Addicted-Gamers: Best of 2011 Video Game Awards
Mike.M - The schism between single player and multiplayer gaming is widening and this year some of the biggest releases drove an even bigger wedge between the two types of gaming. Battlefield 3 manages to keep in the spirit of its predecessors while adding new features or bringing old features to an entry that quite frankly, wanted Call of Duty’s multiplayer crown so badly, they could taste it. Whether you are fighting it out in the middle of cities or out in the desert this is one of the best looking, most realistic feeling war games ever.
Battlefield is known for its spacious maps, vehicles, and player classes with innumerable unlockables and weapon mods as you level up, medals, and dog tags. This iteration excels in its attempt to make this little make believe world as real as possible for you. The classes have been ever so slightly tweaked for some balance and sensibility to play style. Jets streak above you high in the sky as they dogfight. Tanks pound everything with artillery. Weapons and explosions sound amazing. There is nothing like hearing that rata-tat-tat echo around you and bullets ricocheting off of walls momentarily blurring your vision. Even new knife kill animations make earning kills feel ever so much more satisfying. When you aren’t fighting for patches of sand in Conquest or sacrificing yourself to arm explosives on M-COMs in Rush, you can check how you are doing overall in the Battlelog, a free service that shows all of your stats, everything you’ve earned, and even what you are about to unlock.
It was a tough fight in 2011 for the multiplayer crown, but alas, Addicted-Gamers dubbed Battlefield 3 the victor.