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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Data di rilascio: 15 feb 1995

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Informazioni sul gioco

Dietro un velo di segretezza il malvagio Impero sta creando un esercito apocalittico - uno che, se terminato, diventerà l'ingranaggio finale nell'arsenale di terrore e dominazione imperiale.
La tua missione? Unisciti alla divisione per le operazioni segrete dell'Alleanza Ribelle, infiltrati nell'Impero, quindi combatti contro ogni uomo e macchina che le Forze Imperiali possono radunare. Cerca le prove in una vasta galassia, attacca basi nemiche-il tutto in un disperato tentativo di fermare l'attivazione di questa nuova e temibile arma.
  • Ambienti completamente interattivi - muri e pavimenti mutabili, piattaforme mobili, trasportatori, illuminazione ed effetti atmosferici realistici.
  • Combattimento a terra in prima persona. Fai affidamento su 10 armi per combattere venti tipi di nemici.
  • Esplora l'universo virtuale di Star Wars da vicino.
  • Sali sopra passerelle, guarda e spara su e giù, salta da sporgenze, fatti strada nella spazzatura.

Requisiti di sistema

    • Sistema Operativo: Windows 2000, XP o Vista
    • Processore: 486 o superiore
    • Memoria: 16 MB
    • Grafica: DirectX
    • DirectX®: DirectX 5.2
    • Hard Disk: 80 MB
    • Suono: Scheda Audio 16-bit

    • Note: A causa dell'età del titolo, gli utenti potrebbero incorrere in alcuni problemi di incompatibilità derivanti dall'uso dell'hardware corrente. Si prega di consultare il forum per ulteriori informazioni.
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farfaramir
( 14.8 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 25 maggio
This was way harder than I remembered, maybe games have gone too easy as years go by. Last level was a nightmare. So yeah, totally recommended, old school FPS, like Doom meets Star Wars.
Glitchex64
( 23.5 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 22 maggio
Star Wars Dark Forces is one of the most difficult video games I have ever encountered. It took me about 20 hours to complete. The game consists of 14 very challenging levels. This game is definately worth your money. I only have a few issues with the game...

1. Graphics sometimes randomly glitch out (To temporarily fix this, hid [Esc] over and over right when it happens.)
2. Controls are whacked up

Don't let these issues stop you from purchasing Dark Forces! It is still a great game and I would highly recommend it if you're into games like Doom, Portal, or just Star Wars in general. To make your experience better, here are a few tips for new players...

1. If you can't figure out a level, stay determined! Try again, or look up a walkthrough! (I would reccomend G-Man's Gaming walkthroughs: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL6DD3A833ADC1E543)

2. The controls take time to get used to, and can be frustrating to use. Don't worry, below is a list of controls!

Controls:
[SPACE] Jump
[W] Walk Forwards
[S] Walk Backwards
[A] Walk Left
[D] Walk Right
[SHIFT] Hold down to run
[C] Crouch
[E] Use/Activate
[1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [0] Used for changing weapons
[F1] Inventory/Objectives/Mission/Weapons
[F2] Toggle Night Vision
[F3] Toggle Ice Cleets
[F4] Toggle Gas Mask
[F5] Toggle Headlight
[F6] Toggle Headwave
[F7] Hide GUI
[F8] Toggle Weapon
[F9] Switch Weapon
[F10] Switch Weapon
[Esc] Pause Game
[Left Mouse] Use Weapon
[Alt]+[Enter] Toggle Fullscreen

3. If you keep dying, try again! Or... you could just... Type in the code, "laimlame'
(Type it in while you're controling the main character [Kyle Katarn])

This game really is great! Don't let the difficulty, bugs, controls, or graphics discourage you from purchasing this game!
yeats
( 6.6 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 21 maggio
A critic played Disney Infinity 3.0 and said: "One of the Best Star Wars games i've ever played"

He obviously hasn't played:

-Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic
-Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic 2: The Sith Lords
-Star Wars Battlefront (The new one and the original)
-Star Wars Battlefront 2
-Star Wars Dark Forces
-Star Wars Dark Forces 2
-Star Wars Mysteries of the Sith
-Star Wars Republic Commando
-Star Wars Bounty Hunter
-Star Wars Commander
-Star Wars Jedi Outcast
-Star Wars Jedi Academy
-Star Wars Empire at War
-Star Wars Republic at War (The mod)

That Critic was a:

F-A-I-L

The End
Jr786 Neil Watts/Eva Rosalene
( 20.3 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 21 maggio
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=opXDCBGqnxY
Since I'm a big Star Wars Fan and a Fan of MS-DOS Games from my Childhood, Star Wars: Dark Forces is a really fun game to play and one of the games I played as a Child on my Dad's old MS-DOS PC. I also like the Playstation Version of the Game too.

Take the role of Kyle Katarn, one of the most Popular Star Wars characters in Star Wars Lore mentioned in the Expanded Universe Novels. In the Prolouge, you need to steal the Death Star Plans so that Star Wars Episode 4 can take place.

Once you reach the main story, the Galactic Empire has unleashed an Army of Super Solider Stromtroopers: Dark Troopers. Your mission is to find out more about the Dark Trooper Project and bring it to a Complete Halt... (Wait a minute, what's that noise?) *Hears an *8-Bit Missile SFX flying past*

This game is alot of fun to play, so be sure to get the MS-DOS or PS1 Version of the game and May The Force be with You.


Opening Crawl:
A long time ago in a galaxy
far far away...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1YNR8-ShFrA
STAR
WARS

DARK FORCES
The New Order of the Empire stretches
its evil clutches across the galaxy,
consuming planets with devastating
results. Through many struggles, the
Rebel Alliance has learned of a new
Imperial battle station, the DEATH
STAR, with enough power to destroy
an entire planet.

Unable to acquire the plans to the
deadly space station, the Rebels have
employed the skills of Kyle Katarn.
Known to most as a mercenary for
hire, Katarn is a rogue figure who has
a partial alliance with the Rebels.

Armed only with a blaster pistol and
an intimate knowledge of Imperial
methods, Kyle prepares to infiltrate
the Imperial base where the plans are
kept...
liquidcyanide_01
( 2.0 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 21 maggio
I enjoy the retro dark forces, 25 years ago this was the s**t and now it's still good. No problems, just as expected. The nostalgia.... from a long time ago in a trailer park not so far from here....
You Can't See Me!!!!
( 0.2 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 20 maggio
Gud Stur Wurs... Gud Doom Like Game... Gud Dark... Gud Forces... Gud Trademark
[HSOWA] Oregon Shooter Sam Hyde
( 1.8 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 19 maggio
DARK Forces is pretty racist to be honest I thought we were better than this. I mean, it's 2016 afterall...
spano1212
( 1.2 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 18 maggio
One of the best Star Wars First Person Shooter games ever
JJ
( 8.4 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 17 maggio
It good.
AlEgor
( 18.2 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 17 maggio
It's been a long time since I've played this one. This is actually the first time I've completed it.

The coolest thing about Dark Forces is its atmosphere. It's genuine Star Wars, more than almost any other Star Wars related game I've seen. Everything is done right here - from interiors (all those shafts, white corridors, control panels - just like in the movies) to the sounds of doors opening. It's funny how subsequent Star Wars games couldn't make this as authentic, despite having all kinds of technological advantages.

Gameplay is very simple but still satisfying as hell. First few missions are little boring but then it gets better and better. My personal favorite is the one on Nar Shaddaa. The final mission was awesome too - very challenging and intense.

The graphics here are basically huge flickering pixels all over the screen. I've never had any serious issues with dated visuals but still I got to get used to these graphics for some time (it's been a while since I've played something that old). Even had a minor headache for the first 30-40 minutes - you got to strain your eyes sometimes because at first you can't even tell what's ahead of you in pixels. But once you get used to it, it feels totally fine. I must say, I still like this look better than early polygonal games which look unspeakably ugly.

The plot here is also really simple, but at least it's not something like Battle of Hoth or Death Star assault for the 100th time, it's its own thing. Yeah, back in pre-Disney Star Wars era we used to think it was Kyle Katarn, not the chick from The Theory of Everything, who stole the plans of Death Star and handed them to Leia.
I liked all that Dark Trooper Project thing. It's nothing that great, but it fits the universe and works fine for a little spin-off story.

Definitely try this if you're into Star Wars (and Doom) and not scared of 1995 graphics and archaic controls. Still entertaining.
Blrgl_Bluchallain
( 0.2 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 17 maggio
BUY THE GOG VERSION INSTEAD

If you must play the Steam version don't expect it to run perfectly on Win 7 and the game appears to be missing the original music. You could ♥♥♥♥ around with dosbox and mods to fix all the issues but you'd be better off getting the GoG version of both this and the sequel. Not only is it cheaper but it has all the legwork done for you.
JD Herrera
( 5.7 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 16 maggio
Star wars: Dark Forces * 8/10

After 20 years I can finally play Dark Forces. When I was a kid I've always been puzzled whether or not I should have played it but, you know, money wasn't mine and my father was very reluctant on spending too much money, we already had DooM and DooM 2, so... But now, with steam sales... MUAHUAHUAHAUHAU...

Star Wars Dark Forces was the first chapter of what later would become the Jedi Knight Saga. It's obviously set in the Star wars universe, around the first trilogy, between Episode IV (Kyle brings the death star plans to Mon Mothma) and VI (Kyle frees Crix Madine who explains the attack plan at the Moon of Endor). Our protagonist Kyle Katarn is a Mercenary hired by Mon Mothma and the Rebellion for various operations against th empire. During a mission Kyle and his partner Jan Ors will meet an odd advanced and deadly robotic trooper, and they will investigate this creation to find out a plan for mass production of these deadly "Dark Troopers".
So the game is essentially an FPS, one of the first as this came out after DooM, so the engine and the aspect is quite similar, hence there will be solid ambiences and 2d characters and items. But even though the engine looks pixellous as much as doom there are some very "solid" ad interesting news. There are Moving level parts, and I'm not talking about the classic elevators, but solid bridges or other parts that will slide or rotate according to their purpose. Besides there will be solid objects, or "entities" that will move, such as mechanic assembly arms, Tie Fighters, and that little black imperial Mini4wd that will run around rooms...
Besides the engine, the weaponry is quite impressive apart from the trooper's iconic blaster (imprecise by default, almost kind of justifying the HORRIBLE Stormtroopers' aim... XD), the Thermal detonator (used by Leia to threaten Jabba The Hutt, but despite the name, here's just a grenade exploding on impact) you can count on a very big arsenal, but the most interesting part are items: especially night vision goggles and the light are the most impressive to me, especially the latter influencing the lighting of the rooms.
Unfortunately (or luckily) this game is released as the original one running on DosBox. I was almost afraid to face another useless HORRIBLE release as seen with the original DooMs, BUT!!! It runs perfectly, with a good (X-axis only) mouselook integration and WASD movement setting. Unfortunately I wasn't able to find any key binding setup both ingame or in DosBox config (I know, there shouldn't be any, but you know, just in case) so I had to rely on some trial and error. I could have avoided that since there's a steam F.A.Q. with all the keys list and explains how to remap through a DosBox specific function. I also had to manually increase the cycles for the DosBox Emulator because the framerate was too low
What really surprised me is the level design. Apart from the Star Wars aspect, the game gets to the point of pushing you to the limit by forcing you to get to hidden points, shoot to remotely triggered buttons, Make tough jumps and go back and forth in a maze of doors and buttons. It wasn't that nightmare today, but for the time I believe it was a very tough game, I'm sure.
Music is made of classic Star Wars themes and original Star Wars oriented tracks... rendered in MIDI, obviously XD. The best part of this is something that was very original at the time: dynamic music. A Slow pace track during exploration and faster more intense tracks smoothly kick during more active and shooting situations. This gives a great effect, because of both the Star Wars nostalgia themes and for the kind of music that perfectly suits the situation.

+++PROs+++
  • STAR WARS. Enemies, weapons, ambience and music, not to mention the cinematics. Elements that simply kicks you back in the Star wars universe, not to mention all the various references.
  • TOUGH. The latest levels are quite a maze and count a lot on hidden passages, or buttons, or small but complicate riddles to let you proceed with the level.
  • INNOVATIONS. Even though the game is based on Star Wars universe, the engine is a classic FPS in DooM style, it still shows some innovations with solid platforms moving, sliding and rotating or even few 3d models animated and moving in the levels.
---CONs---
  • NO SAVE. Unfortunately missions are quite long and you can't save your progress while you're at it, so you'll have to face every mission entirely from start to end without any chance to save. You also have a set of lives, for which I still don't see the point. At least at the end of each mission the progress is saved...
  • CPU CYCLES. DosBox CPU Cycle was quite low on my machine (20.000) causing to play with low framerate. I had to increase it manually (30.000).
  • STORMTROOPERS' AIM. At the easiest difficulty stormtroopers' aim is really faithful to the movies, as they randomly shoot towards you, without hitting you once... XD
One Name (Scott)
( 0.2 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 15 maggio
I was a bit skeptical at first when i heard there was going to be a new DOOM game
But now that I've played it
I realize how amazing this new DOOM game is
--PROS--
The game looks and feels just like the original!
The enemies are terrible at shooting...so easy kills!
Awesome Music!
Has STAR WARS easter eggs!
I think there was a lightsaber!
Puzzle elements!
--CONS--
You can't look up
The enemies kinda look like bad guys from BattleStar TrekWars
I think
Weird Controls
the game does look pretty old
they ripped off a bunch of stuff from STAR WARS
--OVERALL REVIEW--
The new DOOM game feels...right in every way
It needs work
but patience is a virtue
10/10
Thorn
( 21.5 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 15 maggio
this game is awesome !
Blandeer
( 1.5 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 14 maggio
11/10 would punch more stormtroopers so hard they fly 10 metres away.
schonemannkenneth
( 0.3 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 13 maggio
I loved this game when I was a child.
Now I'm an adult, and I do still love it.

11/10!
LuckyCassette
( 6.9 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 12 maggio
Generally a really nice game.
Think Doom with more complex geometry but with Starwars theme and you're pretty much there.
Levels definitely capture the Star Wars feel, but they can be pretty labrythn like.
Story ties in nicely with the original trilogy and the old EU and you get to see some rare locations.
Fans of oldschool FPS are definitely welcome here.
Game runs in Dosbox, which means you shouldn't have any issues running it.
StarboyxD
( 6.8 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 11 maggio
"STAR WARS™ - Dark Forces"

was nice and funny to play a game like this :)
AmadeusPhoenix
( 14.7 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 10 maggio
I dont know what made me do it, but awhile back, I decided to buy Dark Forces when it was on sale. Oh man, I didnt expect myself to fall in love so quickly.

The games retro,"Doom"-stlye shooter with a Star Wars twist is what I believe sold me. The midi is oddly comforting. The story is simple, yet excilerating. There will be moments where you want to smash your keyboard in half. There will be moments of satisfaction. The puzzles challenge the player to think critically. The action will have your heart pounding at some moments, as it did mine. Who would expect this all from a game made twenty years ago. That was a time when games were made to be good.

I give Star Wars-Dark Forces a 10/10.
Parzival
( 1.8 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 10 maggio
ok so imagine doom (original two of coures) and then add in star wars. thats really the only way to sum it up the game play is a lot like doom but with star wars wepons and universe. oh and in the first mission you get to steal the death star plans i mean the death star plans why can't this be the story of rouge one. it has crud cut scenes but i can only imagine they where good when they were realesed. so yeah to sum it up a great early fps that any doom or star wars fan can enjoy
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This awesome game was created even before Duke 3d. Must have for any Star Wars fan. Use DarkXL to avoid eyes bleeding from 1995 grqaphics. (adds full mouse look, improves resolution, etc. Look for steam guide)

10/10 rebel scums, not autorised in this area.

Та самая игра детства, была хитом ещё до выхода Дюка и Квейка. Если поставить DarkXL (улучшает управление и графику), том можно открыть её для себя заново (спустя каких-то 20 лет...).

10 Штурмовиков из 10.
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Star wars: Dark Forces * 8/10

After 20 years I can finally play Dark Forces. When I was a kid I've always been puzzled whether or not I should have played it but, you know, money wasn't mine and my father was very reluctant on spending too much money, we already had DooM and DooM 2, so... But now, with steam sales... MUAHUAHUAHAUHAU...

Star Wars Dark Forces was the first chapter of what later would become the Jedi Knight Saga. It's obviously set in the Star wars universe, around the first trilogy, between Episode IV (Kyle brings the death star plans to Mon Mothma) and VI (Kyle frees Crix Madine who explains the attack plan at the Moon of Endor). Our protagonist Kyle Katarn is a Mercenary hired by Mon Mothma and the Rebellion for various operations against th empire. During a mission Kyle and his partner Jan Ors will meet an odd advanced and deadly robotic trooper, and they will investigate this creation to find out a plan for mass production of these deadly "Dark Troopers".
So the game is essentially an FPS, one of the first as this came out after DooM, so the engine and the aspect is quite similar, hence there will be solid ambiences and 2d characters and items. But even though the engine looks pixellous as much as doom there are some very "solid" ad interesting news. There are Moving level parts, and I'm not talking about the classic elevators, but solid bridges or other parts that will slide or rotate according to their purpose. Besides there will be solid objects, or "entities" that will move, such as mechanic assembly arms, Tie Fighters, and that little black imperial Mini4wd that will run around rooms...
Besides the engine, the weaponry is quite impressive apart from the trooper's iconic blaster (imprecise by default, almost kind of justifying the HORRIBLE Stormtroopers' aim... XD), the Thermal detonator (used by Leia to threaten Jabba The Hutt, but despite the name, here's just a grenade exploding on impact) you can count on a very big arsenal, but the most interesting part are items: especially night vision goggles and the light are the most impressive to me, especially the latter influencing the lighting of the rooms.
Unfortunately (or luckily) this game is released as the original one running on DosBox. I was almost afraid to face another useless HORRIBLE release as seen with the original DooMs, BUT!!! It runs perfectly, with a good (X-axis only) mouselook integration and WASD movement setting. Unfortunately I wasn't able to find any key binding setup both ingame or in DosBox config (I know, there shouldn't be any, but you know, just in case) so I had to rely on some trial and error. I could have avoided that since there's a steam F.A.Q. with all the keys list and explains how to remap through a DosBox specific function. I also had to manually increase the cycles for the DosBox Emulator because the framerate was too low
What really surprised me is the level design. Apart from the Star Wars aspect, the game gets to the point of pushing you to the limit by forcing you to get to hidden points, shoot to remotely triggered buttons, Make tough jumps and go back and forth in a maze of doors and buttons. It wasn't that nightmare today, but for the time I believe it was a very tough game, I'm sure.
Music is made of classic Star Wars themes and original Star Wars oriented tracks... rendered in MIDI, obviously XD. The best part of this is something that was very original at the time: dynamic music. A Slow pace track during exploration and faster more intense tracks smoothly kick during more active and shooting situations. This gives a great effect, because of both the Star Wars nostalgia themes and for the kind of music that perfectly suits the situation.

+++PROs+++
  • STAR WARS. Enemies, weapons, ambience and music, not to mention the cinematics. Elements that simply kicks you back in the Star wars universe, not to mention all the various references.
  • TOUGH. The latest levels are quite a maze and count a lot on hidden passages, or buttons, or small but complicate riddles to let you proceed with the level.
  • INNOVATIONS. Even though the game is based on Star Wars universe, the engine is a classic FPS in DooM style, it still shows some innovations with solid platforms moving, sliding and rotating or even few 3d models animated and moving in the levels.
---CONs---
  • NO SAVE. Unfortunately missions are quite long and you can't save your progress while you're at it, so you'll have to face every mission entirely from start to end without any chance to save. You also have a set of lives, for which I still don't see the point. At least at the end of each mission the progress is saved...
  • CPU CYCLES. DosBox CPU Cycle was quite low on my machine (20.000) causing to play with low framerate. I had to increase it manually (30.000).
  • STORMTROOPERS' AIM. At the easiest difficulty stormtroopers' aim is really faithful to the movies, as they randomly shoot towards you, without hitting you once... XD
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Stormtroopers can't aim. Very accurate for a Star Wars DOS game.
10/10
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Generally a really nice game.
Think Doom with more complex geometry but with Starwars theme and you're pretty much there.
Levels definitely capture the Star Wars feel, but they can be pretty labrythn like.
Story ties in nicely with the original trilogy and the old EU and you get to see some rare locations.
Fans of oldschool FPS are definitely welcome here.
Game runs in Dosbox, which means you shouldn't have any issues running it.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=opXDCBGqnxY
Since I'm a big Star Wars Fan and a Fan of MS-DOS Games from my Childhood, Star Wars: Dark Forces is a really fun game to play and one of the games I played as a Child on my Dad's old MS-DOS PC. I also like the Playstation Version of the Game too.

Take the role of Kyle Katarn, one of the most Popular Star Wars characters in Star Wars Lore mentioned in the Expanded Universe Novels. In the Prolouge, you need to steal the Death Star Plans so that Star Wars Episode 4 can take place.

Once you reach the main story, the Galactic Empire has unleashed an Army of Super Solider Stromtroopers: Dark Troopers. Your mission is to find out more about the Dark Trooper Project and bring it to a Complete Halt... (Wait a minute, what's that noise?) *Hears an *8-Bit Missile SFX flying past*

This game is alot of fun to play, so be sure to get the MS-DOS or PS1 Version of the game and May The Force be with You.


Opening Crawl:
A long time ago in a galaxy
far far away...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1YNR8-ShFrA
STAR
WARS

DARK FORCES
The New Order of the Empire stretches
its evil clutches across the galaxy,
consuming planets with devastating
results. Through many struggles, the
Rebel Alliance has learned of a new
Imperial battle station, the DEATH
STAR, with enough power to destroy
an entire planet.

Unable to acquire the plans to the
deadly space station, the Rebels have
employed the skills of Kyle Katarn.
Known to most as a mercenary for
hire, Katarn is a rogue figure who has
a partial alliance with the Rebels.

Armed only with a blaster pistol and
an intimate knowledge of Imperial
methods, Kyle prepares to infiltrate
the Imperial base where the plans are
kept...
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Got this today and couldn't stop playing it. Very nostalgic - I would recommend using DarkXL for better performance.
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Star Wars flavored Doom.
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The game is just fine and is awesome.

However I dont recomend it on the sheer fact it doesnt work on Windows 7 properly, it'll play in a super tiny screen size along with playing ending credits to the game first, but in full screen. The forums on here said the game works but I couldn't get it fixed and I bought this back before the refund option came along. Just get it on GOG it'll work just fine and in full screen and everything. However if steam would be willing to fix this issue by some kind of patch to allow this game to work on newer PC's then i'd highly recomend it then.
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Pubblicata: 15 maggio
I was a bit skeptical at first when i heard there was going to be a new DOOM game
But now that I've played it
I realize how amazing this new DOOM game is
--PROS--
The game looks and feels just like the original!
The enemies are terrible at shooting...so easy kills!
Awesome Music!
Has STAR WARS easter eggs!
I think there was a lightsaber!
Puzzle elements!
--CONS--
You can't look up
The enemies kinda look like bad guys from BattleStar TrekWars
I think
Weird Controls
the game does look pretty old
they ripped off a bunch of stuff from STAR WARS
--OVERALL REVIEW--
The new DOOM game feels...right in every way
It needs work
but patience is a virtue
10/10
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BEST GAME EVER!!!!!!
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this game is DOOM style
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It's been a long time since I've played this one. This is actually the first time I've completed it.

The coolest thing about Dark Forces is its atmosphere. It's genuine Star Wars, more than almost any other Star Wars related game I've seen. Everything is done right here - from interiors (all those shafts, white corridors, control panels - just like in the movies) to the sounds of doors opening. It's funny how subsequent Star Wars games couldn't make this as authentic, despite having all kinds of technological advantages.

Gameplay is very simple but still satisfying as hell. First few missions are little boring but then it gets better and better. My personal favorite is the one on Nar Shaddaa. The final mission was awesome too - very challenging and intense.

The graphics here are basically huge flickering pixels all over the screen. I've never had any serious issues with dated visuals but still I got to get used to these graphics for some time (it's been a while since I've played something that old). Even had a minor headache for the first 30-40 minutes - you got to strain your eyes sometimes because at first you can't even tell what's ahead of you in pixels. But once you get used to it, it feels totally fine. I must say, I still like this look better than early polygonal games which look unspeakably ugly.

The plot here is also really simple, but at least it's not something like Battle of Hoth or Death Star assault for the 100th time, it's its own thing. Yeah, back in pre-Disney Star Wars era we used to think it was Kyle Katarn, not the chick from The Theory of Everything, who stole the plans of Death Star and handed them to Leia.
I liked all that Dark Trooper Project thing. It's nothing that great, but it fits the universe and works fine for a little spin-off story.

Definitely try this if you're into Star Wars (and Doom) and not scared of 1995 graphics and archaic controls. Still entertaining.
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It's Duke Nukem with a Star Wars theme

I have seen it all
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Pubblicata: 24 aprile
Pretty fun if you like Star Wars and can handle old school Doom controls. This runs in dosbox. Type LAIMLAME while playing for invincibility if you want to cheese it.
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I have a bad feeling about this
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Pubblicata: 24 aprile
The mods are coming, the mods are coming! Mouse look, give me mouse look!

It's amazing how good mouse look was for gaming, kind of like the anolog stick for the play station...

That is game breaking for me.. I love this game, great story, very fun even though it's quite old and graphics are basically doom2 standard... but oh the mouse look.

A great fun adventure of the great Kyle Katarn, a good start to a great series. The only thing is that the enemy AI is very simple and it relies on mass numbers, but hey it's old school. If you've never played early 90's shooters, this will not be easy on the eyes, but running around in Vader's star destroyer destroying dark troopers is tops.

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Dark Forces is a great oldschool FPS if you know you like those sorts of games. It's really fun pew-pewing half the stormtroopers in the Empire, at least.

Like most of its contempraries, this game was groundbreaking; in DF's case it gave people in the mid-1990s the feeling of being in a Star Wars movie (that wasn't a prequel: those would come out a couple years later). Unlike most of its contemporaries, it accomplished this partly by putting actual effort into telling a story. Nothing amazing, but it's good enough to keep you playing and find out what that rascally Darth Vader is up to next.

The DosBOX port is actually good as long as you edit the configuration file to double the allotted CPU cycles - it runs like a turtle uphill otherwise. There's a checkpoint system to make up for the lack of saving in the levels, which can get rather labyrinthine, so keep that in mind. The game still isn't quite as hard or long as the old DOOM could get, especially since Kyle Katarn here punches like a literal champ.

As an aside, this was the only Dark Forces game I was interested in, due to its similarity to the old Doom formula (the engine is very similar to Duke Nukem 3D's Build) and because I'm not that interested in being a magical overpowered Jedi.
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Pubblicata: 14 dicembre 2015
Probabilmente il primo vero fps ambientato nel mondo di Star Wars. Nonostante l'età, riesce ancora a divertire ed appassionare. Ed è decisamente meglio di tanto schifo fps uscito negli ultimi 5 anni.
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The lives system will leave you shouting at your monitor, and the lack of mouse look will have you cursing the name of auto aim. Apart from those small niggles, Dark Forces plays just has good as it did 20 years ago, and provides a nice amount of challenge to those wanting to beat an Old School FPS

Recommended
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Pubblicata: 13 febbraio
Devo's dropping the mike...AGAIN!

Disclaimer: I am a huge Star Wars fan, and have played this game a lot as a child/teenager, so as my foot note points out (see the bottom of my review pages), this review may be biased.

Title Information
Review Title Star Wars: Dark Forces
Review Date 13th of February 2016
PC Release Date 15th of February 1995
Developer LucasArts
Publisher LucasArts, LucasFilm, Disney Interactive
Genre 1st Person Shooter
Series Dark Forces (1st in the series)
Single Player Yes
Multiplayer No

Ratings
Category Score
Story 8/10
Single Player Gameplay 7/10
Multiplayer Gameplay NA
Graphics & Art Style 8/10
Replayability 7/10
Overal Rating
8/10
(See bottom of the page for ranking descriptions)


Devo's Seal of Approval?:
Absolutely. Fans of retro 1st person shooters shouldn't miss this nostalgic inducing, challenging, pixel art title. Considering this game was made over 20 years ago, it's held up remarkably well, and in my opinion is better than Doom.


PROS
  • Captures the essence of Star Wars in a way that even George Lucas ("The Maker") couldn't capture with the prequel trilogy,
  • Beautiful level design inspired by classic movie locales,
  • A wide range of interesting weapons,
  • Classic Star Wars characters, including a brief appearance by Boba Fett!!!
  • Lots of Stormtroopers, Imperial Officers, Mouse Droids & Gamorean Guards,
  • If you played this as a child, get ready for nostalgia overload,
  • Classic Star Wars to the core,

CONS
  • No Y-axis mouse control,
  • Becomes quite cheap towards the end of the game, particularly on the last level,
  • Some unintuitive puzzles,
  • I personally couldn't get Steam Overlay to work,
UPDATE please see @Kill-Cam Celebrity's comments dated 9th of March 2016 for a detailed workaround regarding the steam overlay issues. The review remains unchanged because this is only a work-around, and not a straight-forward one at that. Big thanks to @Kill-Cam Celebrity for providing this.

CONCLUSIONS...


"Look how old you've become". BUT WHO CARES! YOU'RE STILL AWESOME! What a great visit to my childhood. This classic Star Wars experience, heavily inspired by the original trilogy, is a morsel of gaming history. In thier glory days, LucasArts really did excel at game development, and they hit all the right beats with this title too...on so many levels.

Revisiting this game after 20 years really highlights how much of the original trilogy LucasArts packed into this experience. From the classic enemies and weapons, to the incredible level design and vistas. It was great fighting Stormtroopers on a level whose interior was inspired by the Corellian Corvette from Episode IV, and undertaking a platform puzzle while jumping between pillars which look remarkably like the Death Star tractor beam controls.

This game brought back so many memories from my early days of PC gaming, and I thuroughly loved it. I can't wait to "hook into" the rest of this series, and i'll definately be plaing Dark Forces again in the future.


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RANKING DESCRIPTIONS

Score Description
1 This pile of c%$p made me want to take a break from gaming!
2 Avoid this title like a fat man on a diet avoids cake.
3 Why did they even bother? Oh wait...they didn't, so niether should you.
4 I wouldn't play this unless I was really, really desperate, or the biggest fan alive.
5 While there are some interesting aspects of this title, there are just too many faults to recommend it to anyone.
6 An "average" title which has some redeeming qualities, however, be warned that it also has its fair share of flaws...
7 A good game and it probably shouldn't be missed by fans of the series or genre, but be warned there are better games out there which are more deserving of your time and money.
8 An excellent title which shouldn't be missed if you can help it. I found it hard to put this game down, and I hope you do too.
9 A master piece! As close to perfect as any title can get. You are truly missing out on an unbelievable gaming experience if you do not play this game.
10
PERFECT. Nothing more needs to be said

  • All ratings and opinions expressed in this review are subjective, and therefore are effected in part by my own preferences & predisposiitons.
  • I have not received any gifts or gratuities froma any party for this work.
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