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  • Summary: [Xbox Live Arcade] Sign up to defend the Galactica, or play as the ruthless Cylons as they seek to remove the Human Race from existence. Pilot iconic ships from the Viper II to the Heavy Raider and lead your squadron in enormous fast-action multiplayer space combat (with up to eight players online) or play through the exciting single-player campaign. Play online with up to eight players in this relentless space-based action shooter in Firefight, Skirmish, and Domination modes. Pilot four human and four Cylon ships, from the Viper II to the Heavy Raider, each with unique weapon capabilities. Special weapons: Coordinate attacks with an arsenal of destructive weapons including missiles, guns, and more. Defensive maneuvers: Avoid annihilation with the barrel roll, quick turnabouts, and other aerial moves. [Microsoft] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 13
  2. Negative: 4 out of 13
  1. Fans of the series, new or old, will get a kick out of playing as familiar ships or important accomplices in episodes from the boob tube. General sci-fi buffs will dig the pick-up-and plink nature of Battlestar Galactica as well, and may just come away as fans of the cult-classic series due to Auran’s faithfulness to the IP.
  2. This a decent purchase at 800 points, even if just for the multiplayer. The campaign is fun and challenging, but even for a smaller game like this, falls disappointingly short.
  3. 69
    The single-player campaign in Battlestar Galactica is fun, I just wish it were longer and more challenging.
  4. This game is an unchallenging space shooter made a little more difficult with frustrating design and a terrible camera angle. Even if you’re a fan of the TV series, we really cannot recommend a purchase.
  5. The game does draw nicely on the Galactica license, giving you a few different ships with varying stats to pilot through the different levels, as well as some online modes. But the base game play elements are so broken and boring that you'll have a hard time coming back to the game after a few missions.
  6. At 800 points, Battlestar is cheap, but in a sky already patrolled by the superior "Wing Commander Arena", these toasters don't stand a chance. [Holiday 2007, p.81]
  7. A tired bit of space trash. [Jan 2008, p.98]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Negative: 1 out of 4