Star Wars Battlefront is an action/shooter game that gives fans and gamers the opportunity to re-live and participate in all of the classic Star Wars battles like never before. Players can select one of a number of different soldier types, jump into any vehicle, man any turret on the battlefront and conquer the galaxy planet-by-planet online with their friends or offline in a variety of single player modes. Single player modes include "Instant Action," "Galactic Conquest" and the story-based "Historical Campaigns" mode that lets gamers experience all of the epic Star Wars battles from Episodes I-VI, fighting from the perspective of each of the four factions within the game.
Unless you've got friends willing to pass as potential victims, it's about a day's worth of cheap thrills. But those seeking a suitable multiplayer scrap should find themselves in good shape with this one.
The PC version is clearly the best, because it not only looks superior, it supports up to 32 players in a single battle.
If Lucasarts can tame its networking quirks, deepen the map selection, and iron out a few of its weapons and class wrinkles, Battlefront stands the chance of being the most addictive online game since "Counterstrike."
Oddly captivating in its mediocrity. If you're a Star Wars fan, you'll undoubtedly have a blast reliving the epic conflicts of the Star Wars universe, but at the same time you might find it a little too frustrating to enjoy and I could sympathize with that.
A fantastic game, the more I play, and the more I like it. Sure there is no real single player, but the online game makes up for it.
It offers that shallow kind of fun that plays on the novelty of the experience rather than anything else. The game is undeniably well-polished, but the longevity value is a bit questionable for anything other than hardcore Star Wars fans.
While it is fun for a short while, once the novelty wears off its lack of polish really shows through. It completely lacks innovation, doing nothing at all different than what we've seen a 100 times over by now.
April 29, 2020
First Battlefield 5, now Star Wars Battlefront 2: DICE says goodbye to updates and focuses on Battlefield 2021. Read more
November 22, 2018
DICE publishes a trailer of Obi-Wan and the Geonosis map on Star Wars Battlefront 2. Watch video
December 14, 2017
EA adds The Last Jedi content on Star Wars Battlefront 2. Read more
November 9, 2017
Star Wars Battlefront 2 confirms the price of crystals and loot boxes. Read more