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  • Summary: Galactic Battlegrounds lets you lead the armies of Star Wars to victory in intense, real-time strategy clashes. Enter the fray as the Galactic Empire, Rebel Alliance, Trade Federation, Wookiees and other civilizations in campaigns that will determine the final outcome of the Galactic Civil War. [LucasArts] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 21
  2. Negative: 1 out of 21
  1. This game is smokin’ folks. Galactic Battlegrounds delivers a fast paced action packed Empire stomping, Wookie howling, Rebel Alliance whooping, Jedi slashing, Sith Lord choking good time. Remember it’s all in the Star Wars universe, and it’s all good.
  2. A fun and solid game that despite having dated graphics and a lot of resemblance to an "Age" mod, it finally delivers the RTS Star Wars game that will satisfy the fans who have waited for a long time for a RTS game worthy of the Star Wars legacy.
  3. On one hand, sure, it's a derivative real-time strategy game. But on the other hand, it's a tidy little bundle of escapism that's perfect for a generation of gamers raised on Star Wars.
  4. 80
    The force is strong in this one.
  5. Offers exactly what the dedicated Star Wars follower and gamer wants: a way to re-enact the drama and excitement of Lucas' vivacious universe and even deviate from course and create your own scenarios.
  6. Basically a Star Wars mod for "Age of Empires II." That’s pretty cool, though. [Holiday 2001, p.100]
  7. An uninspired nightmare that tarnishes the Star Wars name. [Dec 2001, p.115]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 23
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 23
  3. Negative: 2 out of 23
  1. Aug 30, 2012
    10
    A true masterpiece in rts gaming history . Nice graphics , battles based on the movie , and enjoyable gameplay . Very similar to Age of Empires . 10/10 Expand
  2. Jun 29, 2014
    9
    My dad plays this all day. My dad plays this all day. My dad plays this all day. My dad plays this all day. My dad plays this all day. My dad plays this all day. He's 70. Expand
  3. Dec 29, 2013
    9
    For a person who is a fan of Star Wars and RTS games like Ages of Empires, this game was a dream come true.

    You have several fractions from
    the history of Star Wars to choose from to represent: Royal Naboo, Galactic Empire, Rebel Alliance, Gungans, Wookies, and Trade Federation. Each have their advantages involving units, resource gathering, building, and tech. There are several maps to choose from in quick battles, from generic terrain to places you see in the films. You gather resources to build and work towards your goal to victory which could be a deathmatch, kill the leader, king of the hill, etc. There can be up to 8 players (if I remember correctly) which if you have friends who own the game, you can have them join you against AI opponents across the same network or just play against the computer yourself.

    There is also a campaign mode which follows events in the series as well as a scenario customizer where you can build the map and game style.

    Overall it is addictive and I tend to find myself playing for more than 4 hours at a time. Very enjoyable and one of my favorites.
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  4. Mar 8, 2013
    8
    This was one of my favorite RTS games when I was little when I started watching the Star Wars films. The gameplay is good and the story is a nice addition to Star Wars. The only bad thing I can think of would be the fact that the graphics are old. But that shouldn't stop you from playing the game. Expand

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