By Far, the best FPS I have ever played, even better than Battlefield 2. The graphics are almost realistic, the gameplay is a blast, and the maps/vehicles are enormous and just plain fun. However, the PC version needs EA's Origin client, or a bad version of Steam. This is just more bloatware, but should not deter you from playing this fantastic FPS.
This game is very unique. It's not just some Call of Duty clone. It's an original game that tries to pave a path of it's own. I like how the buildings are destructible and I like the emphasize on teamwork that this game encourages. I'm not very good at the multiplayer, but I feel I will get much better with time.
The graphics in this game are absolutely amazing if you have a computer that can run them smoothly enough. I love the fact that the maximum player amount is 64 online, that makes 32 players per side! The action is fast-paced and you'll hear gunshots and explosions all around you. The only thing I wish it had was voice-chat as this is a team-based game. Communication is key so it's odd they left it out.
This game is really best on the PC platform. The maps are huge and allow up to a total of 64 players at once. The graphics are some of the best available as well. You have your choice to play as 5 different classes, you can switch between them at any time depending on your playing style. The vehicles are also a lot of fun and add an extra layer of strategy. Overall it's an amazing game and really one of the best online shooters available.
Product Description Battlefield 3 leaps ahead of the competition with the power of Frostbite 2, the next installment of DICE's cutting-edge game engine. This state-of-the-art technology is the foundation on which Battlefield 3 is built, delivering superior visual quality, a grand sense of scale, massive destruction, dynamic audio and incredibly lifelike character animations. As bullets whiz by, walls crumble, and explosions throw you to the ground, the battlefield feels more alive and interactive than ever before. In Battlefield 3, players step into the role of the elite U.S. Marines where they will experience heart-pounding single player missions and competitive multi-player actions ranging across diverse locations from around the globe including Europe, Middle-East and North America. As a pre-order bonus, all customers will recieve the "Back to Karkand" Expansion Pack containing four of the best Battlefield maps from DICE!
Animation - The DICE team set out to animation to the next level. ANT technology (previously used in FIFA) now lets us create more believable behavior than ever before in shooters.
Scale- Simply put, in Battlefield 3 you will be able to engage in some of the largest maps ever created. If you like close quarter combat we have that too.
Destruction - Destruction is enhanced on both a macro and micro level. Chips fly off blocks of concrete used for cover, while whole facades and buildings collapse in screeching clouds of dust and debris.
Rendering - Frostbite 2 now enables deferred shading, dynamic global illumination and new streaming architecture. Sounds like tech talk? Play the game and experience the difference!
Audio - Building on acclaimed High Dynamic Range (HDR) audio from previous Battlefield games, Battlefield 3 builds on the best-in-class legacy with a brutally realistic soundscape.