Battlefront I is the best selling video game in the entire Star Wars franchise.
Star Wars: Battlefront encompasses battles between four main factions from both the original and prequel trilogies: the Galactic Republic and the Confederacy of Independent Systems (CIS) of the prequel era, and the Rebel Alliance and Galactic Empire of the classic trilogy. However, factions can only play their historical adversary; there can’t be any Rebels vs. Separatists or Clones vs. Empire fights. In each faction, five different classes of characters become available. Four of the classes are similar for each faction: a basic infantry soldier (a Super battle droid for the CIS), heavy weapons soldier, pilot and sniper. Both factions have a set amount of reinforcements. When that is depleted, the faction will lose. Scattered around the battlefields are command posts. If a faction controls all command posts, they win the battle unless capture of one of these points is disrupted. Each faction has special units such as the Droideka for the Separatists, and a Jetpack-wielding stormtrooper for the Empire.
A command post as seen in Star Wars: Battlefront. It also depicts a unit of the CIS.
In Star Wars: Battlefront, Jedi heroes are featured: Mace Windu battles for the Galactic Republic, Count Dooku for the Separatists, Luke Skywalker battles with the Rebel Alliance and Darth Vader the Galactic Empire. Unlike it’s successors, jedi characters are not playable.
Star Wars: Battlefront can be played online with up to fifty players on PC using LAN or GameSpy, while the Macintosh version has a limit of 32 players (or 50 players on LAN). The PlayStation 2 version has a sixteen-player limit, or offline with up to two players. The Xbox version however accommodates up to thirty-two players possible over Xbox Live.