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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.

Screenshots

Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire Windows You can even ride a motor-floating-bike.
Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire Windows Hit
Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire Windows Main menu
Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire Windows Shoot-out in hangar

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 (20206) 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

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
Power Play Sep, 1997 87 out of 100 87
PC Player (Germany) Oct, 1997 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
PC Games (Germany) Oct, 1997 77 out of 100 77
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
Game.EXE Sep, 1997 50 out of 100 50
Entertainment Weekly May 17, 1996 C- 42

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Trivia

Dash Rendar is the only character developed from the Star Wars franchise that actually made it "back" to the movies. You can see his modified starship, the Outrider YT-2400 lifting up and taking off from Mos Eisley as Luke and his gang enter the city in the new revised sequence featured on the Star Wars: Special Edition.

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Kartanym (10776) added Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire (Windows) on Jan 20, 2001
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