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.
User reviews: Very Positive (696 reviews)
Release Date: Feb 15, 1995

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Includes 5 items: STAR WARS™ - Dark Forces, STAR WARS™ Jedi Knight - Dark Forces II, STAR WARS™ Jedi Knight - Jedi Academy™, STAR WARS™ Jedi Knight - Mysteries of the Sith™, STAR WARS™ Jedi Knight II - Jedi Outcast™

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"RPS's 27th best FPS ever"
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About This Game

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.

System Requirements

    • 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.
Helpful customer reviews
255 of 291 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 12
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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45 of 53 people (85%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 7
you haven't lived until you've heard midi star wars music
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14 of 15 people (93%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
7.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 17
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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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 31
Havent played it yet? If not, then go and play it! Of course everybody hates such graphics, but still, this game was made with heart. It is as simple as Doom and interesting as any Star Wars movie.
Reasons why should you at least try to play it:
  • Perfect plot for a Star Wars game
  • Perfect voicecast
  • Perfect soundtrack
This game deserves a gold medal!
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
21.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 21
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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