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  • Summary: The hunt begins. You are Jango Fett, the galaxy's most dangerous bounty hunter, hired to hunt down the elusive leader of a mysterious cult--dead or alive. Through 18 action-packed levels across six diverse worlds, face off against galactic scum, fearsome beasts, and brutal competition thatThe hunt begins. You are Jango Fett, the galaxy's most dangerous bounty hunter, hired to hunt down the elusive leader of a mysterious cult--dead or alive. Through 18 action-packed levels across six diverse worlds, face off against galactic scum, fearsome beasts, and brutal competition that stand between you and your prey: a deranged dark Jedi. This hunt will lead you to the darkest corners of the Star Wars universe where no one else has dared to go, but you are the fearless, ruthless, and relentless Jango Fett. For the galaxy's most wanted, there is no place to hide. Expand

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  1. Mar 23, 2019
    10
    This game is a 8 but to offset The "BigFatNerd" hater who gave it a " 0 " well im upping it to 10...
    And it was a 10 for sure when it
    This game is a 8 but to offset The "BigFatNerd" hater who gave it a " 0 " well im upping it to 10...
    And it was a 10 for sure when it launched but I barely playd it then...
    ***This game would be amazing if they made a sequel... The 'Bounty Hunting/wanted' side quest HAS SOOOO MUCH POTENTIAL!!!!
    ***Totally reminds me of what 'Prey2' was going to be before it got cancelled for the garbage Prey we recently got...Actually they are only the same in name only...…
    Prey2 was going to have a BountyHunter/wanted scanner system probably 100% inspired from this game...You scan people in a crowd if you have the patience and can/areWilling to follow and if said dude is wanted then you can subdue them...
    ~~Remember how much fun MetalGearSolid Nonlethal takedowns are because as gamers we loooooooooove the gameplay concept of subdue and use to improve our base or skills or whatevs…..
    Would you rather kill the bad guy for 100 credits or subdue for 25 credits that repeats every day etc...this is like the basic concept of the dishonest/greedy freemium BS but it could work in a non micro transaction kind of way...

    ****SW Bounty HunterTHE GAME****
    does show it's age but so what.. it's a fun 2-3 session game on the old school style of linear levels with a boss at the end..think of 'Acts' instead of levels...
    And you have the aweome Jetpack that allows flying for a few seconds & you get good at it as you master it...like Gliding in The Batman Arkham Games...
    You learn to fly high so you can spam the fly button and get more distance...
    and there's hidden gems & PSN added achievments!!! whaaaa!!! epic if you care about that
    fake clout nonsense...
    IMO achievments are only good for when you're all but done w/ a game you mastered but want more & don't wanna put it down but are out of content...replaying for achievments makes sense there...BUT not when Millenials use it to flex Big Johnson cause of their uber PSN scores...
    meaningless in todays era of achievments for just inserting the game & saving the game...

    ***StarWars BountyHunter got the FULL treatment from ILM(Insustrial Light & Magic)
    back when StarWars Gaming had integrity...
    And the sound is a perk...it's complete..
    *Trevor Morrison(sp) gets a A+ for caring soooo much about this franchise...
    He never turns down a role w/ Jango.. and that commands respect & appreciation 4 sure.....

    I bought this in starwars bundle that gave me this,,,StarWars Jedi Starfighter & SUperSW..
    Jedi STarfighter is another hidden gem..
    You play Adi Galia & fly that awesome ship ObiWan flew in Episode2 when he was chasing JangoFett….
    That triangle ship looks 100X's better then the weird one they used in Ep3....

    The game is awesome but does show it's age..
    If you can disregard the age then put on you're good headphones or whatever soundbar w/ uber bass ya got cause the SW soundtrack was FACT uber high quality...
    ****FYI~ The audio tech of 15 years ago was still very advanced if developers had the budget...
    and ILM used the legendary ' Jeremy Soule ' (I think) to do this game.....
    He did all SW AAA games back then that had he budget...
    im pretty sure Jeremy did the amazing audio job on that Original legendary surprise hit Podracing game...….

    Enjoy GFFA fans...
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  2. Jan 23, 2020
    9
    Very enjoyable experience, the game play was a lot of fun to play around with. Only problem is the the camera is definitely dated but wasn'tVery enjoyable experience, the game play was a lot of fun to play around with. Only problem is the the camera is definitely dated but wasn't too big of a problem. Expand
  3. Jul 11, 2016
    9
    Thanks to added trophy support and 1080p up-rendering the PS4 becomes the best new way to experience this PS2 gem. You can still obviouslyThanks to added trophy support and 1080p up-rendering the PS4 becomes the best new way to experience this PS2 gem. You can still obviously tell this was a PS2 game and the gameplay has gone completely unchanged. As a result, those looking for a supped up version are likely to be disappointed. However those looking to experience the game or the first time or revisit it with some extra PS4 goodies, then this will be a steal at the price of $9.99.

    One of the things that struck me most about the game is it's story. It's just fantastic. It really does a fantastic job of fleshing out the Jango Fett character. We get to see the origin of his relationship with Zam Wesell, how he acquired his legendary ship the Slave I, and how he literally became the face of the clone army. All the while there is this original plot going on with it's own unique characters and locations. Every character is brought to life by fantastic writing and an incredibly talented voice cast that features actors from the movies in returning roles.

    The gameplay side of things holds up just as well. From his dual blasters right down to the jetpack, flamethrower and everything in between, you'll get your hands on Jango's entire arsenal. Part third-person action-adventure and part bounty hunter life-simulator, going around the galaxy and blasting anyone foolish enough to stand between you and your target really does sell the feeling of being the baddest bounty hunter there is.

    The levels themselves range from larger exploration levels to frantic combat mayhem zones. Regardless of which kind you're playing the game stays fresh throughout and makes great use of everything it gives you. This allows you to approach situations anyway you see fit. The best part is that it offers a healthy challenge for you across it's 18 levels. Occasionally the game's tendency to swarm you with enemies as you enter a larger, but still confined, area is irritating, but it's never anything the game doesn't give you the tools to deal with. Just know it's going to give you a nice fight to the finish.

    Now these are some pretty huge levels. I haven't seen level design like this in years. Now perhaps their layout isn't always the most intuitive, but it hard to deny how and organic they feel. You may get lost, but it's not that bad considering how alive these worlds feel. The biggest issue I have with the level design are the number of instant death pits there are. Most of deaths actually didn't come from the enemies, but from making and mistake a falling to my death. When the game dives into jetpack-centric platforming it can get a bit frustrating. It's limited, but thankfully recharging, fuel supply leaves little room for error at times.

    It can't praise this title enough for how well it's aged. The controls are spot-on and the approach is great. Yes, enemy AI is a bit iffy at times and the occasionally obscure path to your objective is a sign of this games time, but I never felt like I was playing some outdated action game. The only aspect of it's age that really bothered me was it's life system. There are checkpoints, but you only get 5 continues before it sends you back to the beginning of the level. It can kind of suck to get sent all the way back to the beginning when you mess up on new sections and run out of lives. Yet, it's not too bad of an issue given the relative brevity of the game's levels.

    There are also some bonus objectives to tackle here in the form of side bounties to hunt down. You have to scan them out yourself and bring them is dead or alive based on the contract. This is probably the most flawed aspect of the game given that mistakes can be made in a crowd of enemies that ends up with you losing your target. Especially given the game's lock-on system. As a result I ditched this diversion early on because it was just too much effort for what seemed to be a worthless reward; credits. I once even witnessed one of my bounties walk off of a cliff. I'm not kidding.

    So yeah, the game has got it's issues. However none of that stopped my enjoyment of it. It's a slick, cool, and remarkably well-aged action-adventure title. One with great content and a satisfyingly challenging level of difficulty. It also does a wonderful job of expanding upon one of the Star Wars series coolest characters that I feel wasn't done justice in the film(s). All around I consider a must play for hardcore Star Wars fans. It's just hard to not recommend taking a chance to experience the thrills of living the life of a ruthless bounty hunter, especially when it's one of the coolest in the Star Wars fiction.
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  4. Apr 8, 2021
    8
    When you start playing you will immediately notice, that the game haven't aged very well. The camera feels really clunky and most of the timeWhen you start playing you will immediately notice, that the game haven't aged very well. The camera feels really clunky and most of the time is practically useless. There are other problems with controls, but I think the story, game-play and nostalgy make up for it. It's overall very enjoyable experience Expand
  5. May 2, 2021
    5
    Controls didn't age very well in 2021,okay combat and okay story.I very like see this concept in 2021 from another talented AAA studio.
  6. Jun 29, 2020
    3
    Released back in 2002 for the PS2 and Nintendo's Gamecube, Star Wars: Bounty Hunter follows Jango Fett, the man who was cloned for the purposeReleased back in 2002 for the PS2 and Nintendo's Gamecube, Star Wars: Bounty Hunter follows Jango Fett, the man who was cloned for the purpose of creating the Clone Army seen in Episode 2 and in the Clone Wars animated show. Re-released onto the PS4 in 2015, players can now step into the armor of the Mandalorian bounty hunter and see how Jango got his ship, the Slave 1, how it was decided that he should be cloned and why he decided to have his son Boba, who is also his clone.

    The story kicks off with Count Dooku issuing a bounty on the head of Komari Vosa, a Dark Jedi and leader of the gang Bando Gora. Jango and his rival Montross both accept this bounty and begin to search for their target. The narrative shows our protagonist slaughtering many enemies on various planets such as Coruscant, Tatooine, the asteroid prison Oovo 4, Malastare and Kohlma. The story is average as Jango goes to locations, spills the blood of the locals, fights a boss and move onto the next chapter. We barely see any cutscenes featuring Vosa in them and we know exactly what happens to Montross the moment he starts scraping with Jango. Montross is the stereotypical hunter who enjoys killing his targets and claims that he and Jango are the same. He's an annoyance and is boring. The story does have some interesting moments, like when Montross reminds Jango of his adoptive father's death alongside the slaying of many other Mandalorians in the past prior to the game, which piqued my curiosity and made me wonder how that happened. Another moment that seemed interesting came from Rozatta, a motherly figure to Jango, who tries to coax him into starting a family. The moment happens at the start of the sixth and final chapter and explains why Jango wanted to have Boba created, so I won't spoil it here. We also see the relationship between both Rozatta and jango as they both care about each other, which is seen once again in the aforementioned cutscene that I won't spoil. Jango himself isn't too interesting, being solely focused on bounty hunting and nothing else. He also has that rivalry with Montross and the decision to create Boba at the story's conclusion helps to develop his character but besides that, he's rather bland and nothing else. The story isn't worth being invested in at all.

    Gameplay sees you wielding an arsenal of weapons against hostile aliens. Your standard arms are two laser guns which fire whenever you press the button. Button mashing can lead to you firing barrages of laser blasts at foes. You also have a sniper rifle used to take out long distance targets in two or three shots, a rocket launcher used to kill clusters of foes through its explosive splash damage, a flamethrower to set living beings alight, grenades that cause a smaller explosion that rockets and poison darts that can kill most enemies instantly. You can also pick up a machine gun found in various locations that does high damage but is limited to 99 rounds of ammunition. You also have a jetpack used to fly and reach high places, though lasts a very short amount of time when being used and regenerates its fuel when not being used. Said fuel is also used to power up and fire the flamethrower. Part of your kit also contains a scanner and whipcord, used to identify bounty targets and to tie them up, respectively. Bounties are difficult to find in most stages since you will be shot on sight by enemies and they might die in the crossfire that ensues. Some targets are either wanted dead or alive and this will be shown on your scanner when identified. Bounties must be marked first to be claimed or else they are worthless when killed unmarked.

    Enemies can be downright scary during later levels as they will be in numbers and are equipped with high power weapons like snipers, rockets and machine guns which can tear through you like tissue paper. The game has a continue mechanic, meaning that if you use up all your chances and don't beat a level, you must restart said level from the start. These unfair deaths are caused by said foes, who are positioned in ways that cause you to easily die to them many times due to their locations and the high damage they can dish out to you. Unless you follow a guide, it's unlikely that you'll beat a level on your first try. It's because of said enemies that I decided not to finish the story, as they were a nightmare to deal with and weren't worth the effort.

    Boss fights have you firing your guns at a boss while dodging their attacks and any normal enemies shooting you within the arena. That's it. If you didn't need to dodge, I'd say these fights were brain-dead. There are seven fights, most taking place by a chapter's third level, excluding the sixth chapter, having two fights at levels one and three.

    In summary, Bounty Hunter has a high barrier of entry for players and demands you to finish tough levels with no chance of forgiveness if you fail. Don't buy it unless you want to torment yourself as you play.
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  7. Jan 6, 2019
    0
    the game has not aged well the camera is a glitchy mess the enemies are complete **** the snipers take out half of your health bar with onethe game has not aged well the camera is a glitchy mess the enemies are complete **** the snipers take out half of your health bar with one shot and they WILL hit you and the game only gives you 5 lives before you have to restart a level which can take up to 10 minutes to complete it was fun up until chapter 5 mission 2 Expand