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Acting The quality of the voice or video acting. 3.5
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Critic Reviews

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Game Shark (Aug 17, 2009)
So, in the end, what’s not to like about Battlefield 1943? Of course, if you don’t like multiplayer only games, give this one a pass. Otherwise, I can’t suggest this game enough. I’ve seen flying tanks and exploding palm trees, shot a man to death from my hiding place in a bush and lived to tell the tale. Well, I lived roughly 14.2 seconds longer to tell the tale, but longer none the less! Some of the best 15 bucks I ever spent.
90 (Jul 10, 2009)
„Nur“ drei beziehungsweise vier Karten und „nur“ drei Klassen mögen zwar anfangs etwas wenig erscheinen, allerdings kommt aufgrund der Dynamik der Gefechte und des einwandfreien Balancings kaum Langeweile auf. Ähnliches gilt für die Regeneration von Gesundheit und Munition. Die Auswirkungen sind geringer als befürchtet, dem Teamplay schadet es kaum. Man sollte sich außerdem vor Augen halten, dass Battlefield 1943 gerade mal 1.200 Microsoft Punkte, also umgerechnet knapp 14 Euro kostet. Für diesen Preis werdet ihr wochen-, monatelang unterhalten. Wer Multiplayer-Shootern nicht abgeneigt ist, MUSS Battlefield 1943 haben.
Auf den ersten Blick und im direkten Vergleich mit Battlefield 1942 werden insbesondere PC-Spieler sicherlich lange Gesichter ziehen, schliesslich wurde der knapp 15 Euro teure Titel um zahlreiche Features und Maps beraubt, allerdings darf man 1943 nicht als konsequente Erweiterung von 1942 sehen. So stellt sich bereits nach wenigen Spielminuten, wenn man sich zunächst mit der Steuerung vertraut gemacht hat, das alte Battlefield-Suchtgefühl wieder ein.
UOL Jogos (Jul 16, 2009)
"Battlefield 1943", por recauchutar elementos do "Battlefield 1942", pode parecer como um mero caça-níqueis por alto. Mas logo é possível perceber que se trata de um projeto bastante ambicioso, que compacta os melhores momentos e as maiores sensações geradas por aquele clássico game de tiro em um pacote barato e eficiente. É uma maneira rápida e fácil de curtir "Battlefield" com seus amigos, com direito suporte para até 24 jogadores, voz e troféus, além da possibilidade de adquirir novos mapas ou extras em downloads vindouros.
games xtreme (Jul 24, 2009)
It well deserves the 9/10 mark that I award it and it is only let down by a few graphical glitches. I played over 40 matches and only discovered them 3 times. The game could also have done with one of two more maps taking advantage of the Air Superiority mode but apart from that this is a very solid addition to the marketplace that was a very enjoyable experience to play and one I will be returning to again and again.
GameSpy (Jul 10, 2009)
Battlefield 1943 is 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. The formula it's created may be multiple years old, but DICE isn't just cashing in here; it's distilling its concept down to the core of what's important: fun.
TheSixthAxis (Jul 09, 2009)
Battlefield 1943 might not be the prettiest game (the edges are a little rough and aliased and there are glitches here and there) but in terms of scope it’s a great achievement – the PS3 version appears a little washed out compared to the 360 release but there’s little in it and as we said when there’s a big battle raging the last thing you should be worried about is the resolution of a texture. DICE have done a great job with this game, we’re delighted with how it’s turned out and Liam’s already working on the community aspect of it – something we’ll be getting right behind here on TheSixthAxis. For a tenner this is an absolute no-brainer – an utterly wonderful online fighter and one that shouldn’t be missed by anyone.
86 (Jul 23, 2009)
On paper the contents of this game do not sound like much, three maps, three character classes, simple weaponry and a handful of vehicles, but it is only through playing the game that you realise that it is huge and will entertain you for many hours. This is yet another must have piece of DLC that oozes quality and action.
GamingBolt (Sep 18, 2009)
It’s difficult not to recommend Battlefield 1943 to anyone. Whether you are a shooter fan or not there is tons of fun to be had, and at 1200 Microsoft points or $14.99 on the PSN the price it right. Grab you gun and hit the frontlines soldiers, this is war, and war has never been so fun.
Armchair Empire, The (Jul 21, 2009)
The basic interface of Battlefield 1943 is also a double-edged sword (or katana, as the Japanese soldiers wield). With only a handful of maps, two ways to join a game (quick join, or a friends-only campaign), and only one game-type, Battlefield 1943’s features may feel like slim pickings (and the promise of additional DLC will only enrage people forced to throw additional money, although there are promises of free content as well), but considering the ease of play, the powerful aesthetics, and the arcade-like addictive gameplay, there’s more going on underneath the hood than an unpolished game with more bells and whistles. This is one war worth repeating.
Gamervision (Sep 17, 2009)
When it was released, the massive influx of Battlefield players who purchased 1943 crippled the servers. Luckily, most of the problems have been fixed, making the game much easier to get into. Battlefield 1943 is in no way a replacement for a normal Battlefield game. The lack of maps, limited player classes, low multiplayer cap, and lack of bot support keeps it from becoming the console Battlefield some hoped it would be. It’s a miniature version, a smaller, quicker Battlefield, and one that is better suited for a downloadable title. Even with its faults, 1943 is absolutely worthy of a purchase. You’d be hard pressed to find a better downloadable game thus far in 2009.
IGN (Jul 07, 2009)
I love that we can download great looking first-person shooters that support 24 players online these days. Battlefield 1943 is an impressive package that sets a new standard for digital titles. You won't find anything new in terms of gameplay, but the seven-year old Battlefield formula remains a lot of fun today. This is a streamlined game that does one thing and does it well: online multiplayer battles. If that's your thing this is one of the best times you'll have on PlayStation Network this summer.
NZGamer (Jul 21, 2009)
Battlefield is one of the greater multiplayer shooters around, and 1943 continues that trend. It’s an interesting, stripped down version that still has a lot of fun packed in. This comes with the proviso of playing alongside decent players, of course. If you’re after some no-nonsense team-based action on your console, Battlefield 1943 comes recommended.
Game Over Online (Aug 03, 2009)
Battlefield 1943 is a great game if you’ve got a half hour or an hour in between something else and you want to play something but not get too deep into it. It, unfortunately, doesn’t go deeper than that, which is a shame because there are plenty of things here that could be done to open the game up even further. The achievements are representative of that par excellence. You rack up achievements and they don’t unlock anything or open up any weapons or classes. This segment of the game could have been expanded on. With more sides, better balance on the vehicles and weapons, and achievements that actually mean something, this could easily be a full blown game. Still, it’s Battlefield, and it’s fun to boot it up to play especially since the last console Battlefield game was Battlefield 2 and I’m sure the player population for this one should be higher until EA releases the next Battlefield game.
Giant Bomb (Jul 13, 2009)
But anyone buying the game now will simply find an intense, replayable multiplayer shooter that's fully worthy of both the Battlefield name and the price of entry.
80 (Jul 10, 2009)
Mit gerade mal drei recycelten Karten im Frostbite-Gewand sowie drei Kämpfer-Klassen erscheint der Preis von 1200 MS-Punkten bzw. knapp 15 Euro gemessen am Umfang zwar enorm happig, aber verdammt: Battlefield 1943 macht auch in dieser abgespeckten Version enorm viel Spaß! Vor allem, wenn man gemeinsam als Team oder im Squad mit Freunden zur Checkpunkt-Eroberung loszieht, dabei zwischendurch im Flieger oder Panzer Platz nimmt und die unterhaltsame Zerstörungsorgie ringsum genießt. Dieses „Battlefield light“ ist ideal für alle, die schon immer mal in die Serie reinschnuppern wollten, keinen Wert auf große Kampagnen legen und sich einfach nur ab und zu auf den wenigen, aber dafür toll designten Karten austoben wollen. Sollte DICE die bestehenden Verbindungsprobleme, die den Zugang zu den Online-Matches bisher zum reinen Glücksspiel werden lassen, nicht in naher Zukunft lösen, halten wir uns die Möglichkeit offen, die Wertung gegebenenfalls anzupassen.
DLC at its very worst can be a prime example of money grubbing tactics that deliver little content with a not-so-little price tag. However, at its best, it’s the perfect example of a quick burst of gaming with a fair price. Battlefield 1943, sequel to the Battlefield 1942 and Battlefield 2 PC series, is a near-perfect blend of functional price and substantial content -- whether you decide to play a few quick matches or devote your time mastering the different classes. Battlefield 1943 offers enough content for any type of gamer.
GameSpot (Jul 13, 2009)
The three maps are well designed and offer a number of ways to attack or defend a given position. A fourth map will be unlocked for each console when players of that console's version reach 43 million total kills, delivering a new plane-heavy mode called Air Superiority. In addition to the voice chat problems, there are still some lingering issues from the game's problematic launch, such as team-balancing problems on the PS3 and occasional graphical oddities on the Xbox 360. Despite these issues and regardless of the promise of future content, this is still a great game. The balanced classes, diverse vehicles, and dynamic maps provide the kind of variety and replayability that is the hallmark of the most engaging online shooters, making Battlefield 1943 well worth the $14.99 asking price.
GameDaily (Jul 28, 2009)
Bugs aside, Battlefield 1943 is exactly the kind of game we like during the summer months -- not deep enough to play for an entire year (and at $15 a pop, would you expect to?) but entertaining enough to tide you and your friends over until the fall's A-list releases.
Boomtown (Jul 31, 2009)
The main gripe of Battlefield 1943, however, is its staying power, considering just how shelled-out it is in comparison to previous entries in the series. It's quite superb in small doses, but with only two game modes, one of which has only one map, and both of which are only minutely customisable, there's no chance of losing a day to it. For a stopgap it's an inexpensive and enjoyable shooter, but when the next inevitable Battlefield game rolls around, I can't imagine it enduring.
DarkZero (Aug 13, 2009)
Battlefield 1943 sets a high standard for the quality of downloadable games, and at only a tenner is an almost essential purchase for any online FPS fan. The only real criticism that can be levelled at it is for the low number of maps, but considering the price point this may be unfair. Knowing EA, we’re certain to see some downloadable content to remedy this soon, anyway.
Stick Skills (Jul 16, 2009)
For the most part, Battlefield 1943 is the game many long time Battlefield fans have been waiting for, and it comes at a good price. For being an Arcade title, it plays and almost looks like a full retail release. The game has its faults and limitations, and whether people like or dislike it is dependent on personal preference, but there’s no denying that it is quality fun. There’s a strong level of variety with different vehicles to drive, many buildings to blow up, and many faces to shoot. Just don’t be a prick with the planes and you’ll be able to experience the game’s full entertainment value.
75 (Jul 10, 2009)
Ce petit remake de Battlefield 1942 fait exactement tout ce qu'on attendait de lui. Il nous offre en effet la possibilité de participer à des batailles endiablées, qui se situent à mi-chemin entre bourrinisme primaire et approche tactique. Profitant de surcroît d'une ambiance réussie ainsi que d'une réalisation plus qu'honorable pour un titre téléchargeable, le soft nous promet de longues heures de combats acharnés, pour peu que l'on trouve un serveur... (Jul 29, 2009)
In spite of the minor issues found with the game, Battlefield 1943 is a total steal at $15. It offers the same deep, rewarding multiplayer experience of prior entries in the series at an affordable price. It is also one of the best multiplayer experiences on the system to date. Thumbs way up for Battlefield 1943.