Star Wars Battlefront
Top Critic Average
Battlefront's multiplayer-centric action is stylish and refreshingly simple, although it can feel more stunted than streamlined.
Star Wars Battlefront captures the essence of Star Wars beautifully, harnessing the most exciting and memorable pieces of the universe for a unique and spectacular combat sandbox. Aside from awkward performances and a poor original score, Battlefront is a master class in aesthetic authenticity. Beyond a few essential modes built for casual competition, however, Battlefront is unfocused, relying on excess game types to compensate for an absent single-player campaign.
Brilliantly captures the look and feel of classic Star Wars, but beneath its cinematic flair lies a pretty generic multiplayer shooter.
One of the best-looking video games ever made and although relatively shallow the spectacle and excitement of the Star Wars universe comes across superbly well.
A beautiful recreation of Star Wars, and a solid if simple shooter. This is a game you'll love intensely albeit for a short space of time.
Star Wars' battles have never looked or played this well, but the thrills grow repetitive quickly
Star Wars Battlefront shooter brings grand spectacle to the iconic sci-fi universe, but the overall experience wears thin with time.
Battlefront trades complexity for accessibility
Slick production values, solid controls, and tons of fan service can't make up for mediocre progression and a lack of content.
It's a fun multiplayer take on star Wars despite repetition and a small number of locations.
In some ways, Star Wars: Battlefront is a pleasant surprise. It feels so much more polished than it did at E3, and the effort that DICE has put into the visuals pays off in one of the best-looking games of the year. But every facet of the game is hurt by the lack of variety in the environments, vehicles, weapons, and even enemies. It's a startlingly limited package made more disappointing by the fact that the actual gameplay is really fun. It may reach its potential in a year; but for now, it's one more potentially great game sabotaged by what appears to be a cynical marketing plan.
Right now, it's bigger than life, feels good while you're enjoying it, but is somewhat disappointingly hollow.
Star Wars Battlefront feels authentic in many ways, but that authenticity is aggressively pursued at the cost of gameplay, and is often tacked-on. If you're in the mood for a relatively shallow shooter with caveats you likely won't be disappointed, but I wish that DICE had a little more time to polish it and add more substance.
Undeniably, if you're a Star Wars fan, Battlefront remains one of the year's most essential purchases – and you can probably add an extra point to the score below – but you will have to rely on, and invest in, DICE's future plans for it to be an experience you'll return to time and time again.
What you get out of Star Wars Battlefront depends entirely on what you expect from it. If you're looking to capture that feeling of playing in a beautifully-realized Star Wars sandbox, albeit one lacking variety and depth, EA DICE nails it. If you're looking for a shooter stacked with substance, engrossing character progression, and endlessly addictive gameplay to sink your teeth into for the months ahead, Star Wars Battlefront misses the mark.
Star Wars: Battlefront is everything a Star Wars fan could want. The game's locations feel iconic, complete recreations of the beautiful settings introduced to us in the movies. But the game's casual attitude towards weapons, and the limited number of locations to explore make Star Wars: Battlefront sizzle out far too early. Top that with an exorbitant DLC offer, which features content that feels like it could be in the base game, and EA has already done a great job of freezing Star Wars: Battlefront in carbonite before it's even had a chance to live a fulfilling life.
Fast, immediate, spectacular, solid. Star Wars Battlefront is the "casual" multiplayer shooter "casual" everyone expected. And basically this is also its greatest limitation.
Review in Italian | Read full review
EA and DICE’s revival of Star Wars Battlefront struck all the right tonal and atmospheric chords. The polished visuals and attention to detail is impressive and the gameplay is smooth and exciting. However, the game lacks content and would have benefited from including the season pass in the core game from the start.
Review in Arabic | Read full review
Beautiful but lacking in content, Star Wars: Battlefront has the potential to please Star Wars fans, it's just a matter of for how long.
Accessible, well made and full of really, really cool moments, it's hard not to love it. Add in a perfectly crafted Star Wars dressing and an impressive amount of cinematography and you have my favourite multiplayer shooter in years.