Mixed or average reviews - based on 74 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 40 out of 74
  2. Negative: 1 out of 74
  1. 90
    Inconsistent, occasionally maddening level design may turn off hardcore gamers, but this potent mix of vicarious thrills and a compelling drama that bridges the third and fourth films is exactly the videogame Star Wars fans have been looking for.
  2. Star Wars: Force Unleashed was very much an enjoyable game. The hack and slash gameplay was pleasant and the graphics are the best I’ve seen from a Star Wars title to date.
  3. For Star Wars fans, The Force Unleashed is required playing to continue your membership in the Star Wars geekdom.
  4. It is great to see the franchise is back on form once again.
  5. The gameplay is electric and fun, and the plethora of awesome new enemy types will make Star Wars action figure collectors salivate.
  6. Overall, SWFU is a great concept and does belong in your Xbox 360 collection, especially if you are a Star Wars fan.
  7. This is one of those games that doesn’t meet all the technical makeup’s of a great game but at the end of the day is one hell of a good time to play through, specifically for fans of the Star Wars saga.
  8. Unleashed offers the best Star Wars yarn that involves the original characters since the first trilogy.
  9. The Force Unleashed is simply the best thing to happen to the Star Wars franchise in decades.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 330 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 75 out of 114
  2. Negative: 19 out of 114
  1. Dec 16, 2011
    It was interesting and it did have potential but it was a poor start. Starkiller (a terrible name BTW) is a boring character, The story isnt interesting, Its too repetitive, Short campaign, and using force powers does get old rather quickly. It also has a bit of uneven difficulty as well. It had its moments but the game is an overall fail. Full Review »
  2. Tjthegamer
    Nov 12, 2008
    While the games concept is good, and the force powers work perfectly. The game suffers from bugs and issues that seemed would be the least of the devoloper's problems in making a force game. Such as impossible camera, targeting system, and difficulty issues (the games second boss is still the hardest for me even after 4 cycles). Boring locations (a grand total of 4 themes), Repetitive gameplay, and dumb A.I. (They fall for the same moves time and time again) means this game is an average game. It gets a 6 because you can at least take out your frustration by flinging a storm trooper 100 yards at 50 mph into a boulder face first. Full Review »
  3. Oct 22, 2014
    Terrible Game. This game destroyed Star Wars as a gaming franchise. Do not buy this game unless you are one of those people who are spoilt and your parents give you money every week and you like to buy games and sell them instantly. if you actually like this game. You need to see a psychologist. Full Review »