Battlefield 3: Premium Edition (NA)
Third party DRM: OriginPlease note that the free third-party service, Origin, must be used to activate this title.
Battlefield 3 Premium Edition includes:
- Battlefield 3 Base Game
- Battlefield Premium Service
- Multiplayer Head Start Kit
Own more with the Battlefield 3 Premium Edition!
This is the ultimate Battlefield 3 experience for everyone from first-time players to experienced Battlefield vets. The Battlefield 3 Premium Edition delivers all the driveable vehicles, destruction and team play of Battlefield 3 plus Battlefield 3 Premium membership, which includes all five Battlefield 3 expansion packs, and the Multiplayer Head Start Kit to even the playing ground when you log into multiplayer.
With Battlefield 3 Premium membership:
You get a digital service which includes all five themed expansion packs for Battlefield 3 including Back to Karkand and Close Quarters, as well as early access to Armored Kill, Aftermath and End Game. Together these five digital expansion packs deliver a ton of new content, including 20 new maps, new weapons, more than 10 new vehicles, and four new game modes. You also get exclusive in-game items not available anywhere else, including the ACB-90 knife, a set of dog tags, and exclusive soldier and weapon camos. Plus, your membership lets you access powerful new features such as the ability to reset stats, queue priority into servers, and new decals for Platoon emblems.
You can also get a jump on the competition online with the Multiplayer Head Start Kit:
The kit gives you immediate access to such powerful items as heat-seeking AA missiles for jets and helicopters, special gadgets such as the defibrillator, and T-UGS sensor, and weapons like the 40MM grenade launcher, M416 rifle, and M249 light machine gun. With 18 weapons, gadgets, and vehicle upgrades in all, the Multiplayer Head Start Kit is the edge you need to start dominating in online warfare.
Engage in all-out warfare with award-winning multiplayer, intense co-op, and thrilling single-player missions.
Get all 5 expansion packs including 20 new maps, 20 new weapons, 10 new vehicles, and 4 new game modes.
Ultimate vehicle warfare returns with Battlefield’s signature vehicle warfare experience, including damaged vehicles that can retreat or be defended until they automatically regain armour.
A whole new level of destruction awaits as Frostbite 2 lets you chip away at cover, blow holes in walls, deform the terrain, and bring down entire building façades on enemies.
Get a head start online with 15 advanced weapons plus gadgets, vehicle upgrades, and more.
Never go into battle alone thanks to the powerful new community and social features of Battlelog.
A Battlefield 3 DreamSam0316 | April 27, 2013 | See all Sam0316's reviews »
For those of you that are Battlefield fans, this game will either be a hit or a miss with you. A lot of the game mechanics, such as surpression, sun glare, etc. will either add to your realism feel or really break the game.
However, for value, this is unbeatable, as this was on sale for $35, and included the DLC , Premium Service, and the base game! Considering I have friends who paid over $120 for Premium and the Game, even at full price of $60 this is a real steal.
If you don't like EA's online server policies, walk away now. All servers are owned and operated through EA, and if you are looking to host your own server, it must be through EA and follow all their rules. In addition, many people consider those without Premium to be at a disadvantage because of all the premium weapons and perks. However, seeing as this package includes premium that won't make much of a different.
All in all though, this game gives you constant multiplayer action, allowing you to roll out in tanks, fly jets, or rock out as 4 different infantry classes (Assault, Engineer, Support, and Recon). Whether you play alone, or as a team, this game is fun, and having spent over 200 hours on it, I can say it was worth the time and money.
The ultimate package in one!Coolicy | Feb. 5, 2013 | See all Coolicy's reviews »
In practice, this is actually a great deal. A typical full price for a game but this one includes all DLCs, right now it's on sale for 50% off too! I bought BF3 when it released and subscribed to the premium edition when it was available, and I didn't regret it one bit.
This package includes a full length campaign and multiple coop missions, but those who know BF3 knows that its true value lies in multiplayer. Which is why this package has superb value, and even more so when on sale.
There are modes that is more tailored to the CoD crowd, and vehicle focused for the hardcore BF3 crowd, and maps that features the perfect balance between the two ala BFBC2. You will get all the DLC as said earlier, and each of them are all of great value. I loved all of the map pack EXCEPT the Armored Kill one, that one is slightly too big and too vehicular focused for my taste. Those who love the BF3 vehicular combat would feel right at home.
All in all, this package is a great deal, even when it's full priced at $59.99. It's on sale now, and GMG frequently has vouchers that you can apply. Definitely pick up this game to scratch your FPS itch.