With next to nothing in the way of a single player or split-screen mode, the main draw of Star Wars: Battlefront is the online multiplayer. Letting two teams of up to 20 players each go at it across a wide variety of iconic Star Wars locations, from the icy wasteland of Hoth to the forest moon of Endor, this is a game that will have huge appeal to Star Wars fans who are after an online multiplayer shooter.
With a variety of modes on offer, there's a fair amount for players to sink their teeth into here. From objective based modes like Walker Assault, where the rebels have to complete a number of objectives to disable the shields on the AT-AT walkers, before preparing their all-out assault, to flight-only modes like Fighter Squadron, and more traditional modes like Cargo - a take on capture the flag - and Blast, a basic team deathmatch, everyone will find a mode they enjoy, and will likely just stick playing that.
In terms of accessibility, Battlefront is a bit of a tricky one, because it's a heavily online game. That means that you'll spend the vast majority of your time fighting alongside, and against real players, which in turn makes the difficulty tricky to peg down. If you're playing with a group of beginners and friends, chances are you'll have a great time - but it's more likely that you'll end up with a real mix of novices and seasoned veterans, who not only know the game inside out, but have unlocked all the best weapons, items and abilities too. When you first start out, you'll only have the most basic weapon, and no items to rely on, so it can be something of a steep learning curve when you're just starting out. If your child's familiar with other shooters, then they should have few issues with this, but the lack of an adjustable difficulty or any substantial single-player or offline co-op mode means this one is best suited to older players.