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Star Wars: Battlefront

MobyRank MobyScore
Macintosh
79
3.3
Windows
76
3.7
PlayStation 2
79
3.9
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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 Two shield generators covering enemy units.
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 Destruction is everywhere.
Star Wars: Battlefront PlayStation 2 The AT-ST is a great machine to do damage in.

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 (25282)
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

Kombo.com Xbox Sep 24, 2004 9.3 out of 10 93
GameStar (Germany) Windows Oct, 2004 88 out of 100 88
NowGamer Macintosh Jul 01, 2005 8.8 out of 10 88
Gamigo Windows Oct 17, 2004 8.6 out of 10 86
1UP Windows Sep 21, 2004 B+ 83
GameSpot Xbox Sep 22, 2004 8.2 out of 10 82
PC Games (Germany) Windows Nov 06, 2004 81 out of 100 81
1UP PlayStation 2 Sep 21, 2004 8 out of 10 80
Jeuxvideo.com PlayStation 2 Sep 24, 2004 15 out of 20 75
AppleLinks.Com Macintosh Aug 31, 2005 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60

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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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