Battlestar Galactica PlayStation 2


Mixed or average reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 22
  2. Negative: 1 out of 22
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  1. 74
    A decent space shooter that will probably disappoint hardcore fans of the show who would want more of the magic that made the show so endearing.
  2. The combination of the irritatingly tough mission structuring along with the relative simplicity of the combat ultimately makes Battlestar Galactica a bit too basic of an experience for any seasoned space combat fan, and it's too difficult of an experience for casual fans that are just looking for a simple trip down memory lane.
  3. Battlestar Galactica's biggest flaw is a brutal difficulty level that will make grown men (and women) cry and beg for their mommy. Graphics, sound and control are definitely top notch though.
  4. Ugly and smelly enough that only a dedicated few should bring it home. [Jan 2004, p.135]
  5. Problem is the game is about as friendly as a Cylon; there's no tutorial to ease you into all those moves or the different mission types, and the difficulty spikes at odd moments, making some levels painfully tedious.
  6. PSM Magazine
    Hardcore fans of the series will enjoy it, but those looking for an engaging space battle - or a decent game - won't. [Jan 2004, p.32]
  7. It's a great game, with good graphics, immersive storyline and an overall appeal that I can't ignore.
  8. An extremely challenging game, with a lot going for it, but unfortunately the game is hindered by some aspects, like the save function.
  9. The audio effects are disappointing but everything else is up to par. Unfortunately, it fails to become really meaningful and memorable, thus making it a good space action title but not one that will be talked about years later.
  10. Despite a solid structure, the key appeal (and focus) of the game’s presentation is to the gamer looking to re-immerse themselves again in the mythos surrounding Battlestar Galactica, and without that sense of nostalgia, it becomes a lot harder to forgive some of the game’s more glaring flaws.
  11. While fans will lap it up like an autograph of the late Lorne Greene, there’ll always be that nagging feeling that this could have been much more.
  12. This is the very definition of a linear game. Ok, we can accept that. But if the game is going to be so particular, it would be helpful if it wasn't so restrictive and occasionally clumsy.
  13. Will prove too frustrating for most gamers. It is best left to Galactica buffs who know the difference between a dagget and a Cylon and who are looking for any nostalgia fix that they can get their hands on.
  14. 70
    If the difficultly was a bit more consistent and mission parameters more forgiving, then Battlestar Galactica could have been a massive hit. As-is, the game is sure to please fans of the license, but those looking for something deeper will likely be disappointed.
  15. Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    Protection missions, like escort missions, are the bane of space-sim players, and BSG has quite a few of them. [Jan 2004, p.112]
  16. Play Magazine
    Blame slightly unnatural control and a rather generic feeling. [Dec 2003, p.84]
  17. A solid attempt that unfortunately does nothing new or unique and suffers from some strange gameplay quirks.

Awards & Rankings

#45 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2003
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Vik
    Jan 3, 2005
    Very good, i love the cuality en the graphics some times the missions are long y hard but is a good game.
  2. TysonB.
    Feb 12, 2004
    This game isn"t as sharp and playable as star wars.if you're a fan of the game you'll love it. if not better rent it first.
  3. RossF.
    Feb 11, 2004
    The Game is entertaining, the graphics some of the best I've seen, and they've added in all the original sounds, but the levels are The Game is entertaining, the graphics some of the best I've seen, and they've added in all the original sounds, but the levels are just too difficult. Not only are you watching your back, but the backs of your team mates, who seem not to give a hoot about yours! If only the missions were shorter, or you could save more often... Full Review »