Battlefield 3 is a highly-anticipated title that has proven itself time and time again to be one of the best first person shooter games on the market today. Battlefield title has an enormous player base and millions of sales, and every time a new sequel comes out is always breaks a few sales records.
Battlefield 3 is the newest installation of this game and features many improvements from previous titles. While it’s often been said it’s a bit lacking in singleplayer campaign, the multiplayer experience is superb and will keep you busy for awhile no doubt.
However, it can also be frustrating. Even players who have experience in previous BF titles found themselves dying a lot and not being able to contribute much to their team, as BF3 is still quite different from other Battlefield games. Since tons of players have been looking for some guides and help online, I’ve decided to review the following Battlefield 3 strategy guides which will help you learn the ins and outs of this game a lot faster:
- Relik’s Battlefield 3 Strategy Guide
- Starks Battlefield 3 Mastery Guide
- PrimaGames Battlefield 3 Guide
Relik’s guide is definitely my favorite Battlefield 3 resource. It’s unlike anything else you will find online and really is quite helpful to have. It breaks down every part of the game and gives you a detailed overview and analysis.
First, it has a really detailed walkthrough of the single-player and co-op campaigns. In Relik’s Mastery guide you’ll get detailed instructions and step-by-step guide on beating every level and you’ll always know how to complete a mission as fast and easy as possible. Furthermore, it has video commentaries that will guide you through each of these missions as well.
But the single-player game guide is just a small part of what Relik has to offer. The guide is focused on multiplayer gameplay and as such has tons of quality tips which will help you beat your opponents consistently in Battlefield 3. First off there’s the generic BF3 multiplayer strategy guide which will give you plenty of advice on how to take advantage of every situation. This usually comes only with extensive playing experience and most skilled players will be reluctant to share this kind of information with new ones.
Next, you have a detailed guide with every single map available in BF3. It will show you the best sniping and camping spots, little-known map secrets where you can kill people again and again, team and solo tactics that win over 80% of games and more. It’s incredibly helpful and an absolute must read.
There’s also a bunch of other guides for classes, weapons, routes, vehicles, progression/leveling and more. Overall, the amount of information you will find in Relik’s Battlefield 3 Strategy Guide is absolutely amazing and it’s my strong recommendation you give it a shot if you wish to improve your gameplay.
Stark’s BF3 guide is a bit less detailed than Relik’s, but still very useful. It contains a beginners guide covering all the basics of the game: if you’re completely new to Battlefield I’m sure you’ll find it helpful. It gives you an overview of game concepts, classes, interface and such.
Much like Reliks guide Stark’s also has a guide for the singleplayer campaign. It’s just as useful as the one in Relik’s guide though, but there are no videos unfortunately.
Furthermore Stark guide includes information on all four classes in the game, giving you an overview of their differences, their gameplay strategies, kits and unlocks and more. Again, not as detailed as what you’ll find in the guide reviewed above but it’s still quite useful.
There’s also a weapons guide included that gives you a list of all available weapons in BF3, including a list of their pros and cons. It’s useful if you’re trying to figure out how to use a weapon most effectively and especially if you don’t know how to properly customize weapons.
The multiplayer strategy guide will show you how to best play in each different mode, how to play as a team and overall improve your skill level. Additionally there’s a guide on multiplayer maps that will show you the locations of turrets, vehicles, tactical spots and more.
Overall Stark’s guide is pretty good but it’s simply not as detailed as Relik’s guide. However if you’re looking for a good alternative for some reason, you have it.
As is the case with most official game guides this one isn’t too useful either. Basically it’s an overview of the game, and while it is now and then helpful it won’t really teach you nearly as much as the two other guides will.
It does contain some map descriptions with basic strategies, teamwork tactics, weapons and classes breakdown and a couple of other things, but it’s not nearly as detailed as Relik’s and Stark’s BF3 guides.
It does however come as a paperback or hardcover guide so you might prefer to read it that way. It’s up to you whether you want to get it, but I’d advise you get Relik’s guide if you truly with to improve your gameplay.