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Video GameStar Wars: Squadrons Review
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Posted: 24 months ago, last updated 8 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

Release Date: 02/10/2020

Price: 75% off

Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

Content Rating: PEGI 12

Players: 1 (10 online)

Genres: Adventure, Shooting and Simulation

Accessibility: 26 features

Developer: Motive Montreal (@MotiveMontreal)

 

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DurationDuration

Play Time: This game will take between 8 hours and 12 hours to complete.
 

Play StylePlay Style

You can play this by yourself or as a 10-player online game. There is a maximum of 5 v 5 in the online multiplayer mode.

 
You can play this game in the following styles:

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

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.
 
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.

Account Rating

You need be 18-years-old to to subscribe to Xbox Live Gold for online play, but can then configure family accounts for younger players to play online with Xbox One or Xbox Series X|S.
 
You need be 18-years-old to subscribe to PlayStation Plus for online play, but can create sub-accounts for younger players of 7-years or older to play online with PlayStation 4.
 

CostsCosts

Star Wars: Squadrons usually costs £34.99. 

Star Wars: Squadrons

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

You need to purchase a PlayStation Plus subscription to play online with PlayStation 4.
 
You need to purchase a Xbox Live Gold subscription to play online with Xbox One or Xbox Series X|S.
 

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