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DICE has released the original Battlefield 1942 as a free download in celebration of the series' 10-year anniversary.

PC players can grab a copy of the full game, which turned 10 years old in September, over on Origin.

"When we launched Battlefield 1942 ten years ago, we had lofty ambitions to create a first-person shooter that would push the boundaries of innovation, creativity and design," said Karl Magnus Troedsson, vice president and general manager of DICE.

"We evolved the FPS gameplay formula by introducing the world to all-out warfare via land, air and sea. Since the beginning, the reception to the Battlefield series has been incredible thanks to our amazing fans. Every day, we strive to provide our community with great games and new ways to play as evident with Battlefield 3 Premium.

"We wanted to thank our fans who have supported us throughout the years by restoring Battlefield 1942 for a digital re-release and give everyone a chance to play the game that started it all."

Battlefield 1942 won over critics and players alike on its release for its innovative approach to online warfare. The game spawned two expansion packs and multiple sequels and spin-offs, including last year's award-winning Battlefield 3.

As well as releasing Battlefield 1942 as a free download, EA announced today that Battlefield 3 Premium had surpassed 2 million sales worldwide.

Battlefield 3 Premium entitles members access to all of Battlefield 3's downloadable content at no additional cost, as well as access to in-game items available exclusively through the service. The game's next expansion pack, Battlefield 3: Aftermath, is due for release later this month.

Battlefield 4 is currently in development at DICE. If we were betting men, we'd put money on the game releasing next October.

Source: Press release

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altaranga

At least it's better than MS's birthday gift of 20 points last month.
Posted 23:14 on 05 November 2012
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CheekyLee

Free, on Origin ... Talk about your poisoned chalices! Ah well, I sold my soul to EA enough times now to not fear installing it again too much.
Posted 23:10 on 05 November 2012
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Ghost_Dog

Never did play this. I wish that EA would hurry up release Origin for the Mac.
Posted 22:11 on 05 November 2012
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dazzadavie

Got it already but still downloading =)
Posted 18:38 on 05 November 2012
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dudester

I'll probably not play but downloading anyway.
Posted 18:36 on 05 November 2012

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Release Date: 28/10/2011
Developer: D.I.C.E
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Genre: First Person Shooter
Rating: PEGI 16+
Site Rank: 790 37
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