Great shooter game, but no blood or over-the-top violence!
STAR WARS Battlefront II is the best game I've ever played and I highly recommend it.
Okay for ages 11 and up, no over-the-top violence or blood.
Plenty of offline content for those players without internet.
Great graphics and audio, it makes it feel as if you are watching a Star Wars movie. Great game-play and easy to pick up for players new to shooter games.
If you're thinking 'this is a shooter game, it won't be appropriate', then maybe you should think again because depending on your child's age, it may be okay as there is no blood and no over-the-top violence. (There is also no swearing, drinking, smoking etc.)
When Battlefront II was first released, a large part of the game revolved around spending real money to purchase heroes, star cards etc. but since it's launch, EA has removed almost all of the 'pay-to-win' aspects of the game. The only things now that can be purchased using money are skins, although most people will not care about these, and, if these are really important a special edition of Battlefront II (called Celebration Edition) can be purchased for around $20AU and unlock ALL appearances, poses and emotes.
Most people that have already been exposed to shooter games will be able to pick up Battlefront II immediately, and if this is their first time, they will probably pick it up in no time, with relatively simple controls.
The graphics are also ABSOLUTELY AMAZING and a lot of the time it actually looks and feels like you're watching a Star Wars movie. The audio is also perfect and plays a big part in creating a realistic Star Wars environment, so I recommend using headphones (or else just turning up the volume on your TV).
There is also PLENTY of offline content if you usually don't have internet (like me) including Campaign mode (a game following the story of Iden Versio, the commander of an elite special forces team called Inferno squad. Campaign mode has about 20-30 hours of gameplay depending on how many times you have to replay levels). Also for offline players is Aracde mode, which has an endless number of battle scenarios (or you can create custom battles) against AIs. These battles are also fully customisable so you can change the location, planet, no. of AI team members, difficulty etc. Finally for offline, there is Spilt-screen co-op mode which enables two players to play on one TV screen. This is great for when friends come over as it allows the two players to either co-operate and talk to each other while trying to find an enemy base, eliminate enemies or go head to head in a duel. (If you are playing split-screen, you will need two controllers).
I hope this review helped you make a decision about whether or not this game is suitable for you or your child.