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Star Wars Battlefront II (2004) is a multiplayer shooting game based on the Star Wars films. There have been four games in the series, each one similar to the main Battlefield series. The latest main version is Star Wars Battlefront II (2017), which features gameplay from each trilogy's era. It stands out for a surprisingly complete story for a multiplayer game, as well as the ability to live out your childhood Star Wars fantasies of Darth Vader fighting General Grievous or Kylo Ren fighting Yoda.

2017's Battlefront II offers a single-player story mode, an online multiplayer mode and a customizable character class system. The story is set Between the time of Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens and follows a disillusioned Imperial commander from the destruction of the second Death Star to the rise of the First Order.

The multiplayer, which is where most of the game's content is, lets you fight alongside and against other players as different heroes and villains across different locations from across the Star Wars galaxy. The single-player campaign and sheer volume of Star Wars characters, vehicles and locations is a big reason people enjoy this.

The older Battlefront games were published by Lucasarts, there was then a long gap until the new games developed by EA, which (confusingly) share the same names as the originals. A combined remaster of the original Lucasarts Battlefront games was announced in 2024 as Star Wars: Battlefront Classic Collection, featuring 64-player multiplayer.
  • Star Wars Battlefront (2004) PlayStation 2, Xbox, PC, and Mac.
  • Star Wars Battlefront II (2005) PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable, Xbox, and PC.
  • Star Wars Battlefront (2015) PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
  • Star Wars Battlefront II (2017) PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
  • Star Wars: Battlefront Classic Collection (2024) PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC, and Switch.

There are also three spin-off games:
  • Star Wars Battlefront: Renegade Squadron (2007) PlayStation Portable.
  • Star Wars Battlefront: Mobile Squadrons (2009) iOS and Android.
  • Star Wars Battlefront: Elite Squadron (2009) PlayStation Portable and DS.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Star Wars Battlefront II 4 years ago. It was re-examined by Ben Kendall and updated 3 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is an Action and Shooting game with Adventure and Narrative elements. You can play with 1 to 2 players in the same room or as a 64-player online game. Battlefront II (2017) 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.

Star Wars: Battlefront Classic Collection features 64-player online multiplayer and 2-player local co-op play, with cross-play across console generations only (ie. PlayStation 5 players can play with PlayStation 4 players, but not Xbox, PC, or Switch players).

 
You can play this game in the following styles:

DurationDuration

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

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Star Wars Battlefront II (2017) 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.

Star Wars: Battlefront Classic Collection is rated PEGI 12 for Moderate Violence.
 
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.

Star Wars: Battlefront Classic Collection is also rated ESRB TEEN for Violence.

Skill Level

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.

Account Rating

  • You need PlayStation Plus to play online with PlayStation 3.
  • 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 Nintendo Online, but can then create accounts for children of any age to play online with Nintendo Switch.
  • 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 or PlayStation 5.

CostsCosts

Star Wars Battlefront II usually costs £28.99 to £34.99.
 

STAR WARS: Battlefront Classic Collection

XBox Store Xbox X|S £29.24
Switch Store Switch £31.49
Steam Store PC £29.33
PlayStation Store PS5 £28.99

Star Wars Battlefront II

Steam Store PC £34.99
XBox Store Xbox One -
PlayStation Store PS4 -
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.
  • You need a subscription to play online:
    • You need Xbox Live Gold to play online with Xbox 360.
    • You need to purchase a Nintendo Online subscription to play online with Nintendo Switch.
    • You need to purchase a PlayStation Plus subscription to play online with PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5.
    • You need to purchase a Xbox Live Gold subscription to play online with Xbox One or Xbox Series X|S.
 
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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DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 21/09/2004, updated in 2024

Out Now: PC, PS3, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox 360, Xbox One and Xbox X|S

Skill Rating: 13+ year-olds

Players: 1-2 (64 online)

Genres: Action, Shooting (Adventure and Narrative)

Accessibility: 1 feature

Components: 3D First-Person and 3D Third-Person

Developer: EA DICE (@EA_DICE)


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