IGN: Battlefield 3 PC Review

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.

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-Alpha2462d ago (Edited 2462d ago )

Expected like a 9.5 minimum considering the hype it got. Looking at the breakdown scores, they were pretty strict with it too.

Not surprised to hear the major criticisms revolve around the story as there was barely anything shown. BC2's story was really hokey too so I wasn't expecting them to do a 180 in terms of story telling, but BC2 was at least open. According to IGN the campaign is linear. And they were really specific about the bugs too. Seems like most of the attention went to the multiplayer, but an all rounded product would have been better.

I wonder if the console reviews will be lower? More bugs maybe, plus significantly restricted MP should warrant a lower score.

xPhearR3dx2462d ago (Edited 2462d ago )

Same here. 9 isn't bad at all though, but this is just for PC. So after they play the 360/PS3 version considering it's less players and stuff, they might end up giving it an 8.5. Either way, I'll be picking up my 360 copy tomorrow.


Yeah, don't really care about the story, but I'll definitely play through it. More interested in the co-op personally.

Finger-Eater2462d ago (Edited 2462d ago )

Yeah I was expecting a 8.5 but looks like the beta did help the game overall, not really complaining about story though, who plays a FPS like BF/COD for the story.

WrAiTh Sp3cTr32462d ago

Interesting. So to the people that rely on IGN scores, RAGE is the graphics king.

NeoBasch2462d ago

They should have let Danger Close handle the single-player. They did a good job with Medal of Honor. So long as they have a competent engine, I expect great things.

I'm honestly hoping for an experience akin to Generation Kill with Battlefield 3. Probably won't happen, but a man can dream. The E3 demo gave a Hurt Locker type intensity. I wonder if they were able to keep that going throughout. That's where DICE really captured my attention.

Ghoul2462d ago

its a great score ffs

how can anyone nitpick on it,
besides bf3 is getting reviewd very hard so a 9.0 is an awesome score

Surfaced2462d ago (Edited 2462d ago )

They gave BF2 (PC) an 8.9, six years ago.
This is good enough for me.

gustave1542462d ago

pretty good review and score.
don't expect MW3 to get more than a 9 too.

Biggest2462d ago

You're joking, right? MW3 will get a 10. Not because it deserves a 10, but it will get a 10.

gravemaker2462d ago

glitchy mess Rage-graphic - 10
best graphics EVER in video game BF3 - 9.5

ign, im dissapoint

Laxman2462d ago

Actually, Rage has some of the finest visuals in any game this year. Its the best looking console game (I know this review is for the PC), and looks much better than BF3 on the Xbox. Im sure these guys take into consideration things like draw distance, attention to detail, character models, animation, textures - the list goes on - when rating a games graphics, which although I didnt like the game much at all, im not blind to see that Rage has better than this. Only because of the setting and the fact they could do whatever they want cause its fantasy, and DICE had to make this realistic.

AllroundGamer2462d ago

sorry, but i played Rage with a custom config with ultra settings on and the textures upclose were horrible and washed out even on the ultra settings, so...

despair2462d ago

I agree with AllroundGamer, I play with max settings and much of rage textures do not look good close up. There are some remarkably good looking areas in the game but some really ugly stuff as well.

But I didn't get a single graphical bug yet though (with the patch) and I'm using an NVIDIA card so that helps as well. Still I have to see BF3 myself to know, plus remember that the high quality textures do not make all of graphics as artistic design and the game in motion adds to that category.

Taz Yamauchi2462d ago

Lol gravemaker I was thinking the same thing too

OpiZA2462d ago

Great score, bring on friday

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