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Star Wars: Battlefront (PlayStation 2)

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Description

For the first time in gaming history, after countless games depicting various aspects of the rich Star Wars universe (including some we never wanted to see), players have the chance to step into the boots of the average soldier in the wars that raged across the galaxy. Gameplay is based on the successful standards set by Battlefield 1942, but combat in Battlefront is even more massive and heated, vehicles are more predominant and the familiar starships are also included.

There are three different game modes to play: Historical Campaign (featuring a series of "historical" battles from the Star Wars mythos), Conquest (in which players vie for dominance of individual planets) and, of course, Instant Action. The game puts two pairs of factions at war: Republic vs Separatists and Rebel Alliance vs Galactic Empire. Each faction has four standard unit types (soldier, heavy weapons trooper, scout and pilot) plus a fifth, special unit which differs radically for each side. Famous Jedi and Sith are included as NPCs only in selected battles. Finally, the game offers almost all of the vehicles seen in the movies for players to fly, drive or hover and prevail.

Screenshots

Star Wars: Battlefront PlayStation 2 Choose from a number of characters.
Star Wars: Battlefront PlayStation 2 Darth Vador slicing someone in half.
Star Wars: Battlefront PlayStation 2 In Galactic Quest, try and take over all the planets.
Star Wars: Battlefront PlayStation 2 A Battle Droid is about to enter the large Homing Spider Droid.

Alternate Titles

  • "星球大战:前线" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)

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User Reviews

A fun, Star Wars-themed war game. Big John WV (25282) 4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars
Another example of selling the license instead of the game. James Kirk (159) 2.8 Stars2.8 Stars2.8 Stars2.8 Stars2.8 Stars
The greatest Star Wars Game Dark Lord (46) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
I still don't know what the hell is going on! Pixelspeech (955) 3.2 Stars3.2 Stars3.2 Stars3.2 Stars3.2 Stars

The Press Says

Game Chronicles Oct 12, 2004 9.2 out of 10 92
GameZone Oct 06, 2004 8.5 out of 10 85
IGN Sep 17, 2004 8.4 out of 10 84
GameSpy Sep 20, 2004 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
1UP Sep 21, 2004 8 out of 10 80
Game Informer Magazine Oct, 2004 8 out of 10 80
GamePlasma Dec 14, 2004 8 out of 10 80
GameSpot Sep 22, 2004 7.9 out of 10 79
Game Revolution Oct 02, 2004 B 75
4Players.de Oct 01, 2004 74 out of 100 74

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Trivia

Along with "Star Wars Trilogy: Apprentice of the Force", this game was released to tie in with the Star Wars DVD sets.

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Silverblade (1425) added Star Wars: Battlefront (PlayStation 2) on Oct 18, 2004
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