Warfare has never looked so good
Battlefield 3 is the 11TH installment in the long running shooter series and the direct sequel to Battlefield 2, released back in ‘05. The game is powered by the all-new Frostbite 2 gaming engine from DICE and this state-of-the-art technology delivers massive destruction, incredible true-to-life character animations and a superior visual quality, all amalgamating into a never before seen interactive combat experience.
This time, the conflict takes place in the year 2014 along the Iran-Iraq border. Players take the role of Sergeant Henry ‘Black' Blackburn whose mission it is to lead his five man troop to locate, find and safely return a US squad previously sent to the area to investigate a possible chemical weapons site. One colossal earthquake later (of which Iran just happens to be the epicentre) the region is transformed into a war-torn city. The fight to survive begins…
Experience the most physical shooter ever created:
- The Frostbite 2 engine takes animation, destruction, lighting, scale and audio to unbelievable new heights. Players feel more physically and emotionally immersed than ever before. Don't just see the action – feel it!
- Experience BF3's unrivalled vehicle warfare, with high impact sonic boom-causing fighter jets that are the forefront of an impressive line up of land, air and sea vehicles.
- Fight in iconic – yet unexpected - locations within the USA, Middle East, and Europe including claustrophobic streets, metropolitan downtowns, and widespread vehicle-friendly landscapes.
- Multiplayer action is as competitive as ever and players can witness the return of class-based game play (Assault, Support, Engineer and Recon). Frostbite 2 is intelligently utilized so that Engineers can use their flashlight to blind other players. Battle modes include Conquest, Rush and the newly introduced Team Death match.
Battlefield 3 is now available and was one of the most highly anticipated releases of the year. With the goal of becoming the new standard for first-person shooters, you know that the Battlefield franchise is going to do everything it can to achieve that goal.
Both single player and co-operative campaigns are featured in the Battlefield 3 story mode. The single player missions feature a mix of both linear and open world levels. The co-op missions contain randomized elements to increase their replay value. However, the most anticipated game mode would have to be the multiplayer. With battles between up to 64 different players (PC version), multiplayer is where the new Frostbite 2 physics engine really shines. Five different game modes across nine different multiplayer maps ensure that Battlefield 3 will continue to entertain gamers long after its release.
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