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  • Summary: In Secret Weapons of WWII, players will engage in war with a choice of up to 46 vehicles to control. In addition to the 30 vehicles introduced in the original game such as fighter planes, tanks, and aircraft carriers, players can operate 16 new vehicles including the Horton HO 229 "Flying Wing" that is equipped with 30 mm machine guns and missiles. Other vehicles consist of a US Sherman tank with a T-34 Calliope rocket launcher, U.S. T95/T28 Super Heavy Tank, the Sturmtiger (naval gun mounted on Tiger tank), U.S. Goblin jetfighter, C-47 cargo plane that will serve as a mobile spawn point, the American Armstrong Whitworth AW-52 advanced fighter, the German Wasserfall guided anti-air missile and the German Natter rocket plane. Also, for the first time, Secret Weapons of WWII will give players the chance to fly and fight at the same time with a top secret German prototype Rocket Pack. There will be seven new weapons including one-shot kill knives, the Bren light machine gun, Remington Auto 5 shotgun and the Mauser K98 grenade rifle. The game introduces British Commando and German Elite troops while enriching gameplay by adding a new "objective based" gameplay mode. [Electronic Arts] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 18
  2. Negative: 1 out of 18
  1. Offers a lot of content, much more so than what was available in "Road to Rome." The fact that it comes bundled with the v1.45 patch means that players will be treated to a slightly improved physics model, more player animation and better sounds, as well as numerous bug fixes and other minor tweaks.
  2. While single-player practice against AI teams feels drab and slow-paced, a full-blown multiplayer melee with more than 20 people per team is flat-out amazing. [Dec 2003, p.136]
  3. 88
    The balance is still superb, the physics system embraces the new jet-powered vehicles, and the new maps allow for gameplay almost as compelling as you'd find on Wake or Market Garden.
  4. 80
    Considering that some of the maps in the "Road to Rome" expansion were spectacular, it's hard to justify dropping $30 on another set of maps and some vehicles.
  5. What's going to annoy people most is that the purists will want things like the mobile spawn point of the C-47, but won't be able to have them without the jet fighters and flyable missiles. And ultimately, that might mean these Secret Weapons remain completely unknown to most. [PC Gamer UK]
  6. If the fantasy element turns you on then go for it. Otherwise, you’re not missing much. The old formula is beginning to look dog-eared.
  7. They don't feel much different from regular guns and planes. [Dec 2003, p.86]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. May 17, 2013
    "Secret Weapons of WWII" is the DLC for the original Battlefield that I never bought after a little disappointment in "Road to Rome". But I spent tens of hours playing it with my friends in computer clubs :)
    "Secret Weapons" let the developers to explore some new type of gameplay with well known game. Unique weapons and well designed maps was a very good and not serious addition to the game.
    Type of DLC that you would never regret buying.

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