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Category Description User Score
AI The quality of the game's intelligence, usually for the behavior of opponents. 3.9
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work and the game plays. 4.1
Graphics The visual quality of the game 4.0
Personal Slant A personal rating of the game, regardless of other attributes 3.7
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.1
Overall User Score (15 votes) 4.0

Critic Reviews

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93 (Sep 24, 2004)
Overall, the game is great. People who love star wars or even those who don’t will probably dig this game. But if you hate battlefield 1942 style games, you probably won’t like this one.
The Video Game Critic (May 28, 2005)
Battlefront has a lot to offer, and if you're an on-line gamer, it's an even sweeter deal. Star Wars Battlefront plunges you into the Star Wars universe like no other game can.
86 (Oct 05, 2004)
Als Star Wars Fan und Anhänger schneller Mehrspieler-Gefechte gefällt mir Battlefront ausgesprochen gut - teilweise sogar besser als das große Vorbild: Die Schlachten sind spannend, die Einheiten ausgewogen und die Steuerung tadellos. Schade ist nur, dass man Solo-Spielern nicht mehr bieten konnte - die Pseudo-Story mit recycelten Filmschnipseln begeistert mich ebenso wenig wie die oberflächliche Galaxie-Eroberung. Wer jedoch eh online oder im LAN zocken will, der kann bedenkenlos zugreifen!
Pelit (Nov, 2004)
Xbox-painos on kaikilla osa-alueilla jämerämpi kuin PS2-versio. Yksittäiset erot eivät ole massiivisia, mutta kaikki erot kasautuvat Xboxin eduksi. Minä ainakin nappaan Xbox-version omiin kokoelmiini.
IGN (Sep 17, 2004)
It's hard to do a franchise title right. It's especially hard if the franchise in question is the one that practically defined modern science fiction for millions upon millions of rabid fans. When a developer does handle Star Wars, it's necessary to create an authentic experience -- an obligation to ensure the franchise is being done justice. It's also necessary to ensure in-game events transpire similarly to how they played out in the films. But, for as important as these things are, there is also the requirement to create a legitimately good game on its own merits. Battlefront achieves this balance, but not without a few groans and gripes along the way.
GameSpot (Sep 22, 2004)
The infantry-oriented maps are probably the weakest part of Battlefront, because most of them are unimaginatively designed with bridged platforms that create obvious choke points, which limit the ability to flank and attack from unexpected directions. And let's face it, much of the appeal of Battlefront is the ability to hop into the many and varied vehicles of the Star Wars universe, so it makes you wonder why developer Pandemic even bothered with maps that have few or no vehicles.
Games TM (Oct 07, 2004)
The fact is, so much more about Battlefront manages to impress rather than disappoint - from the solid gameplay to the overall application of the Star Wars universe, which has been done with so much care and attention that even the most hardened fan will be satisfied. If only all Star Wars games could be this way, the universe might be a better place.
This is one of those games that is successful in the delivering of instant action, but doesn't offer up much in terms of depth. If you thrive off of the online deathmatch scene, you'll fall head over heels in love with Battlefield. Otherwise, it'll likely only hold you interest for a few hours tops.
1UP (Sep 21, 2004)
I have a real love/hate relationship with games based on the Star Wars Trilogy (and the soon-to-be trilogy of prequels). For every TIE Fighter, Jedi Knight 2 or Rogue Leader, we're given a Super Bombad Racing or Flight of the Falcon. The games really do range from the great to the truly awful. So when it was announced that Pandemic, makers of the so--so Episode 2 Clone Wars game, was working on a title that would make the large scale battles of the trilogies playable by up to 32 people at a time (depending on the version), I and a legion of fans were skeptical. The Battlefield games are great, and a Star Wars game that plays anything like those would be a dream, but would Pandemic be able to pull it off? The answer is a slightly hesitant yes.
80 (UK) (May 10, 2004)
Given just how much fighting goes on across the five Star Wars films we've seen to date, it's surprising that it's taken this long for someone to marry the films' vast, iconic battles to a Battlefield 1942 style premise. It seems, in hindsight, like the obvious thing to do. Although, to be fair, it's not entirely accurate to say that nobody's thought of it before - many have tried to emulate the sprawling conflicts of Hoth, Endor and Naboo, but the key thing is that outside of the space combat genre, no one has succeeded to any significant degree. With Star Wars Battlefront though, Pandemic Studios crushes those pretenders with a sinewy, Force-ified claw. And a Sarlaac pit. And Droidekas. And AT-ATs and snowspeeders. And so on.
GameSpy (Sep 21, 2004)
While it's not without its problems (vehicles, for instance), Star Wars Battlefront is certainly one of the better games in the franchise's canon of titles. It's also one of the best online console games around, as the Xbox hasn't yet seen a large scale warfare games like this. Despite a few lags and slowdowns, the multiplayer action is always involving, and it gets pretty challenging when you're playing against a bunch of other humans. If you've got an Xbox Live account, you owe it to yourself to give Battlefront a try. If you don't, you might just want to rent this one and buy the upcoming DVDs instead.
XBox Front (Jan 24, 2005)
Könnt ihr jeden Dialog der Star Wars-Filme mitsprechen? Ist der Codex eines Jedi kein Geheimnis für euch? Oder wollt ihr nur euren Blaster schnappen und ein paar Rebellen zeigen, dass die dunkle Seite der Macht die einzig wahre Seite ist? Egal, ob ihr vom Star Wars-Kult gepackt seid oder nur auf der Suche nach einem guten Shooter seid, Star Wars: Battlefront verspricht, euch einige Zeit zu fesseln.
Game Over Online (Oct 29, 2004)
Star Wars Battlefront is a flawed game. There, I said it. There’s no denying it. So why then am I compelled to keep playing it? Well, where else you can live out the greatest battles of the Star Wars universe on the front lines? It’s just unfortunate the developers didn’t have more time to polish this game off because while the hook is money, the delivery is a little lacklustre.
Some may yearn for a little more strategy from Battlefront, but this title may be as much fun as that time you set Chief Chirpa on fire in your garage.
75 (Sep 24, 2004)
Contrairement à la version PC, Star Wars Battlefront ne souffre d'aucune concurrence sur consoles. Le menu proposé est suffisamment complet et bien réalisé pour que les fans de Star Wars, comme les amateurs de grosses bastons online, se laissent tenter par la Force.
74 (Oct 01, 2004)
Star Wars Battlefront ist ein gutes Spiel – daran besteht kein Zweifel. Doch so ganz überzeugen kann es nicht. Die Idee von actionhaltigen Multiplayer-Schlachten hat EAs Battlefield-Serie bereits salonfähig gemacht und beim Spielen fühlt man sich immer wieder an den Klassiker erinnert. Das Star Wars-Gefühl kann zwar einiges wieder davon auffangen, doch im Endeffekt spielt sich Battlefront wie ein guter Battlefield-Klon. Auch im Einzelspieler-Modus sind deutliche Parallelen spürbar: die KI ist zwar wesentlich besser als bei EAs Kandidat, doch immer wieder finden sich Momente, in denen man ob der Aktionen der eigenen Leute die Hände über dem Kopf zusammenschlägt. Dafür jedoch gibt es mit der galaktischen Eroberung einen leicht taktisch angehauchten Modus, der für mehr taugt als das pure Lernen der Karte. Technisch an alle Systeme gut angepasst, ohne wirklich in irgendeinem Punkt herausragend zu sein, kann man Battlefront durchaus empfehlen.
Netjak (Jan 08, 2005)
Let’s be blunt: Star Wars: Battlefront is no KOTOR. Of course, it’s no Super Bombad Racing , either. Battlefront is a decidedly average Star Wars game that is extremely fun as a rental, but wears thin with repeated play. If you have a lot of friends on Live that have Battlefront, there are worse ways to quench your online gaming thirst until Halo 2 comes out. Otherwise, put the money for this game toward the Star Wars Trilogy on DVD (Hayden Christiansen and all); you’ll get much more replay value out of that than out of Battlefront.
Diehard GameFan (Oct 03, 2004)
The single player is addictive… for awhile at least. But online is where the digital crack lies. Against other players online is where this game shines and it’s hard to stop yourself from just doing one more battle. Some of the addiction comes from moments when you’ll team up with another player to take down an AT-AT on Hoth when one of you is flying and the other is manning the tow cables, or when you face down another player in a horde of bots that you are each commanding. If only some of that feeling crossed over to the offline side…