Despite its name, Star Wars Battlefront II is the seventh game in the Battlefront series of action games. It is a direct sequel to the 2015 Star Wars Battlefront that became the series's reboot.
The game is set in the Star Wars universe during and after the fall of the Galactic Empire. Its story mode fills the gap between the original trilogy and Episode VII: The Force Awakens. In the story campaign mode, the player controls the Imperial Inferno Squad led by the game's main protagonist, Iden Versio (who is voiced by Janina Gavankar). She and her special forces group participate in a variety of missions spanning almost 30 years. On certain levels, the player will also control other characters, including rebels.
Besides the story mode, there's the Arcade mode that offers the players to take on the role of any Star Wars character from the said period, such as Darth Vader, Han Solo, Luke, Rey, Kylo Ren, among others. The player can choose the battle to participate in, the side to fight for, and the character, or even to customize the mission.
The Arcade mode offers a local cooperative multiplayer. Besides that, there are nine online multiplayer modes that include traditional types like team deathmatch and capture the flag. Some of this modes, like Galactic Assault, support up to 40 players at once and allow the players to participate in a large-scale battle between the rebels and the Empire.