Critic & User Reviews
Incredible and immersive Star Wars action
posted by Forgen (ORLANDO, FL) Apr 19, 2006
Member since Jun 2005
20 out of 21 gamers (95%) found this review helpful
And I must say it was awesome - both the campaign mode and the challenge mode are worth spending many hours on, and the learning curve is perfect. In campaign mode, you are able to choose which side of the galactic war you are on, and which era you are fighting in - Empire vs. Rebellion or Republic vs. Confederacy. You then start with 1 capital ship and a single planet in a galaxy of around 10 planets, depending on the era, with the goal of (what else) galactic domination. You earn credits for victories over the enemy, both in ground assault and in space combat (which is spectacular), and bonus cash for the number of planets you control. You spend the credits on unlocking each of the ~8 class which are unique to each group or spend them on special bonuses such as making the 'hero' characters available for a single battle, or reinforcing your command posts with automated turrets, etc. This gives great depth and replayability in single player for a game one would expect only multiplayer goodness. The challenge mode is pleasent, giving you 3 different mini campaigns playing special games with (usually) hero characters, and you are scored on your performance (but unfortantately, you have no way to see the 'high scores' board!).
Now for the ugly - multiplayer implementation! Why must so many PSP developers completely fall on their face when they are faced with internet multiplayer gaming? Like several other PSP games with infastructure play available, the developers did not take the time to allow players to join games already in progress (more or less standard for FPS on PC and other consoles). So end result, you can never find open games online - making this game drop from "excellent" to "very good" for me. Play, enjoy, and return.
Star Wars Battlefront 2
posted by 5131999 (MURPHY, TX) Jan 3, 2011
Member since Jul 2009
3 out of 3 gamers (100%) found this review helpful
SO PARENTS, IF YOU HAVE KIDS AND THEY ARE STAR WARS FANS RENT THEM THIS GAME WAIT NO!!!!! BUY THEM THIS GAME!! THEY WILL THINK YOU ARE THE BEST PARENTS EVER!
Grow to like it
posted by Josh342 (WESTBURY, NY) Aug 22, 2006
Member since Jan 2006
15 out of 18 gamers (83%) found this review helpful
thats prolly why i bought it on the first day it came out
That night i went home played it and said
"i immediatly regret this desicion" cause theres no right joy stick for the dum PSP stupid SONY PEOPLE.
But then like a week later i found out theres a auto aim button and it made the game so awesome.
IF you like battle front get it. if not dont bother
posted by Gamer364 (Great Barrington, MA) Jul 22, 2006
Member since Jan 2006
8 out of 10 gamers (80%) found this review helpful
More good than bad...
posted by Neroon (FREMONT, CA) Apr 12, 2006
Member since Mar 2006
6 out of 9 gamers (67%) found this review helpful
It is a blast and very fun to play in the star wars world. The use of the heroes for only a limited time is a good feature, as the hero is very effective in combat. Most of the specialized units are fun to play, but only on the appropriate map.
I did not have any problem with the controls, I used the advanced settings, but did take a but to get used to, especially when the lock on moves your viewing angle for you in close combat! Keep trying, you'll get the hang of it.
I would have to say my favorite map is either the Hoth map or Kashyyyk. Either map had the best variety of game play: all unit types are effective on these maps; ground vehicles, many stationary gun turrets, and on Hoth, snow speeders and AT-ATs! Very fun to play, by far the best of the game.
What I desired the most to play was the space combat and strategic portions of the game. It started out fun, but, this is where fell down. Likely, a casualty of porting to PSP.
First off, the conquest battles in space are not fun. If you are to win, you must be in the bomber (Y-wing, or Tie Bomber) to effectively destroy the enemy sub-systems and gain points. Your AI is not effective enough to do it. Strangely, the enemy's AI damages your ships effectively and quickly! That's why you can't afford playing around in the attack ships, destroy those sub-systems and you'll win easily. Another disappointment is that the equivalent space units all play the same. And, the space marines are a total waste.
The strategic portion, starts fun, but gets tiresome. A big bug to me seemed that the AI never ran out of points to build new fleets, no matter how many it lost or how few planets it controlled. None of the mode variations made much difference.
Finally, your character profile is detailed, but too bad you can only seem to view the statistics after a battle!
Play the fun parts, skip the rest.
Not that great
posted by Slappy (LAS VEGAS, NV) Aug 8, 2006
Member since May 2005
3 out of 5 gamers (60%) found this review helpful
A MUST BUY !!!
posted by abcefghijk (PIONEER, CA) Sep 12, 2006
Member since Jan 2006
1 out of 2 gamers (50%) found this review helpful
posted by slipshod (PEACHTREE CITY, GA) Feb 21, 2007
Member since Jan 2007
1 out of 6 gamers (17%) found this review helpful
Ps:The controls STINK!!!:(
posted by Weeble (TACOMA, WA) Apr 12, 2006
Member since Aug 2005
2 out of 18 gamers (11%) found this review helpful
On it's way to horrible if not already
posted by shane32 (AURORA, CO) Jul 1, 2006
Member since Jun 2006
1 out of 10 gamers (10%) found this review helpful
posted by StarsHockey (FRISCO, TX) Aug 7, 2012
Member since Jun 2012
posted by MinecraftKid (CHAMPAIGN, IL) Jul 18, 2011
Member since Jun 2011
the clear umd looks innocent and cool but its to thin and it wont even read the disk!
when i buy a game they give me the regular white umd so i can actually PLAY the game
PS game is cool
Star Wars Battlefront 2 review
posted by Raziel111 (LINDSAY, CA) Oct 21, 2010
Member since Aug 2010
Ground combat can be fun with an automatic weapon and turning into a famous character from the movies after playing for a short while, especially considering that they're incredibly durable. Another durable weapon are the vehicles on a ground mission.
On the other hand, Sniper Rifles and Explosive Launchers can't lock onto an enemy. The Ground Combat Vehicles are incredibly difficult to aim with. Space battles are not fun. They are not made for ship to ship combat and they drag out as you take out key parts of a ship with high health bars with weak weapons. No story mode is a big disapointment.
Overall, I wouldn't recommend this video game to anyone who is not an extreme Star Wars fan.
posted by cromostone (UNIONTOWN, OH) Jan 30, 2010
Member since Jan 2010
Hard to control
posted by GatoSeco (WATKINSVILLE, GA) Feb 21, 2009
Member since Nov 2008
posted by Taqueli (LIVE OAK, CA) Nov 2, 2008
Member since Nov 2007
Ok-Like PS2 version.
posted by EGMGAMES (NORTHPORT, NY) Oct 20, 2008
Member since Sep 2008
graphics: Good (7)
gameplay: Very Good (8)
controls: Weak: (4)
STARWARS BATTLEFRONT 2
posted by GAMCritic2 (SAINT PETERSBURG, FL) Sep 7, 2008
Member since May 2008
THE BEST STAR WARS GAME EVER!!!!!!!!!
posted by Slyone240 (PHOENIX, AZ) Aug 30, 2008
Member since Dec 2005
posted by juddie4 (CARSON, CA) Jul 17, 2008
Member since Dec 2006
Almost Flawless Game
posted by cody2007 (OCALA, FL) Nov 21, 2007
Member since Jun 2007
Star Wars Battle Front II - Eh
posted by pazkal (ENGLEWOOD, NJ) Nov 7, 2007
Member since Nov 2007
I've been playing this for a few days on the PSP (disclaimer: I just got a PSP and this is the first game I've played on it) and it's okay. Maybe it's the format, but it's just not addictive. Most games that I get, I look forward to playing for a while when I have some free time. This game I am playing more to kill time, like on the 6 hour flight I have coming up tonight, or the 3+ hours I will be sitting at the airport.
The controls are awkward (see above), the scenes are disjointed (no free roaming campaigns), and it doesn't seem to all "tie together."
I am big Star Wars fan, I saw the original in 1977 when I was 10. I've played some of the other games, and they are very engrossing. This one isn't. At best, it's more of the same, without the storyline.
posted by darthl1378 (SAINT HELENS, OR) Sep 29, 2007
Member since Jul 2006
Star Wars Battlefront 2 - PSP
posted by rreed73 (CENTENNIAL, CO) Jul 30, 2007
Member since Dec 2003
WORST - CAMERA - EVER.
posted by drunkyb (FORT WORTH, TX) Jul 22, 2007
Member since Mar 2006