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  • Summary: The war between man and machine rages on as the mechanical Cylons return to wipe out the human race. Begin your heroic journey through the Battlestar Galactica universe as the fearless, young Adama, and help lead the fleet of Colonials to survival. Choose from a wide array of ships, from sleek Vipers to heavy Bombers, and engage various classes of Cylon vessels, including Raiders and Marauders. As you attack, escort, or defend, your team of three wingmen will increase in experience and skill. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 25
  2. Negative: 3 out of 25
  1. There's a lot of good special effects like detailed explosions, missle trails, other giant ships and huge planets you have to fly near and around. And there are some great cutscenes using both the game engine and pre-rendered CGI to help move the storyline along.
  2. Taking the story into the past was a nice direction on the part of the writers, and the story and missions are inventive and flow nicely, but the poor performance of Adama tarnishes the overall presentation.
  3. It's a great game, with good graphics, immersive storyline and an overall appeal that I can't ignore.
  4. If the difficultly was a bit more consistent and mission parameters more forgiving, then Battlestar Galactica could have been a massive hit. As-is, the game is sure to please fans of the license, but those looking for something deeper will likely be disappointed.
  5. Decent play mechanics aside, the gameplay doesn't excite. [Jan 2004, p.151]
  6. It's all rather generic which means that you could have put the crew of the Love Boat in this game and nothing would change, except that it might actually be more fun.
  7. What a horrible disappointment... Worst of all, BG is a difficult game; I mean, it's hella hard...The first level alone was nearly impossible and there's no training mode! [Jan 2004, p.64]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
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  1. BevinB.
    Nov 20, 2003
    This game is great period.
  2. RodV.
    Nov 25, 2003
    A little frustrating because of the lack of save points within missions, but otherwise a killer game. Control is great, graphics are excellent. The feeling of hurtling through space is there, much more so than in the Star Wars: Starfighter games. The people who are giving this game negative reviews are just jaded critics who are tired of the whole space shooter genre in general. If you like space shooters, this is one of the best. Just be prepared to be a little frustrated when you have to replay an entire mission because you failed to meet one of the mission objectives. It's not nearly as frustrating as, say, losing your life at the end of a level in Indiana Jones & the Emperor's Tomb and having to replay the entire level. Check out BSG. I'm sure that the lukewarm reception so far means that it will be the Platinum Hits price in a few months. Expand
  3. AtomBomb
    Dec 11, 2003
    This is not for the nostalgic, nor is it for those who aren't into playing space shooters like Freelancer and the like. These games only offer save points at the end of each mission. Making you work to the next goal, and making the games rewarding. This game is a definite for the ADHD crowd, which I happen to be one of. A game that is extremely challenging and rewarding. The graphics are great for the XBOX, and the music could use a boost. But to be honest, I never notice the music or sounds when I am in the middle of a fire fight. So I would highly recommend this game to all Hyperacitves. And tell those who are not into fast paced action shooters and those who are buying this game for the nostalgic feeling, to stay away. Expand