When a 5.56mm NATO round impacts at high velocity and yaws in tissue, fragmentation creates a rapid transfer of energy which can result in dramatic wounding effects. Remember this because that’s what parts of Battlefield 3 feel like. But the rest of it is without a doubt, is the most amazing, visceral and incredibly fun experience I’ve had in any modern shooter. The entire audiovisual experience is something beyond what normal games can achieve, to find a worthy comparative you have to look beyond our beloved medium: we have to venture into the world of film. There are so many parts in the game, set pieces and battles alike, that fit just right in a film like Hurt Locker or Black Hawk Down and not because of amazing narrative or a great story, Battlefield 3 doesn’t have either of those, it just has raw action; explosions, bullets zinging, marines yelling and tank engines rumbling.