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Star Wars: Dark Forces / Jedi Knight series

Group Description

This series of first-person shooters developed by LucasArts and set in the Star Wars universe evolved from Star Wars: Dark Forces (1995); the sequels changed the main sub-title to Jedi Knight and gradually abandoned "Dark Forces" as part of their titles. These games have an overarching storyline, and most of them feature a common protagonist, the former Imperial officer Kyle Katarn, turned mercenary and then knight of the New Jedi Order.

The original Dark Forces was among the first story-driven first-person shooters, featuring cutscenes, mission objectives, and jumping as an important gameplay ability. The sequel, Star Wars: Jedi Knight - Dark Forces II (1997) added an optional third-person view, melee lightsaber combat, and the usage of Jedi Powers, all of which have since become recurrent gameplay elements in the series.

Trivia

Awards

  • PC Gamer magazine
    • October 2001 issue - 'Dark Forces', as a series, was named #5 of the Top 50 Games of all time
Trivia contributed by Entorphane

Selected Covers

Jedi Knight Bundle Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Jedi Knight Bundle

Selected Screenshots

Opening Titles
Screenshot from Star Wars: Dark Forces