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

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 Gilbert

Henry Gilbert is a former GamesRadar+ Editor, having spent seven years at the site helping to navigate our readers through the PS3 and Xbox 360 generation. Henry is now following another passion of his besides video games, working as the producer and podcast cohost of the popular Talking Simpsons and What a Cartoon podcasts.