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Star Wars: The Force Unleashed

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Star Wars: The Force Unleashed

Publisher: LucasArts
Platforms: Xbox 360, Ps3, Ps2, Wii, DS, PSP, iPhone

Embracing your Dork Side can be loads of fun

Hardcore Star Wars fans are well aware of what happened during The Clone Wars and after the Emperor died. But in casting you as Darth Vader’s Secret Apprentice, who’s tasked with hunting missing Jedi, this third-person action-packed game is one of the few adventures set between the fall of the Republic and the rise of the Rebellion.

What makes Force Unleashed so engaging—besides how its sweeping story, rich graphics and cinematic presentation make it fit perfectly alongside the many Star Wars films (and comics, and cartoons…)—is that it’s the first game in which you’re truly Force-ful. Force Push doesn’t just knock guys over; it sends them and every loose item in your path flying. Couple this with controls that make you feel like you graduated magna cum laude from Jedi Academy with a degree in Lightsaber Studies, and you’ve got one of the best Star Wars episodes ever read, watched or played.


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