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Battlefield 1942 (Windows)

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Description

Battlefield 1942 is a massive online multiplayer shooter roughly based on World War II, but with emphasis on balance and fun. Join armed forces of United States, United Kingdom, Japan, Germany or Russia, and battle up to 63 of your friends online. Have access to up to twenty different authentic weapons. Control any of the 30+ vehicles over land, on water, or in air. Combat takes place in four theatres; South Pacific, North Africa, and Eastern and Western Europe. Have epic battles with up to 64 players on the same map, or hone your skills in single-player mode against AI bots.

Screenshots

Battlefield 1942 Windows Enemy counteroffensive
Battlefield 1942 Windows About to take out tank with panzerschreck
Battlefield 1942 Windows Kharkov
Battlefield 1942 Windows Damaged airplane

Alternate Titles

  • "戰地風雲1942" -- Chinese spelling (traditional)
  • "战地1942" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "BF1942" -- Common abbreviation

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User Reviews

Medal of Honor is simply pathetic when compared to Battlefield. Jester236 (39) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
Best reason to have a LAN party ever. Zovni (9367) 2.71 Stars2.71 Stars2.71 Stars2.71 Stars2.71 Stars
You won't find a better first-person shooter (FPS) game, period. Matt Judge (3) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars
War is hell, but Battlefield is a slice of gaming heaven! JL3001 (20) 3.86 Stars3.86 Stars3.86 Stars3.86 Stars3.86 Stars
Vehicle mania and endless possibilities are what to find...inside. Josh Miller (7) 4.29 Stars4.29 Stars4.29 Stars4.29 Stars4.29 Stars
WHERE ARE YOU FROM SOLDIER?! James Smith (1) unrated
An excellent game sbikerbud (10) unrated

The Press Says

Thunderbolt Games Jun 27, 2003 10 out of 10 100
Peliplaneetta.net Sep 26, 2002 93 out of 100 93
DarkZero 2002 9.1 out of 10 91
GameSpy Sep 24, 2002 90 out of 100 90
Jeuxvideo.com Sep 24, 2002 18 out of 20 90
Game Informer Magazine Nov, 2002 9 out of 10 90
Atomic Gamer Oct 07, 2002 90 out of 100 90
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Oct, 2002 88 out of 100 88
Netjak Aug 29, 2002 8.8 out of 10 88
Gamekult Sep 25, 2002 8 out of 10 80

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

Battlefield 1942 appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Cancelled Xbox version

An Xbox version of Battlefield 1942 was planned, and was also going to support the Xbox Live feature. On January 15, 2003, EA declared that the game was cancelled. The official reason was that they wanted the developers to be able to focus on the expansion Battlefield 1942: The Road to Rome instead. However, people speculated that the real reason was that EA felt they couldn't make any big money with a relationship with Microsoft.

Awards

  • 4Players
    • 2002 – Best PC Multiplayer Game of the Year
    • 2002 – #8 Best PC Game of the Year (Readers' Vote)
  • Computer Games Magazine
    • March 2003 (Issue #148) - Co-Winner of of the 2002 Game of the Year Award
  • Computer Gaming World
    • April 2003 (Issue #225) - Multiplayer Game of the Year 2002
    • February 2006 (Issue #259) – Introduced into the Hall of Fame
  • GameSpy
    • 2002 – Multiplayer Game of the Year
    • 2002 – PC Action Game of the Year (Readers' Choice)
    • 2002 – Best Two-Song Soundtrack (PC)
    • 2003 - Best Mod of the Year (for Desert Combat)
    • 2011 – #15 Top PC Game of the 2000s
  • GameStar (Germany)
    • February 13, 2003 - Best Multiplayer Game in 2003 (Reader's Voting)
  • Golden Joystick Award
    • 2003 - Online Game of the Year 2002
  • PC Gamer
    • March 2003 - Best Game of the Year 2002
    • March 2003 - Best Multiplayer Game of the Year 2002
    • April 2005 - #9 in the 50 Best Games of All Time list
  • Verband der Unterhaltungssoftware Deutschland (Entertainment Software Association Germany)
    • 2002 - Gold-Award for selling more then 100,000 (but less then 200,000) units in Germany, Austria and Switzerland
Information also contributed by PCGamer77, piltdown man and Xoleras.

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JPaterson (9147) added Battlefield 1942 (Windows) on Sep 13, 2002