Battlefield: 1942 is an installment in the Battlefield series that features content from late World War II. Like the other game in the series, it was developed by Digital Illusions and published by Electronic Arts. It was the first game at the time to feature thirty-five vehicles ("machines of war" as the game dubs them), accurately reproduced from the relics used in the war. A single player campaign and a 64 player online mode are also featured.
 Weapons & Vehicles
A total of nineteen sidearms can be chosen. They are as follows:
While it has its faults, Battlefield 1942 is currently peerless for sheer absorbing multiplayer action. Even though its leanings are more towards action than realism, it still manages to play far more tactically than old crusties like Counter-Strike and Day of Defeat, as long as you've got the right players with you. If you've got the system and connection to handle it, there is no reason why you should be without this game.
You should also get a real kick out of Battlefield 1942's visuals. It's true the maps and overall ambience tend to feel rather generic at times, and the game doesn't have the same sort of intense, highly detailed WWII atmosphere you find in Medal of Honor: Allied Assault, for example. Still, the first time you get a view of some of the maps, you'd be hard pressed not to be impressed. The Guadalcanal map alone, with its palm-lined, postcard-perfect beaches, offers more eye candy than some entire games do.
There's lots more that could be said about Battlefield: 1942: the sparse but effective soundtrack; the ability to parachute behind enemy lines; the subleties of naval combat, and the excitement of sinking an enemy battleship ... but we'd be here all day.