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Star Wars: Battlefront Star Wars: Battlefront
the first game in the Battlefront series was released on September 21, 2004. It is a extremely simple class based shooter similar to the Battlefield franchise
. Players could play in instant play and in online battles with up to 16 players on the PS2, 50 on the PC and 32 on the Mac. Although heroes appear in the game they are unplayable. Although it was not the best shooter ever Star Wars fans instantly fell in love with it and made it a major title.
Star Wars: Battlefront II Star Wars: Battlefront II
the much anticipated sequel to the original was released November 1, 2005. The sequel was fairly similar to the original gameplay wise but many new modes and features had been added. Players could now play on space maps in a battle to either destroy the enemy ship's critical systems or to capture a holocron. Also, players could now actually use the heroes instead of just watching them destroy the enemy. A new mode was even structured around this where on the Mos Eisley map players could select a hero battle option which would start a game with only heroes. To top of all of the new features there was a point system in place to force players to unlock certain more valuable classes. Battlefront II is also had many new modes it was the first game in the series to have a campaign mode. The campaign follows the actions of the 501st legion know as "Vader's Fist". Also, Battlefront II introduced Galactic Coquest a mode in which players attempt to conquer the galaxy by combining turned based strategy with thrilling space battle combined with epic ground assaults. Battlefront II still featured online multiplayer for 16 players. Battlefront II is also the most popular version of Battlefront.
Star Wars: Renegade Squadron Star Wars: Renegade Squadron
is the third and latest version of the Battlefront series released October 9th, 2007 and is a PSP exclusive game. This version strayed a bit from the formula of the previous versions by opting for a counter strike-esk weapon selection in which players are given 100 credits to spend on things spanning from bowcasters to jetpacks to health bonuses. Other than the ability to choose your own personal load-out instead of having pre-set classes Renegade Squadron also gives players the ability to personalize the look of their character.
Other than those changes the formula stayed the same with a campaign mode following Han Solo's Renegade Squadron and online multiplayer for 16. Renegade Squadron was also packaged with a limited edition Star Wars PSP.
Star Wars: Battlefront Online
Star Wars: Battlefront Online was going to be a Multiplayer only shooter developed by Slant Six Games. It was announced in January 2010 and was cancelled shortly after in April 2010.