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Following his successes for the Rebel Alliance in the previous game, the adventures of the starfighter pilot "Rookie One" continue. While out scouting in the Dreighton Nebula, Rookie One's patrols receive a distress call from a freighter. As this is an area where ships are known to disappear, any deviation from the flight path is dangerous. But what they find is an Imperial presence where there shouldn't be one... and a new secret project to bring about the destruction of the Rebel Alliance.

Rebel Assault II is a rail-shooter "interactive movie" featuring a variety of action sequences. Rookie One will fly sequences in an X-Wing, the Millennium Falcon, speeder bikes and being on foot. His only real ability is the precise targeting and shooting of laser weapon and occasionally the chance to take cover and avoid obstacles. Rookie One will team up with other characters who will aid him and need to be defended in turn. Occasionally different paths can be chosen in the animation and different events triggered, but for the most part the game is a closed environment.


Star Wars: Rebel Assault II - The Hidden Empire DOS Super Star-Destroyer entering orbit
Star Wars: Rebel Assault II - The Hidden Empire PlayStation Following your wing leader through an asteroid field
Star Wars: Rebel Assault II - The Hidden Empire PlayStation James Earl Jones voices Vader in the cutscenes.
Star Wars: Rebel Assault II - The Hidden Empire PlayStation The game's new TIE fighters attack.

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Alternate Titles

  • "絕地大反攻2" -- Chinese spelling (traditional)
  • "Star Wars: Rebel Assault II: El Imperio Oculto" -- Spanish title

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User Reviews

Quite disappointing. (Revised) DOS ShadowShrike (303)
Not as good as a lot of other Star Wars games but still a load of fun! PlayStation Attila (495)
It could've been great . . . okay, maybe not. DOS Clinton Webb (21)
The only classic Star Wars flavour you' ll get after ROTJ DOS Boston Low (93)
An excellent title worthy of the Star Wars and Lucasarts name. DOS James1 (238)

Critic Reviews

Mac Ledge Macintosh 1996 94 out of 100 94
GamePro (US) PlayStation Jan 01, 2000 4.5 out of 5 90
PC Games (Germany) DOS Dec, 1995 83 out of 100 83
Mega Fun PlayStation Jan, 1997 81 out of 100 81
Power Play DOS Jan, 1996 73 out of 100 73
Gameplay (Benelux) DOS Feb, 1996 72 out of 100 72
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) PlayStation Feb, 1997 5.5 out of 10 55
GameSpot PlayStation Mar 04, 1997 4.9 out of 10 49
The Video Game Critic PlayStation May 18, 2005 C- 42
Score DOS Jan, 1996 4 out of 10 40


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From Lucasarts' official site:

To direct the video, the Rebel II team recruited veteran filmmaker Hal Barwood. Now a Project Leader at the LucasArts, Hal was responsible for Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis, Big Sky Trooper, and Indiana Jones and his Desktop Adventures. Before building in cyberspace, however, Hal worked in Hollywood for more than 20 years. He co-wrote Steven Spielberg's first feature film Sugarland Express, and produced and co-wrote the films Corvette Summer and Dragonslayer. His unique combined knowledge of both the film computer mediums made him the ideal choice for the job.

Related Web Sites

  • Brad Pack's Ultimate Rebel Assault 2 Home Page (This home page will help you beat Rebel Assault 2: The Hidden Empire at ANY level with or without cheating, and will help you discover many secrets you may not have known were in the game. Rebel Assault 2 has probably more easter eggs (programmer secrets), special modes, and spoilers than any other computer game.

    -- Brad Pack's own description of his site. )
  • Lucas Arts: The Hidden Empire (Official site.)
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