Battlefield 1942: The Road to Rome

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Battlefield 1942: The Road to Rome
Battlefield 1942- The Road to Rome.jpg
North American cover art
Developer(s) Digital Illusions CE
Publisher(s) Electronic Arts
Series Battlefield
Engine Refractor 2
Platform(s) Microsoft Windows
Release date(s)
  • NA February 2, 2003
  • EU February 7, 2003
Genre(s) First-person shooter, expansion pack
Mode(s) Single player, multiplayer

Battlefield: 1942: The Road to Rome is an expansion pack for the Battlefield 1942 video game. It was released February 4, 2003[1] by Electronic Arts and developed by Digital Illusions CE. Six maps featuring battles that took place in Italy were added (Such as Operation Husky and the Battle of Anzio), along with eight vehicles, including the German Bf 110 and the British Mosquito fighter-bombers and the M3 Grant medium tank. French and Italian forces are included, which has little impact on gameplay. Engineers can now mount a bayonet on their rifle for hand-to-hand combat. The Italian Breda 30 and the British Sten SMG have been added. There is no completely new opening video, instead, extra scenes are added to the original Battlefield 1942 intro.

Critical Reception[edit]

Battlefield 1942: The Road to Rome received generally positive reviews. IGN gave it a 9.1 and GameSpot gave it an 8.9. What was criticized was the lack of new multiplayer modes, lack of new weapons, (having only the Breda 30 for the Italians and the Sten Mk.II for the British and French), and no stability increases. A favored feature were the map designs.[2]

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