That eternally glorious John Williams score immediately grounds you in the Star Wars universe, while authentic sound effects are all present and correct. Voice performances are uniformly excellent, too.
A very pretty game, the farthest reaches of space have never looked so inviting. Cockpit detail is in abundance, and everything is lovely, smooth and crisp. You'll be starry-eyed looking at Squadrons' take on the Star Wars universe.
An awful lot has been crammed into the game in terms of core mechanics, and it's all been made incredibly intuitive without compromising on depth. Squadrons plays like a dream and feels like a natural successor to X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter.
A nice 10-hour (give or take) single-player campaign, a decent enough selection of multiplayer modes and numerous customisation options for both your pilot and hangar of starfighters. And, there's nary a microtransaction in sight.
Completing the game at Ace difficulty is no picnic (campaign completion achievements are glitched, too, at time of writing) and some of the medal objectives are tricky. There are loads of multiplayer tasks, too, so dig in for a grind.