PC - Windows

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II

9 critics
6.36
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Tom OrryNov 02, 2010
The Force Unleashed II isn't a bad game by a long stretch - just a game that's over in a flash and almost entirely devoid of any memorable moments.
Amanda L. KondolojyOct 26, 2010
The action may have been amped up, the cameos may be even more surprising, but the clone-focused plotline just doesn't do enough to live up to its predecessor's legacy. Sure, the game is fun. But it could have been meaningful too.
Steve ButtsOct 29, 2010
The parts are all in place, but the magic just isn't there. Repetitive combat and a mediocre story get in the way of the game's other strengths. Go play Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast instead. It may be eight years old but it's still better at being what The Force Unleashed is trying to be.
Kevin VanOrdOct 27, 2010
Yet with less enjoyable boss battles, less environmental variety, and more enemy repetition, this sequel is a missed opportunity. Perhaps you can't get enough Force Unleashed; in that case, you could always return to the game wearing one of the unlockable costumes or try out some of the unlockable challenge rooms, which are timed combat scenarios of disparate quality.
Dan StapletonDec 17, 2010
An imperfect port of an unambtitious sequel, TFU2 joins the ranks of Star Wars games that don't live up to their potential.
Arthur KabrickDec 01, 2010
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II improves upon all of the original’s weaknesses, but none of its strengths. Combat is, for the most part, fantastic, and the occasional platforming is tolerable, especially when mixed with the combat. Where the original was well below the average for a HD game in terms of technical graphics, TFU II raises the bar considerably. Visual design and presentation have shown enormous improvements with inspiration from (frankly) superior games. Only the story, writing and (to a lesser extent) length, the original’s three strong points, bring this down.
Emmanuel BrownNov 17, 2010
With precious few of those quality gameplay moments and a plot that limps along in need of focus, unfortunately Force Unleashed 2 ultimately fails to live up to the interest of its broken but far more compelling predecessor. With a running time of around five hours on normal difficulty and a dearth of additional content, you might want to think long and hard about whether you're due for another dalliance with the dark side.
Alex St-AmourNov 14, 2010
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II seems to take two steps forward and three huge steps backwards from its predecessor. The graphics and controls are a definite improvement (though they're still not perfect) but the short, repetitive and ridiculous single player will leave even the most die-hard (I’m talking Jar-Jar loving die-hard) of Star Wars fans shaking their heads in disbelief that an idea this cool could end up being so lame. Well at least we now have the Force Unleashed III to anticipate.
DinowanOct 29, 2010
On attendait cette suite avec une certaine fébrilité et LucasArts devait le savoir. Au final, on se trouve face à un jeu qui a perdu tout ce qui faisait son charme. Le scénario tient à peine debout, le système de combat est inexistant (pas de combos), la gestion des points de compétences est risible et la durée de vie n'excède pas 5 heures.