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Battlefield 1942 Released for Free by EA
You'll just need to have an Origin account and be signed in to download the classic breakthrough FPS from DICE.

Since the game has full mod support, here's a great list of mods available for BF1942, courtesy of Redditor Sonic_Dah_Hedgehog

Battlefield™ is celebrating its 10th Anniversary. Now available on Origin as a digital download for the first time, experience Battlefield 1942™, the game that started it all.

Original game description:

Relive the greatest war in history in Battlefield 1942. Experience the heat of battle as you heroically storm the beaches of Normandy, drive a tank across the deserts of northern Africa or pilot a fighter plane during the Battle of Midway. Choose your weapon and then jump into an all-out, raging firefight. From bazookas to battleships, a massive arsenal is at your command. Prepare to face the enemy in the air, in the deep and on the battlefield!

Game features:

Fight on to victory: Experience all-out combat in all four theaters: South Pacific, North Africa, Eastern and Western Europe.
Duke it out in huge online skirmishes: Go to war online with up to 64 players in one explosive online battle.

Turn the tide with grit and gunpowder: Take control of 35 machines of war. You'll pick up the sidearm of your choice and get behind the wheel of a variety of vehicles, ships, and aircraft to go to war on land, sea, and air during some of the most famous and pivotal battles of the Second World War.
By beauyoung | Nov 05, 2012 11:41 AM | 5 Comment(s)    Share on Facebook   Share on Twitter   Share on Google+
It was the game that kicked off the entire Battlefield series, which, in the past decade, has produced some monster hits. To celebrate its 10th anniversary, EA's Origin store is offering Battlefield 1942 (PC) free of charge.
By josi43 | Sep 01, 2018 11:52 AM
BF1942 was the originator of the FPS/vehicle genre and it was and is a good game. It was not intended to be a realistic game but a fun action game, which it is. The mods have attempted to add more realism. The best, IMO, of the WW2 mods is Battlegroup42.

I am also a mapper and you can see some at my BF1942 website: BF42 Reborn,
By te5la | Nov 19, 2012 6:42 PM buy what ??....u think a free mod id to buy ??..or to buy free bf42?...explain a bit more what u are thinking ...otherwise its sinnless whats u wrote.....Fact is that: there are more then only ForgottenHope ...DC final..maye ...iam still admin on an Bf42 dcfinal server...fact is too : ORIGIN provide to download an old verion of Bf42 = 1.612...its not the Final version of BF42 ..that is 1.61...that means YOU CAN PLAY ONLY ON ORIGIN /EA PROVIDED SERVERN (and the PRIVATE Server)....but not on the other Servern ..Stupid ORIGIN naps
By macslac | Nov 17, 2012 12:12 PM
BF42 is only fun with the Forgotten Hope mod, the normal BF42 sux....
By bl4ck-btk | Nov 11, 2012 1:09 PM
Yes, they finally did it. Now to hope that people will buy it...
By liamnl | Nov 08, 2012 8:28 AM