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Wage war in a galaxy far, far away...
on 23 April 2006
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.