Metascore
71

Mixed or average reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 18
  2. Negative: 1 out of 18
Buy On
  1. 42
    The days of Jedi Knight, Rogue Squadron, and TIE Fighter are quickly becoming distant memories of what it was like to sit down and feel like we really were in a galaxy far, far away -- The Force Unleashed on the Wii can't hold a candle to those classics.

Awards & Rankings

#14 Most Discussed Wii Game of 2008
#29 Most Shared Wii Game of 2008
User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 75 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 26
  2. Negative: 3 out of 26
  1. SamJ
    Mar 25, 2009
    5
    The whole game is excellent with perfect comabt and a good story, it's just too short, so don't buy it. rent it because you can The whole game is excellent with perfect comabt and a good story, it's just too short, so don't buy it. rent it because you can easily finish the entire story mode in less than a day. it kinda has replay value, but it's just to see what would happen if you did the thing you didn't do (epic spoiler evading) The wii version is pretty much better due to the fact it has a multiplayer mode making it more woth the money, while the 360/ps3 versions are just more graphically impressive. Full Review »
  2. GraigS.
    Sep 28, 2008
    4
    In a way. it's a good idea for a game. The character designs are cool, the voice acting is good. the cinematic sequences are good. Where In a way. it's a good idea for a game. The character designs are cool, the voice acting is good. the cinematic sequences are good. Where this game fails is the game part. It's just not fun. Instead of using standard game play elements to kill bosses you use this sequence where you have to shake the wiimote, or shake the nunchuck. you have to shake the correct ones in order that it displays on the screen, and then you beat the boss. That's the part that kills it for me. Having to do that makes it a good cinematic sequence, but a terrible game. The other part is the attacks aren't very good, the control scheme is just off. here you are with a light saber. but you can only swing it once every second or so, if you wanna hit something really fast you can't. i know, this game is supposed to be more about force powers. but that gets old really fast. it's most efficient to just pick up and throw mobs into a wall. or off a cliff. Another problem with the game is that there's just no difficulty. If you die it just pops you back up again. over and over at the exact same spot you left off. the only negative is that it adds some health to the boss. but that does't even matter because you have to use the annoying sequence cinematic thing to kill the boss. Definately don't buy this before you rent it. Full Review »
  3. May 30, 2015
    5
    Only one word can describe The Force Unleashed (Wii, that is): meh. I don't know why developers even bother with this. I don't understand whyOnly one word can describe The Force Unleashed (Wii, that is): meh. I don't know why developers even bother with this. I don't understand why they can't just use the level design from the 360 and PS3 versions instead of making unnecessary changes to the level and the game itself.

    As an example, the opening cutscene on the other versions features Darth Vader talking to an Imperial officer. Here, it's a stormtrooper. Was that change needed? No. Does it bother anything? No, but that still doesn't mean it was necessary. If something isn't broken, don't fix it.
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