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  • Summary: Star Wars Battlefront II improves upon the original game's single-player experience with open-ended, mission-based objectives inspired from all six Star Wars films. The compelling storyline spans more than 12 new locations, many from Episode III, including volcanic Mustafar and the spaceStar Wars Battlefront II improves upon the original game's single-player experience with open-ended, mission-based objectives inspired from all six Star Wars films. The compelling storyline spans more than 12 new locations, many from Episode III, including volcanic Mustafar and the space battle above Coruscant. All-new classic movie moments complete the Star Wars Battlefront II experience, as players battle within the interior of the Death Star and visit Princess Leia’s blockade runner, the Tantive IV, as seen at the beginning of Episode IV A New Hope. In addition, at certain key moments within the battles, players can feel the Force as a Jedi. For the first time ever, Star Wars Battlefront II players can engage in space combat and, during the same battle, board enemy ships to attack from within. Starting on foot inside a capital ship, players can enter the spacecraft of their choice and travel into space to dogfight with the rival faction. From there, they can dock within the enemy’s capital ship, overtake the ship’s command posts, man its turrets to disable its shields and destroy it from within! Or, they can simply stay inside their own capital ship and defend it from attacks and enemy fire. The choice is theirs. The stellar online play that marked the original Star Wars Battlefront returns even bigger and better for Star Wars Battlefront II. Players can locate their buddies and track their stats as they battle alongside more players than ever (up to 24 on PS2, 32 on Xbox, 64 on Windows). [LucasArts] Expand
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  • Developer: Pandemic Studios
  • Genre(s): Action, Shooter, Shooter, First-Person, Sci-Fi, Sci-Fi, Arcade
  • # of players: Online Multiplayer
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. 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.
  2. Space battle is the newest addition to the Battlefront series. I stand and applaud LucasArts and Pandemic for pulling off the single greatest space flight simulation game ever.
  3. 85
    The sequel to last year's third-person/real-time strategy game set in Star Wars land once again manages to be the 'Nam of Wars games. In other words, the disc does a heck of job of trying to make you feel like you're really "in the sh.t" on Coruscant.
  4. The online play is fantastic and makes up for the mediocre enemy AI found in the single-player missions.
  5. Pelit (Finland)
    79
    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]
  6. New space combat maps and playable Jedi represent some incremental improvements, but for the most part, Battlefront II treads familiar ground, which is great for Star Wars fanatics and fans of team-based online shooters.
  7. Computer Games Magazine
    60
    Though only the second installment, this feels more like the "Return of the Jedi" of the Battlefront franchise than "The Empire Strikes Back." [Feb 2006, p.52]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 83 out of 102
  2. Negative: 5 out of 102
  1. David
    Dec 16, 2009
    10
    I dont understand why people give this game a bad score. Its really fun and better than the first one. With online play, the replay value is I dont understand why people give this game a bad score. Its really fun and better than the first one. With online play, the replay value is seemingly endless. Great game for any Star Wars fan!! Expand
  2. Jan 18, 2014
    10
    This game in my opinion is the best star wars game ever crated it is a master piece .
    When you include mods in to mix the replay value is
    This game in my opinion is the best star wars game ever crated it is a master piece .
    When you include mods in to mix the replay value is endless .
    This a star wars fan must buy .
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  3. KobyF.
    Feb 15, 2006
    10
    I think this game is very intense, and is worth a 10, all because its so awesome, though its hard.
  4. Jun 1, 2012
    9
    Man! I have fond memories of this game. To this day, I'll remember it as the game that brought me into the world of shooting. Also, I am aMan! I have fond memories of this game. To this day, I'll remember it as the game that brought me into the world of shooting. Also, I am a huge Star Wars fan, and if you ask me, this is one of the best Star Wars games out there. The game definitely lives up to its premise of giving you the ability to live through the battles of the Star Wars films rather than watching them. The gameplay is very fun. It has you leading an entire army into battle against the enemy on various planets, with various objectives. Unlike Star Wars Battlefront, this game has more than just the standard conquest mode. It also has one and two flag capture the flag, among many more fun modes. It also has a pretty fun campaign that has you playing as the 501st clone legion. The graphics of this game are decent, but nothing special. Although it does a pretty good job of representing the Star Wars universe, the graphics are nothing compared to games such as Half-Life. The sound of this game represents the Star Wars universe very well too. Everything in the game sounded very much like sounds that you would hear in the Star Wars universe. One of the game's major flaws is the A.I. It acts really stupid and goes "Ooh! I just spawned! I must find the player and shoot him! I will take him down even though all of his allied players are shooting at me with horrendous accuracy, tendency to just randomly walk into walls, and run into my fire!". That is a perfect description of the A.I. of this game. Also, I have not played the game in multiplayer, but from what I hear, it is terribly laggy and sucky. Other than those two flaws, the game is very good. It's just a shame that the game's developer went out of business. I would've loved a Battlefront III! Expand
  5. Jul 30, 2018
    9
    Battlefront II is by far the best Star Wars game ever created alongside Knights of the Old Republic. This title include the best galaxyBattlefront II is by far the best Star Wars game ever created alongside Knights of the Old Republic. This title include the best galaxy battles and large scale ground battles in any Star Wars title, it contains every map from the main 6 films without extra charge for more maps (ahem... Battlefront 2 2017) with a mod community including more maps on the arsenal that help expand the experience and even more hours for playthrough.
    Maybe the campaing isn't the most creative, it centers on a battalion of clone troopers from their early days on the clone wars to the rise of the empire, it does pretty well recreating some of the most iconic battles on the film as well of recreating those maps.
    The game gives the freedom to the players to make their custom rules for party matches with your pals, and to choose the game mode that goes from capture the flag, heroes, command post (aka. domination) haunt and others.
    Other cool feature that this game has in comparison to Battlefront 2 (2017) is that you can play using any character from the films... well the 6 first films and again with no extra charges like EA does... ohh... and NO loot supplies or pay to win methods included here, so don't worry.
    A great old school gem that you should be playing now!!!! if you have EA's Battlefront 2 throw that rubbish away and play this one instead.
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  6. Apr 29, 2018
    8
    This game features an enjoyable campaign which introduces you to the mechanics. It also has various multiplayer modes, each providing aThis game features an enjoyable campaign which introduces you to the mechanics. It also has various multiplayer modes, each providing a different experience. A fun, classic game which is very cheap! Expand
  7. Bryan
    Nov 7, 2005
    1
    Same game with jedis, lame.

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