To say that Battlefield 3 was a huge hit is a massive understatement. You could argue that it was Dice’s Battlefield 3 that showed that this was a game that could go head to head with Call Of Duty. People were rabid with anticipation for Battlefield 3 and it is said that there were over 3 million pre orders for the game.
The story was actually a ton of fun and it was told mainly through a series of flashbacks. Dice created a fictional War of 2014 that saw you go to such locations as Iran, Iraq, Paris and New York it was really well made and most people gave Dice a lot of credit for putting so much effort into the campaign.
Multiplayer was once again huge, especially super huge on PC as it could handle 64 player battles. It featured military battles on a truly epic scale with lots of weapons, plenty of vehicles, many different classes and all kinds of game modes to play. Multiplayer is a huge reason as to why Battlefield 3 was one of the biggest games of 2011.
Dice supported the game heavily with DLC, players were offered a premium membership which for 50 bucks got them a ton more multiplayer maps and content and also saved them a lot of money in the process.
Battlefield 3 was and still is a very popular game and you can even pop on line today and have no trouble finding a game!