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Star Wars Battlefront II - Xbox One

Model: 73532SKU: 5844800

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Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 2958 reviews

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  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Sadly, it's just broken, even past the scandal...

    Posted
    ScotR
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    It bums me out so much to write this, but this game is just not good. There has been a huge uproar about loot boxes and micro-transactions, and I'd say rightfully so, but even past that there are so many buggy and broken things in this game. The first Battlefront was a solid game that was fun but flawed, and was a great springboard for EA to fix the errors, add on cool new stuff and refine gameplay. This feels like a step backward in almost every single way sadly. The multiplayer system is skewed regardless of pay to win or not in favor of anyone who either A: has excess time to devote obscene hours to playing or B: Had the early release to devote time and level up or C: As just naturally better at this game. While you'd certainly expect these players to have higher numbers and be somewhat dominant... The system in place makes these players keep getting better and stronger exponentially faster than the majority of players, and they are given the tools and access to super characters every match to just absolutely ransack everyone else and keep those other players from advancing at an enjoyable rate. You see the drastic disparity every match in the stats. Outside of that, the Hero system is a HUGE step back, most of them play like tanks with miserable play control. The game is just generally buggy and glitchy. It's beyond slow to load and find matches, the downtime feels like it's almost as much as the up time playing. The graphics, while 99% of the time are beautiful, do have moments where you have to do a double take when you see an effect so bad it looks like something from the early 2000's. The matches themselves and level designs aren't as fun, and you spawn frustratingly far from the action every time. Lastly the campaign... Part of me loved parts of it, but generally it was a huge letdown. The story had interesting moments but not a lot of clarity and a huge cliffhanger. The hero levels were just awful, particularly the Luke level from gameplay to design. And then just the general gameplay. It was uninspired, boring, repetitive and enemies were unflinching laser blast sponges unless you land a headshot. Just a huge bummer for something I was so looking forward to. I'd love to trade it in for something else right now, but will have to wait till mid December for the free DLC that resolves the cliffhanger since I've invested this much time into it so far. As much as I'd really love to, I just couldn't recommend this to anyone as it stands, just way to flawed.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful Disaster

    Posted
    StarWarsFan

    This game has a pay to win business model, micro transactions have been removed but will return. When they do return hopefully the loot crates will only contain skins and irrelevant stuff that doesn’t contribute to pay to win. However, due to that business model being setup in the first place, the game is extremely unbalanced for multiplayer until you grind up your weapons, attachments, abilities, and so on to compete with players that spend all day playing the game. Casual gamers, this is for you, multiplayer will want you to throw the controller. The loot crates give you weapons and upgrades to your abilities that you must grind for to even get a dozen kills in multiplayer. One guy from a 40 player battle will win all 5 awards just because he has all the upgrades unlocked. Also, multiplayer load times take forever, respawn points put people behind you or right next to your team, and if you try to fly something be aware that someone with all the unlocks will likely shoot you out of the sky when you spawn in. Try to find what rank you are, it seems to be located in one place, the career section. It’s important to know the status of your gaming experience and when you can upgrade stuff, but it’s not available for you to see all the time. You look and look when it could just as easily been put up in the right hand corner. Additionally, the game has a campaign mode, but the campaign can be finished in roughly 3 hours. The campaign is very disappointing and feels mashed together. Some parts really feel good and exciting, but I think for it being so short it feels very rushed and has no depth of character. Let’s just say stuff changes quickly and next thing you know you’re like what just happened. Once you start getting the hang of it, then it’s over and it’s terrible how they put it all together. Super insane graphics and design. That is not the problem. Sound is amazing too! The game is beautiful and the flying battles are amazing even with the disadvantages and the unbalancing in multiplayer modes. If you do buy the game, just fork over the extra $20 for the deluxe, why? Oh, I forgot to mention the deluxe has pay to win stuff that would take you forever to grind for, so you might as well start off with something. Happy Holidays.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Do not listen to people

    Posted
    FA1T11

    If something I have learned in this life is that people complain about anything... One or two popular persons agree on an opinion that the XYZ game sucks and everybody follows blindly to do and say the same thing. People are moved by trends... like if they are some sort of animals acting by instinct. Use your reasoning. The game contains double of the content you found on the first one; one of the best graphics and gameplay we have seen in current generation consoles, all future content, characters, maps, etc. will be free, and yet people complain and say the game is terrible because the grind in the game to get a stupid gun is to much, and you need to pay for it if you wanted earlier.... That is just ridiculous! Same thing happened last year with COD IW. One of the most underrated video games in history. The game was hated with the reveal trailer that did not even show any gameplay. The best COD campaign in COD history with a great flow, not a single load screen, great acting, the best graphics from all COD, best movements and actions.... How can you say a game is terrible because jet-packs, and running through walls in Mars is not what you want..... again, acting like animals. Two or three popular people agreed on the opinion of boots on the ground and quickly a trend was created; hated without reason. Now COD WWII is having more online problems than with any other COD game, with content copied from other games, lots of load screen between missions, and content that looks like from a game of 2010 and I have not seen a sane reaction to that. Again... trends.... like animals.. "this is popular... lets jump to the current". Now reviewers like GameSpot, IGN, and other popular Youtube reviewers are acting like politicians... saying only what people want to hear. When the COD IW thing happened, a lot of youtube reviewers that gave a good score to the game removed their videos to prevent the stupid hate from people. That is something people do not talk about... This is now happening with almost all popular franchises. I bet that no matter how good God of War, The last of us 2, and many other AAA upcoming games will be, the same thing will happen... people will ignore all the goods things about the game, recline over a little flaw and overreact about it. THIS IS THE NEW TREND!!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Game Plays In Hyperdrive!

    Posted
    Wals
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    My review is only for the single-player campaign so please bear that in mind. The campaign is definitely better than the first game and is surprisingly lengthy at about 8-10 hours, depending on how fast you want to complete the game but the graphical beauty will be missed. I played the game on an XBOX One X on a 1080p TV and can imagine how awesome it would look on a 4K TV. Sometimes there is no time to take in the sights due to the frantic shootouts in space but it is still wonderful to see the fighters, ships and asteroids which need to be avoided so as to not crash into them. The planets look authentic and makes you think you're in a Star Wars movie. There aren't many items to locate say as the Far Cry series but upgrades to weapons are made by finding crates or opening them after completing missions and serves the purpose. They can also be purchased with real money but the game is enjoyable enough as is without having to spend more. There are other modes which I haven't tried yet such as an Arcade mode where you fight off the enemy on different planets and also a Starfighter assault mode which is similar. The multiplayer is where the game's strength lies and there is a wide choice of characters to choose from. I wouldn't know how good the servers are not having played in multiplayer. I wasn't going to get the game at first but Best Buy had a special deal so I took a chance and am glad that I did. It's not the deepest game like Fallout 4 but does provide the fun of being in a Star Wars setting. It's mostly based on use of the right weapon at the right time and the accuracy of your shooting. Your flying skills will also be tested and is exciting to be in space battles. If you have EA Access on your XBOX, you can download a trial version to preview the game which starts at the beginning of the campaign. It costs $4.99 for a month if you just want to check out a few games at first or get a year's subscription for about $30 which gives access to a lot of great games for the money.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A fun game, but not without it's issues

    Posted
    jquinones
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    I'm not getting into the look crate issue that created such a controversy before this game was even released. EA backed off of them (if only temporarily) and you'll have to decide whether you'll pay extra money to buy those crates or not if they ever do return. I want to address the game for what it is. First things first, it's absolutely gorgeous. Easily one of the most graphically impressive games I've ever seen. It's an overall fun first-person shooter set in the Star Wars universe. The single playing campaign is just OK. I feel it moves too fast and there are plot points that feel like they weren't thought through very well. It also moves really fast. And I'm not talking about it only lasting about 4-5 hours. I mean the story jumps from one scene to another where several years have passed and never really explains what's happened or changed in the world during that time. OK try, but still leaves much to be desired. Where this game really shines is in the multiplayer (loot crates aside). The maps feel authentic to the franchise and the game modes are fun. I never got the feeling that the gameplay feels repetitive even though you're doing many of the same actions over and over. Galactic Assault is also A LOT of fun. My one gripe with the multiplayer is that it can feel like a grind to unlock all of the characters.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great game, but buggy

    Posted
    Evlwevl
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    I am a huge Star Wars Wars fan and I’ve been playing Star Wars based video games since they were first released on PC. After playing Battlefront I years ago on my PlayStation, I decided to buy Battlefront II on both PS4 and then this enhanced version for my new XBox1X. I skipped the online multiplayer portion of the game and immediately started on with the campaign. Playing through various characters in multiple planet settings and battles brought me right back to the movie episodes I loved. The visuals are top notch and the rich immense atmospheric worlds pull you into the game. At the beginning of what is level 10 on planet Pillio, you get to play as Kyle Ren, unfortunately, the game usually locks up a few moments after it stops and my Xbox shuts off unexpectedly. After doing some research, it appears this is a situation that many people have encountered. I’ve read there will be updates that might fix the break but until then, I can still play all the chalyand multiplayer games. I would have given the game 5 stars but with the game breaking, I can never finish the campaign.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing

    Posted
    Schtuck
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    I'm a huge Star Wars fan and big supporter of DICE. The first Battlefront was short and kind of limited but was a fun game. Battlefront 2 is a big letdown for me. Controls are cumbersome, no online co-op for arcade or training (Really?) and the paywalls. The microtransactions have been a topic of debate lately, so much that they're not doing them (until a later date). Piloting vehicles was alot of fun in the first Battlefront. Now I need to have credits to unlock vehicles. I guess after playing for a long time I'll eventually accumulate enough credits but at that point will have moved onto another game? Give this game a rental to see if it's for you. As much as I want to love this game (I'll keep giving a chance) there's too many other games worthy of my time out right now.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    C'mon Man!!

    Posted
    Hitsuyoo
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    I know. I know. This game got a bad rap when it 1st released. With all of the loot box controversy. But in the end, that was ironed down to what should've been a solid game-play experience. Well, I can't speak for PS4 or PC versions, but the Xbox One version is so buggy, you'd be lucky to get it to load up the 1st time after powering on. Once you are able to play, however, it's not a bad game at all. I came for the story, so I Look forward to completing that before I move on to online multiplayer. Wish me luck. Still, I got it on sale and I'm still not that happy with it. I do like what story bits I have played through so far, so maybe there's a new hope around the corner. I don't recommend this if you're not a Star Wars fan and I barely recommend this to anyone else. Buy at your own risk.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Vader Claw.

    Posted
    Nitmare64
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    Star Wars Battlefront II has had quite a bit of bad press recently and most of it is deserved, but I will say that this new installment in the Battlefront series has seen some significant improvements over the last game and in my opinion this is a better game than its predecessor. The biggest improvements come in the combat side of the game. The combat has a lot more variety this time around and everything just feels more fluid. In fact the gameplay on the whole feels more fluid and responsive throughout and the variation in each mode is fantastic and this definitely keeps you coming back for more time and time again. Playing online is without a doubt the best way to enjoy this game and thankfully everything in multiplayer works and holds up really well. I will say though that the progression when playing online feels extremely limited and you only feel that you really progress if you pay for it. I was also disappointed with how long it takes to unlock the most iconic characters in the game, and the amount of grinding needed can be very frustrating.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Grind or pay

    Posted
    DarthSidious
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    Obviously you've heard all the bad headlines. I still went ahead and bought teh game because I am a HUGE Star wars fan. For all the flak the first game got I had a lot of fun playing it. I even bought the season pass. For my SWBF1 came down to one word...FUN... SWBF2 comes down to one word too...GRIND. The whole point of playing seems to be to accumulate credits and try to get better. And the rate of credit accumulation is ridiculously slow. Even worse, it doesn't make a difference if you're amazing and finish first with 50 kills or suck and finish last with 5...the credits gained will be approximately the same (there was one game when I finish first and I get 385 credits and a buddy in party finished last and got 380 credits so I'm speaking from personal experience here). The most ridiculous part about this socialized credit system is that it screws even those who Pay2Win. You could max our your cards and heroes and dominate a game...and your rate of credit earnings will STILL be the same.... EA totally messed this up. I don't have fun playing it and am going to trade it in once the campaign is done

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Best modern Star Wars Shooter

    Posted
    NS1234
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    I've always been a fan of Star Wars myself, knowing the lore, games and whatnot. This is a must buy for any Star Wars fan despite the controversy concerning microtransactions in today's gaming industry. Battlefront 2 has an amazing campaign which explores the rise of the First Order and other events such as the Battle of Jakku, allowing the player to pick up on the latest Star Wars movies and how some events came to be. Multiplayer wise, the gameplay is pretty fair as it allows players to complete objectives as 5 different classes which may either support other players or turn you into a juggernaut. The first 4 are basic troopers and the 5th class is either a reinforcement or hero/villain. Unfortunately, iconic characters such as Vader and Luke have to be unlocked by in game credits. In the end, you really can't go wrong with this game no matter what the reviews say about microtransactions. Personally, I have had little to no issues in the multiplayer when it comes to balance, even if players do rely on paying to win.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A fun escape

    Posted
    wilddean
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    I thoroughly enjoyed the campaign just finishing it recently. Yeah i'm slow my nephew beat it 2 weeks before me. The story line is solid n has moments that make you want to continue even if you've played for several hours just to see what's next. I am not an online player somI can't honetly comment on that feature but with solid controls n better flight controls I look forward to Battlefront3 n hope its campaign is longer. Like other games my one gripe about the new generation is the god awful load times. With seemingly full downloada (yes I could be wrong) you think load times would take seconds not minutes if not longer. Plus constant updates. Developers please trynto getnyour games finished before launch. Nothing more infuriating than to put a brand new game in n be told a updated is required and you will have to wait hours before you can play. Or step away from a game for 3-4mdays n have the update requirement pop up again n you can't play said game without the update.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Who has time for this?!

    Posted
    Ryan

    There is a grand total of 324 cards. Upgrading these will require a total of 155,520 crafting parts. This requires opening a grand total of 3,111 loot crates which will require 4,528 hours of game play. The 600 credits received from a hero crate is worth 27% the cost of a hero crate. This is equivalent to 30 crystals. To account for this, I reduced the cost of a hero crate from 110 crystals to 80 crystals. 12,000 crystals can be bought for $100. Opening the required 3,111 loot crates requires 248,880 crystals. If you only purchase $100 crystal packs, this will cost $2,100.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not as Good as the last one

    Posted
    Pooderman
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    They improved the graphics and controls, but forgot the most important thing, the gameplay. They made it more difficult to have friends join your group and play in your party. They made it way too easy for people to hack and run around and one-shot kill you from long distance with a pistol (not real) and leveling is a lot more difficult, unless you either know how to cheat or have cat-like reflexes. Playing on-line has become way to difficult anymore and a game like this just invites super hacks and players with extraordinary abilities. They need to make it where they pair like players with same abilities. Maybe ask them through a questionnaire what their play style is like before dropping them in a lobby. The campaign was fun and satisfying but way too short with little to no reward except for the mere fact of finishing. They really dropped the ball on this, just like the new movie; coincidence?

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    May the force be with you

    Posted
    Bruinator
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    This star wars battlefront in my opinion had a better campaign than the first one. The storyline tied in with after the death start explodes (Return of the jedi) and plays that empty role in time until it comes and meets the newer star wars (force awakens). It is fairly easy so you may be able to finish the game early. If that is the case they have an arcade mode that you can do solo quest challenges. They do have a new feature which is "cards" where you have to purchase crates to upgrade the characters in the game. If you do not have certain heroes (you are still able to play with them but are limited on their capabilities) unlocked you are not able to upgrade them. You need credits in order to pen crates which is available when you beat the campaign, do solo challenges or online. This is hard to obtain if you are not playing online. Overall really fun game and way better than the first battlefront.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Star Wars Shooter - different than the previous

    Posted
    TK421
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    Nice that the updates (DLC) are all free and they show their update roadmap on line. Content is unlocked by playing, not paying. The game feels different and offers a very different experience compared to SW Battlefront (1). Not in a good or bad way, just different. Faster. A little harder to aim, but with time you stop noticing. Decent single player campaign story line, but the AI is not very intelligent. Most players of all ages should easily advance through the campaign. Multi player has diverse scenarios - most of them fun in their own way. Now that this is often $20 or less, you cannot go wrong. The only downside is the people playing multiplayer seem to be mostly elite at this point. Or maybe I am just too old and slow.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fun FPS and more that's okay for younger kids

    Posted
    Ruby
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    I am a hard-liner about limiting my kids' exposure to (and time playing) video games in general. FPS games are especially concerning to me for their pervasive violence and focus on only one thing: killing. But this game has many elements of beloved Star Wars lore and various scenarios and missions, while avoiding any graphic gore. For better or for worse, I know I can't protect or keep my kids from playing violent video games their entire lives, so I find this to be a palatable introduction to the skills needed to play other games, while enjoying the chance to tie the action to fantasies including well-known characters.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A great and fun game regardless of the negativity

    Posted
    Kchangela
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    There’s a lot of recent negativity around the game. I get it, the progression system isn’t great and the loot crates are god awful but putting all that aside showed how much of a fun game Battlefront II is. I don’t have many hours in compared to other people and I can still do great against the people who probably are higher level and have better star cards than me. It’s loads of fun to play and it’s a gorgeous game for the Star Wars universe. It can be fun and competitive at the same time which is great for all types of players. I was skeptical at first and wanted to cancel my pre order but in the end I decided to keep it because I didn’t care about all the negativity that surrounds this game. There’s still a mass community that supports the game and I’m definitely one of them.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The Force is strong with this one

    Posted
    DuncanHawke
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    Absolutely love this game. Before getting in to multiplayer, diving in to the single player campaign gives you a interesting story with hours of action-driven gameplay and cinematic moments. Wish there more of it though. Where it really shines is in multiplayer. From galactic assault to heroes vs villains, it keeps you grounded in different eras of the Star Wars universe. It's lots of fun to be able to jump in and casually play the different modes and maps without having to deal with the grief that you get from other multiplayer games. It does feel a bit of grind after a while but the stunning and lifelike graphics makes it all worth it, specially if you are a Star Wars fan. Overall, highly recommended!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Pay to Win!?!

    Posted
    TheaterGeek
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    Company didn't spend much time with the campaign. It was easily completed within a matter of hours. Cut scenes and graphics are quite good and gives a little more back story to the Star Wars movies. I'm giving this a 3 star due to the online play. It seems like you have to play like forever and a day to get bonuses and rewards. Or, you can fork out and arm and a leg to buy them. I for one don't have the money or the time to invest in it. What this means is that your online experience can get very frustrating. You will face players that are over powered in the game (cause they spend a lot of money or time) and they run rampant. If you like seeing yourself die in multiple ways on a consistent basis, then this might be for you. It gets very repetitive and boring.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend