Metascore
83

Generally favorable reviews - based on 40 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 36 out of 40
  2. Negative: 0 out of 40
Buy On
  1. 70
    And so more than its predecessor, the faults and quirks of Battlefront II stand out and become glaring because the new adds feel unpolished while the old gripes manage to rear their heads for a second time.
  2. The acute sense of excitement and precision in combat of the "Halo" games is absent, likewise the intensity of being in a firefight delivered by "Battlefield 2." All the explosions and laser-fire feel a lot like window-dressing, even if the game does have some attractive scenery.
  3. 70
    While the base game remains fairly much the same, the new space battles are a real thrill – it's just a pity that the hero system that appeared to be so promising really just serves to unbalance the experience.
  4. netjak
    55
    Decidedly mediocre. Being able to play as a Jedi is definitely one of its strongest qualities, but it really doesn't make up for a really lackluster massive battlefield shooter.

Awards & Rankings

36
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#16 Most Discussed Xbox Game of 2005
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#14 Most Shared Xbox Game of 2005
User Score
8.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 114 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 30
  2. Negative: 6 out of 30
  1. JamesR.
    Nov 19, 2005
    10
    I have not yet played BF2 but from what i hear the gameplay kicks *** and sounds alot better than BF1 .The commesials made the game sound I have not yet played BF2 but from what i hear the gameplay kicks *** and sounds alot better than BF1 .The commesials made the game sound interesting to and watching them makes me want the game more and this is a lot comeing from a 12 year old kid. Full Review »
  2. ChrisW.
    Nov 17, 2005
    10
    This game is flawless. It is 100 times better than the first game. The graphics are great and the battle fields are awesome.This game is must This game is flawless. It is 100 times better than the first game. The graphics are great and the battle fields are awesome.This game is must if you like starwars at all! Full Review »
  3. Jul 23, 2017
    7
    The second best Star Wars game I have ever played.

    The graphics looked amazing for this game and they faithfully recreated many stages from
    The second best Star Wars game I have ever played.

    The graphics looked amazing for this game and they faithfully recreated many stages from the classic original trilogy and the prequels. The music is fantastic. Everything John Williams composes is the greatest. The sound is superb.

    The gameplay had a massive overhaul and fixed many of the originals problems. They added more modes to make the game fresh, they made the story mode much longer, the galactic conquest added more battles, we could play as jedi and have space battles for the first time and rules for different game modes could be changed.

    The main problems that make the game suffer is that the AI was never fixed, the game is way too easy, the space battle controls suck, poor bonuses, lack of good game modes in instant action and the game gets very tedious.

    Overall a great Star Wars game but could have been easily improved on.
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