Battlefront 2 is a story of one Imperial special forces commander elevated by its graphics, sound effects, and musical score, marred by its voice acting and the fact it is developed by EA. Based on the events which transpire in The Last Jedi and The Force Awakens, the game is riddled with recognizable characters including Kylo Ren, Darth Maul, Iden Versio, Bossk, fan-favorite Boba Fett, Emperor Palpatine and Darth Vader on the dark side. They also have heroes including Rey, Yoda, Lando Calrissian, Chewbacca, Han Solo, Leia Organa, and Luke Skywalker.
What Is Star Wars: Battlefront 2?
Star Wars: Battlefront 2 tells a gripping, emotional story of a 30-year campaign. It is a bridge between the events of Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens. This multiplayer universe allows up to 40 players to fight as iconic heroes or villains in a vast variety of vehicles in space and on land. Galactic-scale space combat allows up to 24 players to engage in dogfights with 40 AI ships and defeat huge capital ships.
Battlefront 2 is the fourth major installment in the Battlefront series, the seventh game in the Star Wars series overall, and the sequel to the 2015 reboot.
From the musical score to the sound effects and incredible graphics, you will be transported easily into the Star Wars universe. When played on PS4 or Xbox One, play offline co-op battles while splitting the screen with a friend. Customizer your heroes and storm troopers, earn rewards and carry your upgrades over to the online multiplayer battleground. Unlike Battlefront and its paid Season Pass DLC, the DLC for Battlefront 2 is free to all players who have a free EA account. These DLCs are seasonal, and the content is based on the Disney movies that come out at the time of release.
Prices are always fluctuating, but you can usually purchase video games on Amazon for between $20 and $65 depending on how popular the game is, whether it is used or new and what format it is in.
How It Compares
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- Replay Value
You can purchase Star Wars: Battlefront 2 on Amazon for around $26.
Unlike the first Battlefront game, Star Wars: Battlefront 2 includes a single-player campaign where you play as Iden Versio, commander of Inferno Squad, an Imperial special forces unit. While the story is riveting, the campaign is over much too quickly for our taste. It will take most people four to five hours to play through.
The graphics for Battlefront 2 are stunning.
Whether playing on a PC, PlayStation 4 or Xbox One, the controls for Battlefront 2 are easy to learn. On PS4, L allows you to move, and R dictates your field of view. L2 is used to aim and R2 is used to shoot. Press X to jump or hold to reload. Press O to crouch or hold to dodge. The triangle allows you to access your basic weapon and square is pressed to enter or exit a vehicle or complete another action such as picking up items or activating mission objectives.
Holding L down allows you to sprint. L1, between L1 and R1, and R1 each allow you to use a different ability. Holding L down allows you to sprint. The up button gives you a description of your ability and pressing the down button moves your shoulder camera between left and right. Holding the down button allows you to toggle between a first- or third-person viewing perspective.
Correlating to the storyline, we can only give the replay value of Battlefront 2 three out of five stars. The offline campaign only takes four to five hours to play through, and while the story is great, it is not worth playing again. While EA removed the "pay to win" feature from this game before release, the amount of grinding you need to do to unlock chests and level up sucks the fun out of the game for many people.
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- Play through 9 massive single-player missions, each with additional challenges and special objectives.
- Built on the same Killzone engine used on PlayStation 3 system, Killzone: Mercenary has stunning visuals and the smooth...
Killzone: Mercenary includes nine robust single-player missions which take you through ugly industrial factories and elegant, stately embassies, along precarious mountain catwalks and city streets. Play as Danner, an intergalactic mercenary loyal only to the highest bidder. Work for both Helghast and the ISA throughout the campaign. Feel no guilt as you kill soldiers on each side as you fortuitously are hired by the side with the moral high road. Pump bullets through their heads and you earn more money.
- Replay Value
You can purchase Killzone Mercenary on Amazon for around $28.
Killzone Mercenary's story is absurd, and this can pull you out of the game. However, this is only temporary as the stunning graphics suck you right back in. Ignore the juvenile character development.
This game features stunning visuals. From rain-soaked villages atop mountains to thriving cities, this game will transport you to a faraway land with its realistic visuals.
The controls for this game is one of its best features. They are easy to learn, and the game mechanics take you away from the extreme gore of the game which makes it great for those who have a weak stomach for that sort of thing. For example, to drive your blade into an enemy, swipe the screen following an arrow that appears. After a delay, you defeat your enemy in a close-quarters combat sequence. This delay makes the violence easier to stomach.
This game offers tons of weapons capable of incredible destruction but the story fell so flat we were not tempted to pick this game back up and play through it again. Once you are done with the story, however, the only thing the game has going for it is the battles on its online servers.
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- Epic next-gen multimodal design immerses you in a deep 3rd person gameplay experience
- Fly or hover in the Warhawk to engage in intense dogfights with dozens of fighters and ground forces headed your way
Warhawk is a third-person game that features large-scale battles with attacks constantly coming from any angle. Whether you prefer to fight by sky in a Warhawk, in a tank or on foot, this game has something for you. If you purchase the physical copy of the game, you can enjoy voice-chat functionalities rare to PlayStation 3 games. There are only five maps, but they each come with so many configurations, the game feels much larger and more robust than it seems on paper.
- Replay Value
You can purchase Warhawk on Amazon for around $14.
Warhawk places you in the middle of a war between the red team (Chernovan Empire) and blue team (Eucadian Republic).
The graphics quality of this third-person game varies depending on the speed of your internet and the quality of your television. The 480p is very disappointing. The 720p is decent, and the 1080i is phenomenal.
The controls for Warhawk are not as straightforward as other games, especially if you are new to PlayStation controllers. Use the up, down, left and right keys to change weapons. The left analog stick allows you to move in space (forward, backward, left and right). The right analog stick determines your field of vision (up, down, left and right).
The R3 button allows you to use your binoculars or aim and zoom with your sniper rifle. The triangle button allows you to toggle between flight and hover mode when in an airplane or KT-424 combat drop-ship. X allows you to jump. L1 lets you throw a grenade, shoot the selected weapon when in an airplane (depicted in the bottom left corner) or blow the horn in a 4x4 or APC. Double tap R2 when in an airplane to activate the turbo boost. Hold R2 down to fly a jetpack higher or double-tap for turbo boost. Tap R1 to shoot or hold it down to lock onto a target.
According to Sony, Warhawk's servers will be shut down on January 31, 2019, at 0800 hrs GMT. Since they scrapped single-player mode during development, there is no longer much of a reason to play as of January 31, 2019.
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- Build the Resistance - recruit revolutionaries to the cause, establish bases and safehouses, capture and customize a...
Homefront: The Revolution is great for those who want a massive open world brought to life by the changing of weather and the passage of time from day to night and back again. Out-gunned and outnumbered, play as an American resistance fighter protecting your country from North Koreans, a premise which is a little far-fetched but based on a possible eventuality.
Luckily, the politics of the scenario is not detrimental to the game. What detriments the game the most is its indicators. This includes the health indicator next to your mini-map which is thin and hard-to-see. The indicator meant to show from where shots are being fired blends together with the indicator showing you are wounded. Unless you have surround-sound, you can't figure out where the shots are coming from. However, if you play the game right and use the best guerilla warfare, you shouldn't be wounded as often as you are shot at.
- Replay Value
You can purchase Homefront: The Revolution on Amazon for around $9.
The storyline will suck you in, and the terrible voice acting will pull you right back out. This game tells the story of a brave hero taking back his hometown of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from North Korea.
This first-person shooter game has stunning graphics. Under rare circumstances, such as a rainy night, the graphics are slightly subpar, but this does not happen frequently enough to detract from the quality of the game.
There were massive delays between buttons you press and the commands showing up on-screen. This is an enormous problem when looking around or trying to move. Finally, there is a motion blur which is unfortunately common in modern games. This can give people motion sickness or nausea.
The story alone is riveting enough to make you want to play through the game again, but there are also side missions and other optional objectives to complete for the resistance. Many people like to time themselves running through a game as quickly as possible the first time and then going back to complete every mission and optional objective. Homefront: The Revolution is well suited for this type of gameplay.
The graphics are incredible. Unlike the first Battlefront game, there is a single-player campaign you can play offline that bridges the chronological gap between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens. It only takes four to five hours to play through, but it allows you to play through a compelling narrated story.
The two biggest gripes we have with this game are the voice acting and how much grinding is required to move forward. If you can ignore how much it costs to unlock chests and how many battles must be won to improve your status noticeably, this game is for you. If you disapprove of the way EA handles its produced games, we recommend Killzone: Mercenary. Happy gaming!
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