Fans of the series have waited over six years for Battlefield 3, the next installment in the core Battlefield series, the Bad Company titles notwithstanding. Like Battlefield 2, DICE’s first game to make use of the Frostbite 2 engine was designed for the PC first and foremost, with a somewhat scaled-down version coming to the consoles.
After a problematic, yet very popular beta test, DICE promised to rectify the common issues and deliver a comprehensive first-person shooter experience, including a single-player campaign and a co-op mode to go along with the franchise’s flagship multiplayer offerings. After all the hype, does Battlefield 3 deliver on the promises of DICE and Electronic Arts to offer a worthy competitor to the Call of Duty franchise? Read on for our review of Battlefield 3 on the PS3 and Xbox 360. 4/5