This Star Wars game is as popular as the other recent Star
Wars game, Lego Star Wars, but it is a very
different game altogether.
In Battlefront you can play many of the different characters from the Star
Wars films. Your character will come from one of the four different sides,
which are: Rebels, Separatists (Droids), the Republic and the Empire. Within
those sides, each team has a trooper, a sniper, a missile expert and a pilot
(who can repair droids or ships) while each side also has a special unit.
The Republic has a jet trooper, the Droids have a droideka, the Empire has a
dark trooper and the Rebels have the Wookie.
classic Star Wars maps and locations are all here, and once you have chosen
your map and character you begin battle. The aim of all the battles is to
capture the enemy’s command post with your computer controlled team mates.
These command posts will be defended my plenty of enemy troops, and are hard
to capture. The gameplay is excellent because of its addictiveness. Each
battle can last from 10-30 minutes, and once you have won you can’t wait to
The graphics are okay, but could be a lot better. The colouring can be a bit
weird at times… have you ever seen green snow? There are also some
occasional graphical glitches where you can walk through walls. One rare
glitch is when you go underground when you are not supposed to. Although you
are supposed to be on ground level, your character appears to be below
ground and the effect of this is odd.
The sounds are good overall. During battles, everyone on your team can give
out various different commands. The voices are very lifelike for all the
different characters, while the weapon sounds during the battles are very
There are three games modes to choose from. Historical campaign (following
the film story lines), Galactic conquest (choose your own locations) and
Instant action (free mode). This gives the game long lasting appeal, while
you can also do everything on 2-player that you can do on single player.
This was certainly the best Star Wars game ever until
Lego Star Wars came out to challenge it. Both
games are great though, and there’s very little between them. Regardless of
the competition however, this game is excellent.
Overall Score: 86%