Star Wars: Battlefront Xbox

Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 55 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 46 out of 55
  2. Negative: 0 out of 55
Buy On
  1. You'll be simply crying out for more after you've waltzed through the missions on offer in just a few short hours. What you do get for your money however, is a solid multiplayer game and an unfortunately short but immensely fun single player game that is well worth investigating.
  2. 50
    With the amazingly rich heritage that Star Wars has, it's confusing that the music isn't used quite as effectively as it should. Without the context-sensitive moments of the cinematic Star Wars the impact is lost, replenishing health to the dramatic rumblings of the Imperial Death March doesn't really do it and sometimes the music just disappears.
  3. netjak
    72
    A decidedly average Star Wars game that is extremely fun as a rental, but wears thin with repeated play.
  4. Unfortunately, the lack of any real depth to the gameplay, random game crashes and the poorly implemented Xbox Live features make it too hard to suggest as a purchase.
  5. Do you want to have some fun in the battle of Hoth in The Empire Strikes Back? You can do that. Do you want to fight as a clone trooper on the surface of Geonosis? Done. There really is a wealth of worlds to choose from here, which is one of the few pluses in Battlefront.
  6. 60
    At heart, Battlefront is just "Battlefield 1942" hosed down in Star Wars juice. The constant lag and lack of online modes suck a lot of the fun out of what should be the consummate Star Wars multiplayer game.
  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.
  8. 70
    Buy with the knowledge that even the multiplayer mode can’t save some environments from growing stale.
  9. The bottom line is that Battlefront is an A-list rental; great for a weekend of Star Wars geekery with a bunch of friends, offering solid fun for the first four or five hours. After that, well, to impersonate Yoda: whether or not to own it you will want, only the future will tell.

Awards & Rankings

#17 Most Discussed Xbox Game of 2004
User Score
9.1

Universal acclaim- based on 55 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 19
  2. Negative: 1 out of 19
  1. RandallS.
    May 19, 2005
    10
    It sometimes makes me feel like I'm in the game!!!
  2. Dec 7, 2015
    8
    I don't actually own this game, but my friend does, and may I just say, it is awesome! Even when you're not playing the game properly and areI don't actually own this game, but my friend does, and may I just say, it is awesome! Even when you're not playing the game properly and are just messing around the battlefield, this game is fun. The maps are amazing and so nostalgic, and the roster of characters is satisfying. This has to be one of the best Star Wars games ever! Full Review »
  3. Nov 28, 2012
    8
    Good game i wish you can be jedis and stuff but ya it was fun and stuff and stuff andGood game i wish you can be jedis and stuff but ya it was fun and stuff and stuff and stuffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffff Full Review »