The Star Wars® Saga continues with Star Wars®: The Force Unleashed™ II, the highly anticipated sequel to the fastest-selling Star Wars game ever created.
User reviews: Mixed (458 reviews)
Release Date: Oct 26, 2010

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About This Game

The Star Wars® Saga continues with Star Wars®: The Force Unleashed™ II, the highly anticipated sequel to the fastest-selling Star Wars game ever created. In Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, the world was introduced to Darth Vader’s now fugitive apprentice, Starkiller—the unlikely hero who would ignite the flames of rebellion in a galaxy so desperately in need of a champion.

In the sequel, Starkiller returns with over-the-top Force powers and embarks on a journey to discover his own identity and to reunite with his one true love, Juno Eclipse. In Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II, Starkiller is once again the pawn of Darth Vader—but instead of training his protégé as a ruthless assassin, the dark lord is attempting to clone his former apprentice in an attempt to create the Ultimate Sith warrior. The chase is on – Starkiller is in pursuit of Juno and Darth Vader is hunting for Starkiller.

With all-new devastating Force powers and the ability to dual-wield lightsabers, Starkiller cuts a swath through deadly new enemies across exciting worlds from the Star Wars films - all in his desperate search for answers to his past.

Key features:

  • Continue the galaxy-altering journey of Starkiller, Darth Vader's fugitive apprentice, that shapes the key events between Star Wars: Episode III and Episode IV.
  • Unleash the Force with more power and precision through improved controls and new powers, such as the deceptive Mind Trick, which turns enemies against their allies.
  • Discover the true power of Starkiller with Force Fury, where his attacks and Force powers are exponentially increased.
  • Improved targeting system enhances precision use of Force powers and greater interaction with puzzles and the environment.
  • Take combat to the next level with the ability to wield dual lightsabers and punish enemies with all-new combo attacks.
  • Experience the most life-like interactions with Pixelux Entertainment's Digital Molecular Matter (DMM) coupled with euphoria from Natural Motion Ltd and the powerful Havok Physics system.
  • Expanded customization options such as new costumes and power-enhancing lightsaber crystals.
  • Fight through all-new challenge levels designed to test and hone your fighting and Force power skills.
  • Skillfully manage your combat techniques to defeat a variety of brand-new enemies, which will culminate in epic boss battles.
  • Immerse yourself once again in the story that was honored with awards from the Writer's Guild of America and the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences.

System Requirements

    Minimum:

    • OS: Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista® SP2, or Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz or AMD Athlon X2 5200+
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM (XP, Vista, or 7)
    • Hard Disk Space: 10GB + 1GB Swapfile
    • Video: 256 MB Video Memory with Shader 3.0 support; ATI Radeon HD 2600 / NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT
    • Sound: 100% DirectX 9.0c compatible Audio Device
    • Direct®: DirectX 9.0c (March 2009)

    Recommended:

    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.8 GHz or AMD Athlon X2 6000+
    • Video: ATI Radeon HD 4800 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260
Helpful customer reviews
24 of 26 people (92%) found this review helpful
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II is a third-person fighting game from LucasArts. Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II is a sequel to the first game Star Wars: The Force Unleashed.

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II has quite similar but enhanced gameplay from the previous game, yet I think its kinda simplified a bit too. Still good, you get to use the lightsaber and swing it on stormtroopers or AT-ST. But the whole story, the chapter is too short and I think it's somewhat repetitive. Using the same key combo to finish AT-ST and their kind, the boss fight, it's kinda boring. The challenge is not a good addition too for me. It's good to swing lightsaber on many stormtroopers, using force lightning and all, but the repetitive level kinda ruin it all.

The graphics of Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II is good, great in fact, if only the gameplay are that good too. The frame rate are good, no lags so smooth and the textures are beautiful. But the game is not stable as sometimes the game like to crash to desktop, especially on newer operating system. But the compatibility mode should help.

Overall, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II is an average sequel, not bad but not that good too. The story is good, but too short. I recommend this if you're Star Wars fan like me.

Rating 6/10
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
6.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 9
If you enjoyed the first game then you will enjoy the sequel, if not then you may be scratching your head on some of the combos and gameplay. The second one streamlines the upgrade system, better graphics and sound however the game is pretty short (~5-6 hours). There really is not much of a story and there are only a few variations in scenery. Still worth it if you want to use jedi powers and play a fun 3rd person slasher.
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20 of 31 people (65%) found this review helpful
10.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
This game is simply awesome. Only problem i have with it is it doesn't seem reach 60 FPS
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10 of 16 people (63%) found this review helpful
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 16
Short But Fun
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
74.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 16
This game is so fuuun if you like messing around with reality-like physics. I remeber playing the first one on the wii and i have the first one on my PS3 and that was fun and guess what? This game is TWICE as fun! Introducing new features this time your completly against the empire because of the last game so there is no fighting the rebels you can use the force and throw stuff around you throw people at people. People dont kill people Dead people kill people! I recommend if you like star wars and throwing things around. P.S it uses the same physics engine as HL2!!!
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
6.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 5
Good game overall. It's also fun to play whenever you're bored out of your mind.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
114.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 1
This game is 4 years old now, and I believe it is time for a new review. My standards for review scores are 10 starting points, and -1 point for everything done wrong. Before I continue, I need to state that I am not biased towards any particular gaming company or extended universe/lore. I review the game as it should be reviewed -- as a time waster. Things done right in this game are below:

Great Graphics

Lightsaber Combat and Force Powers Done Right

Many Customization Options (Including several costumes [Just for aesthetics] and many lightsaber crystals which give you different upgrades)

The game has done a good job with capturing the atmosphere of the environments, especially Kamino

Things done wrong are below:

The Story is atrocious, no debate. And with the story being a major point of any game, an extra point is taken off. -2 points.

The player character is a mix of blandness and unoriginality, however, at times, you can feel like an indestructible god, choosing who lives and who dies which provides a fun experience. Not enough to keep a point, however, so -1 point.

Finally, Quick Time Events (QTE's) are abundant, and repetitive. -1 more point.

The final score for this game is: 6/10. While being a good Star Wars game, it still has enough flaws to put it at an average rating. In my opinion, if you haven't gotten this game yet, get it. Even though it doesn't have the highest rating, it can still be a lot of fun if you don't play a game for the story, but to waste time and have fun.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
38.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 8
great game, great graphics and unlockables with great missions
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 15
This game is really more of an animated star wars movie where you control all the (lengthy) fight scenes. As long as you don't expect it to last too much longer than a movie, you wont be disappointed. What it (still) does really well is make you feel very powerful. You're a true master of the force having awesome powers, and it feels great.
Seeing as you can complete it so quickly, I'd get it in a sale or something. It was pretty much a rip off at the launch price, but now for 5 bucks or so, it's good for a few evenings of good fun.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
257.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 4
Good Star Wars game, not great. Will like if you enjoyed the first
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 11
Sure, it got a review score of 59.
Sure, it has a lot of flaws.
Didn't stop me from buying it,
lol
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 21
As a star wars fan I liked it, however the first game was more fun for me and with more content. The second game was quick to beat, I did it in like 6 hours or less playing casually. I wouldn't buy it without my love of star wars I guess it can be somewhat considered as a "crappy" game but i'm glad I got the chance to go through it.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
17.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 17
So you're looking down in the reviews seeing a mixed reaction to this game. Well, there's some stuff to like and some stuff to dislike about this game.
Pros:
- Story is good! It was an enjoyable ride.
- Graphics are really good!
- The combat feels good an isn't a pain in the butt to do.

Cons:
- It's a short game. You'll be lucky to get over 10 hours after the first run through (I played it twice).
- While the combat is good, it's also repetitive. Same with many of the boss fights. During the game, you'll probably master how to beat most of the enemies within the first hour or two.

So if you're a fan of Star Wars, and you're up for a cool, short adventure, I highly advise that you grab this game in a sale!
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
39.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
Buy this game when its on a sale or special offer. I played SW:FU 1 and it toke my quite a while to completing it on highest lvl. This game however... It toke me and a friend a 3-4 hours of hours and i we were almost mad that the game was that short in story line. I mean Super Mario gives you more story line movement.

Do it for the fact you are a powerfull Jedi and the graphics - but dont expect to give in deep into this one.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 21
Terrible game. Mechanics are fun, for 5 mintues.. then everything becomes repetative you'll lose all desire to play. Don't buy, plenty of other games out there more worthy of your cash.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 12
All do respect to my fellow Star Wars fans, but what I have to say is "It's a trap." Enough said. Lucasarts had some issues with the first game and although I loved it I hoped to see improvements in the next. What did I get when playing, a game that just trolls you around in every direction. Here are the stats:

Pros:

Game has beautiful graphics.

Button smashing is easier now, without any hassle.

New force powers have been added and force usage per use has been decreased.

Iconic heroes from the original movie franchise are present, such as Yoda and Boba Fett.

Outstanding audio effects along with the original Star Wars orchestra.

Cons:

Enemies are pathetic and a lot less boss fights are present. The AT-ST,which is a boss from the first game, takes barely any skill to tear apart.

Game is a horrible port from console to PC. The game has a slowmo lag no matter how good your PC is. This is fixable but not for someone without any experience, consider doing some research.

Instead of adding elements to the game that excited players throughout the game, the developers turned the game from an awesome and action packed action-adventure game into a action-adventure/puzzle solving game that waisted a lot of people's time and money. Make a single mistake during a few of the more challenging puzzles and you'll end up restarting the checkpoint from a farther distance.

Glitches do happen oftenly.

Overall:

I own this game on both console (X360) and PC. What do I have to say, don't get it, because its a total waste of your time and money. This game ruined the Force Unleashed series, by turning this game into a trolling puzzle game. There are wayyyyyy less boss fights than the first game and enemies are super easy to take down with practically one swipe to a stromtrooper and a couple blows to a AT-ST. Yup you heard it, the thing that was a boss in Force Unleashed 1 is now and barely is something of a challenge. In the end, I'm glad that Disney bought Star Wars, because the saga seriously needs some fixing up to do.
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79 of 89 people (89%) found this review helpful
6.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 16, 2013
So last week I wrote my review on Force Unleashed 1. I was impressed with the story and how well it fit in the Star Wars universe and the only major complaint I had was that the controls sometimes felt clunky, that the game could have been a LITTLE bit more than it was.

I finally got around to playing this, and it feels like my opinions flipped. You play as Starkiller again, and the introduction gives a good start to WHY you are there. If you didn't play the first game before this I recommend you do, otherwise you will be totally lost. Anyway, I'll go through each section.

Story: 5/10
The only reason the story is this high is because the first game did a magnificent job setting things up. You know your story from the first, although the Starkiller in this game doesn't remember much about his past (minor spoiler, don't worry you find this out in the openning cutscene, Vader tells you that you are a clone). You basically spend the game trying to get back to your beloved Juno's arms, that's about it. No major plot development like in the first one, nothing that helps you define yourself as a Sith or Jedi. In fact, Starkiller feels a little bit less of a badass and a bit more angsty than I would have liked.

Graphics & Sound: 8/10
The sound is easy, they did a good job with music, it fit in well, and the whole Star Wars lightsaber/force sound effects are amazing, exactly what you expect. The graphics are polished and the cutscenes are really well done from what I could tell. There are 2 very major reasons why I don't give this game a 10/10 (keeping in mind that the game was released over 3 years ago). First of all, most of the cutscenes actually involve your character model, thus including your dual lightsabers and the crystal color you chose, which is good. The problem? The fully CGI cutscenes that are videos, they just had him with dual red lightsabers. It felt really lazy and removed me from the experience a little bit. Other games make sure their full cutscenes include the specialized weapon and armor you are wearing, don't switch me back to the original, it is really annoying. I took 1 point off for that. The second thing, while the game looks great and everything, the characters look different than from the first. General Kota and Juno specifically, and Starkiller as well but not to the same extent. They just LOOK like different people with similar features. That bothered me slightly, yes they are WAY MORE polished than before, but it detracted from their original look.

Gameplay: 9/10
Gameplay is magnificent in this. They changed the combat system and leveling system, the menus are more fluid, fighting is more fluid, FORCE POWERS ARE MORE FLUID. This was my problem in the first game, not so in here. You basically have most of your kit from the first game, and as you gain experience you unlock more force powers along with being able to upgrade them up to a maximum level of 3. This is beautiful, and being able to rapid fire Force Push (even though I never used it) is amazing. Also, put a point into Jedi Mindtrick, it is the most fun part of this game. The game felt more fluid, and I died maybe a few times to mis-timed jumps, but never because the camera screwed me or things not being responsive.

Overall: 8/10
The story was kind of lame, and it was the only thing to take away from it. The game is short, it took me 6 hours (theres like 8 levels) and I didn't feel like it took forever. The action was amazing and the fights were fun. Everything else aside, I enjoyed this A LOT more than the first game.
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57 of 70 people (81%) found this review helpful
14.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 10, 2013
+ shorter, dumbed down, tweaked and more visually compelling version of Jedi Academy
+ not as short and not as bad as everyone says
+ well optimized port
+ enjoyable gameplay (my personal opinion)
+ improved gameplay mechanics from Force Unleashed 1
- story is not really worth too much, but that doesn't really matter imo, you get to slash ♥♥♥♥ with lightsabers, story shmory
- high price while not on sale, while I like the game, it's objectively not worth the full price
- it's still a console port and it will always feel like one
- not really a good replayability factor

7/10 for me
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36 of 39 people (92%) found this review helpful
5.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 12
The Force Unleashed II showed much promise after the release of the first Force Unleashed, which was rather good. But no, they had to rush this one. Make money as fast as possible. *Shakes head in disbelief*

Decent Star Wars games are hard to come by, so why not take a little more time to polish this one then ? I seriously can't answer that.

I was impressed by the graphics. It has that certain Star Wars vibe, which is a definite plus. But there's not much variety in the environments (about 3 truly different areas/worlds), and as a result everything looks bland and boring, and doesn't make you want to explore. As far as that's possible, because it's mostly a linear game, with only one way to go forward.

There's plenty of detail in the characters and the effects look great in motion. One thing that distracted me from the experience though, was the face of Starkiller himself. At times he seemed to show little or no emotion, while the scene led me to believe otherwise. It looked very awkward and weird, and happened at least 2 or 3 times during the entire game.

The story, which is uninteresting but has a nice little twist in it, is still very decent for a Star Wars game. I'm not a die hard fan of the movies, but I do appreciate them and the fact that you can choose between a Dark and Light ending gives the game some kind of replay value. Which still isn't a lot, considering the game can be finished in 4 or 5 hours. But the story still feels rushed and you have the feeling that you missed out on certain things. Maybe because of time or money constraints, I don't know.

The combat is good, with enough enemy variety that require you to use your different abilities and tactics. I've seen games where you have tons of abilities and in the end only used 2 of them, but not in this one. So, again, a plus.

There's not much to upgrade this time. I'm not sure if I remember it correctly, but I thought the first game had much more things to upgrade and unlock. Still, it could be my memory.

Star Wars The Force Unleashed II was made to make money (like pretty much any other game), but in the end it just feels rushed and incomplete. I wish they had taken more time to flesh things out, like the skills and the interface, but more importantly, the story. And despite all these flaws it's still not a bad game. Just a decent one.

[Rating: 75/100]
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31 of 31 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 5, 2013
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II is an action-packed, over-the-top hack-and-slash game. If ever you wanted to slice right through an AT-AT with your lightsaber or fling Storm Troopers around with your force powers, then this might be the Star Wars game for you. Unfortunatley it does suffer many techincal problems, framerate issues, and does not play well with Radeon-based graphics cards.

The game picks up where they first title left off. You play Starkiller, the apprentice of Darth Vader as he struggles with his own personal identity, and his place in aiding the Rebellion.

There are multiple endings, but the game is short and at times frustrating, so the replay value is low. It only takes around five hours to play through the game and much of is taken up by repetitive boss battles that start off interesting, but become an exercise in frustration afrer repeating the same mechanic four or five times.


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