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  • Summary: Star Wars Battlefront II allows players to experience the untold story of an Imperial elite special forces soldier in an all-new single player campaign. In epic multiplayer battles, players pilot a First Order TIE fighter through intense dogfights in space, and play as ground troopers orStar Wars Battlefront II allows players to experience the untold story of an Imperial elite special forces soldier in an all-new single player campaign. In epic multiplayer battles, players pilot a First Order TIE fighter through intense dogfights in space, and play as ground troopers or iconic heroes and villains, such as Yoda and Darth Maul, across all three Star Wars eras. Featuring new characters created by Motive in close partnership with the story group at Lucasfilm, the Star Wars Battlefront II single player campaign delivers a new story to the Star Wars universe. Taking place in the 30 years between the destruction of Death Star II and through the rise of the First Order, the single player story introduces Iden Versio, the leader of Inferno Squad, an elite special forces unit of the Galactic Empire, who are equally lethal on the ground and in space. In addition to Iden, players also encounter and play as other iconic Star Wars heroes and villains like Luke Skywalker and Kylo Ren during the campaign. [Electronic Arts] Expand
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 24
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  1. Nov 13, 2017
    88
    Battlefront II is an excellent shooter thanks to its gameplay and a great amount of content. Yes, the loot boxes system may feel unfair, but it is an outstanding game overall.
  2. Star Wars: Battlefront II, is a great game but overshadowed by the in-game purchases. Let’s hope after the changes, game will get its deserved attention.
  3. Nov 22, 2017
    71
    Behind the beautiful Star Wars façade lurk fundamental design flaws, making Battlefront 2 a shooter that just barely manages to be good.
  4. Dec 11, 2017
    65
    Beyond the somewhat short, very linear, and probably not replayable single player campaign, most people coming to Battlefront 2 are going to be interested in the multiplayer. This has proven to be very difficult to review, because there have been so many game updates to multiplayer since the release that I feel like I’m trying to review a moving target, though the core of multiplayer has not changed all that much through the updates. Long story short, the multiplayer gaming is staggeringly unbalanced because of the way the whole game is structured, and I doubt even another dozen updates is going to change that.
  5. Nov 23, 2017
    60
    Oh, and my sweet Lord, this game does wonders in the space battles department. You’ll fly around Star Destroyers and through Death Star debris, zipping between laser blasts and missiles. Eventually, just as in Galactic Assault, in Starfighter Assault games, you’ll spawn in hero ships like the Millenium Falcon and Slave I. Or that one green ship that looks like a bathtub turned upside down. Is it Bossk’s ship? Regardless, you can fly in it, if the cool ships are taken.
  6. Nov 13, 2017
    60
    Star Wars Battlefront II houses a decent single-player campaign and good multiplayer, but, like the otherwise slick design of its multiplayer maps, that accomplishment is often obscured by distractions. Normally, my brain blocks out in-game monetisation, letting me enjoy the game for what it is. Battlefront II changes that because spenders get a real advantage here. You cannot help but notice it encroaching on everything, plastered all over the game’s convoluted, drawn-out progression system.
  7. Nov 20, 2017
    50
    As much as I loathe this implementation of loot boxes, I still keep playing Battlefront II and I will probably continue to do so on and off. I mean, I do like the game. I just wish it wasn't being squandered like this. You'd be well-advised to wait until overhauls arrive -- assuming they ever do.

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  1. Dec 5, 2017
    10
    I like this game and EA shows reaction! People are complaining about everything! It is very dumb judging this game only by micro transactions.I like this game and EA shows reaction! People are complaining about everything! It is very dumb judging this game only by micro transactions. There was no "real" pay to win and you aren't even forced to buy credits with your real money. So get over it and stop bashing a game without even testing and getting an objective opinion! Expand
  2. Feb 2, 2020
    8
    Friends started asking me to give 10/10 to this game, the 10/10 "it isn't warcraft 3 reforged, so 10/10 way". I said no. I said I have playedFriends started asking me to give 10/10 to this game, the 10/10 "it isn't warcraft 3 reforged, so 10/10 way". I said no. I said I have played this game and I am willing to give a fair review. They were surprised and asked why I have played the game?

    I have quickly explained, that I can compare Origin Access (and Origin Access: Premier) to Netflix and plenty of other subscriptions, and I found it is an okay value, so I am subscribed. I don't want to start the crash grab multiplayer. I see interesting characters, some good but a bit short campaign, nice story, nice graphics, nice music. It isn't long, it isn't replayable, but it is fun while it lasts. And as it is part of an already good subscription, there is no reason not to play it.

    Plenty of good (often non-EA) games at a reasonable price. I will enjoy plenty of games, and would only buy favorites I want to keep, and even then I get a discount... So for me, that sub looks like a good deal and for subscribers this game worths the time spent downloading it.

    But I wouldn't buy it for its normal retail price.
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  3. op8
    Nov 20, 2017
    3
    If I try & be as *forgiving as possible*, I still rate this game a 3/10. It looks great, yeah. They've nailed the Star Wars movie look &If I try & be as *forgiving as possible*, I still rate this game a 3/10. It looks great, yeah. They've nailed the Star Wars movie look & sound. But that's pretty much it.
    Gameplay/shooty mechanics, in comparison to other shooters out, is just average. Campaign is incredibly short & Multi Player is ruined by a progression system design that is openly hostile to you. It's also way beyond acceptable & tolerable limits of the playtime/reward ratio.
    Even if you ignore the loot boxes, no rational gamer should find this progression system fun. It's astounding how bad it is. No joke.
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  4. Oct 30, 2021
    0
    Bugfront 2 .
  5. Nov 27, 2017
    0
    BOYCOTT EA. This kind of predatory behavior is unacceptable. If EA gets an inch, they'll take a mile. This kind of behavior has been displayedBOYCOTT EA. This kind of predatory behavior is unacceptable. If EA gets an inch, they'll take a mile. This kind of behavior has been displayed by multiple AAA publishers and the only way to send a message against this kind of behavior is to rebel. Expand
  6. Nov 17, 2017
    0
    If you are at all a fan of Star Wars you will not buy this game. Mediocre story, and terrible progression in the multiplayer system. If i putIf you are at all a fan of Star Wars you will not buy this game. Mediocre story, and terrible progression in the multiplayer system. If i put hours into a specific class I want unlocks for that specific class not a box that randomly generates a reward for me. Yay an emote for a class I don't use at all. No way that EA did this on purpose to drive the sale of more lootboxes(Sarcasm). Utter trash. Expand
  7. Nov 19, 2017
    0
    The multiplayer games are so boring.
    Very terrible experience with "pay to win" as well.
    The campaign is not too bad, but it is too short
    The multiplayer games are so boring.
    Very terrible experience with "pay to win" as well.
    The campaign is not too bad, but it is too short for an AAA game.
    Don't buy it anyway.
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