Star Wars: The Force Unleashed

 
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The Star Wars saga will continue in Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, a videogame developed by LucasArts, which 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 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.

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Join the Dark Side
You are Darth Vader's Secret Apprentice
You are Darth Vader's Secret Apprentice
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Use the power of The Force to disable your enemies
Use the force to disable your enemies
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Artwork of the Jedi
Artwork of the Jedi "Maris"
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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: Digital Molecular Matter (DMM), by Pixelux Entertainment, and euphoria by NaturalMotion Ltd. Paired with the powerful Havok Physics system. DMM incorporates the physical properties of anything in the environment so that everything reacts exactly like it should - wood breaks like wood, glass shatters like glass, plants on the planet Felucia bend like plants on the planet Felucia would, and more. Meanwhile, as a revolutionary behavioral-simulation engine, euphoria enables interactive characters to move, act and even think like actual human beings, adapting their behavior on the fly and resulting in a different payoff every single time.

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 face s 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.
  • 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.

Meet the Cast
The Star Wars Saga will continue in 2008 with LucasArts' biggest-ever video game event. Set during the "dark times" between Episodes III and IV, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed portrays the previously untold story of Darth Vader's Secret Apprentice -- and now you can put a face to that mysterious character as well as the major supporting cast members as LucasArts unveils the actors set to star in The Force Unleashed.

The Cast of The Force Unleashed

The New Technology of The Force Unleashed
With The Force Unleashed, LucasArts not only introduces a new chapter in the Star Wars saga, but also two completely new and innovative technologies -- Digital Molecular Matter by Pixelux Entertainment and euphoria by NaturalMotion Ltd. These groundbreaking technologies combine with Havoc physics to create gameplay and the Force like it's never been seen or experienced before.

Features:
  • Confront and associate with familiar faces from the Star Wars films, including Darth Vader in addition to new adversaries such as fugitive Jedi and Force-sensitive Felucians
  • 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: Secret Apprentice won't just Force push enemies into walls - he'll Force push enemies through walls, and will Force grip them in midair, zap them with lightning, then drop them to the ground
  • 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.

Customer Reviews:

  • A good concept, but lacking
    This game is decent. The story line and cut scenes are pretty good. After you beat the game, which is not hard to do, you can keep your upgrades and play the story again as a stronger Jedi. However there is no chance in level difficulty whcih makes it boring after completign it twice....more info
  • Great Game!
    In my opinion, this is one of the greatest Star Wars video games of all time! Not only are the force powers awsome, it has a very interesting storyline. Some force powers you can use are repulse, force lightning, choke, and more! You get to fight Jedi, Stormtroopers, bounty hunters, and other foes in the game. Not to mention you get to see the birth of the Rebel Alliance! The game was short, but worth playing! I enjoyed the game very much, and if you are a Star Wars fan this game is probably for you!...more info
  • Great Game
    My grandsons love this game. They are 10, 7 and 6. They had asked for it, because they had played it at a friend's house. Highly recommended....more info
  • Overall pretty good
    Overall a pretty good game, with a few caveats. As a huge fan of Battlefronts I & II and the Lego Star Wars games, this game would have been so much more fun with a multiplayer mode. Also, while on the one hand progressing through each level is moderately challenging, the epic battles at the end of each level are not as long as you follow the one-screen instructions to execute certain special moves, which is not very hard at all. Kind of reminds me of the slam dunks in the old Nintendo game 'Double Dribble'. At times it feels like I'm watching a video or someone else playing the game rather than me actually playing it. ...more info
  • Awesome Force Powers
    This is a fun game to play in that you have these incredible Force Powers. My favorite is that you can pick up objects and then pull or push them in any direction. Once you master it, it's a lot of fun.

    The story fits within the star wars timeline. If you defeat Vader and the Emperor, they don't actually die. But, I won't spoil it for you.

    You can also put in cheat codes so you can be other characters. That helps the replay value of the game. But doesn't go far enough. The one knock on the game is there is not alot of reply value once you've progressed through the entire game. It also lacks a 1 on 1 battle mode that Revenge of the Sith has. That would have been a plus also.

    But, if you want to wield the awesome power of a jedi, this game is for you!...more info
  • Fun, but lacks... well, a lot.
    I am a relatively new gamer, and this was one of the first games I bought. Awesome God Like Powers? Lightsabers? The Ability to chuck stormtroopers around like dolls? I was so there.

    I beat the game in approximately 8 hours (not non-stop). I was hoping for something that I could continue to play for hours, explore some fun worlds, and then finally win. The game play was fun, electrocuting your enemies is always enjoyable, and tossing them off the death star was pretty much just awesome. But the boss battles were infinitely annoying. The use of the specific buttons to finally finish the dang things, instead of just wailing on the boss until he died was frustrating.

    All in all, a fun game, but I wouldn't pay full price for it, and I'm kinda glad I didn't....more info
  • Star Wars Force Unleashed
    I bought this for my grandchildren, but I think my 30-year-old son has spent more time playing with it than they have. They like it too though. Seems to be great fun from the noises they all make when they play.
    Grandma...more info
  • just another darth vader story
    well i think this game is good, but not the best ending. they couldve called it another darth vader story or the outcast of the sith. you are darth vaders little pet or slave, whos captured and taught by him. you hunt down his enemies, and kill them.then you are betrayed and form the rebel alliance, and they are near death at the end.and i think that you should be able to choose your on destiny, like in knights of the old republic. the previews are better than the actual game, but i still liked it. you can customize your on lightsaber, but you must find saber hilts and crystals hidden in every level. your allies dont ever fight with you, and you are forced to fight massive enemies alone which is fun considering the awesome finishing moves. the rancors move is awesome, when you leave a scar down his back. back to the ending part. in the end, you are wounded when the emperor slams your on starfighter (there are no great star chases like other games have) into you and you are rebuilt into a cyborg just like vader, and the emperor has plans to betray you again. all in all good, but not great....more info
  • Awesome Game
    The game was awesome from start to finish, it so good, I already started playing it again. Great job on the graphics and sound....more info
  • Awesome game! (but I expected more)
    A very fun game In my opinion. but if you look at the next-gen versions you will notice that you hold your lightsaber in the shien style (backwards) so, yeah I was kind of expecting to be able to hold your lightsaber in a new way. but later you unlock a move where you jump, spin in the air and hack at your enemy holding your lightsaber BACKWARDS! also, sometimes in finishers and cutscenes you hold it like that.
    but I think that the ragdoll physics are overall very good. the graphics are OKAY compared to Oh, say Spider-man 2 and HORRENDUS compared to gran turismo 4. although many people complain that when in the first level (playing as darth vader) the walking only thing is lame! I disagree it makes perfect sense Darth Vader is just trying to conserve is energy, and besides that he has robotic legs so naturally, would you want to run when you can walk and you have all the time in the world? and about Darth Vader's single jump, well thats partly because you don't need to jump in that level and partly because Darth Vader cannot use force jump A.K.A. double jump(if you notice secret apprentice CAN). I personally LOVE the button mashing sequences along with the finishers. and I think esrb made a mistake not listing "blood" in the content descriptors (for an example, when you kill Maris Brood's bull rancor it's practically covered in blood). overall, this deserves the "Greatest Hits" title....more info
  • Fun game.
    Overall, this game was fun. It is too early to tell if this game will have the lasting power to be entertaining as "Star Wars Battlefront." I have played that game repeatedly over the years long after it was bought. The high point to "Force Unleashed" for me is the graphics. The Force offensive moves are fun to play and watch, but one is locked into a certain progression of scenes. One can't for example play once fight scene over and over. One can't jump from one favorite scene to another one separated by other scenes like one can in "Star Wars Battlefront." However, I did find "Force Unleashed" entertaining. One can't also skip over the explainatory video scenes which are fun to watch in the beginning, but irritating to have to watch again when one is well familiar with the story line. One can upgrade their powers nicely without a lot of difficulty and to play the more complicated moves, one does not have complicated button combinations. However, one can not increase the difficulty to make the game interesting as one's skills improve. Overall, I liked the game and am still playing it even though I bought it when it first came out. ...more info
  • Amazing game!
    This game is phenominal compared to all the other starwars games for ps2! the force powers are limitless! I have had this game for three months almost and have not stopped playing since....I have to admit the whole game is a little short for a kid like me who plays a new game four hours a day..I've beaten this game a good 16 times! but it still amazes me with the costumes and lightsaber crystals! This is a very good game which I would recommend to any teen even! I would rate this a 100/10%...more info
  • Okay, but monotanous
    Very good story line and some great effects. You start the game with some of the cooler force abilities and are thrown straight into the action.

    However, the only thing that changes throughout the game is your abilities and the story line. The gameplay itself becomes bland and repetitious after about the 3rd or 4th mission. ...more info
  • LucasArts Unleashes Another Winner
    As a casual gamer, I found this game outstanding. Although not flawless, it delivers a great storyline, top notch graphics, excellent combat dynamics, and remarkable playability. The combat revolves almost solely around your Force powers-- you can throw ANYthing at an enemy, distant choke holds, hurl devastating lightning, impale enemies on your lightsaber, this is some seriously cool stuff!! There is a gliche here and there; once and a while during a boss battle, if you get cornered, the camera may get confused, and you'll find yourself turned around, and I've had the character--not the game-- freeze up once or twice, but when I did a restart, everything was saved. I can live with that. All in all, a great, great game. If you love the Star Wars Mythos, and still play on a PS2, buy this-- at $39.98, it's a real bargain. Although I suspect the XBOX, or PS3 version is even better....more info
  • Amazing game!
    This game is phenominal compared to all the other starwars games for ps2! the force powers are limitless! I have had this game for three months almost and have not stopped playing since....I have to admit the whole game is a little short for a kid like me who plays a new game four hours a day..I've beaten this game a good 16 times! but it still amazes me with the costumes and lightsaber crystals! This is a very good game which I would recommend to any teen even! I would rate this a 100/10%...more info
  • Despite some flaws, Force Unleashed delivers
    The eagerly anticipated Star Wars: The Force Unleashed is finally here, and Star Wars fans will find plenty to admire and enjoy here. Others however may find a certain degree of disappointment to be found with Force Unleashed thanks to some noticeable flaws and glitches (especially here on the PS2), but if one overlooks these, a good time is to be had. Featuring one of the best and most compelling stories you may ever find in a video game period, Force Unleashed also features some thrilling and jaw dropping moments that will make even the smallest Star Wars fan squeal with joy. You play as Starkiller, the secret apprentice to Darth Vader, and you are charged with eliminating the last remaining Jedi in the universe. Interacting with your pilot Juno Eclipse and a droid named PROXY, Force Unleashed also features some compelling and inventive characters to boot; so much so that you'll actually be caring about what happens to them as the game progresses. As said before, Force Unleashed is loaded with thrilling moments, but a good amount of these moments are few and far between, and some technical and gameplay glitches really hurt the game as well. Including times when the camera seems to want to work against you, the targeting system is frustrating in nearly every sense of the word. Force Unleashed also comes off at times as being too epic in scope to fit the final product of what you're playing; it just feels as if something is missing here that shouldn't. Still though, the game looks good for a late in life PS2 game, the music is superb, and the art design is great as well. All in all, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed isn't a masterpiece by any stretch of the imagination, but despite it's flaws, the game delivers the goods that Star Wars fans will be looking for, and it is definitely worth your time and attention. ...more info
  • the force unleashed
    this has to be one of the best star wars games i've ever played. it's cool that it's a game about the villian, you get to play darth vader's apprentince and destroy the remaining jedi. this game rocks. i recomend it for everyone...more info
  • Star Wars Fun
    Designated best game ever by 13 year old Star Wars fan. Didn't know we could get for PS2 until checked online....more info
  • Sucked
    The game was short(8 hours to beat), repetitive, and disappointing. I was bored after the first hour. The storyline is the only gem in this game....more info
  • This game was really fun
    My 11 year-old Star Wars the Force Unleashed player recommends this game to other kids who like Star Wars. He says, "It's not that boring, even though it adds some stuff that's not in the movies, like the characters."...more info
  • If it were PS3.........
    I played this game's demo on the PS3 at gamestop but I don't have one. When I bought this I expected it to be exactly like the PS3 only on the PS2. I was wrong.

    The grapics weren't great. the controls were jammed onto the triangle, square, x, and o buttons. Even the health bar was bad.

    Here's how to picture this game. The PS3 version except thrown together in hope of satisfying the PS2 owners. Don't Waste Your money on this. I will admit that I got hooked in the middle but I just stopped before the end.

    Scale 1.0 to 5.0

    Grapics: 2.0

    Sound: 2.0

    Controls: 1.5 (All jammed together)

    Gameplay: 3.0

    Overall: 2.0 (average)...more info
  • A Long, Long Time Ago....but a Short, Short Game
    "The Force Unleashed" is a linear action PS2 game that is entertaining and is overall enjoyable. Set between the two trilogies, the main character, a secret apprentice studying under Darth Vader, is a pawn in the internal battle between Vader and the Emperor and his actions will shape the Star Wars universe. The graphics are excellent and the plot, if not gripping, is solid. The secondary characters are well fleshed out and the soundtrack and score are pleasant. But there are problems. The gameplay is limited and the controls and camerawork need improvement. The game is too linear and does not allow the player that much freedom to explore the Star Wars universe. The chief problem is how quickly the game can be played. This game ca be beaten in 10-12 hours (and that is a conservative estimate). This seems odd to say the least especially in this day and age and is the chief flaw of the game. ...more info

 

 
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