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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: 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: 12 out of 35
  2. Negative: 5 out of 35
  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 littleoverall 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 18, 2010
    9
    I really enjoyed the gameplay. I was so looking forward to this sequal. Absolutely stunning graphics on my 73 inch hitachi screen. All I canI really enjoyed the gameplay. I was so looking forward to this sequal. Absolutely stunning graphics on my 73 inch hitachi screen. All I can say is WOW! If you are a star wars fan, You gotta play this one. I give it a 9. The dual sabers are mind blowing and if this game doesnt get the fingers going somethings wrong with you. Enjoy! Expand
  3. Oct 27, 2010
    9
    An improvement upon the original game in almost every way. The combat has a much more fluid feel-- stationary blocking is gone, and you canAn improvement upon the original game in almost every way. The combat has a much more fluid feel-- stationary blocking is gone, and you can also use lightning while moving around. The combos don't seem quite as numerous as the first game, but the overall mix of saber and force power combat in combination with more distinct enemy strengths/weaknesses rewards the player for use of a good strategy.
    The added "challenge" games available outside of the normal campaign add something as well. You can use them to learn combos, and there are leaderboards so you can compete with your friends for a top score (there are challenges based on time, number of kills, etc.).
    The main game is not excessively long, and the story might not be quite as grand as the original's, but the overall experience was very enjoyable, and I'll definitely play through again on the harder difficulties and spend some time pushing my challenge scores up in the leaderboards
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  4. Nov 6, 2010
    7
    I thought this game was fun. The problem with it is that it is way too short. definitely shorter than the first one. While the story itselfI thought this game was fun. The problem with it is that it is way too short. definitely shorter than the first one. While the story itself had some cool moments,overall it was lacking and rushed. It could of been good if they would of made the game longer. The game play is fun just like the last one, although the platforming is rather irritating. I like the dual light sabers. Doesn't present much of a challenge though due to the fact that Star Killer is just as strong as he was at the end of the last game. It makes sense that he would be that strong. It was fun crushing anyone that tried to challenge me. Overall it was a good game that has its flaws. I would recommend renting this one because it is just far too short. Expand
  5. Nov 14, 2011
    7
    El juego tiene buenos gráficos... pero dura muy poco, y no hay tanto drama o guión. Pero a pesar de ello, laEl juego tiene buenos gráficos... pero dura muy poco, y no hay tanto drama o guión. Pero a pesar de ello, la jugabilidad es interesante y no decepciona para los verdaderos amantes de Star Wars m/ Expand
  6. Oct 30, 2010
    5
    While I absolutely loved the original, the second installment fails to improve in so many ways. As other members have said, the length of theWhile I absolutely loved the original, the second installment fails to improve in so many ways. As other members have said, the length of the game is roughly half the game time of the original, and with only 4 locations you play in (with 2 being similar for the most part - indoors, metallic and dark, and one with no action and only 5 minutes of walking) the beautiful locations you saw in The Force Unleashed are gone. Cato Neimodia is, yes, a very interesting location that isn't seen in the films, but it doesn't excuse the lack of nice, natural, alien environments.

    The way the game ends in both the light and dark ending seems to scream 'Wait for DLC to flesh out the lacklustre campaign'. The storyline is nowhere near as good as the original either, with information you gathered from trailers ages ago being pretty much all there is to it - Starkiller may be a clone, and he is finding out who he is. However, the graphics, sound, cinematics and voice acting are all absolutely phenomenal. Sam Witwer's performance blows his already great performance in the original right out of the water. Every actor puts in an even better performance too - it is just a shame we don't hear that much of Nathalie Cox (Juno). The graphics are even more impressive than in the original, however, as stated before, the lack of variety detracts from this a little, but the action is notably crisp, and runs at a very stable framerate too.

    Overall, I would suggest if you absolutely loved the original, this is worth buying, but simply be aware it may be better to wait for the obvious DLC, a price drop, or a 'Ultimate' version.
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  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 gamebiggest 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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