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Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II picks up six months after the end of Star Wars: The Force Unleashed. Starkiller, Darth Vader's secret apprentice, was killed by Darth Sidious after betraying his former masters and joining with the enemy. Or so it seemed. Force Unleashed 2 begins with Vader walking into a large room with a prison cell in the middle. In it, is none other than Starkiller himself. Suffering from visions of a woman's voice and a burning forest, Vader tells him that those are memories of a dead man, and that he is actually a clone of the original Starkiller. Vader gives him a test to strike down a few training droids and Starkiller abides, but when asked to take out one that looks like Juno Eclipse, his love interest in part one, he couldn't do it. Being told that he failed just like the rest of the clones, Starkiller unleashes a powerful force lightning attack and escapes. The clone then sets off on a mission, to not only discover the truth about whether if he is a clone, but to also find the whereabouts of Juno Eclipse.

In the game, the player controls Starkiller in his quest to get the answers he wants. This will take him to a number of famous planets in the Star Wars universe including Kamino, the watery world home to the cloning facility; and Dagobah, the swamp infested planet housing one particular exiled Jedi. Starkiller is equipped this time with powerful dual lightsabers. An improvement to the game allows Starkiller to actually dismember his enemies with his lightsaber, which can result in stormtroopers with no arms or even no head. All force powers from part one return with a new upgrade mechanic to go along. Using Experience Points gained from killed enemies, the player can upgrade any force power up to the maximum of 3 levels. This includes the new force power known as Mind Trick, which Starkiller can use to take over the mind of the Empire's forces and make them do things such as attack their own allies or even commit suicide by jumping off buildings.

Holocrons return in this sequel and are scattered throughout each level. Finding one can lead to an upgrade in health or force energy, new lightsaber colors/powers, or even a new costume to equip you with. There is also a Challenge mode where the player can participate in a series of 10 challenges ranging from time trials to gauntlet trials (fighting waves of enemies). The faster you do the challenges, the higher of a score you will get; with the lowest being a Bronze medal and the highest being a Platinum medal. Doing the challenges also help to get new achievements/trophies.

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Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II PlayStation 3 Using force grip to crush down the Tie Fighters.
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II PlayStation 3 Slamming your opponent to the ground.
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II PlayStation 3 Being heavily outnumbered and surrounded it nothing to worry about when you wield all the power.
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II PlayStation 3 It's a long way down... use your powers to destroy objects on your way.

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PC Games (Germany) Windows Oct 29, 2010 71 out of 100 71
Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Nov 26, 2010 68 out of 100 68
IGN PlayStation 3 Nov 03, 2010 6.5 out of 10 65
IGN Xbox 360 Oct 26, 2010 6.5 out of 10 65
GameSpot PlayStation 3 Oct 26, 2010 6 out of 10 60
1UP Xbox 360 Nov 01, 2010 C+ 58
Gamer.nl Xbox 360 Nov 11, 2010 5 out of 10 50
Xbox Mag Xbox 360 Nov 24, 2010 10 out of 20 50
We Got This Covered Windows Nov 02, 2010 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
We Got This Covered Xbox 360 Nov 02, 2010 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50

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When you arrive on the planet to save general Kota, you will pass through a room which has couple of golden statues of Guybrush Threepwood and a Monkey Island type of music will be playing in that room. Destroying the three machines in this room will unlock a Guybrush costume.

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