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  • Summary: Star Wars Battlefront is an action/shooter game that gives fans and gamers the opportunity to re-live and participate in all of the classic Star Wars battles like never before. Players can select one of a number of different soldier types, jump into any vehicle, man any turret on theStar Wars Battlefront is an action/shooter game that gives fans and gamers the opportunity to re-live and participate in all of the classic Star Wars battles like never before. Players can select one of a number of different soldier types, jump into any vehicle, man any turret on the battlefront and conquer the galaxy planet-by-planet online with their friends or offline in a variety of single player modes. Single player modes include "Instant Action," "Galactic Conquest" and the story-based "Historical Campaigns" mode that lets gamers experience all of the epic Star Wars battles from Episodes I-VI, fighting from the perspective of each of the four factions within the game. [LucasArts] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 34
  2. Negative: 0 out of 34
  1. 90
    Unless you've got friends willing to pass as potential victims, it's about a day's worth of cheap thrills. But those seeking a suitable multiplayer scrap should find themselves in good shape with this one.
  2. The PC version is clearly the best, because it not only looks superior, it supports up to 32 players in a single battle.
  3. If Lucasarts can tame its networking quirks, deepen the map selection, and iron out a few of its weapons and class wrinkles, Battlefront stands the chance of being the most addictive online game since "Counterstrike."
  4. Oddly captivating in its mediocrity. If you're a Star Wars fan, you'll undoubtedly have a blast reliving the epic conflicts of the Star Wars universe, but at the same time you might find it a little too frustrating to enjoy and I could sympathize with that.
  5. 75
    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.
  6. It offers that shallow kind of fun that plays on the novelty of the experience rather than anything else. The game is undeniably well-polished, but the longevity value is a bit questionable for anything other than hardcore Star Wars fans.
  7. While it is fun for a short while, once the novelty wears off its lack of polish really shows through. It completely lacks innovation, doing nothing at all different than what we've seen a 100 times over by now.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 30
  2. Negative: 3 out of 30
  1. SamF.
    May 24, 2005
    10
    Everything That Made the Battlefield series a hit, but in the star wars universe! How Cool is that? Awesome game and lots of action Everything That Made the Battlefield series a hit, but in the star wars universe! How Cool is that? Awesome game and lots of action duplicating every battle in Star wars. If there is any negative it would be that this game's gameplay is exactly like BF1942 and Vietnam... But if it aint Broke... Expand
  2. Nov 13, 2014
    10
    Whether you like blasting Rebel troops from the cockpit of an AT-AT walker or gunning down Ewoks on the lovely forest moon of Endor, Star WarsWhether you like blasting Rebel troops from the cockpit of an AT-AT walker or gunning down Ewoks on the lovely forest moon of Endor, Star Wars Battlefront is the game for you. As many reviewers point out, Battlefront is essentially a Battlefield 1942 clone with a Star Wars makeover. However, Battlefield has essentially become a FPS footnote and Battlefront remains a veritable legend among both Star Wars fans and gamers as a whole. And for good reason. The maps are sprawling and capture the look and feel of the Star Wars universe extremely well. The units are varied and overall reasonably balanced (although I would recommend playing as the Empire and the Clones rather than the Rebels or Separatists). The flying mechanic is weak and the lack of playable hero characters may annoy some players but the sequel proved that concentrating on the non Force power wielding characters may have been a good move after all. Incidentally, the two best maps, Bespin and Hoth, are from the best Star Wars movie, Empire Strikes Back. Online multiplayer is another highlight of this great game and the split-screen multiplayer on the console ports is also a load of fun. If you're a fan of massive online shooters or Star Wars, this game is not to be missed. Expand
  3. Jan 26, 2019
    10
    The game is now much right and really fun (2019) it would be as it is now, had been from the beginning, it would have given significantly lessThe game is now much right and really fun (2019) it would be as it is now, had been from the beginning, it would have given significantly less negative votes. EA can only be despised for his game-destroying politics. if there are still more people to buy and play, the servers are full again and I still have fun. Expand
  4. JeroenVanR.
    Sep 23, 2004
    9
    You are a star wars fan or not, you love this gameor not. It is as simple as that, and I am a star wars addict!!
  5. Apr 5, 2011
    9
    A really great introduction to the world of Star Wars, and despite not being as sophisticated as other current Star Wars games, it wasA really great introduction to the world of Star Wars, and despite not being as sophisticated as other current Star Wars games, it was certainly exciting and fun to play.
    The only let-down for me was the lack of 2-player multiplayer.
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  6. Linustheman
    Sep 24, 2004
    8
    Very refreshing shooter and if you dig star wars like I do, you'll not regret spending your hard-earned money on this game! A lot of ppl Very refreshing shooter and if you dig star wars like I do, you'll not regret spending your hard-earned money on this game! A lot of ppl say its feels a bit like the battlefield games, I never played any of those though i'm a great fan of UT2004. Expand
  7. PeterG.
    Oct 11, 2004
    1
    Terrible connection issues. Disgustingly animated characters. Laggy gameplay. Its like a 'my first FPS' Pretty graphics is the only Terrible connection issues. Disgustingly animated characters. Laggy gameplay. Its like a 'my first FPS' Pretty graphics is the only positive comment I am able to make. Someone should lose their job over this one, but I fear the cash-cow will continue to be milked. Expand

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