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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Mixed (26 reviews) - 53% of the 26 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Release Date: Nov 3, 2009

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Includes 14 items: STAR WARS™ - Dark Forces, STAR WARS™ - Knights of the Old Republic™, STAR WARS™ - The Force Unleashed™ Ultimate Sith Edition, STAR WARS™ Battlefront™ II, STAR WARS™ Empire at War - Gold Pack, 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, STAR WARS™ Knights of the Old Republic™ II - The Sith Lords™, STAR WARS™ Republic Commando™, STAR WARS™ Starfighter™, STAR WARS™ The Clone Wars™ - Republic Heroes™, STAR WARS™: The Force Unleashed™ II


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

Mac OS X
    • 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
    • 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)
    • 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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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 16
This is an action game, remiscient of Castlevania. You spend most of your time in combat and in jumping around and manipulating objects. You can learn may different combat moves, most associated with complicated button press sequences.

I don't have great hand-eye co-ordination, so I'm not a big fan of action games, but thought I might be able to do this on the easiest setting. I was wrong. What makes things particularly frustrating is that when you save and reload, you do not come back to the same point, but to the beginning of the section. So if you die near the end of a long, difficult section, too bad - you have to do it all over again. Much of the time you die not in combat, but by missing a tricky jump, or being knocked off a ledge. After 8 attempts to cross the chasm halfway through the second mission, I gave up.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
27.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 8
This game has some really clunky camera and sometimes uncomfortable controls (dat Star Destroyer). And no proper save games, so you are going to get really frustrated after you fought through 95% of enemies on the level and died. Like, sometimes, REALLY frustrated. But... if you're looking for a good story, based on Star Wars - this is your best shot after KOTOR.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 19
A six hour campaign with a decent story and satisfying, if a bit janky, force powers and combat. That is FU in a nutshell. Fun for sure, if you can get it on sale.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 2
> what i like about this game

+ It has a lot of enemies the fight
+ You get free dlc
+ It has a great story
+ It has some great boss fights
+ If you are a starwars fan then this game is for you
+ One of the best hack and slash games ever
+ You can kill bosses with some great quick-time events
+ The games levels are great
+ The story is diffrent from the xbox version
+ It has some puzzle elements
+ The grafics are great
+ It has some custiomusation
+ It has collectables

- What I dont like

- It crashes a lot
- You miss a lot of the story
- It is a rip off the xbox version
- You get stunt a lot and you cant do ♥♥♥♥ about it
- Enemies have almost always a sharp aim ( they almost always hit you)
- It is unplayable with out a controller
- It has clunky controlles
- It has great music but there is a glitch that crashes your game and one for the music
- Taking down the star destroyer is the most irritating thing in the game
- There is no mind control
- There are missing some boss fights

> 8/10 ultimated power if you have the xbox version

> Buy it when it is 10/5 euro on the xbox bu it for 20 or lower

= For who is this game : it is for starwars fans that like free dlc and a good hack and slash on the xbox 360

= This is a great game but only buy it on the xbox not on the pc
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 23
I loved all Dark Forces games (actually, first Dark Forces is definitely one of the best game I ever played). I thought that this one will be like Jedi Academy's not. I finished at second boss and ihave no intention to complete because it's kinda boring. Force grip is cool thing but overall combat is chaotic and playing also on controller is frustrating. Bought on sale for few bucks but I think it's not even worth that price.
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3 of 22 people (14%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 30
If you're a fan of being stun-locked and killed off by normal enemies, these enemies often spawned by bosses to make your day terrible, then this is the game for you.
If you're a fan of having less than 10 unique enemies to fight in the entire game, then this is the game for you.
If you're a fan of bottomless pits that can set you back several minutes of progress time each, then this is the game for you.
If you're a fan of QTEs for every boss fight and "strong enemy" as a requirement for them to die at all, then this is the game for you.
If you're a fan of wonky physics magic, then this is the game for you.
If you're a fan of shallow RPG mechanics and grinding, then this is the game for you.
If you're a fan of awful voice acting and writing, then this is the game for you.
If you're a fan of Peter Molyneux's idea of the player's actions influencing the story, then this is the game for you.
If you're a fan of soundtracks made up of like three different songs, then this is the game for you.
If you want to play a good game then... well, honestly ♥♥♥♥ off, what are you doing here looking at something from Star Wars?
People say this game is vastly inferior to the sequel, I say those people are stupid, it's clearly the same game.
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343 of 383 people (90%) found this review helpful
80 people found this review funny
9.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 12, 2014
Ever wanted to beat up an old man with psychic powers while you plummet through the atmosphere of a small planet on a collapsed observation deck? Ever wanted to slice the equivalent of a space-tank in half with a glowing lazer sword? Ever wanted to electrecute a jawa... WITH YOUR MIND?
if yes = get this
if no = what the hell is wrong with you?
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528 of 614 people (86%) found this review helpful
29 people found this review funny
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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200 of 241 people (83%) found this review helpful
14 people found this review funny
20.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 25, 2014
Let's get this out of the way first: this game is an extravagantly unfinished piece of trash.

It plays and functions like a very early and rough prototype, levels are spectacularly inconsistent in both length and difficulty, sounds and music many times fail to even load [!], it is locked at 30 fps [!!] (except for a glitch during combos that momentarily unlocks the framerate [!!!]), and textures and segments of levels fail to load at random times [!!!?!] (including during cutscenes when parts of the enviroment simply pop-in after the camera has already panned to it's location). It's undeniable proof of LucasArts's state of total disarray during the generation, and it's ridiculous this game was ever deemed release-worthy.

However, I still recommend it....because I had fun with it and liked it.

The story is fantastic; containing awesome moments, excellent plot twists, great original characters and deepening existing Star Wars characters. It contains a brand new original score that is wonderful and is up to the quality of John Williams' own work, and the graphics and rendition of the Star Wars universe is breathtaking and exciting once you get past the poor coding and glitches. The DLC for the game (included here) includes an alternative version of the Star Wars trilogy that is also really well done and pure fan service for any Star Wars fan.

At the end of the game, I was left wanting for more....which is exactly what I want from any game. Go ahead and play it if you are a Star Wars fan, because you may have a blast.
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123 of 141 people (87%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
10.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 9, 2013
So here's the thing, is the game bad? No, far from it. Is it the best Star Wars game out there? No, go play Knights of the Old Republic you fool.

The game is based between episodes 3 and 4 of the Star Wars movies. The story, if you pay attention actually is well-explained and well-placed in the 20-ish year gap between the two. It explains how the Rebel Alliance came to be and all that good stuff (if you pay close attention you'll even see where the symbol for the rebels came from), and wraps itself up in the end nicely as well, but this is just story-wise. Are there a few plot holes, probably, but the force is the ultimate way to explain them, right?

Anyway the game isn't bad, it takes about 6-8 hours to beat and it is super fun to blast everything to death with Force Lightning.

Outside of that, if you are a Star Wars fan, you'll probably like the game, if not, I'd try KotOR first then see how you feel. They aren't the same type of game but if you aren't a Star Wars fan and don't find yourself liking Knights of the Old Republic, then don't bother with this game.

One last thing, as a warning, and I will leave this with MINIMUM spoilers. Towards the latter part of the game you end up taking on a Star Destroyer with the force, it took me 3 sequences of manipulating it with the sticks. The third time, it tells you to bring the right stick down and stays red, it is supposed to turn yellowish/green when you are in the correct position (when you get there you'll see what I mean) just keep holding that stick up. It is a bug and I can't believe they didn't fix it, but you'll thank me later when you waste an hour going "WTF WHAT DO I HAVE TO DO"
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12.7 hrs
Posted: October 25
Audio bug not fixed by anyone
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8.4 hrs
Posted: October 23
Clunky controls, terrible boss fights, and useless upgrades. The story is decent, but the gameplay makes it really hard to enjoy it.
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Star Wars: The Force Unleashed - Ultimate Sith Edition

A simple pros & cons overview follows below.

I remember playing this back when it came out and thinking it was just awesome. The technical prowess of Digital Molecular Matter and the likes was enough to look past an at times overly melodramatic story, cringeworthy dialog and voice acting performances, clichéd characters, and an often irritating targeting system and gameplay mechanics.

Unfortunately, close to 8 years down the line, I'm forced to realise that breaking stuff and making it look pretty is basically much all that TFU does well. As opposed to some games with a lot of heart that retain a certain charm even after a few years, The Force Unleashed doesn't seem to have aged all that well. The only thing it had going for it was that it looked good, and by today's standards that's just not true anymore. Sadly, this only serves to emphasise all of its original flaws. It also feels ridiculously overpriced at the time of writing this.

In light of the above, I'd recommend catching up on the story and moving straight to the sequel which, if nothing else, looks a lot better with a slightly improved gameplay.

  • Mildly interesting story set between episodes III and IV;
  • Wreaking havoc with the Force is still pretty fun at times (especially once you've levelled up);
  • Sith Edition includes a lot of additional content (levels, skins).

  • Poor controls and targeting;
  • Ridiculous amount of loading screens;
  • Graphics haven't aged well;
  • Some irritatingly overwhelming encounters;
  • Some cringeworthy dialog and voice acting performances, clichéd characters.
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0.4 hrs
Posted: October 13
It had been awhile since I played a great Star Wars game, and this felt like meeting an old friend. No, he isnt Kyle Katarn, but it is a blast to be able to wield the force in such an over the top manner. Really enjoyable game.
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10.9 hrs
Posted: October 13
Enjoyable enough Star Wars game and story, its basically hack and slash as Vaders secret apprentice. Plays well with Xbox controller. Gameplay is enjoyable for the most part although some parts are really frustrating sections like the one where you have to destroy a Star Destroyer using the force. That particlar level made the game more a chore than a pleasure. The game is no KOTOR its certainly not a bad Star Wars game but its only good and not great. 6/10
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