Star Wars™ Battlefront™ - Xbox One

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Overview

What's Included


  • Star Wars Battlefront

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
91% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (2925 out of 3220)

Product Details


  • Publisher: EA
  • Platform: Xbox One
  • Genre: First Person Shooter
  • Release Date: 11/17/2015
  • Edition: Standard Edition

Synopsis


The ominous thud of an AT-AT stomping down. Rebel forces firing blasters. Imperial speeder bikes zipping by. Intense dogfights between squadrons of X-wings and TIE fighters filling the skies. Immerse yourself in the epic Star Wars™ battles you've always dreamed of and create new heroic moments of your own in Star Wars™ Battlefront™.

Fight for the Rebellion or Empire in a wide variety of multiplayer matches for up to 40 players, or in exciting challenges inspired by the films available solo, split-screen or through online co-op. Star Wars™ Battlefront™ combines this epic action on a galactic scale with stunning visual recreations of some of the most iconic planets, weapons, characters, and vehicles in the Star Wars universe and the original sound effects from the films, to give Star Wars fans the ultimate, authentic and immersive interactive experience they've been looking for.

Features


The Most Immersive and Photorealistic Interactive Entertainment Experience

Visit classic planets from the original Star Wars™ trilogy, detailed with an unprecedented amount of realism and sense of authenticity that will transport you to a galaxy far, far away

Experience amazing digital replicas of the original Star Wars movie models, brought to lifelike fidelity by DICE's use of photogrammetry technology

Ground-based Combat on a Galactic Scale

Engage in epic battles on iconic planets including Hoth, Endor, and Tatooine. Also, bring the fight to the previously unexplored planet, Sullust.

Pilot a diverse set of ground-based vehicles including nimble speeder bikes, massive AT-ATs, and more

Master the Battlefront with Iconic Star Wars Characters

Play as some of the most memorable characters in the Star Wars universe including Darth Vader and Boba Fett

Encounter a variety of beloved characters from the original trilogy such as C-3PO and R2-D2

Take to the Skies in Epic Star Wars Dog Fights

Pilot the Millennium Falcon, X-wings, TIE fighters, and more of your favorite vehicles in exhilarating aerial combat

Made for Jedi and Padawans Alike

Battle alongside your friends online or in offline split-screen Co-op mode

Seamlessly swap between 1st person and 3rd person views

STAR WARS © & TM 2015 Lucasfilm Ltd. All rights reserved. Game code and certain audio and/or visual material © 2015 Electronic Arts Inc.



Overall customer rating

4.3
91%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Stuck on the fence?

    Posted
    BCrav
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Allow me to introduce you to Stan, Michelle and Zane, three very different gamers. After spending multiple hours playing Battlefront, they have differing opinions about Battlefront for a diverse set of reasons. Which one can you most relate to? Meet Stan. Stan is a hard-working guy who is totally focused on providing for his wife and two kids. Gaming used to be Stan's main hobby, but as his career and family has grown his gaming time has dwindled to a few limited hours per week (if he's lucky). Stan is also a massive Star Wars fan, never passing up the chance to watch one of the movies with his kids (who are also major fans) or to talk about the lore with his co-workers. When he first saw Battlefront's commercial a few months ago, he immediately became ecstatic about playing in his favorite Star Wars battles like in many of the older Star Wars games he remembers fondly. After picking up an X1 and getting started in Battlefront, Stan can't stop playing Battlefront when he does get his precious game time. He appreciates how easy it is to pick up the game and play. When Stan tried some of the popular shooters in recent years, he quickly grew overwhelmed at the various weapon perks, progression paths, challenges, etc., and loves that it has all been streamlined in Battlefront to be a simple list of unlockable weapons, in-game Star Cards and basic appearance options. One of his favorite things about Battlefront is that it's so easy to grasp he can play with his kids -- giving him a few extra hours each week to play his favorite mode, Walker Assault. There's no question in Stan's mind he made a great and fun investment. He and his family will be enjoying Battlefront for the foreseeable future. Meet Michelle. Michelle is an unashamed gamer, spending multiple hours each week on her PS4 in addition to other hobbies and her day job. While Michelle's game library consists of a variety of genres, she is no stranger to Shooters and regularly enjoys a decent KDR in Battlefield and Call of Duty. Being someone who grew up on Star Wars, she instantly remembered her fun early gaming days of Battlefront I&II on PS2 when she first read about DICE developing a Battlefront re-boot. She was excited, yet cautiously reserved, knowing the recent rocky trend of Shooters being Multiplayer-only focused with developers awkwardly balancing a $60 game with Season Passes/DLC. Still, she played the Battlefront Beta and was pleased with the simple gameplay. So pleased, she pre-ordered and continued to enjoy the full game upon release. While Michelle is comfortable with and can get wrapped up in the deep progression and customization of Shooters like Destiny and Call of Duty, 2014-2015's constant release of Shooters makes her find Battlefront's barebones approach very refreshing. She appreciates the arcade-like feel, and her past experience with Shooters made her quickly excel among other players online. Still, after a few hours she has a few concerns. Michelle doesn't like how there are only a few maps in the biggest modes, Supremacy and Walker Assault, despite there being 12 maps advertised and only more accessible on the smaller game modes. In addition, though she found several of the smaller modes like the Domination-esque Drop Zone and Heroes vs. Villains to be a blast, some of the other modes felt like tacked on derivatives with not much depth. Despite her concerns over the content being light compared to other recent Shooter releases, Michelle has no doubt she'll put 30-40 hours into Battlefront easily, even if it doesn't end up as her favorite Shooter of 2015. Meet Zane. Zane's only hobby is competitive gaming. He owns a PS4, X1 and a gaming PC that he frequently enjoys playing Counter Strike and Battlefield on. He has been in a competitive clan for a number of years that regularly practices multiple days (if not everyday) each week. Zane likes Star Wars, but isn't a major fan. He remembers loving the original Battlefront games, and upon seeing DICE's gameplay progress on the game, Zane instantly became skeptical. He felt it looked way too accessible, and he was very angry that DICE would alienate Single Player gamers by not including a complete Single-Player campaign. When the Beta came around, he only played a few hours before writing it off. There wasn't enough progression. There wasn't any deep way to customize your loadout, and Zane hated that if your blaster overheats you don't have a true Secondary to use in tight situations. Have I mentioned he felt he died too easily? Zane admits a skill gap is present, but it's not as precise or competitive as CoD or CS. When Battlefront released, he borrowed a copy from a friend and felt the same way. Engagements felt the same. Zane felt DICE really screwed the pooch on the amount of maps for the bigger modes. He was very happy to get back to his clanmates and wrecking kids in Black Ops 3, never looking back at Battlefront. ----- I hope you enjoyed my review and felt one of the above gamers were ones you could relate to in a way that shares your feelings on the game or will help in your decision to buy or not buy Battlefront. DICE built a multiplayer game that is designed to appeal to everyone, being as accessible as possible. By nature it will put off highly competitive, "hardcore" gamers. My review focuses on MP as I have not played any Survival Missions yet. Will update this when I get a chance to do so.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Lots of fun!

    Posted
    NOTW116NOTW
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Star Wars: Battlefront is a really fun game but has many annoying issues. The game has amazing graphics and incredible sounds. Everything from the look of the sparkling snow to the sound of blaster fire is stunning. The details in the game, however big or small, are a great addition to the already beautiful world. A few of them include an awesome aerial battle over Jakku, Ewoks and wildlife on Endor, and Jawas and wildlife on Tatooine. There are also a few easter eggs you can find around some of the maps. The game sounds really good. When you hear the beeping of a Thermal Imploder you get ready for one of the best sounds in video games. The blaster fire sounds great and so does the sizzle of the blaster when it overheats. The gameplay is simple and easy to grasp making it possible for the most casual gamers to play and enjoy. There are a total of 12 maps across 9 game modes in the basic game. You get 2 new maps and 1 new game mode in the free Jakku DLC. The February update introduced a new map for a total of 15 maps across 10 game modes. The February update also fixed some issues/bugs and made some changes to some of the weapons and star cards. With DLC and another update releasing in March 2015 you have more to look forward to in Star Wars: Battlefront. For the annoying issues this game has, the worst has to be the spawns. Whether you spawn really far away from your objective or you spawn right in front of or behind an enemy is super frustrating. As for balance in the games, when you join a game in progress you will usually end up joining a losing side that everybody left. So if you are someone who cares about your win/loss ratio this may be a bit of a problem for you. For the smaller game modes, 8v8 or 6v6, if you are playing alone you may find yourself up against a group of friends working together. Depending on your team you might be okay but when its small groups, friends working together and communicating can make a big difference. Partner spawning is a great feature when its available. Quite a lot of the time when I play my partner is unavailable because they are either in a vehicle or turret, in battle, or dead. This can be frustrating when you want to get back into the action quickly. When partner spawn is available it still isn't always the best option. You may die when you spawn because someone just called down an orbital strike or threw a grenade where your partner was standing. Sometimes your partner might have just spawned so partner spawning will still spawn you away from the battle. Worst yet is when you get stuck with a partner who just runs to the outside of the map and messes around the whole game. A few times while playing I got stuck between rocks or inside of things. This can be frustrating especially if you have a good kill streak going or if you are a hero/hero guard. There aren't that many maps per game mode so you will find yourself playing the same maps often. This is especially annoying on Supremacy and Walker Assault where you just switch sides on the current map after you win/lose the game. Hopefully with the updates and DLC there will be enough maps and modes to keep the game from getting stale too fast. Another big issue this game has is the bugs and glitches. Once I became Darth Vader on Hero Hunt and I glitched through the world and fell to my death. Also another annoying bug is some achievements/trophies don't unlock. On last issue is that the servers can sometimes be flaky. A few smaller complaints are not having the ability to adjust the music volume; you only having the ability to turn it on/off. I don't like the fact that the stormtroopers can remove their helmets. I understand the need for customization but I would rather have the option to change details on the stormtroopers vs them removing their helmets. A few things I would like to see in either updates or DLC would be new star cards such as, one that could make you run faster, one that would increase melee damage, and a rapid fire one. I would like to see more heroes added too such as, Chewbacca, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Yoda. I would also like to see the roll mechanic added from Star Wars: Battlefront II. Getting away from grenades and dodging laser fire isn't very easy without it. Another thing I would like to see added would be more customization options or more characters/skins. One more thing I would like to see added would be a 1v3 rancor fight. Either where someone controls the rancor against 3 stormtroopers/rebels or 3 storm/troopers against an AI rancor. It probably won't ever happen but I do hope to see a rancor somewhere in the game at least. Pros: - Its Star Wars! - Awesome Graphics/sounds Cons: - Bad Spawns - Not enough maps - Partner Spawn isn't always available - Lots of bugs/issues that need to be fixed - Servers can be flaky In conclusion, I have had a lot of fun with my time playing Star Wars: Battlefront. The game is beautiful and it sounds great. I wish there were more maps for my favorite game modes. I hope through updates and DLC there will be enough maps to keep me entertained for many more hours. I would recommend playing this game with friends if you can because it should give you an edge over your enemies. The bugs/glitches need to be addressed and fixed. Overall I am happy with my purchase and would recommend this game to any fan of star wars and causal shooters. 3 out of 5 Stars

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good game - potential to be great

    Posted
    moderata
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Battlefront is a good game by Shooter standards. It fits the bill nicely and is a great addition to the Star Wars game franchise (some recent installations in the film series video game catalog were less than desirable). Where it shines: Graphics: 10/10 - Visually this game is beautiful, the scenery makes you feel like you are right in the thick of it, and the active destruction on Endor when you make a tree fall by clipping it with laser fire adds to the visual impact. You can tell there was an emphasis on the aesthetic and it pays dividends. Controls: 8/10 - The game doesn't feel clunky or outdated in its approach to the classic shooter layout. It is an easy-to-learn shooter schematic. Multiplayer: 7/10 - The game handles multiplayer relatively well; I have only encountered a few games where it is stacked in favor of one team over another (those games were pretty stacked, 5 v 2, 8 v 3, etc) but all-in-all the matchmaking isn't awful and rosters are filled in a timely enough manner that most stacked situations are soon remedied. Vehicle combat: 8/10 - This is a great part of the game. It feels seamless to go from ground combat to air combat, and again the controls are easy enough to pick up. The slower you fly, the more energy is diverted to your weapons so they're more powerful. If it's speed you're after, you sacrifice firepower since more energy is diverted to your thrusters, it can make for some fun dogfights! 1st and 3rd person: 7/10 - This also feels seamless, simply press the down arrow on the D-Pad and you swap between 1st- and 3rd-person over-the-shoulder shooting. This allows you to see inside the cockpit of the classic fighters (X-Wing, A-Wing, TIE Fighter and TIE Interceptor) and also allows you to see inside the Millennium Falcon and Slave I when piloting those ships. There are some minor targeting issues when firing in 3rd-person on the ground, but all-in-all it still feels good to do. Where it can improve: Controls - melee specifically 3/10 - In a world where a lunging melee (or even moving melee) has become the standard, it feels strange to be sprinting up behind an opponent, hitting to melee them and missing because your character can't step forward one or two feet to complete the task at hand. It leaves you standing like a buffoon and in most cases can be the difference between living and dying, especially if your opponent has a DL-144 in their hand. When it registers the hit the melee is a nice added attack, especially in CQC, but it doesn't register often enough to be worthwhile in my opinion. Weapon versatility: 5/10 - There are certain guns in the game which are blatantly more powerful than others, which is fine in concept, except that sometimes it just doesn't make sense. There is a certain pistol players can unlock through either the purchase of the LE, or by grinding to rank 20 (or 25, I can't recall) and purchasing. The pistol I speak of is Han Solo's DL-144. This gun is insanely powerful: in some cases two hits are all that is needed to drop an opponent. Again, this is fine, until you find yourself being sniped by this gun. There are guns specifically created for long range combat in this game that are less accurate at range than Han's pistol. Therein lies the problem: the guns just don't feel worthwhile to use once you unlock that pistol. There are others which are fun to swap to, but you find yourself going back to that pistol. It's good for quick kills and doesn't overheat as fast as it's description implies. Single Player/Co-Op campaign: 6/10 - This isn't a complete bust, but it feels like they could've done more to immerse players in this aspect of the game. All said, this game is worth the purchase!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Five stars from a non die hard fan

    Posted
    Shawn

    I would have to say, EA got it right on this game. I have played the game for close to ten hours now and still have the itch to play it more. Here is a list of the things that made me give this five stars. -Graphics and worlds look amazing- gives a real authentic Star Wars feel. -Game modes- Battle Front has a very good variety of modes to play. All of which are fun to play alone or with some buddies. -Load outs- The system they have used with "cards" that you bring in a hand for each battle is a nice idea and works very well here. As you rank up and get more points you can purchase better items to help you on the battle field. Also some that give you short bonuses to use at certain moments to get good kills or take down a vehicle. -Customization and emotes- You have many options to change the head of your player and the higher ranks include a few different body pieces and alien heads. They gave a good amount of emots you can use just like in Destiny, they are funny at times but really pointless. -Vehicles- There are a pretty good amount of vehicle options that are in the movies. Flying was done very well and is a blast to get into dog fights. -Heros- Getting to play as Skywalker or Vader and more makes the moment very exciting. You feel like a bad man when you get on a mad kill streak taking down enemies. Best moment I have had is running into Vader while I was Skywalker, think most player enjoyed just watching it as well. Only con in this game for me is the Heavy Blasters. Seems players have grabbed on to the easiest gun to use and get easy kills with. Every game has an OP weapon but just way too many people using it. Again this game I would say is amazing. I am not a die hard Star Wars fan and this game has me hooked. My Halo and COD have taken a seat for a good amount of time while I continue to play this game. I would tell any gamer looking for something to sink their paws into to get this game. Adding this in so no one thinks I am with EA or paid review or something stupid like that. I also reviewed EA's NFS game and gave it two start, check it out please. If I was with EA or something I wouldn't have given another EA Game a bad review. This review is my personal opinion and I do think it is a five star game based on my interest and experience. Just like some people gave NSF a five star and I gave it 2... Its all opinions, don't let someones review decide on buying a game, you wont know until you try it if its something you will actually like or not.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Underwhelming

    Posted
    DSolisATX
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    This might be the most disappointing game that I've ever purchased. It's nowhere near as fun as the first two. First the good: The graphics are beautiful, great color and lighting. The scenery is everything you would expect on a next-gen platform. The sound effects are also a plus. On a nice set of headphones, you'll hear so many layers of sound, all crisp and rich. The physics are just OK. Playing as an FPS, it's a little clunky but good enough IMO. The new Survival mode is pretty fun, especially Co-op. I was pleasantly surprised to see this gametype. It's probably the best feature of this new version. The bad: There's really no campaign. The original didn't really have a story either, but there was at least an overall objective as you played through the various planets. Here, everything is divided into separate, unrelated Missions. Missions IMO is a misnomer here because there really is no mission other than to kill all enemies before you run out of allies. Solo play is boring. Even with Hero play, where you can play as Luke, Han, Leia, Darth Vadar, Boba Fett, and surprisingly Emporer Palpatine (Do you remember Emporer Palpatine being on the front lines for any of these battles? Me neither. But, he's still kinda fun to play.), gets kind of blah after a few play throughs. The maps are small, tiny compared to the first 2 Battlefronts. The scale of the battle is so much smaller and much less enjoyable. One of the big reasons is that there are no vehicles in Missions. The original series had vehicles available on the map, from Tie Fighters and X-Wings to full blown AT-ATs and AT-TEs. It was so much fun to jump into one of those and do battle on ground or in the air. This version is all on foot. Very boring, IMO. There's very little strategy to Missions, other than don't get killed. The original had you doing battle, but also had objectives on the map to capture. Capturing an objective gave you an additional spawn point. The more objectives you held, the greater the advantage to your side. Multiplayer is nothing special. Yes, the battles are larger scale, but still nothing more than the standard kill, gain XP, repeat. The unlocks aren't satisfying enough to keep going for more than a few days. Overall the game is disappointing because there's just not much to it. In a short period of time, I had covered all the game modes and without ever having a good reason to keep playing. Survival mode is the exception, but only in Co-op. I compared this game to the original quite a bit, but that's only because the original was so much fun. If you want to try it out, I'd wait until the price comes down which I think will be very soon.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Pretty but shallow

    Posted
    sechernbiw
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    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    If you love Star Wars, you will love this...for about half an hour. This is without a doubt the best looking and sounding Star Wars game ever, and one of the prettiest games of this console generation. But do not let the looks fool you. This game is as deep as a mudpuddle in the middle of the Sahara. The single player option consists of a handful of lazy, repetitive training missions. The multiplayer has some standard modes: A CTF; Walker Assault, which is reminiscent of Rush from BFBC2; Death Match. Some, like Heroes v Villains, could be good except for balance issues. The Dark Side heroes (Vader, Fett, Palpatine) are absurdly more powerful than the Light (Luke, Leia, Han) - the heroes rarely win this one. Fighter Squadron has potential, but ultimately is just as boring as anything else. Little variation in maps - all have features on the ground to zoom through while picking up health, but there are no maps with significant obstacles to fly around. No trench run. No Mon Cal cruisers or Star Destroyers to avoid and weave through. Worse, the hero ships that can be picked up (Falcon, Slave I) are even more over-powered than the heroes on the battlefield. It's possible that a good pilot can get into one near the beginning of a match and not get shot down. They plow through the air taking virtually no damage while killing ships in one or two shots. The dearth of interesting characters, modes, and locales is a clear decision by EA to milk the Star Wars fanbase for as much money as possible by releasing half a dozen waves of paid DLC. Do not buy this game. Borrow it, rent it, whatever. You'll probably soon be bored.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    ITS A TRAP

    Posted
    LikesReviews
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    So this is coming from a pretty big Star Wars fan. I have played Star Wars games since the mid 90s. Seeing a new Battlefront title made me excited. Don't let it fool you. Battlfront 1 and 2 are better than this game. Make no mistake. This game is beautiful. Absolutely gorgeous. The armor suites, the vehicles, the maps. All great. However I wish they would have spent even half the time they took on making it look good developing game play. There is no story mode, no space battles, no galactic conquest. For $60 you get online gameplay (that you have to pay for PS+ of Live for to get) and a handful of boring local missions that have no plot and glitch out (always fun playing survival and having probe droids stuck in walls and such). Its very annoying. As per the usual EA games, everything is online based. The first three weeks of the game EA's servers were down, so you paid $60 for nothing. Even local missions can't save locally. Super annoying. Should have figured though given EA's stance with other games. The season pass is also a joke. As of writing the season pass is $50 and so far hasn't been fleshed out with details. I know a lot of fans have already given another wad of money for unknown content, but I have been waiting to see if the new stuff is worth while. Its a beautiful game. But its worth more like $20 or $30. If you can get it cheap, you probably will enjoy it. If you want full price, wait a while and get the compulsory "Game of the Year" edition that will come out sometime later with all the DLC. Maybe it will make the $60 pricepoint worth it. Until then, I am already bored with my purchase.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Could Have Been WAY better!

    Posted
    Jared

    I'm a huge Star Wars fan as well as battlefront 2 fan! I honestly am very disappointed in this game. Unless you play online, the game is boring. First of all, no single player campaign....huge disappointment! Second, only including the original trigology and only having 4 planets to play on, the maps get old real fast. Third, unless you play online the game is useless. There are only a few different things you can do without playing online, with just 4 planets available. Meanwhile, online multiplayer is full of different modes and challenges but you can only play single player unless you are playing with a friend online. Even when you buy the DLCs you can only play them online and just one at a time, not all the maps altogether. I will say that graphically, the game is outstanding! Also the online modes are great and very fun, but I wish I could play them with a person using the same console at the same time. Once you buy the game then you pretty much have to pay to play online to make it fun and then you have to pay again to get the expansion packs to get new maps. Overall, just not worth that kind of money. I think with battlefront 2 they had the perfect game. It just needed to be updated graphically, add some more maps and game play modes, and then you pretty much have the perfect Star Wars game! Hopefully the next game Dice and EA makes is way better than this one!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend



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