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  • Summary: [Playstation Network] Using the Frostbite engine, Battlefield 1943 takes players back to WWII. The game offers hours of 24 player multiplayer action over three classic and tropic locations; Wake Island, Guadalcanal and Iwo Jima. Delivering the award-winning through-the-gun and vehicle[Playstation Network] Using the Frostbite engine, Battlefield 1943 takes players back to WWII. The game offers hours of 24 player multiplayer action over three classic and tropic locations; Wake Island, Guadalcanal and Iwo Jima. Delivering the award-winning through-the-gun and vehicle warfare online experience DICE is best recognized for, Battlefield 1943 has players battling in ruthless aerial dog fights and intense trench combat. [Electronic Arts] Expand
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  1. Positive: 38 out of 40
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  1. 100
    What makes this game interesting is the speed of play and the sheer, as mentioned before, chaos of it all.
  2. The greatest shooter to hit the PlayStation Network.
  3. Despite a lack of depth found in other full-fledged FPS offerings (even from what's found in the Battlefield franchise itself) and a number of initial coding missteps, Battlefield 1943 is an arcade offering you really shouldn't miss. The $15 price tag and the overall quality make this a great purchase for anyone interested in shooters.
  4. Battlefield 1943 focuses on multiplayer, and achieves a great level of quality. Classic, well-made and fun as soon as some friends join in, it is a sure bet provided we are going to have war partners.
  5. DICE did a great job of refining the Battlefield formula into a cohesive package that should tide fans over until Bad Company 2, or may create a whole new fanbase in itself under 1943's small-but-strong design philosophy.
  6. An intense, replayable multiplayer shooter that's fully worthy of both the Battlefield name and the price of entry.
  7. Battlefield 1943 is the best multiplayer shooter for XBLA and PSN, but only by virtue of having no formidable competitors, except for the crippled CellFactor: Psychokinetic Wars.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
  1. GordonV
    Jul 9, 2009
    10
    This game is everything a Downloadable game should be, good file size and more fun than a slip and slide!
  2. abc
    Sep 30, 2009
    10
    For 15 bucks or 13 euros this game's a must-buy. The gameplay is awesome (especially with a FragFX), the graphics are good and sounds For 15 bucks or 13 euros this game's a must-buy. The gameplay is awesome (especially with a FragFX), the graphics are good and sounds are superb. Thanks to the Frostbite game engine the environment around feels really dynamic as bombs bring down forests, destroy buildings and leave craters in the ground . A must-buy for an FPS fan! Expand
  3. Jul 24, 2013
    10
    One of the best online shooters ever and only a $15 download. Realistic physics unlike other shooters. Romp around in fighters, jeeps andOne of the best online shooters ever and only a $15 download. Realistic physics unlike other shooters. Romp around in fighters, jeeps and tanks like Rambo. Only 3 maps and locked in weapon options. This is a cheap arcade multiplayer shooter, too bad they do not make the full size $60 shooters this quality. The quality and fun factor dwarfs most $60 shooters. Definitely worth checking out if you like multiplayer gaming. Expand
  4. JimmyL
    Jul 16, 2009
    9
    One of the better downloadable games available, it brings a ton of fun and mayhem to the table. Well worth the cash.
  5. Aug 17, 2012
    8
    Battlefield 1943 is a remake of the original Battlefield 1942. It haves better graphics, and better destruction. And, It is, a great remake.Battlefield 1943 is a remake of the original Battlefield 1942. It haves better graphics, and better destruction. And, It is, a great remake. You only can play online. Battlefield 1943 haves huge maps, classic vehicles and a terrific gameplay. Battlefield always have, and It'll have the best multiplayer experience ever. Now, in this version, you can choose 3 classes: rifleman, infantry and scout. Rifleman haves a long range an It's anti-infantry. Infantry haves a short range and It's anti-tank, and Scout haves a sniper. The problem is that the game can freeze sometimes. 85 out of 100 Expand
  6. Dr.Ghettoblaster
    Jul 10, 2009
    8
    Outstanding game. The strategic use of vehicles, the destructive environments, the variety in gameplay, the graphics, this game is incredibly Outstanding game. The strategic use of vehicles, the destructive environments, the variety in gameplay, the graphics, this game is incredibly balanced and well worth the $15 price tag. Highly recommended. Highly addictive. Expand
  7. PaulK.
    Jul 13, 2009
    5
    Gameplay dumbed down from BF1942. No moveable ships. Fiddly controls. Really blocky graphics. Could be so much better if they put it in Gameplay dumbed down from BF1942. No moveable ships. Fiddly controls. Really blocky graphics. Could be so much better if they put it in 1080p. I'm sure the game engine can handle it. Expand

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