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Jade Empire (Special Edition) (Windows)

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Jade Empire (Special Edition) is an enhanced version of Jade Empire.

No changes have been made to the game's storyline. Gameplay-wise, this version features a number of additions. Among those are two new fighting styles (Iron Palm and Viper), additional weapons in sword and staff branches, ultimate versions of stat-enhancing gems, and two new monsters (Rhino Demon and Ghost Lord). Enemy AI is slightly improved; enemies tend to block more often, and a few of them have additional immunities.

This release also includes a Jade Master mode, available after the player has completed the game once; it allows the player to keep all the styles and techniques mastered from the previous playthrough, but with the character level reset to the lowest, and the combat difficulty level increased. A new world map feature allows the player to access previously visited areas.

The interface has been improved, allowing quicker access to various fighting techniques. Up to ten styles can be bound to quick keys (as opposed to four in the original version). The graphics feature more detailed textures and resolutions up to 1600x1200, as well as some other DirectX 9.0c features.


Jade Empire (Special Edition) Windows A mysterious spirit, talking in riddles...
Jade Empire (Special Edition) Windows and here's the dragon.
Jade Empire (Special Edition) Windows The imperail city
Jade Empire (Special Edition) Windows A soon to be death villain

Alternate Titles

  • "翡翠帝国" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Jade Empire: Edycja Specjalna" -- Polish title

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User Reviews

There are no white people in this game lasttoblame (393) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars
Knights of the Old Republic meets the Far East Rambutaan (432) 4.29 Stars4.29 Stars4.29 Stars4.29 Stars4.29 Stars

The Press Says

PC Zone Feb 28, 2007 8.9 out of 10 89
PC Games (Germany) Mar 22, 2007 84 out of 100 84
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Mar, 2007 82 out of 100 82
Power Unlimited 2007 80 out of 100 80
GamesWEB Apr 14, 2007 80 out of 100 80
GamingExcellence Mar 28, 2007 7.6 out of 10 76 Mar 02, 2007 15 out of 20 75
Gameplanet Mar 22, 2007 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
TTGamer May 07, 2007 7 out of 10 70 (UK) Mar 17, 2007 7 out of 10 70


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The German version had all of the gory in-game effects, like decapitations or bursting bodies after Harmonic Combos, removed. Inconsequently, the cutscenes still feature blood.

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Sicarius (61034) added Jade Empire (Special Edition) (Windows) on Mar 03, 2007
Other platforms contributed by Kabushi (116517)