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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: 40 out of 46
  2. Negative: 0 out of 46
  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 5, 2020
    90
    Star Wars: Squadrons puts you in the lovingly reimaged cockpits from the storied franchise, making you feel like you've truly stepped into the Star Wars universe. All of the hallmarks of a AAA title are here, and the VR mode doesn't disappoint despite not being a true built-for-VR title. Although we were expecting a bloated tutorial-focused campaign, the story mode turns out to be a true highlight of the game, and introduced. Multiplayer still feels like its evolving, although there's at least the peace of mind that you'll always find a match thanks to cross-platform support across console and PC.
  3. Oct 1, 2020
    85
    Star Wars: Squadrons is an excellent aerial combat game and a pleasing return to the franchise roots. No gimmicks, no cons, no messing around: anyone who ever dreamed of being a fighter pilot in the Star Wars universe needs to check this out, asap.
  4. Oct 2, 2020
    80
    A game that was much-needed. It is a work of love for all the fans of the saga who grew up with the old dogfight games. Superb graphics for a game packed with action.
  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 16, 2020
    77
    Although there exist a few unneglected flaws and bugs, Star Wars: Squadrons is fun for both Star War fanboys and flight game novices.
  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. Positive: 94 out of 167
  2. Negative: 62 out of 167
  1. Oct 16, 2020
    10
    It is an amazing game where I truly felt like I was a Starfighter Pilot, even without VR. With VR, this game would blow anyone’s mind. IIt is an amazing game where I truly felt like I was a Starfighter Pilot, even without VR. With VR, this game would blow anyone’s mind. I recommend it to anyone looking for a fun Starfighter experience Expand
  2. Oct 3, 2020
    10
    Всем привет игра топ да и вообще топ и ещё она топ очень хочу играть подарите мне RTX 3090 пжжжжжжжжжжжжжжВсем привет игра топ да и вообще топ и ещё она топ очень хочу играть подарите мне RTX 3090 пжжжжжжжжжжжжжж
  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 7, 2020
    2
    Not fun AT ALL. I'm not a fan of the cockpit-only view and it gets old really quick. The story is immensely uninteresting and boring. TheNot fun AT ALL. I'm not a fan of the cockpit-only view and it gets old really quick. The story is immensely uninteresting and boring. The graphics and animation are nice BUT that's limited to only what you see in the cockpit. Controls feel very tiresome when using a controller. I thought this was gonna be the Star Wars comeback for dogfighting sims, but I'm severely disappointed. Refunded it in the end. Expand
  7. Nov 22, 2020
    0
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. This game is ridiculosly stupid, and wtf, why can't I play as white male? Peace of garbage Expand

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