Lead the great armies of the Star Wars™ Episode II: Attack of the Clones saga in intense real-time strategy clashes. Enter the fray as the Galactic Empire, Rebel Alliance, Wookies, Trade Federation, Gungans or Royal Naboo to determine the course of the Galactic Civil War.
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Very Positive (21 reviews) - 80% of the 21 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mostly Positive (419 reviews) - 78% of the 419 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Nov 9, 2001

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Includes 8 items: STAR WARS™ - X-Wing Special Edition, STAR WARS™: TIE Fighter Special Edition, STAR WARS™ - X-Wing Alliance™, STAR WARS™ X-Wing vs TIE Fighter - Balance of Power Campaigns™, STAR WARS™ Rebellion, STAR WARS™ Galactic Battlegrounds Saga, STAR WARS™: Rebel Assault I + II, STAR WARS™: Rogue Squadron 3D

 

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April 18

Win10 Patch Live

Hi Star Wars fans!

We've just pushed out a patch that should address issues some users had running Battlegrounds on Win10. Thanks for bringing the issue to our attention and being patient while we developed a solution.

We’re committed to making our great catalog of Star Wars, Lucas adventure and Disney/Pixar titles available and running smoothly everywhere our fans are.

Stay tuned for more updates from us! #MT4BWY

- The Disney Big Picture Team

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About This Game

The destiny of a galaxy hangs in the balance, and you are in command!

Lead the great armies of the Star Wars™ Episode II: Attack of the Clones saga in intense real-time strategy clashes. Enter the fray as the Galactic Empire, Rebel Alliance, Wookies, Trade Federation, Gungans or Royal Naboo to determine the course of the Galactic Civil War.

Expand the battlefield with the Clone Campaigns addon. Choose to play as the breakaway Confederacy of Independent Systems or the Galactic Republic in 14 missions based on characters, vehicles and locations from Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones.

  • Execute campaigns over land, sea, and air in single-player campaigns, skirmishes, and multiplayer battles.
  • Combat arenas extend from interstellar asteroids to epic ground battles to aquatic realms.
  • Deploy vast armies up to 200 units per side - that can include Bounty Hunters, Jedi, Droids™, Wookiee Kat tanks and much more.
  • Manage resources and upgradable technology into your strategy, such as Wookie ingenuity, advanced Gungan biotechnology and Jedi stamina.
  • Create custom single or multiplayer campaigns featuring virtually any Star Wars units and settings with the Scenario Editor.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7/8
    • Processor: 1.8 GHz Processor
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 7 (compatible with DirectX 9 recommended)
    • DirectX: Version 7.0
    • Storage: 886 MB available space
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57.5 hrs
Posted: August 24
Really Nice Old Strategic-Game! If You play Missions from the 8 Fractions you will get some Information about Story from Episode 2 and they other ones!

Easy to play for beginners in this genre and i only can say its worth!
Old Graphic Style but i still like it. It looks better as some new indie Games.

Multiplayer works over Hamachi or over Lan connection.

Buy if you can!
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gi_psycho
37.1 hrs
Posted: August 24
Load of crap! Force closes almost every game... and when you ask steam about it they reply "I'm sorry, if you have a problem with the game you have to contact Lucas Arts. We don't support it." Really? So you sell a game that doesn't work properly but won't accept responsibility? Figures!! That's the world we live in!
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Camel131
5.7 hrs
Posted: August 23
Loved playing this game for hours and hours when I was younger, But it crashes 30-60 minuets into every Skirmish on on my windows10 comp.
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KaosNegative
31.5 hrs
Posted: August 17
I love this game, but it's hard for me to give it a good review on steam... because I CAN'T FINISH ONE ♥♥♥♥ING GAME WITHOUT IT CRASHING! -_- again, love the game, but don't get it on steam.
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perluke123
9.2 hrs
Posted: August 15
Dont buy this. This game does not load on windows 10 and is a waste of time and money. Used to be a great game, but not when you cant start it.
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TheJadeCrane
3.9 hrs
Posted: August 15
Its Age of Empires 2 and Star Wars son
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Ross.nate
9.1 hrs
Posted: August 14
I absolutely love this game I played it as a kid and really enjoyed it not I have it again and am excited to be able to play it more it takes me back 10/10
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Generalphone
14.4 hrs
Posted: August 11
Favorite game I'd ever owned.
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Dirty Russian
8.0 hrs
Posted: August 9
amazing game that thankfully still runs well (i have Win7). Endless fun creating scenarios or just playing a match against the computer. Have yet to test multiplayer out. Only bad is I cant seem to change sound volume.

#SimonSays
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The GREAT and POWERFULL BRIAN!!
24.7 hrs
Posted: August 4
This game, I honestly have no words for how much I love it. I grew up playing this as a kid.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
14.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 28
If you love Age Of Empires, then I highly recommend this game!

Was one of my favorites in my childhood
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
67.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 1
Absolubte work of art. Even today, incredibly fun with great Campaigns, Custom level designs and Multiplayer, shame there arent more people playing this, it would be hours of laughs and competetive gameplay.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 27
im so glad steam sells this game now!!!! i have the original copy from way back when and it wont run on my win10 PC. This has been my all time favorite PC game since i was 10 years old :)
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
24.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 4
This game, I honestly have no words for how much I love it. I grew up playing this as a kid.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 23
Loved playing this game for hours and hours when I was younger, But it crashes 30-60 minuets into every Skirmish on on my windows10 comp.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
346 of 390 people (89%) found this review helpful
13 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 1
WINDOWS 10 USERS! If you want to play the game here is what you need to do. I tested it on a windows 10 pc, I'll try it on other win10 computers. First, run the game through steam in your library, it will ask you to install directPlay, go ahead and install it. Afterwards it will try to run but won't work. Now go to where the game is installed, locate the launcher(should be under C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\STAR WARS - Galactic Battlegrounds Saga\Game) Then run compability testing on the launcher and try the recommended settings. If that doesn't work, go to properties of the launcher and check run as administrator. Annnnnndddd if that doesn't work, try checking the run in windows xp service pack mode and administrator mode. I spent hours checking this and these methods seem to work.
I always wanted to play this game, so when I saw it on the store, I couldn't resist. I played more offline so the amount of time I've spent isn't shown. If you like star wars and age of empires 2 then you won't be dissapointed.

UPDATE: Uh... I didn't expect this much feedback. Also, I forgot to mention another issue, you may need to temporarily disable your firewall if the compability mode doesn't work, just tested it on another windows 10 pc.

UPDATE: . Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds All-In-One Patch by "|)in-d1n". This should get it working on win10
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324 of 397 people (82%) found this review helpful
25 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 1
WINDOWS 10 x64 USERS CHECK THIS DISCUSSION THREAD OUT: http://steamcommunity.com/app/356500/discussions/0/405693392917600310/


Is the game itself good? Yes, absolutely! Would it be nice if this Steam version actually worked on modern hardware instead of being broken? I'd consider that the bare minimum requirement.

Here's the issues with this version:

  • Starting from Steam opens the "battlegrounds_x1.exe" program which does nothing but suck up 30% CPU without actually loading the game.
  • Starting from the base game exe (battlegrounds.exe) works, but singleplayer is disabled behind an "Insert the CD" prompt. edit: mounting a virtual drive with a random ISO unlocked base game singleplayer content.
  • Launching directly from battlegrounds_x1.exe, again, does nothing but take up 30% CPU until the program is force-quit.

Broken as hell. Maybe try testing the game before you attempt to sell this for money.
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88 of 94 people (94%) found this review helpful
11 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 18
As Of Today Windows 10 users can now play this game without any issues they just released a patch that fixe's the problems for window 10 users so we can now start the game and play it.On a sidenote now that this game works now i highly recommend this game to any star wars fan and RTS fan its like playing Age of Empires 2 but star wars i give this old game a 10/10 than that it works

Hope has been restored in Disney FOR NOW
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74 of 75 people (99%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
10.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 25
Ah, my childhood!

Star Wars Galactic Battlegrounds is one of those games that is just awesome, you know? Actual canon content be damned, this is about being fun. Who cares if my Battle Droid army can stand toe-to-toe with Stormtroopers? It's just plain awesome! It fleshes out the Wookies, Gungans, and Royal Naboo. It shows sides to some factions that you didn't even know existed. It's a very well done clone of AoE2, and by far my favorite in the AoE family.

This game needs some much needed, modern-day love. We need an HD update and a balance pass (if only grenade troops were useful), and we need them yesterday! Don't let this little gem die, Disney, we need games like this that can show what all the Star Wars universe has to offer.

So, please, do us all a favor and show SWGB some much needed TLC. Us fans would thank you immensely.
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