Star Wars Battlefront lets players live out a broad array of heroic moments and intense battle fantasies of their own – firing blasters, riding speeder bikes and snow speeders, commanding AT-ATs and piloting TIE fighters and the Millennium Falcon. These battles will take place on the iconic planets of the Star Wars universe, including Endor, Hoth, Tatooine and the previously unexplored planet, Sullust. Gamers can play as the memorable characters from the original trilogy such as Darth Vader and Boba Fett.
Star Wars Battlefront PC features a wide range of modes tailored for different types of battles, from larger 40-person competitive multiplayer to crafted missions that are played solo, with a partner via split-screen offline or co-operatively online.
Star Wars Battlefront looks and sounds great, and with Battlefield-class gameplay could have ruled the multiplayer galaxy. Unfortunately, at best OK-level, Battlefront-class gameplay is much too shallow to last long. And this is THE one license, which really needs a single player campaign. [Dec 2015]
Aside from awkward performances and a poor original score, Battlefront is a master class in aesthetic authenticity. Beyond a few essential modes built for casual competition, however, Battlefront is unfocused, relying on excess game types to compensate for an absent single-player campaign.
When it comes to generating pure Star Wars atmosphere this is a dream come true. But even that can’t hide the fact that in the end the content is fun but at this stage very limited.
It looks great, but it is in need of more substance behind the style.
Any semblance of subtlety is abandoned entirely when it comes to the playable Hero and Villain characters. [Jan 2016, p.110]
Star Wars: Battlefront is beautiful to look at, but too primitive at its core.
Star Wars: Battlefront does a fantastic job of transporting players into the Star Wars universe for a big initial kicker, but that ultimately fades when you realize how light it is on content and game features. A textbook case of style over substance.
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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