EA Star Wars Battlefront 2

Last updated date: May 15, 2019

DWYM Score
7.1

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Overall Take

In our analysis of 99 expert reviews, the EA EA Star Wars Battlefront 2 placed 8th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
6.6
10 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.0
408 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
Cosmetic items are all that can be purchased.
- Trusted Reviews
April 13, 2018 | Full review
Offers a lot more game for your dollar than the first Battlefront.
- Digital Trends
May 31, 2018 | Full review
Starfighter Assault provides dynamic battles with tight controls.
- GameSpot
November 14, 2017 | Full review
The game was clearly designed to give advantages to those who have more cards, a system that would have rewarded players who paid more before the microtransactions were removed.
- Polygon
November 20, 2017 | Full review
Starfighter sections are thrilling.
- Games Radar
November 13, 2017 | Full review
Controls for shooting and vehicles are tight.
- Stuff
November 20, 2017 | Full review
Star Wars Battlefront 2 does deserve significant praise in at least one area, and that is its visual presentation. It’s easily the best-looking Star Wars game to date, and is arguably one of the best-looking video games period.
- Game Rant
Star Wars Battlefront 2’s saving grace is its multiplayer. A strong offering provides you with a number of ways to play and a variety of locations to battle on, and if it manages to stick to a level playing field once the infamous microtransactions are added back into the game, it’s an experience we’ll continue to return to.
- Push Square
November 20, 2017 | Full review
What experts didn't like
New map Bespin probably isn’t enough of a peace offering.
- Trusted Reviews
April 13, 2018 | Full review
Story is a pretty rote but disjointed Star Wars tale.
- Digital Trends
May 31, 2018 | Full review
Over reliance on randomized loot drops and microtransactions.
- GameSpot
November 14, 2017 | Full review
Unfortunately, a credit cap remains in place for Arcade mode — 500 credits per 12 hours (not counting the credits one can earn for milestone achievements). This was something ostensibly introduced to keep people from farming it for easy credits to buy loot boxes.
- Polygon
November 20, 2017 | Full review
Hero characters are duff in the campaign.
- Games Radar
November 13, 2017 | Full review
In-game purchases cause evil imbalancing.
- Stuff
November 20, 2017 | Full review
The campaign also has one big issue that seems to plague all missions: objectives are extremely repetitive, with some obvious padding thrown in to make the campaign seem longer. Many objectives boil down to protecting characters (usually Del) while they do something, moving on to the next object, and then repeating the process. And when players aren’t busy protecting other characters, they will be completing other repetitive tasks that feel like busywork. What’s worse is that even with some obvious padding, which also includes tricks like making players walk slowly through boring talking scenes instead of conveying the same information in a cut-scene, players can realistically beat Star Wars Battlefront 2‘s campaign in less than five hours.
- Game Rant
Plot points quickly re-align with what you’d expect out of a typical good vs evil conflict, and with a couple of overused clichés thrown into the pot, we couldn’t help but groan upon the conclusion.
- Push Square
November 20, 2017 | Full review

From The Manufacturer

Embark on an endless Star Wars action experience from the bestselling Star Wars HD videogame franchise of all time. Rush through waves of enemies on Starkiller Base with the power of your lightsaber in your hands. Storm through the jungle canopy of a hidden Rebel base on Yavin 4 with your fellow troopers, dispensing firepower from AT-STs. Line up your X-wing squadron for an attack on a mammoth First Order Star Destroyer in space. Or rise as a new Star Wars hero – Iden, an elite Imperial special forces soldier – and discover an emotional and gripping single-player story spanning thirty years. Experience rich and living Star Wars multiplayer battlegrounds across all three eras: prequel, classic, and new trilogy. Customize and upgrade your heroes, starfighters, or troopers, each with unique abilities to exploit in battle. Ride tauntauns or take control of tanks and speeders. Down Star Destroyers the size of cities, use the Force to prove your worth against iconic characters such as Kylo Ren, Darth Maul, or Han Solo, as you play a part in a gaming experience inspired by 40 years of timeless Star Wars films. You can become the master of your own Star Wars hero’s journey.

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3. Square Enix Final Fantasy XIV
Overall Score: 9.0
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4. Blizzard Overwatch
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5. Capcom Monster Hunter World
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6. Mojang Minecraft
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7. EA Sports FIFA 19
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8. EA Star Wars Battlefront 2
Overall Score: 7.1
Expert Reviews: 10
9. EA The Sims 4
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10. Gun Media Friday the 13th
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An Overview On Online Games

Gaming is far more fun when you can do it with friends. Even gameplay with one or more strangers can ignite the spirit of competition, taking your experience to the next level. At one time, if you want a group game night, you had to invite friends over to your place. Today, though, thanks to the internet, you can hang out at home alone and play against people located across the world.

When you think of your favorite games over the years, you probably specifically remember the setup of the game itself. There were likely characters and a story that engaged you, but simple games can be just as enthralling. As games have evolved, though, gamers have begun to demand an immersive experience, allowing them to feel as though they’re part of the game, rather than simply watching as a spectator.

But while today’s online gaming landscape may be crowded, there are some games that stand out from the crowd. They’ve managed to find a way to capitalize on the popularity of online multiplayer gaming and create games that draw players in and keep them there. With each new release, these games provide crisper graphics and more realistic settings, further drawing players into their imaginary worlds.

But violence is an always-present concern, particularly for parents of teens who play. The Entertainment Software Rating Board helps with that, creating ratings for each game similar to the way movies are rated. Games that are rated E are suitable for everyone, while E 10+ is for players 10 years of age and older. Teen-rated games are approved for those ages 13 and up and games rated Mature are suitable for 17 and up. Some games are for adults only, and those games are marked with an “A” and warn that there can be prolonged scenes of intense violence or graphic sexual content. Games that involve players gambling with real currency are also rated for adults only.

DYWM Fun Fact

Playing others online was nothing new in the ’90s. It all started in the late ’70s when ARPANET connected universities across the U.S. in a way similar to what would eventually become the internet. Through ARPANET, end-users could connect a computer to a central mainframe, and then communicate with others who were also connected. In 1980, two students at the University of Essex in England created a game called MUD, which stood for “multiuser dungeon.” Users were able to connect up to play MUD in real-time, engaging in the first-ever online multiuser gameplay experience. As internet technology rapidly evolved in the 90s, several software manufacturers strove to make connecting and playing online easier, which pushed internet-based gaming to where it is today.

The Online Game Buying Guide

  • “Grand Theft Auto” fans have watched the game evolve over the years. Rockstar’s “Grand Theft Auto 5” brings interesting characters and interwoven storylines that enrich the experience. You aren’t stuck following just one story. Instead, you’ll weave in and out between three characters’ viewpoints, keeping things interesting throughout.
  • Players have become fascinated with the Wild West-era setting of “Red Dead Redemption.” Rockstar “Red Dead Redemption 2” introduces new protagonist Arthur Morgan, who goes on the run with the Van der Lidne gang as they try to evade federal agents and bounty hunters. The depth of the story does make it seem slow to some, as cowboy life sometimes can be, but the length of the game can deeply immerse the player in the story.
  • “Final Fantasy” has been a force in gaming since the 1980s, and Square Enix “Final Fantasy XIV” brings a new chapter. You’ll find the story in this one moves quickly as you battle other players.
  • Mojang’s “Minecraft” is popular for builders, giving you the opportunity to use supplies to create a 3-D generated world using building blocks and other materials. At the same time, you’re adventuring. With “Minecraft,” you get unlimited supplies and the option of playing either alone or with others online.
  • The gaming experience itself is what typically draws gamers to a specific online game. If you like an action-packed experience, you can’t go wrong with “Grand Theft Auto 5” and “Final Fantasy XIV,” which keep you on the edge of your seat throughout your gameplay. A richer, deeper experience comes with “Red Dead Redemption 2,” which lets you make decisions on missions. The gaming experience with Mojang’s “Minecraft” is more of a creative one, appealing to those who like building things.
  • At full 1080p resolution, “Grand Theft Auto 5” looks better than ever, giving you sharper detail on the characters and their surroundings. If you’ve played earlier versions of GTA, you’ll be surprised how far it’s come in recent years.
  • For those who prefer a more retro gaming experience, “Minecraft” has maintained its original block design, setting it apart from many other games on the market today. Square Enix “Final Fantasy XIV” has also remained true to its original design, allowing players to pick up and start playing even if years have passed since the last time they played.
  • Rockstar “Red Dead Redemption 2” is an open-world game, a genre that has become popular in recent years. You get to choose your own adventure as you make decisions throughout the game, enhancing the experience.
  • Violence is important to some buyers, especially those who have kids. “Grand Theft Auto” has always been on the violent side, but “Grand Theft Auto 5″” takes it to the next level once you progress farther into the game. It’s a level of violence not previously seen in the series. It does have an ESRB Mature rating, recommended for players 17 and older only. Rockstar’s “Red Dead Redemption 2” is also rated Mature 17+ due to violence and sexual content, among other issues.
  • If you’re looking for a more family-friendly option, Mojang “Minecraft” is safe for all ages, and  “Final Fantasy XIV” is rated safe for ages 13 and up.
  • One problem with online gaming is that it can be prone to technical issues. You’re relying on an internet connection, as well as the dependability of the server storing the game you’re playing. You may notice some dropped flames and visual glitches occasionally with “Grand Theft Auto 5,” and the rare graphical glitch can also affect gameplay with “Red Dead Redemption 2.” Although “Minecraft” is largely bug-free, you may find it lacks the polish of some of your favorite games. It’s better suited to those who like a retro gaming experience.