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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.


Star Wars: Battlefront PlayStation 2 The Snow Trooper is minuscule compared to the massive AT-AT.
Star Wars: Battlefront PlayStation 2 A view of an AT-ST ready to be piloted.
Star Wars: Battlefront PlayStation 2 Ride a Tauntaun to get around easily and quickly.
Star Wars: Battlefront PlayStation 2 A number of troops looking for trouble.

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Alternate Titles

  • "星球大战:前线" -- Simplified Chinese spelling
  • "Star Wars: Battlefront (Classic, 2004)" -- Digital re-release title

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User Reviews

A fun, Star Wars-themed war game. PlayStation 2 Big John WV (27218)
Simply put, STAR WAR! WAR! WARS! Xbox Chase Bowen (39)
A game where "single player" is a bot match against the computer Windows Riamus (8519)
Another example of selling the license instead of the game. PlayStation 2 James Kirk (168)
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 Asinine (1006)

Critic Reviews

GameZone PlayStation 2 Oct 06, 2004 8.5 out of 10 85
Mac Gamer Macintosh Sep 07, 2005 85 out of 100 85
RealGamer Windows Jan 07, 2008 8.4 out of 10 84
PC Action (Germany) Windows Nov 23, 2004 83 out of 100 83
Game Informer Magazine Xbox Oct, 2004 8 out of 10 80
Macworld Macintosh Aug 26, 2005 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Inside Mac Games (IMG) Macintosh Aug 10, 2005 7.75 out of 10 78
Game Informer Magazine PlayStation 2 Oct, 2004 7.75 out of 10 78 Xbox Oct 01, 2004 74 out of 100 74
AppleLinks.Com Macintosh Aug 31, 2005 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60


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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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