Star Wars: Dark Forces PC

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7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 30 Ratings

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  1. Jun 6, 2014
    10
    Doom clone? The engine was developed from scratch and it features significant improvements on Doom. Bad graphics? It's over 20 years old, whatDoom 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. Full Review »
  2. Oct 5, 2014
    8
    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. ItFor 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 Full Review »
  3. Mar 10, 2015
    8
    I played this game when it came out in 1995 and now I'm playing it 20 years later, and I can say that this game has aged fantastically. ItI played this game when it came out in 1995 and now I'm playing it 20 years later, and I can say that this game has aged fantastically. It presents a decent story along with challenging gameplay and solid shooter-mechanics. The mechanics aren't perfect, given that you have to rely on auto-aim (this was a time before crosshairs), but once you learn the technique, even auto-aim is a skill that you have to learn to manipulate.

    The levels in this game are fantastic- they can be sometimes frustrating in their lack of direction as you try to remember where you've gone and what switches you need to flip, but the game is far from a "Point A to Point B" shooter. You have to backtrack on a fairly consistent basis and you'll find yourself often going down different paths in order to find extra health or ammo.

    The part of this game that hasn't aged well are the graphics- and I don't just mean because they're not 3D. I mean that characters at a distance are pixelated and ugly, and the textures are pretty bad. This does nothing to impact the enjoyment of the game, however. I did run into the frequent situation of my colors shifting palettes dramatically everytime I paused the game, so that was an issue with running it on a modern system. What can you expect?

    All of this awesomeness takes place in the Star Wars universe- it's honestly a great, fun challenge even 20 years later. Markdowns for the graphical issues, but everything else is still as good as ever.
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