There are no Gungans here. No pouty teenagers talking about sand. No tedious conversations about the taxation of trade routes. This is proper Star Wars. Speeder bikes, Stormtroopers, and Imperial walkers. Han Solo, lightsabers, and sarlacc pits. Battlefront is the most successful attempt yet to recreate the look and feel of the original trilogy in a game, but as an FPS, it doesnt quite live up to those stunning production values.
In the thick of a 40-player battle, with X-wings screaming overhead, John Williams score blaring, and laser fire criss-crossing the battlefield, Star Wars Battlefront can feel like the most exciting game ever made. Its large-scale battles are chaotic, breathless explosions of iconic Star Wars imagery, and its hard not to get swept up in the spectacle. You really do feel like youre in the films. In that respect, its a triumph.
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There are four planets to fight on, each of which contain several maps.
Developer: Pandemic Studios
Publisher: Lucasfilm, LucasArts, Disney Interactive
Release Date: 1 Nov, 2005
Genre: Action, Shooter, Sci-fi, Strategy, Adventure