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Set between The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire tells the story of Prince Xizor's quest to replace Darth Vader as the leader of the Sith, and wipe out the Rebels' chances of victory. The only man that can stop him is the interstellar bounty hunter Dash Rendar. The game is based on the novel of the same name, with locations including ice planet Hoth, Mos Eisley and the sewers of Imperial City, all in full 3D.

Levels each have very different objectives, ranging from piloting snowspeeders on Hoth and racing speeder bikes on Tatooine to shooting stormtroopers and droids on foot throughout the galaxy. Dash primarily uses a blaster with unlimited ammo, but can also find more powerful weapons with limited ammunition. Each level has optional "challenge points" that are hidden throughout the level, and finding all of them will unlock a cheat dependent on which difficulty setting the save file is on.

Screenshots

Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire Windows Shoot-out in hangar
Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire Windows AT-AT
Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire Windows You can use your jetpack.
Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire Windows AT-ST

Promo Images

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Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire Screenshot
Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire Screenshot
Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "スター・ウォーズ 帝国の影" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Star Wars: Teikoku no Kage" -- Japanese title

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User Reviews

A guilty pleasure vedder (20602) 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars
The little brother of the series, this game provides a quick blast RussS (781) 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars

Critic Reviews

Coming Soon Magazine Sep, 1997 92 out of 100 92
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) 1997 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
PC Jeux Sep, 1997 89 out of 100 89
Gamezilla Aug 17, 2000 88 out of 100 88
Gamesmania.de 1997 80 out of 100 80
GameStar (Germany) Oct, 1997 79 out of 100 79
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Jan, 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Mega Score Feb, 1998 69 out of 100 69
PC Gamer Dec, 1997 62 out of 100 62
Entertainment Weekly May 17, 1996 C- 42

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Trivia

In the first level of the game, where you fly a snowspeeder in the Battle of Hoth, was the inspiration for Rogue Squadron.

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Kartanym (10729) added Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire (Windows) on Jan 20, 2001
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