Star Wars: Dark Forces LucasArts 1995

The first 3d-shooter in the Star Wars universe. It was supposed to replace Doom as the best shooter, and it delivers through good graphics, Star Wars music, varied missions and a good storyline. The biggest drawback was that you couldn't save anywhere, which was enhanced by the fact that some levels were really huge. Still, Dark Forces didn't sell as many copies as Doom or even Doom 2. The missing multiplayer might have something to with that. In Dark forces you play as Kyle Katarn, a former Imperial Guard. As a new rebel agent you have to complete many varied missions. You will visit imperial bases, the canals of planet Anoat, a prison, Darth Vader's spaceship and you'll even fight Boba Fett (one of the highlights of the game ). Some very tough spots make up for some irritation, which is of course enhanced by the shabby save-game function. It introduced a linear storyline with levels presented as "missions" with certain objectives to be accomplished, and cutscenes that advanced the plot. It was also the first "Doom clone" to be set in the environments of a predefined universe (Imperial bases, Star Destroyers, ships, planets, etc.) rather than simplistic, surreal mazes and "find the exit" scenarios. All in all, this is a very good game.

See also: #Arcade Explosion, Complete 3D-Action Accessory Pack, The, #Doomsday Disk, The, #Ultimate Add On's Tournament Edition

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Hardware Accelerated Remake
Full Demo 30MB ( @
ISO Demo 262MB (uploaded by Internet Archive Software Collection)
Fan-made levels
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Browser-Playable Java Shareware Demo v0.163D 3.3MB (uploaded by RGB Classic Games)
UK Clone ISO Demo 204MB (uploaded by Egon68)
Video Reviews
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Super Sampler Edition (3 levels) included in The LucasArts Archives Vol. II 5CD ISO Demo 1.19GB (uploaded by hgdagon)
included in The LucasArts Archives Vol. III 6CD ISO Demo 1.20GB (uploaded by hgdagon)
included in The LucasArts Archives Vol. IV 6CD ISO Demo 1.40GB (uploaded by hgdagon)
GOG Digital ISO Demo v2.0.0.2 105MB (uploaded by Molitor)

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