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  • Summary: Star Wars Battlefront is an action/shooter game that gives fans and gamers the opportunity to re-live and participate in all of the classic Star Wars battles like never before. Players can select one of a number of different soldier types, jump into any vehicle, man any turret on the battlefront and conquer the galaxy planet-by-planet online with their friends or offline in a variety of single player modes. Single player modes include "Instant Action," "Galactic Conquest" and the story-based "Historical Campaigns" mode that lets gamers experience all of the epic Star Wars battles from Episodes I-VI, fighting from the perspective of each of the four factions within the game. [LucasArts] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 36
  2. Negative: 0 out of 36
  1. This is the game we have wanted to play since we got caught setting fire to teddy bears in 1984...An excellent multiplayer combat game, a tremendous Star Wars Experience.
  2. A visually stunning game that will keep many Star Wars fans happy for many hours. My biggest complaint is that once you’re not in the various crafts the game can be a little boring and you find yourself dreaming the AT-ATS.
  3. If you’re buying the game for its single player campaign, you’re making a big mistake. Battlefront falls apart when it comes to the single player game but doesn’t fail in bringing the online multiplayer action we’ve been dying for ever LucasArts started designing Star Wars games.
  4. The game succeeds admirably in terms of offering a fine selection of firefight features under any configuration.
  5. This is one of those games that is successful in the delivering of instant action, but doesn't offer up much in terms of depth. If you thrive off the online deathmatch scene, you'll fall head over heels in love with Battlefront. [Oct 2004, p.121]
  6. That whole “live the battles” slogan surrounding this game? It’s actually true. Who’d have thought there would be truth in advertising?
  7. 70
    Buy with the knowledge that even the multiplayer mode can’t save some environments from growing stale.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 34
  2. Negative: 4 out of 34
  1. May 22, 2011
    10
    This game is great everyone whose played it at my house love it a great game although the vehicles are quite strong but rockets can destroy them overall it's a great game buy it Expand
  2. SamF.
    Apr 29, 2005
    10
    Some games just get everything right! Incredible action and gameplay. Thing BF:1942 in the star wars universe. The Only negative is most maps are too small for aerial combat. Expand
  3. Oct 30, 2012
    10
    This is the game that all video gamer Star Wars fans have been waiting for. We have been given the opportunity to take part in the epic battles we saw in the movies as well as having the change to drive the great vehicles as well. Expand
  4. Craig
    Sep 23, 2004
    8
    Yes this game has many problems....but it also has the battles from the two trilogys and emerses you into that world. If you are looking for a pioneering online shooter, look elsewhere. If you want to have fun and play a good game then get this game....but i would say onliy if you have broadband. Expand
  5. Feb 4, 2013
    8
    Star wars battlefront is the best star wars game ever made.
    Presentation-7.3
    The game's graphics are decent overall. There are shining
    points in the game's visuals, enviornments are varied, explosions look good and all, but it just looks overall average. The sound design from ost, explosions, and voice acting is great. The game has some minor glitches and a stable framerate.
    Game play-8
    The maps in battlefront are very well designed and no match fell into a particular pattern. The controls are great and easy to get used to. Even the vehicles are easily controlled. The mechanics such as vehicle driving, shooting, and using strategy is great. The AI is decent, but have their stupid moments. In terms of content, there's only conquest, but there is such diversity with gameplay like character classes that it doesn't matter. You can turn the Jedi on giving a battle commander feel to it. And, some maps have secondary things to assault such as the tecno union ships, shield bunker, and the shield generator. You can play with 16 players online, and with bots added in to command and lead a squad you can have 32 soldiers on one map. So if 16 players isn't enough, just add some bots. There are sixteen maps and the classes are well balanced. The maps are so large that each map is equal to two or three medium sized maps found in other shooters. Galatic conquest provides more strategy than instant action, and the historical campaign will unlock new movies to watch on your gamesystem. There's tons of vehicles to drive and plenty of weapons to use.
    The verdict-8 Battlefront is a real surprise. What it does it does well. The game's graphics and AI may be average, but don't let that stop you from buying this great game.
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  6. MutherF.
    May 9, 2005
    8
    The only bad thing about the game is u cant use a lightsaber, though the programmers prob would have stuffed it up so maybe its a good thing.
  7. Yahoo
    Sep 22, 2004
    0
    Why is it that all the reviews above are negative, but they have 80+ rankings.

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