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Star Wars: The Force Unleashed

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MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation 3
72
4.0
Xbox 360
74
3.4

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Platform Votes Score
PlayStation 3 11 4.0
Xbox 360 10 3.4
Combined MobyScore 21 3.7


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91
Xbox 360The A.V. Club
Final judgment: The Force Unleashed is simply the best thing to happen to the Star Wars franchise in decades. Being able to literally destroy this once-beloved world provides a long-overdue catharsis; this is a forsaken fan's chance to give Lucas' world the bird. But once all that residual anger has been purged, the game suddenly turns into a warm homecoming. A more appropriate title might have been Star Wars: Redemption.
90
PlayStation 3GameLemon
Star Wars is bankable. You know it, I know it, and LucasArts sure a heck knows it. But if they're going to keep making games like this one, I think we can all rest a bit easier knowing that the future of Star Wars games is pretty safe. If you're not a fan of the saga, you may not be as swept away by this game as some, and you probably didn't read this far into the article anyway. But if you're like me and enjoy anything Star Wars related, you're sure to get some fun out of the deal.
90
Xbox 360GameLemon
Star Wars is bankable. You know it, I know it, and LucasArts sure a heck knows it. But if they're going to keep making games like this one, I think we can all rest a bit easier knowing that the future of Star Wars games is pretty safe. If you're not a fan of the saga, you may not be as swept away by this game as some, and you probably didn't read this far into the article anyway. But if you're like me and enjoy anything Star Wars related, you're sure to get some fun out of the deal.
90
Xbox 360Console Monster
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed is a complete package, and one of which Lucas Arts should be exceptionally proud of. The Star Wars franchise is certainly an overused one, and the games industry has been graced with many great titles, but far more poor ones. It is great to see the franchise is back on form once again. Star Wars fans will no doubt love the chance to wield the force again, as should the general gamer. Be sure to pick this one up, for a rental at the very least, oh and remember... May the force be with you.
90
Xbox 360Da Gameboyz
Star Wars: Force Unleashed was very much an enjoyable game. The hack and slash gameplay was pleasant and the graphics are the best I’ve seen from a Star Wars title to date. Although the actual length of the game was shorter than hoped, and it lacked some of the humorous dialogue sequences of the previous “choose your own adventure style games” that I have grown to love, it is still a great title. At the end of the day this game was quite exceptional and I highly recommend it to everyone out there.
88
Xbox 360Digital Chumps
To be quite frank, Star Wars The Force Unleashed is badass. Despite a few drawbacks, I had a wonderful time playing through it and will do it again this weekend. For me, the bottom line for games is how fun it is, or how much enjoyment I got, or get, when I play it. The Force Unleashed in that regard is a near complete success and for that reason, and several others, I highly recommend it.
88
Xbox 360Game Informer Magazine
The Force Unleashed isn’t the ultimate Star Wars game — KOTOR is still king in my book. But, as advertised, it amplifies this mystical power in new ways to delivers exciting gameplay and unforgettable Star Wars moments. It’ll leave you wanting more, but take my word for it, it’s worth playing just to see Vader Force-throw wookiees.
88
PlayStation 3Game Informer Magazine
The Force Unleashed isn’t the ultimate Star Wars game — KOTOR is still king in my book. But, as advertised, it amplifies this mystical power in new ways to delivers exciting gameplay and unforgettable Star Wars moments. It’ll leave you wanting more, but take my word for it, it’s worth playing just to see Vader Force-throw wookiees.
87
Xbox 360XboxAddict
Overall, SWFU is a great concept and does belong in your Xbox 360 collection, especially if you are a Star Wars fan. It smells, tastes, feels like a genuine thing. So, run out and pick it up.
87
Xbox 360Planet Xbox 360
Remember that our final score is not an average but a simple number meant to represent our overall experience with a product. We are certain that there are people out there who will not enjoy The Force Unleashed as much as we did but this review is our opinion, and we can only hope that the developers have a chance with a sequel to polish some of the issues and create the perfect Star Wars gaming experience; something that has not been done to date.
87
Xbox 360Atomic Gamer
While this element will occasionally nag at you, the game’s excellent narrative will surely make up for it. Unleashed offers the best Star Wars yarn that involves the original characters since the first trilogy. It takes place between Eps. III and IV, and reveals plot points that actually affect the films’ canon fairly significantly. It’s easy to hate on this one due to the franchise’s recent waning goodwill. However, don’t let your Jar Jar phobia tarnish what is the best Star Wars game to orbit the gaming galaxy in years. Top-notch storytelling, an amazing audio/visual presentation—complemented by John Williams' rousing score and slickly produced cutscenes—and a protagonist that finally allows us to do all the things we’ve wanted to do in a Star Wars game come together, despite its flaws, to deliver an experience that’ll make you feel better about blowing that ten bucks on the Clone Wars movie.
86
Xbox 360Cheat Code Central
For Star Wars fans, there is a lot here to love. The game looks great, controls well, is fun to play, and has a great storyline that you won’t want to miss. Add to that a huge helping of fan service waiting to be discovered (no spoilers) and you’ve got one of the best Star Wars games in recent memory. Despite its few minor flaws, The Force Unleashed is truly an excellent and entertaining experience that shouldn’t be overlooked, whether you are a fan of Star Wars or not.
86
PlayStation 3Cheat Code Central
For Star Wars fans, there is a lot here to love. The game looks great, controls well, is fun to play, and has a great storyline that you won’t want to miss. Add to that a huge helping of fan service waiting to be discovered (no spoilers) and you’ve got one of the best Star Wars games in recent memory. Despite its few minor flaws, The Force Unleashed is truly an excellent and entertaining experience that shouldn’t be overlooked, whether you are a fan of Star Wars or not.
85
Xbox 360Good Game
I was waiting for a incredibly flexible world with spectacular interaction and destruction and what we got is nice, and a really good looking-make-your-own-fun type of game, but it’s not really ground breaking. I’m giving it 8.5 too. With extra points for the level with Jar-Jar Binks in frozen carbonite.
85
Xbox 360Good Game
Right...well we didn’t really get the game we were waiting for hey Bajo? But what we got is still good and blasting objects and enemies around with the force is awesome no matter how you look at it. I’m giving this 8.5
85
Xbox 360Wonderwallweb.com
The Force Unleashed in an excellent game, sure it can get a bit shallow at times as you cut your way through the hundredth enemy, however it is with the style that you do so that makes this game what it is. This is one of the finest Star Wars games I have played in a long time and I would highly recommend it to everyone.
85
PlayStation 3Gameplayer
It was a case of simply too much, too early. So grandiose is LucasArts’ vision for the perfect next-gen Star Wars experience that their attempt here doesn’t quite gel together in places a game with less to offer, but a more streamlined objective may have had few problems. But you’d have to be quite the jaded gamer to let such superficial issues impend on your decision as to whether or not to play this game. The truth of the matter is that Star Wars: The Forced Unleashed is an enormously fun game, which will suck you in with its story, frequently blow your mind with its visuals and, perhaps most importantly, will fulfil your Jedi fantasies like never before. And that, Star Wars fans, is worth the price of admission alone.
85
PlayStation 3ZTGameDomain
Overall, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed is a very worthy addition to any gamers collection. The unlockables and amazing force powers offer plenty of replay value, and the story is top notch. Anyone who calls themselves a Star Wars fan needs to experience this game, if only for the narrative which really adds a lot to the main canon. In the end, the game does exactly as the title promises, showing you just exactly how bad ass the power of the Force can be.
84
Xbox 360FileFactory Games / Gameworld Network
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed is a great Star Wars action game, with an interesting story and a lot of potential for fun, so long as as you can look past some moderately annoying issues.
82
PlayStation 3Middle East Gamers (MEgamers)
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed is a very good game. The story is engaging, the graphics are incredible and the mood fits with the classic three films. It is the best Star Wars game on the current gaming consoles and it is a very satisfying experience.
82
PlayStation 3Futuregamez.net
If you're a Star Wars fan such as myself, this is a bit of a no-brainer. It expands upon the mythology of the franchise with some key plotlines and moments and does it with much bravado. While there are some small disappointments they don't detract from the overall experience that is Star Wars: The Force Unleashed.
81
PlayStation 3TheHDRoom (HDR)
Though difficult to adhere to so close to release, the best advice to enjoy The Force Unleashed at its fullest is to temper those out-of-control expectations a bit. Take solace in knowing a strong new narrative chapter of the Star Wars saga is about to unfold, even if it isn't necessarily the most well-rounded or replay-able Star Wars videogame experience ever released.
80
Xbox 360GamingTrend
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed is a bit of a mix. On one hand, there is nothing better that force choking wookies, electrifying Jawas and watching them twitch, hurling Storm Troopers into electrified energy fields, and crushing walkers like beer cans. On the other hand, the quicktime events take most of the punch out of the boss battles. A few battles in the game are absolutely epic in nature and damned near worth the price of admission alone. While the Force Unleashed might not completely live up to the incredible hype befitting a Star Wars title, it is still a worthy entry into the Universe.
80
PlayStation 3Norrköpings Tidningar
Styrkan i TFU ligger i fysiken som stundtals tar andan av en, miljöerna är underbara och storyn (skriven av Lucas själv) passar väl in i den övriga berättelsen. Jag har egentligen bara par mindre klagomål. Det första gäller själva striderna som ibland slutar med att man står och hackar på något helt annat än fienden, kameran är inte alltid till hjälp med andra ord vilket blir frustrerande med tiden. Jag tycker också att ansiktena kunde gjorts snyggare. Dessutom borde det finnas någon form av förbud mot att ha precionshopp i ett spel med så rörlig kamera. Allt för ofta faller man ner och tvingas göra om långa spelsekvenser.
80
Xbox 360GameLand
Признаться, судьба The Force Unleashed вызывала немало опасений – ведь сотрудникам Lucas Arts уже доводилось обманывать наши надежды. Тем не менее игра удалась и может по праву считаться одной из самых заметных новинок этой осени. Отдельные промахи разработчиков не позволяют назвать ее идеальной, а концовка как будто исключает появление второй части, но и то, что мы получили после долгих месяцев ожидания, наверняка понравится как закоренелым поклонникам Star Wars, так и тем, кто просто истосковался по интересным и зрелищным боевикам.
80
Xbox 360UOL Jogos
"Star Wars: The Force Unleashed" não é exatamente o clássico instantâneo que muitos esperavam, mas cumpre o prometido com uma mecânica bastante sólida de ação em terceira pessoa, agregando elementos dos jogos de plataforma e RPG com sucesso. É uma experiência tipicamente "single-player" e, por mais curta que seja, é bastante intensa e divertida. Mesmo com seus problemas, é um jogo muito bom, que pode ser apreciado tanto pelos fãs mais ardorosos quanto por quem não está nem aí para a série.
80
PlayStation 3UOL Jogos
"Star Wars: The Force Unleashed" não é exatamente o clássico instantâneo que muitos esperavam, mas cumpre o prometido com uma mecânica bastante sólida de ação em terceira pessoa, agregando elementos dos jogos de plataforma e RPG com sucesso. É uma experiência tipicamente "single-player" e, por mais curta que seja, é bastante intensa e divertida. Mesmo com seus problemas, é um jogo muito bom, que pode ser apreciado tanto pelos fãs mais ardorosos quanto por quem não está nem aí para a série.
80
Xbox 360TTGamer
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed is no doubt one of the better game releases from that universe over the past few years and really takes what is cool about that franchise and amplifies it in the game. While there are many things to like about the game, the repetitive nature of the action, linear levels and old school level design keep it from being a must have, but it is clearly one of the better diversions until something better comes along. We hope for a sequel so that the team can really produce the next AAA Star Wars game.
80
Xbox 360EL33TONLINE
What I’m trying to say is that this is a great “game” and instead of depending on amazing graphics and the obvious license they created one of the best Star Wars games yet to grace any console and with it an amazing story to complement it. What more could you want as a fan?
80
Xbox 360PlayDevil
If you love Star Wars, you’ll almost certainly love this, despite the glaring flaws. It’s a shame I even have to give this a 4/5, because with the issues mentioned, if they had been fixed, this would have been a surefire 5/5. Hopefully, although I’m not sure how, we’ll see a sequel, as the promise is there.
80
Xbox 360Official Xbox Magazine (UK)
So, it gives us great pleasure to say that this isn't just another franchise game: it's the closest that you'll get to a sequel to the movies. It's not the cleverest game ever made but there's certainly enough excitement, intrigue and massive explosions to keep you interested.
80
Xbox 360Daily Game
And really, "giddy" is the best word to describe how we felt during about one-third of the 10-12 hours it took us to beat The Force Unleashed. The gameplay has some issues, as discussed above, but the plot and Star Wars "vibe" delivered a level of excellence we never expected. Star Wars: The Force Unleashed is the ultimate bridge between Episodes III and IV, and it tells the type of story that Star Wars fans deserved but didn't receive from the prequels. In spite of its gameplay snafus, The Force Unleashed pushed us forward through its narrative in a way few games have, and had it not been for the aforementioned gameplay frustrations, we'd have scored the game higher. As a Star Wars video game, The Force Unleashed just takes too many missteps to be a masterpiece. But as Star Wars canon, The Force Unleashed does very little wrong.
80
Xbox 360PTGamers
Muito bem, voltemos à pergunta inicial: “Será que cumpriu?” Em parte sim e em parte não. Star Wars: The Force Unleashed chega-nos com uma história maravilhosa, que chega a ter a capacidade de nos dar uma nova perspectiva dos filmes pertencentes à trilogia original. Para os fãs, este é um produto essencial, mesmo que esteja longe de ser um título de elite no que diz respeito a videojogos baseados no universo. A sua jogabilidade, considerando a tecnologia que edificou o projecto, merecia ser bem melhor, o que não quer dizer que estejamos perante algo incapaz de proporcionar horas de puro entretenimento. Fico satisfeito em saber que a LucasArts já começou a forjar nova ideias para futuras sequelas, pois Force Unleashed continua a prometer, mesmo que a sua versão final já se encontre entre nós.
80
Xbox 360GamingExcellence
Overall, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed is a pretty good game. Seeing Force powers used like this for the first time ever is an immense joy, and throwing Stormtroopers and crushing AT-ST is greatly satisfying. The story alone is enough to pick up a copy and give it a try. If you are a Star Wars fan, you owe it to yourself to add this to your collection.
80
Xbox 360Middle East Gamers (MEgamers)
For all the fans of the series, this game is a must by! For gamers who have never gotten into Star Wars, this game warrants a look, if not for the Star Wars franchise, then at least for the great gameplay!
80
PlayStation 3PTGamers
Muito bem, voltemos à pergunta inicial: “Será que cumpriu?” Em parte sim e em parte não. Star Wars: The Force Unleashed chega-nos com uma história maravilhosa, que chega a ter a capacidade de nos dar uma nova perspectiva dos filmes pertencentes à trilogia original. Para os fãs, este é um produto essencial, mesmo que esteja longe de ser um título de elite no que diz respeito a videojogos baseados no universo. A sua jogabilidade, considerando a tecnologia que edificou o projecto, merecia ser bem melhor, o que não quer dizer que estejamos perante algo incapaz de proporcionar horas de puro entretenimento. Fico satisfeito em saber que a LucasArts já começou a forjar nova ideias para futuras sequelas, pois Force Unleashed continua a prometer, mesmo que a sua versão final já se encontre entre nós.
80
PlayStation 3Daily Game
And really, "giddy" is the best word to describe how we felt during about one-third of the 10-12 hours it took us to beat The Force Unleashed. The gameplay has some issues, as discussed above, but the plot and Star Wars "vibe" delivered a level of excellence we never expected. Star Wars: The Force Unleashed is the ultimate bridge between Episodes III and IV, and it tells the type of story that Star Wars fans deserved but didn't receive from the prequels. In spite of its gameplay snafus, The Force Unleashed pushed us forward through its narrative in a way few games have, and had it not been for the aforementioned gameplay frustrations, we'd have scored the game higher. As a Star Wars video game, The Force Unleashed just takes too many missteps to be a masterpiece. But as Star Wars canon, The Force Unleashed does very little wrong.
80
PlayStation 3GamingExcellence
Overall, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed is a pretty good game. Seeing Force powers used like this for the first time ever is an immense joy, and throwing Stormtroopers and crushing AT-ST is greatly satisfying. The story alone is enough to pick up a copy and give it a try. If you are a Star Wars fan, you owe it to yourself to add this to your collection.
80
PlayStation 3Deeko
I'd like to say that Force Unleashed is really a game that is at the cusp of being ahead of its time. There are a few things that could have been more finely polished and bugs to work out, but it's very minor. If people are going to hang on that, then that's fine, when is Star Wars NOT hated? I personally think that after spending over 20 hours with the game, I want to spend another 20 more because of the things I haven't tried yet. Sure, a good portion of the game looks the same, but grabbing a guy and throwing him around like a rag doll is just too much fun. If you are a Star Wars fan, it is worth getting this game. Yes, the game creates little inconsistencies between the two trilogies, but you'll have to get over it. If you aren't a fan, it is still a game that is incredibly fun to play. The game takes a lot of time to figure out how to complete but when you do finally figure out the puzzles, it becomes an experience well worth the admission price.
79
Xbox 360ComputerGames.ro
Although Force Unleashed does deserve your money to a certain extent, be aware that your patience for technical and design issues will be tested. If you can get over these obstacles and the lack of multiplayer doesn’t bother you, add another 6 points to the score and enjoy a good Star Wars game. If not, wait for the Classics version and save some money. There are MUCH worse games out there, but then again, there are far better, too.
79
Xbox 3603D Juegos
A pesar de ser algo repetitivo, El Poder de la Fuerza es un título de acción en tercera persona realmente interesante. Los defectos de IA y la reiterativa forma de solventar los combates son aspectos que no nos deben distraer del hecho de que estamos ante un videojuego llamativo, ambicioso y en el que la acción no da ni un respiro.
79
PlayStation 33D Juegos
A pesar de ser algo repetitivo, El Poder de la Fuerza es un título de acción en tercera persona realmente interesante. Los defectos de IA y la reiterativa forma de solventar los combates son aspectos que no nos deben distraer del hecho de que estamos ante un videojuego llamativo, ambicioso y en el que la acción no da ni un respiro.
78
PlayStation 3AusGamers
Don't get me wrong, there are more than enough memorable gameplay moments throughout. Taking on a Bull Rancor, destroying countless Chicken Walkers and killing various Jedi among much more I don't want to spoil for you all created an awesome Star Wars experience on singular levels, but the definitive glue between each of these moments just wasn't what it should have been; leaving the legacy of the game as one with plenty of ambition, but never quite reaching the plateau it should have. It also ultimately leaves the bridging tale between Episodes III and IV as the only real reason to put up with all the frustration, but true Star Wars fans will be more than thankful as a game that seems to be going nowhere not only manages to tie itself into the overall saga, but also sets itself up as possibly one of the most important Star Wars revelations ever crafted.
77
Xbox 360TeamXbox
The disappointment from playing Force Unleashed comes from some really high expectations, ones that the game sets up itself in the early going. The storyline is so good, the graphics simply amazing, the whole thing just so classic Star Wars that it almost hurts when I think about how much the game pissed me off. If you just have to play it because you’re into Star Wars, go ahead. You’ll surely appreciate the delights Lucas has left for you, and you’ll wish they made this into a CGI movie instead of The Clone Wars. But if you like third-person action adventure games, you’re not going to be putting Star Wars: The Force Unleashed into your personal Hall of Fame anytime soon.
76
Xbox 360V2.fi
Pelin läpäiseminen rennosti ottamalla ja hermojaan pahemmin menettämättä kestää vajaat kymmenen tuntia, eikä lisäpelattavaa tarjota edes verkkopeliaktiviteettina. Star Wars: The Force Unleashed onkin ns. 'pienellä pilattu'. Se on syvällä sisimmässään mainio peli, joka hautautuu uusien teknologioiden esittelyn ja perusasioiden retuperälle jättämisen kaksijakoiseen jätepuristimeen. Sepäs taas onkin niin oleellista, ettei pelille voi antaa edes hyvästä sydämestään yli 80 pistettä, vaikka hetkittäin mieli tekikin.
76
Xbox 360Xbox World 360
So, The Force Unleashed is more of a highly impressive tech demo with a great narrative tagged on, with any actual game present inserted only as an afterthought. Do you buy it? Well, that depends on how much you love Star Wars. The story is fantastic, and there's a certain satisfaction to be had from impaling hurling Tie-Fighters at Jawas... but the game still feels like a wasted opportunity.
76
Xbox 360IGN Australia
Ultimately Star Wars: The Force Unleashed is a solid game. It certainly does the Star Wars brand no harm and really does harken back to the original trilogy -- which is a good thing. However, some overlong levels, repetitive enemies and the inconsistent effect of your powers stop this from being great. As it is, it's a lot of fun but once you've played through it a few times it's hard to imagine dusting it off years or even months down the track. Certainly it's better than the Star Wars movie prequels but then so is being hit in the groin with a brick. Overall it's a consistently diverting action title with a few stand-out moments.
76
Xbox 360Gamer 2.0
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed is an enjoyable game with plenty of action and mementos to keep fans happy for quite some time. While the action never ceases and you are quickly jumped from one planet to the next, the adventure is over quickly (only about eight hours), and with the lack of any multiplayer components there is no reason to head back once you finish. The combat might give you some problems once in a while, but The Force Unleashed is still the best game to arrive in a while branding the Star Wars name and is a true testament to the valor of the Star Wars franchise.
76
PlayStation 3IGN Australia
Ultimately Star Wars: The Force Unleashed is a solid game. It certainly does the Star Wars brand no harm and really does harken back to the original trilogy -- which is a good thing. However, some overlong levels, repetitive enemies and the inconsistent effect of your powers stop this from being great. As it is, it's a lot of fun but once you've played through it a few times it's hard to imagine dusting it off years or even months down the track. Certainly it's better than the Star Wars movie prequels but then so is being hit in the groin with a brick. Overall it's a consistently diverting action title with a few stand-out moments.
76
PlayStation 3Gamer 2.0
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed is an enjoyable game with plenty of action and mementos to keep fans happy for quite some time. While the action never ceases and you are quickly jumped from one planet to the next, the adventure is over quickly (only about eight hours), and with the lack of any multiplayer components there is no reason to head back once you finish. The combat might give you some problems once in a while, but The Force Unleashed is still the best game to arrive in a while branding the Star Wars name and is a true testament to the valor of the Star Wars franchise.
75
PlayStation 34Players.de
Am Ende bleibt eines der besten Star Wars-Games der letzten Jahre, das ein würdiger Nachfolger der ruhmreichen Jedi Knight-Reihe geworden wäre, wenn es sich nicht selbst das Leben unnötig schwer machen würde.
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Xbox 360games xtreme
Star Wars the Force Unleashed has a superbly told story, one that fits in as canon to the Star Wars universe. It has an average combat system and it does reimagine the force as a highly destructive power. It's fun, however it has glitches.
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Xbox 360GBase - The Gamer's Base
Leider wurde aus The Force Unleashed nicht der erwartete Oberknaller. Dennoch kriegen Fans der Serie ein wahres Schmuckstück präsentiert und auch Macht-Neulinge werden mit diesem Spiel ihre Freude haben. Am Ende scheitert es an kleinen Macken. Die technische Seite hätte überarbeitet werden müssen und auch dem Spielprinzip hätte ein wenig Abwechslung nicht geschadet. So steuert ihr euren Helden über die vorgegebenen Wege und sucht vergeblich nach neuen Herausforderungen. Was mir persönlich aber am meisten fehlte, ist ein Mehrspielermodus. Es gibt einfach nichts cooleres als Lichtschwertduelle unter Freunden. Im Grossen und Ganzen können Star-Wars-Fans aber bedenkenlos zugreifen. Wer nur ein nettes Abenteuer fürs Wochenende sucht, leiht sich das Spiel besser aus!
75
PlayStation 3GBase - The Gamer's Base
Leider wurde aus The Force Unleashed nicht der erwartete Oberknaller. Dennoch kriegen Fans der Serie ein wahres Schmuckstück präsentiert und auch Macht-Neulinge werden mit diesem Spiel ihre Freude haben. Am Ende scheitert es an kleinen Macken. Die technische Seite hätte überarbeitet werden müssen und auch dem Spielprinzip hätte ein wenig Abwechslung nicht geschadet. So steuert ihr euren Helden über die vorgegebenen Wege und sucht vergeblich nach neuen Herausforderungen. Was mir persönlich aber am meisten fehlte, ist ein Mehrspielermodus. Es gibt einfach nichts cooleres als Lichtschwertduelle unter Freunden. Im Grossen und Ganzen können Star-Wars-Fans aber bedenkenlos zugreifen. Wer nur ein nettes Abenteuer fürs Wochenende sucht, leiht sich das Spiel besser aus!
75
Xbox 360JeuxVideoPC.com
Au moment d’appliquer une note ferme et définitive à Star Wars : le pouvoir de la Force, un doute m’assaille : il est certain que les fans de la saga prendront un plaisir quasi-orgasmique à parcourir le jeu, tant celui-ci s’avère fidèle à la saga, tout en apportant des véritables réponses à certaines zones d’ombre du mythe. Indispensable pour les amateurs, le titre de Lucas risque par contre de laisser froid les profanes de Vador et sa clique, qui n’y verront qu’un beat’em all correct, mais sans véritable génie. Donc, après mûre réflexion, un 15 sur 20 paraît un bon compromis, sachant que l’on peut ajouter deux points de plus à cette note si l’on a été nourri au sein de la Princesse Leia depuis sa tendre enfance.
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Xbox 360Jeuxvideo.com
Malgré des incohérences et quelques choix discutables, dont un aspect édulcoré un brin agaçant, Le Pouvoir de la Force contentera à coup sûr le fan de l'oeuvre de George Lucas. Ce beat'em all à l'esthétisante plastique offre en effet de purs moments de jouissance qui ne masquent en rien une construction parfois mal pensée, une surenchère de combats à un contre 100 ou tout simplement une histoire ayant parfois des allures de pot-pourri des meilleurs scènes de l'hexalogie. Cependant, si on balaye ces défauts et autres bugs, il nous reste un très beau jeu d'action, souvent redondant dans ses mécanismes mais avant tout triomphant quand il s'agit de nous faire ressentir la puissance de la Force.
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Xbox 360JeuxActu
Il y a donc, ici et là, quelques défauts qui empêchent Star Wars : Le Pouvoir de la Force de briller pleinement. Les fans absolus de l’univers Star Wars seront bien évidemment aux anges de découvrir un jeu bien réalisé et prenant, malgré un héros à l'allure banale. Les autres s’amuseront c'est certain, mais pourront aussi vite se lasser de l’action, la faute à un gameplay à la fois complexe et primaire, à des idées mal exploitées et à système de jeu assez brouillon. En comptant une dizaine d’heures de jeu pour le finir, Star Wars : Le Pouvoir de la Force reste cependant un titre à saluer, ne serait-ce que pour l’investissement de LucasArts Entertainment dans le soft.
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Xbox 360Game Over Online
What you wind up with when all is said and done is a neat little chunk of Star Wars fiction wrapped up in a mediocre action game package. As a casual action game on the lower difficulty settings it actually plays pretty well. Improving your Force powers and using them creatively to dispatch an array of foes is good fun provided a sufficient margin for error. Unfortunately on the higher difficulties when that margin thins out, so does the fun. Stormtroopers with the durability of The Terminator and cheap-shotting bosses who snuff you in two hits are very few people’s idea of a good time. Still The Force Unleashed is worth checking out for its story alone, and who knows it might even be instructional. Doesn’t the remote look just a little closer than it was before? Oh yes, The Force is strong in this one.
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Xbox 360Xbox360Achievements
The audio is fantastic, and the graphics will impress more often than not. The fun combat system and epic story are moderately spoiled by a poor targeting system, bad enemy AI, and some glitches.
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Xbox 360PAL Gaming Network (PALGN)
The Force Unleashed is an excellent supplement to the vast library of Star Wars games. The game authentically captures the look and feel of the Star Wars movies, with an intriguing story, polished visuals and excellent audio. Though not too deep or robust, Lightsaber and Force-based gameplay is still vastly entertaining. New technologies like DMM and Euphoria are not as ground-breaking as previously thought, and the secret apprentice's adventure seems a little short at around ten hours. Nonetheless, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed will satisfy fans of George Lucas' saga and anyone who has ever dreamed of duelling with a lightsaber.
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Xbox 360NZGamer
Anyway, these things aside (which would make for a pretty dull game I agree) – The Force Unleashed has an excellent storyline, graphics that push the boundaries of interactivity and great character development. This is a Star Wars game that reminds you how brilliant Mr. Lucas’ creations can be. But I can’t stress this enough – there are plenty of frustrations to be encountered amongst the brilliance too.
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Xbox 360Gameplanet
The Force Unleashed will not be a lasting experience. It's fun, but you can't help but feel a tingle of disappointment when thinking of what it could, and should, have been. It also may be a somewhat frustrating experience at times. But if you like Star Wars, you will put up with it. Why you ask? Because of the story. A game with a great story is a rare and beautiful thing but a great Star Wars story? Now that is a truly epic achievement.
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Xbox 360Play.tm
Nevertheless, this is both an enjoyable flash in the pan, and a memorable and officially approved Star Wars story. The general cinematic quality of the game is very high, and for enthusiasts it is a must just for that. For everyone else, you might want to just think about it. If you want complexity and challenges, look elsewhere; but if you want to smash up a few melons with a sledgehammer then give this one a shot.
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Xbox 360MS Xbox World
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed is a decent enough effort and will be more appreciated by the fans of the saga. As a stand alone action game, then it’s a pretty mediocre affair, which is only really driven by the force powers as a gimmick to end all gimmicks. But, like I mentioned, this is nothing new and has been done before in other games. Aside from some incredibly frustrating moments from time to time, and some cheap boss battles, there is a semblance of fun to be gleaned from this game, and that goes for fans and non fans alike. However unless you are a huge fan of the series, then this is most likely to be rental fodder, albeit a decent one at that. If you are a fan of Star Wars, then you will undoubtedly will be buying this game regardless of reviews and other peoples opinion, in fact you’re probably not even reading this review!
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Xbox 360Official XBox Magazine
The vehicle for that story — the game itself — proved less engaging. With its non-branching storyline and no multiplayer, Force Unleashed is certainly less ambitious than the classic Jedi Knight games — and ultimately, its design makes it feel more videogame-y and less of an all-engrossing Star Wars experience than Xbox entries like Jedi Knight II or Jedi Academy. But when the game’s on, it’s on, and Star Wars nuts will revel in those moments where you can be an unbridled, Force-fueled bully.
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Xbox 360GameSpot
Once you've completed the game and are the all-powerful Dark Jedi you've always wanted to be, it's remarkably fulfilling to return to Force Unleashed's earlier, better levels to try out the powers and combos you didn't possess on your first play-through of them. Or perhaps you want to experience the second of the game's two endings (a reasonable goal, since one of them is bound to get fans talking) while wearing one of the unlockable costumes. But most players will find that aside from a return to the better areas, once is enough. When the game caters to its strengths, it soars; when it deviates, it flounders. Regardless, it's still a more than worthy entry in a long line of licensed Star Wars games, and a good action game in its own right.
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Xbox 360Game Shark
As good as the game is - aside from the targeting issues and the falling to your death over and over - the story that unfolds is the definite high point. It’s a well paced and engrossing look at the events that happened during the birth of the uprising against the Empire. The voice acting for all the characters is exceptionally well done, the saber combat is refreshing and using your Force powers to push back a crowd of enemies, as they scurry across the floor, is a delight to watch. Although there are some noticeable gameplay issues within it, The Force Unleashed is definitely one of the best Star Wars games to come around in a long while.
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Xbox 360UGO (UnderGroundOnline)
So there you have it, the ups and downs of Star Wars: The Force Unleashed. Star Wars fans should, in a heartbeat, pick this game up. The story alone will make the purchase worth your while. As for action fans, the length (6-8 hours on Normal) and the bugs make it a solid rental or weekend borrow from a friend, but a full purchase might leave you wanting more.
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PlayStation 3Jeuxvideo.com
Malgré des incohérences et quelques choix discutables, dont un aspect édulcoré un brin agaçant, Le Pouvoir de la Force contentera à coup sûr le fan de l'oeuvre de George Lucas. Ce beat'em all à l'esthétisante plastique offre en effet de purs moments de jouissance qui ne masquent en rien une construction parfois mal pensée, une surenchère de combats à un contre 100 ou tout simplement une histoire ayant parfois des allures de pot-pourri des meilleures scènes de l'hexalogie. Cependant, si on balaye ces défauts et autres bugs, il nous reste un très beau jeu d'action, souvent redondant dans ses mécanismes mais avant tout triomphant quand il s'agit de nous faire ressentir la puissance de la Force.
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PlayStation 3JeuxActu
Il y a donc, ici et là, quelques défauts qui empêchent Star Wars : Le Pouvoir de la Force de briller pleinement. Les fans absolus de l’univers Star Wars seront bien évidemment aux anges de découvrir un jeu bien réalisé et prenant, malgré un héros à l'allure banale. Les autres s’amuseront c'est certain, mais pourront aussi vite se lasser de l’action, la faute à un gameplay à la fois complexe et primaire, à des idées mal exploitées et à système de jeu assez brouillon. En comptant une dizaine d’heures de jeu pour le finir, Star Wars : Le Pouvoir de la Force reste cependant un titre à saluer, ne serait-ce que pour l’investissement de LucasArts Entertainment dans le soft.
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PlayStation 3Game Shark
As good as the game is - aside from the targeting issues and the falling to your death over and over - the story that unfolds is the definite high point. It’s a well paced and engrossing look at the events that happened during the birth of the uprising against the Empire. The voice acting for all the characters is exceptionally well done, the saber combat is refreshing and using your Force powers to push back a crowd of enemies, as they scurry across the floor, is a delight to watch. Although there are some noticeable gameplay issues within it, The Force Unleashed is definitely one of the best Star Wars games to come around in a long while.
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PlayStation 3Game Arena
Despite some flaws The Force Unleashed is still one of the best Star Wars games out there. The story is engrossing and playing around with The Force powers is a treat. You can spend hours picking up Stormtroopers and crashing them in to Tie Fighters, or pushing Rebels off platforms to watch as they hold on for dear life. There’s a lot of room for improvement for a sequel – still, The Force Unleashed is something no Star Wars fan should miss.
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PlayStation 3GameSpot
Once you've completed the game and are the all-powerful Dark Jedi you've always wanted to be, it's remarkably fulfilling to return to Force Unleashed's earlier, better levels to try out the powers and combos you didn't possess on your first play-through of them. Or perhaps you want to experience the second of the game's two endings (a reasonable goal, since one of them is bound to get fans talking) while wearing one of the unlockable costumes. But most players will find that aside from a return to the better areas, once is enough. When the game caters to its strengths, it soars; when it deviates, it flounders. Regardless, it's still a more than worthy entry in a long line of licensed Star Wars games, and a good action game in its own right.
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PlayStation 3Gameplanet
The Force Unleashed will not be a lasting experience. It's fun, but you can't help but feel a tingle of disappointment when thinking of what it could, and should, have been. It also may be a somewhat frustrating experience at times. But if you like Star Wars, you will put up with it. Why you ask? Because of the story. A game with a great story is a rare and beautiful thing but a great Star Wars story? Now that is a truly epic achievement.
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PlayStation 3Armchair Empire, The
Although the Star Wars geek that lurks inside me really loved many elements of the combat, the look of the game and the way the lore and story from the original trilogy and the recent flicks all came together, including a cameo that elicited the "Aw yeah!", I can't help but feel annoyed that more wasn't done to flatten bugs from the final product. Being inside the Death Star while it's being test fired is so, so awesome, but when the sound effects suddenly cut out and all I can hear are my light saber and the John Williams score it made me blanche at giving the game a higher score.
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PlayStation 3Game Over Online
What you wind up with when all is said and done is a neat little chunk of Star Wars fiction wrapped up in a mediocre action game package. As a casual action game on the lower difficulty settings it actually plays pretty well. Improving your Force powers and using them creatively to dispatch an array of foes is good fun provided a sufficient margin for error. Unfortunately on the higher difficulties when that margin thins out, so does the fun. Stormtroopers with the durability of The Terminator and cheap-shotting bosses who snuff you in two hits are very few people’s idea of a good time. Still The Force Unleashed is worth checking out for its story alone, and who knows it might even be instructional. Doesn’t the remote look just a little closer than it was before? Oh yes, The Force is strong in this one.
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PlayStation 3Peliplaneetta.net
Force Unleashed on lopulta liian hiomaton. Jo pelkästään siirryttäessä taukotilaan asetuksia muuttamaan peli latailee sekuntien ajan, vaikka PS3-versio on pakko asentaa kovalevylle. Ohjaus ei myöskään ole tarpeeksi tarkkaa, ja loppujen lopuksi kaikenlainen tekninen kikkailu ei ole tuonut peliin erityisen mielenkiintoista pelattavaa. Suunnittelijat ovat yrittäneet miellyttää kaikkia ja tehdä pelaamisesta nopeasti omaksuttavaa, mutta tämä on johtanut vain siihen, ettei pelaaminen tunnu erityisen hauskalta.
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Xbox 360IGN
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed is a valiant effort at rejuvenating the largely underwhelming Star Wars videogame franchise. Some of the technology here is a little too far ahead of its time, though that could prove to be promising for future installments. Uninspired level design and some tedious enemy battles mar an experience that gives you power over the Force like we've never really seen before. While it's far from perfect, Star Wars fans will find that it's worth playing through simply for its story and the ability to use the Force in fairly awesome ways.
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PlayStation 3IGN
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed is a valiant effort at rejuvenating the largely underwhelming Star Wars videogame franchise. Some of the technology here is a little too far ahead of its time, though that could prove to be promising for future installments. Uninspired level design and some tedious enemy battles mar an experience that gives you power over the Force like we've never really seen before. While it's far from perfect, Star Wars fans will find that it's worth playing through simply for its story and the ability to use the Force in fairly awesome ways.
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Xbox 360Destructoid
Now while it may sound like the entire experience is marred by these control issues, that is somewhat not the case. While these issues are persistent throughout the title and, in my opinion, certainly detract from the overall enjoyment of the game, those who are longtime Star Wars fans will be more than satisfied with their Force Unleashed experience. Without a doubt, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed is a masterpiece of storytelling and fits magnificently into the Star Wars universe. Unfortunately, as a video game, the gameplay issues in The Force Unleashed are extremely noticeable and hinder a lot of the enjoyment that is derived from the narrative.
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Xbox 360Computer Bild Spiele
Die Macht ist schon eine Wucht. Wie ein ausgewachsener Hurrikan schlägt der Schüler eine Schneise der Zerstörung durch seine Gegnerschar. Spielerisch bedeutet das nicht selten puren Chaos, weil auch die Technik nicht immer perfekt mitspielt. Grafisch beeindrucken vor allem die Zwischenfilme, in denen eine spannende Star-Wars-Geschichte erzählt wird. Allerdings unterbrechen sie den Spielablauf auch oft auf unsanfte und störende Weise. Die Spielabschnitte "Raxus Prime" und "Felucia" sind dagegen eher langweilig und in matschigen Farben gehalten. Dennoch ein "guter" Machtkampf.
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PlayStation 3Computer Bild Spiele
Die Macht ist schon eine Wucht. Wie ein ausgewachsener Hurrikan schlägt der Schüler eine Schneise der Zerstörung durch seine Gegnerschar. Spielerisch bedeutet das nicht selten puren Chaos, weil auch die Technik nicht immer perfekt mitspielt. Grafisch beeindrucken vor allem die Zwischenfilme, in denen eine spannende Star-Wars-Geschichte erzählt wird. Allerdings unterbrechen sie den Spielablauf auch oft auf unsanfte und störende Weise. Die Spielabschnitte "Raxus Prime" und "Felucia" sind dagegen eher langweilig und in matschigen Farben gehalten. Dennoch ein "guter" Machtkampf.
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Xbox 360TalkXbox
Even though there’s a lot of potential lost in Force Unleashed, there’s still a few things to enjoy. There’s much lore to be explored in this game including key plot points of Episode IV, such as how the Rebel Alliance was formed. And, although the story is predictable, it bridges the gap between the two trilogies in a satisfying way. If you want to play an average Star Wars experience, The Force Unleashed is par for the course. Those of you looking to have an engaging video game experience, may want to invest time looking elsewhere, or rather, replay God of War, since this is practically the same game.
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PlayStation 3Worth Playing
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed can often be a frustrating mess. There are tons of polish issues and questionable design choices. Even with a 2.5GB install onto the PS3, there is still far too much loading. However, when everything works, there's just something innately satisfying about being able to kill dozens of Stormtroopers with the flick of your wrist. Chances are that if you're a big Star Wars buff, you'll love the game, but most gamers will probably see a bug-ridden title with an interesting premise and wonder what all of the fuss is about.
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PlayStation 3Fragland.net
The expectations were high for Star Wars: The Force Unleashed but unfortunately the game can't fullfil them all. For true Star Wars fans this will be a great game, but for those that checked out the movies once this will just feel as another unfinished title.
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PlayStation 3PlayFrance
Avec un scénario qui crée une passerelle parfaite entre les épisodes III et IV de la saga, Le Pouvoir de la Force est un incontournable pour tous les fans de Star Wars qui ont toujours voulu savoir ce qui s'était passé durant cette période. Si le gameplay du jeu est lui aussi plutôt bien conçu, ses lacunes techniques aussi bien dans le contrôle du personnage que dans les graphismes le cantonnent au rang de titre sympathique alors que l'on espérait tenir là un véritable hit. Reste que si certains passages sont particulièrement éprouvants pour les nerfs, d'autres se révèlent jouissifs au possible !
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Xbox 360Blend Games
There have been many sub-par Star Wars games in the past that simply coasted on the license and happily, The Force Unleashed is a game that deserved to be made. The gameplay is not revolutionary but it's a graceful experience with great visuals, a thrilling score, and only a few hiccups. It has no multiplayer and doesn't have the depth of customization that other action RPG's possess but Force Unleashed does accomplish its goal of creating a story worthy of the Star Wars universe.
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Xbox 360Bit-Tech
It’s a shame really, because The Force Unleashed is a pretty good game. Not essential playing perhaps, but enjoyable certainly and with a faithfulness that makes it as worthy of accolade as Jedi Knight. These few flaws make parts of the game really annoying though and in the end that does hold the final experience back.
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Xbox 360RewiredMind
If you are looking for a challenging Star Wars game, or a particular amount of aesthetic splendour, The Force Unleased probably isn’t for you, but if you are looking for a video game that allows you to vent your anger, and feel big and mighty, grab your lightsaber and enjoy.
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Xbox 360Hooked Gamers
Overall, the game is a mixed bag. Star Wars fans will love the fact that the game provides an important link between Episodes III and IV (even if some small canon facts are disregarded), and the fact that for the first time you can really use the Force to raise some serious hell. Still, glitches, occasionally brain dead AI and ultimately repetitive gameplay keep this one from achieving true mastery of the Force.
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Xbox 360GameDaily
After the credits roll, Force Unleashed isn't the end-all, be-all interactive Star Wars experience but it manages to showcase some interesting new game technology and is a mostly fun virtual slugfest that's worth killing a few hours to experience. It will at least inspire you to dust off those Star Wars DVDs and relive the magic all over again.
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Xbox 360Eurogamer.net (UK)
It gets an extra point, then, from this Star Wars obsessive for the story and the mostly magnificent recreation of the universe. As a fan you will want to experience what The Force Unleashed has to offer. It's just a shame that while there are occasional moments of brilliance when everything falls into place, they're not quite enough to back up the game's delusions of grandeur.
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Xbox 360GamePro (US)
Make no mistake: you can have a lot of fun with The Force Unleashed. One of the greatest joys during my time with the game was revisiting the more entertaining early levels with all my new tricks intact. But as I alternated at will between electrocuting goons, uncorking floods of psychokinetic rage, and blasting everything to hell and gone, I couldn't help but wish that the rest of the game underscored that early sense of freedom, instead of slowly collapsing your options and sabotaging the otherwise expansive combat possibilities.
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Xbox 360DarkZero
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed is an essential play for any fan of George Lucas’ creation. Unfortunately, the gameplay feels a tad repetitive, un-ambitious and never quite lives up to the superb storytelling. As Yoda might say, - “Lazy level design is the path to the dark side. Lazy level design leads to irritation. Irritation leads to apathy. Apathy leads to mediocre review score.”
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Xbox 360Kombo.com
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed is a good game that could have been great. You can really feel the effort the developers put into the game at some points, but there will be other times where you'll openly wish horrible fates on everyone involved with the project. The combat engine is solid and the Apprentice is a badass character worth exploring, so a sequel might be a worthy pursuit. Fans of the universe and the action genre should give the game a look, but there are better action games available on just about every platform.
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Xbox 360Xbox World Australia (XWA)
All in all though, there's a lot to like in Star Wars the Force Unleashed and myself, I find it difficult to understand some of the hate that's been directed at it but can sympathise those let down by the points discussed above. Imagine everything that was cool about past Jedi Knight games (except the multiplayer) and ramp that up a dozen notches. Throw in fights against Rancors and AT-ST's as well as Darth Vader as a playable character in the ‘prologue' level destroying Wookies and their home world and you've got a very enjoyable single player Star Wars experience. Unfortunately though, while great inclusions, the use of DMM just isn't enough alone to bring you back a second, or a third time through the campaign.
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Xbox 360Thunderbolt Games
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed is an entertaining romp through the Star Wars universe; just don't expect something of The Empire Strikes Back brilliance.
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Xbox 360videogamer.com
Being Darth Vader's apprentice isn't an easy job and neither is making one of the most hyped Star Wars games of recent memory. On the whole LucasArts has done an admirable job and succeeded in making a highly entertaining action romp that gamers (Star Wars fans or not) will enjoy. It's far from the finished article though, with too many niggles and flaws to compete with the best the genre has to offer. If you like the idea of messing with some storm troopers to the extent that it verges on Force-fuelled torture we recommend you give The Force Unleashed a look.
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Xbox 360AceGamez
There are times when you feel like a force-wielding messiah, destroying all in your path with a wave of your hand and a flash of your laser sword. Yes it falters sometimes, it's too short, it fails to deliver on some of its promise, but when it's at its glorious best, when the blood's pumping and the bodies are flying, The Force Unleashed is one of the best Star Wars experiences you could ever hope to have. Even when things are going badly and giving in is becoming a possibility, a desire to find out what happens in the end takes over and pulls you through. The Force Unleashed is far from perfect, but it's definitely Star Wars, it's definitely fun and, if you're a fan of the franchise, it's definitely worth the money.
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Xbox 360Gamervision
Just as is the case with prequels, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed provides insight into the dark areas of the Star Wars Universe while being flawed in many ways. For anyone who considers themselves a fan of the series I would recommend a purchase, there is definite replay value in repeating earlier levels with newly gained abilities, and many of the game’s flaws fade into the background when your character is powerful enough to dominate a level. There are challenge rooms, unlockable costumes and different modifications for your Lightsaber, so there is plenty to find on repeated plays through, as well as the satisfaction of occasionally going back to the first level and Force Choking hundreds of Wookies again and again. For casual fans of the Star Wars movies and everyone else, I recommend renting it, just to see the technological achievement in the title and a glimpse into what the future of gaming holds.
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PlayStation 3GamePro (US)
Make no mistake: you can have a lot of fun with The Force Unleashed. One of the greatest joys during my time with the game was revisiting the more entertaining early levels with all my new tricks intact. But as I alternated at will between electrocuting goons, uncorking floods of psychokinetic rage, and blasting everything to hell and gone, I couldn't help but wish that the rest of the game underscored that early sense of freedom, instead of slowly collapsing your options and sabotaging the otherwise expansive combat possibilities.
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PlayStation 3GameDaily
'After the credits roll, Force Unleashed isn't the end-all, be-all interactive Star Wars experience but it manages to showcase some interesting new game technology and is a mostly fun virtual slugfest that's worth killing a few hours to experience. It will at least inspire you to dust off those Star Wars DVDs and relive the magic all over again.
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PlayStation 3videogamer.com
Being Darth Vader's apprentice isn't an easy job and neither is making one of the most hyped Star Wars games of recent memory. On the whole LucasArts has done an admirable job and succeeded in making a highly entertaining action romp that gamers (Star Wars fans or not) will enjoy. It's far from the finished article though, with too many niggles and flaws to compete with the best the genre has to offer. If you like the idea of messing with some storm troopers to the extent that it verges on Force-fuelled torture we recommend you give The Force Unleashed a look.
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PlayStation 3Gamervision
Just as is the case with prequels, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed provides insight into the dark areas of the Star Wars Universe while being flawed in many ways. For anyone who considers themselves a fan of the series I would recommend a purchase, there is definite replay value in repeating earlier levels with newly gained abilities, and many of the game’s flaws fade into the background when your character is powerful enough to dominate a level. There are challenge rooms, unlockable costumes and different modifications for your Lightsaber, so there is plenty to find on repeated plays through, as well as the satisfaction of occasionally going back to the first level and Force Choking hundreds of Wookies again and again. For casual fans of the Star Wars movies and everyone else, I recommend renting it, just to see the technological achievement in the title and a glimpse into what the future of gaming holds.
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PlayStation 3Thunderbolt Games
The Force Unleashed is ahead of its time. That's not necessarily a compliment, however. Let me explain; with all of the new technology implemented within the game, it feels like a mediocre game from the future. The camera is rubbish, and the controls are hard to wrestle with thanks to that; and of course, let's not forget that the level design tends to hover between infuriating and boring in some places. Still, there's nothing else quite like it on the market, and the story really is worth experiencing for Star Wars fans - it's clear that a lot of effort went into it, but the resulting gameplay problems just knock the emotional and technical achievements down a peg.
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PlayStation 3DarkZero
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed is an essential play for any fan of George Lucas’ creation. Unfortunately, the gameplay feels a tad repetitive, un-ambitious and never quite lives up to the superb storytelling. As Yoda might say, - “Lazy level design is the path to the dark side. Lazy level design leads to irritation. Irritation leads to apathy. Apathy leads to mediocre review score.”
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Xbox 360GameTrailers
The secret apprentice has a palatable action game, which for a change, is strengthened by its license and story. It initially delivers on its promise, but it erodes over time due to the monotony and meager difficulty that discourages exploring the combat’s complexity. Long ago in a galaxy far, far away, things like telekinesis and laser swords were enough, but now games need to back up tech with substance. This is where Star Wars: The Force Unleashed turns to the dark side.
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PlayStation 3PSX Extreme
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed won't be one of the games I'll remember as being poor, but I also won't look back on it years from now and feel nostalgic. The end result of this ambitious title feels rather average, as the gameplay suffers from redundancy, lack of fluidity, lack of speed, and lack of multiplayer. The story is solid, using your force powers is fun, the audio is great, and the visuals are decent...but those don't fix the core issues of The Force Unleashed. Rent this one, play it for the story, and return it. It's a 10 hour game, with not much else after the story.
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PlayStation 3GameZone
As a huge Star Wars fan and anticipator of The Force Unleashed, I wanted nothing more than to love and be in awe of this game. But every time it did something lovely, it did several other things that were the complete opposite. It's worth playing (not worth owning) for the cool factor it achieves, but you'd be wise to try and forget the hype and contain your anticipation before diving in.
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Xbox 360gameZine (UK)
So, to summarise for all those people who skip to the end of reviews, this is an absolutely fantastic game with no flaws whatsoever, but I’m only giving it a low score because there isn’t a bloody PC version.
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PlayStation 3gameZine (UK)
So, to summarise for all those people who skip to the end of reviews, this is an absolutely fantastic game with no flaws whatsoever, but I’m only giving it a low score because there isn’t a bloody PC version.
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Xbox 360Worth Playing
Hardcore Star Wars fans are perhaps the only ones who will really enjoy the plot, which is filled with a number of unintentionally goofy moments. The Force Unleashed is a mediocre game that has glimmers of fun, but they're buried in a sea of monotonous gameplay, and the numerous technical problems and nonexistent replay value makes it difficult to justify dishing out the full $60. The length of the game makes it perfect for a rental, but nothing more.
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Xbox 360Meristation
Un bagaje muy severo para cualquier videojuego. Pese a ello, El Poder de la Fuerza invita a ser jugado, gracias a lo atractivo de su premisa y al uso de la Fuerza como en ningún otro juego -ni siquiera en ninguna otra película- pero a lo largo de la progresión por él es inevitable pensar repetidamente que ha sido una magnífica ocasión perdida para firmar uno de los mejores títulos de Star Wars de la historia.
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PlayStation 3Play Magazine
However, without its Star Wars veneer, The Force Unleashed would be little more than a stripped-down version of God Of War – solid and well-crafted version, but a stripped-down version nonetheless. It remains fun to play in spite of its problems, there are plenty of secrets to uncover and separate story paths to follow and there’s even the chance to dress up your hero in some snazzy Dark Side attire. The Force Unleashed provides the most satisfying experience with a Lightsaber yet – it’s just a shame it never lives up to the promise of that first level.
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Xbox 360Gamestyle
So when Force Unleashed works, it works very well and we defy anybody not to chuckle as they hang a Storm Trooper over a bottomless pit and watch them flail and scream in mid air before letting the succumb to their destiny. However the problems with the game stop it from being able to achieve its full potential. A great game if you can stomach the bugs, but that’d be like trying to ignore somebody choking you from across the room.
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Xbox 360The Review Busters
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed is a huge disappointment. For years now we have waited for this game to come out and now that it is here I am wishing the developers took a little longer to polish things up. If you are a Star Wars fan then you need to check this game out. Everyone else might as well wait for the pile of used copies that will soon plague stores.
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Xbox 360Yiya
Was dem Spiel fehlt ist Finetuning und ein wenig mehr Abwechslung im Gameplay. Wer sich davon aber nicht verschrecken lässt, als Einsteiger oder Gelegenheitsspieler auch mal länger an einen Bosskampf ausharren und probieren möchte, bekommt zwar kein Star Wars Actionspiel, das an die Jedi Knight Serie anknüpfen könnte, wird aber trotzdem solide unterhalten. Leider wurde hier viel Potential verschenkt. Insgesamt nur noch knapp eine 3+.
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Xbox 360GameSpy
Depending on your ardor for all things "Star Wars," you might be able to forgive the flaws of The Force Unleashed and appreciate it as another piece of Lucas' greater narrative puzzle. It's certainly got the sleek authenticity one would associate with a "Star Wars" film. If you're not a Jedi fan, you'll likely be disappointed that the gameplay doesn't quite live up to the production values on display. Awkward controls and handling largely dilute the fun of "kicking ass with the Force," especially during a few big moments toward the end. The Force Unleashed spins an entertaining yarn, but its gameplay prevents it from becoming a rich contributor to "Star Wars'" interactive tapestry.
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Xbox 360Giant Bomb
Overall, the story is the main thing that I'll remember about The Force Unleashed--I found it to be more satisfying than the last three movies combined. Though you go in sort of knowing how it has to end, since it has to lead into Star Wars, there are plenty of significant events occurring throughout. It's enjoyable to watch it all unfold. That said, it's unfortunate that the game isn't a bit more even, because the constant flips from too easy to too hard really drag things down and prevent The Force Unleashed from being great. But even with its lengthy list of caveats, The Force Unleashed is still one of the best Star Wars games to be released in quite some time.
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Xbox 360Video Games Daily
It's not what I wanted, it's not what I expected and it's fundamentally broken in many different ways. It's a callous cheat of a game, it's shallow, short and has a man doing a crap Darth Vader impression. Targeting is bollocks, the force feels underpowered and boss battles are terrible. But it doesn't fill me with as much hate as it should do, and that's down to two clear factors: 1) you can throw stormtroopers at TIE Fighters, and 2) it's Star Wars, for god's sake.
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PlayStation 3Giant Bomb
Overall, the story is the main thing that I'll remember about The Force Unleashed--I found it to be more satisfying than the last three movies combined. Though you go in sort of knowing how it has to end, since it has to lead into Star Wars, there are plenty of significant events occurring throughout. It's enjoyable to watch it all unfold. That said, it's unfortunate that the game isn't a bit more even, because the constant flips from too easy to too hard really drag things down and prevent The Force Unleashed from being great. But even with its lengthy list of caveats, The Force Unleashed is still one of the best Star Wars games to be released in quite some time.
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PlayStation 3GameSpy
Depending on your ardor for all things "Star Wars," you might be able to forgive the flaws of The Force Unleashed and appreciate it as another piece of Lucas' greater narrative puzzle. It's certainly got the sleek authenticity one would associate with a "Star Wars" film. If you're not a Jedi fan, you'll likely be disappointed that the gameplay doesn't quite live up to the production values on display. Awkward controls and handling largely dilute the fun of "kicking ass with the Force," especially during a few big moments toward the end. The Force Unleashed spins an entertaining yarn, but its gameplay prevents it from becoming a rich contributor to "Star Wars'" interactive tapestry.
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Xbox 360Game Revolution
It is unfortunate that the setbacks are so blatant, because the title really draws from the rich Star Wars mythos and makes you experience the power of the force. But with the lack of gameplay polish, The Force Unleashed, like the secret apprentice himself, simply doesn't always play well with the other children..
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PlayStation 3Game Revolution
It is unfortunate that the setbacks are so blatant, because the title really draws from the rich Star Wars mythos and makes you experience the power of the force. But with the lack of gameplay polish, The Force Unleashed, like the secret apprentice himself, simply doesn't always play well with the other children..
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PlayStation 3Gamekult
S'adressant évidemment aux fans de la saga Star Wars, le Pouvoir de la Force sait se montrer séduisant, tentant, comme le côté obscur en somme... Grâce aux aptitudes conférées par la Force, les combats du jeu pourront se révéler vraiment fun, défoulants, voire grisants pour peu que l'on se laisse envahir par ses penchants sadiques. Mais, comme le côté obscur, il y a une lourde contrepartie à payer pour goûter à cette puissance. Tout simplement, sur trop d'aspects, le jeu ne semble pas fini comme il devrait. Cela va des aléas des graphismes jusqu'aux sérieux problèmes de maniabilité qui rendent certains passages atroces à jouer. Difficile donc de fermer les yeux sur ces problèmes qui nuisent énormément au plaisir de jeu. Reste à savoir si votre dévouement à l'oeuvre de Lucas et votre attirance pour le côté obscur saura vous aider à surmonter le léger manque de considération de LucasArts qui a sans doute trop précipité la sortie d'un jeu aussi attendu.
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Xbox 360Gamekult
Tout simplement, sur trop d'aspects, le jeu ne semble pas fini comme il devrait. Cela va des aléas des graphismes jusqu'aux sérieux problèmes de maniabilité qui rendent certains passages atroces à jouer. Difficile donc de fermer les yeux sur ces problèmes qui nuisent énormément au plaisir de jeu. Reste à savoir si votre dévouement à l'oeuvre de Lucas et votre attirance pour le côté obscur saura vous aider à surmonter le léger manque de considération de LucasArts qui a sans doute trop précipité la sortie d'un jeu aussi attendu.
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Xbox 360Boomtown
LucasArts has had six years since the release Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast to improve on the formula of an action adventure that combines force powers and lightsaber action. It has failed to do so. The Force Unleashed is fun enough in parts to entertain for an evening or two, but for nearly £40 of your hard earned money that really isn't good enough.
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Xbox 3601UP
Star Wars geeks will undoubtedly enjoy the story to some extent...as long as they can excuse some manipulation of canon to accommodate it. Certain plot points just don't make much sense in terms of the timeline -- for example, how long the Jedi actually stick around after Episode III -- but as George Lucas has shown, it doesn't seem like the timeline developed by the three original movies holds much weight, anyhow. Even the most hardcore Star Wars fans will be disappointed in what could've been an opportunity to highlight the true power of the Force.
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PlayStation 3Gamekult
Tout simplement, sur trop d'aspects, le jeu ne semble pas fini comme il devrait. Cela va des aléas des graphismes jusqu'aux sérieux problèmes de maniabilité qui rendent certains passages atroces à jouer. Difficile donc de fermer les yeux sur ces problèmes qui nuisent énormément au plaisir de jeu. Reste à savoir si votre dévouement à l'oeuvre de Lucas et votre attirance pour le côté obscur saura vous aider à surmonter le léger manque de considération de LucasArts qui a sans doute trop précipité la sortie d'un jeu aussi attendu.
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PlayStation 31UP
Star Wars geeks will undoubtedly enjoy the story to some extent...as long as they can excuse some manipulation of canon to accommodate it. Certain plot points just don't make much sense in terms of the timeline -- for example, how long the Jedi actually stick around after Episode III -- but as George Lucas has shown, it doesn't seem like the timeline developed by the three original movies holds much weight, anyhow. Even the most hardcore Star Wars fans will be disappointed in what could've been an opportunity to highlight the true power of the Force.
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Xbox 360G4 TV: X-Play
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed should have been much better than it is. The concepts are solid, the story is excellent, and the characters sustain. Aesthetically it is a beautiful piece of work. It's just not all that much fun to play, especially when bugs have left parts of the game incomplete. Fans should rent it and go through the story to see what happens to the apprentice and the key events in Star Wars history he takes part in, but they shouldn't expect to have much fun between the cutscenes.
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PlayStation 3Gamer.nl
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed kent veel potentie, maar weet dit nauwelijks te benutten. Het verhaal en de physics mogen dan wel een nieuwe dimensie aan het Star Wars-universum toevoegen, maar de talloze technische mankementen en de beperkt uitgewerkte spelelementen doen het spel volledig de das om. Door de geweldige marketing zal het spel ongetwijfeld als warme broodjes over de toonbank gaan, maar LucasArts heeft blijkbaar nog altijd niet van haar fouten geleerd
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PlayStation 3G4 TV: X-Play
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed should have been much better than it is. The concepts are solid, the story is excellent, and the characters sustain. Aesthetically it is a beautiful piece of work. It's just not all that much fun to play, especially when bugs have left parts of the game incomplete. Fans should rent it and go through the story to see what happens to the apprentice and the key events in Star Wars history he takes part in, but they shouldn't expect to have much fun between the cutscenes.
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Xbox 360Immoral Gamers
Lucas was responsible for the Ewoks, the Gungans, the Neimoidians, Ziro the Hutt, and Greedo shooting first. He was responsible for the Prequel Trilogy, which had exciting lightsaber battles and was horrible in every other respect. He has gotten away with all of these things, because Star Wars is such a great concept. The Force Unleashed is another great Lucas getaway, a game clearly rushed out in the middle of beta-testing to meet a deadline.