Great Multiplayer Format But Single Player Uninspired
JH "hobbs_tx", Amazon
13 July 2013
Summary: Battlefield 1942 - The Complete Collection comes with the original Battlefield 1942 (BF1942) game, the two expansions The Road to Rome and Secret Weapons of World War II, Battlefield Vietnam. I'll talk about BF1942 first. I've had this game a long time, but never got around to playing it.
Summary: This complete collection is great to have if you want Battlefield 1942 and both expansions. Really what you have here is a little more than complete, with the generous addition of Battlefield Vietnam. I am not sure why they included Vietnam in the package, because that is not a 1942 game. These Battlefield games are pretty good, but I never really got into them that much. I didn't really find the game to be that realistic, either.
Summary: You can play individually, through a local network with multiple players, or through the internet with many players. A copy is needed for each player. Unfortunately, the game is quite old now. The graphics are not comparable to modern shooters but this keeps it at a T (teen) level and makes it cheap. The game is fun when playing as a team against the computer. The complete package gives a multitude of battle options. We now have three of these.
Summary: This one is slightly different in play mode. The one big thing is if you are shot you are a goner...no second chances and it plays more like a sniper game in other words you really really have to sneak up on folks and make sure you aren't targeted...if you're lucky you might be able to find a medic and heal yourself but don't count on it...so in fairness this game takes a bit more forethought.
Summary: A very good buy for the price. The creators of the various games should have paid more attention to the terrain and and natures of the actual battles, some are good, some are reuse of other programs. All inall, its a good buy.
Summary: Battlefield: The Complete Collection is what I would call bang for the buck. For the price of a mediocre meal at a third-rate restaurant, you get four different versions of the game voted "Best of 2002." Of course, one could argue that 2002 was a long time ago, and that graphics, sound, AI and so forth have come an enormously long way since then, one would also be missing the point. Some games are very playable and stand the test of time; some don't.
Summary: This game should be in every hardcore gamer's collection. While dated, it doesn't detract from what a brilliant game engine and revolutionary approach Battlefield 1942 introduced to the FPS genre. Having recently re-purchased and re-installed the game after many playing many new exciting titles by EA such as Battlefield 2 and Battlefield Bad Company 1/2 I can honestly say that there are elements found in 1942 that still make the game a worthwhile purchase not the least...
Summary: The Shipping was timely. Arriving on the day it was predicted. The game its self is a fine game. The campaign is lacking but the multi player online is wonderful. There are updates available and modes to change up the game. Updates are necessary to play online.