Game of the Month: July 2009
- Posted August 5th, 2009 at 16:19 EDT by Steven Williamson
In this notoriously slow period in the gaming calendar, as developers busily iron out kinks in their games and publishers sharpen their pencils ready for the media onslaught in the four month lead up to the busy holiday period, there’s only been two contenders that could have received July’s Game of the Month accolade.
Fight Night Round 4 impressed us with its re-written gameplay engine, introduction of heavyweight fighters and superb legacy mode, but for the first time in PSU history we're awarding Game of the Month to a PSN game and a title that screams quality compared to many of the downloadable games on offer.
Offering great value for money and endless entertainment, DICE Studio's Battlefield 1943 has set the benchmark for future PSN shooters and thus is the deserved winner of PSU's Game of the Month award for July.
This is what some of our forum members had to say about Battlefield 1943:
"This is definetely one of my favourite PSN Games alongside Flower and Quest For Booty.
Anyone who likes online shooters should buy this" - TheSorrow_101
"THIS GAME IS AMAZING! I have been looking for a cheap game to just sit down and play for a while. I played the demo for this and was hooked. Then I went to check the price and bought it on the spot. It is hard to get sick of. 9/10 is about right." - PTearGriffin0123
"This is the action I've always been wanting to see on an online game. The epic battle scales are incredible, planes swooping by dropping bombs while a tank is downing your friends and their forced to take cover and enemy boats are just arriving on shore. You literally feel like your fighting for your life."- RoBBsz
"God I am so addicted to this game at the moment. For me it has to be the best title to appear on the Playstation Store, but like the review says, it could do with a some more maps, but I dare say they'll release more for it in the future. I just hope they don't take too long!" - chilledbreeze7
The request for more maps was answered shortly after release with the introduction of Coral Sea and there’s more content planned for the future. Battlefield 1943 is one of our favorite PSN games to date and has a strong community that should ensure that the servers will be full for a long time to come. We summed Battlefield 1943 up in our review by saying:
"Great looking locations and expertly designed maps, a well-balanced weapon set, destructible environments and an excellent squad command system await those who download this gem of a title."