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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 IVWith 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
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 14
  2. Negative: 2 out of 14
  1. Dec 22, 2010
    85
    With precious few of those quality gameplay moments and a plot that limps along in need of focus, unfortunately Force Unleashed 2 ultimately fails to live up to the interest of its broken but far more compelling predecessor.
  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 11, 2011
    71
    A good sequel with superior controls, some new features, a steady pace and a lot more action compared to the first game. With its short playing time of roughly five hours it fails to create as much atmosphere as The Force Unleashed 1 though and the PC-adaption suffers from a lot of technical issues, e.g. tearing, crashes, bugs and problems during setup. The gameplay itself will satisfy both Star Wars-Fans and those who enjoyed TFU1.
  4. Dec 22, 2010
    60
    It's not a bad game by a long stretch - just a game that's over in a flash and almost entirely devoid of any memorable moments.
  5. Dec 13, 2010
    55
    An imperfect port of an unambitious sequel, TFU2 joins a growing list of Star Wars games that don't live up to their potential. [Jan 2011, p.72]
  6. Oct 27, 2010
    55
    This Force-powered sequel is a better port than its predecessor, but it never jumps to lightspeed.
  7. PC PowerPlay
    Dec 30, 2010
    40
    There are flashes of brilliance in this game that are simply wasted. [Jan 2010, p.58]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 42
  2. Negative: 19 out of 42
  1. Jul 8, 2012
    10
    I've never played a better Star Wars game than this, well.
    The Jedi Outcast 2 was pretty good too, but uh...
    You know it's just... Just...
    I've never played a better Star Wars game than this, well.
    The Jedi Outcast 2 was pretty good too, but uh...
    You know it's just... Just... Plain. Awesome and I can **** **** this stupid character limiter.
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  2. Aug 1, 2011
    9
    It was short and all sure, but I enjoyed it and for the 10 bucks I paid for it on steam, that is good enough for me :-) I see, I have notIt was short and all sure, but I enjoyed it and for the 10 bucks I paid for it on steam, that is good enough for me :-) I see, I have not written enough stuff. The graphics were good, the voice acting was good, the destruction engine was an embarrassment. Seriously, they gimped it further. But I still really enjoyed the game. Expand
  3. Oct 29, 2010
    7
    It's Star Wars game and it's slasher. As a fan of both I don't need more. But still I don't like playing horrible games. Fortunately TFU2 isIt's Star Wars game and it's slasher. As a fan of both I don't need more. But still I don't like playing horrible games. Fortunately TFU2 is good. It has nice visuals and sound, fast combat and good controls. PC port is much, much better than of the first game. Yet... The game is repetitive, very repetitive, and surprisingly small. 4 hours on normal and then you have no reason to replay. May the Force be with you, Lucas, and better luck next time. Expand
  4. Dec 26, 2015
    5
    TFU2 had only a half of good things which the first game had. Plot is not so interesting as it was, action is boring and main character isTFU2 had only a half of good things which the first game had. Plot is not so interesting as it was, action is boring and main character is bad. But I enjoyed new force skills and double lightsabers! That was pretty cool but still not enough to give it more than 5. Expand
  5. Dec 20, 2012
    4
    I genuinely couldn't believe this game was over when I had finished it. On my first time through having played it's predecessor through onlyI genuinely couldn't believe this game was over when I had finished it. On my first time through having played it's predecessor through only once as well it took me 4 hours according to Steam. That really is unforgivable in my eyes and if I hadn't got it on sale I would have been pretty annoyed. That being said, the graphics are much nicer than the first game and in general the feel of combat is much better. I started this pretty much right after I finished the first and immediately noticed the smoother action. The game is fun albeit with a pretty much dead plot driven by an entirely unconvincing love story. SPOILER ALERT [I didn't really give a damn whether Starkiller was a clone or not either and was confused as to why the game thought I should by the end, just let me kill all these guys will you?] SPOILER ENDS. All there is to say here really is that the gameplay feels great, makes you feel like a Jedi and throws enough action at you to keep you happy but the story is a non-entity and four hours to get through is faster than most Indie games. Taking full price into consideration it's only a 4/10 for me, maybe a 6/10 for 75% off like I paid. Expand
  6. Nov 27, 2010
    4
    What a waste of awesome game mechanics. I loved TFU and replayed it countless times, but this.. something has really gone wrong in theWhat a waste of awesome game mechanics. I loved TFU and replayed it countless times, but this.. something has really gone wrong in the development. Guess dramatic budget cuts and shortened development, so typical for LucasArts. And charging 50 euros for this "thing"? Madness. Expand
  7. Aug 15, 2014
    0
    The worst boss battle in the history of video games. They padded the hell out of the game time in the final boss battle so this game couldThe worst boss battle in the history of video games. They padded the hell out of the game time in the final boss battle so this game could reach 5 hours. It might be worth playing to see how stupid it was. No spoilers here we all know your gonna eventually have to fight Darth Vader.

    Pretty much you kill a group of enemies you've fought 1000 times prior. Get a couple hits on Vader, Then it switches to the cinematic view where you have to press a button (like god of war) to hit. But instead of hitting you get a chance to talk to him. He tells you you're expendable then runs to the next floor.

    You follow him, kill another group of enemies exactly the same, get a couple hits, and listen to him tell you you're expendable again! This happens 15 freaking times!

    If that doesn't convince you and you still want to play this game, don't play it on pc. Way too many bugs including near game breaking ones.
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