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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wage war in a galaxy far, far away...
This is a game which allows you to clad the white armour of a stormtrooper, grip the cold bowcaster of a Wookiee, see through the scope of a clone sharpshooter and roll into combat as a ruthless droideka, battling armies in a galaxy far, far away. Within the game, there are four different factions to fight for upon the battlefield: the Empire, the Rebellion, the Republic...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Do not fail me again admiral.
Lucas arts should really have let factor5 (creators of rogue squad series) write this game.
For most starwars fans there is too much clone war era war and not enough empire/rebellion. All though you can play galactic conquest to redress the balace you cannot mix and match eras, ie have stormtroopers fight battledroids, which is a shame. Also there is very little...
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wage war in a galaxy far, far away..., 23 April 2006
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GHV (Southampton, UK) - See all my reviews
= Fun:4.0 out of 5 stars 
This review is from: Star Wars: Battlefront (PS2) (Video Game)
This is a game which allows you to clad the white armour of a stormtrooper, grip the cold bowcaster of a Wookiee, see through the scope of a clone sharpshooter and roll into combat as a ruthless droideka, battling armies in a galaxy far, far away. Within the game, there are four different factions to fight for upon the battlefield: the Empire, the Rebellion, the Republic and the Confederacy- each with their different units and vehicles. Every faction has the same types of soldiers- basic troopers, long-range snipers, anti-vehicle heavy units, pilots and certain unique units to each army (eg: the agile Dark Trooper for the Empire and the strong Wookiee smuggler for the Rebel Alliance). You can take the role of any of these units, allowing you to choose how to fight in combat- be it sniping enemies from a Mos Eisley rooftop or launching missiles at Republic gunships on Geonosis.

Concerning the many maps for you to wage war upon, these vary from Kamino's stormy Tipoca City to the icy wastelands on Hoth, the vast clean streets of Theed to the Wookiee villages upon nighttime Kashyyyk and several more. These maps feature famous landmarks from the Star Wars films such as Echo Base on Hoth, the Ewok village in the dense forests of Endor and the lethal Sarlacc pit in the dusty canyons of the Tatooine's Dune Sea. Scattered around each of the maps are command posts (CPs) that can either be controlled by your faction, the enemy's faction or be neutral, ready for the taking. These command posts are a vital part of playing Battlefront as not only are they spawn points for your reinforcements, but also if your faction has seized all the CPs on the map, you are victorious and have won the battle. This is not the only way to win however, as by killing all of the opposition you will also gain victory.

To get the upper hand on your foes, you can utilize vehicles in combat. The land vehicles in the game include: the sturdy AT-ST and AT-AT walkers, swift Speeder bikes and STAPs, AAT tanks, Rebel combat speeders, Desert Skiffs, AT-TE walkers, rapid Hailfire Droids and others. On certain maps, starfighters are also available. The airborne vehicles in the game include: X-Wings, Y-Wings, Geonosian and Jedi starfighters, Snowspeeders, TIE fighters and bombers as well as the bulky Republic and Confederacy gunships.

Overall, this is a very good game, enabling you to relive some of the most epic Star Wars battles. It is accurate to the films in most places and is great fun to just pick up and play- be it alone or in multiplayer.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The force is VERY strong with this one, 6 Oct 2004
This review is from: Star Wars: Battlefront (PS2) (Video Game)
Battlefront places you in the role of a soldier in one of the 4 main armies of the Star Wars saga, giving you the option of what type of soldier as well as giving you the option to conquer the galaxy or go through the battles from all of the films.
The Historical conquest mode allows you to play through the major events like the battle of Hoth or the battle of Endor, even the clone wars. the idea being you select which war to go through at the start, be it Galactice Civil War or the Clone Wars. The historical mode can be difficult on some levels but is really enjoyable, especially when you get some of the main characters fighting along side you in a great battle, like Luke Skywalker or Darth Vader. The other min mode is the Galactic Conquest Mode, which simulates 8 different worlds, the idea being that after you fight two battles on that world, it becomes your territory, alowing you to access a bonus fomr that planet for future battles, like extra troops or a Jedi fighting with you. cleverly, after you win 4 battles in a row, you can use your chosen sides special fature on an enemy world, for instance, the Imperials use the death star to destory a world.
The four sides you can choose from are The Empire, the Rebels, The REpublic (clone troopers) and the CIS (robots). all of the sides have their own advantages, and depending on the side you chose, you can use their infantry too, going around in an AT-AT is very fun. Their are 5 different types of soldier for each army as well
Standard soldier- good for general killing
Sniper- carries a probe droid which can order orbital strikes on your enemy
Vanguard- carries missle launchers
Pilot- heals any vehicle he is in
Special trooper- each side has it's own special trooper, the rebels have a Wookie, the CIS have destroyer droids, the imperials and the republic have jet troopers
Each soldier must be put to good use, and you select which one to be each time that you die. as whenever you die, you are respwaned at your CP, you only have a limited number of reinfrocments to spawn into though, if you capture the enemy CP's then they will have nowhere to spawn too and will loose the fight, the only other way to win is to wipe out the enemy troops.
The game is very fun to play and you really get into it when you are destorying Rebel scum, the graphics are excellent and the sounds are brilliant. i have yet to try online play, if anyone else has tryed let me know.
Graphics- 24/25- perfect graphics
Sounds- 23/25- as you would expect from a SW game
Gameplay- 24/25- controls are very good with good gameplay
Lifespan- 20/25- without online play, this will eventually get old
Overall- 91%
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Interstellar excellence, 12 Oct 2004
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Kent Yeomans (Towcester, Northants) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Star Wars: Battlefront (PS2) (Video Game)
Wow! what an addictive game! I could barely stop playing it until I had exhausted all the available options. It plays very simililary to Battlefield 1942, but i think with the Star Wars theme and better AI it is the better game.
What you've got is practicly all vehicles, and soldiers from all the star wars films to go to battle with. Also all the locations you know plus some which are new, and ofter a glimpse to what will be in the new film.
There is a strightforward story mode for the two eras which plays through with you starting as one side, and halfway through being 'turned' to the other. Though interspersed with film footage, and nostalgic excellence (the battle for Hoth in particular) this mode didn't really satisfy.
It becomes clear on the Galactic conquest mode that this is where the real game lies. Battling as one of the sides choosing (when you win) the next planet to attack, and diferent planets convey different bonuses one of which you choose for the battle. Be it extra reinforcements or my favourite a jedi hero comes to help you these really make the difference. If you liked the dynasty warriors games where you can enter a war, and totally influence the outcome this should be for you.
The only thing that dissapointed me was you can't mix eras unless there is a cheat, and sometimes the authentic sound (good) stopped working properly so the gun was silent?
This game has single handedly made me decide that i must get online as soon as i possibly can.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not the best graphics but great fun, 27 Sep 2004
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This review is from: Star Wars: Battlefront (PS2) (Video Game)
Have only played on the game for a few hours and am not the best player of computer games but seem to be cruising through the levels with ease on the middle difficulty level. The sound effects are very good but the graphics are a little disapointing. It is hard to make out who is on your side and who is the enemy, due to the graphics, unless you are directly in front of them which is sometimes a little too late!
Don't get me wrong; this game is great fun and lots and lots of action and if you're a Star Wars fan, (who isn't), then you can get a lot of fun just from the sound effects, characters and vehicles used throughout the game.
Good game but you feel they could have improved the graphics a little but still worth the money.
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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant shooting game, 1 Nov 2004
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Mr. J. Hancock "Ed" (England) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Star Wars: Battlefront (PS2) (Video Game)
Ed Hancock aged 8 - I enjoyed this very much it is just it was perhaps too easy.
Dad aged 32 - really enjoyable game, split screen works very well. Highly recommended. Look forward to getting home from work to have agame with my son. Worrying thing is that he can beat me sometimes.
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24 of 29 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Star Wars: Battlefront, 27 Oct 2004
By A Customer
This review is from: Star Wars: Battlefront (PS2) (Video Game)
On paper, it's the best idea in the history of all things, ever, A massively multiplayer Star Wars game that allows you to re-fight all those legendary cinematic battles, from Hoth to Endor and beyond. Fried gold, right?
Well... if you're lucky enough to have wrestled with your PS2 long and hard enough to have successfully got it online, then yep, Star Wars: Battlefront can be a thing of transcendent beauty - depending, of course, on the depth of your love for all things Lucas.
But it's not without its problems, the chief of which is that, as a single-player game, it can be extremely pedestrian. Once you get your head round it, it does become more involving, but initially, at least, it threatens to be nothing more than generic Star Wars shooter no. 113.
The single-player game is divided into two main sections. One is a series of 'historical' scenarios that follow the events of the films and see you playing as both Empire and Rebels. The Imperials are arguably a bit more fun than the rebels, being jolly evil galaxy-spanning despots without a shred of mercy, and so on. The second, Galactic Conquest, introduces strategy, in that you're asked to choose which planets you're fighting for and each conquered planet gives you certain bonuses, such as reducing enemy health or guest appearances by the characters from the films. It's here that you'll probably spend much of your single-player time and it's eventually quite engrossing.
But the first time you're thrown into the fray it feels, well, underwhelming. The guns feel weedy, the vehicles unsophisticated, and trekking across the battlefield is a pain. It's only once you understand how to win - by taking strategic points - and learn how to command your troops in order to do so, that the single-player game gets interesting. But it never really flies.
This is unlike the online game, which soars skyward in a burst of Star Wars goodness, taking the tactical kernel present in the single-player game and watering it with actual human ingenuity. It's then that the simplicity of the vehicles becomes a boon, with people mobilising in a skiff to mount a concerted attack on an enemy-held strongpoint, or a dedicated pilot hopping into an X-Wing to give them cover and keep any fun-spoiling TIEs away. It's unfussy, as simple as can be and all the better for it, so that action and tactics can be concentrated on.
It's obvious that to fully experience the beauty of Battlefront you're going to have to be online. And while it falls short of truly classic status, it's a tremendously fun romp that proves to be one of the best reasons yet to get connected.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars star wars battle front, 3 May 2005
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J. Cook - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Star Wars: Battlefront (PS2) (Video Game)
The single player has no missions as such accept from some objectives to complete in battles. The game has a good replay value with different difficulty levels and a selection of characters to use with different abilities. The game focuses on large battles with different situations e.g a snow speeder taking down a imperial walker while other people defender outposts. There is a large range of vehicles to choose from including turrents. There is a variety turrents each with differnet strengths and fire power.
The characters available to use are snipers, pilots, all purpose soldier, heavy support and special units. overall the game is a all round game involving driving, shooting and others. This is worth a five star rating.this game is at least worth renting or buying.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best, if not the best I have played, 16 Dec 2004
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A. R. Magee "chaggers" (Leeds) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Star Wars: Battlefront (PS2) (Video Game)
So many good things about this game it is difficult to know what to say first. The action is non-stop throughout with loads of different weapons, ammo and troops to choose from. Pick from four different teams ranging from the CIS robot scum to the heroic Rebel forces. Each type of troop can carry up to four different weapon devices and you can switch between them easily. Some people might find the range of teams limited but this doesn't matter because there is always something new to find out because the game is so well developed. You can do multiplayer on broadband if you have it but I have only tried split screen with two players and this works fine. Every vehicle or Star Wars vehicle you see on the screen, you can get into and start fighting with it. This really is an excellent feature. I would play this all day if I could. If you buy this one you won't regret it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Do not fail me again admiral., 1 Oct 2004
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This review is from: Star Wars: Battlefront (PS2) (Video Game)
Lucas arts should really have let factor5 (creators of rogue squad series) write this game.
For most starwars fans there is too much clone war era war and not enough empire/rebellion. All though you can play galactic conquest to redress the balace you cannot mix and match eras, ie have stormtroopers fight battledroids, which is a shame. Also there is very little difference in the classes of soldiers. All armies have a direct equivelent of each others troops with slight variation. You will probably walk through most battles easily and you will find yourself playing mostly as the standard infantry soldier as you get the best kill to survival rate using that character. The turrets, vehicles and aircraft have not been well implemented as they would have been by Factor5.
However that being said the game does deliver some mad franetic action, it looks superb,the details of the levels and your trooops is a real marvel for starwars fans, and it is very fast paced, plus if you want to go for a wonder round the level you can leave the rest of your army fighting and take in the sights( fancy a pint in the cantina at mos eisley?)
Despite the limitations I have actually enjoyed it, but you soon realise what a missed opportunity this game really is and wish that they had spent just a few more months on developing it (more useful squad commands that your troops might actually bother obeying for an example).
If you are not a starwars fan save your money there are better games in this genre out there. If you are a BIG starwars fan buy it, because you will appreciate what it does offer and I will probably be blowing you away online soon, rebel scum!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars BRILLIANT FUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!, 7 Oct 2005
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Chewbacca (totton, hampshire United Kingdom) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Star Wars: Battlefront (PS2) (Video Game)
it's a great game because theres lots of characters to choose
from and vehicles to get in to.
its realLy easy to shoot people and not to die.
JUST BUY THIS GAME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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