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Video GameStar Wars Battlefront II (Series) Review
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Posted: 2 years ago, last updated 10 days ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Star Wars Battlefront II is a shooting game based on the Star Wars films. There have been four games in the series and is similar to the main Battlefield series. The latest version is Star Wars Battlefront II that features gameplay from the Star Wars prequel films continuing up to The Last Jedi.

The older Battlefront games were developed by Lucasarts, there was then a long gap until the new games that are developed by EA. The games have in common, the Star Wars setting and normally revolve around two armies – the Galactic Republic versus the Confederacy of Independent Systems or the Galactic Empire versus the Rebel Alliance or First Order versus the Resistance – fighting each other on various maps.

Star Wars Battlefront II offers a single-player story mode, an online multiplayer mode and a customizable character class system. The single player campaign and sheer volume of Star Wars characters, vehicles and locations is a big reason people enjoy this. In Battlefront 2 the story is set Between the time of Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 17/11/2017

Platforms: PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One

Content Rating: PEGI 16

Skill Rating: 13+ year-olds

Players: 1-2 (40 online)

Genres: Action, Shooting (Adventure and Narrative)

Accessibility: 1 feature

Developer: EA DICE (@EA_DICE)

 

ListsLists

DurationDuration

Play Time: This game will take between 6 hours and 9 hours to complete.
 

Play StylePlay Style

You can play with 1 to 2 players in the same room or as a 40-player online game. Battlefront 2 provides an arcade mode where 2 players can work together to beat other units. There are co-operative modes for 4 people online that offer large scale adventure against a team of computer controlled enemies. This enables you to participate in large battles across the Clone Wars planets gaining Battle Points as you progress to unlock more characters to play.

Also, a big draw for these games are the online multiplayer battles. Star Wars Battlefront II features twelve of these for up to 40 players online, along with an additional 24 computer controlled players.

 
You can play this game in the following styles:

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Star Wars Battlefront II is Rated PEGI 16 for Violence. This game contains frequent depictions of realistic-looking violence towards human-like and fantasy characters. Combat consists of battles where characters use various weapons such as lightsabers and blasters. When characters are defeated they limply fall to the floor with no visible injuries shown. This game also contains sustained depictions of death to human-like characters. The majority of the gameplay revolves around combat with rival teams fighting against one another. When enemies are killed they fall to the floor and their bodies pile up and remain there for a short time.
 
Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.

Rated for younger players in the US. ESRB rated TEEN, lower than the main Battlefield game that is rated MATURE 17+. Players use blasters, grenades, pulse cannons, and sniper rifles to defeat enemy soldiers, armored vehicles/spaceships, and iconic characters. Combat is frenetic with laser gunfire, explosions, and cries of pain. Some characters can use light sabers and Force powers to engage in close-up combat; a Force Choke move allows players to pick characters up off the ground by their throat, holding them in the air for a time.

Skill Rating

13+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it's important for parents and guardians to consider the maturity required to process the game content.

CostsCosts

Star Wars Battlefront II usually costs £8.99 to £79.99.
 

Star Wars Battlefront

Star Wars Battlefront II

Star Wars Battlefront II: Celebration Edition

XBox Store Xbox One £34.99
PlayStation Store PS4 £34.99

Star Wars Battlefront II: Elite Trooper Deluxe Edition

XBox Store Xbox One £79.99

Star Wars Battlefront Ultimate Edition

XBox Store Xbox One £19.99
PlayStation Store PS4 £17.99
There are the following additional costs associated with this game:
  • In-Game Purchases: Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience.
 
Battlefront 2 doesn't offer a season pass, although it does offer in-game purchases for customization content. This is included for free in the Star Wars Battlefront II: Celebration Edition.The first Star Wars Battlefront game offers a Season Pass that adds new locations and access to expansions. This also grants 20 new pieces of galactic tech, including weapons, vehicles, and Star Cards. Plus, 16 new multiplayer maps, 4 game modes, and the ability to play as or against 8 new heroes or villains. 
 
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