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  • Summary: Master the art of starfighter combat in the authentic piloting experience Star Wars: Squadrons. Buckle up and feel the adrenaline of first-person multiplayer space dogfights alongside your squadron. Pilots who enlist will step into the cockpits of starfighters from both the New Republic andMaster the art of starfighter combat in the authentic piloting experience Star Wars: Squadrons. Buckle up and feel the adrenaline of first-person multiplayer space dogfights alongside your squadron. Pilots who enlist will step into the cockpits of starfighters from both the New Republic and Imperial fleets and fight in strategic 5 vs. 5 space battles. Modify your starfighter and adjust the composition of your squadron to suit varying playstyles and crush the opposition. Pilots will triumph as a team and complete tactical objectives across known and never-before-seen battlefields, including the gas giant of Yavin Prime and the shattered moon of Galitan.

    Take control of starfighters such as the X-wing and TIE fighter. Customize loadouts and cosmetics, divert power between weapons, shields, and engines, while immersing yourself in the cockpit. In addition, players will have the option to play the entirety of the game in virtual reality on PSVR and PC!

    Learn what it means to be a pilot in a thrilling Star Wars single-player story set after the events of Return of the Jedi. Seen from alternating perspectives between two factions, iconic and emerging leaders on both sides are battling for the galaxy. The New Republic fights for freedom. The Empire demands order. We need you to join the galaxy's finest.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 41 out of 48
  2. Negative: 0 out of 48
  1. Oct 8, 2020
    91
    Squadrons is the sort of game that EA needs to make more of. Tight, focused experiences that meet a need perfectly. Any fan of space combat should be diving into this the first chance they get.
  2. Oct 1, 2020
    90
    After such a long wait for a successor to X-Wing and TIE Fighter, Star Wars: Squadrons feels like a lucky shot with a proton torpedo.
  3. Oct 2, 2020
    83
    Star Wars: Squadrons delivers on great dogfighting, even when its campaign doesn't live up to its full potential.
  4. Oct 1, 2020
    80
    Star Wars: Squadrons is ultimately the space shooter long awaited by fans, with careful execution and always respectful of the original material ... a success, no more no less.
  5. Oct 5, 2020
    80
    Star Wars: Squadrons revives some of the best space combat from older games, but its delivery stumbles with a forgettable story and condensed multiplayer variety.
  6. Oct 13, 2020
    75
    The typical gamer will find Star Wars Squadrons a difficult game with a bland storyline and poor content. Others will have an opportunity to take out their joysticks and find out just how great the classic Star Wars sims were. It's good that the gaming community was reminded of the classics like X-Wings and TIE Fighers, but I'm still waiting for a true gem to come in the future.
  7. Nov 21, 2020
    60
    There’s a good concept at the core of Star Wars: Squadrons, as flying a space fighter and managing its systems can be a lot of fun, however, you have to be a very dedicated Star Wars fan to enjoy a drab campaign with just a handful of memorable moments and watered-down multiplayer modes from Battlefront 2.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 74 out of 210
  1. Aug 5, 2021
    10
    I've been playing Star Wars space sim games since I was 12 back in '93 with Xwing. Xwing vs. Tie Fighter was my first online gamingI've been playing Star Wars space sim games since I was 12 back in '93 with Xwing. Xwing vs. Tie Fighter was my first online gaming experience, I played the hell out of it and Xwing Alliance, made many lifelong friends from it along the way too. These games have influenced my life considerably, and when Squadrons was announced last year I set about looking up all the old friends and groups from those games back in the day, and I've been having a blast ever since, and making many new friends along the way.

    We started playing XvT/XWA again in preparation for Squadrons coming out, and it's rekindled so many joyful memories and experiences from those games I played in my childhood. Amazingly I'm part of groups that still play XvT and XWA, as well as Squadrons, and it's honestly been my best gaming experience since XvT. I honestly hope it was popular enough to make Squadrons 2 or other true star wars space sims a reality in the future.

    10/10 doesn't feel like it gives the experience I've had from this game justice. Ignore the bigots and the haters, this game is fantastic and the community is still thriving despite no further support from EA.
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  2. Oct 5, 2020
    10
    Stellar Star Wars game! Especially in VR!!!

    Yes, the game has a few bugs but dont let that get in the way for having such an amazing
    Stellar Star Wars game! Especially in VR!!!

    Yes, the game has a few bugs but dont let that get in the way for having such an amazing experience in VR!!!
    Thank you Motive!!,
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  3. Oct 2, 2020
    10
    From the very first trailer, I realized that this is exactly the game that I have been waiting for. Combining the spirit of the old spaceFrom the very first trailer, I realized that this is exactly the game that I have been waiting for. Combining the spirit of the old space simulators with the canon of Star Wars, Star Wars Squadrons is very good and definitely deserves attention.

    What I was missing:
    -Third person view
    -More space aliens for customization
    -More representation. Yes, Gunny and Gray turned out to be very good, but I would like to see more open representatives of minorities both in the game and in general, in the Star Wars universe. I was also hoping to see Grey's husband in the story.
    -The Phoenix Squadron look does not match the Rebels animated series. I was hoping to see the blue-green camouflage of the fighters under Sato's command.
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  4. Oct 4, 2020
    8
    Once the bug links are worked out, this will remain one of the simplest, cleanest, most fun Star Wars games ever released. Great campaignOnce the bug links are worked out, this will remain one of the simplest, cleanest, most fun Star Wars games ever released. Great campaign story as well. Expand
  5. Oct 3, 2020
    5
    If all you want in this game is to have pvp space battles using Star Wars spacecraft then I would say this game is might be right up yourIf all you want in this game is to have pvp space battles using Star Wars spacecraft then I would say this game is might be right up your alley. However, the gameplay controls in Star Wars Squadrons are terrible for space dogfighting and there are way better games out there that are far superior in every way if you want an actual enjoyable space battle game. The cockpit instruments are boring, the resource management, while simple, is not very intuitive during fast-paced battles, and the hud is boring and not very creative. Flight controls are a chore rather than feeling immersive or fun. To top that off, the story is mediocre and the characters are not likable, boring, corny, and frankly the alien races feel like something out of a poorly written sci-fi novel written for tweeners. This all makes for a game that is really meant to be played more like Battlefront 2 without the ground battles and frankly I'd probably rather play Battlefront 2 for the space battles than Squadrons because it was more enjoyable. And then there's the fact that for whatever reason unknown to me, after starting the game up a few hours after the first time I played it, the game was buggy with noticeable and frequent audio and video stuttering. I tried everything I could to remedy the problem including reinstalling the most up-to-date drivers, reinstalling the game, adjusting different graphics settings, locking the framerate at every different cap, and switching between fullscreen and borderless. Nothing seemed to remedy the problems though the game was playable after tolerating it for like 10 minutes or so. My hardware exceeds the recommended specs and none of my other games were causing me problems so I can only assume it was an not optimized game at launch. I am giving it a five because for Star Wars people that want to have pvp dogfights and space battles this game scratches that itch, but I do not recommend it. I ended up getting a refund for this game because it was just not for me. Expand
  6. Oct 5, 2020
    2
    First of all I have to say that I'm not leaving a bad review because I'm triggered by pronouns or inclusivity in games. I can't imagine beingFirst of all I have to say that I'm not leaving a bad review because I'm triggered by pronouns or inclusivity in games. I can't imagine being that pathetic. However the controls are awful, like they designed it for all these inputs but failed at all of them. Despite my best efforts and tweaking, nothing made flying less of a chore. Single player is boring and multiplayer is an unfun, imbalanced sweat fest. I don't even want to know what kind of time sink and tolerance for bad design it takes to "git gud" but I'm simply not willing to try. I love Star Wars so this was a big let down. Expand
  7. Dec 1, 2021
    0
    I spent and hour trying a dozen workaround to get this game to work and it WILL NOT LAUNCH.

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