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.
User reviews: Mixed (762 reviews)
Release Date: Dec 15, 2009

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Includes 14 items: Star Wars Battlefront® II, Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast, Star Wars Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II, Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy, Star Wars Jedi Knight: Mysteries of the Sith, Star Wars Republic Commando™, Star Wars Starfighter™, Star Wars The Clone Wars: Republic Heroes, Star Wars The Force Unleashed: Ultimate Sith Edition, STAR WARS® THE FORCE UNLEASHED II, Star Wars: Dark Forces, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, Star Wars® Empire at War™: Gold Pack, STAR WARS®: Knights of the Old Republic™ 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

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: 10.5.8 (Leopard), 10.6.2 (Snow Leopard), 10.7 (Lion), 10.8 (Mountain Lion)
    • 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: Radeon HD2600, Geforce 8600 with 256 MB of VRam
    • Additional: Macintosh mouse and keyboard or Microsoft Xbox 360 Wired Controller
    • Supported Video Cards: NVIDIA GEFORCE 8600, 8800, 9600, GT 120,
      ATI RADEON HD 2600, HD 3870, HD 4670, HD 4850
    • Notice: This game contains technology intended to prevent copying that may conflict with some disk and virtual disk drives. Intel integrated video chipsets are not supported. Apple Intel Chipsets only. Power PC Processors (G4 and G5) are not supported. This game is not supported on volumes formatted as Mac OS Extended (Case Sensitive).
    Recommended:
    • Processor: 2.6 GHz Intel Quad-Core
    • Video Card: Geforce 8800 with 512MB VRam
Helpful customer reviews
171 of 199 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
20.0 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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27 of 32 people (84%) found this review helpful
16.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 28, 2014
Other than being an obvious port of a console game and having a few dumb boss fights, overall I think this game is a lot more fun than most reviewers gave it credit for. If you like slicing things up with lightsabers and shooting out force lightning (and let's be honest, who doesn't?), this game is about as good as you'll get until we get a proper sequel to Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast. It does a good job of making you really feel like the overpowered badass of a Sith that you are.
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19 of 22 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
27.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 5, 2014
This game is fun to play, plain and simple, hack and slash with force powers. My only complaint is the lack of in depth Graphics options to fix the screen tearing. Other than that, it is a great game. It is set between Starwars The Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope during the creation of the rebellion.
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29 of 43 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
13.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 2, 2014
I enjoyed the game very much. Only criticisum is that it can be hard to play with a keybord and mouse.
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29 of 45 people (64%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 15, 2014
A very impressive example of what the new generation of graphics and physics can produce. The force power effects are both awe inspiring and memorable for the moments when the camera zooms in on the victims of a force push or throw. In terms of gameplay, TFU is top notch and there are some really dazzling acrobatic moves. The storyline is fluid and new challenges are presented all the top, each of them more difficult than the previous one. The lightsaber combat is well defined and the use of force powers in every encounter can produce some pretty deveastating results. The extra content is well made and adds a little more excitement and flare for the dramatic.
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31 of 52 people (60%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 5
The way this game controls, the janky physics, lack of explaination for how to do things and ludicrous AI makes me wish for the sweet embrace of death, as I fall off a cliff for the 13th time, and am sent back to a checkpoint before some cinematic intro, only to then be pushed off a cliff again while I try and figure out what the hell I'm meant to be doing.
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11 of 15 people (73%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
12.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 15, 2014
Got this as part of a bundle, because I really liked the way the series that started with Dark Forces had developed.

Had a hard time getting into it at first, until I realized this time around it was a console port, and what they were trying to do with the control scheme. If you play it, and have access to a USB controller, I'd highly recommend using it. There's one section towards the end that's nigh on impossible to do with keyboard and mouse, unless you check the forums and realize that the port is treating the mouse input as analog instead of digital.

Graphics are nice, gamplay narrative flows well, and you get some decent character developement from the protagonist.

Mouse/keyboard controls are a bit clunky for pumping out those lightsbaer/force combos, but it the end it almost recaptured that Jedi Academy feel for me, with a nice storyline bridging Ep II and Ep IV of the movies.

If you're a fan of the series, I'd recommend buying it on sale, and keep the controller recommendation in mind.
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10 of 14 people (71%) found this review helpful
22.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 3
Even if you're not a Star Wars fan, this game is a lot of fun. I've played it through at least three times and it doesn't get boring. Highly recommended.
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9 of 13 people (69%) found this review helpful
12.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 29, 2014
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed is an action-adventure, hack'n'slash roller coaster of Sith Awesome Sauce. You play as Starkiller, the 'secret apprentice' of Darth Vader. Though you are initially tasked with hunting down Jedi Survivors, your quest quickly changes after you make some friends, enemies, and are put through extreme measures. It is honestly one of the best stories featured in a Star Wars game, and the story accounts for so much of the momentum while playing (I should note that as with all other star wars games, the story is considered non-canon in the universe, which I personally don't mind).

The gameplay is a bit cumbersome at first, but once you've gotten used to it, the lightsaber and force combat is extremely addicting and fun. After sometime, you'll start making heavy use of combos, combining force lightning with lightsaber attacks, or force push with force dash, etc. There's tons of combos to be pulled off, all visually satisfying and very useful when taking down enemies. The AI is overall intelligent, apart from some enemy types with very basic reactions to the player, but that's easily excused by the wide variety of enemy types.

The game spans 10 levels, taking about 45 Minutes (give or take) for each, so the game ends up being really short. Each level is filled with hidden Holocrons, giving timed buffs or unlockables, such as lightsaber crystals or upgrade points. A boss battle usually concludes each level, mostly being unique and very challenging. You'll face down Rancors, Sith Assassins, Imperial Walkers, the list goes on. It always gives you something to look forward to at the end.

It's worth mentioning that this is definitely a console port, as the framerate is locked and there's little to no optimization settings or menus. The game overall looks and runs decent, apart from sound issues on very rare occassion. If you play on a potato, I'm sure you'll be fine.

Overall, The Force Unleashed is a worthy game for any Star Wars fan, and double for a fan of Sith characters. The Ultimate Sith Edition just adds 3 bonus levels as an epilogue to the game's alternate ending, but they're nice additions. Despite being incredibly short, the game offers a lot of replay value with the combat system, collectibles, and harder difficulties.

7/10 - Great Deal if discounted (which happens very rarely for this title apparently, so your money, your problem. gg no refunds)
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 5
I always loved playing this game - the action is fun, the story (although no-longer canon) is great, and the performances, particularly of the main character are fantastic. But the PC port starkly displays the unintuitive design choices and technical shortcomings of the game.

The character models are alright, but the environmental textures look terrible, and the loading screens in between menus are unforgivably annoying.

Other than that though, the game IS fun to play on PC, finding the upgrade holocrons is enjoyable, the music is (of course) fantastic, the keyboard controls work surprisingly well, and the sheer amount of destruction you can cause with you force powers is excellent!

It's not a ground-breaking game by any standards, but it is a fun hack-and-slasher with a great story. It's just a shame that the utter lack of effort put into porting the game - right down to the lack of graphics options, or even an in-game keyboard controls menu - makes it a sometimes-bumpy ride.

Get it cheap.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
8.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 25, 2014
I really enjoyed the storyline of this game.

Some of the controls felt clunky though (Probably the result of it being a console port)

The fixed camera cause some line of sight issues during boss fights, it caused some enviornmental objects to take up too much of the view, and made it difficult to aim.

Still, a very fun game, especially if you enjoy the Star Wars universe.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
6.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 20, 2014
I have been waiting to get this game. To my disapointment after being such an old game it still experiences some lag in some areas, freezes and all out crashes on occasions. They are typically unexpected, but they happen. When the game is running its very enjoyable

6 of 10
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 10
The game's story seems decent, but the port of this game is pretty terrible. There's no mouse control, barely a graphics setting, 30fps lock, and obvious texture popping. I got this through a humble bundle deal so I'm not too torn up about it but I wouldn't suggest buying this game alone. (I've also used a controller with this game and it only mildly makes the game easier to play)
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7 of 11 people (64%) found this review helpful
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 4
I just came back to this game after a year's hiatus and got an abrupt reminder of why I stopped playing it in the first place. I just about had an aneurysm out of sheer rage while trying to finish a level I gave up on before. Lemme put things in a list.

Story: Well, it's not terrible. I've seen worse writing plenty of times. It just isn't very grabbing to me. Don't take my opinion on this, though; I've never put much thought into the backstory of the Star Wars franchise.

World Design/Graphics: About what I expected. Looks like a Star Wars game. Some of the expressions and character models look like they were made in Garry's Mod, but it's bearable.

Physics: RUN. RUN FAR AWAY. The physics engine in this game is just god-awful. Platforming is a pain; accurately judging a jump is like trying to throw a ball whose density is constantly fluctuating. Some of the terrain is horridly rough, with smooth ground being un-walkable in random spots. Of course, none of this helps while fighting. And speaking of that...

Combat: The control scheme for fighting isn't too bad. Basic combat maneuvers, such as jumping, slashing, lighting, and dodging are all on natural-feeling buttons. The AI, however, is an absolute NIGHTMARE. Enemies will constantly gang up on you, slapping you around like a pinball in combos that are infuriatingly hard to get out of: blocking and dashing while being hit are impossible. And when the guys right next to you aren't hitting you, the ones halfway across the map are picking you off with impossibly accurate potshots that must be either swatted away by the auto-deflect feature (which has about a 2% success rate) or deflected manually by holding the block button, meaning you can't do ANYTHING ELSE. Which leads to you getting beat over the skull by all those guys right next to you. Crowd control is unlocked about halfway through the game, and DUMPS your force energy gauge. No spamming the "Get away from me!" button.


My reccommendation: Steer clear of this game. It's not worth the pain and suffering.
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12 of 21 people (57%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 4
*Review note, I have played through the entire game on Xbox 360. This is about the PC version*

Subpar graphics, awful video options menu (Brightness, contrast and Gamma), you'd expect a developer with at least ten to fifteen years experience on the PC would make a better PC version. It feels like it was developed by howler monkeys, with no hands and typewriters.

Also: pressing start to skip a cutscene minimises the game and returns to your Desktop and upon opening causes a multitude of bugs including text crawls being buggy as-well as varying audio and graphical glitches.

In light Force Unleased as a game it's OK. Nothing really special, has a nice physics engine. (Which Lucasarts spent heavy time marketing it) but aside from that. Character animations are meh, animations are stiff and robotic, etc,etc.

I do like the extra content such as the added campaigns though.

However, as a PC gamer. I can't recommend this ever. It's one for if you own a console.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
9.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 21
This game is weird. Everything the game does should make we not recommend the game. But I still do.

Here is why...

Right out the gate your going to see simple textures, bad pop in and a 30fps framerate. Funny thing is the game still felt and looked smooth. Not to mention the semi-destrucible environments are a huge pro. I love throwing people into statues and watching them brake apart or forcing pushing them up in the air, throwing my sabre into his chest and throwing him into a tree. Feels great. The camera is a bit of a ♥♥♥♥♥ and controls are a tad clunky but it did not annoy me. Bosses are challenging, sometimes cheap wont name any names but you will know dont worry, and to beat a boss results in an unfailable qte. I hate qte but it still was great as it felt like you kicked the living ♥♥♥♥ out of a boss and that was your reward to see your character look like a badass. Its also very repetive but it did not feel that way even though you were doing the same thing again and again.

The story is actually quite intresting and decent. Fits in right between episode 3 and 4 and to be honest should be made into a movie. I love proxy and his relationship with the protagnist was unique. All the powers and combos vary up combat making you into a badass. The costume selection is ♥♥♥♥ing amazing. I count like 40+ unique outfits being different variations of the protagnist or different characters in the star wars lore. The three missions outside of the main story are nice what if spin off missions and are quite good but familiar to main story. Some glitches only one was game stopping and one crash.

Overall a game thats weird but I really enjoyed desipte bad cons which would break other games. Maybe its due to that I a star wars fan XD
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
12.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 6
I played this game a really long time ago when it first came back, and when i got it again on steam i was extremely excited to play it again!
Although it being hard at some points it was overall a really enjoyable experience with a suprisingly good story

BE WARNED: there is a glitch in the pc version where most of the SFX stops working during a certain legnth of the game.
(I think it happend for me on the begining of the second last level and fixed itself about half way through the last level)

All in All i love this game, the gameplay is fun and story enjoyable.
And for me it was pure nostalgia :D
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6 of 10 people (60%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 7
One of the biggest disappointments for a triple-A title, let alone a Star Wars title, in recent years.

This (obvious) PC port of the 360/PS3 Star Wars game is hopelessly flawed by lucratively overpowered enemies, broken maps, ZERO in-game graphics options, terrible camera angles, and glitchy controls. There is no checkpoint/quicksave system, requiring you to redo the insane boss battles over and over again.

The battles? Boss battles should be moderately enjoyable, to be able to pull off some combo attacks. Well, no. Every boss has unavoidable attacks and will annihilate you before you have any chance to get the boss to 50% health.

Stick to Battlefront II or any of the other fantastic Star Wars titles, skip this miserable mess.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 13
This game could have been so amazing but its not. There are parts of this game that are impossible to do with a mouse and keyboard. You're stuck unless you have a controller which i know many people have but i dont like that you HAVE to use one just to get past certain parts in the game. The boss fights are frustrating and repetitive basically lightning, attack, run, repeat till they're dead. I wanted to love this game and did until near the end where you will be stuck just as many others have been. It too bad they care more for quick money than putting in the time to make a good PC port.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 11
The scripting broke on several occasions resulting in me being stuck in a box with invisible walls in my path
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