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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 Title screen.
Battlefield 1943 Xbox 360 Defend your capture points as a sniper.
Battlefield 1943 Xbox 360 An ally can use the Jeep's mounted machine gun.
Battlefield 1943 Xbox 360 Spawning on the aircraft deck.

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Battlefield 1943 Screenshot
Battlefield 1943 Screenshot
Battlefield 1943 Screenshot
Battlefield 1943 Screenshot


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Best $14.99 I've ever spent. PlayStation 3 Big John WV (27218)

Critic Reviews

games xtreme PlayStation 3 Jul 24, 2009 9 out of 10 90
Gamervision Xbox 360 Jul 16, 2009 8.5 out of 10 85
Gamers' Temple, The Xbox 360 2009 85 out of 100 85
NZGamer Xbox 360 Jul 21, 2009 8.3 out of 10 83
Game Over Online PlayStation 3 Aug 03, 2009 82 out of 100 82
Official Xbox Magazine (UK) Xbox 360 Jul 07, 2009 8 out of 10 80
DarkZero PlayStation 3 Aug 13, 2009 8 out of 10 80
Teletext Xbox 360 2009 8 out of 10 80 (UK) Xbox 360 Jul 10, 2009 8 out of 10 80
GameDaily PlayStation 3 Jul 28, 2009 8 out of 10 80


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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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