Star Wars: Battlefront II PC

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  • Summary: Star Wars Battlefront II improves upon the original game's single-player experience with open-ended, mission-based objectives inspired from all six Star Wars films. The compelling storyline spans more than 12 new locations, many from Episode III, including volcanic Mustafar and the spaceStar Wars Battlefront II improves upon the original game's single-player experience with open-ended, mission-based objectives inspired from all six Star Wars films. The compelling storyline spans more than 12 new locations, many from Episode III, including volcanic Mustafar and the space battle above Coruscant. All-new classic movie moments complete the Star Wars Battlefront II experience, as players battle within the interior of the Death Star and visit Princess Leia’s blockade runner, the Tantive IV, as seen at the beginning of Episode IV A New Hope. In addition, at certain key moments within the battles, players can feel the Force as a Jedi. For the first time ever, Star Wars Battlefront II players can engage in space combat and, during the same battle, board enemy ships to attack from within. Starting on foot inside a capital ship, players can enter the spacecraft of their choice and travel into space to dogfight with the rival faction. From there, they can dock within the enemy’s capital ship, overtake the ship’s command posts, man its turrets to disable its shields and destroy it from within! Or, they can simply stay inside their own capital ship and defend it from attacks and enemy fire. The choice is theirs. The stellar online play that marked the original Star Wars Battlefront returns even bigger and better for Star Wars Battlefront II. Players can locate their buddies and track their stats as they battle alongside more players than ever (up to 24 on PS2, 32 on Xbox, 64 on Windows). [LucasArts] Expand
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  1. Positive: 19 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. The improved single-player games are worthwhile enough on their own, but if you can find well connected online matches, multiplayer games will keep you addicted for months.
  2. Space battle is the newest addition to the Battlefront series. I stand and applaud LucasArts and Pandemic for pulling off the single greatest space flight simulation game ever.
  3. 85
    The sequel to last year's third-person/real-time strategy game set in Star Wars land once again manages to be the 'Nam of Wars games. In other words, the disc does a heck of job of trying to make you feel like you're really "in the sh.t" on Coruscant.
  4. The online play is fantastic and makes up for the mediocre enemy AI found in the single-player missions.
  5. Pelit (Finland)
    79
    A hardcore Star Wars fan's dream come true. Decent solo game with playable jedi characters, furious space fights and awesome net play. What else can you ask for? As a PC game Battlefront 2 is a technically lacking hyperactive bunnyhopper. Again. [Dec 2005]
  6. New space combat maps and playable Jedi represent some incremental improvements, but for the most part, Battlefront II treads familiar ground, which is great for Star Wars fanatics and fans of team-based online shooters.
  7. Computer Games Magazine
    60
    Though only the second installment, this feels more like the "Return of the Jedi" of the Battlefront franchise than "The Empire Strikes Back." [Feb 2006, p.52]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 78 out of 97
  2. Negative: 5 out of 97
  1. David
    Dec 16, 2009
    10
    I dont understand why people give this game a bad score. Its really fun and better than the first one. With online play, the replay value is I dont understand why people give this game a bad score. Its really fun and better than the first one. With online play, the replay value is seemingly endless. Great game for any Star Wars fan!! Expand
  2. May 5, 2013
    10
    This game is amazing, and on my computer, the graphics are WAY better than PS2 graphics. And plus, this is an older game (about nine yearsThis game is amazing, and on my computer, the graphics are WAY better than PS2 graphics. And plus, this is an older game (about nine years old), so amazing state of the art graphics can't be expected, though I think it looks good overall, especially compared to the PS2. It's a total blast though with capturing command posts, commanding a jedi on the battlefield, playing all-out Sith VS Jedi hero battles, space battles, and even hunt battles where you can play creature fights, where you can fight battles like Ewoks vs. storm-troopers, Jawas vs. tuscan raiders, or (my favorite) wampas vs rebels. This game is a blast though and it will always be my personal favorite Star Wars game. Expand
  3. Apr 27, 2013
    10
    Star wars battlefront 2, along with halo 2 is the 2 greatest shooters of all time. I would stop there, but there's a minimum of 150 charactersStar wars battlefront 2, along with halo 2 is the 2 greatest shooters of all time. I would stop there, but there's a minimum of 150 characters so. I love this game. Why you ask. Well, it fits me, you can fly and destroy battleships, be a jedi. 9001/9000 Expand
  4. Jul 3, 2011
    9
    Whether you're a fan of star wars, open-ended objective based gameplay, third/first person shooters or space flight sims, this game is simplyWhether you're a fan of star wars, open-ended objective based gameplay, third/first person shooters or space flight sims, this game is simply bound to appeal to your tastes in more ways than one. The main attractions for me was the quite simply remarkable amount of content and replayability. You can either follow the well written narrative of the 501st Legion, aka "Vaders fist" as they made their transition from their role as the peacekeepers of the galaxy against the separatist rebellion, to the cold, cruel enforcers of The Emperors ideals, effectively bridging the gap between Star Wars episodes III and IV. All in all the entire campaign should take most people around 5 - 7 hours. But then there's more, in Galactic Conquest mode it is possible to play as any side you like, be it CIS vs Republic or Rebel Alliance vs The Empire, battling for control of the galaxy through the use of a galaxy map interface, where you may buy buffs for your troops so that they may have the advantage in the next fight, or buying new troop classes that will give your forces more weapon variety to take down your enemies. It's also worth mentioning that in this mode it is possible to achieve an alternate ending to the star wars universe depending on whether the side your playing on wins or loses their influence over the galaxy.
    Instant action is as you would expect it, pick a planet or orbital battleground that were points of important battles throughout the movies, choose from a vast variety of gamemodes (CTF, Conquest, Jedi Assault etc) and jump right into the combat, it's possible to play maps with whichever era you prefer giving you a new insight into how the fights between factions would play out in different settings.
    In conclusion this is a VERY well rounded game, with hours upon hours of content and replayability, even in this day and age.
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  5. Nov 2, 2015
    9
    Именно такой должна была быть первая часть, но не стала. Второй battlefront - красивая, интересная, захватывающая и наконец-таки правильнаяИменно такой должна была быть первая часть, но не стала. Второй battlefront - красивая, интересная, захватывающая и наконец-таки правильная часть. Девятку чисто душой. Expand
  6. Jun 5, 2015
    8
    Iz rly gud heuheh!

    For real though, Battlefront 2 is one of the few games that stand out from being what other games at the time were. You
    Iz rly gud heuheh!

    For real though, Battlefront 2 is one of the few games that stand out from being what other games at the time were. You know the kind! Games with tacked-on multiplayer features! Man, those sucked amirite?

    Iamrite, so let's take a look at the game which will soon to be accompanied by the (probable) failure that is Battlefront 3.

    Basically: You can either play the campaign or galactic conquest which i'll get to in a bit. In the campaign you play as a (not so) loved defender of the republic; a Clone Trooper™! And as you gun down enemies with your bulky(ish) weapons you soon come to the conclusion that follows: Derr, jehdiz arrnt gud ppl!

    And suddenly you advance into a more (not so) respectable role as an Oda Clonobunaga™!
    Actually, you just kinda' buy a cs:go reskin pack and become the (overrated) Stormtrooper™®©!

    Most that can be said for galactic conquest is: You pick your side as either: Da Ehmpyre, Thu Rebhellleeun, Treehd Fhedoration, and Da Replyblic.

    There's also space missions in which: you attack the enemy ship in various ways, including; destroying their various ship-components located on the hull of the ship, and the inner parts of the ship which you'll have to reach on foot.

    Here's the (not so (i have to stop with these jokes) ) summary:

    Pros:

    + Has almost infinite replayability!
    + Great gameplay
    + Awesome soundtrack (duh)

    Cons:

    - B*tches and glitches, baby!
    - Multiplayer is dead
    - Is a f*ckin' nightmare to get working on modern computers
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    Overall, this game's pretty good! It's a star wars game i always have a fun time with. However, story mode is pretty lame once you complete it and multiplayer is sorta'... not a thing anymore since, you know, this game was around way back when having a mullet was actually uncommon. Needless to say: this game has almost infinite replayability. And that settles the final score, which ended up being:

    8/10 ("i can dig it")
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  7. Bryan
    Nov 7, 2005
    1
    Same game with jedis, lame.

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