Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II is an Action-Adventure game for Windows PCs and consoles like the Playstation 3, Xbox 360 and the Nintendo Wii, that was released in October 2010 by Lucas Arts and was the sequel of Star Wars: The Force Unleashed that was released in 2008.

In the game the player becomes the clone of “Starkiller” who was the hero in the first The Force Unleashed game. He was created by Darth Vader to replace Starkiller after he died. But at a training session the clone is able to escape from the imperial base in the search for his own identity and “Juno Eclipse” the love of his life.

Within the story of Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II the player is able to use several weapons from the Star Wars Movies such like laser weapons, light sabers or the force of the Jedi.

The player controls his character from a third-person view through the Star Wars Universe in The Force Unleashed II.

With the progress of the player within the story missions the character earns experience points that can be spread on the various skills and talents, so that the clone becomes stronger as long as the game lasts.

While playing the single player campaign of Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II the player needs to pass through a number of different missions. Those missions are developed like linear levels where at the end, after the player was able to solve every challenge, an end boss waited to challenge the player in a special way.

The critics were mostly excited by the graphics of Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II while the game’s reception got mixed reviews . Those were based on the short time that players needed to play through the whole game, as well as because of the fighting mechanics that don’t seem balanced in the right way by the developers of the game. Others said that the game was way too easy especially for those games that searched for a challenging video game in the Star Wars universe.

In the end Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II just got a score of 64,50 % on GameRankings.com and led to many true lifelong Star Wars Fans who were sorely disappointed by the game of their favorite science-fiction universe.

Those fans were hoping for a good sequel of the first Star Wars: The Force Unleashed what was released in 2008 and this came as a big surprise for fans and critics as well.

The game got a score of 71,81 % on GameRanking.com and was one of the best Star War games that got released until that time.

Until 2009 around six million copies of Star Wars: The Force Unleashed were sold and even before the game was released in September 2008 a book was published, where the players were able to read more about the background story and the characters featured by the game.

Within the US this book sold 100 000 copies and entered the New York Times bestseller ranking.