Battlefield 3 review scores will determine the success of the game, according to executive producer Patrick Bach, who'll be pleased to see that the title's off to a strong start based on early verdicts.
The PC version of the title is currently carrying a Metacritic rating of 93, based on 16 reviews logged ahead of the shooter's US launch tomorrow and UK release on Friday.
Current reviews range from 8/10 to full marks. CVG's Battlefield 3 review of the single player campaign carries a 9.2/10 score.
You can also see how the rest of the gaming world has reacted to the title so far by checking out our early Battlefield 3 review round-up.