Battlefield 1942 PC

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  • Summary: In Battlefield 1942, you will experience the heat of battle as you heroically storm the beaches of Normandy, drive a tank across the deserts of northern Africa, pilot a fighter plane during the Battle of Midway, command a battleship at Guadalcanal, or parachute and commandeer a jeep inIn Battlefield 1942, you will experience the heat of battle as you heroically storm the beaches of Normandy, drive a tank across the deserts of northern Africa, pilot a fighter plane during the Battle of Midway, command a battleship at Guadalcanal, or parachute and commandeer a jeep in operation Market Garden. It is the only first person, team-based action game that places you in the midst of a raging WWII battlefield with 35 "machines of war" under your control. You'll pick up the sidearm of your choice and get behind the wheel of a variety of vehicles, ships, and aircraft to go to war on land, sea, and air during some of the most famous and pivotal battles of the Second World War. [Electronic Arts] Expand
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  1. Positive: 27 out of 27
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  1. 100
    In addition to standard team-based first-person shooter action, Battlefield 1942 incorporates the brilliant gameplay concept of vehicles and other machinery.
  2. For gamers thrilled by the action and heroes of movies based on World War II, or for any other red-blooded, meat-eating, chest-thumping, flatulating normal kinds of dudes, Battlefield 1942 will be virtual nirvana.
  3. This is a whole new level of online first-person fragging, and though it's not without its missteps, it's about as close to the front lines as you're gonna get while staring at your monitor....A very, very compelling game.
  4. BF1942 is an impressive game that's great fun in multiplayer.
  5. For now, as long as you can find skilled teammates and aren't getting pestered by the game's technical problems, Battlefield 1942 can be, quite appropriately, a real blast.
  6. As good as the sound usually is in Battlefield, it's the worst aspect of the game overall.
  7. There are some bugs in the gameplay that really need attention. The final strike against it is caused by the fact that the crowd of people playing this game online is one of the worst online communities I’ve ever been a part of.

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  1. Positive: 43 out of 48
  2. Negative: 3 out of 48
  1. Feb 25, 2013
    10
    This Game is so Funny I never play Battlefield 2 or Battlefield 3 but this Game is so funny and so cool very long playtime. The Multiplayer isThis Game is so Funny I never play Battlefield 2 or Battlefield 3 but this Game is so funny and so cool very long playtime. The Multiplayer is good to there are very great player and not so many flamer because this Kiddies are now playing Games like Battlefield 3 or Call of Duty Black Ops 2. This Game is a Have To Buy.
    You Have to Played before you are playing Battlefield 3.
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  2. May 28, 2013
    10
    This is game is great, even 11 years later it is still the best WWII game in my option. I remember when I first played this game, allowing meThis is game is great, even 11 years later it is still the best WWII game in my option. I remember when I first played this game, allowing me to enter and drive a vehicle unlike most games, allowing me to fly a plane (though a failed at it), letting choose which class I want to play as and what side, the game system is simple, its all about capturing and holding flag points until one of the team's reinforcement's bar gets down to zero. Multiplayer is cool, though most of the servers are abounded because now everybody's playing Black Ops 2 and Battlefield 3 or something else like that, this game is a must buy. Expand
  3. PhilM.
    Nov 13, 2002
    10
    This is the best effing game on PC right now... screw Age of Mythology... I'll play this Shiznit all night long!
  4. Sep 21, 2017
    10
    Amazing!!! Battlefield 1942 was Really a first of its kind. Mixing FPS and Full on battlefield scaled warfare. I mean anything from medicAmazing!!! Battlefield 1942 was Really a first of its kind. Mixing FPS and Full on battlefield scaled warfare. I mean anything from medic sniper assault etc to jeeps, tanks, artillery, to airplanes, helicopters, bomber, to aircraft carrier, submarines, battleships and the list goes on and on. It was epic battlefield experience and stupid battlefield games today are SO LIMITED Expand
  5. SamF.
    May 12, 2005
    9
    Great Action game...Very far from realistic depiction of WW2 but makes it a more Fun oriented game.
  6. Jun 6, 2014
    9
    So this is where Battlefield all started. It's really great. Now I want DICE to make Battlefield 1944 with the Frostbite engine! We reallySo this is where Battlefield all started. It's really great. Now I want DICE to make Battlefield 1944 with the Frostbite engine! We really need WWII shooters back. Expand
  7. williamfoxworth
    Dec 6, 2006
    0
    I bought this game yesterday evening and have not been able to get installed properly because the instructions are all screwed up.First II bought this game yesterday evening and have not been able to get installed properly because the instructions are all screwed up.First I Could Not find The CD Codes for The CD's then When I finally found them on the back of the Battlefiedld 1942 The Complete Collection Booklet, They are not listed in the correct order of the diSks to be installed, The label on the disks do not denote the particuliar the Code for BF1942 The Road to Rome does not allow that disk to be installed. There also so does not appear to be much action on a single player game. Expand

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