If you miss playing Battlefield 2142 since it went down together with GameSpy in 2014 we’ve got great news for you. A group of fans managed to bring the futuristic shooter back online in their Revive Project, which you can now download for Windows PC for free from this site. Not only can you play Battlefield 2142 again with friends on working servers, but you can also beat their nether parts and see the score in the leaderboards and ranks. Here is a five-minute long gameplay footage from the revived version:
Battlefield 2142 Revive is quite popular for a fan project. A couple of weeks before the release of the final version the resurrected Battlefield 2142 saw over 1,100 concurrent players at weekends, which is – just to compare – more than No Man’s Sky on Steam has been seeing lately. A banner on the main site boldly claims that over 2,800 people have played today – will you?
So far, Electronic Arts has been silent about Battlefield 2142 Revive, which may partly be because they realize that bringing the project down would not be great for their PR, especially since the original game is no longer playable, despite the promise that it would survive the GameSpy shutdown (thanks, PCGamer). Plus, they bring extra attention to the franchise, just in time for the release of Battlefield 1.