Winner of over 50 awards including Best of Show at E3, Eurogamer Expo, and Tokyo Game Show, Star Wars Battlefront is here and is ready to dazzle Star Wars fans from around the globe. DICE, the award-winning developer of the Battlefield franchise, and world renowned Lucasfilm have set out to give fans what they have been clamouring for so many years. Star Wars Battlefront is the first game in a 10 year agreement between Lucasfilm and Electronics Arts that will see the development of top quality AAA Star Wars games.
Set during the time of the original Star Wars trilogy, you’ll live out the epic battles between the Rebellion and the Empire in a way that only DICE and Lucasfilm can deliver. With the marketing power of Electronic Arts, a re-energized Stars Wars brand, and a new generation of consoles, Star Wars Battlefront fulfills the epic Star Wars battle fantasies that fans have been dreaming about for years.
Here are three reasons why Star Wars Battlefront is the best Star Wars video game to date.
- A straightforward game that is fun to play
One of the best things about Star Wars Battlefront is that just about anyone can pick up and start playing it. Many of today’s shooters have added a level of complication that deters those looking just to play the game for fun. You won’t find weapon attachments, perks, REQ systems or killstreak rewards in Star Wars Battlefront.
Additionally, vehicles and powerful weapons are spread throughout the battlefield for everyone to discover and use. You’ll find that weapons have unlimited ammo that are governed by a cool down system, so that you can’t go crazy and terrorize everyone on the whole map. In a nutshell, Star Wars Battlefront is a game that is fun and accessible to all ages.
- Multiplayer fun
One of the best aspects of Star Wars Battle Front are the competitive multiplayer modes. With modes ranging from 40 player epic battles, complete with AT-ATs, TIE Fighters, and Speeder Bikes to 8 player skirmishes there is something that everyone can enjoy. In all, there are nine different online only multiplayer modes in Star Wars Battle Front.
Walker Assault, my favourite online multiplayer mode, gives you the option to play as either a member of the Rebels or the Empire. As a member of the Rebels, your goal is to activate and maintain as many communication uplinks as possible. In turn, this allows you to call in Y-wing bombing runs, the longer you maintain the uplink stations the more Y-wings are called in, thus making the AT-ATs vulnerable.
Conversely, if you play for the Empire your goal is to stop the Rebels from activating the uplink stations. If you can prevent them from activating the uplink stations or take them offline then they cannot damage your AT-ATs. Just look at the video below and you will see why Walker Assault is my favourite online multiplayer mode. Totally awesome!
- The most authentic Star Wars film adaptation to date
From the very beginning, DICE’s vision was to make a game for Star Wars fans of all ages, and they did just that. With full access to the Lucasfilm archives, DICE used the original film props, vehicle models, and sound recordings to develop the assets that are used in Star Wars Battlefront.
You’ll find some of the most recognizable planets from the original Star Wars trilogy contained in Star Wars Battlefront. Battles take place across the icy planet Hoth, Tatoonine the home world of Luke Skywalker, the distant planet of Sullust, and Endor the home planet of the adorable Ewoks.
Star Wars Battlefront contains a total of six iconic original Star Wars trilogy heroes and villains that you can play as and control. Play as Luke Skywalker and deliver punishing Force Pushes and Saber Rushes, or play as the mysterious and deadly bounty hunter Boba Fett and take out your enemies with a powerful rocket barrage. Star Wars Battlefront has the ultimate collection of Star Wars characters to choose from!
With the immersive and flexible Frostbite 3 engine, DICE gives fans a truly authentic Star Wars game complete with breathtaking visuals, astonishing sound that completely immerses you in the Star Wars universe.
Star Wars Battlefront is a game that appeals to every type of Star Wars fan and is a dream come true for many. It’s easy to see why Star Wars Battlefront is the best Star Wars video game to date, it’s simple yet fun, has amazing multiplayer modes, and is the most authentic Star Wars adaptation to date.
If you’re looking to get the Star Wars fan in your life a gift, then pickup Star Wars Battlefront today—it’s a sure fire winner.
Platform: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Genre: Action, shooter
Modes: Single-player, multiplayer
ESRB Rating: T (Teen)