Excerpt: Let’s face it. Games based on the Star Wars franchise have pretty much all been fairly average, with the exception of Knights of The Old Republic on the Xbox. Now, Activision and Pandemic are trying to stem the tide of mediocrity by putting together what is being toted as the complete Star Wars...
Excerpt: 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...
Excerpt: Star Wars Battlefront is a large-scale shooter akin to Battlefield 1942. It puts you in the role of a soldier in some of the greatest battles in the history of the Star Wars galaxy. In single-player, there are three modes of play: Historical Campaign, Galactic Conquest and Instant Action.
Excerpt: Genre: Action Publisher: Lucasarts Developer: Lucasarts Release Date: September 20, 2004 Buy 'STAR WARS BATTLEFRONT': Xbox | PC | PlayStation 2 “Long ago, in a galaxy far, far away” a universe would be created that would spawn countless games for the masses to consume like Oxygen.
Conclusion: Played from first person or third (including the driving/piloting of vehicles) Battlefront, with the aid of some really lovely graphics and authentic sound, plonks you right into the heart of truly epic conflicts set in all the familiar Star Wars locations (Tattooine, Hoth, Endor, Cloud City etc.
Pros: Spectacular graphics., Massive battles., Fly/drive/ride vehicles., Galactic Conquest mode is cool., Both new and “proper” Star Wars., You can shoot Gungans like that twat Jar Jar Binks!
Cons: The frame rate and lag are real problems that spoil the online game., Battlefront fails to engage you like many shooters due to its fight/die/respawn philosophy.
Conclusion: But on the whole, Star Wars Battlefront is a success, and the best Star Wars action game we've played since Rogue Leader, delivering the sort of galactic conflicts we've long marvelled on the big-screen in a balanced and inviting manner that continually satisfies.