STAR WARS™ - The Force Unleashed™ Ultimate Sith Edition
A game that will show gamers the deepest, darkest side of the Force in a story that puts them on a collision course with Luke Skywalker himself.
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Release Date: Nov 3, 2009

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About This Game

The story and action of Star Wars®: The Force Unleashed™ expands with the release of Star Wars The Force Unleashed: Ultimate Sith Edition, a special new version of the game that will show gamers the deepest, darkest side of the Force in a story that puts them on a collision course with Luke Skywalker himself. The Ultimate Sith Edition includes all of the original missions found in Star Wars: The Force Unleashed as well as content previously only available via download and an all-new exclusive bonus level.
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed completely re-imagines the scope and scale of the Force and casts players as Darth Vader’s "Secret Apprentice," unveiling new revelations about the Star Wars galaxy seen through the eyes of a mysterious new character armed with unprecedented powers.
  • Includes the original Star Wars The Force Unleashed game plus 3 re-imagined Classic Trilogy levels: Tatooine, Jedi Temple and ALL-NEW-Hoth level
  • UNLEASH EPIC FORCE POWERS and devastating combos
  • DISCOVER THE UNTOLD STORY of Darth Vader's secret apprentice set between Episodes III and IV
  • LIFE-LIKE REACTIONS from characters and environments that are different every time you play

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Win XP SP3, Windows Vista SP2 or Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz or AMD Athlon X2 5200+
    • Memory: 2 GB
    • Graphics: 3D Hardware Accelerator Card Required - 100% DirectX 9.0c compatible 256 MB Video Memory with Shader 2.0 support (Radeon HD 2900 or Geforce 8600)
    • DirectX®: Directx 9.0c compatible
    • Hard Drive: 30GB
    • Sound: Directx 9.0c compatible
    • Controller Support: XBox 360 Controller for Windows
    • Supported ATI Chipsets: ATI Radeon HD 2600, 2900, 3650, 3690, 3850, 3870, 4550, 4650, 4770, 4850, 4870, 5890
    • Supported NVIDIA Chipsets: NVIDIA GeForce 8600, 8800, 9400, 9500, 9600, 9800, 250, 260, 275, 280, 285, 295
    Recommended:
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.8 GHz or AMD Athlon X2 Dual-Core 6000+
    • Graphics: 512 MB 3D Hardware Accelerator Card (GeForce 9800 GT)
    Minimum:
    • OS: 10.8.5 (Mountain Lion), 10.9.5 (Mavericks), 10.10.5 (Yosemite), 10.11.1 (El Capitan)
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo (Dual-Core)
    • CPU Speed: 2.4 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 25 GB + 1 GB Swap File
    • Video Card: ATI HD 2600, Nvidia 8600, Intel HD 3000 with 256 MB of VRam
    • Additional: Macintosh mouse and keyboard or Microsoft Xbox 360 Wired Controller

    • Notice:Intel Integrated chipsets are unsupported (GMA 950/X3100). This game is not supported on volumes formatted as Mac OS Extended (Case Sensitive).
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Mike & Mike's
( 14.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 30
Hella fun game.
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Redlight
( 11.7 hrs on record )
Posted: April 30
Some might argue against any sort of recomendation, but i found this game very enjoyable because it gave you nearly full control over your force powers, which many starwars games often restrict.

I will say that one argravating bit was that the saves are based off of checkpoints rather than saving after conflicts. This means you can blow through a battle only to fall off a cliff because of a bad jump and have to do it all over again. I was not expecting the bend physics, but they impressed me and the only criticism i have is that they are a bit weak when interacting with stuff.

Otherwise i almost hope that a movie be considered for this game because it has a legitimate story that shines light in an area that we dont see in the star wars movies. also the new movies havent nessesarily disproven or denied the lore elements.
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abccool2
( 19.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 27
Honestly, I loved this game at one point, and I wanted to still love it, but it's so BROKEN!

Camera gets stuck in crappy area battle angles even after the boss battles and leaves me two inches in 3rd person from my character's face.

Bosses Disappear randomly in the middle of battle and don't even reappear after a bathroom break and cooking dinner...the long way, like with time and care. So a LONG TIME, I have yet to have a boss re-pop up for me, which leaves me heart broken because I love Star Wars and if they took concepts of this game and put it into one of the new star wars movies, like super profound force abilites, I'd be happy with that, but this GAME gets a thumbs down for me, honestly I'm sorry, I love it for being it, but I truly judge it on being so broken that is has broken my heart.

*Feels sad I bought the star wars collecton pack, hope The Force Unleashed 2 isn't as broken*
Also anyone please leave comments on which game from the Star Wars Collection I should play next! Can;t wait to play them all, so hard to choose!
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gabe
( 1.8 hrs on record )
Posted: April 26
george lucas
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Kristofett
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 25
Do something to fix the launch. The second it starts up it crashes and I can't find a way to fix it. Please help because I love this game.
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Cotton_91
( 1.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 25
Tony sucks at this game, He thinks hes the best but he actually sucks.
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Surf
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 24
Broken game. Everytime I tried to adjust volume, or even plug in my headphones, it treated it as some random key combination and skipped entire scenes against my will. Turned off my sound at one point, had to exit game to get sound back. Controls are very clunky, 3rd person aiming system sucks. Gave up on game after 15 minutes.
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bessonovluke
( 27.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 20
I enjoyed the game greatly. Massive Improvement on KOTOR and KOTOR 2. Also better then Old Republic. Diffeculty is perfect. The cheats also make it riddicoulsly fun after you finish it. Great Game< however game time is small around 6Hours of game time. Worth every penny
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so0ky
( 36.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 19
I beat the game again for nostalgia, and I have come to realize it isn't as nearly as good as a game as I remembered.

There are some things going for it. You are a sith that helps jedis, which is cool. It's a hack n slash in the star wars universe, which is cool. Some of the action sequences and cut scenes are pretty cool. But there are A LOT of problems, and quite frankly, they put minimal QA into this game.

First I want to start with environment. It's wonky, to best describe it. He can't run up some hills, you have to double jump it. Some ledges you just run over, and it isn't realistic, while other ledges is just the right height so you have to jump. It's quite frustrating. Sometimes you just slide off, which is very frustrating. Some times, like in one of the last boss fights, I've gotten stuck somewhere and I have to wait to get hit to get unstuck. It is just stuff like that that they needed to polish out with QA, but they probably had a limited budget.

There is skilled jumping in this game. What I mean by that is there is very seldom platforms set up for you to just jump, or just double jump. You have to gauge it. I don't mind it, but it did make me frustrated.

The combo system. It had such good potential to have a great hack n slash, the problem is, you don't really need it. Not only that, you can never pull off the advanced combos. Either they die too quickly, or they just absorb damage and knock you out of the way or something. It's like the enemy doesn't respond to your damage, and sometimes they do, and when they do, they die with the basic combo. There are a few combos that you have to have, and I think that's why they brough this system in. But the rest of the combos that you unlock, are only there to consume a combo point when you lvl up. That's my theory. They were never really designed to be used in the game.

When Starkiller get knocked back, or receives damage, it's like it takes him 2 years to get up. And then damage is pounded onto you, and I think that is the intention of it, because they couldn't come up with a game where Starkiller gets damage. It is quite frustrating.

One last thing then I am done. You can't dash or block in mid combo. WTF! I don't think you realize how maddening that is if I could of disrupted my lightsaber attack with a block, or a dash.

In the end, the only real reason why I would play the second one is the story, that's it. Which I probably will beat. I've beaten these games before, but I remembered them to be much better. In the end, more problems than benefits. Thumb down.
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zephyros
( 2.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 17
The FPS lock is the WORST SIN u can do to a game ....
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-VΔPE
( 2.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 17
So so
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the merc with a game console
( 17.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 17
Let me just say it's a good game: it has good framerate, the gameplay is can be balanced (most of the time) and it not overkill. HOWEVER!!! Let me just warn you that when you TRY to take the stardestoyer(spoiler!) The game is a piece of @%#% UP $%&# !!!!!! But other than that its pretty good.;)
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Megingjord
( 7.8 hrs on record )
Posted: April 14
Bad Targetting, lots of bugs(you can even get stuck and have to reload the game) and bosses can be beaten by exploiting their weak A.I. I reget buying this game.
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Darth0zric
( 13.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 14
I was really enjoying this game but the 30fps cap was annoying so i downloaded the 60fps exe but this was interfering with force grip causing things to float up so i had to revert back to the original 30fps exe. I carried on with the game until I got to this impossible mission where you have have to bring down a star destroyer and gave up. The game tells you to press the the buttons which i do but it's too slow too bring down then the tie fighters start shooting at you so you have to release and is on an endless cycle! I searched this and am not the only only one with this problem. I also noticed some annoying audio glitches where some sound just cuts out.
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Azoff
( 12.6 hrs on record )
Posted: April 12
Before we start this review, we need to get one thing straight: under no circumstance do I recommend that you purchase this game while it's at full price ($19.99). While it's on sale? Sure. Right now? Please don't.


At it's core, The Force Unleashed is just another linear hack-n-slash with little to no story depth and an unusually short campaign, however, that doesn't keep the game from being entertaining in it's own right. The story is full of clichés, and it's difficult to relate to the main character. The soundtrack is an amalgamation of musical scores from the original Star Wars saga and original compositions from Mark Griskey and Jesse Harlin. My main gripe with the soundtrack is that although it's great, there's little to no variation in it. There are only 4-5 songs that'll play during combat throughout the entire campaign, and it's easily noticeable.


The gameplay isn't varied either; different Force powers become available to you as you progress through the storyline, and you'll find yourself spamming the same combos on the same enemies time and time again. Boss fights are deceivingly simple, with no more than three progressions in strategy throughout each bout. It might be fun as hell, but it gets stale after some time.


Onto the most pressing issue: the port from consoles to PC. This is a mediocre port at best. There are performance inconsistencies across Windows versions. The SFX (such as foley) and music cuts out completely in some levels, and the game requires a reset for it to cut back on. The game crashes at random with a surprising frequency. There are graphical errors. The list goes on.


The replay value is nil; the game does in fact have two different endings, but both of them are equally dissatisfying. All three DLC packages are less than 45 minutes long, and are unbelievably bland.

The graphics were quite impressive at the time of the game's release, and it's overall aged quite well, although it may look a bit dated to some people.

Overall, I'd give the game a solid 7.5/10.
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Sarkoth
( 12.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 9
I remember enjoying this on console, back when it came out, but is hasn't aged well. Especially the gameplay has become rather dull.

The force powers are still the one redeeming feature, but it's not enough to be able to recommend this anymore.
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Darth Acleveus
( 6.8 hrs on record )
Posted: April 7
Loved playing it for the story, couldn't finish because of a game breaking bug...
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waffle106
( 1.7 hrs on record )
Posted: April 7
Played through to the second boss, got tired of broken camera angles, no mouse support on menus, and QTE event prompts that weren't updated for rebound hotkeys.

Enemies don't follow any logical AI path. "Here's me attacking. Now here's me giving the player a huge opening that makes no ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ sense. I WANT to get stabbed!"

♥♥♥♥ing console gamers.
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schizophrenicGhost
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 7
I will say the first mission, after being Darth Vader, of this game is just fantastic. You feel powerful, you feel like a real sith lord. Just mowing down troops, not caring what side you are on. I thought I was in for a treat! But no, from there on the game is just terrible in my opinion. The game is glitchy, the AI is dumb, and the game just gets stupid hard at weird parts. I mean its pretty bad, but then you get to the Star Destroyer mission and man, what a disappointment that turned out to be. I mean I would have 100% just preferred a cut scene or something compared to the mindless grinding it took to take that thing down. And the dlc isn't much better. I played the Hoth DLC and it was more or less as bad as the main game. Never played the second one and I don't plan on it.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
8 of 13 people (62%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
36.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 19
I beat the game again for nostalgia, and I have come to realize it isn't as nearly as good as a game as I remembered.

There are some things going for it. You are a sith that helps jedis, which is cool. It's a hack n slash in the star wars universe, which is cool. Some of the action sequences and cut scenes are pretty cool. But there are A LOT of problems, and quite frankly, they put minimal QA into this game.

First I want to start with environment. It's wonky, to best describe it. He can't run up some hills, you have to double jump it. Some ledges you just run over, and it isn't realistic, while other ledges is just the right height so you have to jump. It's quite frustrating. Sometimes you just slide off, which is very frustrating. Some times, like in one of the last boss fights, I've gotten stuck somewhere and I have to wait to get hit to get unstuck. It is just stuff like that that they needed to polish out with QA, but they probably had a limited budget.

There is skilled jumping in this game. What I mean by that is there is very seldom platforms set up for you to just jump, or just double jump. You have to gauge it. I don't mind it, but it did make me frustrated.

The combo system. It had such good potential to have a great hack n slash, the problem is, you don't really need it. Not only that, you can never pull off the advanced combos. Either they die too quickly, or they just absorb damage and knock you out of the way or something. It's like the enemy doesn't respond to your damage, and sometimes they do, and when they do, they die with the basic combo. There are a few combos that you have to have, and I think that's why they brough this system in. But the rest of the combos that you unlock, are only there to consume a combo point when you lvl up. That's my theory. They were never really designed to be used in the game.

When Starkiller get knocked back, or receives damage, it's like it takes him 2 years to get up. And then damage is pounded onto you, and I think that is the intention of it, because they couldn't come up with a game where Starkiller gets damage. It is quite frustrating.

One last thing then I am done. You can't dash or block in mid combo. WTF! I don't think you realize how maddening that is if I could of disrupted my lightsaber attack with a block, or a dash.

In the end, the only real reason why I would play the second one is the story, that's it. Which I probably will beat. I've beaten these games before, but I remembered them to be much better. In the end, more problems than benefits. Thumb down.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 30
Some might argue against any sort of recomendation, but i found this game very enjoyable because it gave you nearly full control over your force powers, which many starwars games often restrict.

I will say that one argravating bit was that the saves are based off of checkpoints rather than saving after conflicts. This means you can blow through a battle only to fall off a cliff because of a bad jump and have to do it all over again. I was not expecting the bend physics, but they impressed me and the only criticism i have is that they are a bit weak when interacting with stuff.

Otherwise i almost hope that a movie be considered for this game because it has a legitimate story that shines light in an area that we dont see in the star wars movies. also the new movies havent nessesarily disproven or denied the lore elements.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
19.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 27
Honestly, I loved this game at one point, and I wanted to still love it, but it's so BROKEN!

Camera gets stuck in crappy area battle angles even after the boss battles and leaves me two inches in 3rd person from my character's face.

Bosses Disappear randomly in the middle of battle and don't even reappear after a bathroom break and cooking dinner...the long way, like with time and care. So a LONG TIME, I have yet to have a boss re-pop up for me, which leaves me heart broken because I love Star Wars and if they took concepts of this game and put it into one of the new star wars movies, like super profound force abilites, I'd be happy with that, but this GAME gets a thumbs down for me, honestly I'm sorry, I love it for being it, but I truly judge it on being so broken that is has broken my heart.

*Feels sad I bought the star wars collecton pack, hope The Force Unleashed 2 isn't as broken*
Also anyone please leave comments on which game from the Star Wars Collection I should play next! Can;t wait to play them all, so hard to choose!
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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
7.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 26
Do you want to play this game at 60 fps? Here's how you do it.

1. Create a backup of your SWTFU.exe file (you'll find this under ..../steamapps/common/Star Wars The Force Unleashed)

2. Go to http://community.pcgamingwiki.com/files/file/506-star-wars-the-force-unleashed-12-fps-cap-fix/

3. Click on the link for The Force Unleashed (There is also a link for The Force Unleashed II, FYI)

4. Extract the SWTFU file of your choice from the folder you downloaded into your Force Unleashed folder. (There are several different choices of fps rates)

5. Launch the game

Thanks to whoever created this fix!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
10.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 29
Not canon anymore but ragdolling stormtroopers is fun. Made Luke my b*tch.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
16.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 10
I'M SORRY KOTA THE TIE FIGHTERS ARE TO STRONG FOR ME TO BRING IT DOWN
"Pull out of the sky!"
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
*dies*
7 years later,
"Pull it out of the sky!"
...




You can also be Dart hVader making the rebellion os thats cool.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
13.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 18
This game has some insane difficulty spikes. Also the QTEs are not very fun.

But using the force powers and the lightsaber combat can be pretty fun.

Overall it's a pretty mediocre game. Only made better with some PC specific fixes, like being able to get 60FPS with a fix.

If you like Star Wars, check it out for a cheap price. If not, there are way better hack and slash games out there.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 23
I dont really like the Story very well but i do love the MIssions i got from the Sith Edition they are pretty fun I wish they would have Continued those on SWTFU 2 but they didnt that is a pile of Garbo
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 26
This is one of those games that prove that reviews are somtimes not that accurate... The story fits well, and it is one of the best hack and slashes I have every played.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 16
I'm pretty sure this games a clasic.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 13
A bad port of a good game.

Takes almost 30GB of your storage, lacks any kinds of graphical options besides resolution, brightness and "High Detail: on/off", and has some weird glitches. Most notably, the 'hall of mirrors' effect that takes the skybox's place with some video cards, something to do with the tiny draw distance. If you own an Intel card, you'll have to ignore this, as there is no solution at all. It is still playable, though.
Past this huge bummer, look for fixes for the static clothes (which should be affected by physics and flow around as you move) and the missing sounds on the last two levels.

If you have a better card and lots of spare storage, you should give this a try.
Although the plot and the characters are quite uninteresting, the simple Devil May Cry-like hack'n'slash gameplay is pretty fun.
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517 of 598 people (86%) found this review helpful
27 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 8, 2015
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed is an action adventure game releasing initially on PS2, PS3, Wii, Xbox360, iOS, Nintendo DS, PSP and who could forget, the N-Gage. The Ultimate Sith edition of the game finally released on PC and Mac OS in November 2009. The plot in The Forced Unleashed is between the first two trilogies of Star Wars films, but acts as an original story. You play the role of Darth Vadar’s apprentice, as you are tasked with hunting down Jedi – but you slowly become part of the Light side as things do not go as planned.

The game play is very hack and slash style, with the good old classic lightsaber action and with a drop of force action too, the combat is very exciting and pack with all sorts of fancy attacks and duels. Part of your force powers includes the use of electric shocking your enemies too; this can be extremely pleasing to do on large groups of Stormtroopers. The combo system with the lightsabre is easy to get a grip of, and you can soon be showing off some crazy attacks, that look simply awesome. The game does have quite a lot of QTE’s throughout, these normally occur at the end of a regular fight, allowing a more cinematic dramatic end to a fight, normally I am not a fan of QTEs, but these are done in a way which allow you to enjoy what is happening on the screen whilst also testing your speed and awareness of what is going on.

This game is old now, having released almost six years ago, the graphics are becoming to look a bit dated, but that’s not to say it is a bad looking game at all. It is certainly not up to the standards we are used to now, but if you stick this on 1080p, you can still get some really nice looking scenes. The animation of all the characters are done brilliantly, and all of the levels look fleshed out with some really cool looking backdrops.

Plot wise, this has got to be one of my favourite Star Wars games. I really enjoyed playing as the Dark side for once in this type of game, but you can’t stay as the Dark side, as events unfold, you soon start becoming part of the Jedi’s and working to over throw the Emperor. It will really get you in the mood for watching the film series again.

This isn’t a very difficult game; the only times I died were due to errors in the platforming side of the game and I ended up falling off the edge of the world. The difficulty can be ramped up, so playing on hard mode may be the way forward to get more of a challenge. The end boss fights pose a little bit of a challenge, but nothing that you can’t really overcome. I’m looking at you, Star Destroyer boss!

Even though the game is very linear, the levels are all of a decent size, and have multiple paths to the end. With plenty of hidden items for you to collect as you go, you’ll be jumping and fighting your way through plenty of enemies to find them. I was a little disappointed to see that a couple of the levels were essentially the same map, just done in a different order so to speak, just seemed a little lazy on that part.
The game is also on the short side, having completed the game in just less than four hours on a normal difficulty. There is little reason to play it through for a second time unless you are trying the harder modes.

I had a couple of technical problems whilst playing. I did go into the game expecting there to be some given the age of the game. The first issue I had was, even when selecting 1080p, the game still doesn’t play in a full screen, you get black bars down the side of your game, which are very annoying. Secondly, the game is capped at 30fps – I can only assume that is because it is a port of the PS3 game. Thirdly, the sound on some levels just cuts out for no apparent reason, this has been reported as a common bug on the game, and a simple reload will fix it, so just an annoyance really. I did also encounter a couple of random crashes which resulted in me losing a bit of progress – again I expected these due to the age of the title but would be nice if a patch could be released to fix the problems.

To sum up, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed is a pretty good action game. The game play is really good, and the plot alone all deserves your time and attention. The only thing that really lets it down is the length of the game. I would only say it is worth half of the £14, 99 price tag for that reason alone. Due to the premium name of the game though it won’t go on sale very often so keep your eyes peeled.

Tom's Score Card
1) Stay away
2) Not Recommended
3) Only recommended when on sale
4) Recommended
5) Highly recommended
6) This is a must play

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50 of 75 people (67%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
Recommended
14.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 29, 2015
The community is hard as hell on this game. I'm not really a starwars fan (more of a star trek fan) so i could give 2 sqates for the story. I am on the other hand a big beat em up fan, so im easily pleased if certain criteria that i believe is common in the beat-em up genre is met.

I'll honestly say this game feels slow as ♥♥♥♥ locked at 30fps, to a point where it virtually feels a bit unplayable and more of a chore just playing it. One of my main reasons for not continuing to play the game was because of how slow it felt. till someone told me i could fully unlocked the game and get 60fps

After doing so man how this game felt so much improved. At heart one can clearly see this game was a rip straight off of the consoles. I'll be quick to say the menus are downright dated to the point of disgust. Menus surly doesn't scale to resolutions, thats for sure.

game is worth it, as long as you can deal with the small janks.
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26 of 35 people (74%) found this review helpful
36 people found this review funny
Recommended
17.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 16, 2015
My first time fighting Shaak Ti she glitched into the ground so I had to restart.
My second time I glitched in the sky so I had to restart.
My third time I got hit with zero health and somehow became invincible and then got thrown into a pit and had to restart.
My forth time my game crashed.

12/10 best ragdoll simulator I've ever played.
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Not Recommended
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2015
Force Unleashed is a clunky 3rd person action game that does two things rather well a) Force Powers (as the title would suggest) and b) introducing some original characters that fit nicely into the existing classic Star Wars lore.

The game itself is somewhat mediocre (good thing the Star Wars IP is attached) as you run and jump around slashing up Storm Troopers and other Star Wars bad guys, earning XP along the way to level up certain powers and abilities. So far, so unexciting. The real kicker is the realization of the Force Powers - true, other games (especially the Jedi Knight-titles) featured Force Powers but the way Force Unleashed does them is actually unique. For example you can grab, lift and hurl enemies around - with a lot more control than earlier titles allowed for. There is also A LOT of punch to certain powers like Force Push (which can even be charged for maximum effect) and it is quite convincing as well as enjoyable to send rows of troopers flying or blast massive doors open. Bring enormous Rancors to their knees using amped up Force Lightning is also highly entertaining and you can even combo Force Powers into your lightsaber attacks. If you want to feel badass, Force Unleashed got you covered.

The main reason to recommend this game (for me, anyways) would be the story, writing and the characters. Eventhough the main twist of the story is darn stupid, it is highly entertaining thanks to good dialogue and some cool characters (like your android sidekick Proxy who tries killing you at every given opportunity) - it feels very much like a legit piece of Star Wars, NOT easy - in my opinion. And even if you are not into the whole Star Wars thing, this could work out for you because it's simply well done and some of that classic Lucas Arts magic shines through. It also looks the part and has amazing art direction - some places are REALLY impressive, even by todays standard.

Now, you might say: "dude, all of this sounds pretty good - why the tumbs down?" - because this game is one of the worst PC ports I own on Steam. Locked frame rate, rather unstable and with completely broken sound in the final levels - some of that stuff can be fixed, but the game is broken out of the box and nobody ever cared about fixing the actual Steam files - as mentioned before, the game has a few issues as well - mainly some difficulty spikes and (more annoying) half of the game is spend revisiting locations you have already been to - which, considering it is rather short, feels like lazyness on the developers part.

Grab it at your own risk, some good stuff to be found here - but broken software sucks.
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Recommended
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 7
Highly recommended for Star Wars fans like myself, otherwise you might want to step back a little and think about it.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 5
The game play is very hack and slash style, with the good old classic lightsaber action and with a drop of force action too, the combat is very exciting and pack with all sorts of fancy attacks and duels. Part of your force powers includes the use of electric shocking your enemies too; this can be extremely pleasing to do on large groups of Stormtroopers. The combo system with the lightsabre is easy to get a grip of, and you can soon be showing off some crazy attacks, that look simply awesome. The game does have quite a lot of QTE’s throughout, these normally occur at the end of a regular fight, allowing a more cinematic dramatic end to a fight, normally I am not a fan of QTEs, but these are done in a way which allow you to enjoy what is happening on the screen whilst also testing your speed and awareness of what is going on.

The game its old but its nice and of course im a Star Wars fan so i recomend to all my friends :D
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
192.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 28, 2015
Ever dreamed of becoming a wielder of the Force? Well here is practically a simulation as a master of the Dark Side of the Force. You play as Darth Vader's apprentice, Galen Marek as you trawl through the galaxy as you blast your enemies away with varieties of different powers and complex light-saber combos. The levels are lengthy and well designed with unique atmospheres and terrains that guarantee exciting game-play. No matter what challenge you face you are almost always able to get take care of the depending on how you level up your powers, combos, and talents. While not a perfect game (levels can sometimes get stale and repetitious, enemies can be rather uninspired), Star Wars: The Force Unleashed is a fun pick-up-and-play type of game.
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Recommended
8.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 25, 2015
Brings back the memories when i played this on the DS XD
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