Metascore
73

Mixed or average reviews - based on 35 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 35
  2. Negative: 0 out of 35
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  1. The gameplay variety is second to none with a good cross referencing of gameplay genres. You can also expect some surprises, as some famous playable Star Wars characters make an appearance. May this game be with you.
  2. Renegade Squadron scores for being a great game that offers hours of satisfying multiplayer, while simultaneously using its license to its fullest potential and improving over its predecessor.
  3. PSM Magazine
    85
    The mulitplayer is simply outstanding. [Nov 2007, p.83]
  4. Overall, Renegade Squadron is a solid title that brings great graphics and sound together with stealthy load times and seamless multiplayer.
  5. Although not everything works perfectly in Renegade Squadron, the most important feature in the game--the online multiplayer--is great. If you’re interested in the single-player content, you will come away disappointed, even with all of the different gameplay modes.
  6. The poor AI and incredibly short campaign will make it boring quickly, but the online play gives a new meaning to portable gaming. Find a wireless connection and jump on.
  7. Renegade Squadron is an improvement over its predecessor in almost every way.
  8. 80
    The deep customization will have users tweaking for hours, and the online options offer a serviceable distraction from the offline campaign. Anyone claiming the PSP has no games should probably take a look at this one.
  9. Even though it lacks a sweet presentation and plays the same as its predecessors, Star Wars Battlefront: Renegade Squadron is a must play for PSP owners everywhere.
  10. Star Wars Battlefront fans will certainly find a lot to like about Renegade Squadron and, even though the controls can be a bit frustrating at times, all the changes and fun game modes make this one worth a look.
  11. Overall, Star Wars Battlefront Renegade Squadron is a pretty solid title and it should not be overlooked by any gamer, from fans of the Star Wars saga to gamers who just happen to own a PSP.
  12. The singleplayer portion is a little on the shallow side, what with the brief campaign and the one-night stand nature of the Galactic Conquest mode, but the multiplayer portion is ripe with replay value.
  13. 79
    Is it perfect? No, not by a long shot, but the blah graphics and love-it or hate-it gameplay are overshadowed by the customization options, extensive online modes and the satisfaction that comes from taking out an AT-AT while on foot.
  14. With more than a dozen planets to fight on, plus the space battles above several of them, and the large selection of weapons, kits and vehicles, Renegade Squadron goes a long way to provide you with the kind of variety and longevity you look for in a game like this.
  15. Games Master UK
    79
    No massive leap over "Battlefront 2," but more of the same is welcome. [Dec 2007, p.70]
  16. Play UK
    78
    It's "Battlefront"... but it's also the closest thing to the console versions so far, making it an evolution. With a good story, decent controls and great space battles, Rebellion hits more than it misses, but there's still a lot to improve. [Issue#160, p.80]
  17. Short and Shallow Single player campaign but great and detailed Multiplayer mode.
  18. 75
    When the battle’s done with and the bodies are rotting where they fell, Star Wars Battlefront is still at heart ‘Battlefield for Star Wars fans’ - and that’s what makes it great.
  19. If you are looking for a handheld multiplayer experience, and are willing to tolerate some control aggravations, you may want to take a gander at Renegade Squadron. But if your desire lies anywhere outside of this, these are not the droids you are looking for. Move along.
  20. 70
    If you don't mind a somewhat simplistic third person shooter and are a Star Wars fan you could do much worse than Renegade Squadron.
  21. 70
    It's the foot-based missions that people play this game for. And to be more specific, it's the multiplayer foot-based missions that are enjoyable.
  22. Great action and excellent multiplayer modes make Renegade Squadron an enjoyable experience, even if the short single-player mode and substandard visuals keep it from reaching its full potential.
  23. Renegade Squadron looks great and has some fantastic online multiplayer modes, but it unfortunately suffers from a sluggish control system. Still worth a bash if you're a fan though.
  24. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    63
    But while multiplayer rocks, the appeal of the campaign and character customization lasts about as long as Darth Maul's screen time. [Nov 2007, p.122]
  25. 60
    OK, the individual missions may not all be epic, but the side story of this renegade squadron (whose tale weaves in and out of the events from the original movies) is one worth seeing through. (Hey, you can be done by lunchtime.)
  26. It's deeply frustrating. There are some great ideas in here, the presentation is top-notch and the options are plentiful, but none of these good intentions add up to a game of any real depth or longevity.
  27. This will be good fun for Star Wars fanatics who want to see how Renegade Squadron fits in with the overall Star Wars story, and the game's best feature - online multiplayer - should keep most entertained for a good few hours. But this isn't an essential PSP purchase.
  28. Added abilities for the multiplayer add some needed depth.
  29. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    60
    The biggest complaint, as ever, is the controls: until the PSP grows a second analogue stick. shooters are going to feel clunky. [Dec 2007, p.112]
  30. For fans of the first two Battlefront games there is plenty here to enjoy. The single player is a limited experience which will disappoint most, but for those with access to the online features then Renegade Squadron is well worth the asking price.
  31. AceGamez
    60
    Star Wars: Battlefront Renegade Squadron is one third an excellent game, one third a terrible game and one third a passable game… shaky and not stirring!
  32. Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    60
    Disappointing effort; scrapes the barrel more than it feels the Force. [Christmas 2007, p.123]
  33. The single-player campaign is on the short side and the AI definitely isn’t the most tricked-out droid in the sandcrawler, but the medal-unlock challenges and multiplayer definitely give this shooter some space-legs.
  34. PSM3 Magazine UK
    55
    There's still only about six hours of solo play here - hardly a good return on your 35 quid outlay. [Dec 2007, p.84]
  35. 50
    Despite fixing the major problem of its portable predecessor, Renegade Squadron feels like a cheap cash in with ugly visuals and simplistic gameplay.

Awards & Rankings

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#7 Most Discussed PSP Game of 2007
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#42 Most Shared PSP Game of 2007
User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 52 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 36 out of 52
  2. Negative: 4 out of 52
  1. Jul 9, 2016
    8
    A decent instalment in the Battlefront series. While not on par with the PS2 outings, the game offers an enjoyable on the go experience. TheA decent instalment in the Battlefront series. While not on par with the PS2 outings, the game offers an enjoyable on the go experience. The space battles are an improvement from the ones in Battlefront 2 on PSP. The game abandons the class system present in the previous titles. Instead, you can customise your character 's appearance and weapon load out. Full Review »
  2. Jul 15, 2013
    8
    When I first got the game I thought it would suck. I was wrong.

    It is awesome! I probably have 100s of hours on it by now. I've played
    When I first got the game I thought it would suck. I was wrong.

    It is awesome! I probably have 100s of hours on it by now. I've played every map every way and am still finding places to hide! The only downside to it is-

    1. Not challenging enough AI

    2. No people on multiplayer

    3. No DLC or extra maps

    Other than that 8/10!!!
    Full Review »
  3. Nov 28, 2012
    9
    This is a very solid PSP game packed with tons of value. There is a single player campaign which can be bland at times but is stillThis is a very solid PSP game packed with tons of value. There is a single player campaign which can be bland at times but is still interesting, online multiplayer and galactic conquest. The single player missions involve fighting with an army against another army for control of capture points around a Star Wars map. The more you hold the faster your enemies reinforcement tickets count down, first team to run out of them loses. This is a great mix of action and strategy. You can customize the loadouts of your player depending on your mood and needs. want to be annoying? use a jetpack to flit around the map. Need to bring down a walker? make your primary weapon a rocket launcher. Or you can settle for a regular blaster rifle but instead gain more powerful shields or the ability to capture control points faster. This battlefront gives players the highest level of customization of any Star Wars Battlefront ever. The space battles also have their charms, you can bring down enemy ships by hitting thier many weak points with torpedoes or fly into thier hangar and bring them down from within. The online was fun and adds depth and replayability to the game. The conquest mode is like a game of space Risk where you have to actually play out a single player battle first in space then on the ground to capture an area.This game did have some drawbacks. The controls are not natural at first but you get used to them and the story is lame and does not add much to the Star Wars canon, This game is in my opinion one of the fullest packages ever crammed into a UMD and will provide hours of entertainment. Full Review »