Battlefield 3 PC reviews go live ahead of launch: all the scores

Monday, 24th October 2011 08:03 GMT By Johnny Cullen

Boom, boom, boom. With Battlefield 3 preparing to release in the US tomorrow and on Friday in the UK, reviews for the PC version have started going live.

Today’s reviews will be from the PC version only.

Get all the scores below. More should be going up as the day goes on. If you have any to add, do so in the comments.

It’s all go from here.



  1. Patrick Garratt

    If you see any more, chuck us the links. There are only a few live right now.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Talkar

    gamespy 5/5

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Anders

    Seems promising so far.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Talkar

    Everyeye (italian) 9,2

    #4 3 years ago
  5. Talkar

    Gamearena 9,5

    #5 3 years ago
  6. BlueMaxima

    Be advised, Australian reviews inbound.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. Joe Anderson

    Game Reactor 8/10

    #7 3 years ago
  8. flebotomo – 9.2

    #8 3 years ago
  9. Hell-Raiser-85

    Roll on friday cant wait. When will PS3/xbox reviews be in?

    #9 3 years ago
  10. Erthazus

    I’m already playing it :D (singleplayer only for now, just got the game from my local shop.)

    and everyone is bashing singleplayer campaign in reviews because it’s not “Call Of Duty”. What i play right now from the singleplayer point of view in my opinion is a great experience, although story is very well written, but it’s not that great at all because there is nothing new or something surprising. But there is more logic, more sense than in any CoD game this generation and yes, it’s not bombastic, there are no BAYSPLOSIONS and Makarov with “Unichtozith vraznuju nadezdu na pobezdenije”.

    I just don’t get it. Solid campaign for reviewers right now is where everything blows the fuck out i guess.
    If Operation Flashpoint: Resistance came out this gen, how reviewers would react?

    Reviewer: Well, it’s too fucking serious.

    Well, du~uh.

    Didn’t touched the multiplayer and Co-op yet. I think Origin blocks it for a while, dunno why. I think because i recieved game a bit earlier XD.

    Also, i don’t like Facebookish web browser, although it’s easy to navigate and do stuff, but it’s not cool in my opinion.

    #10 3 years ago
  11. Kigaroth

    Gamereactor Norway 9/10

    #11 3 years ago
  12. bpcgos

    Cant wait for my new processor next week! Thank god that my old Athlon dual core suddenly died yesterday, maybe it knows that it wont be enough to play BF 3 because of its age so it gives me more reason to upgrade!

    #12 3 years ago
  13. Peetry

    Looking good, my PC is ready

    #13 3 years ago
  14. Fin


    I think the Xbox 360/PS3 reviews are being delayed as journos only receive their copies today or tomorrow (DICE delayed the console promos so they could install the Day 1 patch, I think) – I assume most websites will run a second review for consoles before Friday, I don’t think there’s an embargo on it, they’ll just put up the reviews when they’re done.

    #14 3 years ago
  15. Talkar

    I got metabolic boost for my CPU and centrifugal hooks for my RAM. I’m ready! xD

    #15 3 years ago
  16. 3DG

    3DJuegos (Spanish) – 9,3

    #16 3 years ago
  17. YoungZer0

    So people complain because the game is not LOUD enough? Count me in.

    #17 3 years ago
  18. Chockster

    That ign one’s a bit odd. Don’t disagree with the conclusions, but it’s really poorly put together.

    #18 3 years ago
  19. warspite

    yeah, my thoughts exactly.
    also, gamereactor sweden gave the graphics an 8/10. what a joke.

    #19 3 years ago
  20. Colin Gallacher

    @18 That just sums up IGN these days. :D

    #20 3 years ago
  21. Yoshi

    @18 IGN’s review is a piece of shit. It’s one page for crying out loud! Whoever reviewed it clearly didn’t give a shit.

    #21 3 years ago
  22. SamOnYou

    How can someone reviewing the pc multiplayer when no one is really playing?

    #22 3 years ago
  23. Colin Gallacher

    @22 There are servers set up for reviewers and such.

    #23 3 years ago
  24. Fin


    Yes, because shorter reviews mean worse reviews.

    Reading through a few reviews (Joystiq, 1UP, watched Gametrailers), they keep listing faults (SP is generic, story is rubbish, Battlelog is irritating) and yet are giving it mid 9s? Odd.

    #24 3 years ago
  25. Yoshi

    @24 Modern Warfare 2 Review – Enough said. SP is generic, story is rubbish ohh hello MW2 but you got a 9.8 or w/e didn’t you

    Reviewers are being more harsh with BF3 than they were with MW2… oh wait they weren’t harsh with MW2 at all even though it had similar problems.

    #25 3 years ago
  26. LOLshock94

    EA probely paid them all to give them 10/10 just like crysis 2

    #26 3 years ago
  27. Yoshi

    @26 Ohh so that’s why they are all 10 out of… ohh wait STFU

    #27 3 years ago
  28. daytripper

    saw some console SP footage over the weekend and was impressed with the visuals (HD pack installed), the pc version? holy shit!

    #28 3 years ago
  29. LOLshock94

    @27 EAs last big game was crysis 2 which got 10/10s but everyone disagreed and thought it was shit now EAs next big game is BF3 so it wouldnt surprize me that EA did pay there reviewers

    #29 3 years ago
  30. warspite

    crysis 2 is at 85% on metacritic. no 10/10 reviews at all. stop trolling.

    #30 3 years ago
  31. freedoms_stain

    This release date trend of Monday US, Friday EU needs a right boot in the baws right out the door.

    Everyone on Monday. That should be the way of it.

    #31 3 years ago


    Crysis 2 has a 99 PC review, which already beats all of the reviews listed above.


    Those reviews are certainly interesting. Especially the IGN one that someone else pointed out, above.

    They do seem to be spending a lot of time mentioning the game’s negatives, while still giving the high scores.

    Loads of bugs, 5 hour ‘been there, done that’ campaign, useless QTE’s, random destruction, etc.

    The scores aren’t consistent with the text.

    #32 3 years ago
  33. DarkElfa

    Where is VG’s review?!

    #33 3 years ago
  34. warspite

    it got a 90 score because of the multiplayer. because 5-6 hours of sloppy campaign is irrelevant when you have such an amazing multiplayer in which you can invest hundreds of hours.

    #34 3 years ago
  35. Erthazus

    Playing Singleplayer campaign. I’m in the middle of something already in middle eastern.

    In my opinion it’s a solid campaign without sci-fi cheap bullshit.

    I’m going to be very interested about IGN review with the next game, especially at the campaign section. It’s going to be very interesting.

    #35 3 years ago
  36. frostquake

    @35 Erthazus

    Please let me know how long the SP Campaign is, as that is all I am interested in and will not MP at all..Thanks, Frosty :)

    #36 3 years ago
  37. OlderGamer

    “They do seem to be spending a lot of time mentioning the game’s negatives, while still giving the high scores.

    Loads of bugs, 5 hour ‘been there, done that’ campaign, useless QTE’s, random destruction, etc.

    The scores aren’t consistent with the text”

    G1GA, man, you coulda just described countless games this gen. I have so many reservations about this one it isn’t funny. I have to get the game, otherwise my brother in law is going to buy it for me anyways, I’d rather spend my cash on it then have them spend theirs. Its just that, like I said, I have reservations. Never had that before when buying a BF game. My trick knee keeps twitching.

    #37 3 years ago
  38. OlderGamer

    Frosty, if you get the xb360 one lemme know. Please. I could use a couple of friends to team up with. I know Mike will play with me, but he is likly way outa my league. Maybe the game will have some co-op online(like onslought in BFBC2) we could do that.

    #38 3 years ago
  39. frostquake

    Older…Will let ya know if I pick it up…Though Skyrim is looking better and better for me.

    #39 3 years ago
  40. SamOnYou

    BC2 had simillar reviews and t was not a great game.
    waiting for the real reviews.

    #40 3 years ago
  41. warspite

    i beg to differ. it is a great game.

    #41 3 years ago
  42. Erthazus

    @40, sorry, but Bad Company 2 was a fantastic game that revolutionarized destruction in First Person shooters.

    #42 3 years ago
  43. polygem

    yes bfbc2 is an awesome game. it has some flaws but it was boooom when it came put. unforgetable snow levels. i doubt anyone cares about my 50 cents but i´m still not buying the bf3 hype. i was on the hype train with a first class preorder ticket but then the beta was just too mediocore even as abeta and all…it wasn´t just the bugs but the (level) design and gameplay. i just do not dig the overall design of bf3 yet. the maps i´ve seen do not impress me much. i will definitely buy it and probably enjoy the hell out of it – but not now. it was my most wanted game but the more i see of it the more i think it can wait a little more.

    #43 3 years ago
  44. raoullduke1984

    @40 BFBC2 was and is awesome, and deserved better scores than it got.

    VG247 should really collate these scores into a meta score, given that metacritic are so slow at updating their own.

    #44 3 years ago
  45. stretch215

    Personally, I’m pretty pumped for this. I’ll be getting mine at midnight tonight (hopefully). I’ll weigh in with some MP impressions tomorrow. I just hope the game ships relatively bug free. I probably won’t touch the sp for a good while .

    #45 3 years ago
  46. polygem

    yea please start some mp impressions thingy in the forum. would love to hear what you guys think of it. will probably get it anyway despite my concerns in december or so after i moved in my new flat and the internet is a go and all. i have no doubt that this will be an awesome game…don´t know why it´s not clickin yet. i am just interested in the mp part of the game. nice that they got the sp and coop – but in the end it´s a bf game…

    #46 3 years ago
  47. IL DUCE

    @LOLshock94 you’re a complete moron and your comments have no basis whatsoever…

    And what is with all the CoD fanboys / people hating on BF3 just b/c EA publishes it

    #47 3 years ago
  48. freedoms_stain

    Perhaps BC2 wasn’t to everyone’s liking, but I thought it was amazing. I have never played a game that I wanted to play as much as I played that game either before or since.

    The mixture of destructible environments, vehicular combat and sheer choice in the way you play, nothing has ever come close, and it doesn’t look like there will be anything anywhere near close without “Battlefield” in the title any time in the near future.

    #48 3 years ago
  49. warspite

    eurogamer spain: 10/10

    #49 3 years ago
  50. Ireland Michael

    It is a reviewer’s job to listen the positives and the negatives of a game. If they didn’t, it would be a biased review.

    The point is, just how badly do these problems impact on the game? If they don’t hinder the experience significantly, it’s completely understandable why it could still earn itself an eight or a nine.

    #50 3 years ago
  51. DSB

    You can always argue what constitutes a biased review, but far too often, these read just like commercials. They might as well have PR reps writing them up, or just copying whatever it says on the back of the box.

    #51 3 years ago
  52. Len

    Everyone does realise that the the whole game (sp & mp) is available to play now?

    They’ve royally f@cked it up. Just been having a great time on the new maps.

    Set a proxy server to Korea, kid b-log in to thinking it’s the 25th. Switch it off and go play…hurray! :)

    #52 3 years ago
  53. Kenshin1870

    If this is the PC version, consoles version will come whith 3 or 5 point less xD

    #53 3 years ago
  54. JonFE’s 8/10 late to the party…

    #54 3 years ago
  55. CityCobra

    GamingXP 96% (late too) :)

    The absolute insanity! Though the campaign is short and not too demanding, Battlefield 3 is without a doubt the best shooter of the year 2011. The multiplayer mode with its huge maps, brilliant 64 player battles, and the return of the jets is the best thing going.

    #55 3 years ago

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