Generally favorable reviews - based on 40 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 36 out of 40
  2. Negative: 0 out of 40
  1. With plenty of maps and intriguing campaign missions, Battlefront II's replay value is already pretty high. Tack on the addictive nature of Xbox Live and we have a game that is worth every penny you dropped for it.
  2. The improved single-player games are worthwhile enough on their own, but if you can find well connected online matches, multiplayer games will keep you addicted for months.
  3. A walloping, beautiful example of what Xbox Live can do. It's bigger than the first, it's better than the first, and if there's any justice, it'll be what everyone will be playing come release. Impressive. Most impressive. [Official UK Xbox Magazine]
  4. 90
    A supremely enjoyable online shooter. Against all odds, Battlefront II may make you forget all about that little game called "Halo 2."
  5. 100
    Nothing gets the gamer closer to experiencing the epic battles of Star Wars than this game.
  6. 90
    LucasArts has added a ton of new features to an already great game, resulting in one of the best Star Wars games ever. The Force is strong with this one, indeed.
  7. Perhaps only a third party can produce a title that so glorifies a series that revolutionised cinema, because it's Pandemic and not LucasArts that has created a game that lives up to the vast shadow created by the films.
  8. With over 20 new battlefronts on land and in space, this is a great sequel with a lot more added features improving the original tenfold.
  9. This is without a doubt the best Star Wars game ever created.
  10. A hardcore Star Wars fan's dream come true. Decent solo game with playable jedi characters, furious space fights and awesome net play. What else can you ask for? As a PC game Battlefront 2 is a technically lacking hyperactive bunnyhopper. Again. [Dec 2005]
  11. Better than the original in almost every way, which says a lot for LucasArts' and Pandemic's commitment to their legion of fans. Space battle and playable Jedi are reason enough to run out and buy Star Wars Battlefront II, but 32 player online matches don't hurt either.
  12. Great fun but far from perfect, mainly due to a handful of little niggles.
  13. My one complaint is that sprinting requires you to hold in the left thumbstick while pointing in the direction you need to go, which can get a little uncomfortable.
  14. Although the online portion of the game is clearly the best part, the single-player hasn't been neglected by any means. If you are a Star Wars nut or looking for some hectic online action, go out and buy Star Wars Battlefront II, because it is quite possibly one of the best Star Wars games ever released.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 91 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 28
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 28
  3. Negative: 6 out of 28
  1. JamesR.
    Nov 19, 2005
    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
    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 4, 2014
    i enjoyed playing Star Wars: Battlefront II for very fun play and relax on a star wars game shooting
    one thing i enjoy was playing
    with lightsabers in it as well Full Review »