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  • Summary: Star Wars Battlefront lets players live out a broad array of heroic moments and intense battle fantasies of their own – firing blasters, riding speeder bikes and snow speeders, commanding AT-ATs and piloting TIE fighters and the Millennium Falcon. These battles will take place on the iconicStar Wars Battlefront lets players live out a broad array of heroic moments and intense battle fantasies of their own – firing blasters, riding speeder bikes and snow speeders, commanding AT-ATs and piloting TIE fighters and the Millennium Falcon. These battles will take place on the iconic planets of the Star Wars universe, including Endor, Hoth, Tatooine and the previously unexplored planet, Sullust. Gamers can play as the memorable characters from the original trilogy such as Darth Vader and Boba Fett. Star Wars Battlefront features a wide range of modes tailored for different types of battles, from larger 40-person competitive multiplayer to crafted missions that are played solo, with a partner via split-screen offline or co-operatively online. [EA/Lucasfilm] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. Pelit (Finland)
    Jan 4, 2016
    81
    Star Wars Battlefront looks and sounds great, and with Battlefield-class gameplay could have ruled the multiplayer galaxy. Unfortunately, at best OK-level, Battlefront-class gameplay is much too shallow to last long. And this is THE one license, which really needs a single player campaign. [Dec 2015]
  2. Nov 18, 2015
    80
    Aside from awkward performances and a poor original score, Battlefront is a master class in aesthetic authenticity. Beyond a few essential modes built for casual competition, however, Battlefront is unfocused, relying on excess game types to compensate for an absent single-player campaign.
  3. Nov 27, 2015
    79
    When it comes to generating pure Star Wars atmosphere this is a dream come true. But even that can’t hide the fact that in the end the content is fun but at this stage very limited.
  4. Nov 28, 2015
    70
    It looks great, but it is in need of more substance behind the style.
  5. Edge Magazine
    Jan 3, 2016
    70
    Any semblance of subtlety is abandoned entirely when it comes to the playable Hero and Villain characters. [Jan 2016, p.110]
  6. Nov 30, 2015
    68
    Star Wars: Battlefront is beautiful to look at, but too primitive at its core.
  7. Nov 19, 2015
    60
    Star Wars: Battlefront does a fantastic job of transporting players into the Star Wars universe for a big initial kicker, but that ultimately fades when you realize how light it is on content and game features. A textbook case of style over substance.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 61 out of 501
  1. Nov 18, 2015
    10
    Ok , so everybody is hating for lack of content and a very repetitive game play. Lets look the pros and cons of the game
    PROS:
    Amazing
    Ok , so everybody is hating for lack of content and a very repetitive game play. Lets look the pros and cons of the game
    PROS:
    Amazing graphics.
    Excellent servers.
    Easy to learn, hard to master gameplay.
    All the maps are filled with stuff Also they are very detailed and true to the original movies.
    The feeling when you get while playing this game is almost as if you were in the game-movie-Star Wars
    The 3rd person is how its meant to be played AND ITS AWESOME.
    The soundtrack
    The vehicles
    The sounds
    True to the previous Battlefront games.

    CONS:
    The one liner voice overs are terrible.

    No its not repetitive. No its not a generic FPS. Its not meant to be played as an FPS. Its just an extra feature. The game is easy to learn, but its not by any mean "soulless" and "casual". For the usual metacritic scum who are here just to destroy this game ratings, i have no comment. For the rest Star Wars- Sci Fi fans I say only this : Buy it. It worth's it.
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  2. Nov 17, 2015
    7
    The game is *fun*. The gameplay is fantastic, music and sound is amazing, and it is beautiful. That said, I simply don't think this is worthThe game is *fun*. The gameplay is fantastic, music and sound is amazing, and it is beautiful. That said, I simply don't think this is worth $60 for many people. The content is super sparse. Only 4 planets and half a dozen game modes. No story, or even Galactic Battlegrounds, is a HUGE minus for me, as someone who loved Battlefront 2. Then the $50 season pass compounds this issue - the game is clearly not a complete product, do not buy the season pass.

    Just like Titanfall or vanilla Destiny, some of the pieces here are fantastic. But the content leaves something to be desired. If you have a limited budget, spend your $60 on a game that deserves it - like Fallout 4 or Witcher 3.
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  3. Nov 17, 2015
    4
    Graphics: 10/10
    Gameplay: 1/10
    Content: 1/10 Overall: 4/10 Graphics are great, phenomenal. Gameplay is a joke, there's no story to be
    Graphics: 10/10
    Gameplay: 1/10
    Content: 1/10
    Overall: 4/10
    Graphics are great, phenomenal. Gameplay is a joke, there's no story to be played, barely any content. Got my refund after playing for 4 hours, and don't regret it.
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  4. Dec 20, 2015
    2
    Sorry in advance but this review is going to be really blunt and I'm not going to sugar coat anything.

    This game is a pure and utter
    Sorry in advance but this review is going to be really blunt and I'm not going to sugar coat anything.

    This game is a pure and utter zergfest. Expect to get raped over and over by people with all the unlocks and super weapons (like the one you can get instantly if you fork over for the Digital Deluxe edition), grenade spam and by people playing as the heroes.

    And the spawn killing. My god. Spawn. Die. Spawn, two steps, die. People have learned the spawn points and know exactly where to camp to kill you as soon as you spawn. WTF? Whoever designed the spawn system for this game deserves to be flogged with a length of CAT-5 cable and dipped into iodine.

    I give it a 2/10 for graphics and sound. Everything else about this game SUCKS. Most of the game modes aren't worth playing and are dead. Walker assault is pretty much the only game mode that people seem to bother with. Also, it feels like few people are playing the game anymore because you seem to run into the same people over and over if you can force yourself to play a few games without punching the monitor.

    This game is EASILY the worst money I've ever spent on a video game, except maybe Evolve or the founder pack for ArcheAge (TRION is actually worse than EA, but it's damn close). It is not even worth half of the sticker price and the DLC should be free as an apology for shipping a half-finished game.

    Barely a month after release and EA is selling it for 33% off in their store. Yeah. Even they know it sucks.

    Warning: Do NOT buy this game from anyone other than EA directly via Origin or you will not be covered by their "Great Games" return policy and will not be able to get a refund.
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  5. Nov 20, 2015
    1
    After reading the reviews, wherein everyone praised the graphics but criticize the overall gameplay and repetitive gameplay with almost noAfter reading the reviews, wherein everyone praised the graphics but criticize the overall gameplay and repetitive gameplay with almost no innovation apart from the elements of typical FPS multiplayer like COD or Battlefield; I am glad that i didn't buy it and opted for AC: Syndicate. Expand
  6. Dec 4, 2017
    0
    Disgusting piece of **** pay2win game. Lootboxes everywhere. Seriously if this is where the gaming industry is heading then i want no part inDisgusting piece of **** pay2win game. Lootboxes everywhere. Seriously if this is where the gaming industry is heading then i want no part in it anymore. It appears that only Indie developers are creating games without pay2win microtransactions. Now the big game companies are even implementing microtransactions in buy-to-play and singleplayer games... Expand
  7. Nov 17, 2015
    0
    The lack of a campaign mode and COOP vs AI on all maps is a disappointment to me. I had bought 2 copies and promptly got a refund today. IfThe lack of a campaign mode and COOP vs AI on all maps is a disappointment to me. I had bought 2 copies and promptly got a refund today. If you want BF4 with no story mode and only multiplayer only maps then this game might interest you, but to me Star Wars is always about the story. Expand

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