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To the developers' credit, this is quite an easy game to get to grips with, and it positively reeks of polish. The stylised graphics and sound convey the action well, and do contribute to the nice, slow build-up of tension before the skirmishes kick off. Even though you only control one character at a time, you are left feeling part of a team fighting against a common enemy. At its maximum capacity, up to 64 humans can take part in any single game and, even with smaller numbers, the online nature of the game is completely compelling. It's an easy recommendation for those who like to fight their battles over the net, and a reasonable, if limited single challenge too.
The Road to Rome is a welcome expansion to EA's action-packed hit. And despite the fact it requires a copy of the original game to function, there's still plenty within the cellophane to justify the asking price. 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 of the extra maps it provides: these offer a better all-round balance and slightly larger playing arenas. --Simon Brew
First off don't get ther Battlefield 1942 - Deluxe edition. It only comes with the original Battlefield 1942 (BF) game and the first expansion Battlefield 1942: The Road to Rome... Read morePublished on 28 Jun. 2013 by JH
It is the worst online WW2 game I have ever played, contrary to the reviews on here.
I'm obviously the minority reviewer here, but I really can't understand why, the graphics... Read more
Why do I say you'd be a fool to get this?
Because now you can get Battlefield 1942: The WWII Anthology for exactly the same price! Read more
This game is so much fun its the most played game in my colection that i play online to this date.
Set on many big battlefields your only limit is the sky. Read more
I recently bought this game from Amazon. Eagerly installed it, applied the latest patch (250 meg).
I then went to play a game, and guess what - can't connect to a game, so i... Read more
Fantastic multiplayer game. Need your broadband and decent spec pc. Many many hours of fun. Not much of a single player game. Read morePublished on 18 Feb. 2004 by Larry Dooley
ran this as demo, loved it as a multipler, best multiplers like Counter Strike don't need great graphics, just needs get playability!! Read morePublished on 9 Feb. 2004 by MR T HALL
you name it, you can do it.
If it moves, destroy it.
if it grunts, talk to it.
This game is amazing, especially the free Desert Combat Mod you can download for... Read more
I originally bought this back inthe dark days of having a 56k modem, and I was never particularly keen on multiplayers. Being a big MOHAA fan I bought BF1942 as I like WW2 games. Read morePublished on 20 Jan. 2004 by Richard B.