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Star Wars: Battlefront (Windows)

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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 Cutscene from city
Star Wars: Battlefront Windows Capturing enemy checkpoint.
Star Wars: Battlefront Windows Classic scrolling storyline
Star Wars: Battlefront Windows Flying a transporter.

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 Riamus (8121) 2.8 Stars2.8 Stars2.8 Stars2.8 Stars2.8 Stars
Perfect for casual gamers bb bb (33) 4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars

The Press Says

GameStar (Germany) Oct, 2004 88 out of 100 88
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Oct, 2004 85 out of 100 85
1UP Sep 21, 2004 B+ 83
Level Nov, 2004 8.2 out of 10 82
PC Games (Germany) Nov 06, 2004 81 out of 100 81
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Sep 28, 2004 78 out of 100 78
IGN Sep 17, 2004 7.5 out of 10 75
All Game Guide 2004 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
GameSpy Sep 24, 2004 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Joystick (French) 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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Silverblade (1425) added Star Wars: Battlefront (Windows) on Oct 18, 2004
Other platforms contributed by Corn Popper (69521) and Silverblade (1425)