Parents' Guide to

Star Wars Battlefront

By Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Though sci-fi combat can be repetitive, this game's a blast.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 10+

Based on 33 parent reviews

age 10+

Very good game

I was a little skeptical at first letting my 10 year old play this, but once I saw it, it was great. It has violence, but also has great role models and a good message. It shows to fight for what you believe is right. I am also a big Star Wars fan, and my son loves it!
age 10+

Very good game

I was a little skeptical at first letting my 10 year old play this, but once I saw it, it was great. It has violence, but also has great role models and a good message. It shows to fight for what you believe is right. I am also a big Star Wars fan, and my son loves it!

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (33 ):
Kids say (175 ):

This fast-paced, large-scale shooter is a really good game that looks great and sounds even better, thanks to extraordinarily epic music and sound effects. It's accessible, and the controls feel right. The massively multiplayer battles are a blast, especially in modes such as Cargo (capture-the-flag), Heroes vs. Villains, Blast (Team Deathmatch), Fighter Squadron, and Walker Assault. There's a good amount of variety in characters, weapons, vehicles, locations, and modes. So, what's the problem?

Despite a lot of variety, after a couple of hours of gameplay you might feel like the magic is wearing off. Battles sequences can be repetitive and redundant. There are very few weapon upgrades, and the secondary weapons aren't worth writing home about. Some modes aren't well conceived, executed or balanced. A few technical bugs remind you it's a game, and the voice acting isn't really so hot. But seriously, Star Wars Battlefront is fun. Casual Star Wars fans will think this game's the bomb. Hard-core shooter fans will likely think it's shallow -- trading depth for breadth -- which isn't inaccurate. Despite its watered-down gameplay (that would only be a B-grade experience without the awesome Star Wars lore), gamers should fall for the charm in one of the best Star Wars games to date.

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