Battlefield 3 vs. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3: Which Should You Buy?
Fans of the first person shooter, or FPS genre, were left with a difficult decision when both Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 and Battlefield 3 landed on store shelves around the same time. But if left with one choice, which game would you choose?
They are both high quality shooting games, perhaps even the finest in their genre, and they both have many great features that are sure to attract many potential players. However, each game has their differences, and these variations really set them apart. Both games will provide a unique experience to the gamer, but there are definitely a few key points to each game that might help make your decision easier.
While both games provide a great single player experience, I feel as though Battlefield 3 is the winner in this category. Modern Warfare 3 has a campaign not unlike the rest of the games in the Call of Duty franchise; extreme, over the top action and fast paced, run and gun shooting sequences.
Battlefield 3 on the other hand, has a much more realistic campaign mode that, while slow paced compared to MW3, can really immerse the player.
Modern Warfare 3 has a lot of the features from previous games, but many of them have been improved. Compared to Battlefield 3 however, its maps are not nearly as gigantic. BF3 has expansive maps and features vehicle combat through planes, jets, jeeps, boats and tanks. It also has a more team-based mentality and awards the players with success if they stay close together.
I would also like to mention that the sound in Battlefield 3 is much more realistic, and if your speakers are good enough you will really feel like there is a war going on in front of you. Additionally, BF3 further adds to the realism by rendering each individual bullet, rather than the MW3 way of just having the bullet hit wherever your cross hair is, with randomized recoil.
If you use a sniper in BF3, for example, you have to take into account the wind speed, how fast the enemy is traveling, where he is traveling to, and more, and try to aim for where he is going to be by the time the bullet reaches him. Battlefield 3 takes the Gameplay victory due to their massive maps, detailed vehicle combat, team-based playing style and gun realism.
There was no clear winner in this category, because Modern Warfare 3 provides a fast-paced action shooter like no other, while Battlefield 3 provides a realistic tactical shooter like no other. If you plan to play on a PC, then the answer is Battlefield 3. Because it was originally created for the computer, the PC version will have much bigger maps and airspace, making those dogfights between jets that much sweeter. Also, the graphics will be significantly enhanced and the teams can be twice the size as their console counterpart, making it superior to MW3.
If you have a console, on the other hand, perhaps MW3 should be the game in your stocking this holiday. A robust set of multiplayer games and maps, as well as a huge online crowd of rabid gamers waiting to pump you full of lead.
Based on these categories, Battlefield 3 comes out on top as the best overall shooter out now, but if you have friends that play MW3 instead of BF3, then you may be more inclined to get it, just so you can play with them of course.
If you have a console and have a love for fast multiplayer action, then perhaps MW3 might be the better option, but if you prefer an ultra-realistic shooter with adrenaline-pumping aerial dogfights and tactical combat, then Battlefield 3 is the way to go, especially if you own a gaming PC.
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