Battlefield 3’s campaign will excite some and frustrate others, particularly older fans of the series that have seen its single player slowly progress since the dedicated multiplayer romp the game began life as. Although it does have some nice moments, it’s a shame to see it veer off a path that seemed so promising with its predecessors, especially as the destination they’ve arrived at is a style of production that is becoming stagnant and probably nearing the end of its tenure.
What you’re left with after the fallout, however, is a part of the game that remains true to itself and by doing so raises nearly every bar on how a online shooter should play. Battlefield 3 has great visuals, intense sound design and a thrilling, addictive multiplayer that will keep you coming back time and time again. The fact is, the Earth’s rotation won’t give you enough time in a day to fit in all the Battlefield 3 you’re going to want to play. DICE’s latest creation is without doubt, a triumph for online gaming. Your move, Modern Warfare 3.