Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire (1996)

Video Game  -  Adventure | Action | Sci-Fi  -  20 December 1996 (USA)
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.8/10 from 568 users  
Reviews: 11 user | 1 critic

Add a Plot



(story), (story), 3 more credits »
Watch Trailer
0Check in

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 309 titles
created 06 Jun 2012
a list of 42 titles
created 8 months ago
a list of 1340 titles
created 3 months ago
a list of 25 titles
created 2 months ago
list image
a list of 40 titles
created 1 month ago

Related Items

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire (Video Game 1996)

Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire (Video Game 1996) on IMDb 7.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire.

User Polls


1 video »


Credited cast:
Leia Organa / Guri (PC version) (voice)
Leebo (PC version) (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Weena Mercatur ...
The Hopping Woman (N64 version) (voice)


Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

futuristic | alien

Parents Guide:





Release Date:

20 December 1996 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:


See  »

Did You Know?

Crazy Credits

If a player's file is renamed "_CREDITS", the game credits will play as usual, but with the addition of strange subtitles that parody the "Swedish" subtitles from the opening of "Monty Python and the Holy Grail". See more »


Featured in The Angry Video Game Nerd: Star Wars Games (2011) See more »


Excerpts from 'Battle of Hoth'
(from Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980))
Written by John Williams
Used for the stage "Battle of Hoth" and Boss Theme
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Based on a novel it doesn't even follow!
3 February 2006 | by (In a Chair in my room) – See all my reviews

Shadows of the empire was originally a novel. I guess it was so damn good they decided to make a Video game out of it.

Anyways, the game follows the beginning of episode 5, all the way to before episode 6 starts. in the game, You are in control of rebel dash rendar, who just happens to have a ship quite similar to Han solo's ship, the Millennium Falcon. Anyways, after the 3rd level, the story starts.

I'm not going to spoil the story, but i can tell you this - don't play this game if you haven't read the novel. because the novel is very different.

But however, this game is for the Experts. It took me a freaking month to pass the levels 5-9. but believe me, level 10 is easy.

Here's another thing. There's several modes you play in. there's fixed camera levels, where the camera follows the person's back. There's Flight simulator mode, and there's also a mode where you shoot at enemy ships from inside your own. the ship moves automatically, courtesy of your robot.

Anyways, this is a game for all star wars fanatics.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Dash Rendar's fate TheNakedGun
Upcoming Movie captainshackles
Name of Dash's Ship apollo68
Level Select jason_mcc
Shadows of the Empire Movie danieldavis_walsall
The Mod noahsh
Discuss Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire (1996) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: