Battlefield 1942 PC free on Origin

Electronic Arts giving away copies of 2002 shooter through proprietary download hub; Battlefield 3 Premium hits 2 million members, Battlefield 3 sales rise to 17 million.

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In celebration of the Battlefield franchise's tenth anniversary, Electronic Arts is making its 2002 PC shooter Battlefield 1942 free for all. Gamers can pick up the gratis game through Origin today.

EA also has announced that its $50 Battlefield 3 Premium offering has surpassed 2 million members worldwide, driving $100 million in digital revenue. The content pack includes five expansions, new weapons and vehicles, and game modes.

EA further claims that Battlefield 3 boasts 5.2 million "active" players per month. However, the company did not specify how it qualifies the term "active."

Lastly, EA updated life-to-date sales for Battlefield 3. Since launch in October 2011, the game has sold 17 million copies, and is EA's fastest selling title in its history.

The next expansion for Battlefield 3 is Aftermath, which launches November 27 for PlayStation 3 Battlefield 3 Premium subscribers. The content arrives for Xbox 360 Battlefield 3 Premium members December 4, with releases later in the month for all players.

For more on Battlefield 3, check out GameSpot's review.

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yourdem1ze
yourdem1ze

People don't want to use Origin.. Uses Steam. Same thing. Dumb people all over.

Aloneal
Aloneal

How to play mutiplayer? i can't play is show invalid cd key or is cannot play

GamerOuTLaWz
GamerOuTLaWz

If only the game was as appealing as BF3 to the eyes...i mean..after playing 50h on BF3 wake Island I cant look at the video the same way...yes the WW2 planes looks FUN AS HELL to pilot and really different from jets..but the graphics man..the graphics

itchyflop
itchyflop

and of course free on psn and xbxox live....errrrr no

Hrodwulf666
Hrodwulf666

F*****g Brilliant, I love BF1942!... I was thinking of installing it but was a little apprehensive about its age or whether it was supported... Looks like my doubt was answered and I don't even need a disc. 

wexorian
wexorian

Huh origin, Now thnx even it;'s great game :D

WillyChong
WillyChong

heh heh heh, looks like EA is giving us free stuff, guess what we should take it, thank EA for now  >:D

nurnberg
nurnberg

Battlefield 3 : best game of all time!  Suck it up, COD kids!

RippleLaser
RippleLaser

And yet people complain even if EA gives free games

obsequies
obsequies

fix the mic issues for the ps3 and the graphical issues on the 360..lazy ass EA

grove12345
grove12345

need more 1942 maps. Dont even bother updating the engine. Just more maps

turnerdoc
turnerdoc

for me the best battlefield is vietnam

raahsnavj
raahsnavj

Free game and login to Origin to download it

 

OR

 

Keep my integrity

 

Sorry free game... I'll pass. 

Pete5506
Pete5506

A classic game, Worth playing if you never had the chance to 

Dark_December
Dark_December

As much as I have loved 1942, I don't really see the point of re-releasing the exact same product, except for EA to advertise its Origin service. I would have enjoyed the game remade with Frosbite 2 though. 

gplayer5
gplayer5

sweet, got my copy just now. Can't believe EA actually did something generous for a change. o.0

mohezaglol
mohezaglol

what battlefield 1942 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! who want to play this old game in 2012 i think guys it some crap from this crap company EA.

 

radcrab123
radcrab123

this game has 4 campaigns and up to 64 people can play online in one match!

radcrab123
radcrab123

time to get my retro on *puts on hippy clothes*

CrackerMcGee
CrackerMcGee

Does it work with windows 7?  I still have the original Battlefield 1942 and it doesn't load up properly.

M-S-M-S
M-S-M-S

I won't install Origin, doesn't matter how many games they'll offer for free. EA represent to me the greedy corporation that tries to suck as much money as possible from us gamers, while delivering less and less content.

Steam and GOG are amazing, and they deliver a much better experience than Origin will ever deliver.

theKSMM
theKSMM

Now I'm debating whether it's worth it to set up an Origin account...

PETERAKO
PETERAKO

i can't find it in origin. where is it? O.o

bluebird08
bluebird08

EA has actually done something good

Hrodwulf666
Hrodwulf666

 @itchyflop It's an old PC game, I think free for this is generous enough on EA's part, it is unrealistic to expect them to port the whole game over and convert it to HD etc. They were going to do a HD version in BF1943 but they pulled the plug to concentrate on BF3.

BF1934 was supposed to be multi-platform when they canned it it had only been released for 360 and PS3 there was no update or PC release. 

Hrodwulf666
Hrodwulf666

I cant wait to get back on the Arnhem and Battle of Britain maps... 

Trishan007
Trishan007

 @nurnberg wouldnt say BF3 is i would say best FPS shooter but not the best of its franchise, in my opinion: BF:BC2

WillyChong
WillyChong

 @gplayer5 That's shocking! Cause that annual losses really made them perform this stunt ehhh....

NoahRoalson
NoahRoalson

 @mohezaglolA lot of people still play it because it is still one of the best FPS games of all time!

 

NoahRoalson
NoahRoalson

 @CrackerMcGeeI own the complete collection and it depends... 32bit windows should run it but 64bit versions may have some problems (fixable).

 

Saidrex
Saidrex

 @CrackerMcGee I have original BF1942 cd's, works perfect on win7 x64, today played it.

GamerOuTLaWz
GamerOuTLaWz

 @M-S-M-S   here let me copy/paste this crap: oh noes it requires origin. ive put more than 600hrs on BF3 and have Simpsons: Tapped out on mobile phone which both takes a fucking origin account and I never had a single fucking issue. Keep believing in the all mighty valve which hasnt released a single fucking game in over 10 years while I enjoy masterpieces even if it 'requires origin'these fucking drones with a mentality that Origin is the devil and they dont want that on their PC. nothing to see here.

Harrydapro
Harrydapro

 @M-S-M-S As much as I hate EA, I love free games. My love for free games overrides my hate for EA.

WillyChong
WillyChong

 @BravoOneActual lol, Steam let me play Saint Row The Third for free for 2 days and I completed the game on Saturday night....... and uninstalled it. While EA released an old game.......

itchyflop
itchyflop

 @Hrodwulf666 yeah i remember leaving it and my laptop when i left an x misses !!! they have re released it on psn its bigger and brighter, not quite the scale the pc version had however. sad though we (ps3 boys) still bought bf 3, i suppose being a pc boy too i had all the bf's in the past. i just wanted the new psn version its not too bad !!! :)

GamerOuTLaWz
GamerOuTLaWz

 @Rifqi_Hb  @RippleLaser  oh noes it requires origin. ive put more than 600hrs on BF3 and have Simpsons: Tapped out on mobile phone which both takes a fucking origin account and I never had a single fucking issue. Keep believing in the all mighty valve which hasnt released a single fucking game in over 10 years while I enjoy masterpieces even if it 'requires origin'

GamerOuTLaWz
GamerOuTLaWz

 @Link3301  @raahsnavj  these fucking drones with a mentality that Origin is the devil and they dont want that on their PC. nothing to see here.

djpetitte
djpetitte

 @mohezaglol 

True that! still that game still has more to offer then current gen games like cod, which is still on 8 vs 8 without vehicles when 1942 had that a decade ago. when theres games out these days like planetside 2 wtih armys of hundreds of solders fighting on huge maps.