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Star Wars:
The Force Unleashed

Become Darth Vader's Secret Apprentice


  • Release Date: September 2008
  • No. of Players: 1 to 4 players (2 players on Nintendo Wii, 4 players on Nintendo DS)
  • Category: Action/adventure
  • Publisher: LucasArts (US) / Activision (International)
  • Developer: LucasArts / Krome / n-Space


As the title implies, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed completely re-imagines the scope and scale of the Force to epic proportions. Players are cast into the role of Darth Vader’s secret apprentice, Starkiller, who has been trained to hunt down and destroy Jedi. During his quest, Starkiller will ally himself with a most unlikely set of heroes and be forced to make decisions that could change the course of his destiny and set events in motion that will forever shape the galaxy!

By incorporating two ground-breaking technologies, Digital Molecular Matter (DMM) and euphoria, and paired with the powerful Havok physics system, players will interact with their environments and battle against enemies in new and exciting ways. Couple those technological advancements with devastating lightsaber attack combos, over-the-top Force powers like Force Grip and Force Repulse, and a storyline that takes place in the largely unexplored era between Star Wars: Episode III: Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Hope, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed provides a Star Wars gaming experience the likes of which have never been seen before.


  • Eight missions that take players to iconic locations such as Kashyyyk, Felucia, and the Death Star
  • Intense third-person action adventure featuring epic battles against Jedi, the mighty rancor, a host of new Rebel and Imperial troopers, and even Darth Vader himself
  • Amped up, devastating, over-the-top Force powers like Force Grip, Force Push, Force Repulse, and Force Lightning
  • Robust combo system featuring the iconic lightsaber
  • Engaging, award-winning storyline told between Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars: A New Hope
  • Debut of Digital Molecular Matter (DMM) from Pixelux and euphoria behavioral simulation from NaturalMotion — objects and enemies react with incredible realism whether cut down by a lightsaber or hurled through the air using Force powers (Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC only)
  • First-time collaboration of talent and technology on a major game title between LucasArts and Industrial Light and Magic (Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC only)
  • Relive classic Star Wars duels or create your own unique rivalries with the all-new Duel Mode (Nintendo Wii only)
  • Unleash the Force in five, all-new additional missions that provide extra insight into the secret apprentice’s dark motives (Nintendo Wii only)
  • Tap, touch, and swipe your way through enemies using the DS stylus and touch-screen to create seamless lightsaber and Force-power combos (Nintendo DS only)


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Shaak Ti

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Jedi Temple

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