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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: 23 out of 62
  2. Negative: 3 out of 62
  1. Nov 13, 2017
    91
    DICE, Criterion and Motive join forces to give us a game worthy of the Force. They have learned their lesson and, this time, we have the Star Wars game we all deserve, with enough variety and a lot of content for every kind of player.
  2. Nov 13, 2017
    85
    A great sequel to the 2015 game. Star Wars: Battlefront II feels like a complete product, but the loot box thing surely is going to cause bad reactions.
  3. Nov 14, 2017
    80
    Star Wars Battlefront II is full of fan-service and it's a very solid videogame too, whose main issues are a series of monetary-driven bad design decisions. Even so it's still one of this year's strongest titles.
  4. Nov 18, 2017
    70
    It’s hard not to feel like Star Wars Battlefront II should’ve been better than what it is. While some like to think that the implementation of loot crates is a worse crime than that of killing younglings, in reality it just proves to be uninteresting and makes it more likely for me to bounce off of the multiplayer sooner rather than later. The real disappointment falls upon that of the campaign which I clearly had too much hope for. It’s not a story that I would say I hate more than sand, but it also isn’t memorable at all.
  5. Nov 20, 2017
    67
    I am passionate about the Star Wars product and want it to be a great experience top to bottom, so don’t get the wrong idea with my criticisms. I very much like Battlefront 2, it improves on everything from 2015’s game, but it still definitely needs work. Over time this could become the definitive Star Wars multiplayer experience but it’s not there yet; content over the next six to twelve months will be key and how EA treats consumers will also be important on the success of this game. The bigger question I have is; will all these problems at launch doom the title before it really gets going. As DLC was released for 2015’s Battlefront, I saw less and less people playing and had a much harder time getting into match ups. Hopefully that isn’t the case here and we can see this community thrive off what is really a great game that just stumbled out of hyperspace.
  6. Nov 20, 2017
    60
    Despite the removal of the microtransactions, player progression is still largely tied to the randomized loot boxes--mitigating player agency and choice in multiplayer.
  7. Nov 16, 2017
    40
    The game is notoriously stingy about letting players play with the people they want, as the characters they most desire. But giving EA your credit card number has never been easier.

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  1. Nov 14, 2017
    10
    So many people hate the lootboxes, but they don't understand that it necessary.
    And any way the game is great and will be much better through
    So many people hate the lootboxes, but they don't understand that it necessary.
    And any way the game is great and will be much better through time.
    DICE gave us much more better game with so much content and this is the gratitude
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  2. Nov 20, 2017
    5
    You can make your own mind up on loot boxes but this is unfortunately a very average game in its current state.

    The good news is like the
    You can make your own mind up on loot boxes but this is unfortunately a very average game in its current state.

    The good news is like the first game it looks fantastic, both visual and audio effects are spot on. Unfortunately DICE seemed to have forgotten how to make a shooting game in the meantime. Maps are very chokepointy, grenade spam is some of the worst I've seen and the progression system makes no sense at all. It's a shame because the missions look great but it feels like a return to the bad old days of BF4, starfighter and sniper camping by teams spawn points is already a problem and because the objectives are often a single spot, matches degenerate into die, run, die run unless you just fancy ignoring objectives and racking up kills which is often more fun.

    Because of the way star cards work Starfighter mode is the worst of the lot and now microtransactions are turned off be prepared to be blasted by pay to win players for the 40+ hours it'll take you to upgrade your star cards to the right level. The advantages are completely broken, interceptors can have 40% more firepower than the base model for short periods and can turn faster to boot with no penalties for these benefits. i honestly wonder whether they playtested this at all, BF1 had plenty of problems as well but in fixing those DICE seems to have created a whole load of new ones.

    Onto the campaign, for four/ five hours it's obviously not worth the price of the game and likewise the additional modes. In short if you buy it at the moment you'll need to do so on the basis that like BF4, DICE will start to quickly fix these problems but it's a very disappointing experience at the moment.
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  3. Nov 1, 2018
    0
    Pay or grind. And by grind, I mean Play for 12 hours a day for 12 months!!!
  4. Jun 10, 2019
    0
    Forget all you've heard about the monetization practices Electronic Arts implemented in this game. Even without those, which are currentlyForget all you've heard about the monetization practices Electronic Arts implemented in this game. Even without those, which are currently balanced out of the game shortly following its release, Battlefront 2 just is not fun to play.

    The single factor that mars the experience so much in this game is the progression, or lack thereof. It's simply perplexing that DICE, a company that has developed games with near-perfect progression systems (followed by monetized progression systems that STILL felt rewarding) could botch it up this bad. You are not rewarded for your style of play but rather for your time spent playing. As a result you never feel in control of what you can unlock and the timing of rewards feel anticlimactic and boring.

    This is a problem shared by DICE's previous game, Battlefield 1. Which brings us to Battlefront 2's second-biggest flaw: the meaninglessness of classes and team co-operation. Whereas BF1 failed in progression but mostly maintained the fun of choosing a loadout to maximize your potential and in turn your team's chances of winning, BF2 feels empty and pointless. No one seems to want to work with even one person on their team, and who can blame them when there is no incentive to do so? The way points are awarded at the end of the match seemed cruelly geared to discourage any heroics or even effort.

    These two factors combine to rob Battlefront 2 of any merit. In the short term the gameplay is meaningless even if pretty to look at. In the long term everything feels like a grind and rewards seem to come too late or unexpectedly early.

    Oh, and the campaign is really short and really dumb.

    Stay away from this stink pile unless you find it for like $5, it will bore you after 3 hours.
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  5. Nov 16, 2017
    0
    Screw EA
    Screw Loot boxes
    Screw Pay-to-Win games Screw locking main characters behind a pay wall And Screw EA again I will give 1 point
    Screw EA
    Screw Loot boxes
    Screw Pay-to-Win games
    Screw locking main characters behind a pay wall
    And Screw EA again
    I will give 1 point just because it's Star Wars.
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  6. Nov 14, 2017
    0
    Loot box infested cesspit. P2W PVP in a premium AAA game. Progress by prayer to RNGjesus. The year of the loot box continues to bring us lulz.Loot box infested cesspit. P2W PVP in a premium AAA game. Progress by prayer to RNGjesus. The year of the loot box continues to bring us lulz.

    Support honest game publishers.
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  7. Nov 17, 2017
    0
    This is greed pure greed, warframe has more value for money then this. EA you will burn in hell for your greed same for every other companyThis is greed pure greed, warframe has more value for money then this. EA you will burn in hell for your greed same for every other company like them, a true example of human scum. Expand

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