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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 The TIE Bomber is taking a few hits.
Star Wars: Battlefront PlayStation 2 A number of troops looking for trouble.
Star Wars: Battlefront PlayStation 2 Intros to the Historical Campaign battles show real scenes from the movies to aide in the storyline.
Star Wars: Battlefront PlayStation 2 The Republic Attack Gunship has a lot of weapons and can hold a number of troops.

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 (954) 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
Gamesmania Oct 06, 2004 86 out of 100 86
IGN Sep 17, 2004 8.4 out of 10 84
Game Informer Magazine Oct, 2004 8 out of 10 80
GamePro (US) Sep 20, 2004 4 out of 5 80
GamePlasma Dec 14, 2004 8 out of 10 80
Game Informer Magazine Oct, 2004 7.75 out of 10 78
Jeuxvideo.com Sep 24, 2004 15 out of 20 75
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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