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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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Score distribution:
  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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 69 out of 702
  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 29, 2017
    4
    Just finished playing the game for the first time.

    Never mind all the issues surrounding the P2win elements the actual game is average at
    Just finished playing the game for the first time.

    Never mind all the issues surrounding the P2win elements the actual game is average at best. Generic, boring shooter. After killing 10 mobs on Arcade I was given access to Kylo Ren. I eagerly selected him and decided to pursue some melee carnage - after killing 20 mobs I couldn't really give a **** about anything else in the game. The combat was boring and stupid, no skill level at all. Rush forward, press attack over and over, maybe use a force push ... hold block for some incoming lazers, rinse and repeat - after 20 mobs I really couldn't be arsed. They seemed to all spawn from nowhere and after a while I didn't really give a **** about any of it. The sounds and music (i.e. atmosphere) all felt like an out of sync soundtrack. Pile of ****.

    Ok, some people might get upset that I didn't play the campaign, well I wanted to jump into the combat and find out what the 'end-game' was going to be like. Well **** I didn't care about anything after about 3-5 mins of playing, except wanting a refund which is exactly what I did. Maybe I demand more from games but 15-20 years ago this game would have been ripped apart for the gameplay alone.

    The problem with current reviews is that most of the kids playing now will practically play any old **** so it really doesn't take much to please them, and these companies know it.

    Average shooter game with Star Wars skins.

    **** if you ask me.

    4/10
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  3. Nov 24, 2017
    0
    Like a Freemium mobile game, except you pay $70 up front.

    People who think this game should be judged separately from its monetisation
    Like a Freemium mobile game, except you pay $70 up front.

    People who think this game should be judged separately from its monetisation methods is ignoring the fact that the game was LITERALLY designed with how to extract every single cent from players in mind. That's the CORE gameplay design. How to empty their customers' wallets.

    DO NOT BUY
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  4. Apr 17, 2019
    0
    Even without all the controversy the game is atrocious. Installed it on an SSD and the loading times were so atrocious I just gave up andEven without all the controversy the game is atrocious. Installed it on an SSD and the loading times were so atrocious I just gave up and uninstalled it. How the hell such a game can even exist from a AAA developer?? Expand
  5. Nov 17, 2017
    0
    There was a time where i would defend Dice to the hilt. This game is no exception btw, i've been playing their games since pinball dreams. TheThere was a time where i would defend Dice to the hilt. This game is no exception btw, i've been playing their games since pinball dreams. The game is great visually which makes it so heartbreaking.
    I've played Runes of magic for example, which is totally ptw and doesn't hide the fact and this game doesn't appear to be ptw.
    It's the window though. That time where all of the pre-orders and the new players all get together and grind up and have an absolute great time doing it. Then nubs like me join and get annihilated. it's a game for the short term (look at the last one LOL)
    1/ it's not the game
    2/it/s not compatibility or patches that are needed.
    3/You've been pushing the buttons and now you know how far they go down. Please act accordingly.

    Also this may seem errant but please look to your practises rather than the consumer medium and forum vitriol.
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  6. Nov 17, 2017
    0
    The game that broke the camel's back. Greed and nothing more. Using the star wars name to 'force' in MT free to play at full price andThe game that broke the camel's back. Greed and nothing more. Using the star wars name to 'force' in MT free to play at full price and multiple editions. Pay to Win is not ok! Free to play in a Paid game is not ok!
    If we really must go down this awful road, look at overwatch....
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  7. Nov 19, 2017
    0
    I certainly hope EA learns from this. stupid company.
    Gotta have at least 150 characters, so well here it is.
    Breath of the Wild for GOTY!
    I certainly hope EA learns from this. stupid company.
    Gotta have at least 150 characters, so well here it is.

    Breath of the Wild for GOTY!
    Well it's actually obvious that it will be GOTY, no other game superior to it.... Game of the century would be even better.
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