Star Wars: Squadrons Review

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Posted: 9 months ago, last updated 5 months ago.

Author: Ellen Robertson, @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Star Wars: Squadrons is a shooting game where you master piloting spaceships. Squadrons offers a single player, narrative-based game, in which you play as two pilots (one in the Galactic Empire and one in the New Republic) where you'll fight in battles for either side. The game takes you through the mechanics of each type of ship and teaches you how to fly your own fighter whilst also interacting with other characters and improving your ship with 50 specialised components.

Squadrons also offers you the chance to fight alongside your friends, in a group of five on multiplayer mode. Here, you are again able to chose your side and what type of ship you want to use, taking into account the strategic benefits of each within your group.

Additionally, Star Wars: Squadrons gives you the opportunity to play using a Play Station VR headset, further immersing yourself into the Star Wars universe and enhancing the realistic flight simulator.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 12

Release Date: 02/10/2020

Platforms: PC, PS4 and Xbox One

Genres: Adventure, Shooting and Simulation

Accessibility: 28 features

Developer: @MotiveMontreal

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: This game will take between 8 hours and 12 hours to complete.
 
Players: You can play this with 10 players online. There is a maximum of 5 v 5 in the online multiplayer mode.

CostsCosts

Star Wars: Squadrons usually costs £34.99.
 

Star Wars: Squadrons

 
Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.  

You will need PlayStation Plus (must be 18 to create, then create sub-accounts for younger players who need be set as 13 or older) to play online with PlayStation 4.
 
You will need Xbox Live Gold (must be 18 to create, then configure family accounts for younger players) to play online with Xbox One.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Rated PEGI 12+ for bad language. This game contains infrequent use of mild bad language ('*!@?*'). Space ships fire lasers at each other. When they are damaged, they smoke and spark. When they are defeated, they explode into large fireballs leaving behind debris. However, no injury is shown to the pilots inside.

ESRB TEEN for fantasy violence and mild language.


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.


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