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Modern Warfare 3 Vs Battlefield 3: Which graphics are better?

Just moments ago, we showed you the very first gameplay teaser trailer for Modern Warfare 3 and with it, a chance to see how good the game looks compared to the likes of Call of Duty: Black Ops and of course Modern Warfare 2. Now that you have seen it, we want to know your specific opinions on the graphics featured in the game.

Consider this the first mini analysis of what is set to become a full on slugfest, on which graphics look better between Modern Warfare 3, and EA’s excellent looking Battlefield 3 game, as for the first time – both titles will be released in the same month so it’s going to be a head-to-head battle between Activision and EA to grab your money.

After watching those epic Battlefield 3 gameplay videos demonstrating the new Frostbite 2.0 engine, yeah we all thought ‘ok, Battlefield 3 is going to be the clear winner here hands down’, but after watching the MW3 debut trailer, you may not be so sure any more.

The visuals are actually very impressive, and as we mentioned in our earlier article, the graphics are definitely a step up from those seen in Modern Warfare 3. We can’t really talk about Black Ops here, since that was developed by Treyarch, not Infinity Ward remember.

We’ve included the trailer below once again, just so you can get an idea of the graphics. We recommend watching some of it in slow motion too, the London and Paris scenes for example to get maximum effect. After you have checked it out properly, we want to know if you still think Battlefield 3 wins or not from a graphics perspective.

Has Modern Warfare 3 changed your mind, or is Battlefield 3 still the clear winner? We’re awaiting the results of our included poll with great anticipation. Don’t forget to select 720p HD from the YouTube drop down menu!

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Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

Contact Alan Ng: alan@product-reviews.net

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Mrrileystone2
Mrrileystone2

MW3 over BF3. 
I can’t believe anyone is actually going to buy BF3 after the beta came out. The maps are just huge open areas that you have to crawl through if you don’t want your head to be blown to bits. The maps in cod are much better – smaller, easier to maneuver. I agree Battlefield is more realistic, but since when is realism ever fun? Why would we even play video games if we wanted a real-life experience? We could just join the military..

Evanzermeno1
Evanzermeno1

BF3 over MW3. ive been playing cod my whole life, and i can tell IW isnt going anywhere with their CODs. besides, who else agrees with me that the reveal trailer for MW3 looks completely horrible? the graphics are worse than mw2 (which you think they would improve on not get worse). plus cant we all tell MW series is all the same? its all urban warfare in home countrys, all they have to do is change some guns, perks, and abilities and say they have a top knotch game. i dont know what most are getting, but i sure… Read more »

Bsharpzorro
Bsharpzorro

BF3 over MW3. Graphics and interaction with enviroment.

YoYaYoYa
YoYaYoYa

I have battlefield bad company 2, black ops, mw2 & played & liked them all (black ops not as much) but i bought BFBC2 when i started getting bored of mw2, i loved the game at first, the realism & destructible environment was awesome, but after unlocking all of the weapons by level 20, the re playability stopped for me, i hopped back on mw2 & have been on it since, there is a huge difference for me with 60fps & 30fps (I play on the highest sensitivity for both games) & as much as i loved BFBC2, i will… Read more »

Phillyblunz
Phillyblunz

Wow that game looks like ass. Did anyone notice that there are almost no textures at all in that trailer?? I saw some for a split second but besides that the walls and pretty much every single surface look to be lifted straight from a PS2 game. I guess they had to drop all textures to allow them to run their shitty little 600p game engine at 60FPS, LOL. I like how this article is about comparing MW3 to BF3 then the writer is too scared/biased to even post a gameplay video of BF3 beside it, LOL. I have to… Read more »

benjamin kioa
benjamin kioa

there making these call of duty games too fast am mean bo just came out last year there mw3 coming out this year activison made the mistake with guitar hero that y they stop making it 

Your-free-gadgets

Com’on, has COD even changed one bit since COD4, COD is old now. It’s time to move on. I’m just hoping all of the noobs from COD don’t come onto battlefield. Although it would be a lot of fun pwning them whilst they cry because they can’t camp whilst their dogs or chopper does the work.

Joe

Battlefield 3 graphics will be a different league to MW3. MW3 is just again a recycled engine, it wont look any different to mw2 or even cod: 4. The Battlefield 3 destructive landscape is clearly the hands down winner.

Anonymous
Anonymous

To even pause and ponder whether the graphics of Modern Warfare 3 might be superior to Battlefield is similar to watching an Eagle argue with Chickens.
 
Battlefield 3 is clearly the aesthetic king.  Alan, please just have the confidence to actually write what you really know is true.

Marc Salvador

Its been confirmed that consoles will have the same graphics as pc, just pc supporting 64 players and having bigger maps.

Marc Salvador

Its been confirmed that consoles will have the same graphics as pc, just pc supporting 64 players and having bigger maps.

Marc Salvador

Its been confirmed that consoles will have the same graphics as pc, just pc supporting 64 players and having bigger maps.

Pieter Dekker
Pieter Dekker

Dx11 vs Dx9. Need to do the math?

Anonymous
Anonymous

I personally think that cod looks kinda dates compared to bf3. Besides mw3s’ engine is the same as mw2, if we wanted anouther map pack we wouldn’t spend $60 or whatever it will cost

Andre Lima

COD might have a better SP campaign but thats it.

Andre Lima

COD might have a better SP campaign but thats it.

Dave Dood
Dave Dood

Sorry Alan COD fan boy.   Battlefield 3 has 20 times better graphics and gameplay.  If you can’t see that then you need thicker glasses.

Pfff, dork.

Dave Dood
Dave Dood

Sorry Alan COD fan boy.   Battlefield 3 has 20 times better graphics and gameplay.  If you can’t see that then you need thicker glasses.

Pfff, dork.

soax28
soax28

Yeah that was what I was thinking, people here can’t just compare battlefield 3 and mw3 just yet because the footage from battlefield 3 is from the pc and of course the pc is more superior to consoles now so the graphics will be better. If these people have done their research there was a post saying that battlefield 3 on the consoles won’t be as good looking as the pc version but it will be great. So who knows because we all know that consoles are outdated so there’s no point in saying that the devs are lazy its just that this is… Read more »

soax28
soax28

Yeah that was what I was thinking, people here can’t just compare battlefield 3 and mw3 just yet because the footage from battlefield 3 is from the pc and of course the pc is more superior to consoles now so the graphics will be better. If these people have done their research there was a post saying that battlefield 3 on the consoles won’t be as good looking as the pc version but it will be great. So who knows because we all know that consoles are outdated so there’s no point in saying that the devs are lazy its just that this is… Read more »

Ryan O'Connell

I’ve been playing COD since Modern Warfare and this year….ill be buying Battlefield 3. Over the years, I just find that COD, while a good all around game in its own right, just seems to get old fast. I feel like when I put in MW,WAW,MW2 or BO, I feel as if very little has really changed and I have 4 versions of the same game. When I saw the trailer for BF3..I was amazed and I just don’t get that same WOW factor from this MW3 trailer cuz it looks and feels so similar to MW2. It seems that… Read more »

Geoff Shannon

ill say mw3 will have a better single player because battlefield has never really had a intense sp. but bf3 will win the multiplayer because, well lets just say cod can never compete with map size, vehicles, bullet drops, and gamplay.

Connor Barnes

Looks exactly like MW2!!!! I can’t believe IW, lazy, cheap whores! BF3 is the clear winner.

Jordan Gianni

It wont matter on the consoles which games look better its gonna come down to game play for those markets but for the PC… well thats where looks will differ. I am saying without doubt like so many before me, battlefield 3 has this battle hands down. When that rpg comes crashing through that wall that you would normally be oh so safe behind in modern warfare and particles of dust cloud your vision with realism you will too also no the might of the frostbite engine :]

Nike_7688
Nike_7688

First, it’s Frostbite 2, not Frostbite 2.0. (repi posted that on twitter a while back to clarify all this 2.0 nonsense)

Second, MW3 STILL has the same tired old engine.  it’s 6 years old.  Older if you actually look at its origins.  kill it with fire.

Battlefield 3 wins

Nike_7688
Nike_7688

First, it’s Frostbite 2, not Frostbite 2.0. (repi posted that on twitter a while back to clarify all this 2.0 nonsense)

Second, MW3 STILL has the same tired old engine.  it’s 6 years old.  Older if you actually look at its origins.  kill it with fire.

Battlefield 3 wins

Lucas Burke

seriously? Its not even close to being close to close.  BF3 makes mw3 look like dirt.

Anonymous
Anonymous

You have to remember though that although these games are competing for
sales, these are still very different games. Each one will bring its own
strengths and weaknesses. As for me I love both series so im still
going to get both (Although I’m getting BF3 for pc for the 64 player
games and private servers) and just play whatever game im in the mood
for.

Anonymous
Anonymous

You have to remember though that although these games are competing for sales, these are still very different games. Each one will bring its own strengths and weaknesses. As for me I love both series so im still going to get both (Although I’m getting BF3 for pc for the 64 player games and private servers) and just play whatever game im in the mood for.

Elmedin Zelenkic

BF3 wins hands down.. wtf kind of question is that.. 

Peter Halama

I say kids stay with COD please…… Only team people go to BF series.Battlefield is not about K/d.  Bf is all about getting objectives and amazing gameplay.. Best multi around, even gamespot said it… I personaly cant wait for Wake Island…..And in the heli I FU*KING PWN… It loooks like weather conditions and windspeed are gonna be in the game..:D PC all the way, even though i have an old 360 too. 
|K!A| P.I.D.R

Peter Halama

I say kids stay with COD please…… Only team people go to BF series.Battlefield is not about K/d.  Bf is all about getting objectives and amazing gameplay.. Best multi around, even gamespot said it… I personaly cant wait for Wake Island…..And in the heli I FU*KING PWN… It loooks like weather conditions and windspeed are gonna be in the game..:D PC all the way, even though i have an old 360 too. 
|K!A| P.I.D.R

Michael Sanita

are you kidding me? was this site paid off to boost MW3? the graphics are exactly the same as MW2. The first thing i thought when i saw this trailer was “why are they releasing a Modern Warfare 2 trailer so long after it has been released?” the last good cod game was cod 4 if you buy this one you are a moron, its like for the past three Christmas’s activision has been giving you pieces of the exact same fruit  cake that has been sitting on their counter all these years and this year its gonna be the same, a… Read more »

Alex Seven

 yes battlefield does look better when it comes to graphics on solo , but we wont be able to see who’s the winner until both multiplayers have been played . These games are ALL ABOUT MULTIPLAYER ! 
and that is where i got my money on call of duty . you dont sell a billion dollars worth of video games unless your the best ! Everyone thought the solo on medal of honor looked great but does anyone like the multiplayer ?? NO !

Alex Seven

 yes battlefield does look better when it comes to graphics on solo , but we wont be able to see who’s the winner until both multiplayers have been played . These games are ALL ABOUT MULTIPLAYER ! 
and that is where i got my money on call of duty . you dont sell a billion dollars worth of video games unless your the best ! Everyone thought the solo on medal of honor looked great but does anyone like the multiplayer ?? NO !

Stevenh
Stevenh

For a true comparison we need to see both running on the same console, for me, the graphics in call of duty have always looked crisp, whereas battlefields tend to look more gritty. Hard to explain !! i get a sense of detachment when watching COD’s gameplay whereas Battlefields tends to draw me in.

Anthony
Anthony

come on really?? there is no comparison, battlefield 3 looks way better.

Anthony
Anthony

come on really?? there is no comparison, battlefield 3 looks way better.

Robstenhouse
Robstenhouse

Bf3 beats mw3 by 100 miles plus those mw3 teaser trailers are cinematic, which means it wont be the really game

Robstenhouse
Robstenhouse

Bf3 beats mw3 by 100 miles plus those mw3 teaser trailers are cinematic, which means it wont be the really game

guest
guest

The visuals definitely still don’t compare. But the thing is, we haven’t seen BF3 on consoles yet. So who knows…..and who knows what this MW3 footage is on. Battlefield 3 PC visuals win hands down. Console….well, we’ll see. But considering its a brand new engine, I’m betting they’ll still be better. This games looks good, at least in terms of entertainment value. Looks, flashy, etc. Looks like a COD game. Funny thing is that’s starting to be less and less of a compliment. I’ve liked the COD games story lines. From the ones i’ve played, they’ve been fun and entertaining… Read more »

noob
noob

battlefield 3 way better then mw3. 

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