STAR WARS: Battlefront Classic Collection Review

I wanted to wait a little bit before I talked about STAR WARS: Battlefront Classic Collection. To me, the original STAR WARS: Battlefront was my all-time favorite Star Wars game on both the Xbox and the Sony PSP. Whenever a discussion about childhood memories comes up, it’s one of the first games that comes to mind. When I heard that there would be a remastered version of the game I’ve come to know and love you bet I was excited to get my hands on it. However, my initial reaction at the time was heavily influenced by numerous launch bugs, graphical issues, janky gameplay mechanics, and much more. STAR WARS: Battlefront Classic Collection felt like nothing how I remembered it used to be. Giving my review more time in the oven, I can finally say that the STAR WARS: Battlefront Classic Collection is just about how I remember the OG version to be gameplay-wise. It’s too bad that it’s blinded by a ton of glaring issues still.

I’ll start by saying that even weeks after its release, STAR WARS: Battlefront Classic Collection still isn’t a fully functional game. Multiplayer servers don’t appear on screen, trying to play with friends is a hassle, aiming feels clunky, and players aren’t even appearing on the map. These are just some of the many main issues currently plaguing the game. Due to these issues and more, the title currently sits at a “mostly negative” rating on Steam. The main aspect that will draw players to the title is the promise of 64-player battles. At the time of this review, I had never joined a single server that had, more than 40 players in it. The servers themselves constantly feel deserted and I don’t know if this is because of server issues or the game having a lack of player base. To give credit where it’s due I did have some enjoyable moments in-game that made me put on the nostalgia glasses, but it only lasted for so long.

The game modes and campaign are just like the original Battlefront which is perfect as nothing was left out. The campaign itself is short and simple and would only recommend it to those who haven’t played it already. To even go a step further I would say that if playing online isn’t your thing, don’t bother picking up the Battlefront Collection. It’s honestly a bore and doesn’t feel exciting whatsoever. With me back then being around 5 years old I see why I enjoyed it so much. It was simple.

If you’re playing the game strictly with just CPU it’s tolerable for the most part. I haven’t experienced too many issues here other than some minor graphical errors, but in all, it’s a pretty enjoyable experience. But the highlight for me is playing online and it’s disappointing that it’s riddled with issues.


Given that STAR WARS: Battlefront Classic Collection is literally a port of the original games it’s surprising that it was botched this badly. Regardless of what price amount it came out to be, it shouldn’t be sold in this condition. It feels like a cash grab and a slap in the face to long-time fans of the series. The title needs to be hidden in a galaxy far, far away.

This game was reviewed based on Xbox S|X review code, using an Xbox S|X console. All of the opinions and insights here are subject to that version. Game provided by publisher.

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STAR WARS: Battlefront Classic Collection takes a beloved sci-fi classic and turns it to the dark side riddled with bugs and various issues.
  • When it works it's fun
  • Riddled with bugs
  • Poor server stability
  • Gameplay mechanics janky
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Even though his name is Varnell Harris, he also goes by Bubba. Bubba has been writing for gaming websites since he was sixteen years old and always had a passion for it. Bubba has attended Miami University and double majored in Journalism and Creative Writing. He also streams on Twitch and uploads YouTube videos whenever he has time. Not only is he into gaming, but he is also heavily into anime and has made it his goal to attend every con possible. His goal is to make it big in the gaming industry.

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