Star Wars: Battlefront II PSP

Metascore
69

Mixed or average reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 22
  2. Negative: 1 out of 22
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  1. Not only is it the best handheld adaptation of a major console title, it adds extensive PSP-exclusive features making this a must-own game, even if you already have the game for another system.
  2. 80
    While the console ports are more recommended for their details and expansion, the PSP version is certainly no slouch.
  3. Fiddly control issues aside, Star Wars Battlefront II on PSP is a miniature miracle. [PSW]
  4. Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    80
    Battlefront II marches onto PSP without losing its keep strategic edge or its blaster-happy action. [Christmas 2005, p.110]
  5. Pure Magazine UK
    80
    Would have benefitted from an Infrastructure mode but the force is still strong in this one. [Jan 2007, p.67]
  6. It’s controls might not be the best but with a nice number of maps, space battles, Jedis and PSP-only game modes, this is the game to own when you’re far from your console or PC.
  7. 78
    Mirrors its console brethren in terms of complexity and scope but can’t keep up in performance. So while every vehicle, unit and weapon is at your disposal, you’ll need to contend with an unstable framerate and lackluster visuals while you take over the galaxy.
  8. If you are looking for a great portable Star Wars experience that blends console gameplay with portable style and flare, and you can bare with some technical setbacks, you are in for a real treat with Star Wars Battlefront 2.
  9. It can be fun in its own right to those who are both Star Wars fans and who can be a little patient with the controls.
  10. 70
    Multiplayer has its attributes, but stumbles hard when it comes to framerate and resembles a Monet painting at some points. Overall, I'd recommend it for single-player, but for Wi-Fi, well, I've offered my caveat emptors.
  11. As a more portable take on the Star Wars experience, it won't disappoint most gamers. However, the unappealing space battles and paltry multiplayer options keep it from being a feather in the PlayStation Portable's cap.
  12. PSM Magazine
    70
    There's just some unrealized potential here that keeps good from becoming great. [Holiday 2005, p.96]
  13. Game Informer
    70
    There is a certain charm to this game, but it's basically a big Jedi mind trick. [Jan 2006, p.157]
  14. It's got some of the console and PC versions' concepts and mechanics, but the lack of both a story-based campaign and online multiplayer sucks a lot of the fun out of this PSP shooter.
  15. 65
    If you are looking for a console shooter on the handheld, then this is your best bet. It's unfair to expect more from the PSP when the demands are so huge, but the PSP is easily online ready, and Star Wars Battlefront II just doesn't feel the same without going online.
  16. I would have given Battlefront II a strong recommendation if it had infrastructure mode (Internet) online multiplayer but unfortunately it doesn’t which is a show-stopper, especially when you consider the retail price of the game.
  17. Savage and Pandemic should be applauded for cramming as much of the Battlefront experience into the PSP, but we can always play what-if, and the omission of even online play is a pretty serious shortcoming. It's good, but not must-have good.
  18. Sure, it's not challenging in the least, but hey, killing Ewoks was never about the challenge. [Jan 2006, p.127]
  19. Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    60
    Terrible framerate during multiplayer. [Jan 2006, p.104]
  20. You have this great game, which is so fun to play at home and online (especially over Xbox Live), and when you’re prepped to take it on the road with you all you are left with are white knuckles of frustration.
  21. The PSP version is a definite second stringer. Again, it seems aimed at players so obsessed with the game that they also need a portable fix, because it is not nearly the complete product its bigger brothers are.
  22. Computer Games Magazine
    40
    There's simply no way to get your fingers around it all. [Feb 2006, p.93]

Awards & Rankings

#5 Most Discussed PSP Game of 2005
#28 Most Shared PSP Game of 2005
User Score
8.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 111 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 38 out of 46
  2. Negative: 5 out of 46
  1. May 30, 2016
    8
    This port would be perfect if you could play it online, nevertheless, it's a miracle that this game could be ported to PSP. The onlyThis port would be perfect if you could play it online, nevertheless, it's a miracle that this game could be ported to PSP. The only differences would be lack of certain maps and modes from it's console ports, and the controls are a bit rough around the edges. The graphics are good for a PSP game too, though definitely not as good as it's console and PC ports. Full Review »
  2. Nov 29, 2015
    10
    Игра не плохая, но и не хорошая.
    Во-первых управление - для тех кто раз в жизни играл со вторым стиком, не играйте в неё, для вас оно будет
    Игра не плохая, но и не хорошая.
    Во-первых управление - для тех кто раз в жизни играл со вторым стиком, не играйте в неё, для вас оно будет слишком сложное.
    Во-вторых пустые сервера, с другом не поиграть.
    Геймплей очень хороший. Я наиграл около 800 часов. И знаете мне пипец как понравилась.
    На сегодняшний день - это Battlefield (не 4). В неё очень интересно играть. Только не т сюжета как на PC или PS2 edition, и не все карты.
    Full Review »
  3. Oct 3, 2015
    5
    If you have a ps2, xbox or pc get star wars battlefront 2 on that, the psp version has such a short field of view, its just awkward to controlIf you have a ps2, xbox or pc get star wars battlefront 2 on that, the psp version has such a short field of view, its just awkward to control in first person and it has less content, the only reason it gets a 5 is because the space battles (which there are only two) are great fun and control fine. Full Review »