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  • Summary: Sign up to defend the Galactica, or play as the ruthless Cylons as they seek to remove the Human Race from existence. Pilot iconic ships from the Viper II to the Heavy Raider and lead your squadron in enormous fast-action multiplayer space combat (with up to eight players online) or play through the exciting single-player campaign. Play online with up to eight players in this relentless space-based action shooter in Firefight, Skirmish, and Domination modes. Pilot four human and four Cylon ships, from the Viper II to the Heavy Raider, each with unique weapon capabilities. Special weapons: Coordinate attacks with an arsenal of destructive weapons including missiles, guns, and more. Defensive maneuvers: Avoid annihilation with the barrel roll, quick turnabouts, and other aerial moves. [Microsoft] Expand
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  1. Even offset by the low price and the arcade-style context, Battlestar Galactica just doesn’t have the punch to stand out in today’s market. Even the graphics engine is marred by low-resolution textures, small engagement zones, and dated special effects, and what bothers me about this game is how it could easily be a lot better were it simply blessed with more expanded gameplay.
  2. This game is an unchallenging space shooter made a little more difficult with frustrating design and a terrible camera angle. Even if you’re a fan of the TV series, we really cannot recommend a purchase.
  3. This arcade game is relatively shallow and a pale imitation of its television inspiration.
  4. Whether you pick this one up for the PC or for Xbox Live Arcade, you can be assured that you're getting a mediocre game that's only loosely tied to the events of the show.
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    This is a waste of a property that could be great game fare.
  6. This cheap, tacky space combat sim is a stinking mess, insulting the name of the series merely by presuming to associate itself with it. [Mar 2008, p.83]
  7. An insult to both fans, and the creators of the show, and serves as a lesson for developers on how not to treat licensed material. [Feb 2008, p.78]
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  1. RobertP.
    Jan 29, 2008
    Pros: You get to fly ships and shoot cylons Cons: you need better graphics card than you need for say, Halo, but not nearly as good a game. IMHO, they should have included this game free if you bought the boxed set of the DVD TV series. The controls are akward and the game play is two dimensional. Essentially you're always on a flat plane. Yeah, below you, you can see the other shps in the fleet, but you have no X axis. If they'd made this a first person space flght sim with some compelling storyline it would be a good game. But they didn't. Expand
  2. Jan 16, 2014
    Let me put it this way.

    I bought this game for $10 at a used book store. It wasn't even worth $5. Maybe $1 (the price of a candy bar). Or,
    better, yet, for free, because this game resembles free Internet games I have played that do it better.

    This game's list price was actually $20. That is a robbery.

    If you want a 2D space arcade shooter, you can play this game:

    Twice as fun, twice as long, twice as difficult, and honestly I think this game may have been based on it. Any way you slice it, just about anything is a better value than the 1 hour of your freetime it will take to complete this game.

    The only reason I am giving this game a 3 is because I know there are some people out there who will enjoy the game just because it is Battlestar Galactica.