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Star Wars: Battlefront

MobyRank MobyScore
Xbox
80
4.0
Windows
76
3.8
Macintosh
79
4.1
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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 One of the vehicles you can use.
Star Wars: Battlefront PlayStation 2 This Scout Trooper rides through the trees of Endor on a Speeder Bike.
Star Wars: Battlefront Windows Controlling walkers gun turret.
Star Wars: Battlefront PlayStation 2 A number of troops looking for trouble.

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 (25261)
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

The Video Game Critic Xbox May 28, 2005 A- 91
1UP Xbox Sep 21, 2004 8 out of 10 80
GamePro (US) PlayStation 2 Sep 20, 2004 4 out of 5 80
GamePlasma PlayStation 2 Dec 14, 2004 8 out of 10 80
GameSpy Xbox Sep 21, 2004 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Inside Mac Games (IMG) Macintosh Aug 10, 2005 7.75 out of 10 78
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Windows Sep 28, 2004 78 out of 100 78
2404.org PC Gaming Windows Oct 12, 2004 7 out of 10 70
GameSpy Windows Sep 24, 2004 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
UOL Jogos Windows Sep 25, 2004 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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