Battlefield 3: Premium Edition (NA)

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Third party DRM: Origin

Please note that the free third-party service, Origin, must be used to activate this title.

Description

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.


Key Features:

  • 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.

Customer reviews

85

A Solid Team-Oriented FPS

silentthreat17 | Jan. 4, 2014 | See all silentthreat17's reviews »

Nabbed this a couple months back for $20, and I daresay it was worth every cent. I've never been a real CoD fan, so I won't go around making comparisons, but to say that BF3 relies heavily on Team-Oriented gameplay, whereas CoD clearly doesn't, would be an understatement. Sure it is a load of fun to play by yourself, but the game really shines when you get a couple friends together in a squad, coordinating as a group.

In my opinion, the Premium Edition is well worth the extra money as opposed to the standard BF3 pack. The added maps add a load of extra variety, most of which encourage team-coordination, which, when executed correctly, leaves you with a feeling of accomplishment that very few shooters are currently capable of. For fans of team-oriented gameplay, this is certainly worth a look. For everyone else, I'd still recommend a buy, but waiting for it to go on sale would probably be best.

Pros: Amazing Visuals, Astounding sound effects, Great map and weapon variety and great teamwork gameplay.

Cons: Server connecting can occasionally be a hassle. The game runs via OriginDRM, and uses Battlelog as the all-around multiplayer browser (personally I don't mind Battlelog, but Origin on the other hand can be a real pain at times.)

95

Some of my best experiences.

JonnyDel | Oct. 24, 2013 | See all JonnyDel's reviews »

Great value at this price for the amount of time than can be spent with this game. The matches are varied and there's lots of roles to play. The suppression mechanic and sound effects do an incredible job of making you feel like you're right in the heat of battle. The chaos that ensues in most matches is addictive and always exciting. The premium kit comes with all the varied gameplay types so you can change up the game at a whim. Battlelog does a great job tracking your best (and worst) moments. Highly recommend this game.

95

Battlefield 3

FairladyZ33 | Sept. 27, 2013 | See all FairladyZ33's reviews »

BF3 is truly one of the greatest FPS. 10 x better than COD. Huge maps and very interactive. 32 on 32 is great. Fly helicopters, planes, ATVs, tanks, everything. Great game if you play with many friends and use teamwork you can dominate. All about teamwork. Will be buying BF4.

97

If you love shooters, this is for you

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

This is the best deal out of every Battlefield 3 prospect. You get the base game, every DLC, special premium only weapons such as the ACB knife, and priority que. You save a large amount of money if you buy the game and all of the DLC packs individually compared to if you buy this premium version of the game and you do not get the benefits of being a premium member. Each DLC pack in this premium version of the game gives the exact same thing as the individual packs such as the weapons, maps, and vehicles so you lose nothing by buying this version of the game and it is cheaper.

I have been an FPS gamer since the old days of the Delta Force franchise and was a bit hesitant to get into BF2 and BF3 due to the high use of vehicles, but the game is well balanced and there are no-vehicle maps as well. I enjoyed this game and all of the DLC packs very much. The biggest reason I enjoyed the game is that my roommate has the game as well and we always play together, making things more fun and we tend to dominate everything. If you love shooters or want to get into them, this game is a great one to start or continue in. I loved it very much and can not wait for the next installation of the franchise. DICE did a great job on this game and all of the unbalanced weapons have been fixed now so you will have a fighting chance against anyone no matter what weapon you have.

90

Better than Call of Duty

photochrisj87 | Aug. 23, 2013 | See all photochrisj87's reviews »

For a small price you get a good campaign, good music and great multiplayer that has a lot of depth, customization and larger and insane battles that makes you wonder if you'll make it through the battle.

A great deal you can't pass up on!