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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 AT-AT
Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire Windows Main menu
Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire Windows Shooting snow-tropper
Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire Windows AT-ST

Promo Images

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

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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 (25184) 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars
The little brother of the series, this game provides a quick blast RussS (821) 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars

Critic Reviews

Coming Soon Magazine Sep, 1997 92 out of 100 92
PC Jeux Sep, 1997 89 out of 100 89
PC Zone Aug 13, 2001 8.8 out of 10 88
Gamezilla Aug 17, 2000 88 out of 100 88
Gameplay (Benelux) Nov, 1997 84 out of 100 84
Reset Nov, 1997 8 out of 10 80
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Jan, 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Génération 4 Oct, 1997 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 67
PC Gamer Dec, 1997 62 out of 100 62
GameSpot Oct 09, 1997 5.8 out of 10 58

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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 (12843) added Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire (Windows) on Jan 20, 2001
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