From review: "People have been clamoring for a sequel to Battlefield 2 (not counting Battlefield 2142) and it’s been a long time coming. Well, the day is finally here as DICE has given the fans what they wanted with the release of Battlefield 3.
Set in modern time, Battlefield 3 features a single player campaign, something new for the series not named Bad Company, as well as the multiplayer modes we all have come to know and love. Let’s start with the weakest part of the game, which is the single player.
The basic premise is you’re trying to stop a terrorist group from setting off nukes in Paris and New York. Along the way, you’ll get to step into the shoes of a few different characters at various parts of the story. The game starts out near the end of the tale and is told in a flashback sequence. Now, the single player does a tremendous job at showing off how incredible the Battlefield 3 looks. The Frostbite 2 engine has some amazing effects and the single player game uses them effectively."