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Battlefield 1942: Secret Weapons of WWII (Windows)

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MobyRank
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3.5
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Category Description MobyScore
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 3.1
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.0
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.9
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.8
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.8
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.7
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.1
Overall MobyScore (12 votes) 3.5


The Press Says

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ActionTrip
As you can clearly conclude from the amount of raw info I crammed into this review, Secret Weapons of WWII offers a lot of content, much more so than what was available in Road to Rome. The fact that it comes bundled with the v1.45 patch means that players will be treated to a slightly improved physics model, more player animation and better sounds, as well as numerous bug fixes and other minor tweaks. Secret Weapons of WWII is not a stand-alone game but rather an expansion pack, which means you'll need to own a copy of Battlefield 1942 to play it, and with the price of $29.99 it's not exactly the cheapest expansion you'll ever buy either. Still, if expansions are ascertained for the amount of new content and fun hours of gameplay they provide for the fans of the original, then, I can safely say that Secret Weapons of WWII is an excellent expansion and a worthy addition to the Battlefield game series.
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Computer Gaming World (CGW)
There is one area in which the game slightly suffers: its age. While Secret Weapons still manages to look pretty good by taking advantage of the latest blood patches, the graphics are getting a little long in the tooth. Is this expansion worth the $30 asking price? If you‘re a fan of the series, yes. Is it too late to enlist for duty? Never.
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GameStar (Germany)
Anfangs war ich skeptisch, ob die neuen Waffen und Fahrzeuge nicht das alte Battlefield-Flair zerstören würden. Doch Secret Weapons of World War 2 macht alles richtig: Die Schlachten sind so spannend wie im Hauptprogramm, die geniale Spielbalance bleibt unangetastet. Allerdings hat sich die Spielgeschwindigkeit mit den Düsenjägern und Rocket-Packs rapide erhöht. Und schnelleres Tempo bedeutet mehr Action. Wer es beschaulicher und realistischer mag, spielt lieber nur Battlefield 1942 plus Road to Rome. Alle anderen sollten auf jeden Fall mal den Raketenantrieb ausprobieren.
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Thunderbolt Games
Battlefield 1942: Secret Weapons of WWII sounded slightly crazy when it was first announced and I can assure that it definitely is that. However, the core gameplay that we all love hasn't been ruined and there's more than enough reasons to justify a purchase. If this is the last expansion pack for Battlefield 1942, then the series has certainly gone out on a high.
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PC Gamer
Secret Weapons is definitely a first-rate expansion pack that gives new life to an already awesome game.
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IGN
The addition of plenty of super-powered weapons here takes enough liberties with the setting to turn some gamers off. After all, there's something infinitely more grounding about controlling the vehicles from movies and History Channel specials. Having new vehicles softens the sense of connection with the War and presents a sort of Hollywood version of war. Perhaps if it was called Battlefield 1946 I wouldn't mind so much. Still, assuming you can swallow the more fanciful additions, you'll find plenty of excitement here. The balance is still superb, the physics system embraces the new jet-powered vehicles, and the new maps allow for gameplay almost as compelling as you'd find on Wake or Market Garden. Though the $30 asking price is a bit steep, fans of the series won't be disappointed with this one.
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Game Captain
Secret Weapons of WWII bringt auf zweierlei Weise ein neues Spielerlebnis: Zum einen bieten die neuen Fahrzeuge viele Möglichkeiten zum Ausprobieren und Experimentieren, und zum anderen sorgt der Ziele-Modus dafür, dass sich das Spielgeschehen auf einen Punkt konzentriert. So arbeiten wildfremde Leute besser zusammen, als wenn fünf über die Karte verteilte Kontrollpunkte eingenommen werden müssen. Grafik und Sound befinden sich auf einem hohen Niveau, sind aber gegenüber dem Hauptprogramm nicht wesentlich verbessert.
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Game Informer Magazine
With the rate at which expansions are coming to Battlefield 1942, you just can’t help feeling that EA is trying to milk its hardcore crowd for all it’s worth. Like Road to Rome before it, Secret Weapons of WWII features – surprise – new maps, troops, and weapons. There are eight new battlefields, 16 new vehicles (seven of which were prototypes), and four new weapons (including a new one-hit kill knife) to be exact. But that’s not the end of the new additions. There are British Commando and German Elite troops, a top secret German Rocket Pack that allows players to fly and fight at the same time, a C-47 Cargo plane that works as a mobile spawn point, and a new "objective-based" gameplay mode to round out the additions. Compared to Road to Rome, Secret Weapons obviously offers a lot of new content, but sadly I don’t feel that either expansion has really pushed the game to new heights.
85
Jeuxvideo.com
On évacue le nouveau mode de jeu et un équilibre un peu précaire des forces (vite un patch) et on en vient au vif du sujet. C'est évident, Arsenal Secret ne ravira pas tout le monde par son parti pris non historique. Les puristes de l'histoire ne lui pardonneront peut-être pas ses engins, et parfois son gameplay, moins réalistes qu'à l'origine mais il n'empêche que cet add-on fait ce qu'on attend de lui : il change le jeu, vraiment. Et en plus, c'est super fun à deux ou trois petits reproches près. A vous de voir ce que vous attendez du soft.
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PC Gameplay (Benelux)
Secret Weapons of WWII is de ideale add-on voor wie maar geen genoeg kan krijgen van Battlefield 1942.
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PC Games (Germany)
Nach The Road to Rome ist Secret Weapons of World War 2 das zweite Add-on zum Taktik-Shooter Battlefield 1942. Anders als bei der ersten Erweiterung gibt es diesmal keine neue Fraktion; auf den Online-Schlachtfeldern treten nur Briten und Amerikaner gegen Deutsche an. Beiden Seiten stehen insgesamt 16 neue Vehikel und Waffen zur Verfügung, die meisten davon Exoten aus den letzten Tagen des Krieges oder Geheimprojekte, die nie zum Einsatz kamen.
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Jolt (UK)
At the end of the day, this is still unmistakably Battlefield 1942, and if you're looking for renewed interest, you could do worse than check out the novel additions that Secret Weapons has to offer.
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Super Play
Expansioner brukar i allmänhet grunda sig i att spelutvecklaren hade ont om tid när de utvecklade originalspelet eller att det vill maximera avkastningen på sitt investerade kapital. Jag tror att Digital Illusions haft en annan ambition. Nämligen att sätta spelglädjen först och ge något tillbaka till alla trogna spelare. Det är så jag upplever Battlefield 1942: Secret Weapons of World War II.
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PC Gamer UK
There's an obscure memory rattling around the back of my brain concerning a fellow in leather. I think it was a kind of bronze-ish leather. With studs. He had a kind of bucket-shaped tin gimp-mask too. I'm too young remember the name of the show he was in, but no doubt the aged senior GAMER staff will let me know on Monday in between laughing at my youthful ignorance. It was probably called 'Rocketman' or something. The point, however, it that the show was forgettable. That's where Secret Weapons comes in.
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Imperium Gier
Dodatek jest naprawdę warty zakupu, bowiem przynosi naprawdę sporo zmian, dając nam możliwość walki przy pomocy zupełnie nowych i bardzo interesujących broni. Jednak obecnych fanów nie trzeba chyba o tym przekonywać.
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FileFactory Games / Gameworld Network
If the fantasy element turns you on then go for it. Otherwise, you’re not missing much. The old formula is beginning to look dog-eared.
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Armchair Empire, The
Following Road to Rome, Secret Weapons of World War II is the latest add-on for Battlefield 1942 designed to quench our collective thirsts until Battlefield Vietnam is released. Like Road to Rome, Secret Weapons doesn't change the addictive first person shooter/strategy action that put Battlefield on the map, rather just alters it with some new eye candy, a couple of new maps and enough fun stuff to make it worthwhile.
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4Players.de
Nach der Ankündigung von Secret Weapons of WWII war ich ziemlich skeptisch, ob sich die neuen Waffensysteme wirklich in das Battlefield 1942-Gameplay einfügen können - schon allein aufgrund der Tatsache, dass es sich nicht um reale Waffen handelt. Doch das Entwickler-Team hat die Gratwanderung des fairen Balancings hinbekommen und die 16 neuen Fahrzeuge gekonnt in das Spiel implementiert. Des Weiteren sorgen die klasse gestalteten Karten für frische Taktiken. Auch der neue "Ziel-Modus" erweist sich als gelungen und schöne Alternative zur Eroberung der Flaggen. Während das Spiel im Mehrspieler-Modus für immensen Spielspaß sorgt, bleibt die Singleplayer-Variante aufgrund schwacher KI weitgehend auf der Strecke. Wenn Ihr gerne Battlefield 1942 spielt und neben neuen Karten auch viele neue Fahrzeuge haben wollt, dann führt kein Weg an Secret Weapons of WWII vorbei!
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Eurogamer.net (UK)
Naturally then, it comes back to value for money. We're not afraid to point out that The Road to Rome was a blatant cash-in and we'd forgive you for assuming Secret Weapons of World War II stinks the same way, but the pack does inject some honestly good, fun and creative features into what is still one of our favourite multiplayer games to date. It alters it to the point that it feels like a slightly different game, and it's a commendable effort by DICE to refresh and revive the BF1942 experience. However, when you've got a similar amount high quality content streaming out of the Desert Combat team and others for absolutely nothing, you have to ask yourself just how willing you are you fork out £20 for the privilege of a handful of wheat, and a wealth of chaff.
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Joystick (French)
Si vous avez acheté BF 1942 par amour du détail historique, cette extension farfelue vous hérissera les poils du nez. Sinon, tout devrait bien se passer. Les huit nouvelles cartes sont jolies, les armes amusantes, idéal pour passer le temp en attendant BF Viêt-Nam et d'autres batailles virtuelles.
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Gamekult
Un an après la sortie du Battlefield 1942 original, Electronic Arts nous apporte enfin une extension digne de ce nom loin de l'avarice de La campagne d'Italie en matière de nouveautés. Thématiques, ces dernières prennent dans Arsenal Secret des allures de figures de style et il faut bien reconnaître que l'arrivée de nombreux véhicules supplémentaires, complétés par un jeu de huit cartes d'une qualité correcte pour la plupart, dynamise énormément le gameplay jusqu'à le rendre presque méconnaissable. Plus rapide, plus pêchu mais aussi plus fouillis et pas encore tout à fait équilibré, cet add-on ne plaira pas à tout le monde sur le long terme mais il permet de bien s'amuser et c'est l'essentiel.
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PC Zone Benelux
Na het spelen van Secret Weapons of WWII zijn wij van mening dat de hele Battlefield 1942 franchise zoals die nu is op zijn laatste benen loopt. Kortom: het wordt tijd voor een broodnodige, maar welverdiende facelift. En laat die nou net reeds in ontwikkeling zijn.
63
PC Action
Beim zweiten Add-on haben die Entwickler viele Wünsche der riesigen Community berücksichtigt und neben acht neuen Schlachtplätzen und vier frischen Waffen 16 neue Vehikel integriert. Wie der Name Secret Weapons of WW2 bereits vermuten lässt, handelt es sich durchweg um Fahr- und Flugzeuge aus den geheimen Forschungslaboratorien der Deutschen und der Alliierten, die damals größtenteils gar nicht mehr im Kampf zum Einsatz kamen.
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GameSpy
My own biggest gripe with Secret Weapons is the price. Although it's quality stuff, it's hardly a new game -- it's 8 maps, a bunch of cool new vehicles, a few new weapons and armies, and a new multiplayer mode. For $20, I'd call it a no-brainer ... except that it's retailing for $30. EA did this last year with their Medal of Honor: Spearhead expansion pack, and apparently are banking on the fact that Battlefield diehards will rush out to pick this one up as well. My recommendation: try out a few more of the new Battlefield mods until Secret Weapons goes on sale.