If you’re among those who are eager for some classic multiplayer shooting action, you can maybe do no better than the original Star Wars: Battlefront from 2004, which once more allowed online multiplayer in a recent update, along with support for a variety of new languages and menu and gameplay fixes for a variety of different screen sizes.
For those who don’t remember, the original Battlefront, which launched in 2004, provided large-scale online battles with up to 64 players in a single match. The online multiplayer portion of the game was shut down in 2014, however, as the service provider Gamespy closed up shop.
Star Wars: Battlefront is getting long in the tooth — it is a 16-year-old game, after all — but players appear to be leaping into the classic online shooter with gusto as Steam Charts shows a 73% uptick in player concurrency in the last 30 days, hitting a 24-hour peak of 462 players, which is very near its all-time peak of 509 players. Considering that the game is also on sale on both Steam and GOG for a fiver, it looks like it’s a good time for some classic multiplayer.