Battlefield 1942

Popular strategic war simulation game for the PC


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  • Category Action
  • Program license Free
  • Works under: Windows 7
  • Program available in English
  • Program by DICE

Battlefield 1942, a newly free-to-play game, has just celebrated its ten years with the Battlefield franchise. Despite the age, the game still has immaculate multiplayer gaming, and you can have up to two teams with 32 players on both sides of classic Battlefield maps. In 2002, you needed fast internet speeds and a high-performance computer to play the game. Today, technology has outpaced this game, and that is no longer the case. Almost anyone can enjoy the 32 vs 32 player maps.

This game does look its age with the outdated graphics, but you have excellent gameplay that has not diminished with the passage of time. The game has been set on classic maps that were originally set in World War II. You have a variety of different games that include "Capture the Flag," which is one of the best online multiplayer games of all time. That gameplay set the stage for a lot of the other games in the future. The advantage of Battlefield 1942 is how you have a more accessible game than if you chose Battlefield 3, and you do not feel like you have been outgunned by other players who boast superior firepower. All of the soldier classes have been well balanced against each other; you have infantry, snipers, and more. You also have a variety of military vehicles that spawn on the map, including fighter planes and jeeps.

In Battlefield 1942, one of the excellent things about this game is how it encourages teamwork. Sometimes you will need teamwork to man a tank or the guns. Other times, you need teamwork so that you can storm a base using sniper cover. You can also play the game as a lone wolf, but that is less fun and misses the point of having fun with your teammates. To capture the flag, you go near the flag, and the more teammates that you have near the flag, the easier your capture will be. Battlefield 1942 records your deaths, kills, and flag captures so that you can compare them to the other players.

Battlefield 1942 does have single player campaign, but keep in mind that this portion of the game did not stand the test of time. The enemy AI is terrible, and it lacks the drama that you might find in the more modern Battlefield games with single player campaigns. You should not; however, let that detract from the fun of the rest of the game because the online play is spectacular. Next to Counter-Strike and Quake, Battlefield 1942 is one of the legendary first-person-shooter games of that time.

Battlefield 1942 covers 16 maps, and you have a lot of variety including tank charges and artillery bombarding. In total, you have over 35 vehicles and 20 weapons that range from the BARs to rifles to bazookas. The advantage of the game is how you can play all these roles to cooperate with your teammates. The battles have been well designed so that you will have maximum enjoyment in the game.

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