The Battlefield video game series is based on a mix of shooting and large scale vehicle combat. The games in the series have been set in various locations such as Vietnam, Europe, the Middle East, and one set in the future.
Battlefield 1942 (BF1942)
First in the Battlefield series of games, 1942 is a first person shooter that immerses the player into some of the historical battles of WWII. Featuring huge maps and a vast array of weapons and vehicles, this game changed the way people played online. In the game, every vehicle can be jumped into and used.
Battlefield 1942: Road to Rome (Add on for BF1942)
The Road to Rome features a focus on the Italian battles and allows players to play as the Free French forces or as the Italian Army.
Battlefield 1942: Secret Weapons of WWII (Add on for BF1942)
Secret Weapons Of WWII features prototype, experimental, and rarely used weapons and vehicles, as well as weapons not featured in the previous games.
This is the second game in Battlefield series and one of the best. This version showcases the Vietnamese theatre of battle, with the forces of the United States and the South Vietnamese versus their NVA and Chinese adversaries. The game was the first Battlefield game to show blood and added radios in vehicles with a soundtrack that included some of the popular songs from the sixties and early seventies. As with the previous Battlefield titles, Battlefield Vietnam features weapons and vehicles from the time period.
This is the third installment in the Battlefield series and is the first time the Battlefield franchise went to a modern theatre for action. Also a first for the series is the inclusion of some strategy and role playing elements. Players can split into multiple squads which can be directed by a player who takes on the role of commander. The commander can then choose objectives for squads to coordinate forces. Players also can "level-up" their soldier, gaining access to new weapons and skills with increased experience on the battlefield. Experience is awarded through achieving objectives or making kills.
Battlefield 2142 (BF2142)
The fourth Battlefield installment, Battlefield 2142, takes the game into the not too distant future. BF2142 is set in the 22nd century, during a new ice age which sees two military superpowers – the European Union (EU) and Pan Asian Coalition (PAC) – battle for survival. The gameplay is similar to other Battlefield titles with the addition of another game mode called Titan. In Titan, players try to capture and destroy the opposing side’s "Titan" a large movable platform/ship that floats above the battlefield and houses guns and equipment. Players fight to bring down the Titan’s shields, then destroy it, either by using missiles from the ground or getting onto the ship itself and destroying its reactor.
Battlefield 2142 Northern Strike
This is an add on for BF2142 and features 3 new maps and several new items.
This is a sequel to the Battlefield 1942 series that was released for the Xbox360 and PS3. It is only available through download. This newer version of BF1942 content uses the same game engine that powers Battlefield Bad Company, allowing for destructible environments, more accurate physics and greater graphics detail. The game features 4 maps from the previous game all from the Pacific theater of battle. It is online only and has been very popular since its release in 2009.