Metascore
83

Generally favorable reviews - based on 65 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 62 out of 65
  2. Negative: 0 out of 65
  1. Even with the barest bones of a Battlefield game it's utterly complete. [Sept 2009, p.102]
  2. 100
    What makes this game interesting is the speed of play and the sheer, as mentioned before, chaos of it all.
  3. 90
    With satisfaction always within reach, Battlefield 1943 makes for an addictive online experience. [Aug 2009, p.79]
  4. A perfectly sized, expertly-crafted romp, Pacific gives other download games their marching orders. [Aug 2009, p.97]
  5. 90
    A great game and, in my mind, a fantastic value. It may not have a single-player campaign or a host of levels, but the content that it does provide is carefully made and really showcases the talent of DICE as a studio that knows how to create addictive multiplayer shooters.
  6. Battlefield 1943 should be on everyone’s list once the server issues are sorted out, and the game’s back end infrastructure expands enough to incorporate more players.
  7. Battlefield 1943 not only delivers an excellent game but impresses on just about every level. If you have ever wondered what World War II was really like, this is about as close to the experience as you’re going to get.
  8. Take one fantastic engine, add pick up and play gameplay, top it off with a fantastic price and you have a hit - to the point of which EA struggle to handle the demand for. That’s a good sign that you should jump on in.
  9. Battlefield 1943 may not be the most extensive multiplayer shooter available but none the less at its price it reflects tremendous value as it provides one of the best multiplayer experiences around, without doubt a must play title for any shooter fan.
  10. This is the best thing EA has done since they acquired Bioware. Instead of pumping out games that bring everything to the table, and only really offer a few things, they put out a title that offers one thing, and plenty of it.
  11. A finely-tuned online shooter that delivers an excellent multiplayer experience at a good price. [Sept 2009, p.78]
  12. Battlefield 1943 is truly a blast. Its stripped-down nature (though definitely not a no-frills release) means its easy to get into, and the high potential player count should have the servers filled with players for quite some time.
  13. Battlefield 1943 is a welcome back to the saga's roots. A fast, fun and effective online game, well above the average product you can buy over Xbox Live or PlayStation Network. Hours of gameplay await the ones willing to spend the 15€ needed to buy this game.
  14. 88
    Battlefield 1943 is a prime example of why online gaming is so addictive. The concept is simple, the content is limited, but the fun is nearly endless.
  15. A first-class multiplayer-FPS. It doesn't do anything new, but what it does, it does very well. It’s fun and entertaining. [July 2009]
  16. Some full price title can’t keep up with the multiplayer fun and the good looking graphic. Battlefield veterans don’t come around anyway therefore. Battlefield 1943 is a completely clear purchase recommendation for each action fan.
User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 136 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 40 out of 50
  2. Negative: 7 out of 50
  1. Nov 8, 2012
    8
    This game was great and definitely worth the cheap price tag. I've gotten many hours of enjoyment out of this game. The only complaints wereThis game was great and definitely worth the cheap price tag. I've gotten many hours of enjoyment out of this game. The only complaints were that the game was EXTREMELY laggy online when I first played. It since seems to have been fixed however, so that's not an issue anymore. Another complaint is that there are not enough maps to choose from. Overall though, a most enjoyable game available for a low price. Worth a purchase. Full Review »
  2. Aug 30, 2010
    7
    This game is a remake of the old game, battlefield 1942. There is a level progression but only 3 classes. This game is good but gets boringThis game is a remake of the old game, battlefield 1942. There is a level progression but only 3 classes. This game is good but gets boring fast. whicg is why if you are reading this at this point you should get battlefield bad company 2. Much better game. Full Review »
  3. DustinG
    Nov 11, 2009
    10
    Best game on 360. Hands Down. Blows away Call of Duty games.