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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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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: 96 out of 120
  2. Negative: 9 out of 120
  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. Nov 16, 2014
    10
    Played this as a kid, I was so terrible at it but I had a ton of fun sucking. I played it a few months back just cause and I actually enjoyedPlayed this as a kid, I was so terrible at it but I had a ton of fun sucking. I played it a few months back just cause and I actually enjoyed it quite a bit. Expand
  3. Sep 3, 2013
    10
    If there was one game I poured hundreds and hundreds of hours into, it has to be this game. My all time favourite shooter EVER! I don'tIf there was one game I poured hundreds and hundreds of hours into, it has to be this game. My all time favourite shooter EVER! I don't understand how this game gets negative reviews, it's great. Expand
  4. Jon
    Feb 13, 2006
    9
    Space assualt should have more capital ships, otherwise, great game. The only other thing I could ask for would being able to make a custom Space assualt should have more capital ships, otherwise, great game. The only other thing I could ask for would being able to make a custom team (take units from different CIS, Rebels, Impire, and clones to make a completly new side), but I've never played a game that does. Expand
  5. Nov 28, 2022
    9
    Good game for SW fans. Especially when you can combine a whole team :)
    Rate is for MULTI. I did not play SINGLE PLAYER.
  6. Jun 5, 2015
    8
    Iz rly gud heuheh!

    For real though, Battlefront 2 is one of the few games that stand out from being what other games at the time were. You
    Iz rly gud heuheh!

    For real though, Battlefront 2 is one of the few games that stand out from being what other games at the time were. You know the kind! Games with tacked-on multiplayer features! Man, those sucked amirite?

    Iamrite, so let's take a look at the game which will soon to be accompanied by the (probable) failure that is Battlefront 3.

    Basically: You can either play the campaign or galactic conquest which i'll get to in a bit. In the campaign you play as a (not so) loved defender of the republic; a Clone Trooper™! And as you gun down enemies with your bulky(ish) weapons you soon come to the conclusion that follows: Derr, jehdiz arrnt gud ppl!

    And suddenly you advance into a more (not so) respectable role as an Oda Clonobunaga™!
    Actually, you just kinda' buy a cs:go reskin pack and become the (overrated) Stormtrooper™®©!

    Most that can be said for galactic conquest is: You pick your side as either: Da Ehmpyre, Thu Rebhellleeun, Treehd Fhedoration, and Da Replyblic.

    There's also space missions in which: you attack the enemy ship in various ways, including; destroying their various ship-components located on the hull of the ship, and the inner parts of the ship which you'll have to reach on foot.

    Here's the (not so (i have to stop with these jokes) ) summary:

    Pros:

    + Has almost infinite replayability!
    + Great gameplay
    + Awesome soundtrack (duh)

    Cons:

    - B*tches and glitches, baby!
    - Multiplayer is dead
    - Is a f*ckin' nightmare to get working on modern computers
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    Overall, this game's pretty good! It's a star wars game i always have a fun time with. However, story mode is pretty lame once you complete it and multiplayer is sorta'... not a thing anymore since, you know, this game was around way back when having a mullet was actually uncommon. Needless to say: this game has almost infinite replayability. And that settles the final score, which ended up being:

    8/10 ("i can dig it")
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  7. Sep 11, 2022
    0
    game mechanics is really flawed also mixing 2017 release with 2005 release is dick move. I really dislike it as its not very competitive andgame mechanics is really flawed also mixing 2017 release with 2005 release is dick move. I really dislike it as its not very competitive and it feels so random sometimes. Not balanced and didnt aged well Expand

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