Metascore
55

Mixed or average reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic 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 arcade game is relatively shallow and a pale imitation of its television inspiration.
  5. Even offset by the low price and the arcade-style context, Battlestar Galactica just doesn’t have the punch to stand out in today’s market. Even the graphics engine is marred by low-resolution textures, small engagement zones, and dated special effects, and what bothers me about this game is how it could easily be a lot better were it simply blessed with more expanded gameplay.
  6. This isn’t a bad game. It’s just like most other arcade space shooters, except this has a Battlestar Galactica skin. Great if you are a fan, but for everyone else… ehhh.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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]
  10. It's also insanely easy and offers no lasting challenge. [Issue 27, p.117]
  11. Online multiplayer would maybe be fun - if anyone were playing, which they aren't. Disappointing. [Jan 2008, p.94]
  12. The worst kind of licensed game: utterly ignorant of the series' charms it's designed to complement, and bad enough at what it does attempt to make baby Hera cry.
  13. A tired bit of space trash. [Jan 2008, p.98]
User Score
6.7

Mixed or average reviews- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. TreksterGamers
    Jan 15, 2008
    3
    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! Full Review »
  2. Graphitti
    Jan 7, 2008
    5
    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. Full Review »
  3. SayWhat?
    Nov 18, 2007
    8
    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. Full Review »