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Star Wars: Dark Forces

Average Rating: 7.21/10
Video Game Rank: 619
PSP Rank: 63
PlayStation Rank: 81
PlayStation 3 Rank: 218
DOS Rank: 125
Macintosh Rank: 206
Windows Rank: 385
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Primary Name
Star Wars: Dark Forces
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1
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Release Date
1995-02-15
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Star Wars: Dark Forces
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PSN PSOne Classics edition
Rel Date: 2010-04-29
Publisher: LucasArts
PlayStation 3, PSP
Developer: LucasArts
Media: Downloadable Content
Region: 
Rating: ESRB: T
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Star Wars: Dark Forces
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North American PlayStation edition
Rel Date: 1996-11-00
Publisher: LucasArts
PlayStation
Developer: LucasArts
Media: CD-ROM
Region: North America
Rating: ESRB: T
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Star Wars: Dark Forces
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North American DOS edition
Rel Date: 1995-02-15
Publisher: LucasArts
DOS
Developer: LucasArts
Media: CD-ROM
Region: 
Rating: ESRB: T
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Star Wars: Dark Forces
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North American Macintosh edition
Rel Date: 1995-00-00
Publisher: LucasArts
Macintosh
Developer: LucasArts
Media: CD-ROM
Region: 
Rating: (Not Rated)
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"Star Wars: Dark Forces is a first-person shooter video game developed and published by LucasArts. It was released in 1995 for DOS and Apple Macintosh, and in 1996 for the PlayStation. The storyline within the Dark Forces is set in the Star Wars fictional universe and follows the character Kyle Katarn. Katarn is a mercenary working on behalf of the Rebel Alliance. He discovers the Empire's "Dark Trooper Project", which involves the building of powerful robot soldiers.

Dark Forces uses the Jedi game engine, which was developed especially for the game. The engine adds gameplay features to the first-person shooter genre which were uncommon at the time of release. These features include level designs with multiple floors and being able to look in all directions.

Critics gave very favorable reviews for the DOS and Macintosh versions of Dark Forces, but not for the PlayStation version. The DOS and Macintosh versions were praised for the level design and technological advances. The PlayStation version was criticized for having poor graphics and slow frame rates, reducing the playability of the game. A sequel to Dark Forces, Star Wars Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II followed in 1997."

Source: Wikipedia, "Star_Wars:_Dark_Forces," available under the CC-BY-SA License.

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Statistics
Video Game Rank: 619
PSP Rank: 63
PlayStation Rank: 81
PlayStation 3 Rank: 218
DOS Rank: 125
Macintosh Rank: 206
Windows Rank: 385
Num Ratings: 133
Average Rating: 7.21
Standard Deviation: 1.38
Num Views: 1263
GeekBuddy Analysis: Analyze
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Avg. Game Weight: 3.3
Fans: 3
Personal Comments: 26
Users Owning: 234
Users Wanting: 1
Users Trading: 3 [find trade matches]
Has Parts For Trade: 0
Want Parts In Trade: 0
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Plays This Month: 0
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