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  • Summary: Star Wars Battlefront II improves upon the original game's single-player experience with open-ended, mission-based objectives inspired from all six Star Wars films. The compelling storyline spans more than 12 new locations, many from Episode III, including volcanic Mustafar and the space battle above Coruscant. All-new classic movie moments complete the Star Wars Battlefront II experience, as players battle within the interior of the Death Star and visit Princess Leia’s blockade runner, the Tantive IV, as seen at the beginning of Episode IV A New Hope. In addition, at certain key moments within the battles, players can feel the Force as a Jedi. For the first time ever, Star Wars Battlefront II players can engage in space combat and, during the same battle, board enemy ships to attack from within. Starting on foot inside a capital ship, players can enter the spacecraft of their choice and travel into space to dogfight with the rival faction. From there, they can dock within the enemy’s capital ship, overtake the ship’s command posts, man its turrets to disable its shields and destroy it from within! Or, they can simply stay inside their own capital ship and defend it from attacks and enemy fire. The choice is theirs. The stellar online play that marked the original Star Wars Battlefront returns even bigger and better for Star Wars Battlefront II. [LucasArts] Collapse
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 22
  2. Negative: 1 out of 22
  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. Would have benefitted from an Infrastructure mode but the force is still strong in this one. [Jan 2007, p.67]
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. There's simply no way to get your fingers around it all. [Feb 2006, p.93]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 35 out of 42
  2. Negative: 5 out of 42
  1. Jan 13, 2012
    10
    Star Wars: Battlefront II for the Playstation Portable was phenomonal. If you're rusty in gaming:this is a great workout!
    I loved the funny
    ewoks and how the get killed ^ ^.

    Also,great cover artwork as well.

    Great Job LucasArts!

    10/10
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  2. Nov 17, 2013
    10
    Star Wars Battlefront 2 is simply a fantastic game. You can fly through space taking down enemy ships, capture flags over multiple maps from the PS2 and PC version. You can choose from multiple classes in the Rebel Alliance, The Galactic Empire, The CIS, and the Republic. Though the controls yet are damaged by not having dual analog sticks, the game still feels smooth and exciting as you fight others. There are 3 modes in singleplayer, in a replacement for no campaign. I have to say that this is a great portable game and really shows what some game design companies can do. This game is sadly unnoticed to that many "Top PSP Games" videos, and it really should be for its amazing gameplay and map movement. 10/10 simply fantastic. Expand
  3. Feb 25, 2012
    9
    The PSP version of SWB2 manages to maintain the huge scope and diverse gameplay of the original PS2 version. The numerous open environments and thrilling space battles are all here as well as a variety of enemies and special characters. The only downsize is the abysmal camera controls. It was clear that the developers were crying out for an extra analog stick to work with. Given time, however, you soon get the hang of them. Expand
  4. Jul 22, 2012
    6
    Welcome to Star Wars: Battlefront II. This isn't the same game as the PS2 version for sure, but, the PSP version has its own unique modes. Although those modes replace the campaign mode they still make interesting challenges. Putting you against a whole army as an assassin is a great idea. The game plays better in first person mode though as it allows for you to really embrace the full hectic masterclass that is instant action. You'll find that battles will kick off and let you watch as everything unfolds. Explosions plenty. Unfortunately the game isn't anywhere near as polished as it should be. Visuals in galactic conquest look shocking as to such, with pieces missing and animations jittery. Although the game at its core is as hectic as it should be. A fair deal. Expand
  5. Nov 19, 2013
    5
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