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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 spaceStar 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] Expand
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. 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 fromStar 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
  2. JohnM.
    Nov 13, 2005
    10
    great game for psp. only bad thing is no big online play.
  3. DannyH.
    Jan 27, 2006
    10
    Wow! This game is awesome! It has all of the battles on all of the planets that you will ever need. You can play as all of the jedi's. Wow! This game is awesome! It has all of the battles on all of the planets that you will ever need. You can play as all of the jedi's. You can choose between good or evil on any of the levels. The space battle is great just like the ground battle. Who needs online gameplay (Chris B.) when you have such a great game as it is. I bought this game and it was well worth the money, you should buy it too! Expand
  4. EthanH.
    Nov 15, 2005
    9
    Star Wars on PSP is great and does'nt differ much from the PS2 version the graphic are good but can be a bit ropey at times but the Star Wars on PSP is great and does'nt differ much from the PS2 version the graphic are good but can be a bit ropey at times but the gameplay is brill especially as a Jedi and in Space! Expand
  5. MarcusH.
    Feb 2, 2006
    9
    IT is the greatest games of PSP that ive played considering its the only game i got so far. I would give it a ten but graphics are okay but IT is the greatest games of PSP that ive played considering its the only game i got so far. I would give it a ten but graphics are okay but not great. Expand
  6. Sam
    Jan 18, 2006
    8
    (7.75) This is not the greatest game of all time. It IS, though, a surprisingly fun and attractive title.
  7. NigelS.
    Nov 6, 2005
    0
    I can't believe that this game is on the shelves when it is so full of bugs and glitches. The frame rate is awful with doors that open I can't believe that this game is on the shelves when it is so full of bugs and glitches. The frame rate is awful with doors that open 10 seconds after the enemy has walked through it. Just because it says Star Wars doesn't mean that the game is worth spending £35. Others seem to be playing this game through a rose tinted screen. Expand

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