Star Wars: The Force Unleashed

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6.1
good
 
CRITICS SCORE
6
(8 ratings)
GAMER SCORE
6.1
(144 ratings)

Game Overview

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 Hope. In it, players will assist the iconic villain in his quest to rid the universe of Jedi - and face decisions that could change the course of their destiny.

The Good

Force abilities feel powerful, Very interesting plot.

The Bad

Implementation of Force abilities feels limiting, Too easy, Unimpressive visuals, Poor sound design, Only around four hours long.

The Bottom Line

This entry in the Star Wars saga casts players as Darth Vader's "Secret Apprentice", unveiling 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 will assist the iconic villain in his quest to rid the universe of Jedi - and face decisions that could change the course of their destiny. As its name implies, The Force Unleashed completely re-imagines the scope and scale of the Force by taking full advantage of newly developed technologies that will be seen and experienced for the first time anywhere in videogaming.

Game Screenshots

Expert Reviews

GameSpot review logo
55/100
score

The Force feels quite leashed in the DS version of this Star Wars action game.

IGN review logo
70/100
score

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed for DS is a fun, straightforward action game with a unique and enjoyable control scheme.

Character Profiles

Juno Eclipse

Juno Eclipse
Juno was hand-picked by Darth Vader to pilot the Rogue Shadow, an advanced spy ship that ferries Vader's Secret Apprentice to his various missions.

Maris Brood

Maris Brood
A character from the Star Wars universe, Maris harbors a strong desire for revenge and is still intent on confronting Darth Vader.

Proxy (Star Wars)

Proxy (Star Wars)
A character from the Star Wars universe, PROXY is a prototype holodroid who has been a constant companion of the Apprentice of Darth Vader for many years.

Rahm Kota

Rahm Kota
Also known as: Galen Marek, Darth Vader's Secret Apprentice, The Apprentice, The Secret Apprentice A secret apprentice in the Imperials Empire, Darth Vader has spent years personally training this mysterious figure in the ways of the Sith.

Shaak Ti

Shaak Ti
A character from the Star Wars universe, Jedi Master Shaak Ti is a revered and legendary member of the Jedi Council.

Starkiller

Starkiller
Also known as: Galen Marek, Darth Vader's Secret Apprentice, The Apprentice, The Secret Apprentice A secret apprentice in the Imperials Empire, Darth Vader has spent years personally training this mysterious figure in the ways of the Sith.

Game Features

During the period between Episodes III and IV, players hunt Jedi in the role of Darth Vader's Secret Apprentice.
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.
Examples of unleashing the Force in ways never thought possible: The Secret Apprentice won't just Force push enemies into walls - he'll Force push enemies through walls. The Secret Apprentice won't just Force grip foes to throw them aside - he'll Force grip them in midair, zap them with lightning, then drop 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 will 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 will determine the path of the story, including multiple endings that will rock Star Wars continuity as they know it.
The Force Unleashed is LucasArts' first internally developed title for next-generation consoles, and it represents the first in-game collaboration of talents and technology between LucasArts and Industrial Light & Magic, two companies now finally under one roof at the new Letterman Digital Arts Center in San Francisco's Presidio district.
The Force Unleashed debuts Digital Molecular Matter from Pixelux and euphoria behavioral simulation from NaturalMotion Ltd.
LucasArts is preparing an unprecedented promotional effort around the launch of The Force Unleashed, encompassing a full line of toys and game-based action figures from Hasbro, as well as a full publishing program from Dark Horse, Del Rey and Palace Press.

Game Specs

Modes
Full Mission Single-Player, Story, Wi-Fi Multiplayer

 

Wireless
DS Multi-Card Play (1-4)

 

Controller Functions

GAMEPLAY CONTROLS

Control Pad
Move

L Button
Dash

R Button
Dash

 

Touch Screen
Jump. Use Lightsaber. Use Force Powers

Start
Pause Menu

 

ESRB Game Ratings

ESRB Rating of "T"
This game is Rated: Teen
Content is most suitable for children ages 13 and up. This game may contain violence, gambling, suggestive themes, crude humor, or some strong language.
Content Descriptors:
Fantasy Violence
 
Game Info
Platform:Nintendo DS
Release Date:9/16/2008
Publisher:LucasArts
Developer:n-Space
Genre:Action
ESRB Rating:T
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Recent Customer Reviews

Nice game

Don't buy it for the graphics value, buy it for the game play.
Published 1986 days ago by kelinrose

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