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Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire (Windows)

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Description

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.

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Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire Windows Inside prison
Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire Windows Oh, you can also do shooting!
Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire Windows AT-ST
Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire Windows AT-AT

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 (20101) 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

The Press Says

Gamezilla Aug 17, 2000 88 out of 100 88
Power Play Sep, 1997 87 out of 100 87
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Nov, 1997 84 out of 100 84
Gamesmania 1997 80 out of 100 80
GameStar (Germany) Oct, 1997 79 out of 100 79
PC Games (Germany) Oct, 1997 77 out of 100 77
Génération 4 Oct, 1997 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 67
PC Gamer Dec, 1997 62 out of 100 62
Entertainment Weekly May 17, 1996 C- 42
Computer Games Magazine 1997 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40

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Trivia

A revised edition of the N64 title (the major difference between the two versions being 3D cutscenes for the PC)

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Kartanym (10785) added Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire (Windows) on Jan 20, 2001
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