Behind a veil of secrecy the evil Empire is creating a doomsday army - one that, if finished, will become the final cog in the Empire's arsenal of terror and domination. Your Mission? Join the Rebel Alliance's covert operations division, infiltrate the Empire, then battle every man and machine the Imperial Forces can muster.
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Дата на излизане: 15 февруари 1995

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Включва 5 артикула: Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast, Star Wars Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II, Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy, Star Wars Jedi Knight: Mysteries of the Sith, Star Wars: Dark Forces

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Включва 14 артикула: Star Wars Battlefront® II, Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast, Star Wars Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II, Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy, Star Wars Jedi Knight: Mysteries of the Sith, Star Wars Republic Commando™, Star Wars Starfighter™, Star Wars The Clone Wars: Republic Heroes, Star Wars The Force Unleashed: Ultimate Sith Edition, STAR WARS® THE FORCE UNLEASHED II, Star Wars: Dark Forces, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, Star Wars® Empire at War™: Gold Pack, STAR WARS®: Knights of the Old Republic™ II

 

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Behind a veil of secrecy the evil Empire is creating a doomsday army - one that, if finished, will become the final cog in the Empire's arsenal of terror and domination.
Your Mission? Join the Rebel Alliance's covert operations division, infiltrate the Empire, then battle every man and machine the Imperial Forces can muster. Search a vast galaxy for clues, attack enemy bases-all in a desperate attempt to stop the activation of this fearsome new weapon.
  • Fully interactive environments - morphing walls and floors, moving platforms, and conveyors, realistic lighting and atmospheric effects.
  • First-person ground combat. Call on 10 weapons to fight twenty types of enemies.
  • Explore the virtual Star Wars universe up close and personal.
  • Climb catwalks, look and shoot up and down, jump off ledges, wade through garbage.

Системни изисквания

    • OS: Windows 2000, XP or Vista
    • Processor: 486 or higher
    • Memory: 16 MB
    • Graphics: DirectX
    • DirectX®: DirectX 5.2
    • Hard Drive: 80 MB
    • Sound: 16-bit sound card

    • Note: Due to the age of the title, users may run into a few compatibility issues from use of current hardware. Please see the forums for more information.
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99 от 106 човека (93%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
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3.1 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 13 декември 2014
DISCLAMER: At the time of writing this review, I have 2 hours on the game. In reality I have much more, but I played it in offline mode because of traveling.

At first, I was gonna make this a stupid "Hurrr durrr this Star Wars and Doom 420/69" type of review. However, I really do believe a great game like this deserves an actual Pro/Con review. That being said, be prepared for lots of Pros.

Pros
+ The environments of this game are some of the best I've ever seen in an FPS. They are all unique and encourage exploration, which makes every level memorable.
+ Lots of different enemies, all faithful to the Star Wars lore. You've got your Stormtroopers, Commanders, Probe Droids, Dark Troopers and many more.
+ Lots of memorable characters from the Star Wars universe. Mon Mothma, Boba Fett, and even Jabba the Hutt are all there.
+ The guns are also all faithful to the Star Wars lore (You might even find a few in other SW games), and are really fun to use as well. Thermal Detonators, Repeaters, Fusion Cutters, and even the Imperial blaster rifle are all super cool and fun.
+ Puzzles are thought out well, and are at that just right difficulty that you wont find too hard or easy.
+ SECRETS.
+ Every mission has its own briefing, which tells you exactly what you need to know, no bullcrap.
+ Story takes place just before and after the Episode IV, so a big plus for me and many others. And its also super cool because YOU ARE THE ONE WHO GETS THE DEATH STAR PLANS.
+ This is an FPS done well. Its so fun to blast the hell out of everyone. The gunplay is VERY fun.
+ Creative obstacles. No, really. There was one room that was pitch black, with 4 Stormtroopers. The only thing that created light were all the lasers flying around, sorta like flying flashlights.
+ You can use you fists to kill everyone. HOW BADASS IS THAT?

Cons
- The story. I mean there has to be a story, right? Except it feels so rushed and there's no point to it, because you only objective (except the level with the death star plans) is to stop the creation of Dark Troopers. Boring.
- The game is super short with less than a dozen missions, and lack of replayability makes it all the shorter.
- The ground feels like its ice, you keep slipping and sliding everywhere which makes it kinda hard to focus on a shot and do a bit of platforming.
- Lack of a manual. Thank Lord Vader for Steam guides, because it doesn't, ever, tell you the controls in the game.
- Obviously, everyone's con, the graphics. The game came out in 1995, and it has not aged well at all. If a younger gamer, or really any graphics fan picked this up, they might get turned off by the graphics. BUT THATS WHY I SAVED THE BEST FOR LAST. There is a mod for this game called DarkXL. It introduces lots of things like 1920x1080 resolution, rebindable controls, more options, being able to look up and down, a reticle, and it makes the game look fantastic.
If you're picking this game up, download this mod, its worth it.

This game gets a 9/10. If it had just been a bit longer, and if the story had been A BIT better, this would've been a solid 10/10.
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17 от 17 човека (100%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
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9.6 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 31 декември 2014
You see, I always knew Kyle Katarn would be a jedi someday. You know why? It's pretty damn obvious... when he's around, stormtroopers can't aim worth ♥♥♥♥!
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Dark Forces... what is this? It's an FPS from the DOS and PS1. Don't back off the store page just yet, bear with me.

This game's very doom-style, mixing together 2D sprites with 3D terrain. You may also notice the way the X axis is locked, just like doom. But wait, what's this... what happens if I use PgUp/PgDown... oh ♥♥♥♥, I'm looking up and down! And there you have it. This is a doom-style that also allows jumping, crouching, and looking up and down. Have your fill of "innovation?" Good, now let's talk about what we all really care about-- gameplay.

If you haven't already guessed, it's a Star Wars shooter leading up to the events of the Star Wars: Jedi Knight franchise. You play as mercenary Kyle Katarn and it begins with a setting we'll recognize easily-- this is an imperial base. Go steal the plans to the Death Star. Then, the story takes a unique Extended Universe approach, as we follow the development of an Imperial super-soldier project, codenamed "Dark Troopers." Your missions are to go into various places and carry out the assignment given to you, as you go deeper into the project and try to put a stop to it.

The level design is great... it has a good balance of puzzles, firefights, raids, speedruns, and more as you plow through stormtroopers and Imperial officers, as well as the occasional robot. More than that, the levels themselves are very dynamic and overall, the use of elevators and moving platforms really add to the game. Multiple weapons can be found, from Blaster Rifles to Thermal Detonators to Imperial Heavy Repeaters, and the sprites/texturing are still at least decent. The game itself is completely solid, and visually it won't hurt to look at with the simple Imperial designs.

The only pitfall in this game is what the greedy ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥s at LucasArts have done with it. According to George Lucas, slapping an outdated and incompatible DOSBox that isn't even properly configured counts as a proper "rerelease." The controls have been "updated," with WASD to move and... no vertical aiming on the mouse. Of all the things we needed, they left out the most important one and we'd be better off just using the damn arrow keys for movement! Anyway, there are guides you can read on how to fix these issues, don't let them stop you from playing this game. If you have any issues, check the bottom of this review for guides on how to update DOSBox, make it run better, and (optional) add controller support.

Overall: ♥♥♥♥ the 'rerelease,' 7/10. Game itself: 8.5/10, frantic FPS fun in the Star Wars universe with great level design.
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Compatibilty
The following Steam guides will help you make the game work smoothly on your PC without color issues.

Update DOSBox to 0.74: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=205637267
Better Performance: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=256728338
Controller Support: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=213262211

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You may also like:

Doom 2
http://store.steampowered.com/app/2300/
Quake
http://store.steampowered.com/app/2310/
Shadow Warrior Classic (Now Free on Steam)
http://store.steampowered.com/app/238070/
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Preferred Purchase Method: Star Wars Jedi Knight Collection
Get this amazing DOS era shooter as well as the critically acclaimed Jedi Knight franchise! While the rereleases for Jedi Knight 1 and Mysteries of the Sith are downright broken (a shame, JK1 is easily one of the greatest games of all time), you still get the amazing Jedi Knight 2 and 3 for about $8 less than you'd normally pay, if you don't count the broken JK1. Definitely still worth the buy for Dark Forces, JKO, and JA alone, all three are excellent single-player games with two of them working flawlessly on modern systems (widescreen is available via a console command).
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19 от 26 човека (73%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
2 човека намериха тази рецензия за забавна
22.2 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 3 ноември 2014
19 year old game, still better than most games released today.

This game is really awesome, I was afraid that a game this old set in Star Wars universe wouldnt give me the Star Wars feeling, but it sure gave me the right vibes, shooting part is like DOOM, just nicer, graphics is old but they did a good job creating the right textures to give it the right Star Wars feeling, music is a midi soundtrack, but it gives a nice nostalgic feeling to the game.

I would say the most annoying part of this game is figuring out where to go next, but Im sure Luke didnt always know where to go when he was out on his many adventures in space.

I would recommend this to any Star Wars fan. 8.5-10

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6 човека намериха тази рецензия за забавна
1.0 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 12 февруари
Runs like an absolute dog.
Can't look up and down.
Barely any options.
Resolution so low it's hard to tell what's what.

Genuinely still a better game than Call of Duty.
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14 от 19 човека (74%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
3 човека намериха тази рецензия за забавна
2.2 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 9 декември 2014
Just think of it this way,

Doom + Star Wars = Dark Forces

Nuff said.
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8 от 8 човека (100%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
2 човека намериха тази рецензия за забавна
24.0 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 4 октомври 2014
Definitely a blast from *my* past; when I was a kid I played the first level over and over again. Never got past it until now, when I can proudly say I've beaten the game (on Easy, but nonetheless the game has been beaten). It was pretty fun, too.
The music's been well remixed in bleeps and bloops, and reacts dynamically to the situation. I played with the game in a window, which I think works better than full-screen - the assets are pretty pixelly, especially for objects far in the distance. Apparently I fought Boba Fett at one point, but I didn't know - he was flying around and I was just trying not to get shot too many times, so I couldn't tell it was him.
I like how there's no objective marker (though a mini-map would come in handy, and a nicer one than the one that appears if you hit tab or F1) and the levels are kind of maze-like, and yet no matter how lost I am, I always blunder to the objective somehow. One thing that is slightly awkward for targeting is that the X-axis is controlled by the mouse, while the Y-axis is controlled by PgUp and PgDn, making me feel sort of like a mobile turret. Fortunately, auto-aim is a thing and it is a helpful thing.
Probably not a game that you need with all the modern variety to choose from, but if you like FPS's with Star Wars and a vague sense of plot involved, and you like old-school stuff, check it out. Also if you like Kyle Katarn before he became a weird Jedi, and Jan was super cute. ;)
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7 от 7 човека (100%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
1 човек намери тази рецензия за забавна
7.6 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 17 февруари
This game manages to remind you why you got into gaming in the first place. The main reason for still being a lot of fun is the great level design, never too large or too small or overly complicated. The environment of the levels, the weapons and the enemies are quite varied too.
If you were there when it came out you should re-play it, after a level or two you'll tell why this game is still great and why most of todays single player fpses aren't.
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8.7 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 29 декември 2014
Even though this dates back to a couple years after the release of Doom, Dark Forces still offers some good gameplay and a good Star Wars storyline. While I recommend the game, it probably will only be enjoyed by Star Wars fans and those who originally played the game back in the 90s when it was released. While you can control the view with the mouse, I couldn't get it to look up and down, which made it difficult at times, though not too frustrating. The level design is good and the action is decent, and it brings back fond memories of playing this on my 486. As usual for any Star Wars game, great music and great audio.
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4 от 4 човека (100%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
10.2 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 8 ноември 2014
This game is just how I remember it from when I was a kid. Great old FPS mechanics, good music and audio for the majority of the game, and a solid classic LucasArts game. Would recommend to anyone who enjoys classic FPS.
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4 от 4 човека (100%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
7.4 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 1 януари
If you are in the mood classic fps and starwars then this is the game for you. Having excellent story and numerous easter eggs find and game play still holds-up today. A Five out of Five.
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21.3 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 21 януари
9.5/10 must-play.
In this classic FPS you play as a scruffy nerf-herder of a smuggler in the Star Wars universe. The ultimate roguish badass Kyle Katarn will be defying the galactic empire, dealing with bounty hunters and running into characters we all know from the movies.
On a technical level, DF falls between Doom and Quake. The well laid out, dynamic, 3d maps are a joy, but great 90s graphics are still 90s graphics. Luckily the familiarity of the design and enemies will make up for that and draw you in. Not least it serves as the launching point for one of gaming's epic series.
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6 от 8 човека (75%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
12.7 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 22 декември 2014
Its Doom and Star Wars in one game, what could go wrong
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3 от 3 човека (100%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
11.2 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 27 януари
Like any game this old, any recommendation is going to come with a lot of salt, and largely boils down to your personal tolerance level.

Dark Forces is basically Doom with a Star Wars wallpaper, though apparently it made a few technological improvements over Doom, such as the ability to have multiple floors on top of one another. This is just heresay on my part, I'm not a videogame historian.

The level design is fairly nonlinear and encourages plenty of exploration, but personally I found that the inability to look up and down (more than about 45 degrees either way, with really weird visual distortions) left me having only a vague idea that a floor was beneath my feet, which was incredibly disorienting and left me playing through most of the game with the transparent map screen plastered to my face (though I'll admit I found the way the map dynamically updated based on purely literal line of sight weirdly enthralling).

Like many FPSes, or indeed games of this age in general, the bosses ammount to little more than a single enemy that is both better at killing you and worse at dying. Can't really dock points there, it's not like you can expect elaborate boss mechanics in a game that slightly predates the notion of having to actually aim your gun at things.

While I still had enough fun to give this game a recommendation, do NOT try playing it without a walkthrough on hand. Many of the puzzles involve a sort of sideways moon logic that I never would have figured out on my own, even if I could fnavigate without staring at the map during firefights.
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1 човек намери тази рецензия за забавна
0.2 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 6 февруари
Do you like shooting stormtroopers? Do you like seeing 16bit explosions? Do you like 16bit Gamorreans? Then this is the game for you! 10/10 would buy again
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4 от 5 човека (80%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
2.0 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 3 февруари
A fun old school Star Wars "Doom" clone.
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0.3 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 7 февруари
you haven't lived until you've heard midi star wars music
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1.6 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 3 февруари
The storm troopers surprisingly don't miss every single shot like in the movies.
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0.2 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 4 февруари
I dont know whats better, The game or its 16bit sondtrack
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1.6 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 14 февруари
I have over 2,500 hours into call of duty games, and after one 1 hour of this game, I've had more fun than all that time in call of duty.

Gameplay 8/10

Graphics 3/10

Fun off the charts

pros: fun, guns, punching abilities, you can look side to side.

cons: you can't look up or down, you can't kick, you can't use laser vision, there are no illuminated lizard nuns.


Would reccomend to all mankind and God. Make this available in efreeka for the childs that dwell in the mountains.
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8.6 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 17 февруари
Excellent FPS from the DOS-era. I fully recommend to fans of retro FPS games and Star Wars fans.
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