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Star Wars: Battlefront

MobyRank MobyScore
Xbox
80
...
Windows
76
3.7
Macintosh
79
3.3
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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 Windows Statue of a face
Star Wars: Battlefront PlayStation 2 The Republic Attack Gunship has a lot of weapons and can hold a number of troops.
Star Wars: Battlefront PlayStation 2 This Scout Trooper rides through the trees of Endor on a Speeder Bike.
Star Wars: Battlefront Windows Troops attacking

Alternate Titles

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

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User Reviews

A game where "single player" is a bot match against the computer Windows Riamus (8121)
A fun, Star Wars-themed war game. PlayStation 2 Big John WV (25272)
Another example of selling the license instead of the game. PlayStation 2 James Kirk (159)
Simply put, STAR WAR! WAR! WARS! Xbox Chase Bowen (39)
The greatest Star Wars Game PlayStation 2 Dark Lord (46)
Perfect for casual gamers Windows bb bb (33)
I still don't know what the hell is going on! PlayStation 2 Pixelspeech (955)

The Press Says

Pelit Xbox Nov, 2004 86 out of 100 86
Gamesmania Xbox Oct 05, 2004 86 out of 100 86
GameZone PlayStation 2 Oct 06, 2004 8.5 out of 10 85
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Oct, 2004 85 out of 100 85
XBox Front Xbox Jan 24, 2005 80 out of 100 80
GamePlasma PlayStation 2 Dec 14, 2004 8 out of 10 80
1UP Xbox Sep 21, 2004 8 out of 10 80
Diehard GameFan Xbox Oct 03, 2004 6.5 out of 10 65
Jeuxvideo.com Windows Sep 24, 2004 11 out of 20 55
Joystick (French) Windows Nov, 2004 3 out of 10 30

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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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