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: 41 out of 46
  2. Negative: 3 out of 46
  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. Apr 5, 2014
    10
    This game is the greatest first person shooter and the first game I truly played constantly as a kid. The game gives me nostalgia feels allThis game is the greatest first person shooter and the first game I truly played constantly as a kid. The game gives me nostalgia feels all over. Better than Battlefield 2 or 3 OR 4 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. SamuelD.
    Aug 29, 2007
    10
    This is an amazing game!!!! I bought it in 2006 (December) And I loved it!!! I figured it was created 4 years ago but i really didn't This is an amazing game!!!! I bought it in 2006 (December) And I loved it!!! I figured it was created 4 years ago but i really didn't care. My friend and I used to sing to the theme song while it was loading. I would give it 2 thumbs up. Expand
  5. Feb 20, 2014
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Battlefield 1942 FPS is a plus Must have a multiplayer mode that pleases the player, One probleminha.o campaign mode is boring as hell.I recommend downloading this game in origin is a major classic of the season Expand
  6. ATF_Isamu
    Sep 29, 2003
    9
    BF42 has GREAT multi-player potential. While all the same levels are available for both solo & multi games, you loose a lot when going up BF42 has GREAT multi-player potential. While all the same levels are available for both solo & multi games, you loose a lot when going up against bots. They have team deathmatches, CTF, and other modes but the 'Conquest' gameplay mode stands out as by far the most popular. This also puts more focus on teamwork, which is where this game excels. A coordinated 8-man team can easily defeat force twice it's since if you are working together. Vehicles play an important role in battle and combining ground, air, and sea elements with your infantry will turn tables very quickly. Every vehicle has it's strengths and weaknesses. A Battleship can take out many destroyers, but will sink if a single submarine finds it, while the Destroyer can take out subs. This rock-paper-scissors relationship can be seen in just about every vehicle and infantry type (or which there are 5). As for the historical aspect, the planes and tanks look exactly the same on the history channel as they do in-game. Depending on the battle and country you are with, you will have a different variety of weapons as well. I also love how the voice commands are written in plain English, but spoken in Japanese, Russian, German, or whatever country you fight for (can be turned off, and there are subtitles anyway). Your history teacher would be proud to see you finally learning what he/she was trying to teach you the whole time. The majority of complaints I hear about BF42 include high system requirements, HORRIBLE admin capabilities for clans who want to run a server, and the in-accuracy of weapons. To that last point, I would add that this game requires more than twitch-reflexes and a fast comp to win... you need teamwork. There is no amount of hopping and ducking that will help you escape a destroyer shelling the beach, or a Panzer tank rolling down the hill. Also, if you unload a clip on full automatic, expect to hit a lot of air, while a smarter opponent will crouch, steady his aim, and fire in 2-3 round bursts. Once you get bored of 1942 combat, there are plenty of excellent quality mods such as Desert Combat (1990's Gulf War) or Eve of Destruction (Vietnam war) that easily make the game worthwhile on their own. IMHO, Desert Combat is to BF42 what Counter Strike is to Half-life. 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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