FIRST 10 MINUTES | X360, PS3, PC Tuesday, October 25, 2011 | 5:35 PM

Our videos of Battlefield 3

Our videos of Battlefield 3

It's finally here, after so many months of waiting, people are going to see if Battlefield 3 will hold on its promises, both in terms of graphics and gameplay. So you can get a pretty good idea of what to expect from the single player campaign, here are a bunch of videos from the Xbox 360 version.
Update: PC short videos added so you can see the four different settings that are available and how the game looks.

The HD texture pack was installed when capturing them but we thought you might want to see what the game looks like when you don't use it. So take a look at our special image gallery and don't forget our last video showing different scenes of the beginning with and without the pack. We'll let you decide which is which so you can't accuse us of influencing you. As a last minute bonus, we've also added a first PC video in 1080p and 60 fps (ultra setting).

The First 10 Minutes Part 1
The First 10 Minutes Part 2
The First 10 Minutes Part 3
More gameplay
In the air
With or without HD textures?
PC gameplay 1080p 60 fps
Ultra setting - PC
High setting - PC
Medium setting - PC
Low setting - PC

All comments

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Commented on 2011-10-25 13:48:06
Wow there is quite a difference between the two. Not just textures either. In that bomb defusing scene you can see actual models are missing.
Commented on 2011-10-25 13:50:14
OH WOOOOW! Install the HD textures is a MUST! I feel bad for the 360 folks with no hard drives...
Commented on 2011-10-25 13:50:43
Indeed.

Who in their right mind wouldnt install the HD texture pack, IMO its crucial to have it or else you would be looking att garbage visuals all around.

Good looking game.
Commented on 2011-10-25 14:07:22
too bad you never see that kind of destruction in actual non-scripted gameplay.....especially when you kill a sniper far away in a building with the rocket launcher (e3 demo campaign) and in the next level you cant even blow up a wall with grenades or suddelny other buildings are immune to any kind of explosives. It's odd everytime you see something like this.


Nice graphics, btw
Commented on 2011-10-25 14:13:32
wow; i want this game soooooo BADly omg...

EDIT : oh yea and as usual, PC fTW ;)
Commented on 2011-10-25 14:25:54
My guess is without HD pack on the consoles it's playing the game with low textures, with it's on medium.. Here's a nice article which shows the different settings on PC: http://www.geforce.com/Optimize/Guides/battlefield...
Commented on 2011-10-25 14:34:07
Game is amazing, probably one of the finest war games ever made, and i've played them all since the dawn of time! Well probably not the dawn but maybe from Ikari Warriors ;P
Commented on 2011-10-25 14:54:11
wow 360 vers looks great, still going to hold off though, its all about batman and skyrim.
Commented on 2011-10-25 14:59:10
Looks good on consoles
Commented on 2011-10-25 15:29:19
wonder how much harddrive this will take up once the countless patches and hd pack are installed... the hd pack, though an annoyance, isnt that much of a big deal as i imagine its still smaller than the mandatory install i'd get on the ps3, but theres noway i'd even consider getting this game if i didnt have a harddrive.

Either way, though it looks decent enough on console, it's a game i'll definatly be waiting atleast a month after release to purchase as the fact it needs a day 1 patch shows it obviously wasnt ready for release... and if bc2 was anything to go by you also know EA will probably have various things locked on the disc that they'll later market as "free" dlc support later down the line.

Plus.... MW3's campaign looks just as impressive visually i reckon (animations really stand out on bf3 though) - oh the controversy.
Commented on 2011-10-25 15:38:24
That's quite the difference.

Oh and damn it still looks pretty decent on the 360, well done Dice... you talented bastards.
Commented on 2011-10-25 15:47:48
ah driftwood these ultrashots you've taken don't do the game justice, I think you have compressed the jpg far too much.
Commented on 2011-10-25 15:50:24 In reply to TheFuriousOne
Blame Fraps, I didn't do anything more.
Commented on 2011-10-25 15:54:21 In reply to bleachedsmiles
Posted by bleachedsmiles
Plus.... MW3's campaign looks just as impressive visually i reckon (animations really stand out on bf3 though) - oh the controversy.
dude, i'm a big fan of both (played almost all of the BF games, and CoD) and Battlefield3 gfx are out of this world.
Commented on 2011-10-25 16:16:38 In reply to bleachedsmiles
Posted by bleachedsmiles
wonder how much harddrive this will take up once the countless patches and hd pack are installed... the hd pack, though an annoyance, isnt that much of a big deal as i imagine its still smaller than the mandatory install i'd get on the ps3, but theres noway i'd even consider getting this game if i didnt have a harddrive.

Either way, though it looks decent enough on console, it's a game i'll definatly be waiting atleast a month after release to purchase as the fact it needs a day 1 patch shows it obviously wasnt ready for release... and if bc2 was anything to go by you also know EA will probably have various things locked on the disc that they'll later market as "free" dlc support later down the line.

Plus.... MW3's campaign looks just as impressive visually i reckon (animations really stand out on bf3 though) - oh the controversy.
lol

Installing games is standard now man. if MW3 looks this good then same apllies to MW2 and pretty much any COD for past some years lol
Commented on 2011-10-25 16:54:26 In reply to raina
installing games has never been "standard" on the 360 - if it was then the recomended Rage install, and recommended BF3 install of the HD pack, wouldnt be news worthy would it?

MW2 still holds up visually today, and i've zero doubts that visual improvements will be noticed in MW3 as that engines been consistently flexable. Ofcourse it wont be a huge leap over MW2 but it doesnt need to be... it's already got hand holding set pieces nailed down, alittle extra sparkle and shine is all that can be expected..and all thats needed to look not a million miles away from the hand holding set pieces that apparently little BF3's campaign imo.

Moving away from COD, did anybody watch the gadget show last night? thats one set up i'd love to play this game on
Commented on 2011-10-25 17:25:10
Console gamers should get used to install now. Next gen consoles might come with 500GB I am sure ibf more digital distribution then 500GB will be standard
Commented on 2011-10-25 17:29:14 In reply to hermen
Posted by hermen
Console gamers should get used to install now. Next gen consoles might come with 500GB I am sure ibf more digital distribution then 500GB will be standard
i dont think there will be installs at all next gen

I think it will be download only (steam) and with xbox least you dont have to install once downloaded.. unlike sony..so annoying
Commented on 2011-10-25 17:38:04
Thanks for the comparison shots! Game looks better than expected.
Commented on 2011-10-25 17:38:30
Mediocre "me too" effort this turned out to be, I don't need two really similar modern FPS shooters when COD delivers both a good campaign and multiplayer (I won't lie some aspects of MP piss me off) as well as the co op spec ops and survival stuff which looks like more fun to me than competitive MP.

While it's become tiresomely fashionable to bash COD it's difficult to deny they nail every aspect of the game whereas the consensus on BF is dull campaign and mixed on multi (still pretty glitchy, hmmm... never saw that one coming). Apologists try to excuse it with the old chestnut of "BF is always about MP" but that's just not a valid rationalization for a full price title these days. As far as amazing graphics that promise came only remotely close to being fulfilled on high end PC (although it stilll has some major glitches there apparently), it looks somewhere between low end average and reasonably good on console. Constant screen tearing on outdoor environments looks really distracting but it looks nice on the indoor confined sections.
Commented on 2011-10-25 17:40:20
sonys weird... it seems like first party game demo's install automatically like the 360 whilst others need a separate install..well least i noticed resistance 3 installed itself during the download..
Commented on 2011-10-25 17:51:08 In reply to bleachedsmiles
Posted by bleachedsmiles
sonys weird... it seems like first party game demo's install automatically like the 360 whilst others need a separate install..well least i noticed resistance 3 installed itself during the download..
the only time demo's have installed themsevles is if i tell them too when i select "shut down" on the XMB. otherwise i have to do it by selecting the icon myself.
Commented on 2011-10-25 17:55:50 In reply to ManThatYouFear
Posted by ManThatYouFear
i dont think there will be installs at all next gen

I think it will be download only (steam) and with xbox least you dont have to install once downloaded.. unlike sony..so annoying
I think he is saying HDD is a must and 500GB might become standard by next gen. Each PC game require 10+ GB
Commented on 2011-10-25 18:06:09 In reply to marker
HDD are definatly going to be a must next gen.. no getting around that, be very surprised if there was versions of the next xbox without. I can see the wii-u struggling
Commented on 2011-10-25 18:16:54
*Me, watching "in the air" video*
Pilot wears his helmet.
Suddenly it became a lot quiter.
*Me, starts smiling*
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