There are more than just several hundred shooters out there for you to choose from. But why is Battlefield 3 on so many people’s radars this year? It’s not just DICE’s stunning history with the franchise. Battlefield 1942 was indeed a phenomenal game, no arguments there. The excitement brewing over Battlefield 3 is attributed to even more than just the mind blowing graphics thanks to the new Frostbite 2 engine. What it all boils down to is the thrill of the experience in playing (or even just watching) groups of armies on either side of the both literal and metaphorical trenches scramble to survive and conquer.

We got to spend hands-on time with the game to bring you thoughts of what makes this upcoming FPS so enticing.