Reviews for Battlefield 3: Back to Karkand DLC (NA)

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A blast from the past

nightassassin1 | Sept. 11, 2013 | See all nightassassin1's reviews »

I have been an FPS player since the old Delta Force franchise so I like to see references to the older days. This pack gives you maps from Battlefield 2, which was a solid game save for the dolphin diving. The maps have been reworked to allow for building destruction and the newer vehicles, but it is essentially the same maps, while the buildings still stand at least. I enjoy this pack mostly for the nostalgia purposes, however the special extra weapons are a nice addition to the unlock system. I believe it adds a 10 new weapons to the game that are usable in any game mode so if you play a base game map, you can still use your special unlocks that some other players are not able to get.

This is a great DLC pack and if you have ever played Battlefield 2, it is a great blast from the past. I enjoy the new Dolphin Diving dog tags as only the older players understand the joke behind it.

90

Best DLC for Battlefield 3

Nuxaider | Feb. 17, 2013 | See all Nuxaider's reviews »

Since this is written long after it was actually released, it's sad to say that this is the best DLC out of all the DLCs released so far. However, it's good so it has some merits.

Guns: This DLC includes 10 weapons, which is a healthy amount to keep things fresh in the core game. Though the FAMAS was OP at launch, it's now below average, which is unfortunate, but I rather have an underpowered weapon than a overpowered one. It is disheartening that you actually have to grind to unlock these weapons. Since you've paid for them, you'd expect you get them right away. Just a way to lengthen the game sadly.

Dog Tags: Purely cosmetic. 'Nuff said.

Maps: Easily the best group of maps in the game. Each of them is superbly balanced, allowing for any playstyle. Vehicles or infantry, not one dominates the other. There are some minor complaints though. For rush, the maps feel rather short though that doesn't signify bad level design. Also, it's a quick cash grab by EA and DICE to rerelease everyone's favorite maps; relying on nostalgia is easy to sell. I don't mind since they're actually good, but I wish the maps that came with the game were this well-designed.

Overall, if you don't have this DLC, I would highly recommend getting it.