|Star Wars Battlefront
|List Price: $49.99
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Star Wars Battlefront gives you a chance to play a soldier during the wars in the Star Wars Galaxy. Battle for freedom or dominance, across 10 unique worlds. Use authentic Star Wars weapons and vehicles -- from X-Wings to snow speeders. Experience true online chaos, as you fight the great battles of the Star Wars universe! In Conquest Mode, players who capture planets will gain specific advantages over their rivals - adding to the strategic challenge Exciting online play for up to 16 players
- Open-ended multiplayer action game set in the Star Wars universe
- Re-enact the most memorable battles from the films
- More than 15 environments across 10 diverse planets including Hoth, Geonosis, Yavin, Tatooine and Naboo
- 20 different soldier types from four factions: Rebel Alliance, Imperial Army, Clone Army and Droid Army
- Single player and multiplayer modes (up to 32 players over the Internet or 64 via a LAN)
- Fun, but not as good as it could have been
I bought this along with Battlefront II, which I think is much better than Battlefront I. Looking back, I should have just bought Battlefront II. The graphics are pretty good but there isn't much of a storyline and the controls are clunky. My 4-year-old son loves to watch me play. If he didn't like it I would probably never play it....more info
- Lots of fun for your money
I bought this at launch, paying $40+ for it. The UI has some flaws but the online experience more than made up for it. It is a simplistic FPS, but sooo much fun. To run around Tatooine or Bespin with an E-11, blasting anything that moves is well worth the current price. Very playable, this game will keep you happy for many hours. Enjoy....more info
- Do u have the smarts and tactics in a war on the battlefield?
I LOVE THIS GAME!U really get 2 command your own army by saying: "Hold your positions". "Move, move, move!" "Disperse.""Spread out!" "Come with me!" "I need backup!" etc.Also, the Dark Troopers(Imperial Army) can use their jetpacks(not 2 fly) 2 jump really high and land right in front of their enemy and take im' down with their turrett gun, same as the Clone Jet Trooper who can fly, but only about 15 seconds, but has a huge blaster cannon that can destroy a cluster of enemies and when they fly, its really hard 2 hit em! Also, u can use any kind of vehicle u want even if its an enemy vehicle. But I must warn u, however, when your soldier runs out of ammo for his #1 weapon quickly start using the #2 weapon, he'll never run out it. But when u don't run out of ammo and just need 2 reload it, quickly run and hide so u won't get killed or just use like I said #2 weapon which is really a blaster pistol or grenades. Sometimes a Jedi hero like Obi-Wan-Kenobi(Clone Army)Luke Sywalker(Rebel Alliance) Lord Darth Vader(Galactic Empire) Mace Windu(Clone Army) Count Dooku (Droid Army) will either assist or kill u, depending on which side you're on. I don't want 2 spoil it 4 u, but u won't b sorry abou renting or buying this game! I rent it and I'm gonna buy it with the other 2nd one which i never played yet. But my favorite thing is 2 use the snipers like the'' Clone Sharpshooters, Assassin Droids, Imperial Scout Troopers and Rebel Marksman''because they use long-range sniper rifles and can hide way up in a high spot where no one enemy can possibly spot them and take em down and they'll never know what hit em! So grab your weapons, b prepared 2 make mature choices and get ready 4 combat out on the battlefield! Also, MAT THE FORCE BE WITH YOU!...more info
- The force is with this game.
In Battlefront, you assume the role of a soldier fighting either in the Clone Wars or the Galactic Civil War. There are four teams in Battlefront, they are the Rebels, the Imperials, the Clones and the Droids. However, you can only have the Clones fighting the Droids or the Rebels fighting the Imperials.
All the teams are different, but they all have one similarity, their soldiers. What I mean by this is that each team has a basic trooper usually armed with a blaster rifle with a rapid rate of fire, a blaster pistol, and a few grenades.
Then they all have snipers equipped with a sniper rifle, a pistol and grenades.
They also have anti-vehicle soldiers equipped with missile launchers, a pistol and grenades.
There are pilots with a pistol and grenades and they are the best at piloting vehicles.
And finally, the teams each have their special unit, these classes vary in weapons and equipment. For instance, the Rebel special unit is a Wookie, armed with a bowcaster, a grenade launcher, and grenades, while the Droid special unit is a Destroyer Droid with a personal shield and two repeating blasters instead of arms.
And then there's also some strategy in the game too. For instance, if your fellow soldiers are battling a large number of enemy troops, and the enemy command posts are unprotected, should you aid your comrades or seize the opportunity to capture the unguarded command posts?
Command posts are certain points on the battlefield that you can capture. If you capture a command post you can reenter the battle at that point the next time you die and if you capture all the command posts and hold them for fifteen seconds you win. The other way you can win is if you simply totally eliminate the enemy army.
Bottom line is, if you like Star Wars and you like shooters, get this game. if you don't like Star Wars or shooters, give it a shot anyway.
- Not up to par
Wow, you've read 70+ reviews and you've come to mine. That's impressive... most impressive. :)
By now, you've probably read endless descriptions of the game, so let me just skip to the detailed bits of my opinion. Star Wars: Battlefront a Star Wars version of EA's Battlefield 1942 and its inspired games. In that respect, this game is very sub-par.
The first thing I noticed about this game is that it barely went beyond the scope of the movies in terms of weapons or vehicles. Being loyal to a movie is all fine and good in theory, but it is a disaster in practice. Think of all of the great video games out there. How many of them have as few weapons as there are in a movie? NONE! That's because movies are about plots and flow of storyline with some shooting possible involved during a period of 1 to 2 hours. Video games(of this type) are supposed to provide endless hours of pleasure in flying, driving, and shooting! Sadly, not even all of the weapons and vehicles from the movies made it into the game! It's not like the makers of SW:BF even had to use their imaginations, there have been dozens of star wars video games that have introduced countess weapons and vehicles into the Star Wars universe like Jedi Outcast, KOTOR, and X-wing vs. TIE-fighter. If we had had these vehicles and a few other ones for practicality, things would have been much better. Instead, you'll spend the vast majority of the game shooting lazers and the occasional "special weapon". It's sad.... just plain sad... There are
- no capitol ships
- no artillery
- !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -no space battles- !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Perhaps it should be called ground wars instead of star wars.
- very few fighters/bombers.
- no effective heavy armor (vehicles)
- no decent anti-infrantry vehicles
- no teamwork classes such as scout/artillery group or spy/engineer
- no good suppresion weapons
- no decent troop transports
- no arial transports
- only mediocre close quarters weapons
- crappy sniper weapons
- NONE of the "new" and cool weapons that we've come to know and love from
all of the other star wars video games since the DOS days!!!
- no melee weapons of any kind. Miss a weapon from KOTOR or KOTOR 2?
Don't worry, you won't find it here!
In addition, the game just feels unpolished. SW:BF copied the whole
base capturing and score depleting mechanism used in Battlefield 1942 and sequels, but I guess they got too lazy or something because they didn't bother to copy the unique voice warning messages. It doesn't matter which side you're playing on, the voice message for "you're about the loose" is the same. This just isn't true for the Battlefield series of game? Am I being picky here? Well,.. on this one single point? maybe. To have point after point like this throughout the entire game? Well, it just feels like they barely scraped together something for fear that they wouldn't get to market a Star Wars vehicle/infrantry combat game out in time.
If SW:BF had come out several years before BF1942, I would be applauding it for creativity and how cool it is. Instead SW:BF came out several years AFTER BF1942 is one of it's clones that couldn't come close to keeping up. That's sad...
If you're a big star wars fan and you really MUST pilot an AT-AS or are
simply dying to fly a Endor speeder bike against an AT-AS. Go right ahead and
get this game. Just don't expect too much. If you're looking to
flying an X-wing or TIE-fighter in some series air-to-air or do some series
strafing, you might want to hold back. ...more info
- Great game...fun to play
I love this game. True, it isn't the most advanced and complicated game as some shooters go, but it is still right up there (actually, I appreciated the simplicity). The part I enjoy is that you have to have to be aware of the flow of the battle in order to win. Even in individual player mode you are part of an army and you have to be aware of what is developing and take the proper action. For example, if your side is losing too many command posts maybe you can't just hunker down in some hidey-hole and snipe people or you will still lose, even if you kill 60+ enemy soldiers. You may just have to get out there and figure another way to help your side out. Sometimes, however, sniping is a good strategy, or maybe you need to jump in a Scout Walker and lend some heavy weapons support, or maybe you need to help defend a strategic hallway.... It all depends on the situation and your ability to adjust. This game is fun to play over and over as you try different strategies (kind of like HALO was)....more info
- Star Wars: Battlefront--Satisfying
Star Wars. Who hasn't seen a Star Wars movie without wishing that they were smoking Ewoks and battle droids? Now, with Star Wars: Battlefront, you can relive the classic battles.
In this game, there are several campaign missions, Historical Campaign and Galactic Conquest. The latter is more of a what-if scenario, allowing you to choose what side to conquer the galaxy with. However, there's really not much difference between the two, all are just about battling.
Each side gets different types of troops to be. The basics are a standard infantry troop, with a rapid-fire rifle, a heavy weapons troop with a rocket launcher, a sniper with a sniper rifle, a pilot with the ability to heal droids and vehicles, and some sort of special class, whether it be a jet-packed trooper or a Wookiee. Different troops have different advantages when it comes to maps. For example, a map with tons of vehicles would be a good place for a pilot.
Overall, Battlefront is a nicely made game, not enough to compare with Half-Life and Halo, but a nice game to have. The AI is okay, with your comrades sometimes being helpful, and sometimes just staring blankly into space to be bantha fodder. The game physics is odd, as it's in the Star Wars universe, but features wacky rag-doll physics. The graphics are excellent, along with the sound (was there ever a movie or game by LucasArts with bad sound?). The replay factor is somewhat weak, and the loading time somewhat long, but otherwise worth it....more info
- SW Battlefront: And I thought life was dull...
Ah, the best SW pleasure comes from neutralizing a droid or squashing clones in spider walkers. Fortunatly, that's what this game is about. The new weapons make you want to whistle, the environments are straight from the movie and the vehicles are just plain fun. The TNL warnings and loading processes are annoying, but the emmersing gameplay makes up for a few little glitches. Very addictive....more info
- One of my favorites- cheap price too!
This game is one of the best games I have ever played. It has awesome AI, descent graphics, cool maps, lots of vehicles, and many units to choose from.
First of all the AI is great. All the enemies you face are hard to beat. When I play instant action battles,( battles that you can just play right away )I win 3 out of 10 games. It's just like when you are a soldier class with a blaster rifle and you spot an enemy, and start shooting at that enemy, that guy that you are firing at turns around right away and takes you out with a pistol! Even if your strafing! It gets pretty infuriating, but it does produce a considerable challenge. Overall: The AI is tough to kill
Then there are the maps. There are quite a few environments to choose from, including Kashyyyk. Half the maps you can get vehicles. Not only ground vehicles but starships too. Lots of the maps are the average Star Wars planets ie, Hoth, Endor, Tatooine etc. But you also get planets that aren't mentioned in the movies too much, like Rhen Var ( one of my favorites ),and... That's pretty much the only unique map that I can think of. But anyway, The maps are cool.
The vehicles are awesome. What I really like is that you can fly starships in the atmosphere, something that they did not allow you to do in Battlefront 2. GRRRRRRR! Flying the snowspeeders are fun, trying to take down the Imperial walkers on Hoth. You can get into speeder bikes and zoom all around on Endor while on the other hand you can do some serious dogfighting with Jedi star fighters and droid star fighters over Bespin platforms. Or you could get into a Tie Bomber and start bombing the heck out of some wookies on Kashyyyk islands. Hey, Geonosis is cool too, with Republic gunships flying all over the place shooting Droidekas with their missles. Overall: The vehicles are so cool.
Then the units are the actual guys you get to play as. They are the soldier class, the rocket launcher class, the sniper class, the pilot class, and special class. There are 4 factions to play as: CIS (droids), Republic (clones), Empire (stormtroopers), and rebels. Some of the special units are interesting, like the dark trooper and the jet trooper who both can use their jet packs to fly. They are not mentioned in the movie but they add unique flavor to the game. Overall: You'll be familiar with most of the units and all of them are pretty cool.
The graphics and sound are good too. I just wish there would be lots music when you fight in the instant action mode.
Overall: The game is great and fun. Definately worth the 20 bucks.
- Fun , but new one is better
This game is awesome and it logged sevearl of my hours until the new one released. It reminds me of BF1942 but in a star-warsy kinda way. If your system can handle the Battlefront II then go grab it, but if not, this one is plenty of fun too, just the computers AI is not all that great in single player....more info
- BEST GAME IN THE WORLD!!!
I love this game so much! It doesn't seem like a T (Teen) game at all. I am 7. The violence is not bloody or scary. You can choose your player...you can choose if you want to be the dark side or the light side. It's mostly easy, just a little hard. It's easy to learn how to play. If you are a beginner you should play as a single player (instead of multi). If you play in the city Darth Vader will join the battle. It worth the money, if you like Star Wars. It's a great game!...more info
- Star Wars Battlefront Scores!!!
This is a great game. You can be droids, clones, rebels, or imperials (stormtroopers). Each team has 5 basic types of units.
Regular, missle launcher, pilot, sniper, and special. Although you can't be a jedi, you can fight along side them or fight them. They block all shots, so land a vehicle on them, run them over or use a grenade. Here is the jedi each team gets.
Droids- Count Dooku
Clones - Mace Windu
Cons-Takes a while to install
You need a fast computer.
I give this 12 out of 11!!!...more info
I dont know if my computer can handle the graphics but other than that I am sure that it would work on my computer. I played the ps2 version of it at my friends house its really fun so i thought i should buy it for myself so i can play it whenever i want. i hope it wont get old like all the other games i play...more info
- soooooo coooooooool
i've had this Game be for and it is so fun. So fun that I am bying it for the second time. So if your wondering I recamend that you buy this game. so if you do have fun!!!!!!...more info
- lot's and lot's of action
starwars battlefront has been such a good game ever since I bought it. it has great graphics and lot's of places to fight. this game has lot's and lot's of action!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ...more info
- Cool Game
One of the best games I have ever played.
Gameplay is Awesome
Sound is great
Good Story Mode
Needs fast computer
TAkes a long time to install
You can be the Empire Rebels Clones or droids. Walk up to a vehicle and get in and Buy this game
- Battlefront Review
I think the good parts of the game are the vehicles you can drive, the realistic images, and the places you can fight. The bad parts are that you can't actually do certain things, like fall into snow on Hoth or break a vine in Dagobath....more info