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7.4 out of 10

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed

This entry in the Star Wars saga casts players as Darth Vader's Read more

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Overall 8

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II (Wii) Review

9 November 2010
  • Excerpt: Star Wars has been one of those franchises that I grew up with, and as such, have a bit of a fondness for. Additionally, and this may seem like blasphemy, I really enjoyed the prequel trilogy for what it was. With the creation of The Force Unleashed media project, I managed to discover a very decent Star Wars action game set in one of my favourite worlds, however I was unable to fully enjoy the original game due to a few nitpicks.
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Overall 6

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed Review

23 August 2009
  • Excerpt: It was a period of rebirth and renewal for the Star Wars series. The release of the prequel trilogy brought with it nostalgia for the old, and a new world for the young. But it also brought with it something else: a new direction for the Star Wars videogames. Being influenced by George Lucas’ new trilogy, the developers of LucasArts gave gamers what they always wanted; more worlds to explore, more plots to discover, and more Sith to battle.
  • Pros: Lots of Force Powers, Cool lightsaber action, Great music and VO, Solid replayability
  • Cons: Weak cutscenes, Too easy, Poor camera angles
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A good -- but not great -- Star Wars adventure.

Common Sense Media
10 July 2009
  • Summary: Parents need to know that much of the gameplay revolves around combat, but there's no blood or gore, and you're fighting primarily against alien creatures or faceless stormtroopers. However, the fighting is relentless, thus garnering the "T" rating and our age recommendation of 12. The game raises interesting moral issues as you must decide whether you are an evil Sith or a good Jedi.
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Expert Review

3 May 2009
  • Excerpt: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed is one of those games we've been following since the very beginning of its development. While the original 360/PS3 game has been in talks for over two years, it wasn't until the middle of last year that we found out the game was coming to Wii, and that it would be handled by developer Krome Studios.
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Overall 10

Expert Review

15 April 2009
  • Excerpt: Become Darth Vader's Sith apprentice in the new Star Wars adventure game for Wii! Here's our game review.
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Overall 7
Gameplay 8
Looks 7

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed (Wii) - Review

27 March 2009
  • Excerpt: "A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away..."  Words that I have seen many times in many ways.  These are words, that when grouped together, spell out one thing – I am playing or watching something to do with Star Wars.  No matter how great the original movies were I am under the impression that most Star Wars extended universe stuff, like the games, are rather hit or miss.
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Star Wars: The Force Unleashed (Wii)

27 February 2009
  • Excerpt: Developer/Publisher: Krome Studios/LucasArts ESRB Rating: Teen (Violence) Available On: Wii (version reviewed), DS, Playstation 2, Playstation 3, PSP, Xbox 360 Genre: Action RPG Number of Players: 1-2 (local competitive) Strong Points: Very fun gameplay; good use of motion controls; strong use of Star Wars license Weak Points: Generally subpar graphics; repetitive, linear gameplay This review has been modified from its original form on Revolve21 The Force Unleashed was a...
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Wii/PS3/X360 Preview - 'Star Wars: The Force Unleashed'

20 December 2008
  • Summary: Set between the largely unexplored era between Ep III and Ep IV, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed casts players as Darth Vader's "Secret Apprentice" and promises to unveil new revelations about the Star Wars galaxy.
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Overall 6
Gameplay 6
Graphics 8
Sound 9

Expert Review

7 October 2008
  • Conclusion: THE VERDICT: It's not what I wanted, it's not what I expected and it's fundamentally broken in many different ways. It's a callous cheat of a game, it's shallow, short and has a man doing a crap Darth Vader impression. Targeting is bollocks, the force feels underpowered and boss battles are terrible.
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Star Wars: The Force Unleashed (Wii)

Crispy Gamer
23 September 2008
  • Excerpt: One of the first things you thought when you picked up a Wii remote was, "Where's my lightsaber game?" You'll still be thinking that after playing Star Wars: The Force Unleashed on the Nintendo Wii. This is a port of the PlayStation 2 version, adapted to play with all sorts of persnickety Wii controls, like thrusting the Nunchuk to Force Push, flicking the Wii remote to Force Dodge, wagging it to the side to Force Lightsaber Throw, rotating the controllers to Force Lock,...
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