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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
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  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. Dec 2, 2017
    8
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Good campaign with an official lore.
    Good music and sound effects. Good graphics. Good mode arcade.
    Problem Micropayments disabled (for now).
    Great option if you like StarWars lore and games
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  3. Nov 17, 2017
    1
    If micropayments will return to the game, I can not improve my analysis because I do not see any justification for making us pay later forIf micropayments will return to the game, I can not improve my analysis because I do not see any justification for making us pay later for something that I already paid. I want to play full games for only one price. I am willing to pay a little more for good games, but I do not want to buy games that force me to play for hundreds of hours to progress or pay to progress. Expand
  4. Oct 28, 2019
    0
    This is pretty much a multiplayer only game. The "campaign" is some badly acted, cringey cutscenes between bot matches.

    There is: NO
    This is pretty much a multiplayer only game. The "campaign" is some badly acted, cringey cutscenes between bot matches.

    There is:
    NO server browser
    NO effective matchmaking
    NO player support whatsoever
    NO anti cheat
    NO LAN
    NO private/custom servers
    NO effort on the part of the devs to address any of this

    There are some maps but you can't play this game anymore because the matchmaking system -does not function-. This game is literally unplayable, and qualifies for unconditional refund in Australia due to being deliberately broken before sale.

    This is an absolute disgrace and even at $5 you shouldn't buy this. No-one, and I repeat, no-one is playing, and there is NO LAN SUPPORT.

    Genuinely 0/10 material, it should be against the law to waste so much potential and work on **** like this.
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  5. Nov 25, 2017
    0
    Absolutely awful. Lag, terrible scenery collision, a ridiculous officer class with a sniper pistol, hit detection issues where you can putAbsolutely awful. Lag, terrible scenery collision, a ridiculous officer class with a sniper pistol, hit detection issues where you can put your cross-hairs over an enemy and your shots bounce off nothing in front of your face (you can be hit by the enemy you're looking at), stupid spawns under scenery leading to your vehicle being insta destroyed. There is so much more wrong with this game.

    Don;t waste your money.
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  6. Nov 17, 2017
    0
    Too bad this game got destroy by microtransaction, the gameplay is nice, graphic is pretty nice but microtransaction is the worst thing forToo bad this game got destroy by microtransaction, the gameplay is nice, graphic is pretty nice but microtransaction is the worst thing for this game. If you like free to play pay to win model you'll love it, but dont forget you need to pay 80$ for it before getting to grind like hell just to get vader and be OP Expand
  7. Nov 17, 2017
    0
    After playing the Origin Access with much anticipation, game-play was fun, visuals and sound are fantastic!

    However after a few matches I
    After playing the Origin Access with much anticipation, game-play was fun, visuals and sound are fantastic!

    However after a few matches I found it pretty clear what this game is trying to be, and that made me feel sour.

    The game's progression system is heavily influenced by chance and manipulates and encourages players to spend real life money for in-game advantages is:

    1) Not fun
    2) Not fair
    3) Disrespectful, and
    4) Clearly telling me that the creators/publisher prioritises money over integrity.

    This feels like a free-to-play experience; when I pay a premium price for a game, I expect a premium experience.

    I have to admit, while trying to progress, the system does feel like a prettier version of a slot machine. As progression is tied to randomised loot boxes, essentially micro-gambling, it feels cheap. And to have this variation of gambling in a Disney game is just simply not cool to put it lightly.

    The game-play is fun when it isn't influenced by additional real life money.
    To support the game in it's current state would degrade the gaming industry.
    Overall, a massive disappointment.
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