Battlefield 1942 Goes Free On Origin

EA are celebrating Battlefield’s 10th anniversary by releasing the original Battlefield 1942 on Origin, free to everyone. You can grab it here. Curiously, it’s under the Demos tab rather than Free Games, but the Battlefield team on Twitter have confirmed that it is indeed the full game.

DICE and EA are also celebrating their 2 millionth Battlefield Premium subscriber too, so perhaps this is why it wasn’t released to coincide with 1942’s original release date in September of 2002. It’s the perfect opportunity for people who are maybe unfamiliar with the beginnings of the Battlefield series to have a look at what the games were like back then, and how they’ve evolved since.

By James Henderson

James grew up with a Commodore 64 at the tender age of 3, and has practically had a controller of some description stapled to his hands ever since. He also enjoys watching sports in his spare time, which makes him PXOD's de facto sports guy. He's been with Press X Or Die since June 2010.