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Posted by Chuck Corbin on Nov 6, 2012

Battlefield 1942 Available For Free!

If there was a game that got me and my brother into PC gaming it would probably be Battlefield 1942. It was an awesome looking game that our parents PC just wasn’t quite powerful enough to play. So, we did what any other pair of brothers would do: we pooled together our Sam’s Club gift cards and purchased a GeForce 5200 FX so that we wouldn’t have to rely on our parents’ PC’s integrated graphics.

We played that game, along with the other game we got that Christmas (Jedi Knight 3: Jedi Academy) up until 2004, when tragedy struck and due to crappy Compaq PC parts the disc shattered when the PC tried to eject the CD-ROM while it was still spinning. But now it looks like we can get another chance at playing Battlefield 1942, as EA announced yesterday that as part of their 10 year anniversary celebration they have put up Battlefield 1942 onto Origin for free! I gotta say, despite having a computer that is in all likelihood 10 times better than my parents’ old PC I’m pretty excited at getting the chance to play this game again!

The Origin version is virtually the same as the original disc version, though EA did say that the disc and digital versions are not compatible to play with each other. Unfortunately there are no expansion packs with this digital version: it’s just the base Battlefield 1942. But, you know what, that’s not a bad thing: the original game had plenty of vehicles, weapons, and maps to keep you entertained for days, and according to EA while this version is officially untested it does look like many popular mods from the original version will work just fine with this game.

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