Battlefield 1942


Battlefield 1942 let players engage in infantry combat and get behind the wheel of a variety of vehicles from submarines to battleships and bombers. The game is where DICE developed the signature Battlefield rock-paper-scissors gameplay, and where players first experienced the unique and unscripted multiplayer experiences now known as “Battlefield Moments.”


Release Date

Sep 10, 2002




Games in Series



Teen: Violence

System Requirements


  • CPU: 500 MHz Intel Pentium or AMD Athlon processor
  • GPU: 32 MB video card which supports Transform & Lighting and with DirectX 8.1 compatible driver
  • RAM: 128 MB
  • HDD: 1.2 GB


  • CPU: 800 MHz or faster Intel Pentium III or AMD Athlon processor
  • GPU: 64 MB or greater video card which supports Transform & Lighting
  • RAM: 256 MB or more RAM
  • HDD: 1.2 GB

Interesting Facts

  • Battlefield 1942 is set during World War II in the Pacific, European and Northern African theaters.
  • Battlefield 1942 features a class-based system, with a total of five classes.
  • The game can be played in single-player mode against the video game AI or in multiplayer mode against players on the Internet or in a local area network.
  • All maps are based on the actual battles of the war.
  • The base game originally featured a total of seventeen maps but this was later expanded to twenty-two through later patches.
  • The player can choose to play as either the Allied team or the Axis team.
  • Two expansion packs would be released for Battlefield 1942, Battlefield 1942: The Road to Rome and Battlefield 1942: Secret Weapons of WWII.
  • Battlefield 1942 spawned a number of mods.

Mod Support


Cheats support


Number of maps


Third Person or First Person

First person

Game Engine


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