Star Wars: Squadrons

Electronic Arts, Motive Studios

Strong Man
OpenCritic Rating
79
Top Critic Average
78%
Critics Recommend
Based on 100 critic reviews
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Star Wars: Squadrons

Rating Summary

Based on 100 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

79

Top Critic Average

78%

Critics Recommend

Based on 100 critic reviews
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Star Wars: Squadrons Reviews Summary

Summary: Star Wars: Squadrons isn't the epic Star Wars tale found in the rest of the franchise's games, but it is still a lot of fun and perfectly delivers what it sets out to do.

Fantasy Fulfilled

In both gameplay and style, players live out the starfighter pilot fantasy.

Fun, Challenging Gameplay

Squadrons has great controls, solid VR support, a fun campaign, and just enough game modes.

Wanting More

Many critics felt this was a nice launching off point, but were left wanting more.

General Information

Available on:PCOct 2, 2020
Xbox OneOct 2, 2020
PlayStation 4Oct 2, 2020

Developer: Motive Studios

Publisher: Electronic Arts

Genres: Action, Vehicle Combat

Master the art of starfighter combat in the authentic piloting experience STAR WARS™: Squadrons. Buckle up and feel the adrenaline of first-person multiplayer space dogfights alongside your squadron. Pilots who enlist will step into the cockpits of starfighters from both the New Republic and Imperial fleets and fight in strategic 5 vs. 5 space battles. Modify your starfighter and adjust the composition of your squadron to suit varying playstyles and crush the opposition. Pilots will triumph as a team and complete tactical objectives across known and never-before-seen battlefields, including the gas giant of Yavin Prime and the shattered moon of Galitan. Take control of starfighters such as the X-wing and TIE fighter. Customize loadouts and cosmetics, divert power between weapons, shields, and engines, while immersing yourself in the cockpit. Learn what it means to be a pilot in a thrilling STAR WARS™ single-player campaign set after the events of Return of the Jedi. Seen from alternating perspectives between two factions, iconic and emerging leaders on both sides are battling for the galaxy. The New Republic fights for freedom. The Empire demands order. We need you to join the galaxy’s finest. - All Wings Report In – Plan skirmishes with your squadron in the briefing room before taking off to the evolving battlefields across the galaxy. Compete in intense 5 vs. 5 multiplayer dogfights or unite with your squadron to tip the scales in monumental fleet battles. Together, you’re the galaxy’s finest. - Master Legendary Starfighters – Take control of different classes of starfighters from both the New Republic and Imperial fleets – including the agile A-wing and the devastating TIE bomber. Modify your ship, divert the power between its systems, and destroy your opponents in strategic space dogfights. - Live Your STAR WARS Pilot Fantasy – The cockpit is your home. Use its dashboards to your advantage and – with just a thin hull of metal and glass between you and the perils of space – feel the intensity of combat from a first-person perspective. Take off in thrilling multiplayer modes and a unique single-player STAR WARS story, which covers a key campaign near the conclusion of the Galactic Civil War. - The Mission is Clear – STAR WARS: Squadrons is a fully self-contained experience from day one, where you earn rewards through play. Climb the ranks and unlock new components like weapons, hulls, engines, shields, and cosmetic items in a clear path for progression that keeps gameplay fresh and engaging.

Star Wars: Squadrons Critic Reviews

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IGN

8 / 10.0
Tom Marks

Star Wars: Squadrons' single-player campaign tells an entertaining story, while its flight controls hit a sweet spot between accessibility and nuance – and it's made even better by VR and HOTAS support.

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Star Wars: Squadrons delivers on great dogfighting, even when its campaign doesn't live up to its full potential.

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Eurogamer

Recommended
Eurogamer

An immersive space sim that's dazzling in VR, Squadrons provides an exhilarating multiplayer experience, even if the story feels pedestrian.

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GamesRadar+

Star Wars: Squadrons offers an exhilarating take on dogfighting in a galaxy far, far away, which helps elevate a functional single-player story and provides a strong foundation for a focused multiplayer experience.

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Audience Reviews

9 / 10.0
I grew up playing Xwing Tie Fighter on a 386. I’ve been waiting for something close for years and am really enjoying this. The customization options are fun and I can only imagine the other game modes that could be introduced in the future. I do not have VR yet but would love to try that as well. I play with an xbox controller on pc.

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OpenCritic Coverage

Star Wars: Squadrons Will Support Flight Sticks on PS4 and Xbox One

Star Wars: Squadrons Will Support Flight Sticks on PS4 and Xbox One

It as been revealed that flight sticks will work on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of Star War: Squadrons

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New Star Wars: Squadrons Gameplay Will be Shown at gamescom's Opening Night Live

New Star Wars: Squadrons Gameplay Will be Shown at gamescom's Opening Night Live

It has been announced that Star Wars: Squadrons will be shown off as a part of gamescom's Opening Night Live

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Star Wars: Squadrons Will Not Come to Next-Gen Consoles as an Upgrade

Star Wars: Squadrons Will Not Come to Next-Gen Consoles as an Upgrade

Star Wars: Squadrons will only be available on the PS5 and Xbox Series X through backwards compatibility

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Star Wars: Squadrons Director Explains the Game's Price Point

Star Wars: Squadrons Director Explains the Game's Price Point

Star Wars: Squadrons' $40 price point has been explained by the game's director

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