In the PC gaming world are Battlefield 1942 and Joint Operations: Typhoon Rising indispensable, now comes the first multiplayer shooter for consoles. The genre works like an ego shoot-out, but is specially designed for massive player rushes – two teams have to conquer and defend fortresses, your troop only collects the points with well thought-out teamwork. Shooting fans could already use the scent of battlefields in Battle Engine Aquilla sniff, but multiplayer shooters work a little differently: if the enemy knocks you down, the battle is far from over! You simply choose a new warrior and beam yourself back into the action at one of the bases – ‘Respawn’ is what PC players call it. Because Xbox and PS2 can only handle a maximum of 24 and 16 human fighters, respectively, some AI warriors get involved on the battlefields.
In Battlefront you fight on ten planets of the film template, each with two locations: You can take part in both the clone wars and the old rebel battles on Endor & Co. Depending on the location and opponents (clones, druids, rebels and imperial army) you choose from a total of 20 types of soldiers and 30 weapons – such as rocket launchers, laser pistols and thermal detonators. Then you choose a base as a starting point and off you go: you defend the royal palace of Naboo as a robo guard or storm through the protective shield domes during the invasion of the Trade Federation to destroy their generators. You can also get behind the controls of 25 vehicles such as an airplane and an X-wing to target your opponents with the on-board arsenal. Luminous laser shots and chunks of earth just fly around your ears!
In addition to online battles and LAN mode, you can also play through two solo campaigns and choose individual battles: the up to 32 AI comrades are anything but clever, use them as cannon fodder for training. Online access is mandatory!