Star Wars Battlefront II is a team-based third-person shooter developed by Pandemic Studios. The game aims to recreate large-scale battles in the Star Wars universe, featuring several different classes and controllable vehicles. Both Battlefront I and II take most of their gameplay cues from the Battlefield series.
Star Wars Battlefront II has a story mode where the player takes a place within the ranks of the 501st Legion also known as Vader's Fist. The player first fights for the Republic and as the story progresses, the Empire. The story mode is told through the Journal of the 501st and encompasses plot points from Episode II through IV. In addition to the story mode players can also choose any of the maps in the game to play, featuring various modes such as Team Deathmatch, Capture The Flag, and Conquest. Conquest is not available for Space Battles. Star Wars Battlefront II is unique in that allows players to play all of the battles in space, and to choose which side to fight for. Space battles include destroying enemy attack ships, Capital ships, and disabling the larger assault ships.
There is also a Galactic Conquest mode that lets the player choose the side of the Empire, Rebels, Republic, or the Confederacy. In the Galactic Conquest mode the player fights against the appropriate opposing force for their era depending on what side they chose. The goal in Galactic Conquest mode is to capture all of the planets in the galaxy in order to defeat the opposing side. Galactic Conquest can also be played in a split-screen mode.
The PSP version lacks a traditional story mode but does include some challenges and a smaller version of the Conquest mode.
Players can choose from several different classes which are altered slightly from faction to faction. All classes carry a blaster pistol and thermal detonators in addition to their main weapon, with the exception of the engineer.
In addition to the four basic land classes players also have access to two classes accessible only during space battles. These classes, like the land classes, are altered slightly upon changing factions.
Each faction also has two special classes to choose from. It requires 10 points to unlock the first character and 12 points to unlock the second, these points are earned in battle by killing enemies and capturing control points. The special classes are listed below under there respective teams:
Both campaign and online play give player the opportunity to play as a hero. To get a hero you will have to complete the objective you have set in the Hero Options screen. (E. G. Get 10 or more points in one life) Heroes have a time bar which will slowly drain, if enemies hit you, you lose more time than usual, and if you kill enemies, you get more time.
There is also one mode, Assault, on the level Mos Eisley which allows the user to have a normal battle but instead of having regular infantry troops it is the hero and villains against one another. In this mode there are no time constraints like other battles with heroes and villains instead they have a traditional health bar.
In Star Wars Battlefront 2 allows the player to play any of the maps in Single player online in any variety of game types. The most popular being Conquest and Team Deathmatch. The game supports 24, 32, or 64 players on the PlayStation 2, Xbox, and PC platforms, respectively.