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Battlefield 1943 is a remake of the Windows game Battlefield 1942. Battlefield 1943 is a multiplayer-only first person shooter set in the pacific theater. The player can choose to fight on either the US or Japanese side and must capture and hold certain points on remade pacific island maps from Battlefield 1942.

At the start of a round (or after being killed), the player can choose between three classes: infantryman, rifleman and scout. The difference between the classes lies in the armament: for example, scouts possess a sniper rifle while infantry soldiers are equipped with an anti-tank gun. The player is also able to use any vehicle, boat and airplane they find in the game.

Improvements over the original Battlefield 1942 game include awards, ranks the player can gain, destructible buildings and an air strike that can be called in from a special building on the map.


Battlefield 1943 Xbox 360 1943 uses the destruction engine from Bad Company.
Battlefield 1943 Xbox 360 Defend your capture points as a sniper.
Battlefield 1943 Xbox 360 Rifleman taking a capture point.
Battlefield 1943 Xbox 360 Grab a boat with some allies and storm the beach.

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Best $14.99 I've ever spent. PlayStation 3 Big John WV (25477)

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Blend Games Xbox 360 Jul 18, 2009 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
GameSpy Xbox 360 Jul 09, 2009 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
GBase - The Gamer's Base PlayStation 3 Jul 23, 2009 9 out of 10 90
Cheat Code Central Xbox 360 2009 4.3 out of 5 86
Gamervision Xbox 360 Jul 16, 2009 8.5 out of 10 85
DarkZero PlayStation 3 Aug 13, 2009 8 out of 10 80
Cynamite Xbox 360 Aug 14, 2009 8 out of 10 80
Teletext Xbox 360 2009 8 out of 10 80 PlayStation 3 Jul 10, 2009 15 out of 20 75
Official XBox Magazine Xbox 360 Jul 08, 2009 7.5 out of 10 75


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On its launch date, it was reported by DICE that users had accumulated over 5 million kills and logged in over 29 years worth of game time alone.


There are a few easter eggs located throughout the maps, most of which consist of sand castles on small islands off of the coast of the larger islands. However, on a island at the Iwo Jima map, players can come across a small beach in which is written "HAGGARD WAS HERE". This refers to Haggard from Battlefield: Bad Company in which this game was preceded by.


  • Game Informer
    • 2009 - Best Downloadable Game
  • Gamespy
    • 2009 - Downloadable Gamers' Choice Award
    • 2009 - The Deja Vu Award

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