- Platform: Windows 2000 / Me / NT / 98 / XP
- PEGI Rating: Suitable for 16 years and over. Not for sale to persons under age 16. By placing an order for this product, you declare that you are 16 years of age or over.
- Media: Video Game
Controllable vehicles are the heart of the Battlefield 1942 experience and The Road to Rome will feature eight new vehicles in addition to the more than 30 in the original title. These include the German BF-110 and British Mosquito twin-engine fighter-bombers. Also debuting is an Italian torpedo boat as well as British and German tanks and anti-tank guns.
Though multi-player experience will be the focus of The Road to Rome, there will be a mode of unique single-player action. These levels feature improved artificial intelligence with no scripting, which means that players will get a completely different experience each time.
The original Battlefield 1942 game will be required to play The Road to Rome.
While it's still possible to play the game in single-player mode, even the most ardent fan would acknowledge that despite welcome improvements, the game's charms for the lone player are severely limited. This is a title that lives and breathes through its multi-player focus and when it's being played online, it really is enormous fun.
At the heart of the full game was the range of vehicles; this add-on brings some welcome new additions to the fight. The crux of it all is still a battle being fought out between opposing armies and the action is viewed from a first-person perspective. To succeed, the game requires teamwork and lots of it: a hot-headed blast-and-go approach is rarely rewarded and the game is all the better for it. Where this add-on really scores though is in the design and balance of the extra maps it provides: these offer a better all-round balance and slightly larger playing arenas.
You could assume that because The Road to Rome is an add-on pack it doesn't offer too many gameplay enhancements. You'd be right. But it does enrich what's already in place and makes what was already a very good game even better. --Simon Brew