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Battlefield 1942: Secret Weapons of WWII pc Game Reviews
Battlefield 1942: Secret Weapons of WWII
Critic Score
Metascore: 79 Metascore out of 100
User Score  
8.4 out of 10
based on 18 reviews
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In Secret Weapons of WWII, players will engage in war with a choice of up to 46 vehicles to control. In addition to the 30 vehicles introduced in the original game such as fighter planes, tanks, and aircraft carriers, players can operate 16 new vehicles including the Horton HO 229 "Flying Wing" that is equipped with 30 mm machine guns and missiles. Other vehicles consist of a US Sherman tank with a T-34 Calliope rocket launcher, U.S. T95/T28 Super Heavy Tank, the Sturmtiger (naval gun mounted on Tiger tank), U.S. Goblin jetfighter, C-47 cargo plane that will serve as a mobile spawn point, the American Armstrong Whitworth AW-52 advanced fighter, the German Wasserfall guided anti-air missile and the German Natter rocket plane. Also, for the first time, Secret Weapons of WWII will give players the chance to fly and fight at the same time with a top secret German prototype Rocket Pack. There will be seven new weapons including one-shot kill knives, the Bren light machine gun, Remington Auto 5 shotgun and the Mauser K98 grenade rifle. The game introduces British Commando and German Elite troops while enriching gameplay by adding a new "objective based" gameplay mode. [Electronic Arts]

PUBLISHER: Electronic Arts
DEVELOPER: Digital Illusions
GENRE(S): Action, First-Person Shooter
PLAYERS: 64
ESRB RATING: T (Teen)
RELEASE DATE: September 3, 2003

What The Critics Said

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91
ActionTrip
Offers a lot of content, much more so than what was available in "Road to Rome." The fact that it comes bundled with the v1.45 patch means that players will be treated to a slightly improved physics model, more player animation and better sounds, as well as numerous bug fixes and other minor tweaks.
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91
GameZone
Offers a lot of new vehicles, weapons, and maps to give you even more of what you've been playing this game for all this time. It is a solid and enjoyable addition to the BF series that just makes that game even more addictive and gives you some new ways to play and new toys to play with.
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90
PC Gamer
While single-player practice against AI teams feels drab and slow-paced, a full-blown multiplayer melee with more than 20 people per team is flat-out amazing. [Dec 2003, p.136]
90
Computer Gaming World
This last bit of fuel injection for the aging Battlefield engine is worth the money. [Dec 2003, p.138]
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88
IGN
The balance is still superb, the physics system embraces the new jet-powered vehicles, and the new maps allow for gameplay almost as compelling as you'd find on Wake or Market Garden.
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88
Game Informer
As a Battlefield 1942 fan, I can't help but get excited about the new stuff; but at the same time I feel like I'm ready for something really new to push this game beyond its basics. [Sept 2003, p.123]
82
GameSpot
Its additions are extremely enjoyable to play around with and, in some cases, really change the gameplay of the original in new and intriguing ways.
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80
GMR Magazine
The new Objective mode adds a whole lot of challenge in multiplayer. [Nov 2003, p.88]
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80
PC Arena
A great addition to the original game. With 16 new maps, seven new weapons including anti-missiles, gadgets like the jet pack and new vehicles like the Sherman tank, to say that this expansion pack cuts the mustard would be an understatement.
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80
Yahoo! Games
Kamikaze air attacks, det-pack-laden jeeps, hijacking enemy vehicles - it's rare for a round to go by without something amusing happening. With this expansion, DICE has taken the comedy potential of BF1942 to new heights.
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80
G4 TV
Considering that some of the maps in the "Road to Rome" expansion were spectacular, it's hard to justify dropping $30 on another set of maps and some vehicles.
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79
Games Radar UK (Pre-2006)
What's going to annoy people most is that the purists will want things like the mobile spawn point of the C-47, but won't be able to have them without the jet fighters and flyable missiles. And ultimately, that might mean these Secret Weapons remain completely unknown to most. [PC Gamer UK]
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78
GameSpy
The so-called "secret weapons" aren't worth the price of admission alone, and the maps aren't as good as those from The Road to Rome, but the combination of the two makes Secret Weapons an expansion any Battlefield fan should give serious consideration to.
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77
PC Gameworld
If the fantasy element turns you on then go for it. Otherwise, you’re not missing much. The old formula is beginning to look dog-eared.
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75
Armchair Empire
An expansion pack done right; it breathes some new life into the game with various extras and will have players heading back to the servers. It isn't flawless, but it's definitely a lot of fun and far better than "Road to Rome."
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70
EuroGamer
The pack does inject some honestly good, fun and creative features into what is still one of our favourite multiplayer games to date. It alters it to the point that it feels like a slightly different game, and it's a commendable effort by DICE to refresh and revive the BF1942 experience.
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58
GameNow
Some weapons are not so hot, but it has some great new maps. [Oct 2003, p.65]
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30
Computer Games Magazine
They don't feel much different from regular guns and planes. [Dec 2003, p.86]

What Our Users Said

Vote Now! The average user rating for this game is 8.4 (out of 10) based on 10 User Votes
Note: User votes are NOT included in the Metascore calculation.

Mafia Guy gave it a 6:
Too little add-ons. The new vehicles are a bit too ridiculous.

Paul T. gave it a 10:
This games is fantastic. there is so much scope and room for you to explore the game in your own way. with so many different vehicles, planes,ship and many more its very difficult to get bord. if you don't like this gam then you are a complete billock.

Macke gave it a 6:
Played the Orginal 1942 too much, and the Road to Rome expansion.... So this wasn´t worth the money, too little new things. Disappointed! And the intro wasn't the best I've seen, the contruction during the intro of the new weapons killed the feeling of them. But the idea for 1942 is good so it gets a 6 from me. But I really would like to kill all the people in the other team before I win.

Ali M. gave it a 10:
It's a game that beats the most of fps games there is.

John V. gave it an 8:
A solid addition to the Battlefield series, this expansion offers more content then Road to Rome. The objective based gameplay makes teamwork a much more necessary part of the game, Overall a good buy if you are a fan of the series.

Matthieu R. gave it a 7:
Not bad. I love BF1942, and this provides more good stuff. The maps are uneven, however; some are really good, while others are frustratingly geared towards anti-aircraft battles. The new planes and weapons are cool for a while, but get old. The only exception is the shotgun, which RULES!

ALF theCALF gave it a 7:
Good new stuff, good update. But the Game needs a greater and better physics update to look more realistic. I'm sick of flying planes that behave like paperplanes ;)

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