Star Wars Battlefront II (PS2)


The first Star Wars Battlefront was a great game, but I think this version is better than any other Star Wars game ever.

Gameplay: 93%
In this sequel to Star Wars Battlefront, you continue to battle against the opposition in this team based shooter.  You can choose from loads of species, characters and sides, from the Droids, the Republic, the Empire and finally the Rebels, plus in the new Hunt mode you can be other characters.  They are: Jawas, Tusken Raiders, Gungans, Geonosians, Wookies, Ewoks, and the mighty Wampas. The other remaining characters are all Jedi.  On the dark side there is Darth Vader, Darth Sidious, Darth Maul, Count Dooku, General Grevious, Anakin Skywalker, Jango Fett and Boba Fett, while on the good side are Luke Skywalker, Obi-one Kenobi, Mace Windu, Yoda, Han Solo and Princess Leia.

In the game there are several modes, there is Rise of the Empire (story mode), Galactic Conquest and Instant Action.  In the story mode you are the Republic (clones) and you win battles by completing several objectives, such as hold off the enemy assault for three minutes, or maybe assassinate someone.  Then when you have completed half of the story mode you change to the Empire as in the movies.

Galactic Conquest is where you choose between the four teams and try and take over all eleven planets.  You start with one unit but you get credits for winning battles. With your credits you can purchase other troops, and you also use them to buying bonuses such as extra troops or extra health.

In instant Action you choose any map with any mode and any rules.  The new space battles are very fascinating with two modes; Capture the Flag and Destroy the Enemy Cruiser.

Graphics: 90%
The graphics are hi tech and very likeable, and the space battles are particularly good.

Sound: 92%
The sound is very good and includes all the classic Star Wars music.  When you are playing you generally have the background music along with the sounds of gunfire and explosions etc, along with a variety of comments from your soldiers who tell you information like “Starfighter incoming,” or “Heavy Droid fire”.

Value: 91%
With a very detailed Galactic Conquest, a very enjoyable Story mode, plus the Instant Action mode, this game will last you until Battlefront III comes out...if there is one.

This team based shooter is the best one yet out of all of the team based shooters, and undoubtedly the best Star Wars game ever.

Overall Score: 92%