Battlefield 1942: The Road to Rome PC


Generally favorable reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
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  1. Sure it lacks more content, but what they have in there is well worth their $20 bucks, if for nothing else than for the sheer fun of playing the new and brilliantly designed maps.
  2. Not a very daring expansion, with battles still limited to two factions and maps that are, in many ways, a step backwards in strategy. At its price, however, it certainly delivers.
  3. This expansion focuses on the little-known Italian and Sicilian campaigns of World War II.
  4. Computer Games Magazine
    The stars of the show here are clearly the new maps. It's as if the team at Digital Illusions discovered exactly what everyone like about the game and created new battlefields made to directly stimulate the adrenal gland of its players. [May 2003, p.73]
  5. Computer Gaming World
    The engineer's bayonet kill might be the most satisfying frag since "Half-Life"'s crowbar kills. [May 2003, p.92]
  6. The most enjoyable new aspects of the expansion are the vehicles, and nearly every side gets new ones.
  7. It’s a shame EA feel the need to charge their swelling community for the privilege of getting their hands on a smattering of new missions and models which should have been in the game in the first place.
  8. 60
    We would have liked more maps and a solid fix for the sound problems.
  9. GameNow
    More of what made the original great, while adding welcome new touches. [May 2003, p.43]
  10. If you loved Battlefield 1942, then you'll love the new maps.
  11. While I am enjoying Road to Rome, I've a feeling that it will only live from now until the time Secret Weapons is released.
  12. Adds even more great gameplay in the form of more-balanced maps and more-balanced vehicles to an already enjoyable game.
  13. 88
    The maps are excellent, and while we would have liked a few more new vehicles, the ones that are here are a nice addition.
  14. Continues the success and balanced gameplay that was found in the original.
  15. The new maps and vehicles are worth the 20 bucks.
  16. GMR Magazine
    You will get enough to satisfy your battlefield cravings, but these extras could have - and maybe should have - been offered as a free download, not a $17.99 purchase. [May 2003, p.69]
  17. 91
    Considering Battlefield is such a fundamentally awesome game, Road to Rome managing to significantly improve the base in the ways that it does is at the very least commendable and the very most fantastic.
  18. PC Gamer
    As any fan of this outstanding multiplayer game will explain, six new maps for Battlefield 1942 is almost like adding six new sequels to the game. [Apr 2003, p.100]
  19. Everybody’s game of the year continues to rock with six new maps, new sides (Italy and France), vehicles, weapons and more.
  20. Just doesn’t have the significant number of new maps or gameplay changes that make an amazing expansion pack. Luckily does provide a good amount amusement for 20 bucks, making it a lot of bang for you’re buck.
  21. This pack gives a great new lease to a game that has far from run out of steam.
  22. 80
    While DICE probably should have included a few more maps, and some editing material so that modders could more easily build on what they've been provided (you can release that software developer's kit any time now, EA!), it's hard to argue with this expansion when everything included in it is so good.

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User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 29 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. DavidL.
    Mar 10, 2004
    It rocks.
  2. MafiaGuy
    Nov 1, 2003
    Hey, give us more in this expansion pack and it would be much better...
  3. H.Lokesz
    Apr 24, 2003
    BF1942 is a great game but the expansion doesn't add much. A few maps en a few new weapons. This should have been a free download for the fans.