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  • Summary: Behind a veil of secrecy the evil Empire is creating a doomsday army - one that, if finished, will become the final cog in the Empire's arsenal of terror and domination.

    Your Mission?

    Join the Rebel Alliance's covert operations division, infiltrate the Empire, then battle every man and
    machine the Imperial Forces can muster. Search a vast galaxy for clues, attack enemy bases - all in a desperate attempt to stop the activation of this fearsome new weapon.

    It's you and your blaster against an entire Empire.

    May the Force be with you.
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  1. Jun 6, 2014
    Doom clone? The engine was developed from scratch and it features significant improvements on Doom. Bad graphics? It's over 20 years old, what did you expect? At the time it recieved numerous awards and great reviews. Even in todays standards, where mediocre mainstream shooters flood the market, it still stands strong. Want to know where it all started? Play this game using the DarkXL-mod and realize how good it really was and is. Expand
  2. Oct 5, 2014
    For it's time amazing and very different FPS from the Star Wars universe that wasn't just about shooting, but felt more like an adventure. It was a very nice refreshment from the pistol based FPS's here you could actually see the lasers coming your way, dodge them, but levels could get a bit chaotic at times and the true SW form should come a few years after this with Jedi Knight, this was just a very good start. 8/10 Expand
  3. May 5, 2014
    It is unfair for me to judge this game as a modern player. My computer is too fast and powerful for DOS Box to run properly, and I've been spoiled beyond reasoning with today's aesthetics and graphical capabilities. That being said, I was pretty excited to play this game. Also, if you don't like Star Wars, don't even bother, as you'll probably not enjoy it for what it is. It's considered a cult classic, and I can see why. I'm a Star Wars fan, and was instantly smiling when the utterly recognizable midi tracks began to bleep and bloop over some fun 16-bit looking cut-scenes (and cgi which was probably real good for the time). Of course, it's going to be a Doom "clone" as my other contemporary has so bluntly stated, but realize, that's what the "shooter" genre was in '95! So bully to that, it's fun and fast paced. I only wish that I could have my point of reference lowered from such a lofty one as I have today, and enjoy it like so many did back in the day! Have a go, I'm sure you'd like to know how Kyle Katarn was an integral part of the Star Wars mythos! Expand
  4. Nov 10, 2014
    The graphics have not retained their charm as well as some of the other LucasArts titles of the era but the fun of mindlessly gunning down Stormtroopers in Dark Forces remains intact. Although the engine boasts greater functionality than that of Doom (room-over-room, true 3D objects, moving sectors, etc.) the level design itself isn't quite as good.The Doom designers used clever tricks to make their environments seem more three-dimensional than they really were whereas the levels in Dark Forces seem less detailed and consist of blander, more repetitive textures. Additionally, the lack of a multiplayer mode keeps this game from being a true classic. However, if you're a fan of vintage FPS and/or Star Wars, Dark Forces is definitely worth a play-through. Expand
  5. Apr 28, 2014
    The worst game I've ever played. Sluggish, slippery and uncomfortable controls. Ugly graphics that make me sick. Just a pathetic Doom clone and nothing more. AWFUL! Expand