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Why Star Wars Battlefront II (2017) Has Redeemed Itself | The Best Star Wars Video Games Ever #9

Check out the next entry in our series, where we take a look at the best Star Wars video games ever!


Welcome to the next episode in our series where we take a look at the best Star Wars video games ever. This time we look at Star Wars Battlefront II, and why it’s gone from being one of the most hated games of all time, to a cult classic that is definitely worth playing.

Read our rundown of the best Star Wars video games ever!

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Hey how’s it going guys! Welcome to the next installment in our rundown of the best Star Wars games ever. We run down a brand new game every week, and we’ve already covered the likes of Republic Commando, The Force Unleashed and The Phantom Menace. So if this sounds like something you’d be interested in then hit the subscribe and the notification bell for more videos like this. And don’t forget to tell us what your favourite Star Wars game is in the comments below.

After a rocky start that broke records for all the wrong reasons, 2017’s Star Wars Battlefront II demonstrates that everyone deserves a second chance. 

Unshackled from the stigma of pay-to-win microtransactions, Battlefront II has blossomed into one of the most complete, most accessible multiplayer FPS titles of recent years. Having been regularly updated since its release, you can now play out battles from throughout the Star Wars saga, with planets recreated to almost photorealistic standards. Couple this with dozens of different character classes, and comprehensive customisation options to boot, and you’ve got the game that they probably should’ve launched with 3 years ago.

But while multiplayer was always going to be the focal point of Battlefront II, one part of the game that has been largely forgotten is its brief single player campaign. You play as Iden Versio, an elite TIE Fighter pilot, caught up in the chaos following the Battle of Endor and the destruction of the Second Death Star. 

The campaign is significant for giving us the most detailed look yet at Operation: Cinder – a plan devised by Emperor Palpatine to ensure that the Empire and its enemies did not outlive him should he ever perish. 

Cinder saw weather-altering satellites put into orbit above key planets (including Palpatine’s homeworld of Naboo), creating storms strong enough to destroy whatever society happened to be caught up in them. 

Through Iden Versio, Battlefront II explores how the Galactic Empire formally ended, and how the apparently arbitrary and spiteful orders that Operation: Cinder comprised of, caused many Imperials to become disillusioned and desert to what would become the New Republic.

Is it a great campaign? Not particularly, but in terms of expanding the wider story of Star Wars, it’s an important chapter and that alone makes it worth playing.

And that’s a wrap on this edition of the best Star Wars video games ever. What did you think of Battlefront II? Please let me know in the comments below, I’d love to read your thoughts. In the meantime, if you enjoyed this video, please hit subscribe as there’ll be plenty more all about the best Star Wars games coming very soon. 

My name has been Tom, and may the force be with you!


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<strong>Tom Baker</strong>
Tom Baker

I like Star Wars, heavy metal and BBQ Pringles.

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