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  • Summary: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed casts players as Darth Vader's "Secret Apprentice" and promises to unveil new revelations about the Star Wars galaxy. The expansive story, created under direction from George Lucas, is set during the largely unexplored era between "Star Wars: Episode IIIStar Wars: The Force Unleashed casts players as Darth Vader's "Secret Apprentice" and promises to unveil new revelations about the Star Wars galaxy. The expansive story, created under direction from George Lucas, is set during the largely unexplored era between "Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith" and "Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope." In it, players assist the iconic villain in his quest to rid the universe of Jedi - and face decisions that could change the course of their destiny. Unleash and upgrade the Secret Apprentice's four core Force powers - Force push, grip, repulse and lightning - throughout the course of the game, and combine them for ultra-destructive, never-before-seen combos. The Secret Apprentice doesn't just Force push enemies into walls - he Force pushes enemies through walls. The Secret Apprentice doesn't just Force grip foes to throw them aside - he Force grips them in midair, zapping them with lightning, then dropping them to the ground to explode like a bomb. In addition to new adversaries created just for the game, such as fugitive Jedi and Force-sensitive Felucians, players also confront and associate with familiar faces from the Star Wars films, including Darth Vader. Visit locations such as Episode III's Wookiee homeworld Kashyyyk and the floral Felucia, the junk planet Raxus Prime, plus an Imperial TIE fighter construction facility. Decisions made by players throughout the game determine the path of the story, including multiple endings that will rock Star Wars continuity as they know it. [LucasArts] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 40 out of 74
  2. Negative: 1 out of 74
  1. The Force Unleashed is simply the best thing to happen to the Star Wars franchise in decades.
  2. For Star Wars fans, there is a lot here to love. The game looks great, controls well, is fun to play, and has a great storyline that you won’t want to miss.
  3. Maxi Consolas (Portugal)
    80
    Embracing the Dark Side of the Force, this is a game plenty of action, memorable locations e a few surprises in the Star Wars world. It has some technical issues and an incoherent difficulty, but it’s still an experience that no fan should miss, also deserving the attention of the action gamers. [Sept 2008]
  4. As good as the game is - aside from the targeting issues and the falling to your death over and over - the story that unfolds is the definite high point.
  5. As a fan you will want to experience what The Force Unleashed has to offer. It's just a shame that while there are occasional moments of brilliance when everything falls into place, they're not quite enough to back up the game's delusions of grandeur.
  6. As long as you're prepared for that you'll enjoy a great Star Wars story with incredible graphics and a bunch of ultra powerful Force Powers at your disposal.
  7. 40
    The concepts are solid, the story is excellent, and the characters sustain. Aesthetically it is a beautiful piece of work. It's just not all that much fun to play, especially when bugs have left parts of the game incomplete.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 71 out of 144
  2. Negative: 24 out of 144
  1. Apr 28, 2013
    10
    The game is solid, great combat, upgrade system, not a over abundence of QTEs and its challenging. But the main reason its getting a ten in myThe game is solid, great combat, upgrade system, not a over abundence of QTEs and its challenging. But the main reason its getting a ten in my book is I am a huge fan of Star wars and this game cares about the lore and shows how the rebels came to be. Hell Lucas even says he includes this story in the star wars cannon. Plus there is no Jar Jar Expand
  2. ZackH.
    Sep 15, 2008
    9
    The only thing I didn't like about it was the fact it was so short. Other than that, I loved it. Beautiful graphics, and the physics of The only thing I didn't like about it was the fact it was so short. Other than that, I loved it. Beautiful graphics, and the physics of the game were simply stunning. Using Force Repulse to fling 10 storm troopers off of a bridge is just so satisfying. Expand
  3. Jun 21, 2020
    9
    A fun game, with an interesting story, the controls are good, but the camera is confusing to adjust, but still very good game, the origin ofA fun game, with an interesting story, the controls are good, but the camera is confusing to adjust, but still very good game, the origin of the rebellion in this I like much, more than the new movies. I'm glad I tried it after so many years Expand
  4. ADrew
    Oct 18, 2008
    7
    This game would have got a much higher score if only they'd given it a little more time to be bug tested and balanced. The only major This game would have got a much higher score if only they'd given it a little more time to be bug tested and balanced. The only major flaws with the game are the targetting system and collision detection, you'll die more often from a "cheap" death caused by an inability to target what you intended or being hit by something that missed you by miles than you will from having a lack of skill. That said the games levelling system makes it worth playing twice, collectibles actually have a good reason to be found and the story with its 2 endings is both well written and compelling. This game was obviously rushed to hit shelves before the other titles being released for the primary gifting periods of thanksgiving and christmas. The quality of the end product is reflected in this decision made by the marketting people and not by the developers. Without the bugs this game would have been given a 9. (i'm taking away 1 point for 2 ridiculous scenes in the otherwise great story). Expand
  5. Aug 7, 2020
    7
    If only this was canon! Force Unleashed is a fun adventure in the Star Wars Universe that surely delivers with its story and gameplay. I wouldIf only this was canon! Force Unleashed is a fun adventure in the Star Wars Universe that surely delivers with its story and gameplay. I would almost go as far to say it rivals with Jedi Fallen Order, in some cases better as they are both very exciting. You will have the most fun in this game with Starkillers many force powers whether its playing with a Stormtrooper using the force or fighting walkers and even Jedi. The graphics as well even hold up in 2020 making it feel playable more than 10 years later. The story is also quite well in this game if not, better than some of what Disney has made. You will for sure feel connected to Starkiller and for some of his friends as they do give us some reminates and reminders that of Anakin and Luke. The real flaws in this game are with some of its small annoying mechanics and AI in the game. Some enemies feel repetitively annoying to fight some times as the game may force you (no pun intended) to patiently take out an enemy with a certain move and only that move. This somewhat removes the idea of having fun with combat in some scenarios however the game still has good combat either way. The one major flaw in this game however is its poor glitches. This is the main reason I cannot give this game a higher review as some of the glitches ruin the fun and take away from the gameplay. I saw this firsthand during a boss battle where the boss got stuck inside the map thus having me to restart the level. It also has glitches with you getting stuck in certain areas, crashes, and other bugs. Besides that, this game has a very well thawed out story and some fun gameplay. If the devs had fixed this games bugs and patched some of its other flaws, this would have been talked about by gamers for ages. Expand
  6. IulianM.
    Sep 15, 2008
    6
    The ligthsaber is nerfed beyond my comprehension. Ever since Jedi Knight 2 it's been a known and proven fact that a lightsaber will cut The ligthsaber is nerfed beyond my comprehension. Ever since Jedi Knight 2 it's been a known and proven fact that a lightsaber will cut trough anything not made of chortosis. Sormtropers loose their heads, litteraly, at a touch of the glowing plasma sword. Here you're just bashing them. This would be ok if this was Devil May Cry, but it's Star Wars and you have what should be a very deadly Lightsaber. Another thing I saw is that for all his "scaryness", half a foot unarmed oponents aren't shy of attaking him, wheras an unarmed storptrooper woulr run like hell from Kyle Katarn or his aprentice Jaden Korr. The game may have the advantages of Euphoria and DMM but gameplay wise it's as much of a Star Wars game as Legacy of Kane Defiance. Expand
  7. Jan 13, 2022
    0
    Questo gioco ha dei comandi tremendi la telecamera e fatta male e non si riesce a colpire i nemici, la parata con la spada e inutile tiQuesto gioco ha dei comandi tremendi la telecamera e fatta male e non si riesce a colpire i nemici, la parata con la spada e inutile ti beccano lo stesso. Expand

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