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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 Controlling walkers gun turret.
Star Wars: Battlefront Windows Those famous two words.
Star Wars: Battlefront Windows Capturing enemy checkpoint.

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

Gamesmania Oct 05, 2004 86 out of 100 86
Gamigo Oct 17, 2004 8.6 out of 10 86
Level Nov, 2004 8.2 out of 10 82
ActionTrip Sep 28, 2004 73 out of 100 73
2404.org PC Gaming Oct 12, 2004 7 out of 10 70
All Game Guide 2004 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
videogamer.com Dec 12, 2004 7 out of 10 70
UOL Jogos Sep 25, 2004 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Jeuxvideo.com Sep 24, 2004 11 out of 20 55
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)