Battlefield 1942 free on Origin to celebrate 10 year anniversary

Electronic Arts has made classic FPS Battlefield 1942 free as a "thank you" to Battlefield fans. The gift is being offered "in celebration of the ten year anniversary of the Battlefield series and Battlefield 3 Premium surpassing 2 million members worldwide."

Of course, it's also a clever ploy to get more people to try Origin, EA's PC gaming client.

You can download the game here.

"When we launched Battlefield 1942 ten years ago, we had lofty ambitions to create a first-person shooter that would push the boundaries of innovation, creativity and design. We evolved the FPS gameplay formula by introducing the world to all-out warfare via land, air and sea," DICE VP Karl Magnus Troedsson said in a release. "We wanted to thank our fans who have supported us throughout the years by restoring Battlefield 1942 for a digital re-release and give everyone a chance to play the game that started it all."