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  • Summary: With Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II, the epic story continues as players once again assume the role of the devastatingly powerful Starkiller - Darth Vader's secret apprentice set during the largely unexplored era between Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 41
  2. Negative: 3 out of 41
  1. Dec 17, 2010
    90
    In the end Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II is a straightforward linear game.
  2. Oct 26, 2010
    80
    The Force Unleased II is a good game. However, I would be hesitant to call it a good Star Wars game. The original Force Unleashed did a good job building on Star Wars' mythos in a way that was interesting but non-intrusive. It presented a simple story that featured plenty of thematic elements seen in both the original and prequel trilogy. However, the follow-up just doesn't capture the original's spirit, and that is what ultimately holds this title back from being something great.
  3. Jan 15, 2011
    70
    Star Wars the Force Unleashed II makes up for most of its predecessor flaws, and delivers some terrific action sequences. It's a shame though that the story is simply non existent and the whole adventure lasts some 5 hours. It really seems like the developers can't make this saga right, leaves us waiting for a new hope.
  4. Dec 17, 2010
    60
    With The Force Unleashed II, LucasArts has made notable improvements regarding visuals and combat. However, the story is so short and lackluster, you'll quickly wonder why you're playing.
  5. Jan 13, 2011
    60
    A major disappointment. We got a rush job with a game that is way too easy, repetitive and frustrating at the same time. Star Wars fans might enjoy the act, but wait until the price dropped.
  6. Jan 5, 2011
    55
    Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II unfortunately did not become what many people hoped. The graphics are beautiful, but in almost all other areas the game fails to impress.
  7. Dec 17, 2010
    40
    The original Force Unleashed shot for the stars, and fell short, but at least you could commend it for trying. Force Unleashed 2 feels sterile and barren in comparison, refusing to try for anything spectacular, and managing to reuse and recycle its few good ideas countless times over its short run.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 28
  2. Negative: 4 out of 28
  1. Oct 26, 2010
    10
    overall this game did not disappoint from its predecessor. the only issue I found was the length of the game. I expected it to be a little longer. Overall great game play and the cinematics are just like watching a movie (which they need to do!!) great game!! Cant wait for the third. m/ Expand
  2. Nov 1, 2010
    10
    The game itself lacked a feeling of an in-depth character that could be remembered. I believe the first was great but this one was less then reputable. Expand
  3. Feb 15, 2011
    9
    First, I love both this game and the sequel, or I did the first time around anyway. The DLC is a great value on TFU2, and helps to extend this excellent Star Wars adventure, but the game is still very short. I beat it in a day, although to be fair I did play almost all day. The story is above average, although this is really more like a large expansion of the first game, that's fine by me because the first game is epic as well.

    In general, I just wish the game was longer.
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  4. Jan 27, 2011
    7
    I was sick at home with the flu and played the campaign in one (fever-induced) 6-hour sitting. I enjoy anything 'Star Wars'. Good, fluid combat system. My only true criticism involves the limited playable environments/locales. I would have liked to battle the Empire in different environments. Additionally, visiting Yoda seemed like it was thrown in to include a familiar face. Still...enjoyed the game. Hoping for a (slightly improved) #3. Expand
  5. Jan 10, 2012
    7
    This is a disappointment compared with the FU1. The graphics and voice acting are great, yet the story is very weak and can be completed in about 6-7 hours, revolving around Starkiller trying to find out who he is. Also there are only three settings in the whole game: Kamino (which you go to twice), Cato Neimoidia, Dagobah (which is LITERALLY 2 minutes long!) and a ship. That's it. Personally the worst bit in the whole game for me was the final boss fight. It's too easy, repetitive and takes far too long. Yet there are a few improvements (FEW being the operative word) - you can mind trick your enemies into fighting each other or killing themselves and combat feels more smooth instead of a hack-and-slash feel. Overall, this is a good/average game that sucks compared to FU1. Expand
  6. Nov 10, 2013
    6
    Game isn't too bad, but it's not that great either. Story is not very good and it's too short. Graphics are decent. Gameplay is pretty fun though but there's not very much strategy involved, just button mashing. Expand
  7. Dec 2, 2011
    0
    biggest disapointment of my life! the degobah level might as well be just a cutscene and youa says two lines in his one appearence. the game is too short and the final boss fight might as well be a cutscene as well, because its too easy. the challenges are terrible and they have too high standards for a gold or platinum medal. at most worth three dollars american. Expand

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