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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.

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Star Wars: Battlefront Windows Those famous two words.
Star Wars: Battlefront Windows One of the vehicles you can use.
Star Wars: Battlefront Windows Victory!
Star Wars: Battlefront Windows Classic scrolling 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 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

Atomic Gamer Oct 25, 2004 88 out of 100 88
Gamesmania Oct 05, 2004 86 out of 100 86
GameStar (Germany) Nov, 2004 85 out of 100 85
1UP Sep 21, 2004 B+ 83
Playback Jun, 2006 8 out of 10 80
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Sep 28, 2004 78 out of 100 78
IGN Sep 17, 2004 7.5 out of 10 75
2404.org PC Gaming Oct 12, 2004 7 out of 10 70
videogamer.com Dec 12, 2004 7 out of 10 70
Jeuxvideo.com Sep 24, 2004 11 out of 20 55

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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 (1421) added Star Wars: Battlefront (Windows) on Oct 18, 2004
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