Celebrate Battlefield 3s release by watching the first mission in action

How does EA’s big budget shooter begin? We’re glad you asked

Battlefield 3 hit PS3s, 360s and PCs nationwide today and goes on sale for our European friends Friday. Now that the title is here we can finally take video of any part of the game we want and share it with you, our gentle readers. So here’s a taste of the first five minutes or so of BF3’s single player campaign.

In case you’re confused, the opening is a flash forward where your character escapes police custody because he has a train full of terrorists to catch. After shooting up the train (simultaneously teaching players FPS controls) and nearly saving the day, he’s caught and we can only assume a screen pops up right after that saying “36 hours earlier,” or something like that. Look for our review soon, as our normally very timely review schedule has been thrown off somewhat due to unforeseen circumstances.

Oct 25, 2011


Henry moved from the suburbs of northern Florida to work at GR+, and hasn't looked back once in seven years. When not collecting Mario toys, you can find him constantly checking his Twitter.
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