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User reviews: Very Positive (5,362 reviews)
Release Date: Nov 1, 2005

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Includes 14 items: Star Wars Republic Commando™ , Star Wars Battlefront® II, Star Wars Starfighter™, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, Star Wars Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II, Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy, Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast, Star Wars: Dark Forces, Star Wars Jedi Knight: Mysteries of the Sith, Star Wars The Clone Wars: Republic Heroes, Star Wars The Force Unleashed: Ultimate Sith Edition, Star Wars® Empire at War™: Gold Pack, STAR WARS® THE FORCE UNLEASHED II, STAR WARS®: Knights of the Old Republic™ II

 

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""Is that a rebel? SHOOT HIM IN THE FACE, I SHOT HIM IN THE FACE!""
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About This Game

With brand new space combat, playable Jedi characters, and over 16 all new battlefronts, Star Wars Battlefront II gives you more ways than ever before to play the classic Star Wars battles any way you want.
  • Enhanced Single-Player Experience - Join the rise of Darth Vader’s elite 501st Legion of Stormtroopers as you fight through an all new story-based saga where every action you take impacts the battlefront and, ultimately, the fate of the Star Wars galaxy.
  • All New Classic Trilogy Locations - Fight inside the corridors of the second Death Star, in the marshy swamps of Dagobah, and even aboard the Tantive IV, Princess Leia’s Blockade Runner, as seen at the beginning of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope.
  • More Classes and Vehicles - Now choose from six distinct soldier classes, plus bonus hero characters for each of the four factions: Rebels, Imperials, CIS and the Republic. Then jump into more than 30 diverse ground and space vehicles, including the clone BARC speeder, AT-RT and new Jedi Starfighter and ARC 170.
  • PLUS Improved Online Features - Engage in massive online battles with multiplayer action for up to 64 players. Play five different online game modes including Conquest, Assault, one-and two-flag Capture the Flag, and Hunt.
Now for the first time, Star Wars Battlefront II lets you…
  • Fight as a Jedi - Earn the ability to wield a lightsaber and use Force powers like Yoda, Darth Vader and many other heroes and villains.
  • Battle in Space - Dogfight in X-wings, TIE fighters, Jedi starfighters and other classic starcraft, or land your ship on a star destroyer and fight it out on foot aboard enemy ships.
  • Play 16 New Locations - Battle across Star Wars: Episode III environments such as Utapau, Mustafar and the epic space battle above Coruscant.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 2000, XP or Vista
    • Processor: Intel Pentium 4 1.5 GHz or Athlon XP 1500+
    • Memory: 256 MB
    • Graphics: 64MB 3d Graphics card with Vertex Shader and Pixel Shader (VS/PS) Capability
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 4.3 GB
    • Sound: 100% DirectX 9.0c compatible Sound Card
    • Multiplayer: GameSpy account required
Helpful customer reviews
203 of 221 people (92%) found this review helpful
9.8 hrs on record
NOTE 1: The game is OLD, being released back in 2005 so most likely than not you will encounter compatibility issues. I feel the need to point this out since it is not the game's fault that its 9 years old. There are 3 possible solutions to this:

1. Right Click Battlefront 2 on Steam > Properties > Local Files > Browse Local Files, this will open the Battlefront 2 folder, Open GameData > Right click 'Battlefront II.exe' > Properties > Compatibility > Check 'Run this program in Compatibility for: Windows XP SP2.

2. Plug in a microphone to your microphone jack, people on the forums report that this actually (usually) work.

3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OwR1i3tMCqA (Follow the instructions on this video, this worked for me).

NOTE 2: The game supports 1080p resolution. Only the main menu, loading screens and pre-rendered cinematic are low resolution. The game itself, once you get it running, runs at a pristine 1080p, 60fps.

INTRODUCTION:
Star Wars: Battefront 2 is a first / third-person shooter game by LucasArts involving Star Wars' (duh) different histories ranging from the start of the Clone Wars towards Empire Strikes Back. It features soldier classes, hero characters, galactic conquest and a particularly fun space battle.

The campaign follows the rough history of the 501st Clone/Stormtrooper Legion, Darth Vader's personal bodyguards and elite fighting force. As already stated, this will involve the events of Episode II: Clone Wars, up until Episode V: Empire Strikes back.

PROS:
+ Graphics aged well: - The old Pandemic Zero Engine is showing it's age but is not about to go down without a fight. Animation Quality is fluid, character models are well made, texture quality are very good for its time.

+ Relatively Strong Campaign: - Short but satisfying is what I would describe the campaign. Voiced by none other than Temuera Morrison (Jango Fett), it delivers the exploits of the 501st Legion in a very informative and fun experience. Unfortunately the maps are only multilayer maps with given objectives.

+ Space Battle: - Nothing beats the excitement of piloting different kinds of fighters and bombers to attack key points on the enemy battleship or engage in open space dogfights. If that’s not your thing, then land your fighter (or a transport ship) in the enemy Hanger area and start wreaking havoc with the ship's internal systems. Or just steal an enemy fighter.

CONS:
- AI is too easy: - Way to easy once you get a hang of it even when fighting 'Elite' difficulty AI.

- Campaign is too short: - Given that I already played it back in the day, it took me at least 4-5 hours to finish the story mode.

- Hilariously Imbalanced in some places: - Not game-breaking by any stretch, but the game does lack the rock, paper, scissors element that usually balances out multiplayer games. Some of the maps tend to favor one particular faction than the other.

- AI is annoyingly dumb: - Especially in space battles. I get that you're a Stormtrooper and can't shoot to save your life, but standing around the hanger just staring at the wall instead of boarding a fighter and helping me fend off the millions of rebel fighters bearing down on us is a whole new level of incompetence.

CONCLUSION:
GREAT GAME and lots of FUN. The PROS definitely outweigh the CONS and that it provides a cure for that need for a casual fast paced action game. The single player experience is enough to keep you satisfied if you lack the online capabilities or when GameSpy inevitably shuts down.

We can just hope that EA handles the franchise with care as the sequel for this game is already way overdue.
Posted: May 20
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245 of 292 people (84%) found this review helpful
10.6 hrs on record
If this game was a potato, then it would be a good potato.
Posted: May 26
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93 of 99 people (94%) found this review helpful
3.3 hrs on record
This is a game I grew up with on my Playstation 2.
After seeing this was on sale here, I had to pick it up, and needless to say, I was not disappointed.
I had no idea back then as a kid that the FPS on a Playstation 2 was locked to a specific degree compared to the PC version, the game looks and feels like i'm playing an HD remix of it.
The controls are highly responsive, just like the consoles, however this is not simply a port.
All keys have been smoothly transferred over to the PC's keyboard/mouse and it feels great.
The story/career mode is just as good as i remember it being, which was simply fantastic, it's a challenge, not just some fancy map making and voice acting (Even though both are REALLY GOOD)
This is a First/Third Person shooter that you will not want to miss out on!
Posted: May 2
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404 of 534 people (76%) found this review helpful
6.0 hrs on record
Choo Choo. Nostalgia train incoming. 10/10
Posted: May 3
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404 of 569 people (71%) found this review helpful
7.3 hrs on record
Its like Battlefield and Star Wars had a baby 10/10
Posted: May 4
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1,528 of 1,609 people (95%) found this review helpful
7.0 hrs on record
Star Wars Battlefront II is one of my favorite shooters I have played in my life. It trumps Call of Duty, and even Battlefield, in my opinion. It will evoke the classic feeling of Star Wars inside of you, whether you're a new fan or an old one. The game is hilariously unbalanced and the AI is very broken at times, but the childlike wonder of being a jedi or being a stormtrooper almost always shields that from my sight. The space dogfights are awesome once you get the hang of them as well, and it's also very fun to infiltrate enemy ships and blow them up from the inside.

All in all, if I had to give it a rating I'd give this game a 9/10. It's definitely worth it's small pricetag.

TO ANYONE WHO CAN NOT CONTACT KEY SERVER - I suggest opening a Steam support ticket. They should be able to help.
Posted: November 25, 2013
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