Star Wars Squadrons: Review, Gameplay, CYRI, Characters & Requirements

Publisher- Electronic Arts

Release Date- 1 October 2020

Platforms PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows

Description

Star Wars: Squadrons is a space combat game, played from a first-person perspective. Players take control of starfighters from either the Galactic Empire and the New Republic navy. In these ships, they can utilise the movement of power between the ship’s functions of weaponry, shields and engines to defeat their opponents in combat. Imperial starfighters do not have shields, resulting in other additions to their class so that the two teams would be balanced. As players earn more experience, they can unlock new weapons, shields, upgrades and various cosmetic items for the pilot and their ship. Completing Daily Challenges and Operation Challenges will also give players Glory, which can be spent on purchasing cosmetic unlocks. Players can check the ship’s status, shields and powers by viewing the instruments in the ship’s cockpit.

Gameplay is class-based, with both the New Republic and the Empire having four starfighter classes that the player can choose from: Fighter (TIE Fighter for the Empire and X-Wing for the Republic), Interceptor (TIE Interceptor and A-Wing), Bomber (TIE Bomber and Y-Wing), and Support (TIE Reaper and U-Wing). The game features two multiplayer modes, and a single-player mode: The story mode is set after the Battle of Endor and the destruction of the second Death Star. The narrative alternates between two customizable pilots from the New Republic’s Vanguard Squadron and the Empire’s Titan Squadron. The game offers two online modes: Dogfight, which is a team deathmatch mode that supports 10 players, and Fleet Battles, in which two teams of up to 5 players compete to destroy each other’s Capital Ships.

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Reviews

 

Star Wars: Squadrons delivers on great dogfighting, even when its campaign doesn’t live up to its full potential.

 

Involved flight mechanics and the pure joys of dogfighting fill Star Wars: Squadrons with plenty of highlights, even if its campaign and multiplayer experiences can leave you wanting.

 

If this wasn’t a Star Wars game, I don’t think anyone would be singing it’s praises. Take out the nostalgia appeal and you’re left with a clunky space sim with boring combat.

System Requirements

STAR WARS: Squadrons System Requirements (Minimum)

  • CPU: Intel Core i5-6600K or AMD Ryzen 3 1300X
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • VIDEO CARD: 2 GB, Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 or AMD Radeon HD 7850
  • PIXEL SHADER: 5.0
  • VERTEX SHADER: 5.0
  • FREE DISK SPACE: 40 GB
  • DEDICATED VIDEO RAM: 2048 MB

STAR WARS: Squadrons Recommended Requirements

  • CPU: Intel Core i7-7700 or AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
  • RAM: 16 GB
  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • VIDEO CARD: 3 GB, Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 or AMD Radeon RX 480
  • PIXEL SHADER: 5.1
  • VERTEX SHADER: 5.1
  • FREE DISK SPACE: 40 GB
  • DEDICATED VIDEO RAM: 3072 MB

Source- Wikipedia, YouTube