Excerpt: This should be a game nobody wants to play. Not because the Star Wars empire is so easy to begrudge, what with the movies, books, cartoons, comics, plastic light sabers, action figures and thousands of tiny Millennium Falcons generating billions of pounds for LucasArts. Nor because, despite all that money, the more recent movies fall well short of the first low budget trilogy (which, despite regular re-releases on all formats known to the galaxy, haven’t been available...
Excerpt: In gaming, there are few exercises quite as thrilling as mowing down a group of stormtroopers with Luke Skywalker and his trademark green light saber. Hell, video games might as well have been invented for the clear purpose of letting us realize our Jedi fantasies beyond swinging around a flashlight in the privacy, and secret shame, of our own homes.
Excerpt: There is always a certain amount of joy and apprehension that accompanies the debut of the first Star Wars game on a new platform. The joy comes from the opportunity, as the cheesy saying goes, to experience the saga again for the first time. The apprehension … well let’s just say that there has been at least one too many Star Wars games that have not lived up to the quality of the license. So here we are again.
Excerpt: The Clone Wars rage on, and its up to you to take the fight to the battlefront! Hop into your favourite Star Wars vehicles and take your Star Wars conflicts into space and beyond. Fight as a lowly clone trooper against the sepratist onslaught, or crush the rebel scum under the iron fist of the Empire, or even pull out your lightsaber and do battle as Jedi or as Sith...
Excerpt: Lately it has been hard to turn your head without seeing an ad for Star Wars Battlefront II. By now, everyone should know that it’s the sequel to the BEST-SELLING STAR WARS GAME OF ALL TIME, and it’s easy to see that LucasArts and Pandemic want you to know how much this title improves on the original. Does the game live up to the claims made by the advertisements? Sure. Is it the last, greatest, end-all be-all of sci-fi videogaming? Nope. Is far better than the original?
Conclusion: Star Wars: Battlefront 2 is a fun game with some cool new modes but the frustrating AI and all-but unplayable online mode make this a hard game to recommend to anyone but the fans of Star Wars games, who’ll understand (and forgive) its flaws.
Pros: Space combat, Amazing sound, Galactic Conquest mode.