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Battlefield 1942: The Road To Rome is the first expansion pack for the video game Battlefield 1942. It was released on February 4, 2003 by Electronic Arts and developed by DICE. Six maps featuring battles that took place in Italy were added (Such as Operation Husky and the Battle of Anzio), along with eight vehicles, including the German Bf 110 and the British Mosquito fighter-bombers and the M3 Grant medium tank. French and Italian forces are included, which has little impact on gameplay. Engineers can now mount a bayonet on their rifle for hand-to-hand combat. The Italian Breda 30 and the British Sten SMG have been added. There is no new opening video. Instead, it only plays the original Battlefield 1942 intro.

Maps[]

  • Battle for Anzio
  • Battle for Salerno
  • Monte Cassino
  • Monte Santa Croce
  • Operation Baytown
  • Operation Husky

Critical reception[]

Battlefield 1942: The Road to Rome received generally positive reviews. IGN gave it a 9.1 and GameSpot gave it an 8.9. What was criticized was the lack of new multiplayer modes, lack of new weapons, (having only the Breda 30 for the Italians and the Sten Mk.II for the British and French), and no stability increases. A favored feature were the map designs.