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  • Summary: Star Wars Battlefront lets players live out a broad array of heroic moments and intense battle fantasies of their own – firing blasters, riding speeder bikes and snow speeders, commanding AT-ATs and piloting TIE fighters and the Millennium Falcon. These battles will take place on the iconicStar Wars Battlefront lets players live out a broad array of heroic moments and intense battle fantasies of their own – firing blasters, riding speeder bikes and snow speeders, commanding AT-ATs and piloting TIE fighters and the Millennium Falcon. These battles will take place on the iconic planets of the Star Wars universe, including Endor, Hoth, Tatooine and the previously unexplored planet, Sullust. Gamers can play as the memorable characters from the original trilogy such as Darth Vader and Boba Fett. Star Wars Battlefront features a wide range of modes tailored for different types of battles, from larger 40-person competitive multiplayer to crafted missions that are played solo, with a partner via split-screen offline or co-operatively online. [EA/Lucasfilm] Expand
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  1. Positive: 8 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. Pelit (Finland)
    Jan 4, 2016
    81
    Star Wars Battlefront looks and sounds great, and with Battlefield-class gameplay could have ruled the multiplayer galaxy. Unfortunately, at best OK-level, Battlefront-class gameplay is much too shallow to last long. And this is THE one license, which really needs a single player campaign. [Dec 2015]
  2. Nov 18, 2015
    80
    Aside from awkward performances and a poor original score, Battlefront is a master class in aesthetic authenticity. Beyond a few essential modes built for casual competition, however, Battlefront is unfocused, relying on excess game types to compensate for an absent single-player campaign.
  3. Nov 27, 2015
    79
    When it comes to generating pure Star Wars atmosphere this is a dream come true. But even that can’t hide the fact that in the end the content is fun but at this stage very limited.
  4. Nov 28, 2015
    70
    It looks great, but it is in need of more substance behind the style.
  5. Edge Magazine
    Jan 3, 2016
    70
    Any semblance of subtlety is abandoned entirely when it comes to the playable Hero and Villain characters. [Jan 2016, p.110]
  6. Nov 30, 2015
    68
    Star Wars: Battlefront is beautiful to look at, but too primitive at its core.
  7. Nov 19, 2015
    60
    Star Wars: Battlefront does a fantastic job of transporting players into the Star Wars universe for a big initial kicker, but that ultimately fades when you realize how light it is on content and game features. A textbook case of style over substance.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 62 out of 507
  1. Nov 18, 2015
    10
    Amazing star wars game. Amazing graphics and sound. Tight controls and a very unique style of play. People calling this a CoD clone or a BFAmazing star wars game. Amazing graphics and sound. Tight controls and a very unique style of play. People calling this a CoD clone or a BF clone are out of their minds! People leaving 0/10's on here need to be banned. That's not a review, it's trolling! You found NOTHING good about this game at all?

    The maps are fun, the modes are fun but they could use some more stuff. That's why i got the pass. It sucks to pay for DLC but that's the way it is, BF does the same crap so shut up! So does CoD! People here need to stop complaining about minor bs. Game has been out 1 day and people think they've played it enough to drop a 0/10 bomb on it... that's trolling at it's finest and it's why no one takes metacritic reviews seriously.

    This game does what i want it to do as a STAR WARS FAN! This is exactly what i expected. SWBF 1 and 2 were great back in the day but i DO NOT need galactic conquest or space battles. I have survival mode and i have air combat battles. What's the problem!? Who played the originals for the single player botmatch garbage anyways? Take off the nostalgia goggles folks! Those games were extremely casual btw, so stop acting like they were some MLG style game like CS. Game is a solid 8/10 but i'm dropping a 10/10 to combat all these troll idiots.
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  2. Nov 17, 2015
    7
    The game is *fun*. The gameplay is fantastic, music and sound is amazing, and it is beautiful. That said, I simply don't think this is worthThe game is *fun*. The gameplay is fantastic, music and sound is amazing, and it is beautiful. That said, I simply don't think this is worth $60 for many people. The content is super sparse. Only 4 planets and half a dozen game modes. No story, or even Galactic Battlegrounds, is a HUGE minus for me, as someone who loved Battlefront 2. Then the $50 season pass compounds this issue - the game is clearly not a complete product, do not buy the season pass.

    Just like Titanfall or vanilla Destiny, some of the pieces here are fantastic. But the content leaves something to be desired. If you have a limited budget, spend your $60 on a game that deserves it - like Fallout 4 or Witcher 3.
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  3. Mar 3, 2018
    5
    EA's newest release can be summed up into one game. Battlefield 4: Star Wars edition.

    As a Star Wars fan, I can say that this game fits the
    EA's newest release can be summed up into one game. Battlefield 4: Star Wars edition.

    As a Star Wars fan, I can say that this game fits the bill as an accurate representation of the Star Wars world. Great sound. Outstanding graphics. Both things that anyone can enjoy. Despite this, Star Wars Battlefront lacks the actually "Game" factor of being a video game. The lack of game modes and customization make Battlefront a game that you can pick up, waste some time with, and then put back down without ever playing it again.

    In all honesty, I feel restrained, as if I'm being stuck inside a house, looking at a beautiful beach on the coast, but cannot go outside. This is the best way I can explain battlefront. Just a large, beautiful looking game with a massive amount of lost potential.
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  4. Dec 26, 2015
    2
    Pros:
    - Graphix are impressive
    - runs very smooth on decent PC - "feels" like Star Wars. Cons: - Card system sucks. - multiplayer
    Pros:
    - Graphix are impressive
    - runs very smooth on decent PC
    - "feels" like Star Wars.

    Cons:
    - Card system sucks.
    - multiplayer sucks (no server browser, get crap ping / connection most of the time, servers are empty, no team-balancing)
    - poor map designs
    - no level destruction
    - lame weapons
    - vehicules suck (get your X-Wing shot down by a blaster, or by camping tie-fighter waiting for x-wing spawn to shoot you down the second the vehicule intro finishes)
    - Heros suck, they are way overpowered and dying to one is a given
    - Players customisation is a joke

    I could go on, but it's been already said 100x.
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  5. Nov 22, 2015
    1
    So the game gets 1 Point for the Star Wars Atmosphere but none for all the rest. It's shallow and doesn't make fun. I forced myself to play itSo the game gets 1 Point for the Star Wars Atmosphere but none for all the rest. It's shallow and doesn't make fun. I forced myself to play it a few hours but the only mode making really fun is Fighter Squadron and that only if you play the overpowered Rebels.
    DO NOT BUY THIS PIECE OF CRAP
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  6. Nov 29, 2015
    0
    The game looks good, and it's Star Wars. Those are literally the only two good things about it. As an actual game, it's abominable. It's soThe game looks good, and it's Star Wars. Those are literally the only two good things about it. As an actual game, it's abominable. It's so shallow that Quake 1 seems to have more depth. At least there was an actual skill ceiling with Quake 1. Character customization is ham-handed; there are no space battles; very few vehicles; it's a waste of time to play modes involving heroes if you're not a hero; the guns have too much randomness in their cone of fire; and on and on.

    If you want something that looks good and is Star Wars, you can sit in a movie theater and watch Star Wars: The Force Awakens on December 18th for 1/3rd the cost. The replay value of this game is about as good as the replay value of a B movie.

    Avoid, avoid, avoid. This game is a complete mess. DICE clearly has no idea what they are doing.
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  7. Nov 17, 2015
    0
    This is only about graphics. It's missing content like maps, heroes, game modes and much more that were present in the old battlefronts. 60€This is only about graphics. It's missing content like maps, heroes, game modes and much more that were present in the old battlefronts. 60€ for this it's just robbing. Expand

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