Mixed or average reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. 75
    An enjoyable Star Wars experience that any fan can appreciate on the go. Not only will you get the same story found on the console versions, but you'll also get it packaged with some creative combat and fun minigames.
  2. 70
    Star Wars: The Force Unleashed for DS is a fun, straightforward action game with a unique and enjoyable control scheme.
  3. The enjoyable story, decent combat and overall play mechanics are dragged down by linear level design and a lack of graphical effort, making this title stop just short of being a true force to be reckoned with.
  4. The DS version is certainly not the best way to experience The Force Unleashed, but the story is compelling enough to keep you playing to the end. [Oct 2008, p.87]
  5. Star Wars: The Force Unleashed gives us the opportunity to go over to the dark side in order to enjoy addictive, durable and fun gameplay. It's also a bit monotonous, but nothing out of the ordinary problems of a game which has a passable try in Nintendo DS.
  6. The Force feels quite leashed in the DS version of this Star Wars action game.
  7. The Dark side of the Force unleashed: unresponsive controls, plain combat, and rudimentary graphics choke an electrifying story.
  8. 40
    The admittedly cool storyline is wasted on infrequent text windows with motionless character portraits.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 15 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 4
  2. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. Nov 8, 2011
    "Star Wars: The Force Unleashed" doesn't really offer anything special, but basic hack and slash entertainment people enjoy.
  2. Dec 23, 2013
    This game is the least greatest port for the Force Unleashed. Combat is repetitive and still is surprisingly fun when you knock back a bunch of Stormtroopers off the balcony in Bespin. The game can be completed within an hour and graphics look like graphics from the PS1. The story is really nice and the level layout, although basic, is still fun. Overall, a pretty bad game and I would recommend the console versions instead. Full Review »
  3. ChrisPedersen
    Jan 1, 2009
    Star wars the force unleashed is a slightly deranged low quality clone of the wii version.Throughout the game play many parts of the story became eather changed or completely wiped out of the story wich makes it some what less exciting. The pre programed control touch pad buttons make fighting slow,chopy and limited. However the wide veriety of combos are easy to execute and make up for some of its dissapointmets Full Review »