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Star Wars: Battlefront

MobyRank MobyScore
Xbox
81
3.8
Macintosh
79
3.3
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 PlayStation 2 This Scout Trooper rides through the trees of Endor on a Speeder Bike.
Star Wars: Battlefront PlayStation 2 Take over the enemy's territories on the map.
Star Wars: Battlefront Windows Capturing enemy checkpoint.
Star Wars: Battlefront PlayStation 2 Who can resist flying the infamous TIE Fighter?

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 (25281)
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

Atomic Gamer Windows Oct 25, 2004 88 out of 100 88
Mac Gamer Macintosh Sep 07, 2005 85 out of 100 85
IGN PlayStation 2 Sep 17, 2004 8.4 out of 10 84
Playback Windows Jun, 2006 8 out of 10 80
JeuxMac.com Macintosh Aug, 2005 4 out of 5 80
Eurogamer.net (UK) Xbox May 10, 2004 8 out of 10 80
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Windows Sep 28, 2004 78 out of 100 78
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
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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