Star Wars Battlefront Xbox One

Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 40 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 40
  2. Negative: 0 out of 40
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  1. Nov 16, 2015
    90
    Battlefront´s impressive fidelity to the Star Wars universe, and one of the best technical aspects we´ve seen in any game, are not enough to make us forget it lacks of solo campaign, and 12 maps are too few. The experience is great, but it's too short.
  2. Dec 7, 2015
    85
    Star Wars Battlefront takes Battlefront to the world of Star Wars and gives players an authentic sci-fi experience!
  3. Nov 23, 2015
    85
    Star Wars Battlefront is easily my favorite multiplayer shooter of the year. I can’t stop playing it. It finds a perfect balance of strategy and diversity, and most importantly, it is extremely fun, something I find lacking in a lot of online shooters.
  4. Nov 18, 2015
    85
    Star Wars Battlefront is fun and very, very spectacular. Its gameplay is not too deep and the content is less than we expected, but we're sure you're going to have some incredible and unbelievable moments playing it.
  5. Nov 16, 2015
    85
    Accessible, well made and full of really, really cool moments, it’s hard not to love it. Add in a perfectly crafted Star Wars dressing and an impressive amount of cinematography and you have my favourite multiplayer shooter in years.
  6. Dec 19, 2015
    83
    Star Wars: Battlefront reveals to be a very immediate and accessible multiplayer game, capable of excite both casual and hardcore gamers thanks also to a great visual fidelity to the Star Wars environments.
  7. Nov 23, 2015
    82
    No other game has made me feel more like an actual participant in a legitimate Star Wars battle. I don’t know if I’ll ever get sick of that feeling I get when I take down a TIE Fighter, and I doubt that chill I get when I hear the main theme play as I run across a crowded battlefield will ever go away.
  8. GameTrailers
    Nov 16, 2015
    81
    At launch, there's not as much on offer compared to other competitive shooters, but there's also never been a Star Wars game that's looked and felt this real before. Despite the lack of battlegrounds, characters, and a story-driven, campaign structure, Star Wars Battlefront is an epic, cinematic experience. If you've felt the force awakening in you this year, let it in.
  9. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Jan 4, 2016
    80
    Multiplayer shooter designed primarily for Star Wars fans. Simpler than its genre competitors it is, but it’s open to players of all kinds - at the same time it is not for everyone because of that “anyone can play” approach. [Issue #259]
  10. Dec 8, 2015
    80
    What it lacks in content Battlefront makes up with simple yet fun gameplay. This is your best Star Wars gaming fix you’ll find anywhere.
  11. Nov 30, 2015
    80
    The game is gorgeous, authentic, highly detailed, and rife with potential to grow into something much bigger.
  12. Nov 25, 2015
    80
    Star Wars Battlefront is the ultimate fan service machine. Awesome looking, faithful to the original source and incredibly fun, this game is the software version of the Nintendo Wii: it will sell a lot, mostly at people who don't care about video games. But the harcore fans of the Old Republic will be disappointed.
  13. Nov 23, 2015
    80
    Free from the stresses and complexities of modern multiplayer shooters, Star Wars Battlefront is an invitation to play in a galaxy far, far away.
  14. Nov 19, 2015
    80
    Fast, immediate, spectacular, solid. Star Wars Battlefront is the "casual" multiplayer shooter everyone expected. And basically this is also its greatest limitation.
  15. Nov 19, 2015
    80
    Star Wars Battlefront is undoubtedly the Star Wars experience that we all wanted, it’s just a shame that there’s a distinct lack of content. That said, playing Battlefront is as close to being in a Star Wars movie as you're ever likely to get.
  16. Nov 18, 2015
    80
    Aside from awkward performances and a poor original score, Battlefront is a master class in aesthetic authenticity. Beyond a few essential modes built for casual competition, however, Battlefront is unfocused, relying on excess game types to compensate for an absent single-player campaign.
  17. Nov 18, 2015
    80
    Star Wars Battlefront is a spectacular multiplayer shooter and a dream come true for many movie fans. The modest amount of content is the game's biggest flaw: maps are beautiful, but two hours is enough to visit them all and the situation is identical with any other aspect of the game.
  18. Nov 17, 2015
    80
    This seems unlikely to be a game that can be played hard for 12 months. But it’s also a far more polished and properly executed tie-in than films are typically given. Battlefront does a particular thing very well - it is not so much shallow as strategically popularist. Skill and tactics play their part, but it’s one subservient to the John Williams-scored rush of finding yourself in these battles, in these surroundings.
  19. Nov 17, 2015
    80
    Star Wars Battlefront is a really great multiplayer shooter, with clean gameplay, a good mix of first and third person, as well as a lot of cool ideas. However, it's the Star Wars part of things that truly makes the game shine, and you probably won't see George Lucas' movies represented quite like this anywhere else for a long time. There could, however, be even more to do here, and the co-op mode is a bit too basic for our taste.
  20. Nov 17, 2015
    80
    Although the game only features four planets, all the maps available are tremendous amounts of fun.
  21. Nov 16, 2015
    80
    Star Wars Battlefront its full of heroic moments and has stunning visuals and legendary OST. It could be too simple in terms of gunplay, but it's great building a frantic Star Wars universe.
  22. Nov 16, 2015
    80
    One of the best-looking video games ever made and although relatively shallow the spectacle and excitement of the Star Wars universe comes across superbly well.
  23. Nov 17, 2015
    79
    Star Wars Battlefront is more about looks and fun than it is about depth and challenge. The real problem, though, is the lack of content. If you are a Star Wars Battlefront, you won't be disappointed. If you are looking for a lengthy, juicy experience, on the other hand, you may want to look someplace else or buy the pricey season pass.
  24. Jan 8, 2016
    75
    The issue is that this game plays it safe and doesn't offer anything new in its core shooting gameplay. It ignores progress made in the genre and that's most upsetting. Casual players will have a blast but it really isn't for the rest of us in my opinion.
  25. Nov 17, 2015
    75
    DICE succeeded in creating a Star Wars experience I always wanted to be a part of, but it didn’t hold my interest as a gamer long. It’s a game I plan to revisit often, but not for extended periods of time. Forthcoming DLC could certainly change this approach, but for the time being, the thrills out of the box are extremely limited.
  26. Official Xbox Magazine UK
    Jan 3, 2016
    70
    As close as you'll get to getting your childhood back. Dig through the incredible production values and you'll find a serviceable shooter, but one with a potentially terminal lack of content. [Jan 2016, p.73]
  27. Jan 1, 2016
    70
    It turns out that, so befuddled is Star Wars Battlefront, that simply celebrating it for what it is feels dishonest. It’s an extraordinary mess of brilliant ideas melded with utterly harebrained ones; of thoughtful and charming fan service doing battle against a piledriving Palpatine and idiotic dialogue that sounds like it was recorded in a toilet.
  28. Dec 16, 2015
    70
    The multiplayer can be fantastic at times and battles play out beautifully and smoothly in all modes. The game looks sleek and listening to those iconic blasters adds to the thrill of play. However, with lackluster battle and survival missions replacing a proper campaign, it stops the title from being as amazing as it could have been.
  29. Dec 7, 2015
    70
    Battlefront is a fantastic game for a certain type of person. Its dip in, dip out accessibility, matched with the obvious lashings of love and detail from a development team that clearly respect the franchise and its fans - it is absolutely perfect for fans of the original trilogy who these days have limited game time.
  30. Nov 23, 2015
    70
    This is a strong return for the Battlefront moniker, but there's much room for improvement.
  31. Nov 17, 2015
    70
    Battlefront doesn't go much deeper than its ambitious surface appeal. It front loads its best content, only to fade in quality as the hours roll by. Star Wars Battlefront's skin is beautiful, but its legs are shaking, and threaten to buckle with time.
  32. Nov 17, 2015
    70
    What DICE have done is create what is arguably the most faithful and graphically coherent representation of the Star Wars universe we’ve ever seen. However, while that alone is incredibly alluring, there’s currently not enough variety to the multiplayer modes, weaponry or the single player content compared with other entries in the series and within the FPS genre.
  33. Nov 16, 2015
    70
    The effort that DICE has put into the visuals pays off in one of the best-looking games of the year. But every facet of the game is hurt by the lack of variety in the environments, vehicles, weapons, and even enemies. It's a startlingly limited package made more disappointing by the fact that the actual gameplay is really fun. It may reach its potential in a year; but for now, it's one more potentially great game sabotaged by what appears to be a cynical marketing plan.
  34. 70
    Beautiful but lacking, Star Wars: Battlefront will most certainly please Star Wars fans with incredible fan service from DICE. While it stacks up in terms of presentation to other contemporary shooters, Battlefront is an extraordinarily thin offering when it comes to content, making it less enjoyable the more you play it.
  35. Nov 13, 2015
    70
    Too limited in its maps and modes to keep people hooked, it will nevertheless provide enough fun to jump onto once in a while, hear that famous score and maybe take down an AT-AT. Those who wanted a Battlefront III, however, will have to wait a little while longer.
  36. Nov 23, 2015
    60
    Star Wars: Battlefront is everything a Star Wars fan could want. The game’s locations feel iconic, complete recreations of the beautiful settings introduced to us in the movies. But the game’s casual attitude towards weapons, and the limited number of locations to explore make Star Wars: Battlefront sizzle out far too early. Top that with an exorbitant DLC offer, which features content that feels like it could be in the base game, and EA has already done a great job of freezing Star Wars: Battlefront in carbonite before it’s even had a chance to live a fulfilling life.
  37. Nov 18, 2015
    60
    It’s designed for people who want to whoop and holler because, “We’re playing a Star Wars game!” Which is fine, of course. But dedicated shooter fans need to understand that the average Battlefront match has all the sophistication of two blunt rocks bashing into one another for a 10-minute stretch.
  38. Nov 16, 2015
    60
    Slick production values, solid controls, and tons of fan service can't make up for mediocre progression and a lack of content.
  39. Nov 16, 2015
    60
    Star Wars Battlefront feels authentic in many ways, but that authenticity is aggressively pursued at the cost of gameplay, and is often tacked-on. If you're in the mood for a relatively shallow shooter with caveats you likely won't be disappointed, but I wish that DICE had a little more time to polish it and add more substance.
  40. Nov 16, 2015
    60
    Star Wars Battlefront is a solid proof-of-concept that should be fully realized in an inevitable sequel. Like Evolve, Titanfall and The Order: 1886 before it, Battlefront chooses style over substance. It’s absolutely beautiful and captures what it’s like to be in a Star Wars film, but style can only take a game so far.
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  1. Dec 9, 2015
    Battlefront scratches that itch for Star Wars wish fulfillment, but when the twinkle leaves your eye, there's not much left to discover. Try it.
  2. Dec 7, 2015
    Its old-school simplicity doesn't always mesh with its attempts to bring those ideas into 2015, and it lacks some of those back-of-the-box bullet points that most modern AAA shooters wouldn't be caught dead without...That said: This is a game where you crest a frozen ridge on the surface of Hoth and see a thousand lasers turn the sky into a disco and an AT-AT into scrap metal. If a little of the fat has to be trimmed for more people to have that experience, then blaster holes for bullet points seems like a fair trade.
User Score
4.5

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 1144 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 95 out of 351
  1. Nov 17, 2015
    4
    A shallow imitation of what could of been, Star Wars Battlefront captures stunning visuals and a great sound design. But struggles to push theA shallow imitation of what could of been, Star Wars Battlefront captures stunning visuals and a great sound design. But struggles to push the boundaries of what could have been.

    The main problem with the game is that it doesn't embody the same spirit that Star Wars Battlefront was capable of over 10 years ago. To which most people will respond "it is a completely different game" to which i say, if that were the case "why does it hold the name then", the answer to this question to make money of nostalgia.

    If your casual by all means play the game, if your competitive save your money
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  2. Nov 17, 2015
    3
    No campaign, Multiplayer only, Nice graphics and sound.
    Need I say more ?
    I was thinking of getting this game, but after playing it on EA
    No campaign, Multiplayer only, Nice graphics and sound.
    Need I say more ?
    I was thinking of getting this game, but after playing it on EA access, and realising it just another online FPS, with the same old types of objectives as most other games in this group, No Thanks
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  3. Nov 17, 2015
    3
    This game has been one of my biggest disappointments in 2015. There is a huge lack of content, and the game play just isn't that fun. Lots ofThis game has been one of my biggest disappointments in 2015. There is a huge lack of content, and the game play just isn't that fun. Lots of people are saying that it's just a Battlefield re-skin, but sadly the game would be better if it was. It feels as if it wants to be both Battlefield and Battlefront, and because of that it fails at being either. Full Review »