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1. Star Wars Episode III: Revenge
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2. PS2 Lego Star Wars
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3. XB Lego Star Wars
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4. GBA Lego Star Wars
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5. Star Wars: Battlefront
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6. Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic
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7. Star Wars: Knights of the Old
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8. Star Wars Republic Commando
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9. Star Wars Battlefront
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10. Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi
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11. Star Wars: X-Wing Collector Series
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12. STAR WARS JEDI OUTCAST:JEDI KNIGHT
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13. Star War Battlefront (Mac)
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14. Star Wars: Rebellion
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15. Jedi Knight 2: Jedi Outcast (Mac)
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16. Star Wars Galactic Battlegrounds
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17. Star Wars: Bounty Hunter
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18. Star Wars: The Clone Wars
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19. Star Wars Trilogy: Apprentice
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20. Star Wars: The Clone Wars

1. Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

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Asin: B0007SL202
Catlog: Video Games
Publisher: Lucasarts Entertainment
Sales Rank: 21
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

The Star Wars Episode III video game features third-person character action gameplay that will deliver the ultimate Jedi action experience as Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi join forces in fierce battles and heroic lightsaber duels until ones lust for power and the others devotion to duty leads to a final confirmation between good and e ... Read more

Features

  • Third person action gameplay consisting of a series of lightsaber battles against a variety of uniquely challenging enemies including droids, humans and Jedi.
  • Live the most exciting moments from the movie and follow the films tragic conflict through the perspective of Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi.
  • Master both the light and dark sides of the Force using dozens of different lightsaber attacks and upgradeable combos.
  • Devastating Force powers including Force stun, Sith Lightning and Jedi Mind Trick.
  • Battle in over 16 levels across four movie worlds including the planet Corusant, the sinkhole planet of Utapau and the volcano world of Mustafar.

Reviews (42)

4-0 out of 5 stars Short but Sweet
Star Wars Episode 3 may dissapoint some hardcore gamers, but for fans of Star Wars, it will no doubt entertain.

The RotS game is a very fun play. It has a somewhat deep combat system (not as deep as the Lord of the Rings games)The actuall combat moves arent mapped out like in the lord of the rings games, but different combos of buttons will produce different moves.

RotS is a good looking game. Some elements arent particularly great, but it still looks good. The lightsaber animations are phenominal, although the majority of animations arent so hot. The character models are good, the enviroments are ok, some blanness shows here and there, and if there is a big explosion the framerate drops a tad.

Now, while it is a good, even above average, game, I have to say it is one of the shortest games I have ever played. On the hardest difficulty, you can beat it in 5 - 6 hours. The levels were probably drug out as much as possible, but they could have added a space fight level, like in the begining of the movie, or levels that dont revolve around just Anakin and Obi-Wan. Like maybe some clone vs. battledroid levels where you play as Mace Windu, or a level where you play as Yoda and you fight Emporer Palpatine. Additions like this would have added serious time to the game, and a bigger fun factor.

While the games combat has different fight combos, it isnt forced enough. You can get through the game by hack-n-slashing.

Overall, if you are a fan of the movie, you will undoubtably love this great addition.

Concept- Make the ultimate Jedi simulator

Presintation- 8.3- The box art is good, the menues are nice and polished, and there is scenes from the movie woven into the game.

Graphics- 8.0- Overall, very nice. Some good lightsaber animations and some good enviroments, but mostly everything is good to par.

Sound- 9.0- Star Wars games always sound good. My only problem with the sound is almost all the voiceovers during gameplay are almost as bad as in the movie.

Gameplay- 8.1- Combat is fun, could have been deeper, and the force powers are used well. The levels are particularly done well, but are ok. The camera has some problems too.

Playability- 8.4- you can get through the game hack-n-slashing. But it still is good.

Overall- 8.0 - Good game, could have been better (like most Star Wars games) Star Wars fan boys will love it.

Replay Value- 8.5- You probably wont play the single player campaign much after you beat it, but there are so many unlockable levls (including one great level where you play as Yoda) Two player duels with unlockable characters and arenas (including darth vader and ben kenobi in the original Death Star)

5-0 out of 5 stars "yah its pretty sweet its .........................AWSOME!!"
THIS GAME IS PRETTY SWEET, IT HAS SWEET JEDI COMBOSAND STUNNING KILLS. IT HAS A GOOD STORY PLAY AND THE GRAPHICS ARE GREAT. THE MULTIPLAYER IS AWSOME BECUASE YOU HAVE SO MANY CHARACTERS AND LEVELS. IN CO-OP YOU HAVE LIKE FIVE LEVELS TO PLAY WHICH ISALL RIGHT. THE BONUS LEVELS ARE SWEET BECUASE IN ONE OF THEM YOU COULD PLAY YODA WHICH YOU CAN PULL OFF SOME SWEET MOVES. THIS GAME IS GREAT AND II SUGGEST YOU GET IT.

P.S. "MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU

4-0 out of 5 stars Cool, but no KOTOR.....
This is a really cool game, graphics and all. But, I was expecting it to be a Knights of the Old Republic game--more RPG than an arcade/action type game. So, if your expecting KOTOR #3, forget it. So, as a stand alone Star Wars game, I give it 4 stars. But, because I expected it to actually be KOTOR #3 when I bought it, really overall I'd give it 3 stars.

3-0 out of 5 stars What have I done?!
OMG!!!This game is way worse then the movie.I mean the deaths aren't even the same!And the actors don't do the voices!The only 3 good things about this are:graphics,action,new ending.Nuf said!

4-0 out of 5 stars you'd think battling the sith would be tougher!
Star wars episode 3 is a decent game with exceptional graphics, plenty of fighting and a variety of wonderful unlockables, yet the easy gameplay leaves you wanting more. Even at hard mode this game is incredibly easy to beat. It is also pretty short and next time I hope lucasarts produces a challenging jedi game allowing you to play through all 6 episodes. ... Read more


2. PS2 Lego Star Wars

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Asin: B0007M2266
Catlog: Video Games
Publisher: Eidos Interactive
Sales Rank: 12
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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LEGO: Star Wars ... Read more

Reviews (46)

5-0 out of 5 stars Great game, one of the best PS2 games for young kids!
I play this with my 6 year old all the time. He loves it. It looks great and the gameplay is great. Not too hard and you really have to play as a team to progress. He can also make progess with his buddies also.

BTW, re: the review ofA. Sybilrud below. I am playing this on one of the original PS2 machines and it works perfectly.

5-0 out of 5 stars Legos with a Jedi Twist
When I first heard about this game I was a bit hesitant to get it because it looked like it appealed to a younger audience. My best friend suggested I buy this game so I took his advice. When I first started playing it I was hooked.

I think that fans of old school Star Wars (IV-VI) will enjoy this game as well because you can actually kill Jar Jar Binks.

I'm currently playing Episode Two, but you can play them in any order you wish.

I'm hoping that they continue the series and make a Lego Star Wars based on Episodes IV-VI.

5-0 out of 5 stars Will not work on older model PS2s!!!!
I actually haven't played this game before because I only got "disk error: can not read disk" messages upon isserting the disk.When I brought it back to the playstation store in San Francisco, they told me that since the game is made on CDrom's instead of DVDroms (like most games) it will not play on the older style PS2's.Only the new slim models have the ability to play CDrom titles.
Note: the game box says nothing about this.

Other than that major issue, I've heard it's a great game.:o(

5-0 out of 5 stars Star Wars fans, check this one out!
While 'Lego Star Wars' may appear to be a kid's game, it's sill lots of fun for the older gamer.With so many unlockable characters, hints, and cheats, this game is great for Star Wars fans of any age group!

In this game, you'll play through various parts of Episodes III, and III, from your landing on Naboo, to escaping the droid factory, and reliving the final duel between Anakin and Obi-Wan.If you haven't seen 'Revenge of the Sith' yet, don't worry about the game spoiling too much for you.I played the game before watching the movie, and I was not disappointed with that arrangement.

Even though this game is rated "E" for everyone, and it is pretty easy throughout, some of the younger players may have difficulty in various sections, especially the levels where you're piloting a vehicle.In fact, some of the older players may have a heck of a time with the podracing level.Don't be surprised if your little gamer at home asks for assistance in some points.And when it comes to achieving "True Jedi" status (finding a certain number of "Lego studs" in each level), or finding all of the Minikit fragments, the little ones will more than likely need a little bit of help.However, this brings us to a great aspect of the game...

When any game is in progress, all one has to do is press the start button on Player 2's contraller to join in.Press start again and choose "Drop Out' to exit.This provides a great way for parents to help their young ones through tight spots and some of the harder puzzles (albiet none are REALLY hard).However, I would not recommend this tactic for the vehicle levels, because if one of you crashes, you both start over.

Using the Force to manipulate Lego blocks to build bridges, platforms, etc., is perhaps the most entertaining aspect of the game.Not only that, but there are special objects only a Sith Lord (i.e. Darth Maul) can use.Be sure to use your unlocked baddies in Free Play mode.

That said, Free Play mode is what really makes this game great.Playing through any and all the levels (minus the vehicle levels) with any and all the characters you've made available is loads of fun.Nothing like making Darth Maul face himself at the end of Episode I!With over 30 characters available, you have quite a few to choose from.Each character has certain abilities you will need to fully complete each level (finding all of the Minikit pieces, especially).This adds more gameplay time to an other wise relatively short game.

The graphics, while not the best the PS2 can dish out, are still superb when it comes to showing us the Star Wars universe in Lego form.The music and sound effects, thanks to Skywalker Sound, come right out of the movies into the game.Even the Droideka's (destroyer droid's) blasters sound movie-accurate, not to mention the lightsabers!The music does cut out sometimes, but not frequently, and not enough to really bother you.

The only major problem I had with this game is the lack of camera control.The awkward, and sometimes jerky, camera angles make many of the jumps and obstacles both difficult and frustrating.You'll jump straight towards a ledge only to find out you missed by a mile.The right analog stick is unassigned to any action, which could have been used to help the player control the camera.While it will definitely aggrivate you when you try to jump from platform to platform and repeatedly fall and miss, you just come to accept it.Hopefully they will fix it if they do make a sequel ("To be continued..." is said when you beat the level behind the door marked "?".)

If you or your little gamer aren't fans of Star Wars, this game will probably be no more than a pleasant little distraction; a good way to kill a few hours.But if you ARE a fan, then this game is worth buying, even for the older fans.It might seem a little "kidified" to you, but you can tell LucasArts and Eidos took this game seriously.

I anxiously await a sequel with Episodes IV, V, and VI, and if you play this game, you'll understand why!

4-0 out of 5 stars Lego Star Wars
Star Wars is good because it's just like the movies. It has episode 1,2, and 3. One of the minuses is you have to figure out what to do and that's sort of hard. Overall it's a great game to play. Try it!!!!!! ... Read more


3. XB Lego Star Wars

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Asin: B0007M226G
Catlog: Video Games
Publisher: Eidos Interactive
Sales Rank: 20
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

Blending the unique world of designs of LEGO toys with the unforgettable characters of the prequel eras of the Star Wars universe, LEGO Star Wars will offer dynamic vehicles, environments and characters to young players, who will be able to live all of the adventures of the most memorable and exciting scenes from The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones and the eagerly awaited Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith. ... Read more

Features

  • Compete in action packed lightsaber duels against Darth Maul
  • Experience mind-blowing space battles in your starfighter
  • Use the Force to construct - accessing secret areas and overcoming obstacles - and play as many favorite characters such as Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker, Yoda and more!

Reviews (19)

5-0 out of 5 stars most fun in a starwars game till its sequel
i cant posibly think anyone would hate this game if they played it. It is most fun/funny starwars game yet. a perfect 10. BUY IT NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

5-0 out of 5 stars This is not just a kids game!You will LOVE this game!
This game is fun for the whole family.I figured at first that my little boy would be the only one to really play this game.My husband and I both thought it would be fun but we did'nt realize just how much fun until we are now hooked to playing it!!!The sounds of the light sabers are just like the real movie and the people all look just like real legos!The game is'nt very difficult but it holds your interest.There is over 30+ playable charaters to use.The game combines all 3 of the first movies in to one full game.I really like that about it, its like having 3 different games but for one price.There is tons of hidden things to find in this game.I highly recommend it for kids and adults!

5-0 out of 5 stars My sons 6-11 love it
I haven't played the game, but I got it for my Star Wars fan son when it first came out. All of my sons like this game and keep returning to it. They are figuring out how to unlock the 4th episode level. If you have a young one and they like Legos and Star Wars, I guess you have a winner here.

5-0 out of 5 stars May the fun be with you
Lego Star Wars is the greatest Star Wars game on earth. When you destroy something or someone it shatters into a buch of lego pieces. Star Wars+Lego=Fun. And its not only for kids. Many adults enjoy playing Lego Star Wars. The game is extremly fun. You can use the force to throw yor enemies or you can take your light saber out and chop em into lego peices. Or you can blast them with your pistol if you are Padme.

5-0 out of 5 stars Beware the Inch-High Jedi
This is probably the best Stars Wars game made.As far as i'm concerened, any Stars WArs game where you get to use a lightsaber is the best (there are enough games with blasters).When you turn on the game you start out in Dexters Diner, a place where you chose your level and buy characters.You get to play through episodes 1,2 and 3.
WHats good is that if you haven't seen episode 3, the game doesn't spoil that much, it gives you enouggh info so that you know what you're doing in the game, but not enough to spoil the movie.While you are travelling through the star wars universes, you collect LEGO studs, the currency of the game.At dexters diner, you can buy characters with them.YOu can also buy hints and extras, but I think they are a waste of studs.After you collected enough characters from the light side and dark side, you can go out to ddexters parking lot to wacth and join unorganized fights.They are a little easy but fun. When you collect suds you're jedi meter fills up and if you fill it up to the top you will get a piece of a special ship.TO complete fill the jedi meter in every level.You also collectt mini kit parts which you can use to make ships to put in the parking lot.If you get every ship you will unlock the games ultimate secret (sorry i don't know what it is).A good way to collect studs is to get all the mini kit pieces in a level, which will give you about 50,000 studs.Try to complete the ones in boss levels because they are small levels and pieces are easy to find.
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4. GBA Lego Star Wars

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Asin: B0007M225M
Catlog: Video Games
Publisher: Eidos Interactive
Sales Rank: 30
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • Play the most memorable and exciting scenes from Episode I: The Phantom Menace, Episode II Attack of the Clones and the forthcoming Episode III Revenge of the Sith.
  • Choose from over 30 of your favorite Star Wars characters, ranging from the legendary Jedi Knight, Obi-wan Kenobi, to everyones favorite Wookiee, Chewbacca, to the evil villains of Revenge of the Sith. Every character has unique weapons and abilities--which provides for a different gameplay experience every time
  • Use 'The Force' to manipulate environments and objects in order to solve puzzles
  • Massive array of vehicles including Naboo fighters, pod racers, speeder bikes, and yet-to-be-unveiled vehicles from Episode III Revenge of the Sith
  • Two-player 'drop in, drop out' mode

Reviews (8)

5-0 out of 5 stars Totally, completely, AWESOME!! :) :) :):):)
This game is great. The graphics are good, the variety of characters is astounding, the unlockable parts are cool. This game is awesome, action packed, funny, and cool all rolled in one. How do I know this? I've seen the trailer. I've seen many screen shots. And I've read other people's reviews. I have not even bought this game. I don't even have a penny saved up for it yet(I'm saving for something else). But, IF: you have the money; IF: You like games that has funny stuff; and IF: You just LOVE Star Wars, Legos, and Roleplaying games: THEN BUY THIS GAME! IT'S AWESOME!!!

5-0 out of 5 stars Awesome
this game is awesome the only bad thing about this is that you can't block the bosses lightsaber like in episode3 for gba (count dooku)
You should buy this game it was very fun
lil kb

5-0 out of 5 stars episods 1, 2 and 3
THIS game ROCKS!!!The boss battels are cool!Darth Mual is easy.
A half circle, it's red, get rid of the red and you win the boss battle.different enemies as you go further in the game.
i.e.: droid, canon, droid camander, gunner droids, shild droid,
tusken rader, sarlac pit, (Darth Mual), Super droids, fly droids, cranes, (Count Dooko), battle fileds, Grapler droids,
Super,(Grapler)droid camander, holding fasility, pits, forse filids, Super canon droids and Jango Fett.(that iv'e fased so far.thers more enimys.)

5-0 out of 5 stars :)
so I felt pretty dumb buying this game.. looks like a little kids game.. sounds like a little kids game - but I love star wars! so I bought it and brought it to school - by the end of the week 5 out of 6 people I showed it to had bought it. the lego idea is really cool - I went and saw revenge of the sith and I kept thinking about how buildings would look as legos.. but anyways. I'm not even remotely good at video games - I don't think I've ever finished a game in my life.. though i have many. I haven't finished this one yet - but I have high hopes. This isn't hard to play - when you finish levels you can go back and play through them again and with different characters that youve unlocked - which is very amusing to a star wars fan.. :)

2-0 out of 5 stars Too short and gets old FAST
I'll make this short, I BEAT THIS GAME THE SAME DAY I GOT IT. It barley covers episodes I, II and III, note how on the description it says that the game covers the most exciting and memorable scenes from all three movies? WELL THAT'S ALL THEY GIVE YOU! The day after i got it it was still kinda fun but then i played it a little more and it just got plain BORING.DON'T make the same mistake I did. I would rather save my money and buy actual legos or a different game. ... Read more


5. Star Wars: Battlefront

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Asin: B0001NE48U
Catlog: Video Games
Publisher: Lucasarts Entertainment
Sales Rank: 160
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

Planets of Star Wars Battlefront:Kamino A lonely world beyond the Outer Rim and just south of the Rishi Maze, Kamino is a planet of tumultuous oceans and endless storms. Mysteriously its entry was at one time purged from the otherwise-complete Jedi Archives. Few hints of technology mark Kaminos surface save for massive stilt-mounted cities where the austere Kaminoans reside. Floating above the vast ocean, Tipoca City is the primary operation base for Kamino's most prized export: a c ... Read more

Features

  • More than 15 environments across 10 diverse planets including Hoth, Geonosis, Yavin, Tatooine and Naboo
  • 20 different soldier types from four factions: Rebel Alliance, Imperial Army, Clone Army and Droid Army
  • Single player and multiplayer modes (up to 16 players over the Internet or 32 via a LAN)
  • Open-ended multiplayer action game set in the Star Wars universe
  • Re-enact the most memorable battles from the films

Reviews (117)

4-0 out of 5 stars Battlefront
This game is amazing it`s like a desert storm game Star Wars style. The game gets very repetitive after a while but, it`s still a good game.

5-0 out of 5 stars The Best StarWars Game To Date!
Alright, now... there has not been a single StarWars game that has been released before this one that is really any good ( to me. ) I always thought it would be a very good idea for StarWars to make an all out battle game like this. I basically got my wish in this game. In playing this, I found that it was exactly what i wanted.. pretty good A.I., bodies fly when hit by grenades, good graphics, air craft and ground vehicles... it's fantastic... but there are also some problems; glitches, if you will. For instance, on Dune Sea on Tantooine or maybe the Docks on Kashyyk, you can fly or jump onto the cliff or hut ( depending ont he level ) and you can prone down to be unseen. I found this ' glitch ' awhile ago when I first got the game, but it's not very useful simply because they are not in good positions. Changing that subject on the game, i'll tell you what i think about the A.I. I found that there are times when the A.I. just stands around in a corner and does not move at all ( for whatever reason ) , so to settle that, you could kill him ( on your team or not ) but if he is on your team, you could use one of the commands using the PS2 D-pad, such as ' Follow Me ' or ' Move Out ' . About the levels, there are about 8 or more ( i'm not sure right now ) different planets to play on, and about 16 levels. ( 2 on each planet, if you do the math. ) Just about all the levels are fun and unique in their own way, and you could simply place your character on a roof-top and go into ' first-person ' view, and simply watch the battle. You can also play in Galactic Civil Wars or The Clone Wars, The GCW having the Empire and the Rebels, and TCW having the Clones(Republic) and the CIS(The Evil Dudes). Either way you play, it's fun. ( Although if you are playing the in TCW and you are on the Republic side, you have to play against the Driodekas, which are very hard to exterminate. You would know that if you saw the star wars movies or played this game. ) There is also a few game modes as well, which allow you to play the battles in order, starting from the Episode IV, A New Hope. It even shows movie clips if you play in this mode. Though this is rather fun, there are really no awards except ( for what I find extremely lame for your hard labor playing this game ) concept art. I thought maybe I would be getting a Jedi and would be able to use his light saber. ( Which you can see A.I.ed players using on certain levels. ) But hey, with StarWars Battlefront II coming out, you WILL be able to play as the Jedi! One last thing to say about a flaw in this game; the difficulty levels. Easy is too easy, on Medium most cases you are the only one doing anything, and on Hard.. well.. I can't honestly say I even played this mode yet.. at least that I remember. Anyways on a last note, I got this game the first day of it's release and I do not regret it, this game is well worth your money, but only if you play a few times a day/week.

4-0 out of 5 stars this is a goood review
this game is good.
get it.
this review helped you a lot hasnt it?
so say this review was helpful and ill be proud.
go CIS.
helpful iam.
may the force be with you and say NO to drugs.
also check out my star wars 3 review.
its in there somewhere.
its looks like this one.
remember say this review helped. have a good day.

4-0 out of 5 stars Great fun, but not a repeat
This game is an absolute blast the first few times you play it. There are many modes so that no two plays are alike. However, it is not the type of game that you play a million times over even after you've beaten it. Overall, a great buy.

4-0 out of 5 stars battlefront2
this game isnt bad but if ur thinking about getting it u should just wait until sw battlefront 2 comes out it looks a lot better and will only be slightly more expensive ... Read more


6. Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic II

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Asin: B0002B90SA
Catlog: Video Games
Publisher: Lucasarts Entertainment
Sales Rank: 114
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

Characters:Darth SionA twisted wreck, Darth Sion is a Sith Lord held together only by sheer force of will. Every bone in his body has been shattered and rebuilt, turning his skeleton and his flesh into a patchwork mass of bruises and scraping bone. He is in constant pain, and only his hatred and the power of the Dark Side keeps him alive. MiraMira is a bounty hunter scout that scours the Republic and the Outer Rim in search of prey and cashes targets in for credits. While driven by ... Read more

Features

  • Picks up five years after Knights of the Old Republic left off
  • Choose from three different classes of Jedi and the light or dark side
  • features over 30 new Force powers and seven diverse worlds
  • Chooose from new and returning characters and villians

Reviews (125)

4-0 out of 5 stars Great Game, Awesome Sequel
First of all, I'm not 13, so don't expect a illiterate review. But on to the game! This game is very good in many areas, but it does have its share of flaws. I love the story line on this game, because you can choose to become a powerful Jedi or a fearsome Sith, which in turn makes the replay value high because you'll want to beat it twice to see both outcomes. Also, the weapons in this game rock. You can wield anything from plasma torches and lasers to mines and lightsabers. The color of your lightsaber, as the Star Wars junkies like me reading this know, depends on which side of the force you choose. Give in to the Sith(which is what I did) and you'll get a flashy red lightsaber. Become a Jedi and you'll wield a nice blue one. Either way you choose, the story line and action is great.
Now every good game has its share of flaws, and this game is included in that category. First, the main flaw for me is the fighting. This may not bug everybody, but it does me. You actually tell the command to go into combat mode and then it fights and swings swords for you. For me, killing and destroying things is the whole purpose of fighting/RPG games. It's not that big of a deal, but it does bug me. The next flaw is the camera. I'm probably being picky on this, but when you round a, say right corner, usually you tilt the right thumbstick right. But it's the exact opposite with this one. You have to either press it left or go all the way around your character. This can be very annoying, especially if you've got a droid on your tail. Finally, the last flaw is the graphics. The characters faces and body types look good, but man the backdrops and items look terrible. As wierd as it seems, I've come to rely on Star Wars for pretty decent graphics, but it seems here they focused all on the characters and none of the surroundings. But this doesn't really take away from the game, so it may or may not bother you. It did personallybother me, considering the Xbox's standards.
Minor Quibbles aside, this is destined to become one of the greatest RPG's ever. I've never played the original KOTOR, but I've heard it's great. Even if it's half as good as this, it will be awesome. Great job guys and all we can hope for is Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic III. Hope this helped!

3-0 out of 5 stars What Happened?
I have been a big fan of KOTOR games ever since the first one came out.In the first game Bioware did awsome.They came up with something new and brilliant.With KOTOR 2 i felt that that imagination was lost.this could have been due to the fact that Obsidian made this one one.THe second game was a fun game to play through twice.Which of course it what you should always do play as a good guy then as a bad guy.But after that it just lost of of its replayability.The first made me want to play the game over and over.But with this one it lost that aspect.The main problem wiht this game is that it feels sloppy.THere is so much going on that at times it is hard to keep everything straight.The first one had a great structure.It was an open ended game but it did a good job of guiding you throught the storyline.This one doesn't do that for you at all.And the sloppiness doesn't just stop at the gameplay it continues into the weapons upgrades.This was a great idea but just seemed half baked to me.Even though this game has its problems it is still a great game.The characters in this game are great to be around during the game.You can even train some of them to become jedi themselves.I enjoyed this game but was also dissapointed at the lack of the greatness that the first one held.

5-0 out of 5 stars One of The Best Games of 2004
This game is a huge improvement over KOTOR.

Pros: Better facial expressions, you start out in the story as a dispanded Jedi, you can pick three classes; Sentinel, Councal Member, or Knight, you can choose area of specialty; Force, Weapons, or Master, More force powers, Really high replay value

Cons: Really their isn't really anything wrong with this game
This is the diffibate ultimate Jedi experiance. If you want really fast lightsaber action pick up Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of The Sith.
10 out-of 10 stars

1-0 out of 5 stars Not even close comparing to the original!
I'll get straight to the point since many of the other critique pretty much already mentioned what I wanted to mention.

To be fair, KOTOR 2 is not a bad game. However, it doesn't even come close to KOTOR 1. Why is that? Because in the original game, I felt alive while playing it. The story in KOTOR 1 is simple, straight forward, yet very addictive. Even after playing KOTOR 1 the 5th time (and knowing the game inside out), I still feel very addictive to it. However, after finishing KOTOR 2 the first time, I don't even want to play it again.

Furthermore, KOTOR 2 is more philosophical (it may be interesting, but unneccessary - look at KOTOR 1, it is so simple, yet very entertaining). While playing KOTOR 2, I have the feeling of playing it just to see how it ends, not to enjoy the game plot along the way like in KOTOR 1.

Bottom line, after along day working or studying, if I have a choice between KOTOR 1 and KOTOR 2 to play to relax my mind, I would definitely choose KOTOR 1 (eventhough I have played it dozen of times). I don't ever want to touch KOTOR II after playing it the first time because I consider a waste of my time to play KOTOR 2 the second time.

It's just something for KOTOR team to consider!!!

5-0 out of 5 stars It's More "Star Wars" than "Star Wars"
...or perhaps I should say, KOTOR2 explores the idea of the "Force" and those who wield it with such depth as to make the Star Wars movies - and to a lesser extent, KOTOR1 - seem juvenile.

I commend Obsidian for asking challenging questions about morality and causality, and for making characters realistically deep.It makes for a very engrossing game that plays like a great novel.

This game would be enjoyed by anyone with an appreciation for psychology, philosophy, or the Star Wars story.It is a good sequel to KOTOR1 and sets us up nicely for a KOTOR3.

Details: The soundtrack is terrific.The game will slow down occasionally, and I had one crash.I finished the game in 30 hours, completing most side missions. ... Read more


7. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic for PC
by Lucas Arts Entertainment Co. LLC
list price: $19.99
our price: $18.99
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Asin: B00006IR62
Catlog: Video Games
Manufacturer: Lucas Arts Entertainment Co. LLC
Sales Rank: 19
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

The Star Wars universe is expanded and enhanced in this action-packed game. You'll interact with droids, Wookies, Jedi and more as you battle across the galaxy. Travel to a total of 10 awesome worlds—both familiar and new. May the force be with you. ... Read more

Features

  • ESRB Rating: Teen
  • Genre: Action/Adventure
  • Mission: The ongoing battle between the Jedi and the Sith rages on. Your actions determine the outcome of this colossal galactic war—and your destiny as a Jedi
  • Platform: Windows 98/98SE/Me/2000/XP

Reviews (206)

1-0 out of 5 stars Play tester anyone?
I couldn't give this game a "fun" rating, because you have to be able to play a game to know if it's any fun.I ranked it a 1 because I certainly didn't have any fun with this product.

KOTOR didn't allow me that opportunity.

When I loaded the game, the framerate was something like 5 frames per second, and that was just the main menu screen.Once I got into the actual game, it ran at about 2 fps.

It's not like I was playing this on an overclocked 486 either.This was on a brand new computer that I had literally bought the week before I tried to play this game.

My specs:

Compaq Presario 4012 notebook
AMD Athlon 64 3200+ processor
512MB of RAM
ATI Mobility Xpress 200 graphics card

I spent three days mucking about with Bioware's tech support forums before I got an email back from Bioware's tech support that told me that ATI graphics cards in the family that my graphics card is in are incompatible with this game.If I wanted to play it, I'd need a card from NVIDIA.

Gee, that would have been nice to know before buying the game.Maybe they could have put something in the system requirements (Far Cry, for example, lists the compatible graphics cards in the system requirements)

Furthermore, that doesn't explain the fact that the reviewers at Gamespot (who for some inexplicable reason gave the game an 8.8 ranking) noted that they game flat-out wouldn't play on three of the four systems they tried it on.These are professional game reviewers.Surely, if a system exists that could handle this game, they would have more than one.(And one that it crashed frequently on, I might add)

The review is here:

http://www.gamespot.com/pc/rpg/starwarsknightsoftor/index.html?q=knights+of+the+old+republic


It's obvious that Bioware developed this game for one hardware configuration, and didn't playtest it on anything that didn't match that configuration.Bioware is currently blaming ATI for faulty drivers-- adbicating any responsibility they have to release a product that actually works as advertised.



Here's a word of advice:Before you buy this game-- or any game from Bioware-- make darn sure you contact their tech support staff and ask them if the game will work with your specific hardware setup.And don't accept a "should work" answer either.Otherwise, you might just wind up with a very expensive set of shiny coasters.

5-0 out of 5 stars GREAT GAME
THERE IS NO PS2 VERSION!! FOR THE PERSON THAT SAID HE HAS THE PS2 VERSION OF KOTOR. ONLY PC AND X-BOX.

5-0 out of 5 stars Awsome Game
One of the best games i ever played, great story, really 2 different games choosing light or dark sides, highly recommend to anyone, even not star wars fans, great game.

5-0 out of 5 stars PlayStation 2 version
I have this game in the PlayStation 2 version.It's a great game.I would like to sell it if anyone is interested.

5-0 out of 5 stars the best video game of all time!
if that doesnt say it all,i will elaborate.this is a star wars role playing game.you pick this dude,gather droids,a wookie,some soldiers,some jedis and such then travel many planets and getting into all sorts of high adventure!you can choose from a long list of force powers to have.there are weopons practicly falling out of the trees.unlike older rpgs,you have control of your characters during battle.you can even customize weopons with all sorts of cool upgrades.theres a lot of stuff to do but it is highly unstructured.you could pay very little attention to the actual story and still become powerful just fighting monsters.then theres a few more cool things.one is you can coax just about anybody into a fight.you remember the old days when a king just told your guy off and sent him on a perilous journey then screwed him out of his money later?well now,if he tells you off,you can dismember him and if you dont want to do the job,you dont have to.if he screws with you,more often than not you can force choke him or blast him.so no more putting up with mouthy npc authority typeson a power trip!the other really cool thing is you dont have to be a good guy either.now you can go to the dark side if youd like.every decision you make can ultimately lead to a dark or light side point being gained.here are some examples of bad things that can get you dark side points.............using the jedi mind trick to force a wookie to kill his best friend,or using it to make someone commit suicide,refusing to pay docking fees,smuggling,killing witnesses,going to sith school.the story even changes for whatever style guy you run.but ultimately,you fight the same last boss,just under different circumstances.this is definately worth checking out! ... Read more


8. Star Wars Republic Commando

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Asin: B00020BV1A
Catlog: Video Games
Publisher: Lucasarts Entertainment
Sales Rank: 138
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

Star Wars Republic Commando is a squad-based first person shooter that lets you explore the elite world of the Star Wars military. Leading a 4-man squad of Republic Commandos, your missions take you deep behind enemy lines on over 14 intense and challenging levels through three different campaigns where you will face more than ten brutal enemies. You’ll have more than a dozen deadly weapons at your disposal, but none more lethal than your squad. What makes the squad in Star Wars Republic Commando so unique is the game’s innovative One Touch Squad Control’ system that allows you to engage your squad with just one button.

Features:

  • The One Touch Squad Control’ system features intuitive and straightforward Squad Maneuvers and Squad Commands.
  • Set in the uncompromising world of the Star Wars militaryAs a special squad unit in the Republic’s Clone Army, you’ll engage in all out firefights and intense gameplay.
  • Take a sneak peek at Episode III content including: General Grevious, locations, enemies, vehicles and the ability to play Clones as they appear in the film. Both original and new content from the Star Wars universe, including a deadly arsenal of over a dozen weapons, a variety of highly intelligent enemy creatures and unique and varied alien locations. State of the art graphics utilizing the latest advancements in technology layered onto proven FPS gameplay.
  • Multi-player capabilities including deathmatch, team deathmatch and capture the flag.
  • Play with up to 16 players online via X-box Live or out of the box Internet play on PC
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Features

  • One Touch Squad Control system features intuitive and straightforward controls and direction for your squad of Clone Army troopers
  • Both original and new content from the Star Wars universe
  • Single- and multiplayer modes (up to 16 players over Xbox Live)
  • Squad-based first-person shooter that lets you explore the elite world of the Star Wars military
  • Lead a 3-man squad behind enemy lines

Reviews (43)

5-0 out of 5 stars KICK@$$!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Republic Commando, Star Wars 2.5, the best ever Star Wars game to date not tomention one of the best I've played,ever. It's just better than Halo and Halo 2.They got boring fast except for XBOX LIVE.This feels like it will never lose it's intention on making your jaw drop with stunning graphics, really incredible gameplay high quality sound etc. This isn't and 8/10 or a 4/5 it's almost perfect.My only gripe is that the clones voices are different, but it's probrably some voice masking device to tell them apart. AWESOME ISN'T ENOUGH TO DESCRIBE THIS GAME!!! GO GEORGE LUCAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

3-0 out of 5 stars Pretty darn good if you like gunning games.
This game is good but it just doesn't cut it following up in Halo's wake. Less intense than Halo but the levels are basicly repetetive after the first. Plus, being able to revive your soldiers makes it a lot less challenging. Still, it is pretty fun.

1-0 out of 5 stars Please wake me up... I fell asleep
This game was cool through the first level, but every level after that was almost identical. The weapons set seamed very weak, I felt like I was shooting a pea shooter the whole game. I also spent way too much time "Retrieving Bacta" (health for the squad) this game really seams two years behind in game play and definitely didn't live up to the hype. The squad control was OK but there is very little strategy when commanding them. The blue highlights around Snipe or Anti-Armor locations scream put a guy here, again eliminating any strategy. Buy the way "XBOX Live" game play is horrible, I will be trading this game in tomorrow.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great GamePlay, I didn't find bugs or get bored!
Good game, better than Halo 2 and the sqaud is fun, handy, and intelligent. I have heard repotts about bugs but I didn't find any. The game is somewhat short but the good visuals and interactive envirments make up for that. The squad is very funny and keep you entertaned in the darkest places. Easy controls, and good acting, plus the missions don't get boring, even if you do them again and agian. I may have finally found the perfect game. Kinda a mixture between halo 2, Ghost Recon, and battlefront. With a variety of alien ***holes to kick and very powerful stategic requirements, this game is the best!

3-0 out of 5 stars It's not in the league of Halo but...almost
The game adds aspects that you want in Halo, like being able to talk to your men and have more control utilizing them on the battlefield. Also the gameplay is very consistent as well as the physics and environment. Most visual aspects are clear and not shrouded in fuzzy darkness. I consider these major pluses. (Also the action keys are nearly identical to Halo - so you don't have to reprogram your fingers! Sweet!)

However the graphics, in terms of resolution and perspective,just aren't on the level of Halo. And your enemies have not much of a personality. (Whereas your teammates do - and even incorporate humor - but their comments recycle waay too quickly). There is a great lack in variability in game sequence. While it's not a 2D sidescroller, there isn't much freedom to manipulate the battle environment or how the sequence of subtasks unfold.

The physics of body desecration after a kill are pretty cool - and obviously the programming accomdates this quite well so who am I not to play all the aspects of the game?

The game disk jacket boasts a rating from GameInformer that says "perhaps the smartest squad AI ever seen." I thought this would carry over to enemy squads. Not at all. True, the AI for you and your teammates is top notch - but is wasted on monolithic enemies that rarely seek cover, change attack style, or retreat when you start to overpower them.

It is fun to play and a cut above most of what's out there in the genre. I would suggest renting first because you get a good feel for the gameplay in the first few missions.

Lastly, as negatives - you are on foot the whole time. There are no vehicles you can drive/fly. And what's up with no cooperative play?

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9. Star Wars Battlefront

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Asin: B0001DI6FM
Catlog: Video Games
Publisher: Lucasarts Entertainment
Sales Rank: 291
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

Star Wars Battlefront ... Read more

Features

  • 20 different soldier types from the Rebel Alliance, Galactic Empire, Republic Clone Army, and Separatist Battle Droids
  • More than 30 weapons including blaster rifles, rocket launchers, and thermal detonators
  • For 1 to 16 players online, and split screen mode for offline multiplayer play
  • Action-shooter game that lets you relive your favorite Star Wars battles
  • Battle in more than 12 environments across 10 diverse planets

Reviews (87)

4-0 out of 5 stars FINALLY!!!
Thankyou!We finally get a game that has the battles from the movies new and old and are able to play any part or role in them including driving the vehicles involved in the specific battles.The only thing that brings it down is the somewhat redundant battles that aren't in the movies that don't have any vehicles, which is the greatest point about the game, other than the fact that you can pic virtually any main soldier character other than ewoks :'(.I just have to say that the greatest thing about the game is of course Hoth.
A Brief History of Contemporary Hoth:

Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire -
Flying a snowspeeder and shooting AT-ST's, probe droids, and AT-AT's was exiting the first time, but going back to this version is sort of dull.

Star Wars:Rogue Squadron -
The music was better than SOTE, and so were the graphics and overall quality of the level.Again, you are the lone wolf having to take down all AT-AT's and AT-ST's alone.This one was hard at first.

Rogue Leader -
Finally a team effort has been brought into the battle of Hoth.You can command your squadmates and the overall feel of the battle is more hectic and like the movie as people on the ground join in the fighting as well.

Rebel Strike -
If you've played Hoth in this you know what I'm going to say.This was the goofiest thing I've ever seen.Being Luke running around on the ground is how it happened in the movie, and it was a good effort to mix it up a bit, but it's very tacky.

BATTLEFRONT -
Finally, Hoth from every possible viewpoint of the battle.You can be rebels, or the Empire which is by far the coolest.The first time I piloted an AT-AT I couldn't believe it.I was stunned.The AT-ST's are also quit good, and I must say very intimidating from the rebel's point of view.The Taun-Tauns are pointless other than for speed, and the Snowspeeders are cool too, since you can sit in the back and let the pilot fly and shoot lasers.VERY COOL

My only complaint is the levels without vehicles and the fact that there aren't many levels.
Also, the Geonosis battle isn't as hectic as it was in the movie, and on XBOX i expected people to be running around everywhere, but it seemed sort of quiet.

The Kashyyyk duo is the most pointless thing ever also.

5-0 out of 5 stars Stay Calm!!!!!!
People dont worry!!!! you may think this game sucks with no space battles no plyable jedi, weak enemy A.I. and all that but when Battlefront II comes out, all that will be fixed. But the thing is you must unlock the Jedi to play as them!

5-0 out of 5 stars great mulitplayer game for a firstperson shooter lover
i thought this game was great and has the best splitscreen play of any firstperson shooter i have ever played. I couldn't find any downsides to the game and all the reviews i read on it were good. For Splitscreen you choose one of the huge and detailed maps to fight agianst youre friends. on single player you can capture planets, fight lots of the battles from the movies, or just hop right into a battle on any map as the Cis, Republic, Empire, or Rebels. I wouldn't get this game if you only have one controler or don't have xbox live. The only real downside to this game was VERY minor. Jedi are impossible to kill. Also during the battles you reincarnate as a sniper, rocket launcher guy, machine gunner, pilot, or a unique charecter that varies throught the missions such as a guy with a jet pack or a wookie.You can also get in tons of different vehichles and planes that vary from map to map. Overall i would give this game two thumbs up.

P.S. (Don't buy this game if you ABSOLUTLY HATE the Star Wars theme)

5-0 out of 5 stars best game in the world
I dont care what other people say about this game this game is the best. I rented this game at first and I begged my mom to buy it. I have this game and it has good vehicles, soldiers, turrets, ships, and i would reccomend it for any person who likes star wars. I cant wait for battlefront 2 to come out!

5-0 out of 5 stars the coolestgameever
This game is cool and has its ups and downs. The pros are that when you die, you can come back in the game by picking another soldier or the one you just picked, use specialties for your army, fun stages, cool vehicles, and good weapons. The cons are that you can't play as a jedi or sith [can pick this for a specialty and a jedi or sith will assist you ], you can't pick up dead enemy's or allies's weapons, and you only can comand 2 soldiers [also some times they ignore your comand]. Its still fun and is still cool so get this game. If you listen to your friends when they say this is a bad game then excweese me but this game is great. The xbox live is awsome as well. If you want to make sure if its fun or not rent it. For the star wars fans, buy this as soon as possible. "Also there is a couple more than 12 stages." so listen to me man, if you don't then "what ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!" ... Read more


10. Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast

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Asin: B00006LEMQ
Catlog: Video Games
Publisher: Lucasarts Entertainment
Sales Rank: 611
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Reviews (53)

5-0 out of 5 stars FUN BUT EXTREMELY HARD
FIRST OF ALL I AM A BIG STAR WARS FAN AND THIS GAME ROCKS BUT YOU MUST BE REALLY CLEVER AOMETIMES THE LEVELS ARE SO HARD I HAD TO YOUS CHEATS TO UNLOCK THE OTHER LEVELS BUT THEN I BEAT THE OTHERS.
P.S. CAN SOMEONE HELP ME I'M ONYAVIN FINAL CONFLICT AND WHEN YOU GET TO THE THREE PLACES TO GO I8 HAVE KNOW IDEA WHTA TO DO BECAUSE IPUT OUT THE FIRE AND THEN PUSHED THE WALLS BACK AND NOW DONT KNOW WHAT TO DO PLEASE HELP ME.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great star wars title!
This is a great game for any skilled star wars game freak. The graphics are pretty good and the gameplay is very fun and challenging don't listen to the negative reviews claiming the game is to hard, the people who claim it's to hard are just weak at video games granted the game can frustrate but it never get's to the point where you want to throw the game out the window. This is a good game and I highly recomend it to and star wars fan. p.s. don't buy jedi academy that game is horrible! what a shame to ruin the series like that!

4-0 out of 5 stars Action Packed!!!
My computer was to slow to play it. So I had to wait till it came out on Xbox. I had high hopes for this game and it did not let me down. The first two levels were kinda dull for me because I wanted to use a lightsaber. But after the first two levels it was granted and the game shined differently in my eyes. The gameplay after that point was action packed and I can say I never thought to brandish a gun ever again. From your first lightsaber dual up to the secret stage of the game, I have enjoyed the gameplay experience. I even find myself returning to the jedi action once and a while to slaughter stormtroopers and take in some of the big environments. If it wasn't for certain levels were I was constantly plummeting to my death I would have gave it five stars. I'm not a big Star Wars freak but just buy this game if you like the movies, it won't let you down.

5-0 out of 5 stars tHiS gAmE rOcKs!
I first got this game about 2 years ago for computer.Back then, I had a really slow computer, and it didn't work right.I was so mad that I had wasted 40 dollars on it.It went on the shelf and waited there for 2 years.Now I have a better computer and play it all the time.The earlier reviewer said that the game was extremely difficult, not so.The guy must have obviously been a moron, and not been able to figure out the puzzles, because the game has an average difficulty, and if he wants it easier, he can play on Padawan.Anyway, the game is basically a first person shooter based game, where you go around blasting storm troopers, probe droids, and more.I suggest getting this game because I really enjoy playing it, and I want to get it for XBOX too.

4-0 out of 5 stars Dumb, Boring, And Extreamly Hard!!!
I think its safe to say that this game sucks! Before I got this game I thought it would be great. I had heard so many good things about it. Once I got it though I realized that this game wasnt as great as everyone said it would be. The Graphics are ok but the gameplay and sound dont impress me at all. Plus you dont get your lightsaber until level 7 unless you use cheat codes. As for all the talk about you being able to use the force the force is pretty weak in this game. You also dont get the force until level 7 and on some of the missions you cant even use all your force power like lightning, push, pull, ect. Really the only good force power is grip.(Grip allows you to choke people)Another thing that sucks is that there are different powers of the force so when you finally get the force you have to build up your power of the force for a few levels (wich could take hours) to finally get your force power strong enough to kill the enemy, not just wound him. This game is also EXTREAMLY hard. Its like Metroid Prime were you can get lost and it'll take a long time to find your way around. If you still want to get this game after reading this review is suggest renting it first.(Dont Be Dumb like me and buy it without renting it. I wasted $50) ... Read more


11. Star Wars: X-Wing Collector Series
by LucasArts Entertainment

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Asin: B00002SV6D
Catlog: Video Games
Manufacturer: LucasArts Entertainment
Sales Rank: 578
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Review

Star Wars fans, listen up. If you missed out onLucasArts's X-Wing or TIE Fighter simulations when theyfirst appeared, it's time to make amends. These classic games from thedays of DOS have been given a complete makeover, updated with enhancedgraphics, and now run under Windows 95 and 98. X-Wing CollectorSeries contains both of these Collector editions in a singlebox, along with a demo CD-ROM containing X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter:Flight School, and offers them all at a price that should be wellwithin anyone's entertainment budget.

Entertained is what you'll be once you've installed these games. X-Wing lets players pilot A-wings, Y-wings, B-wings, and (of course)X-wings in dozens of missions against the evil Empire. Although Rebelships have the advantage of being equipped with shields, don't expectany mercy--the game is infamous for containing some of the toughestmissions of all time.

TIE Fighter turns the tables by letting players work their wayup in the Imperial ranks. Several types of TIE ships are modeled, fromthe ungainly TIE bomber to the incredibly agile TIE defender. In bothgames the controls are about as perfect as they can get in a game ofthis type, and campaign missions play out with convincing voice actingand great plot twists. The graphics pale in comparison to a newer gamelike X-Wing: Alliance, but there's so much gameplay in these CD-ROMs that we barely had time to notice. --T. Byrl Baker

Pros:

  • A few hundred fun, challenging missions to play through
  • Many different ships
  • Sound effects and music straight out of the movies
  • Perfectly captures the excitement and feel of Star Wars
Cons:
  • Updated graphics still don't look as good as those found in modernspace simulators
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Reviews (12)

5-0 out of 5 stars An ageless game
I bought this game for my 486 years ago, back when the game had to be installed from a floppy diskette.The gameplay is second to none.No game since this one has kept me up at night, formulating different strategies in order to succeed in a previous mission failure.The amount of detail in this game blows my mind comparing it to other, more "asthetically pleasing" modern games.The level of difficulty is very, very high; however, I never became so frustrated as to give up, only to try harder.Hands down, my favorite videogame of all-time.This one even tops Diablo II, folks.

5-0 out of 5 stars My Favorite Game
Tie Fighter is my favorite game.Of course, that means little without knowing me.I'm 33.I got my Atari 2600 when I was 8, and my first computer (Timex/Sinclair ZX81) when I was 10.I used to regularly steal $20 bills from my mother's purse to spend hours at the arcade.(P.S. -- Haven't seen HyperBall in along time.A very nifty mechanical game.)

I believe popular video games began a downward spiral with the sad arrival of Doom.

Nowadays, I still have a working Atari 2600 adapter for my ColecoVision.I have a nice collection of KOEI games for the Nintendo Entertainment System.I have nearly 2000 arcade machine ROMs on my computer.

It is my opinion that Dungeons of Daggorath was the most innovative video game, ever.It is my opinion that Tie Fighter is the best video game, ever.It's sad that nothing better has come along in the 10 years past its release.

5-0 out of 5 stars Oh...My...God
Concerning X-wing

I remember getting this game for my birthday way the heck back in 1992.The missions were so fun and CHALLENGING now this is a word that most people in the computer game industry seem to have forgotten.The appeal of this game for me was that because it took so much time to complete(I think I managed it in 2 years) the victories were all the swetter when you won.

Nowadays you can just type in a cheat code and skip to the end well keep in mind that such a thing did not exist on the old DOS machines.

X-wing was the first but later on Lucas-arts improved the engine by adding TIE FIGHTER (that's right a game where you play on the side of the Imperials) this also provides some very challenging missions but can be beaten with much more ease that anyone could ever beat x-wing.Still fun, just as enjoyable

Now X-Wing vs. Tie Fighter brings us relatively up to date combing elements of both games what you have is a game that is more useful for multiplayer than single player missions.This is finally where the age of this type of game in this type of format began to show.Most of the missions in this game were just repeats of the same missions in X-Wing and Tie Fighter.Although the graphics are better and there are one or two missions that provide a great level of enjoyment.

If any of you old dogs out there are still using 98 or 95 pick up a piece of gaming history and get a copy of this package.

4-0 out of 5 stars would be more fun if wasn't so difficult
this is one of the older games that are still around, but, unlike the other oldies, this one now has Direct-X 3D acceleration.It also has Lucas Arts premium sound effects , so if you've never played a Star Wars game, this is as good a place to start as any.

You get a manual, a quick reference guide and 2 CD-ROMs containing a total of 3 titles: "X-Wing", "Tie Fighter" and "X-Wing vs. Tie Fighter: Flight School" (a demo of an improved title).

this was the first game(s) I ever bought and was hoping for agood space flying/shooting sim that's fun and not too difficult.I got half of what I wanted...it looks good and the tutorials are fun and simple, but like most of these type games, most of us can only finish the first 2 levels before being inundated with unenjoyably heavy fleets and relentless laser fire.

5-0 out of 5 stars Awesome
I can't believe how fun an old game can be.Sure, the graphics are a little dated, but the gameplay is unbeatable.This Collecter Series is a really great deal that saves a lot of money because if you only buy one of the games you'll end up wanting to play the others too.So buy it today! ... Read more


12. STAR WARS JEDI OUTCAST:JEDI KNIGHT II XX
by Lucas Arts Entertainment Co. LLC
list price: $19.99
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Asin: B00005LABK
Catlog: Video Games
Manufacturer: Lucas Arts Entertainment Co. LLC
Sales Rank: 122
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

New Republic Intelligence (NRI):An organization that is the successor to the old network of Rebel spies and other interim groups such as the Senate Interplanetary Intelligence Network (SPIN). In the New Republic goverment, the NRI falls under the jurisdiction of the General Ministry. The headquarters of the NRI lies deep within Coruscant, although they have safe houses throughout the galaxy on planets such Corellia and Wayland. ... Read more

Features

  • Expanded and enhanced use of the lightsaber features a slew of attack and defense moves
  • Tap into the powers of the Force including Jump, Push, Jedi Mind Tricks and more
  • Employ combat or stealth, depending on the situation. When a fight is necessary, be at the ready with an arsenal of weapons: stun baton, Bryar blast pistol, blaster rifle to name but a few.
  • Explore breathtaking Star Wars locales--Cloud City, the Jedi Academy on Yavin 4, Nar Shaddaa, the smugglers' moon--plus some never-before-seen locations
  • Multi-player options including, deathmatch, saber-only deathmatch, and team capture the flag.

Reviews (337)

5-0 out of 5 stars THE BEST STAR WARS COMBAT GAME EVER!!!
I LOVE THIS GAME TOO MUCH!!! BUT WHICH IS BETTER=OUTCAST OR ACADEMY!!!!!

4-0 out of 5 stars Mac users can be Jedi!
Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast is one of the first games I bought for my Mac.Gameplay is challenging and fun!The single player storyline is entertaining and pulls you into the game and keeps you there.After a slow start with no Force Powers or light saber, you really will begin to feel like a Jedi Knight.Kyle Katarn's character is one of the best characters I've seen in any game, and could easily be a film character in a Star Wars movie.Some of the most memorable levels for me are fighting as a Jedi alongside Jedi Master Luke Skywalker against a half dozen or so Reborn Dark Jedi, fighting criminals in Nar Shadaa where you really must make use of your arsenal of cool weapons, and the two key battles against Tavion and Desann.I have other, newer games, but Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast is the game I keep coming back to play.

The multiplayer matches are fairly standard Quake 3 Arena fare, with one exception, the one-on-one Lightsaber Duel.You may think you're a Jedi Knight after dispatching hundereds of storm troopers and Dark Jedi in the single player game, but the real creative battles happen in Lightsaber Duels against real people online.Just please remember to fight with honor and bow before combat.

Jedi Outcast has reasonable system requirements will play well on any modern G4 or G5 Mac.

4-0 out of 5 stars Jedi Academy
As other people have said, the plot for one-player mode is very...Well, almsot pathetic. It left me confused, it didn't explain alot. But the game is still enjoyable, the graphics are OK.

In Multi-Player, you can fight other players. You can choose what you want you charecter to look like and change it as much as you want and pick your light saber. My only complaint about Multi-player mode is everyone there is rude. Well, almost everyone. There are certain clubs and "cults" where they go around calling non-members of their club/cult "Lamers".

Overall, it's a pretty good game.

4-0 out of 5 stars Lightsabers, now that's different!
I am by no means a hardcore gamer, but for any fan of shooters, this is a great one, and it gives you a chance to get away from just shooting a bunch of goons (in this case, stormtroopers).Instead you can run around with a lightsaber and hack everything up ( I did this rather gleefully).For a game as old as this one is, it looks good, I'm not sure how it compares to a game using an unmodified Quake III engine but it looks almost as good as Star Trek: Elite Force 2, which is undoubtedly the best Quake game out there.

5-0 out of 5 stars Still the best Star Wars game out there
To date, I've played almost all of the Star Wars games released- starting way, way back at the black & white DOS game where your primary (and only) goal is to center your crosshairs on a weaving TIE fighter and blow it up with a push of the fire button. I'm a former flight sim fanatic (not so much now, due to the sad state of the genre), a current RPG fanatic, and I absolutely detest FPS games. This is largely due to the fact I get splattered whenever I join a deathmatch, but is also because these games generally lack even a remote semblance of a storyline and characterization.

Having said that, and keeping in mind that I've also played the excellent X-Wing, TIE Fighter, X vs. TIE, X-Wing Alliance, Knights of the Old Republic, &c (I could go on for quite a while with this) one must add extra weight to the fact that I really like Jedi Outcast. And yes, I am aware that it's a shooter. So the big question, of course, is why?

First and foremost, this FPS actually has a plot and characters. Not only that, but it has GOOD plot and characters- so much so that they have actually been inducted into Star Wars canon.* This is an honor no other Star Wars game has yet been able to claim. In fact, the storyline is so good that you will hardly notice that you're not really seeing any new kinds of enemies (stormtroopers and other Imperial slime are still the general fare).

The sound and look is superbly done. Voice acting is top notch, and instead of having full motion video cutscenes with horrible dubbing (as in the first Jedi Knight) they've used the game engine to fill in the blanks. And yes, it actually looks quite good- even compared to current games. Great attention to detail is a key factor in the presentation- when you walk into a cantina, you'll hear the familiar music from the Mos Eisley Cantina in Episode IV. The locations are varied and magnificent, with some taken from the movies (e.g. Cloud City on Bespin) and others from the expanded universe (e.g. Nar Shaddaa).

Now, though I'm a lousy FPS player, I still know enough to say that the weapons are very cool. There's the standard rocket launcher, sniper rifle, close-range grease gun, and default pistol. All have very unique looks and effects, and strengths and weaknesses. Most have an alternate fire mode, which can add interesting functionality (e.g. laser tripwires on mines).

And then, of course, we have the lightsaber and the Force. I cannot overstate how cool these are, and it's impossible to really describe it here. All I can say is that you've really got to play it, and that if you get good with both, two things will happen: you won't use your guns anymore, and you'll really feel like a Jedi master.

The level design is excellent, with puzzles that make you feel smart when you figure them out, but also don't take a total genius to solve. As with the other Jedi Knight, there are secret areas that hold extra power-ups that can seriously aid in your cause. There's also many interesting objectives that require unique interaction with the environment. For example, you'll at one point have the chance to commandeer an AT-ST and run amok through the jungles of Yavin 4, blowing up stormtroopers as you go. How cool is that?

Though I don't use multiplayer mode often (yes, I like this game, but I still get wasted in deathmatches) I have seen enough of it to say that it's comparable to any other FPS out there. There's no vehicles in multiplay, but who needs those when you have the Force? You can challenge others to one-on-one saber duels, play Star Wars-imbued variants of familiar games like capture the flag, and snipe honorlessly at passing Jedi from a balcony.

Given its long, excellent campaign and flawless presentation, Jedi Outcast comes with the highest recommendation. Even if you're not a Star Wars fan, its compelling story and great arsenal of weaponswill appeal to the FPS fanatic. Jedi Outcast is also one heck of a deal now, and still looks great despite its age. Go, and may the Force be with you!

*Specifically, Kyle Katarn is universally recognized as the guy who stole the plans for the first Death Star. ... Read more


13. Star War Battlefront (Mac)
by Lucas Arts Entertainment Co. LLC
list price: $49.99
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Asin: B0006B64V2
Catlog: Video Games
Manufacturer: Lucas Arts Entertainment Co. LLC
Sales Rank: 557
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14. Star Wars: Rebellion
by LucasArts Entertainment

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Asin: B00000K514
Catlog: Video Games
Manufacturer: LucasArts Entertainment
Sales Rank: 2461
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Star Wars: Rebellion is a grand strategy game of galactic expansion and domination. At the game's start, players side with either the Rebel Alliance or the Galactic Empire. They then battle for control of the known Star Wars galaxy (up to 200 systems) through strategic deft and tactical savvy. ... Read more

Reviews (56)

4-0 out of 5 stars Very Nice Game
This one is an oldy but goody, to be sure. It certainly doesn't possess the technology of today's games (one can still hold out hope of there maybe someday being an updated sequel...), but it is the only Star Wars game of it's kind. This strategy game emcompasses not just one army or one world, but the entire galaxy!

You have to use worlds with high resources to boost your supplies, use diplomacy to gain the support of more planets, and build up armies of space ships to defend your planets and conquor your opponent. The ultimate game of conquest, don't expect to complete this game quick! The first time I played it all the way through it took me a couple months, playing for an hour or so each day! The game requires patience and dedication, but if that's your cup of tea, you will be well rewarded with Rebellion!

5-0 out of 5 stars Even Todays Technology Can't Put It Down
And that's the truth. Star Wars: Rebellion can still content with the current titles, such as Battlefront, KotOR (I/II), and Star Wars Galaxies (and its expansion, respectively). After 7 years I still find it a title that I won't put down. Unlike most other games, SW:R never seems to "get old". Why?

It's an in-depth game set in the Star Wars galaxy where you can build fleets, organize missions, convert planets, assault planets, and fight in massive tactical battles. The game is incredibly massive in and of itself; and this can be quite intimidating for the beginner. Even on the easiest and smallest level of the game the AI acts the same, but only has a limited amount of starting planets and resources. To be frank, this often makes the game frustrating for the "newbie". However, this is just one obstacle. Once the basics of the game are learned it is actually quite enjoyable. The idea of controlling your own empire per se is a Star Wars fan's dream. You're there and you decide how things will play out.

It is debatable whether the two factions are balanced or not but after many years of playing it seems that both are equal in the long run. The possibilities are limitless and Jedi's even play a role in the game, albeit sometimes minimal (it's by chance that you'll have force sensitive characters, however I find that the Alliance gets more). The game switches between Strategic-Tactical in a manner that flows. There is even a feature to "simulate" the battle in case you're not the type to enjoy the tactical portion of the game.

Overall the game stresses critical thinking, strategic planning, and constant adaptation. It is challenging, and sometimes overwhelming, but always provides fun. Star Wars fan should definitely play this game sometime in their life time. Be aware that this game contains graphics that are completely outdated, yet it is often regarded as inconsequential since they play a completely minimal role in the "fun factor" of Rebellion - unless you're a hardcore graphics gamer.

5-0 out of 5 stars Addictive... a masterpiece fit for the Star Wars Universe
I first played this game in 1999 and was instantly addicted. Star Wars Rebellion lets you play the role of a supreme commander: you are able to send your minions (Star Wars characters such as Luke for the Rebels or Vader for the Empire) on missions such as recruitment for new characters, diplomacy for one of up to 200 planets, Force Training, espionage, sabotage, and other numerous missions. You also have command over a large fleet. With this fleet, you can attack the opposing side and command your ships in space battles. Resource gathering is crucial; reconniscance is essential. Multiplayer play is great for re-enacting your favorite Star Wars events with a friend or simply defeating your enemy Vader-style. It might seem complicated at first, but once the interface is mastered, Star Wars Rebellion will become a classic game for any gamer.

1-0 out of 5 stars What a disappointment
This has got to be the worse game I have ever played, although I'm not much of a gamer.The story is that you're in charge of either the Rebels or the Empire (this takes place in the time of the three origanal movies), and you can make plans, move troops, make diplomatic trips to non-Alliance or non-Imperial planets, and conduct espionage missions.You can be any major charactor from Luke Skywalker to Darth Vader.This game sounds good in theory, but the excicution stinks.It is slow slow so very slow.If it is supposed to take a week to travel to a planet, then you'll be sitting waiting for it to happen for a long time.Stay away from this game at all cost.

4-0 out of 5 stars Control the galaxy, but beware the mouse clicks
Star Wars: Rebellion has been around for a while, and with the neverending stream of Star Wars games being released by LucasArts, it is surely being relegated to the backwaters of Star Wars gamers' consciousness. Its graphics aren't as gorgeous as Rogue Squadron or any of its sequels, and its style (real time strategy) may not be as popular as either first-person shooters a la "Bounty Hunter" or even "The Phantom Menace."

Yet to some strategy-gamers like Yours Truly, Rebellion (known in the UK as Star Wars: Supremacy) does have its virtues. While it is a strategy game on a galactic scale, it does combine elements of roleplaying (players can send major Star Wars characters from page and film on missions)and space warfare at the tactical level (once a player has built a few fleet units, they can be sent from their territory into enemy systems to invade planets or engage opposing fleets).

Players can choose to play as either the Empire or the Rebel Alliance, choose the level of difficulty, and the amount of planetary systems that will appear in the Galactic Information Display. The tougher the level, the more systems will gravitate to the oppposite side.The object of the game, of course, is to control as much of the Star Wars galaxy as one can, with each side having ultimate victory goals that must be achieved.To be more precise, the Rebels must capture both Darth Vader and the Emperor, while at the same time taking and holding Coruscant.

The Empire's mission is similar but trickier.Not only are Mon Mothma and Luke Skywalker to be in Imperial custody, but Alliance HQ must be destroyed. But unlike Coruscant, the Rebel HQ complex (it looks like Cloud City) can be moved from one Alliance controlled system to another.(Those who find the complete Victory conditions to be too hard at first might choose the HQ-only option.)

Things I like about Rebellion:
1. The "main title" sequence. Most good Star Wars games pay homage to their parent media source (the films) by having the "a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away...." card and the title crawl setting up the game's storyline.Rebellion is set immediately after Episode IV, so in some ways the game can be used to imagine alternate timelines and different outcomes to those we saw in the movies.Actual cues from the John Williams scores add that touch of genuine Star Wars atmosphere to this starting screen.
2. The use of characters from books and films.Although Rebellion shows its age by incorporating worlds and characters mentioned in books published up to 1998, I like the fact that the game designers did not limit the cast of "agents" to just the canon film characters.Fans of such Expanded Universe characters as Grand Admiral Thrawn, Talon Karrde, Borsk Fey'lya, Labria, and Pellaeon will find them included here.The one limiting factor is that only a few major characters will have audio cues included in their mission reports (and even those get old fast if you play the game in one sitting), so don't expect to hear the famous Thrawn's musings or Chewbacca's growls.I also like the fact that certain characters have strong Diplomacy ratings (Leia, Mon Mothma, Piett, Jerjerrod, and of course Vader and the Emperor) that only get better with each mission, while others are better at Combat and Espionage.
3. The graphics. OK. The game is not new and it's showing its age, but those fleet battles are still pretty cool.They may not be very varied, and at times it's best to just go to the Results screen if you send, say, a Star Destroyer or two against a system defended by one X-Wing squadron....or a Mon Cal cruiser against a single TIE squadron.

What I don't like:

1. It depends too much on mouse clicks. Another reviewer called this game the Death by 1,000 Clicks (or something along those lines).I have gotten used to this, but getting used to something doesn't mean you have to like it.

2. Team building.Supposedly, you can make a team of various characters to accomplish missions...or send out decoys to divert the enemy. While fine in theory, either the program is faulty or I am as dense as a Kowakian monkey-lizard.It did take me several months just to figure out the basic game, even after reading the manual, but geez...I still can't get the Team thing done.
3. Predictability on Easy level. OK. I don't enjoy pain much so I tend to avoid switching levels on PC games, but I have noticed that the Empire never attempts to build a Death Star on Easy level.It DOES drain resources, and maybe when I play as the Rebels I don't give the AI Empire time to gather raw materials for a battle station, but c'mon...to never try?

For an older game, it is not without its bugs -- it does crash from time to time and some of its features do get annoying, but Rebellion is still entertaining and fun to play.What more can one ask of a game designed in the late 1990s for Windows 95/98....except maybe a Prequel edition or a revamped Classic Trilogy/EU version with new graphics? ... Read more


15. Jedi Knight 2: Jedi Outcast (Mac)
by Aspyr Media
list price: $19.99
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Asin: B00006B179
Catlog: Video Games
Manufacturer: Aspyr Media
Sales Rank: 2932
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

In the tradition of the multi-award-winning Star Wars: Jedi Knight, Star Wars: Jedi Knight 2, Jedi Outcast features rebel agent Kyle Katarn in exhilarating first-person action. Several years have passed since Kyle avenged his father's death and saved the Valley of the Jedi from Jerec and his band of Dark Jedi. Allowing his Force powers to languish for fear of falling to the dark side, Kyle entrusted his lightsaber to Luke Skywalker, vowing never to use it again. But when a new and menacing threat to the galaxy emerges, Kyle knows he must reclaim his past in order to save his future.

LucasArts is developing Jedi Outcast in partnership with Activision's critically acclaimed Raven Software. Players assume the role of Kyle as they employ a unique mix of weapons, Force powers, and the lightsaber in both single- and multiplayer modes. Jedi Outcast features expanded and enhanced use of the lightsaber, with new attack and defense moves. Tap into the powers of the Force, including jump, push, Jedi mind tricks, and more. Employ combat or stealth, depending on the situation. When a fight is necessary, be at the ready with an arsenal of weapons: stun baton, Bryar blast pistol, and blaster rifle to name but a few.

Explore breathtaking Star Wars locales such as Cloud City, the Jedi Academy on Yavin 4, Nar Shaddaa, the smugglers' moon--plus some never-before-seen locations. Multiplayer options include deathmatch, saber-only deathmatch, and team capture the flag. ... Read more

Reviews (337)

5-0 out of 5 stars THE BEST STAR WARS COMBAT GAME EVER!!!
I LOVE THIS GAME TOO MUCH!!! BUT WHICH IS BETTER=OUTCAST OR ACADEMY!!!!!

4-0 out of 5 stars Mac users can be Jedi!
Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast is one of the first games I bought for my Mac.Gameplay is challenging and fun!The single player storyline is entertaining and pulls you into the game and keeps you there.After a slow start with no Force Powers or light saber, you really will begin to feel like a Jedi Knight.Kyle Katarn's character is one of the best characters I've seen in any game, and could easily be a film character in a Star Wars movie.Some of the most memorable levels for me are fighting as a Jedi alongside Jedi Master Luke Skywalker against a half dozen or so Reborn Dark Jedi, fighting criminals in Nar Shadaa where you really must make use of your arsenal of cool weapons, and the two key battles against Tavion and Desann.I have other, newer games, but Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast is the game I keep coming back to play.

The multiplayer matches are fairly standard Quake 3 Arena fare, with one exception, the one-on-one Lightsaber Duel.You may think you're a Jedi Knight after dispatching hundereds of storm troopers and Dark Jedi in the single player game, but the real creative battles happen in Lightsaber Duels against real people online.Just please remember to fight with honor and bow before combat.

Jedi Outcast has reasonable system requirements will play well on any modern G4 or G5 Mac.

4-0 out of 5 stars Jedi Academy
As other people have said, the plot for one-player mode is very...Well, almsot pathetic. It left me confused, it didn't explain alot. But the game is still enjoyable, the graphics are OK.

In Multi-Player, you can fight other players. You can choose what you want you charecter to look like and change it as much as you want and pick your light saber. My only complaint about Multi-player mode is everyone there is rude. Well, almost everyone. There are certain clubs and "cults" where they go around calling non-members of their club/cult "Lamers".

Overall, it's a pretty good game.

4-0 out of 5 stars Lightsabers, now that's different!
I am by no means a hardcore gamer, but for any fan of shooters, this is a great one, and it gives you a chance to get away from just shooting a bunch of goons (in this case, stormtroopers).Instead you can run around with a lightsaber and hack everything up ( I did this rather gleefully).For a game as old as this one is, it looks good, I'm not sure how it compares to a game using an unmodified Quake III engine but it looks almost as good as Star Trek: Elite Force 2, which is undoubtedly the best Quake game out there.

5-0 out of 5 stars Still the best Star Wars game out there
To date, I've played almost all of the Star Wars games released- starting way, way back at the black & white DOS game where your primary (and only) goal is to center your crosshairs on a weaving TIE fighter and blow it up with a push of the fire button. I'm a former flight sim fanatic (not so much now, due to the sad state of the genre), a current RPG fanatic, and I absolutely detest FPS games. This is largely due to the fact I get splattered whenever I join a deathmatch, but is also because these games generally lack even a remote semblance of a storyline and characterization.

Having said that, and keeping in mind that I've also played the excellent X-Wing, TIE Fighter, X vs. TIE, X-Wing Alliance, Knights of the Old Republic, &c (I could go on for quite a while with this) one must add extra weight to the fact that I really like Jedi Outcast. And yes, I am aware that it's a shooter. So the big question, of course, is why?

First and foremost, this FPS actually has a plot and characters. Not only that, but it has GOOD plot and characters- so much so that they have actually been inducted into Star Wars canon.* This is an honor no other Star Wars game has yet been able to claim. In fact, the storyline is so good that you will hardly notice that you're not really seeing any new kinds of enemies (stormtroopers and other Imperial slime are still the general fare).

The sound and look is superbly done. Voice acting is top notch, and instead of having full motion video cutscenes with horrible dubbing (as in the first Jedi Knight) they've used the game engine to fill in the blanks. And yes, it actually looks quite good- even compared to current games. Great attention to detail is a key factor in the presentation- when you walk into a cantina, you'll hear the familiar music from the Mos Eisley Cantina in Episode IV. The locations are varied and magnificent, with some taken from the movies (e.g. Cloud City on Bespin) and others from the expanded universe (e.g. Nar Shaddaa).

Now, though I'm a lousy FPS player, I still know enough to say that the weapons are very cool. There's the standard rocket launcher, sniper rifle, close-range grease gun, and default pistol. All have very unique looks and effects, and strengths and weaknesses. Most have an alternate fire mode, which can add interesting functionality (e.g. laser tripwires on mines).

And then, of course, we have the lightsaber and the Force. I cannot overstate how cool these are, and it's impossible to really describe it here. All I can say is that you've really got to play it, and that if you get good with both, two things will happen: you won't use your guns anymore, and you'll really feel like a Jedi master.

The level design is excellent, with puzzles that make you feel smart when you figure them out, but also don't take a total genius to solve. As with the other Jedi Knight, there are secret areas that hold extra power-ups that can seriously aid in your cause. There's also many interesting objectives that require unique interaction with the environment. For example, you'll at one point have the chance to commandeer an AT-ST and run amok through the jungles of Yavin 4, blowing up stormtroopers as you go. How cool is that?

Though I don't use multiplayer mode often (yes, I like this game, but I still get wasted in deathmatches) I have seen enough of it to say that it's comparable to any other FPS out there. There's no vehicles in multiplay, but who needs those when you have the Force? You can challenge others to one-on-one saber duels, play Star Wars-imbued variants of familiar games like capture the flag, and snipe honorlessly at passing Jedi from a balcony.

Given its long, excellent campaign and flawless presentation, Jedi Outcast comes with the highest recommendation. Even if you're not a Star Wars fan, its compelling story and great arsenal of weaponswill appeal to the FPS fanatic. Jedi Outcast is also one heck of a deal now, and still looks great despite its age. Go, and may the Force be with you!

*Specifically, Kyle Katarn is universally recognized as the guy who stole the plans for the first Death Star. ... Read more


16. Star Wars Galactic Battlegrounds Saga
by LucasArts Entertainment
list price: $19.99
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Asin: B00006IJCP
Catlog: Video Games
Manufacturer: LucasArts Entertainment
Sales Rank: 2581
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

Galactic Empire:Headed by Emperor Palpatine, the Galactic Empire represents the oppressive remnants of the Old Republic. The Galactic Empire has superior mechanized armies, including the mighty AT-ATs. It also commands legions of ruthless stormtroopers, the faceless enforcers of the Emperor. The Empire even plays host to a contingent of Sith Knights, skilled in the dark side of the Force, who are capable of bending any would-be insurgents to the Empire's cruel will.Rebel Alliance:Onc ... Read more

Features

  • evel brings new wonders and new forces.
  • Accessible gameplay built upon the familiar RTS engine adapted from Ensemble's popular Age of Empires series
  • Use the scenario editor to create custom single- or multiplayer battlegrounds with virtually any Star Wars units and settings.Star Wars Galactic Battlegrounds: Clone Campaigns:
  • 14 original single-player combat scenarios
  • New civilizations

Reviews (25)

5-0 out of 5 stars Can't...stop....playing!
This is an awesome game. The graphics could use improvement but the gameplay is fun. I can't stop playing this game its addictive. I played for 5 hours once and I didn't even know. If you like Star Wars as much as I do then BUY THIS GAME!

3-0 out of 5 stars Not to Bad By mike
I bought this game about 1 month ago, and it is'nt that bad. The graphics could be better, but the reality of the units as far as corresponding to the movies is good. After a while, the concept gets kind of repetitive, but the difference in units depending on the side does liven it up. Also, it's cool to be able to be different sides, rather than just the good guys.(I mean, come on, who doesn't want to kick some rebel dairiair with an AT-AT?) Anyway, the graphics will leave a 2-D aftertaste in your mouth, but for big starwars fans it's definetly worth 10.00 bucks.

5-0 out of 5 stars It's Hiroshima all over again!
this game is the most awsome game of its type i have ever played, and i own every one of the comand and coucer games and age of mythology, and this one woops all of them! it is a guarentied sucess among u and your froedns with its multyplayer mode...so buy it now!! its an awsome game!

5-0 out of 5 stars Sweet! Oh YEAH!
This is the best video game ever! It's even better than Dark Forces 2 Jedi Knight!I've only played demo but oh boy, do I love it! You can download the demo at Lucasarts,com/products/battlegrounds/default.htm . That is the adress for the home page of the game. When you get there, to the left side, there's a panel with different choices on it.Click downloads,and you'll see at the bottom of the page, two sites with the download is available.

2-0 out of 5 stars game out in 2001-2002, still the graphics are horrible
it lags a lot in graphics. the gameplay is neither good. interesting if you want to know more about the Star Wars stories from Episodes I, II, IV, V, & VI.

i'd suggest to wait for the new RTS "Star Wars Empire at War" coming in 2005 made by the creators of "Command & Conquer Generals" (i'm not talking about publisher EA or Electronic Arts, i'm talking about the once Westwood Studios' programmers) ... Read more


17. Star Wars: Bounty Hunter
list price: $49.99
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Asin: B000067DPL
Catlog: Video Games
Publisher: Lucasarts Entertainment
Sales Rank: 498
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Review

Set in the interval between The Phantom Menace and Attack of the Clones, this first-person adventure lets you step into the role of the galaxy's most heavily armed bounty hunter, Jango Fett, as you track a renegade Jedi across the galaxy, collecting information (and bounties) along the way.

In addition to Jango's trademark dual blaster pistols, your armor bristles with gadgets and weaponry: darts, flamethrower, blowtorch, scanner, cable snare, and--of course--a missile-launching jetpack. Use this arsenal to battle hordes of uncooperative guards, fend off rival bounty hunters, scale precipitous skyscrapers, and capture fugitives--dead or alive. The basic controls are surprisingly easy to master, and you've got enough armament at your disposal to fight your way out of almost any situation. Still, some finesse is required: as fun as it is to walk into a room and blast everything in sight (and it is fun--especially when you're the one wearing the jetpack), you may discover when the smoke clears that the guy you just fried was worth twice as much alive. Oh well...

The complex storyline is revealed by extended cutscenes that let you rest your thumbs while Jango follows up the next lead. (Star Wars fans will appreciate the quality and detail of these scenes, as well as the fidelity of the story arc--namely how Jango is chosen as the model for the clone troopers in Episode II.) And anyone familiar with the Lucas Arts suite of games will not be disappointed by the superior graphics, music, sound effects, and fully realized characters and locations. The pace of the game is up to you: methodically seek out the secrets of each level, or ruthlessly blast your way to the big payoff. --Maile Bohlmann

Pros:

  • Impressive graphics and rich detail
  • Excellent scripting and voicing
  • Nice balance between action and strategy
  • Controller setup is intuitive and easy to learn

Cons:

  • Long stretches between save points
  • Climbing sequences can become redundant
  • Weapons must be holstered to use scanner, leaving you vulnerable
... Read more

Reviews (79)

4-0 out of 5 stars pretty good game
When you first start to play this game, you'll be amazed on how different is. Instead of running around with a lightsaber slashing people in half, this game lets you pulverize people with pistols, missiles,grenades,and an assortment of deadly weapons. It will provide countless entertainment(like watching people run around on fire) along with fustrating puzzles(it takes a long time to find out what to do).

A real downside of the game is the weapon system. you get cool weapons, but you mainly ues the pistols for the entire game. Also, some of the graphics are kinda bad.I remember I missed a guy with a sniper rifle and the game count it as a hit....wich was good. The extra bounty system is pretty cool, but it really doesn't affect the game that much.

Overall, it is a game that is worth your money.

5-0 out of 5 stars Oh how I wish for a sequel to this awesome game!
This was the second game I ever got for PS2 and I just love it. I still go back to it after several years for nothing more than the thrills and good times it has to offer. Bounty Hunter isn't perfect but it is one of the better Star Wars games I've played and its a great third person shooter. I remember how much the graphics, cutscenes, effects, sound, and dialog blew me away a couple years ago and all I can do today is appreciate all these things more. Every time I play the game (I've played it a lot) I find new things to mess around with, whether it be small rodent creatures to blast or secret areas containing heavy weapons. The worlds are immerse with detail and most are actually almost beautiful. The explosions and laser blasts that fill the levels all look great, as do the characters, who's lypsyncing and motions are excellently executed. The action gameplay is fast paced with a very high frame rate. The sound design sounds as though it was taken directly from a Star Wars film. And most of all, the story is very entertaining, from your first encounter with the villanous scum Meeko, to your stealing of Slave 1 from an astroid prision, to meeting Tyranus. The story takes you all around the galaxy and be prepared to meet up with some familiar characters such as Zam Weesel. Many have complained about the game's repetetivness and lousy camera and I will admit that the camera tends to work a little strangly at times, but it certainly can be controled and is not something to get all worked up over. Bounty Hunter's action has never boared me and I find it's controls to be intruative and easy to use. Star Wars Bounty Huter is an excellent game with high production values and many good things going for it, I truely hope Lucas Arts releases a sequel for it because it is one of the best games I have ever played. Thanks for reading.

4-0 out of 5 stars Overall? Mediocre.
I got thorough this game in a short while considering how long it's taken others that I know to get through it. During that time, however, I didn't have a life.
Though many got frustrated with this game I did very rarely. I'm the kind of person who loves a challenge and has a very high patience level.
In Star Wars I've always loved the Bounty Hunters, they seemed very interesting and were fun to study. I had to struggle a lot to find any information about Jango Fett and this game helped, it goes rather in depth with Jango Fett.
According to some of my sources some people like to 'feel' like a bounty hunter, if that's your only reason find another game, only on one level do you actually 'feel' like a bounty hunter.
I enjoyed this game mainly for the challenge, the levels got harder and longer as I progressed, I struggled with my last few. You often have to find very small ledges.
The graphics were well done in some parts, very bad in others. Sometimes Fett would become part of the scenery for a moment and then come back into sight so I tried not to get to near to objects.
If you like a challenge I suggest this game, but only if you're a Star Wars fan. To those with small amounts of patience, may I suggest another game?

2-0 out of 5 stars Lets ruin a good concept shall we Lucasarts?
I got this game at my local Gamestop for $14.99 used, I had looked at the Amazon.com reviews, and they where good, I looked at the Gamespot.com reviews, and they called the game mediocre,
and they where right, the games concept is original, and the weapons are cool, but the gameplay just doesn't follow through, part of the reason is its excruciating difficulty, I spent 45 minutes on one level, and the only level I really enjoyed was Corusant, because you felt like you where really a bounty hunter, and I had to use cheats to get to that level.
This game could have been great, I mean come on what Star Wars fan Doesn't want to fly around as Jango Fett, collecting bounties before he gets his head cut off, the game needed many things, like difficulty settings, and being able to fly Slave 1.
The animations are very well done, but the neatness of the weapons, and the animations where not enough to keep me from returning it.

3-0 out of 5 stars An Average Action Game...Hardly Anything More
After seeing Attack Of The Clones, the idea of a video game that might have some more background into the character Jango Fett appealed to me. Sadly, this game didn't live up to the expectations I had. Bounty Hunter is basically a cross of platforming, Star Wars and quick gunslinging thrown together into a strange result.

In the game you play Jango Fett [Of course], in the days before Episode II. Sure, Fett is able to scan crowds for bounties, swoop down on his jetpack and claim his money. Its an interesting feature, but the game's long levels are mostly a combination of tricky jumping platforming with the aid of a limited fuel jetpack. Fett is able to fly with his jetpack and utilize a wide variety of Star Wars weaponry including his trademark dual blasters, gauntlet flamethrower and toxic darts and a sniper rifle [Among others including special blaster guns that you find scattered throughout the levels].

The gunslinging atomosphere in the game is basically just flying around and shooting blaster bolts at everything in the room. Half of the time, when engaged in large firefights and using Jango's blasters, you can hardly see what is going on and end up firing bolts randomly until nothing is left in the room.

The storyline does put a little backbone and support into Jango Fett's story such as how he became to be the template for the Clone Army and how he met Count Dooku and Zam Wessel [You know, his assistant in early Episode II].

The graphics for some of the major cutscenes in the game are pretty good and detailed, though those that take place in the game are pretty poor. Plus, in several situations you find yourself sniping Tusken Raiders around Tatoonie and exit out of the first-person scope view only to find some large desert creature in the process of draining your health. This game is definetely not worth purchasing, but it may prove valuable for Star Wars fans. My reccomendation is to rent it first though. ... Read more


18. Star Wars: The Clone Wars
list price: $49.99
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Asin: B00008DHNZ
Catlog: Video Games
Publisher: Lucasarts Entertainment
Sales Rank: 463
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Reviews (31)

3-0 out of 5 stars good enough
typical of a lucasfilm star wars game.i,e, it's probably ok for kids, but that's about it.

4-0 out of 5 stars An Ok Game
This game is ok. The game is way to short and it is to easy if you put it on easy and is way to hard when you put it on hard. The controls are a little wired. The games grafics are good when you are in a velical they are not when your a person. The game is good but the control and the difficalty kind of mess it up.

Scale of 1-5

Grafics 3

control 2

Fun 4

5-0 out of 5 stars This game came with our system- not bad for Free!
We got this game and Tetris Worlds for free with the purchase of our xbox system.The graphics are great just like the movies and its actually a lot of fun.Its not really my type of game but i do like to play it occassionally.However, my husband really likes this game.Its one of his favorites, so it may be more of a guy game!I would suggest renting it first though before buying it unless like in our case it was one of the free games with the system.
Overall a good game.

3-0 out of 5 stars I really can't recommend this.
I've been a gamer since about 1988, and I've played a few Star Wars games over the years. If this hadn't come with my Xbox when I got it in December last year, I'm telling you that there'd be no way it would be allowed in my home. It's -that- terrible. Even Super Return of the Jedi for SNES is better than this thing, and that one was probably in the bottom 5 SW games. Heck, even Shadows of the Empire for the 64 has a better Star Wars quality to it. That at least had elements from the movies thrown in.

First of all, look at the price. It's more than Knights of the Old Republic for some reason, and KotOR is the single best SW game to date. I don't understand that at all. Clone Wars doesn't have a whole lot going for it in the replay area unless you have Xbox Live. The single player mode is highly repetitive and just becomes a chore to finish. Here's what goes on in the main game- you control Obi-Wan, Anakin or Mace, and mostly pilot ships in various terrains, protecting other ships or taking out each opposing force. And really, I can't use any other word than "boring" here, becuase that's all it was the first few hours I played it. If there's anything good about the piloting sections, it's that the graphics are above average, and the framerate doesn't suffer that much. There is a lot of jaggy-ness going on though, which is uncalled for in an Xbox game. Much less a port from the ps2/GC versions.

Then, there are the 3rd person "action" portions. These are a total joke. The first time you take control of the actual character is when you're Mace and go to shut down a droid control center. Mace painfully staggers through the level with horrible controls, and changing direction takes at least 2 seconds just to make a right or left turn. Imagine how MegaMan looked on the cover for the first NES game, and that's exactly how Mace plays. And guess what. You can't jump to avoid blasters or anything. All you can do is use Force Push, which has the saddest range of anything I've seen, blindly swing your lightsaber around, or throw it...leaving yourself open to attacks while you wait 10 seconds for the stupid thing to come back to you. And here Mace is supposed to be on the same level as Yoda as far as a Jedi goes. 'kinda hard to believe after this. It made me wonder if any other the other characters would be as bad. You have my word, they are.

Like I said about the graphics, there isn't much slowdown unless there are tons of enemies/ships on screen. And even then, you can adjust the camera to set it back to normal. Character models are blocky, and environments are pretty bare. There's also a feature that lets you set the screen to fullscreen or widescreen. This was a surprise. More games should include a feature like this to make the most of gamers' entertainment systems. There isn't a whole lot else to say here.

The music is what you'd expect in the SW universe. The usual orchastrated tracks carry the game and boost this thing from 2 stars overall to 3. Sound effects sound exactly like they did in the movies. But voices are whole new story. Obviously, the actors from the movies didn't take part in the game. Mace sounds a lot like Ice Cube for some reason, and Anakin sound even more painful/pubertyish than in Episode 2. Obi-Wan's the only one that gets even the slightest bit of justice in the vocal department. Extras ended up sounding better than the main guys. Sad.

I guess if you're a die-hard SW fan and like the new trilogy, you'll get into this. It's mostly planetary ship combat, which probably is a little fun on Live. But if you want a SW game that actually has the feel of the movies, get Knights of the Old Republic instead. This is more of just a mission game with the SW characters and ships slapped on it.

4-0 out of 5 stars great multiplayer
THe main part of this game is ok and I really enjoyed it. The multiplayer conquest is hands down one of the best multiplayer games I have ever played. It supports up to four players playing in any combination of teams you want. What I love most about it is the need for serious strategy, steady hands, and reflexes to win. ... Read more


19. Star Wars Trilogy: Apprentice of the Force
list price: $29.99
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Asin: B0002CTTHQ
Catlog: Video Games
Publisher: UbiSoft
Sales Rank: 403
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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For the first time, the legendary Star Wars movie trilogy arrives on Game Boy Advance. Players will experience the most exciting and memorable scenes from Star Wars: A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi.

Control Luke as he becomes a Jedi, fight Darth Vader and Boba Fett, escape from the fearsome rancor beast, and destroy the Death Star.

  • Adventure through the most exciting and memorable scenes from the classic Star Wars movie trilogy, controlling Luke Skywalker as he becomes a Jedi Master: Battle Darth Vader and his vaunted stormtroopers.

  • Discover fantastic Jedi abilities and powers: Achieve victory with moves including the Jedi Power Slash, the Force Push, and the Jedi Jump. A variety of powerful physical abilities and weapons are also available.

  • Battle in fast-action single-player and multiplayer adventures: Use R2-D2 to unlock key elements, assisting Luke in cooperative single-player adventures. Also compete in dogfight and capture-the-flag multiplayer modes.

  • Action-packed driving challenges: Use reflexes to pilot an X-Wing across space, and drive lightning-fast Speeder Bikes through Endor Forest.

  • Authentic Star Wars trilogy movie stills and content: Imagery and storyline direct from the classic Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi movies.
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Features

  • Experience the most exciting and memorable scenes from Star Wars, Empire, and Jedi
  • Control Luke as he becomes a Jedi, fight Darth Vader and Boba Fett, escape from the fearsome rancor beast, and destroy the Death Star
  • Achieve victory with moves including the Jedi Power Slash, the Force Push, and the Jedi Jump
  • Pilot an X-Wing across space, and drive lightning-fast Speeder Bikes through Endor Forest
  • Battle in fast-action single-player and multiplayer adventures

Reviews (10)

5-0 out of 5 stars vonce agayn it 'tis soopa guyd
ya aya fjdsklajfksfj it is very good go star varws ya man who let the dogs out?

4-0 out of 5 stars don't get it
now don't get me wrong, i love this game, it's just that i can't seem to get past the 2nd level. when i'm in the desert, fighting the sand people, and when the music swells, and the screen smalls up, I once sat through that for 20 minutes trying to get past the enormous horde of sand people, but no luck, eventually my health ran out and i went back to the last door. ditto. someone please tell me how long you have to go through that particularly long one.

1-0 out of 5 stars Are we there yet?!
This game should serve as an example of how not to make a platforming adventure game.It manages to get almost everything wrong.

The story is the Star Wars trilogy, and it's told from Luke Skywalker's point of view.Your character throughout the game is Luke, and he has to blast and swordfight his way from the beginning of Episode IV to the end of Episode VI.

Let's start off with the only bit of good news here.Visually, this game is appealing.The backgrounds and characters all look great.Character animations are exceptionally good.Luke runs and jumps around fluently.His moves with the light saber are well animated.Storm troopers, jawas, and other characters all look great.No complaints in the visual department.

Unfortunately, this is where the good news ends.The sound here leaves a bit to be desired.At the beginning of each episode, we see a text scroll accompanied by the Star Wars music, just like in the movies.The music here could've been better."Star Wars: Flight Of The Falcon" did a much better job with this music.During the game, we hear a variety of themes from the movies.They're all decent reproductions at best.The sound effects here are better.Laser blasts all sound pretty much like they're supposed to, as does the light saber.R2D2 accompanies Luke through some of the levels, and the little droid makes faithfully reproduced beeping noises when he accesses a terminal or wall socket (which he does frequently).He also makes that whining sound when he gets hit by a laser blast.So our sound department is a mixed bag.Effects are good.Music could've been better.

All of this would be acceptable if not for the game-play, which does a great job of bringing this game down.The problems here are so numerous, I'm not sure where to begin.For starters, this game does way too much talking.As mentioned, the story is told from Luke's point of view, and we are subjected to him telling the entire story...in detail.Along with static scenes from the movies, he'll tell us what's currently going on at any given point during the game.This is all pretty redundant and annoying to have to skip through at a couple lines of text at a time.

This game is mostly a side-scrolling platformer.Throughout Episode IV, Luke runs and jumps around with his blaster, shooting tusken raiders and storm troopers.At the beginning of Episode V, he gets his light saber.I know it sounds promising and engaging, but this is some very mediocre gaming (if not worse).The level designs are very pedestrian, and there are many levels here to traverse.

To make matters worse, there are frequent freeze-frame encounters, during which hordes of storm troopers must be eliminated before you can progress.When you reach a certain point, the screen is surrounded by black borders, and storm troopers will come on-screen from the left and right.You have to kill them all before you can advance.This happens so often, it becomes extremely monotonous.I lost interest before Luke arrived on the Death Star.First he had to go through several levels of tusken raiders, then several more levels of Mos Eisely.By the time he arrived at the Death Star, it was already becoming tiresome.I kept entering a doorway and finding myself in yet another level full of storm troopers, and I was thinking "Aren't we there yet?"It doesn't get better.It just keeps getting worse.Level after level of probe droids and snow troopers.Level after level of storm troopers at Bespin.And so on.

The controls are also part of the problem.To aim up or down with the blaster, you have to hold the R button while standing or crouching, respectively.This aims the blaster diagonally, and there's no way to aim straight up or down.This is incredibly awkward, and there are numerous times where Luke has to shoot storm troopers who are above or below him.The light saber doesn't get much better.There are a variety of light saber moves that Luke can do, but none of them are much of a match for a good blaster at your side.With the light saber, you're walking up to opponents who are shooting you.Add to that the need to jump over prevalent chasms in order to reach the opponents, and you're better off just bringing out the gun.

For the assault on the Death Star, Luke pilots his X-Wing fighter in an overhead view reminiscent of Sinistar.It's pretty silly.The X-Wing and tie fighters bounce off of each other, just like the ships in Sinistar.The trench run is also presented in a silly overhead view.The only thing I liked about this sequence was that Darth Vader and his two escorts show up at the end, and Luke has to dodge their fire until the Millennium Falcon comes on the scene.But the space combat that precedes this little treat is about as awful as the rest of the game.

A built-in save feature automatically saves your progress, and Luke has unlimited lives.If you get killed, you'll restart at the beginning of the current level.This game is begging to be played all the way through, but is it worth the effort?I quit after the first confrontation with Vader.Even if the final third of the game is awesome, it wasn't worth playing through the other two thirds to see it.I have a feeling that the final third is just as dismal as the rest of the game.The designers tend to use the same motifs over and over throughout the game.

To sum up, this game is incredibly awful.Great visuals, good effects, decent music (I've heard better), some awkward controls, and terrible game-play.I don't care how good everything looks.This game isn't fun.A good-looking game that isn't fun is going to look good on the shelf, collecting dust.

3-0 out of 5 stars r make doubly sure your kid will like this game/keep reciept
My son bought this game two days after his birthday with his birthday money. Decided it didn't like after playing it for two days. BUT he lost his receipt so of course ToysRus would not refund his money. This took place at a local ToysRus store. I thought by scanning the bar code on the box that the store could tell that it came/purchased from this particular store. The manager said the barcode is universal..blah, blah. I highly questioned that. The sales lady kept blabbing that it was their policy not to refund money for a video game that has been opened with no receipt. I said there is also a policy about customer satisfaction also!! But to no avail. So we ended up taking the game to E B games for resale. Course my son lost out on some of his money. I have spent quite a bit of money at ToysRus locally and online. However, now I will certainly think TWICE before giving them anymore business.

5-0 out of 5 stars I LOVE STAR WARS!!!!!!!
I just love this game and I just got this game last week and it's fun to play the game on Game Boy Adcvanced SP and It is cool and it feels like I am im the Triolgy and It isso cool! STAR WARS IS #1! I LOVE STAR WARS ... Read more


20. Star Wars: The Clone Wars
list price: $49.99
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Asin: B000067DPK
Catlog: Video Games
Publisher: Lucasarts Entertainment
Sales Rank: 3218
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Review

Another title to add to the Star Wars gaming shelf, The Clone Wars picks up where the movie Episode II: Attack of the Clones leaves off. In fact, the very first battle in this game re-creates the climactic battle in the movie, with you leading the clone army and blasting every droid in sight. Not big on strategy, Clone Wars is your basic arcade-style shoot-'em-up game. If you liked Star Wars: Starfighter, this game’s for you.

You control the Jedi leading the Republic's clone army, sometimes fighting as Anakin, Obi-Wan, Mace Windu, or other familiar Jedi as the war takes you from planet to planet. As the leader, you may issue squad commands to teammates, allowing them to act independently and assist you in your mission. Your ships and weapons are varied, giving you the pleasure of piloting everything from zippy speeder bikes to the impressive Republic Gunship. Soar over ice fields and desertscapes, or maneuver through labyrinthine galactic scrap yards, leaving robotic wreckage behind as you blast through enemy ranks. And every so often you actually get to use your lightsaber as well.

The game is fun to play, the controls easy to master--but you won’t find a lot new or challenging if you’re an experienced gamer. Also, unlike its sibling, Bounty Hunter, the graphics leave a bit to be desired, but luckily this aspect of the game doesn’t detract much from the gameplay. The pure pleasure in this game lies in becoming a part of the Star Wars universe. And, of course, blowing up robots. --Maile Bohlmann

Pros:

  • High-intensity play
  • Fun, classic Star Wars music
  • Four multiplayer modes

Cons:

  • Silly voiceovers
  • Graphics aren’t very detailed and color palette is limited
  • Plotline is threadbare
  • Overall, not very challenging or unique
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4-0 out of 5 stars I realy want this for myself
The game is great.You can fly or drive so many different ships.Its awesome.The best mission is where you evacuate a ice planet before its taken over.The multiplayer options areeven better.

2-0 out of 5 stars very repetative
It seems to me, with very rare exception, that for the last ten years, 80% of the Star Wars games that are released are all (basically) clones of the old 'Rebel Assault' PC title.Dress them all up anyway you want, but when all's said and done, you're really playing the same game.

You will have several different vehicles to pilot as well as being on foot, but the whole game's plot is essentially the same: finish the level as fast as you can without getting killed ... that's it.There's not a lot of strategy involved past that, that's about it.Frustrating part is, they could have stuck to the mold and still added a little variety.For example, how about letting us pilot one of those AT-ATs for a little while?

The one thing that I had hoped may be a saving grace would be the animated cut-scenes between levels, but even they were a little sub-par.Aside from the animation being (at best) average, there were too few of them.Even the ending animation scene was only about a minute or two!I finished the game and that's all I'm rewarded with?

I'll also answer the question that I know at least a few of you have.No ... this game will not lend any hints to what may be ahead in the new Episode III and does nothing to advance the plot of the prequel trilogy.They may have been able to sell a few more titles if this game was a little more tied to the plot of the movies.The recently released 'Enter the Matrix' game as a terrific example to what I'm talking about.On a side note, it was nice though to see an old character from the comic books named Ulric Qel-Droma make an appearance.

So, as been stated before, if you liked Rebel Assault (I or II), Starfighter, Bounty Hunter, and Jedi Starfighter ... etc etc ... then this is probably going to be right up your alley.One the other hand, if (like me) you're getting a little burned-out on this style of play, this isn't going to do ANYTHING for you.

4-0 out of 5 stars Very simple game
I was so excitedwhen I bought it, howewer I finished this game in just 1 week!!. I mean the last game I played was Final Fantasy and I spend more than 5 months to finish it. So this game is very very short.

5-0 out of 5 stars a must have!!!!!!
alright i got this game for christmas but i was antisipating its arrival i saw the trailers for the game i read the reviews and it seemed to be great,AND IT WAS!!!! i put in the game and POW!!!!!! it happened!i was amased i loved it i was hooked on clone wars.but let me tell u about the game u play as anikan skywalker,obi-wan kenobi and mace windu,the first black guy since lando caleruseom lol.your mission stop dooku from bringing back an ancient sith wepon af mass destruction any ways you play in vihicles like repulic tanks,staps,in one mission you get to pilot an aat,also a speeder and a repulic gunship well what did i studder A REPULIC GUNSHIP!!!!!sweetness!!!!!! A MUST HAVE FOR ALL STARWARS FANS ALIKE!!!!!!!!!

4-0 out of 5 stars Too short, too easy. 3½ Stars
When my wife bought me my PS2, I naturally wanted a Star Wars game for it and at the time my choices were Bounty Hunter and Clone Wars. I chose Bounty Hunter and while the game play was very repetitive- run and gun- it did provide hours of game play, great voice acting and superb cut scenes. A few of the missions, such as Tusken Canyon and Gardula's Lair were very tough, but ultimately playable. Everyone else I knew who had a PS2, Gamecube or Xbox kept telling me I should have bought Clone Wars instead, that it was a better game, that it offered more and varied missions than simply running around shooting everything. Well, I have Clone Wars now, but I am at something of a loss as to how it could be perceived as `better'.

Firstly, the object of both games is to run around shooting everything in sight. The major difference between the two is in Clone Wars, you drive vehicles whereas in Bounty Hunter, you're on foot. Essentially, the game play is the same- run and gun. Admittedly in Clone Wars you do get different vehicles from the TX-130 Republic Fighter Tank- a hover craft with guns and missiles; a Speeder Bike; the AT-XT, a precursor to the AT-ST- missiles and guns, plus a plasma shield. My favorite, the Republic LAAT/I Gunship with its multi-rockets, rapid fire blaster cannons and wicked continuous beam lasers, and the silliest one yet- the Maru, which is kinda like a big tauntaun with dual blasters mounted on it. However, regardless of what you're in the job is still basically the same.

Count Dooku, along with his allies the Trade Federation, the Galactic Banking Clan, the Commerce Guild and the Separatists armies are waging war across the galaxy, and looking for an... wait for it... an ancient Sith artifact, (surely not! -ed.) Don't get me wrong, I like ancient Sith artifacts, but given the volume of Star Wars stuff I have read, there have been an awful lot of them. The game begins right in the middle of Attack of the Clones- with Mace leading the infiltration into the Geonosian arena escorting transports full of Jedi, destroying anti-orbital cannons and finally using a Republic gunship to take out Techno-Union and Trade Federation Core Ships. Next, it's on to the planet of Rhen Var to evacuate it before the Trade Federation invades.

Then to Raxis Prime- a junk planet and the location of the Sith artifact, the Dark Reaver- the first mission of which is an irritating speeder bike chase where the terrain frustrates, because places that look clear of debris seem to have invisible walls that damage your bike and prevent you from going forward. Next it's on to one of the moons of the Wookie homeworld, Kashyyyk where Dooku plans to test the Dark Reaver- a tough mission as Anakin attempts to escape the life-leaching field of energy. Back to Rhen Var for some fun gunship missions- lots of stuff to shoot as you fly around attempting to bring down the planetary shield so the Republic forces can invade. Finally, all forces converge on the planet Thule, the planet where Dooku has set up the Dark Reaver, which resembles a giant segmented sphere that sprays out purple energy. You must also defeat Dooku's bounty hunter henchman, Cydon Prax.

Graphics are pretty good, but the PS2 really starts to strain when there is a lot of stuff going on around you and it starts to drop frames making for some pretty choppy visuals. Plus, if you get too close to objects and vehicles, the texture quality is quite low, as is the polygon count. For the most part I found the architecture, vehicles and visuals to be quite pleasing, especially on the planets Raxis and Thule. Mission maps, while pretty linear, are quite large, giving the player lots of places to go. Sound quality is excellent, but pretty standard effects for a Star Wars game- I did encounter some music problems where it seemed as though that part of the audio track was skipping. The big downside for this game with me was the fact that I finished it in less than 15 hours- less than half the time it took me to complete Bounty Hunter. Then going back to try to get as many bonus points to unlock extra features took perhaps another five.

DVD Extras include unlocking four two-player maps- big deal, playing games split screen just doesn't interest me. A unit viewer that enables you to look at all the 3D models from the game, a `making of' video, the quality of which is so lousy that it's annoying to watch, a jukebox function that lets you listen to music from the game, and a sketchbook of some very nice concept art. Plus you can watch all the cut scenes whenever you want. I must admit, Matt Lucas, who does the voice of Anakin almost convinced me that it was Haydon Christensen until I checked the booklet to make sure. LucasArts games can always be counted on to provide lots of little extras making their games a good value for Star Wars geeks like me.

A good game? Yes, it's a good game, just too darn short for my liking, plus I like a little more meat to my stories and game play. It's probably better on the Gamecube or the Xbox and would have been better on the PC, especially when it comes to graphics. ... Read more


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