Darth Vader's secret apprentice, codenamed Starkiller, is trained in the Dark Side to defeat the enemies of the Empire, but must find his own path when his master betrays him.

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Proxy (voice)
Matt Sloan ...
Darth Vader (voice)
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Bail Organa (voice)
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Shaak Ti (voice)
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Princess Leia (voice)
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Captain Sturn / Kento Marek / Lobot / Imperial Officer (voice)
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Kazdan Paratus (voice)
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Chopaa (voice)
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Asaji Ventress / Civilian Female (voice)
Kristoffer Tabori ...
Darth Desolous / Garm Bel Iblis / Kleef (voice)
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Darth Phobos / Twilek Fodder / Aayla Secura (voice)
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This entry in the Star Wars saga casts players as Darth Vader's "Secret Apprentice", unveiling new revelations about the Star Wars galaxy. The expansive story, created under direction from George Lucas, is set during the largely unexplored era between Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope. In it, players will assist the iconic villain in his quest to rid the universe of Jedi - and face decisions that could change the course of their destiny. As its name implies, The Force Unleashed completely re-imagines the scope and scale of the Force by taking full advantage of newly developed technologies only possible on next-gen consoles that will be seen and experienced for the first time anywhere in videogaming. Written by lucasarts

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Originally to be released on the Playstation 2 and Xbox, Lucasarts decided not to as much of the graphics would have to be sacrificed in order to achieve this since they were older technology. Instead, they decided to continue making the game for the next generation systems. See more »

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Bail Organa: Are we ready to finish what he started? Then at last, the Rebel Alliance is born. Here, tonight.
Princess Leia Organa: We need a flag to rally behind. A symbol. A symbol of hope.
[Leia wipes snow off the table, revealing the Kento and Starkiller's family crest, which later becomes the symbol of the Rebel Alliance. Meanwhile, Juno gazes out at the night sky. Kota approaches her]
General Rahm Kota: He's at last one with the Force.
Juno Eclipse: You always knew who he was, didn't you?
General Rahm Kota: I suspected, yes.
Juno Eclipse: Then why did you help him? After all the things he...
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Spun-off from Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005) See more »

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The Force Unleashed Theme
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The Closest to Being a Jedi
1 September 2009 | by (Singapore) – See all my reviews

This game is quite enjoyable because of its gameplay, campaign and how the story links so well to the rest of the saga, especially the last three episodes. There are many highlights to this game, and a few flaws...but mostly it's one that Star Wars fans should buy because of its freedom in the way you create your character and the way they introduce already-created planets which have not received much attention from those who've only watched the movies.

Gameplay - The gameplay is top-notch, the way you are able to move around like a Jedi, jump and fight like a Jedi, and use a variety of memorable Force powers like a Sith. You really do get the sense that you're this extremely gifted and powerful apprentice who goes around killing Jedi (it's nice to play an antagonist for once), and taking orders from this famous villain who is shown to be cruel and evil. The Force powers are nicely thought-of, as well as the ability to unlock new moves and upgrade yourself using the Levling system. There are some originals, like Force Push, Force Lightning and Saber-throw, but there are also a few new ones, like Force Repulse and Lightning Shield which both also have their roles to play.

Story - The plot is quite simple, and very much like Assassin's Creed. It somehow expalains many things that have happened in the later films, like the creation of the Rebel Alliance in the first place and how its symbolic crest came about. Very subtle things but they just project such realism into The Force Unleashed.

Total Mark: 8/10

BY HowlingRabbit334


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