|This is definitely a great expansion, providing real improvements over the already engrossing Battlefield 1942 gameplay. The new maps include Operation Husky in Sicily and Monte Cassino, where you're assaulting a hilltop monastery.|
There are new vehicles too, many which help emphasize teamwork. There's the British Mosquito and the German BF-110 plus the M3 Grant tank and APCs. There are two new unit sets too - the French Legionnaires and the Italian Army.
There's an upgrade included in the set which you can get for free on the web, which for dial-up users might be a big benefit. Definitely an expansion to buy for any Battlefield 1942 fan!
It's important to note that this isn't like buying an entirely new game. There are now 300 new missions - only six. There isn't an entirely new set of things to learn. This is meant to be an "update" to Battlefield 1942 - not a new version. But on the other hand, you're also not paying the price of an entirely new game. You can usually find this for a few dollars on most online shops. So, for a few dollars, you get some extra fun and interest to a game you already enjoy.
So for me I'd consider that money well spent.
Hopefully it's clear that this cannot be played on its own. You need to already own the Battlefield 1942 software in order for this to work.
This game was purchased with our own funds for the purpose of doing this review.
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