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.
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Release Date: Feb 15, 1995

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

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.
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Fugitive Mind
13.2 hrs
Posted: August 20
Still holds up today, but the lack of checkpoints or a saving system make it punishing. That being said, it's incredibly fun and worth buying if you're up for a challenge. Highly recommended!
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AgonizedCandle
34.0 hrs
Posted: August 17
It's Doom but with a Star Wars setting. Not quite as good level designs as Doom though, I got lost a few times and that sewer level was the worst thing. But keep in mind I'm stupid. MIDI soundtrack is adorable.
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Sad Seal
0.6 hrs
Posted: August 14
the memories
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Danny321178
1.6 hrs
Posted: August 13
DOOM: Star Wars Edition, what's bad about that?
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gray
18.5 hrs
Posted: August 12
tooooooo toooooooo to to to toooo toooo to to to tooooooo toooooo too roo roo roo
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SpaceMan
1.5 hrs
Posted: August 9
I am a really hardcore star wars fan and to see a game so good and origional was great, but the colours are stuffed and I can't see at all.
2/10
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Ness
7.5 hrs
Posted: August 9
Great fun for an old-school FPS that's in betweem Doom and Duke Nukem 3D.

A little mazey in some levels so you might get lost once or twice. The automap is your best friend.

Enemies could be a little more varied, but overall it's fun shooting, with half of the weapons having alt-fires to spice things up.

Overall, there are some neat puzzles, and innovative level design for the time, with a lot of y-axis oriented design, including buildings which have several floors.

There are also some pretty cool 3D models and sector effects, some of which reminded me a lot of what you can find DN3D's space episode.

The story is well done and really sets the tone for the levels and the objectives. Only thing I disliked is when at the end of a level, the game makes you backtrack to the beginning of it for story reasons.
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junkiiiii
11.3 hrs
Posted: August 6
Incredible game that follows the old school Doom format. The beginning of Kyle Katarn's saga. The start of one of Star Wars better video game stories. I couldn't recommend it anymore. Just play it. If you love Star Wars you will love it. The mazes can get a bit crazy but stick with it and play the sequels. All great.

I recommend the Dark XL mod. It upgrades graphics and makes the gameplay better with things like being able to look vertically. Look for the mod guide right here on Steam. You won't regret it.
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Dinosaur Sensei
2.8 hrs
Posted: July 26
Best star wars game ever made. I played this when MS DOS was still a thing.
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Big Dumb Object
3.7 hrs
Pre-Release Review
Posted: July 26
One of the classic 2.5 shooters. Notable for being one of the first FPS games to feature mission objectives beyond "press the button at the end". Many of the scripted story sequences wouldn't be topped until Half Life years later.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
7.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 9
Great fun for an old-school FPS that's in betweem Doom and Duke Nukem 3D.

A little mazey in some levels so you might get lost once or twice. The automap is your best friend.

Enemies could be a little more varied, but overall it's fun shooting, with half of the weapons having alt-fires to spice things up.

Overall, there are some neat puzzles, and innovative level design for the time, with a lot of y-axis oriented design, including buildings which have several floors.

There are also some pretty cool 3D models and sector effects, some of which reminded me a lot of what you can find DN3D's space episode.

The story is well done and really sets the tone for the levels and the objectives. Only thing I disliked is when at the end of a level, the game makes you backtrack to the beginning of it for story reasons.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 6
Incredible game that follows the old school Doom format. The beginning of Kyle Katarn's saga. The start of one of Star Wars better video game stories. I couldn't recommend it anymore. Just play it. If you love Star Wars you will love it. The mazes can get a bit crazy but stick with it and play the sequels. All great.

I recommend the Dark XL mod. It upgrades graphics and makes the gameplay better with things like being able to look vertically. Look for the mod guide right here on Steam. You won't regret it.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 13
DOOM: Star Wars Edition, what's bad about that?
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
18.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 12
tooooooo toooooooo to to to toooo toooo to to to tooooooo toooooo too roo roo roo
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213 of 224 people (95%) found this review helpful
16 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 13, 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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350 of 401 people (87%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 12, 2015
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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91 of 103 people (88%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
10.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 6, 2015
Timeless and nostalgic // Recommended for those who grew up in the nineties, who 'remember the days'

+ Auto-aim works consistently (though it has some issues with enemies at higher/lower elevations that must be compensated for)
+ Level design is mostly excellent; encourages exploration and isn't needlessly restrictive
+ Voiceovers are excellent for the year of release, particularly that of Darth Vader (I'm fairly certain it's the original voice actor from the films)
+ Story is nothing spectacular, but it works well as a Star Wars game and stays fiercely loyal to the spirit of the franchise
+ Great variety of weapons, some of them refreshingly original
+ Audio design (weapon & enemy, etc.) is taken directly from the films
+ In stark contrast to the expectedly lackluster detail in the walls and floor, the character and enemy sprites are as detailed as can be possible given the limitations of the day
+ Switch and level puzzles are a great throwback to simpler mechanics from a simpler age; they are (mostly) not particularly frustrating, and most levels flow competently as a result

- Uses DOS Box; cannot use Steam overlay, and minimization of the client tends to alter the Windows color scheme
- Controller support is virtually nonexistant
- The antagonist has no character depth or development
- Despite generally excellent level design, there are exceptions that stand out as being quite frustrating to navigate and proceed through (eg. Sewers)

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83 of 94 people (88%) found this review helpful
125 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 9, 2015
First historical record of stormtroppers actually hitting something.
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78 of 87 people (90%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2013
Exceptionally well made for its time. I'd take this game over DOOM any day. Obviously, though, its age makes it good for nostalgia and not much else.

The main premise is a bit off beat for Star Wars, but the universe is generally represented in a wonderfully dark, gritty and accurate perspective of a rebel-aligned bounty hunter.

As an extra note, I'd like to say there is nothing cheap or fake about this game, other than the limitations that were common for its time. From start to finish, each mission feels like a well-organized challenge situated in a real, factual location of the Star Wars universe - without feeling like a repeat of any of the three original movies.
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90 of 106 people (85%) found this review helpful
26 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 9, 2014
Just think of it this way,

Doom + Star Wars = Dark Forces

Nuff said.
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