According to review aggregator Metacritic, Star Wars Battlefront II is the worst scoring AAA title of 2017.
With a 66 metascore and a disastrous 0.9 user score, EA's sci-fi multiplayer is the worst received AAA title of the year, below other infamously ill-received games like Mass Effect: Andromeda and Ghost Recon: Wildlands.
Compared to other Star Wars games, Battlefront II lags behind the The Force Unleashed, Dreamcast's abominable racer Star Wars: Demolition, and even 3DS' Star Wars Pinball. It also performed worse than every single Star Wars mobile title, including Galaxy of Heroes, Tiny Death Star, and Assault Team -- which given the reputation of mobile games among player circles, is saying something.
The 0.9 user score is particularly shocking, as other famously disappointing titles like No Man's Sky and Call of Duty: Ghosts had 2.6 and 2.1, respectively. This indicates that more than critical disappointment, the playerbase itself is extremely disillusioned with the way EA is handling the Star Wars brand.
Given the publisher has only released two Star Wars games in the four years it had the license and the underwhelming reception both of them received, we wonder if Electronic Arts is really the best choice to handle something so important to so many people. Maybe it's time for Disney to start licensing the IP to other developers like Lucasarts used to do in the good, old days, and finally bring quality and values back to the galaxy far, far away.