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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
  1. SayWhat?
    Nov 18, 2007
    A reviewer thought that this was worse than Wing Commander? Welcome to the smallest club in the world.... It's a fun shooter and for 10 bucks it's well worth it. Expand
  2. McBain17
    Nov 14, 2007
    I think the reviews by the so called "critics" are a little harsh on this game. When you purchase a Xbox Arcade title you should realize your making some concessions. Battle Star Galactica is a fun space shooter to play in small 20-40 minute doses. We all need games like this. Its the kind of game you can just load up and play, blow some stuff up in a world that hopefully your familiar with (its the best show on TV) and cut loose. I haven't had any issues with controls or camera, and to be honest found the controls to be a little more varried than what I expected. The graphics are decent, the game play is fun, and in general its worth its $10 price tag. How many games can you buy brand new for $10? For fans and gamers alike buy it, veg on it, enjoy it. Expand
  3. Graphitti
    Jan 7, 2008
    I found this very boring and can find a host of other XBL Arcade games worth $10. This is definitely a try-before-you-buy game. Give the demo a shot, maybe you'll be like the other poster and find that this is fun. If an Arcade Shooter is what you are after, check out Heavy Weapon. Cheeky, fun, original, good controls. Expand
  4. TreksterGamers
    Jan 15, 2008
    EXTREMELY poor showing here! This game should be more of what Battlestar Galactica is about, instead you get a cheap ripoff. They should have taken note form the original version on the Xbox, it was much better in every conceivable area! Expand