Metacritic (Xbox): 75/100
Metacritic (PS): 73/100
Release: Nov 2015
Reviewed on: PS4
Star Wars: Battlefront
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Star Wars: Battlefront (2015) is a team based shooter that takes place within the popular Star Wars universe. Including the likes of heroes, vehicles and multiple troop types there are plenty of recognisable elements for both the casual and hardcore fans of the franchise.
Star Wars: Battlefront is action heavy with players able to either play from a first or third person view as they trek across notable planets in the story (Endor, Hoth, Tatooine and many others). While at launch the game was restricted to planet battles the expansion pack, Death Star introduced space based levels.
Supremacy returns as the primary game mode where players will side with either the Rebels or the Empire as they fight over control of 5 game points. For those wanting to mix things up the 2015 Star Wars: Battlefront edition has a large selection of other game modes along with some single player and co-operative options.
Other popular picks include Walker Assault that sees 40 players defending or attempting to bring down the powerful Imperial Walker units and the hero orientated variants (Heroes vs Villains and Hero Hunt) which involve the games powerful hero units.
Said hero units include the likes of Darth Vader, Han Solo, Princess Leia, Boba Fett and Luke Skywalker who come with their own abilities to use on the battlefield and need to be focused down quickly by the enemy team. While this can be achieved through mass numbers it is often more effective to rely on one of the many classic vehicles that appear in the game. All of which are beautifully presented and offer all the detail you would expect to see from AAA games.
Further variety is offered through the star card system which are unlocked with play and can allow you to alter the load-out you wish to battle with and does away with more traditional class roles to give some added flexibility.
Visually Star Wars: Battlefront is the game you’ve been waiting for but the lack of depth stops the game from delivering a great amount of value for the price.
- Rebirth of the Star Wars: Battlefront
- Beautifully designed game world.
- Various game modes split across a handful of different maps.
- Play as your favourite heroes.
- Customise your load out with star cards.