Dive into the Star Wars universe as you battle through some of the most iconic settings set within the Star Wars universe, from the Clone facility on Kamino to Star killer Base and so many more memorable locations.
Star Wars Battlefront 2 spans all of the three eras from the prequel, classic, and new trilogy. with an epic story which bridges the gap from the end of Return of the Jedi through to the beginning of The Force Awakens and allows you to re-live some of biggest battles in the Star Wars universe in some of the most stunning battlegrounds seen to date.
As Battlefront 2 is an enhanced game i was expecting vast improvements over its predecessor and boy i was not disappointed, the graphics are out of this world with great use of particle effects from when the sparks come off a stormtroopers helmet when you shoot him in the head, to enhancing the visuals effects of ingame explosions.
Visually, Star Wars Battlefront 2 creates a rich and living environment to play through with some lovely attention to detail from levels such as the debris field of the death star above Endor, but also the improved weather conditions on maps such as Hoth as you charge down the rebel base, but it’s the lighting effects from explosions or sunlight piercing through gaps in buildings, even the glow of your lightsaber as it reflects of surfaces within the corridors of Starkiller Base which shows how the light interacts with the environment is superbly done.
On top of the visuals, Battlefront 2 authentically creates the sounds associated with the game from the weapon sounds of your blasters which are distinctive enough between Han Solo’s trusty sidearm to the ones carried by stormtroopers and the lightsabers of Luke skywalker and Kylo Ren each having their own unique sound. This can be said with the ships a Tie Fighter sounds like it should, while the clanking of the AT-ATs is spot on. The only downside is probably some of the voice overs which aren’t done by the actors in the movies and most of them are great impressions but it’s only the odd one such as characters like Princess Leia that just seem to be a bit off.
Getting into the game the introduction of a story campaign which i can say without giving to much away is very fulfilling, it has a decent length and set over many locations some unique and some from the movies. The campaign sees you take a role as the leader of an elite Stormtrooper squad called Inferno as the empire tries to regroup after the destruction of the Second death star, there are plenty of twists and turns and you get to play the game with some iconic characters throughout the campaign rather than to one specific character creates a nice touch and freshens up the game level by level.
On top of the campaign there’s an extensive multiplayer mode, which has a great variation of modes ranging from objective based games to a deathmatch style type of game.
Galactic Assault – covers huge maps with up to 40 players online and combines ground assault elements as well has fighter & Ground Vehicle support such as speeders and Tong tongs on Hoth to the Battle tanks of the droid army on Naboo. This mode is objective based where you have to prevent the droid army from storming the cloning facility on Kameno or attacking as the imperial army as it storms the rebel base on Hoth.