Star Wars: Battlefront II PlayStation 2

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9.0

Universal acclaim- based on 259 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 9 out of 259
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  1. AndrewMoseley
    Nov 7, 2005
    2
    Far to similar to the first battlefront, and with major shortcomings to boot. I mean... The Yavin 4, Mos Eisely, Theed, Endor and Hoth maps are all exactly the same as in the original. And the new maps are all in urban/indoor settings rather than the large, expansive, outdoor settings which takes away the epic feel you should get from playing Star Wars battles and makes the whole thing Far to similar to the first battlefront, and with major shortcomings to boot. I mean... The Yavin 4, Mos Eisely, Theed, Endor and Hoth maps are all exactly the same as in the original. And the new maps are all in urban/indoor settings rather than the large, expansive, outdoor settings which takes away the epic feel you should get from playing Star Wars battles and makes the whole thing seem like more of an isolated skirmish than a tide turning struggle. Vehicle variety is also lacking. There's only 3 maps in the entire game with an AT-ST! The rest use that stupid tank from the original battlefront which makes for a very un-starwarsy feel, and it takes a little away from the experience when you see one of those little mini walkers from episode 3 go toe-to-toe with a droid AAT and win. Plus there's only one map with an AT-AT and an AT-TE! The ability to play around in the big, hulking Godzillas of the Star Wars universe was one of the best aspects of the original, and they just overlooked it completely in this version. The inclusion of space battles is one of this games refreshing additions, but even with that they botched what could have been perfect. It gets way to repetitive after a while since all the space battles are essentially the same. The two capital ships just sit there while you fly around and try to blow up the opposing ships critical systems. Seriously... why didn't they add capital ship movement to the to-do list? how cool would it have been to see two ships pull up right along side eachother and just hammer away with their big guns? You know what else would have been nice? A space battle over Endor and Coruscant. Both of which are suspiciously lacking from the instant action map selcection. Which brings me to the little things... things you wouldn't expect LucasArts to overlook. Things like how in the space battle over Yavin 4, the big red planet is somehow missing. Or how when you blow up a Star Destroyers shield generators, it's shields are somehow still up. This game just let me down . All I got was Battlefront, with all the things I loved from the original taken out and replaced with pure mediocrity. There's nothing special here. The Rise of the Empire mode and the ability to play as a Jedi are also nice, but not worth paying the price for this game. Stick with the original. It's a much better game overall than its successor. Expand
  2. awxw
    Jul 22, 2007
    0
    Terrible its just not good the first game is much better!
  3. SlammerKool
    Dec 6, 2005
    3
    I like the first one better, this had crap with all those stupid points to unlock special characters and jedi in the other one you dont even have to unlock it. also there a cooler feautres in battle front one like when you jump out of planes and better planes. Also the levels in battlefront 1 has better levels and more terrain. Hopefully Lucas arts will make another battlefront with both I like the first one better, this had crap with all those stupid points to unlock special characters and jedi in the other one you dont even have to unlock it. also there a cooler feautres in battle front one like when you jump out of planes and better planes. Also the levels in battlefront 1 has better levels and more terrain. Hopefully Lucas arts will make another battlefront with both battlefront 1& 2 +new levels in 3 would be the greatest battlefront ever. They should combine more than make more levels i mean i love classic better than new. So go with battlefront 1 people. Expand
  4. MarkM
    Mar 19, 2009
    0
    Horrible! The first game is better! The battles are sloppy, the characters are horrible, you can't get on the ground all you can do is crouch, playing as a Jedi ruins the battlefront feel, no jet pack characters. The first one was creative, the second one just copied the first one and that's it!
  5. Johnnyexpatmageeker
    Nov 13, 2005
    4
    This is a very poor sequel to a game that was lots of fun. Graphics should always be better than the first installment. The space battles are SLOW and boring. The enemy AI is weak. Overall a very poor showing for a promising game. How many times can the STAR WARS franchise let down it's fans? Movies SUCK! Games SUCK. Way to go George!!! Thanks for pooping on my childhood memories.

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#7 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2005
#12 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2005
Metascore
84

Generally favorable reviews - based on 30 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 30
  2. Negative: 0 out of 30
  1. PSM Magazine
    90
    Space battles can be overwhelming at first, but once you get used to them, it's pretty amazing. [Dec 2005, p.82]
  2. The signature piece of Battlefront II is the ship-to-ship combat... This element makes Battlefront II feel much more like the complete Star Wars experience. [Dec 2005, p.108]
  3. 80
    It captures the thrills of the original, and spices up a few areas while adding some new things. Unfortunately, space battles drag down the total package; but at least it's trying something different.