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  • Summary: Star Wars Battlefront puts you in the heat of the action as you relive all of the intense battles from the classic and prequel eras of the Star Wars universe. You'll fight in more than 15 environments across 10 diverse planets, including Hoth, Geonosis, Yavin, Tatooine, and Naboo. You canStar Wars Battlefront puts you in the heat of the action as you relive all of the intense battles from the classic and prequel eras of the Star Wars universe. You'll fight in more than 15 environments across 10 diverse planets, including Hoth, Geonosis, Yavin, Tatooine, and Naboo. You can play as one of more than 20 different soldier types from four factions, as well as take control of 15 diverse ground and air vehicles, such as the AT-ST, X-Wing, and speeder bike. Expand
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  1. Positive: 46 out of 55
  2. Negative: 0 out of 55
  1. Game-play for Star Wars: Battlefront, although not quite as polished as I’d like to see it, is a gaming experience that is rivaled by few in its genre, especially when it comes to Xbox Live. There is just so much to do in this game, it’s hard to know where to start.
  2. The fluid movement of each class is wonderful including the rag doll effect when they have been shot, trampled over or blown up.
  3. 85
    A fantastic game, the more I play, and the more I like it. Sure there is no real single player, but the online game makes up for it.
  4. 80
    With the stunning visuals and audio sections of the game it’s somewhat of a treat for Xbox gamers to witness. Sadly, Battlefront is hurt greatly because of a lack of effort put into the game’s AI and overall single player production.
  5. Although there is not much substance to the single player game, it's fun for a while and hearkens back to the days when games didn't have to be too clever or in-depth. It's the online aspect that most people are going to be drawn to, which is immensely satisfying, even with the lag and communicator issues.
  6. Hopefully LucasArts will address the latency issue which would vastly improve the overall experience. As it stands if you are a fan of Star Wars you should pick this up without hesitation.
  7. The single player mode gets boring very quickly, the game's frame rate needs improvement, and it's often times difficult to communicate strategies with other players.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 18
  2. Negative: 1 out of 18
  1. RandallS.
    May 19, 2005
    10
    It sometimes makes me feel like I'm in the game!!!
  2. CameronE.
    Dec 15, 2004
    10
    It is the best game ive ever played, I mean it , the fiting, shooting, flying and of course the guns , take it from me , buy the game.
  3. RickyD.
    Jan 26, 2005
    10
    Greatest game on the planet.
  4. Uter
    Sep 19, 2004
    9
    I'd rank this as the best star wars game ever. the atmosphere and battles are right out of the movies. if it had 4 player split screen, I'd rank this as the best star wars game ever. the atmosphere and battles are right out of the movies. if it had 4 player split screen, this'd be a 10/10 (2 player split screen only). Expand
  5. c3po
    Sep 24, 2004
    9
    Hey guys (and girls), i have played only the demo of this game that came with the star wars dvd package....i can only play the endor level iHey guys (and girls), i have played only the demo of this game that came with the star wars dvd package....i can only play the endor level i guess...it's fun but the graphics suck. after this, i saw some amazing screen shots of it at a gamers site...i have an xbox.....can anyone tell me if the actual game look and play better than the demo?...i presume all you star wars fans have both xbox'es and the new star wars dvd's so....help me out here if you are able. as for my rating, this game is very cool... even though i just had the joy of playing the demo!!!!. Expand
  6. BobL.
    Sep 24, 2004
    9
    Now this is a good game. Graphics are very good. Gameplay is sweet. 2 player co-op is pretty cool. This a very deep game. My dream of Now this is a good game. Graphics are very good. Gameplay is sweet. 2 player co-op is pretty cool. This a very deep game. My dream of shooting an ewok have come true...... Expand
  7. RichieA.
    Oct 5, 2004
    4
    Ok maybe I missed something! Im old enough to have seen the originals at the cinema, but am not a star wars geek. This game is pathetic and Ok maybe I missed something! Im old enough to have seen the originals at the cinema, but am not a star wars geek. This game is pathetic and to compare it to the mighty Halo is heinous crime. The outcome of battle is not effected by your actions? The battlefields are way too small too make use of the vehicles properly? When sniping you can be shot from miles away by the enemy with standard weapons. Ok so if piloting an AT-AT is your only dream in life then it may appeal but the AI is lame and it is just too easy and unrewarding. The only upside is the wonderful environments. Rent the game have a look around the maps, pilot an AT-AT, ride a Tuctuc ignore battles they will take care of themselves and then return game. Expand

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