The Force was reawakened for this classy series reboot
Instead of making a sequel to 2005’s Battlefront II, EA decided it would be better to just reboot the franchise and start again. To help it do so, the publisher brought in the talented developers at DICE, which you’ll surely know from its insanely popular Battlefield series.
As a result, 2015’s Battlefront is an absolute blast to play, however it does lack a single-player campaign, instead opting to focus on battles that take place throughout the StarWars canon – such as the crucial battles on Hoth or Endor. Later DLC packs were made available and feature a fierce battle on Jakku (an event that’s referenced in TheForceAwakens), as well as skirmishes in Cloud City, the Death Star and on Scarif, which features heavily in the movie RogueOne.
What makes this game stand out from other StarWars battle sims is its impressive audio design, something which was iterated on for Battlefront’s sequel that arrived in 2017. Much like the ‘classic’ Battlefront games, you can play as heroes like Han Solo and Luke Skywalker, and take part in intense space battles. These dogfights are particularly thrilling and where we spend most of our time playing the game. n
“What makes this game stand out from other battle sims is its impressive audio design”
ABOVE Endor is just one of the many famous battle locations to feature. BELOW Intense dogfights between X-wings and TIE fighters are thrilling.
ABOVE Going over to the Dark side to besiege the Rebel base on snowy Hoth was just one highlight.