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A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…

As Luke Skywalker and the Rebel Alliance struggle to defeat Darth Vader and the Empire, a new threat arises. Dark Prince Xizor, head of the Black Sun crime syndicate, aspires to take Darth Vader's place at the Emperor's side. To do that, he must eliminate young Skywalker. As Dash Rendar, it's up to you to protect Luke and help the Alliance defeat the evil Xizor. Watch out for infamous bounty hunters and deadly stormtroopers! May the Force be with you!

- A gripping new plotline, with new characters and environments...find out what happened between Star Wars™ The Empire Strikes Back™ and Star Wars™ Return of the Jedi™.

- Five gameplay modes - in a variety of vehicles and spacecraft - from the heavily armored Outrider, to snowspeeders, hovertrains, jet packs, and speeder bikes.

- Action-packed Star Wars™ locales - including Mos Eisley and the ice planet Hoth. New locales, like the sewers of Imperial City, Xizor's palace, Gall Spaceport and the dreaded junkyards of Ord Mantel.
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LucasArts Entertainment
Disney Interactive, LucasArts Entertainment
Age rating
13+ Teen

System requirements for PC

  • OS: Windows 7 / 8 / 10
  • Processor: 1.8 GHz Processor
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: DirectX 9.0c Compatible Video Card w/ 256 MB RAM
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Storage: 329 MB available space
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STAR WARS SHADOWS OF THE EMPIRE reviews and comments

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We'll never get paid if you stay here all day! Go away, Sir! Shadows of The Empire was more than just a Game at the Launch of The n64: It was rightly promoted by Lucasfilm as a "Project in Multimedia": There was everything about Shadows: A Novel, comic, an impressive, epic Soundtrack-and that very video Game. There is no one thing-The accompanying Film. Narratively, the Project closed a Gap in the Star Wars Primal Trilogy: It tells from the Perspective of Dash Rendar, a Han Solo Blend to me mechanical Joints, which happened after "The Empire Strikes Back" and before "Return of the Jedi." As Dash Rendar, You take Part in the Cockpit of a Snow ladder at the Battle of Hoth, fight his way through the Echo base, imperial Freighters and other Settings in the Thrid person or ego perpective, and fly in the Cockpitt of the Outrider, a millennium Falcon Blend, Attacks against the Empire and the Black Sun, an Organization whose Leader Prince Xizor Vader wants to replace as the right Hand of the Imperatior. You'll also encounter the IG-88 Bounty Hunters and the infamous Boba Fett as you go on. Genreapplies-depending on which Level you are playing-Everything is offered here: Arcade-Dogfights, Third Person Shooters, Railgun Shooters and a futuristic Racing Game-there is variety. All Worlds exude an incredibly dense Atmosphere-Also supported by the great Soundtrack. Inally, the Creators John Williams himself had wanted to win over to the Soundtrack, but with Joel McNeely, John Williams recommended to them an equally gifted Composer, the themes, which are well-known from new Pieces and John Williams, into an ingenious One. Soundtrack put together. You could only Criticize the sometimes somewhat spongy controls in the game-In order to have the GAME ready for the US launch of the n64, one probably saved a bit on the Fine Tuning of the Gameplay. Still, one of the most impressive Star Wars Games out there-a Must for Fans!
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Tl; dr: All Star Wars Fans may feel approached by this Game, but anyone who wants to know more about the Basic Plot should check out the Books. Anyone looking for a Challenge and not put off by a very old Graphic will find it in Shadows of the Empire. I still remember Shadows of the Empire well from old on the N64, where I find the Game better than the PC version, despite the well-toned And well-made Cutscenes that don't exist on the Console. Star Wars Shadows of the Empire is one of the games that can be clearly challenged even at medium difficulty levels, without a good Controller you are pretty much lost in this Game and somehow the Controller support works in the PC version just spongy. Definitely addressed feel addressed at this Game, all Star Wars Fans, but also those who are looking for a Challenge. You're not just going to have to deal with a big Challenge in this Game, though, you're going to have to deal with a gritty Plot. Shadows of the Empire chronicles the Events between Episode V and VI. On the one Hand, how Luke Skywalker constructs his new Lightsaber, which will famously be Green. Boba Fett's Trip to Tatooine, where he demands his pay after freezing Han Solo in Carbonite and by Darth Vader, who is schemed by Prince Xizor to want to take his Place as the Emperor's right-hand man. If you want to know more about all this, however, you have to deal with the books of the same name, because these Things are only told in the Game in a profound way. That's because the Main Character's plot in the Game actually only plays a behind-the-scenes role in Shadows of the Empire. This Game is about Dash Rendar, a Corellian Pilot and Smuggler who works for the Rebels for Payment-initially unintentionally. In doing so, he is supposed to be supportive in the Evacuation of the Echo base On Hoth, whereupon he is tasked with tracking down Boba Fett After the Events in Episode V, without knowing what he will rush into ... Graphically, the Game is now 1996 ... It's 21 Years old and 21 Years ago, Games with a realistic Graphics weren't commonplace-especially the younger Generation should be lenient there. ;) What definitely has to belong in a Star Wars Game today, which it did back then, is a typical Star Wars Music. This Game is full of it. There are 10 Levels, some of which have been made large, but also seem monotonous in places.
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