on - BF3 will be played for years to come.
1UP (Oct 24, 2011)
Battlefield 3 is a game that's informed, not bound, by both its predecessors and its competition. It takes what made the series great in earlier games and marries it to the innovations from more recent BF titles. The single-player and co-op campaigns both have their issues, but the multiplayer component is worth the price of entry alone.
In the end, Battlefield 3 is the experience that PC First Person Shooter gamers are looking for. Sure, as a whole, the game is not perfect, but the feature-rich multiplayer is the king of the genre, and the class-based warfare will keep you coming back. The main campaign does lack innovation, but it is definitely one of the best of the franchise. This game was made for the PC platform and it is apparent with the level of detail in its presentation. If you PC gamer and you just happen to be a die-hard multiplayer first person shooter fan, Battlefield 3 is definitely the game for you.
Gaming Nexus (Nov 11, 2011)
It's the next level of multiplayer team warfare with an incredible engine powering it. Get a good PC and enjoy some of the best multiplayer action out there. The bugs can sometimes kick you out of the game. A ton of unlocks will have you playing a long time to get them all. The single player portion is pretty linear and not that interesting.
GamingTrend (Nov 04, 2011)
There is no doubt that Battlefield comes with some warts courtesy of a few mission features and the forced inclusion of Origin, but once these are ironed out we should have a title worthy of carrying the series name.
Bit-Tech (Oct 28, 2011)
In short, Battlefield 3’s multiplayer is a triumph, and while the single player campaign isn’t the most original, or entertaining shooter, it’s the online modes that will keep us playing for months to come.
Battlefield 3 is a representation of all that PC gaming stands for. An extremely beautiful looking game that takes advantage of the hardware in every way possible, resulting in an experience that’s so huge and fulfilling that it will keep you satisfied for years to come, especially with all the DLC map packs in the pipelines.
Game Chronicles (Nov 06, 2011)
It's great to see games being designed for the PC in this day and age, and the pace, atmosphere, and level design is neigh-perfect. When a multiplayer game's only downfalls are slight inaccessibility and a mediocre single player campaign, there's something terrific happening.
90 (Nov 29, 2011)
It boils down to this. The game rocks … go out and spend your money on it. I predict it’s going to win tons of awards this year and it is already setting records.
Joystiq (Oct 24, 2011)
Battlefield 3 is a uniquely mesmerizing multiplayer game with a seemingly endless number of ways to feel like a success. It's not revolutionary, but it's the best Battlefield game, and that's saying a lot.
Atomic Gamer (Oct 25, 2011)
Despite some problems, Battlefield 3 delivers right where it counts: online play. The single player mode looks great but is rather limited, and the competitive multiplayer might be a bit buggy and doesn't pull in all of the best features of every past Battlefield game, but it still lives up to the hype - and for those that were disappointed in the beta, it might even exceed the hype - and gives us a wonderful online experience that is unlike any other in the FPS world.
Darkstation (Oct 27, 2011)
Battlefield 3 is a great game. The campaign comes off as dull and repetitive after a few hours, but multiplayer continues to be a thrill a minute.
Gameplanet (Oct 27, 2011)
Battlefield 3 evokes its ancestral excellence in all things multiplayer to once again up the bar, and herald in a new age of technical dominance over the first-person shooter genre.
Hooked Gamers (Nov 02, 2011)
If you want a strong single-player experience, there are much better titles out there for you and you should probably stay clear of Battlefield 3. If you just want multiplayer than this might be your game of the year.
Brutal Gamer (Dec 01, 2011)
Battlefield 3 is a triumph of multiplayer gaming. Designed for the people that get sick of the insta-death of titles like Call of Duty you can play round after round, ranking up, and never fire a bullet by being a valued team member in engineering or medical. The campaign is 5 hours of mediocre and easily is the worst part of the package. That said it at least offers entertainment and still looks gorgeous thanks to the advances in the Frostbyte 2 engine. The PC version, with it’s enhanced graphics and 64 player online maps, is the definitive version of the game. The massive online following and hours of play that aspect will yield are priceless and I can’t recommend you play it enough.
JeuxActu (Oct 26, 2011)
La saga Battlefield aura dix ans l'année prochaine ! Initialement dévolue aux affrontements multijoueurs, elle s'est petit à petit dotée de campagnes solo, notamment dans les épisodes estampillés Bad Company. Avec Battlefield 3, un nouveau cap est franchi puisque le titre marche ouvertement sur les traces des Call of Duty : Modern Warfare. Toujours aussi riche, le multi se voit donc désormais accompagné d'une campagne solo plus hollywoodienne que jamais, grâce à un moteur 3D réellement explosif.
Softpedia (Oct 28, 2011)
Battlefield 3 is a game of contrasts, starting with mediocre, in the form of the single-player story, building up to decent, with the pretty short co-op campaign, and finishing up with excellent, in the form of the competitive multiplayer. It’s one interesting ride, to say the least, but if you stick with it, Battlefield 3 will deliver one of the best and most visually advanced shooter experiences of the year.
IGN (Oct 24, 2011)
When you shut down Battlefield 3 and let the Frostbite 2-powered dust settle, it certainly has some problems. But DICE’s adoration of and expertise with the online experience permeates every aspect of its multiplayer. Regardless of the narrative missteps or the occasional glitches, Battlefield 3 offers an unforgettable, world-class multiplayer suite that's sure to excite shooter fans, whether they fired their first bullet in Battlefield 1942 or have just now heeded Battlefield's call of duty.
89 (Nov 04, 2011)
Battlefield 3 is without a doubt the best open multiplayer game of the moment. The huge maps, the vehicles, the vast customization and almost perfect balance in every map are proof that DICE know how to create an experience that has no equal. If only they hadn't focused so much on trying to blow Modern Warfare away and implemented an underwhelming singleplayer campaign and co-op, then Battlefield 3 would have easily scored 95%.
NZGamer (Oct 31, 2011)
Overall, this is a great game, and it has largely delivered on all of the pre-release hype. We do however warn you that if you are looking to buy the PC version, don't be surprised if you have some issues. It certainly knocked some of the gloss off the game for us.
86 (Mar 07, 2012)
If you ask me, there’s no clear winner between Battlefield 3 and Modern Warfare 3. Sure, from a sales standpoint, the figures lean towards CoD, but BF3 has proven to be a best-seller too, and sales will only reflect mass tendencies, not an absolute quantification of the game’s value. It’s all a matter of taste, after all. They each provide a certain type of entertainment – when talking about Battlefield 3, it involves a bigger game, more open in its possibilities and more spectacular. But on a longer timeline, less frantic and with fewer Bruce Willis scenes than the mass appeal beast it set itself to dethrone.
GameStar (Germany) (Oct 24, 2011)
(Singleplayer review)
Dice kann also doch sehr gute Solo-Kampagnen! Zumindest, wenn sich die Entwickler an die großen Vorbilder halten. Battlefield 3 ist durchgängig sehr gute Unterhaltung auf einem fast immer großartigen Grafikniveau. Ich bin mehr als überrascht, denn insgeheim hatte ich etwas im Bereich des jüngsten Medal of Honor befürchtet. Wenn ich gemein wäre, könnte ich den Schweden die dreiste Kopiererei zum Vorwurf machen. Aber hey, wenn Kopieren in der Spieleentwicklung verboten wäre, dann gäb’s kein World of Warcraft, haha! Trotzdem: Für Battlefield 4 wünsche ich mir mehr Eigenständigkeit, mehr Ideen und unbedingt irgendwas ohne Terrorismus.
Games Finder (Aug 24, 2014)
If you are looking for your next big FPS game that offers a well-rounded single player campaign and is packed full of multiplayer features then Battlefield 3 has everything that you are looking for.
85 (Oct 27, 2011)
DICE, bleib bei deinen Leisten! Die liegen bekanntermaßen beim Mehrspielermodus. Und der könnte grundsätzlich fantastisch sein, wenn mir nicht einige unerklärliche Designentscheidungen wie der nicht vorhandene Spawn-Schutz oder das zum Campen einladende Rumliegen den Spaß immer wieder trüben würden. Davon abgesehen liefert DICE wieder mal sehr unterhaltsame Mehrspielerfreuden mit motivierendem Aufleveln, einem auch auf Konsolen prima funktionierenden Serverbrowser und guter (360, PS3) bis ausgezeichneter (PC) Präsentation. Letztere Fassung hat die Nase klar vorn, nicht nur bei der Technik: Die weitaus höhere Spielerzahl und die größeren Karten vermitteln das berühmte, mitreißende Battlefield-Gefühl besser als die eingeschränkten Konsolenversionen. Das erhoffte Ausnahmespiel ist Battlefield 3 nicht geworden - aber in jedem Fall ein sehr unterhaltsamer Teamshooter, zu dem ich immer wieder gerne greife.
GameSpot (Oct 25, 2011)
Battlefield 3 may not offer much beyond the multiplayer, but there are so many ways to contribute and feel like a powerful soldier that after hours and hours of playing, all you'll want to do is play more.
Armchair Empire, The (Nov 30, 2011)
There’s no questioning the fact that Battlefield 3 brings a lot to the table. It’s visually stunning and mechanically very sound in terms of gameplay. The shortcomings that are present, however, keep the game from reaching true perfection.
gamrReview (Oct 26, 2011)
DICE knew what the majority of their players would gravitate towards and obviously focused their efforts accordingly: delivering a lackluster solo campaign, but an uncompromising multiplayer masterpiece.
Gameplay (Benelux) (Nov 25, 2011)
DICE had zich beter uitsluitend op de multiplayer geconcentreerd. De bijgeleverde singleplayer campagne doet alleen maar afbreuk aan dit anders briljante multiplayer epos. Een must voor alle online recruten.
Absolute Games ( (Nov 07, 2011)
Battlefield 3 — самый зрелищный боевик нынешнего сезона, и едва ли до конца года кто-то оспорит этот титул. Одиночную кампанию нужно воспринимать как демонстрацию технологий. Потрясающе четкие текстуры, плавная анимация, а какое освещение! Эх, снял бы спаситель человечества заляпанные очки, дал сполна насладиться картинкой…
80 (Oct 26, 2011)
Some of the best multiplayer action ever seen on the PC, although not without its issues – as well as a deeply disappointing single-player campaign.
Giant Bomb (Oct 27, 2011)
Battlefield 3 is exactly what Battlefield fans most likely wanted: a chaotic, gorgeous multiplayer game with small, but important tweaks to what already worked in past games. That it includes a short, somewhat mediocre solo campaign and some hit-or-miss co-op action does not detract from the fact that, online, this is the best Battlefield game yet.
Battlefield 3 is a poor single player title, an amazing multiplayer game, but has layers of useless nonsense that hurt it in the long run.
Edge (Oct 28, 2011)
EA wants Battlefield 3 to be all things to all people, and it’s right in thinking that the addition of a singleplayer duck shoot doesn’t detract from its other substantial offerings. But in this act of imitation, and limitation, it disregards the choice and tactical empowerment which make the series near-peerless and preciously idiosyncratic in multiplayer.
PC Gamer (Nov 03, 2011)
Brilliant and unrivalled multiplayer makes it a game worth playing, despite bugs and crappy singleplayer.
Battlefield 3 doesn't have the immediate run-and-gun appeal served so well by Modern Warfare 3. It never intended that. Instead, like the previous games, Battlefield 3 is about finding your place on the map, your place on your team, with your role, with your gun. Wars have always been about geography. Better than any other shooter, Battlefield 3 gets that.
CPU Gamer (Nov 20, 2011)
It's hard to tell how it'll pan out over the years, but right now, this is a great game burdened with new, confused players, technical problems, and a lack of information as to how to be effective on the field. It's a Battlefield game alright, but it's going to need some time and work before it becomes a worthy time sink.
80 (Oct 30, 2011)
When all is said and done, Battlefield 3 is a game that impresses and disappoints at the same time. It's a beautiful game for sure, but it's difficult to praise it when beauty takes precedence over game, at least in the campaign. The multiplayer looks and plays beautifully and that's what Battlefield is all about in the first place.
Cheat Happens (Nov 12, 2011)
Battlefield 3 may be the toughest game I've yet to review; it's majorly flawed, but at the same time, it does so much right that it's almost impossible not to at least enjoy your time with it. After all the hype and the name calling, Battlefield 3 is here. Was it worth the wait? The easy answer is an emphatic yes; it may not be the end-all-be-all first person shooter you're looking for, but it is a remarkable one that you're going to want to play - especially if you're into multiplayer.
Thunderbolt Games (Nov 05, 2011)
On its own terms, Battlefield 3 is an odd beast. On the one hand, it features some of the most engaging multi-player available this year, warts and all. On the other hand, it sports one of the most insipid and boring single-player modes around - oh yeah, there’s co-op too, but that isn’t really worth playing either. What to do? If you’re part of the majority of fans who just want to skip straight into the online modes, there’s no question: Battlefield 3 is stellar. The same can’t be said for the rest of the package, so people uninterested in internet warfare would be best advised to stay away. Despite the extra flak, though, Battlefield 3 remains a thoroughly compelling game with one of the most awe-inspiring presentations in gaming history.
8 ou 9, notre note ne se montre pas définitive. Le 8 convient à notre état d'esprit du moment, Battlefield 3 est un très bon titre, mais le lancement est quelque peu chaotique. L'accès au multijoueurs est perturbé et ce n'est franchement pas la campagne solo qui arrivera à faire patienter les joueurs. Mais EA et Dice règleront certainement les problèmes de bugs et d'accessibilité que la version PC nous a offert et les joueurs pourront alors détenir un jeu percutant. Et méritant un 9, de ce fait.
MMGN (Oct 26, 2011)
It's hard to review a game like Battlefield 3; if it had been offered with the multiplayer only component I would have easily given it a 10 out of 10. It provides a deep and engrossing experience that is addictive, fun and ahead of the pack in every way possible. However we didn't just get the multiplayer, we got served up a single-player campaign that is boring and contrived, and a co-op campaign that offers a similar experience. It lacks purpose and identity, and offers nothing more than a great looking, scripted experience. If you're looking for a multiplayer game that provides online warfare with unparalleled depth and scope, Battlefield 3 will meet all of your expectations, and then some. However if you want an engaging single-player experience, this is simply not your game of the year.
80 (Oct 27, 2011)
Ah Battlefield 3 ! Qu'est-ce que nous aurions aimé pouvoir dire que tu étais le meilleur jeu de tous les temps ! Hélas, non, ce n'est pas le cas. Tu possèdes certes une plastique de rêve, capable de renvoyer Miss Univers dans sa loge, mais ta campagne très décevante fait pâle figure face à ton solide multijoueur. Et même si celui-ci est plus équilibré, plus complet, plus profond et mieux maîtrisé que celui de Bad Company 2, il n'en propose pas moins qu'une toute petite poignée de maps vraiment adaptées aux combats de masse que nous espérions tant retrouver ! Ajoutons à cela une demi-douzaine de missions coop bien sympathiques et de gros soucis de stabilité online (à l'heure où nous écrivons ces lignes) et l'on obtient un soft de qualité, doté d'un excellent potentiel, mais très loin de la révolution attendue.
Gamereactor (Sweden) (Oct 28, 2011)
Förhoppningsvis kommer det inte dröja ytterligare sex år innan Battlefield 4 släpps. Men oavsett om det gör det är jag övertygad om att det fortfarande kommer att bedrivas krig på Dice Battlefield 3-servrar. För Dice multiplayer är av världsklass och så länge du köper Battlefield 3 för just onlinekrigandet kommer du bli en mycket lycklig gamer, även om du spelar på konsol.
Destructoid (Oct 25, 2011)
Ultimately, you have Battlefield 3 -- a game that is equal parts stunning and exasperating, inspiring and infuriating. At heart, it's truly a good game, but one that requires the player to overlook a lot of problems that pollute the entire venture.
Gamers Daily News (Oct 27, 2011)
In the end, I have mixed feeling about Battlefield 3. Yes, the game is graphically captivating. No, gamers are not thrilled with Battlelog. Yes, people will play the multiplayer portion of Battlefield 3 for many hours to come. No, the single player is not worth playing.