Video Game Review: STAR WARS: Battlefront II (2005)

STAR WARS: Battlefront II (2005) was a massively successful title released by LucasArts onto multiple platforms for the fans of the ever popular franchise.

Battlefront II  was released in 2005 for the original Xbox, PlayStation 2, and the PC; it was the sequel to the extremely successful STAR WARS: Battlefront I (2004). 

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The box art for the game.

The game is set in both the Clone Wars and the Galactic Civil War, where players can side with any of the factions responsible. Those include The Galactic Empire, the Rebellion, the Republic, and the Separatists.

The plot of the story sets the player in the boots of a soldier in the 501st legion of the Clone Army, all the way through the Rise of the Empire.

Game play is centered around objectives called Command Posts, and the player’s reserves for reinforcements. The game will take players all across the STAR WARS galaxy.

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A screenshot from one of the battles.

Players also may be needed to fight in space, boarding enemy ships, and defending their own.

Notable characters also make appearances from the movies and expanded literature. Popular locations also make appearances, and so do notable events.

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Screenshot of a space battle.

The game received  a 78/100 on Metacritic. The game was praised for having a much more engaging story than the first, and was also praised for fixing the many issues of the first.

I rate the game 8/10. It’s a good STAR WARS game. There is a sense of scale with the large battles that move across the galaxy. My only issue is sometimes the A.I. will only attack the player in space, making those battles seem boring.