Star Wars: Battlefront

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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.


Star Wars: Battlefront Windows Two shield generators covering enemy units.
Star Wars: Battlefront Windows Inside a vehicle
Star Wars: Battlefront PlayStation 2 Drive any vehicle you want, including the AT-ATs.
Star Wars: Battlefront PlayStation 2 Intros to the Historical Campaign battles show real scenes from the movies to aide in the storyline.

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 (25257)
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)

Critic Reviews

Pelit Xbox Nov, 2004 86 out of 100 86 PlayStation 2 Oct 06, 2004 86 out of 100 86
GameZone PlayStation 2 Oct 06, 2004 8.5 out of 10 85
GameSpot Xbox Sep 22, 2004 8.2 out of 10 82
PC Games (Germany) Windows Nov 06, 2004 81 out of 100 81
1UP Xbox Sep 21, 2004 8 out of 10 80
1UP PlayStation 2 Sep 21, 2004 8 out of 10 80
GameSpot Windows Sep 22, 2004 7.9 out of 10 79 PC Gaming Windows Oct 12, 2004 7 out of 10 70
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows Dec, 2004 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70


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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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