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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: 16 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. 88
    Squadrons' gameplay core is finely tuned, and its spectacle layer nails the Star Wars illusion. Perhaps in a few months I'll long for a meatier suite of modes and maps, but, in the heat of battle, Rebel and Imperial pilots haven't had an experience this engaging since the Nintendo GameCube era.
  2. Oct 18, 2020
    83
    Star Wars: Squadrons is the space simulator of the saga that every fan was waiting for, with a flight experience to match the circumstances and full of classic details of the franchise.
  3. Oct 1, 2020
    80
    Simultaneously a franchise cash-in and love letter to the classic LucasArts PC space combat games of the 1990s, Squadrons sticks to its mission and comes out the other side of a warp-speed jump successfully. Pummeling a star destroyer against the Wild Berry Skittles-esque backdrop of Yavin Prime doesn’t require my undivided attention or multiple scans of my credit card. Seems like a fair deal to me. 8/10 burning embers of Alderaan.
  4. Oct 5, 2020
    80
    An incredible experience in terms of immersion to feel like a pilot of the galaxy far, far away, especially with HOTAS and VR. It is a bit lacking in game modes in the multiplayer portion.
  5. Oct 18, 2020
    80
    Star Wars: Squadrons is a solid space combat sim, with great controls and immersion, but with a forgettable plot and a bit scarce in contents. It will definitely be able to satisfy the appetite of the lovers of the genre.
  6. Oct 22, 2020
    75
    After playing the modern Star Wars Battlefront and its sequel I had some high hopes for Star Wars: Squadrons. I enjoyed the story, and playing both Empire and Rebel sides gave great additional context to proceedings. It’s also a stunning looking affair, the first person viewpoint showcasing lots of fine detail in the little switches and dials all immersing you in the experience. I’m not a big fan of first person aerial combat and would have liked a 3rd person option (especially as we don’t get a VR option on Xbox) though. Also managing some of the elements of the ship is tricky as I needed to constantly flick between the analogue stick and d-pad to adjust energy flow.
  7. Oct 7, 2020
    70
    At its best Star Wars: Squadrons offers some fun, but it could have benefited from more content.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 43
  2. Negative: 16 out of 43
  1. Oct 3, 2020
    10
    Normal white dude here. This is the Star Wars space battles game you're looking for.
  2. Oct 9, 2020
    10
    In a time where almost every game I pick up just feels like a copy and paste of another title (I'm looking at you, "Tomb Jedi: Fallen Raider")In a time where almost every game I pick up just feels like a copy and paste of another title (I'm looking at you, "Tomb Jedi: Fallen Raider") this game felt like something fresh. Do you like Star Wars? Do you like Star Wars space combat? Then you will enjoy this game. It's not perfect, it's rather limited, and while it carries SOME of the spirit of the X-Wing/Tie Fighter series, the scope is far narrower. I would have loved to see a greater variety of ships, factions, and objectives, not to mention more story playing out in-mission like the old XW/TF games, and not in frankly awkward feeling 1st person cutscenes/conversations. (The view controls outside the cockpit felt lifeless and broke the immersion for me. Also when I launch the mission I watch the Tie hanger crane start to pick up my Tie. Hey! you're forgetting me! I'm out here!)

    All that said, I try to judge games on one thing: do I have fun playing it? Yes, I absolutely do. Set your expectations for a $40 mini-title that will tickle your Star Wars fancy and you won't be disappointed.
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  3. Oct 4, 2020
    9
    Only complaint is that there isn’t more. Hopefully the devs see that there is a very large group of non casual gamers who enjoy seeing theOnly complaint is that there isn’t more. Hopefully the devs see that there is a very large group of non casual gamers who enjoy seeing the long extinguished torch of the “X-Wing” series finally being re-lit. DLC/Sequel can’t come soon enough. Expand
  4. Jan 20, 2021
    8
    A very enjoyable game with great gameplay. Would be nice to see a bit wider variety of game modes, but a solid 8/10
  5. Oct 6, 2021
    5
    No me ha gustado especialmente, demasiado complejo e historia bastante pobre. Pero han salido bastantes capturas chulas.
  6. Jan 31, 2021
    1
    The first mission was really good, but at the 2nd mission I got stuck at an infinite loop or something. I restarted mission 2 at least 10The first mission was really good, but at the 2nd mission I got stuck at an infinite loop or something. I restarted mission 2 at least 10 times, but there was no progress. So I went to Xbox.com and asked for a refund. Took about 5 minutes, then it was refunded and they money was in my bank account. And they said it could takes days. I think they got tons of refunds around Christmas, because that was FAST! Expand
  7. Mar 28, 2021
    0
    It's woke **** The game is 4th wall breaking SJW bigotry at its finest. White people need not apply.

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