Star Wars: Squadrons Reviews

Star Wars: Squadrons is ranked in the 79th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
Eurogamer
Top Critic
Recommended
Oct 5, 2020

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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PC Gamer
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83 / 100
Oct 3, 2020

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

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Tom Marks
Top Critic
8 / 10.0
Oct 1, 2020

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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8 / 10.0
Oct 6, 2020
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Metro GameCentral
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8 / 10
Oct 5, 2020

An unexpectedly involved space combat simulator that manages to replicate the thrills of the 90s X-Wing and TIE Fighter games with surprising clarity – and an excellent VR mode.

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GamesRadar+
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Oct 1, 2020

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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8.3 / 10.0
Oct 1, 2020

The single-player campaign teaches you the ropes, but achieves little else. Multiplayer is always fun and is exactly what it needs to be to wow Star Wars fans

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Edmond Tran
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7 / 10
Oct 13, 2020

Involved flight mechanics and the pure joys of dogfighting fill Star Wars: Squadrons with plenty of highlights, even if its campaign and multiplayer experiences can leave you wanting.

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Polygon
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Unscored
Oct 1, 2020

From inside my HTC Vive Pro, I feel totally immersed in the action. I'm surrounded by cockpits that look just like they do in the classic films. My ears are filled with familiar Star Wars sounds that I can immediately recognize, and Squadrons' excellent binaural audio brings it to life all around me. I can look in any direction, moving my head as fast as I want without the game struggling to keep up with me. Even while boosting, rolling, and turning to keep a bead on other players during multiplayer, I always felt in control.

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Kotaku
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Unscored
Oct 2, 2020

Star Wars: Squadrons is good. For folks who have been wanting a Star Wars game all about X-wings and dogfighting, you’ll more than likely be happy with what’s on offer in Squadrons. Bugs and some multiplayer issues prevent it from being a totally smooth experience, but I’d still highly recommend Squadrons to anyone who thinks it sounds fun to moonlight as a hotshot Star Wars pilot.

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USgamer
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Oct 2, 2020

Star Wars: Squadrons is a slim but highly enjoyable revival of the classic LucasArts space sims. It's hampered by a limited number of maps, and its signature Fleet Battles are a bit of a drag, but its moment-to-moment combat is sheer delight. With a solid single-player campaign and above-average VR implementation, Star Wars: Squadrons is the multiplayer space combat game we've wanted since the days of X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter.

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8.5 / 10.0
Oct 11, 2020

When all is said and done, Star Wars: Squadrons is a truly awesome (and I use this word with the classic definition of "inspiring awe") experience for anyone looking for an arcade space shooter. For fans of the universe or anyone with a VR headset, it's a must-play. Sure, it has shortcomings in the single-player and it may not be as "hardcore" of a simulator as some were hoping for, but what Motive has delivered here is more than just a strong foundation. I genuinely hope they build off of it moving forward, either with updates or sequels, because it's hard not to love everything they've built.

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Oct 4, 2020

Star Wars: Squadrons is a flawed homage to flight sims of decades past. It’ll be a dream come true for fans of the X-Wing and Rogue Squadron series. It’s the type of Star Wars game that seemed to be extinct. It’s a niche title that highlights the fantastic starfighters of the franchise.

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8 / 10.0
Oct 10, 2020

Star Wars Squadrons is 'the little gift' that fans of the franchise have the opportunity to enjoy. It has great accessibility and a good number of ships to get on board. This title climbs to incredible heights under the use of a virtual reality device. Despite its flat story, this title offers a solid multiplayer experience, which manages to greatly extend the longevity of the game.

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8 / 10
Oct 5, 2020

Star Wars Squadrons has taken an impressive first step in revitalising the Star Wars fighter pilot game. With a tale that feels like a genuine part of the galaxy far, far away, and space combat that gives you the tools to be an X-Wing or TIE fighting ace. Whether you're on the light or the dark side of the force, this is a game that Star Wars fans need to play.

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79 / 100
Oct 1, 2020

Squadrons faithfully delivers Star Wars space combat experience, but it lacks more variety in game modes, starships and levels. The whole game is VR compatible, which makes it one of the best experiences we had with this technology.

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8 / 10
Oct 1, 2020

Star Wars: Squadrons manages to stand out by not trying to be larger than life. Simultaneously a franchise cash-in and love letter to the classic LucasArts PC space combat games of the 1990s, Squadrons sticks to its mission and comes out the other side of a warp-speed jump successfully.

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8 / 10.0
Oct 5, 2020

An incredible experience in terms of immersion to feel like a pilot of the galaxy far, far away, especially with HOTAS and VR. It is a bit lacking in game modes in the multiplayer part.

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9 / 10.0
Oct 1, 2020

An extremely good new entry for the Star Wars franchise. An excellent game with three great game modes.

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Alex Donaldson
Top Critic
Oct 1, 2020

Squadrons feels like more than the sum of its parts. Most importantly, it does exactly what it set out to do – and does it very well indeed. It’s EA’s smallest-scale console Star Wars title yet – but also its best

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