Battlestar Galactica review

Asteroids beaten with the stupid stick

GamesRadar+ Verdict


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    It's free for half an hour

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    It's mercifully short

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    It's based on a cool license


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    2D space

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    Wasted license

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    Gets boring in 5 minutes

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Dec 14, 2007

How do you go about creating a game for one of the most important science-fiction TV shows since Star Trek: The Next Generation? Why, you resurrect the ghost of Wing Commander of course - hiring the voice talent of the series before casting the player as a new recruit under the stern tuition of Starbuck - then having the player dogfight their way through the space-bullet-ridden battles seen in the first seasons of the updated Battlestar Galactica.

Then you have FPS sections for Caprica-based action, and when a ship gets boarded. Then, for multiplayer fun, you have Cylon base star vs. Battlestar Pegasus bouts, with tons of player-controlled units flying around everywhere. And ooh! How about a deathmatch mode in the stylings of The Ship, when no one knows who the sneaky Cylon agent is?

More info

Platform"Xbox 360","PC"
US censor rating"Everyone 10+","Everyone 10+"
UK censor rating"",""
Release date1 January 1970 (US), 1 January 1970 (UK)