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Boba Rhett
09-01-2008, 11:54 PM
I figured we could use a thread with a compilation of all the available scores for The Force Unleashed. We'll also be able to keep an average reviewer score going this way. Find a new credible review? Post it and I'll add it to the list. I'll try to keep this updated daily.



360/PS3 GEN REVIEW LIST:

68.3% - (C, C, B-) Electronic Gaming Monthly - 360/PS3
75% - Official Xbox Magazine - 360
70% - GamePro - 360
70% - PlayStation: Official Mag - PS3
70% - GameTM - 360
80% - The Official XBox Magazine (UK) - 360
87.5% - Game Informer - 360
85% - Pelit - 360
76% - Xbox World - 360
75% - Gamespot - 360
73% - IGN - 360
69% - Gametrailers - 360
68% - Electronic Gaming Monthly - 360
70% - Eurogamer - 360
80% - Daily Game - 360
80% - Gaming Trend - 360
85% - WonderwallWeb - 360
70% - X360 Magazine UK - 360
70% - Playstation Official Mag - PS3
70% - Game Daily - 360/PS3
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As of 9/15/08:

Average 360/PS3 Score: 74.59%


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WII REVIEW LIST:

82% - Official Nintendo Magazine (UK) - Wii
75% - Nintendo Power - Wii
60% - Gamespot - Wii
78% - IGN - Wii
60% - Gamespot - Wii
70% - Game Daily - Wii
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As of 9/15/08:

Average Wii Score: 70.83%


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Handheld and Last Gen Reviews:

80% - PlayStation: Official Magazine - PSP
75% - IGN - PSP
70% - Pocket Gamer UK - PSP
60% - Nintendo Power - DS
50% - Pocket Gamer UK - DS
55% - Gamespot - DS
80% - PlayStation: Official Magazine - PS2
60% - Gamespot - PS2
72% - IGN - PS2

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Astor
09-02-2008, 05:37 AM
Good idea, Rhett!

Interesting, it's not doing bad, but not great. But 76% is still a 'worth playing' rating in my book.

Ctrl Alt Del
09-02-2008, 01:05 PM
Wouldn't it be better to make clear which game those reviews refer to? I'm assuming they're about the 360 and PS3 versions, but we've got the other editions.

Astor
09-02-2008, 01:11 PM
Wouldn't it be better to make clear which game those reviews refer to? I'm assuming they're about the 360 and PS3 versions, but we've got the other editions.

Well one review is marked 'Nintendo', so it's not likely to be a review for the PS3 or Xbox.

Boba Rhett
09-02-2008, 01:19 PM
Not all clearly specify between PS3 and 360. If the magazine name doesn't spell it out, I'll try and mark system type where I can.

Boba Rhett
09-02-2008, 05:27 PM
List has been updated.

Ctrl Alt Del
09-02-2008, 06:11 PM
77% - (C, C, B-) Electronic Gaming Monthly - 360?


That's the review that mostly interests me, good going.

It didn't actually hit a bad score, but it isn't fantastic either.

Boba Rhett
09-03-2008, 12:24 PM
List updated.

Hawwi Joshe
09-03-2008, 02:51 PM
Great idea Rhett! And I have to say for as hyped as this game has been, I'm rather disappointed with the reviews it has been getting, although it will not deter me from getting the game as I'm a rabid Star Wars fan.

Astor
09-03-2008, 03:53 PM
I'm rather disappointed with the reviews it has been getting

I'm reminded of Pirates of Caribbean - "They're more guidlines than rules". :)

Too many people now solely base their opinion on what magazines or review sites tell them. Just because they dislike something doesn't mean we should too.

But 74.14% is still respectable, and still worth it for me.

although it will not deter me from getting the game as I'm a rabid Star Wars fan.

Welcome to the club! :D

Bomberman65
09-03-2008, 04:59 PM
I'm reminded of Pirates of Caribbean - "They're more guidlines than rules". :)

Too many people now solely base their opinion on what magazines or review sites tell them. Just because they dislike something doesn't mean we should too.

But 74.14% is still respectable, and still worth it for me.



Welcome to the club! :D

I couldnt agree with you more. I play games before I read the review. I mean look at RC that got a ok rating but to me RC is one of the best SW games. Or even Battlefront 2. That got a low rating but did that stop thousands of SW fans from buying it? No. So do what I do hire or buy the game from EBgames and if you dont like it you can return it. Read the review after you either love it or hate it.

Miltiades
09-03-2008, 06:42 PM
Should the Wii reviews really be added up to the PS3/X360 ones? The Wii version is significantly different from the other next-gen console versions...

M@RS
09-03-2008, 06:56 PM
But it's still a next gen console...

Miltiades
09-03-2008, 07:01 PM
But it's still a next gen console... Yes, I know, but it's a different version. The average including the Wii version is a wrong indication of how good the game is. The X360/PS3 (currently) are taking down the average of the Wii version, and the Wii version is making the X360/PS3 version look better than it really is in the reviews.

Boba Rhett
09-03-2008, 10:18 PM
Resorted.

Cakus
09-04-2008, 12:33 AM
i've followed the reviews/gameplay progress for most of the systems, mostly throught gametrailers.com, gamespot, etc. One thing that seemed prevalent is that the euphoria and dmm are exclusive to 360/PS3. I was slightly disappointed to hear this since i'm a wii owner. Can anyone verify this?

Boba Rhett
09-04-2008, 12:44 AM
Yes Euphoria and DMM are not present in the Wii version of the game.

TimbukTurnip
09-04-2008, 01:04 PM
Thats why the Wii has duel mode, to make up for the lack of DMM and Euphoria.
With the bad graphics the wii has (compared to 360 and PS3 (and maybe modern pc games, i don't know)) its never gonna have DMM and Euphoria

Serpentine Cougar
09-05-2008, 07:54 AM
Shouldn't they wait for it to be released before they review the game?

Astor
09-05-2008, 08:02 AM
Shouldn't they wait for it to be released before they review the game?

They've all recieved copies to play through and review so that their reviews are published to coincide with the public release.

Boba Rhett
09-05-2008, 07:09 PM
List updated. Score is continuing to decline.

Ctrl Alt Del
09-05-2008, 08:25 PM
EGM score decreased from 77%?

Boba Rhett
09-05-2008, 09:43 PM
Yeah, I saw some sites that converted the letter scoring to 68.3% The 77% was based on my own assumptions as to what the letter-to-percentage scale was.

Rinku
09-05-2008, 09:46 PM
I heard (from the demo) that the game-play is kind-of arcade style is that why the game could be getting such low ratings???

Boba Rhett
09-05-2008, 10:25 PM
Maybe but most serious reviewers aren't going to ding a game for just being of a certain genre. I'd be more inclined to believe that complaints about wonky controls, camera issues, sound bugs and a useless saber is what did it in. Nobody seems to have any problems with the force powers, thankfully.

GeneralPloKoon
09-05-2008, 10:28 PM
Stinkin media and their un-intellegence!!!

Boba Rhett
09-05-2008, 10:39 PM
What? I don't think they're knocking it for having arcade style gameplay. Or are they? I haven't actually read many of them in depth.

Astor
09-06-2008, 03:59 AM
Stinkin media and their un-intellegence!!!

It's hardly unintelligence. Most of the gripes are for technical issues, after all.

adamqd
09-07-2008, 10:57 AM
the latest issue (#38, October 2008) of XBox360: The Official XBox Magazine (UK)

Verdict : 8/10
Good points: compelling storyline; dark, edgy tone works well; really impressive visuals; force powers awesome
Bad points: not very sophisticated
Summary: the best Star Wars game in five years

Boba Rhett
09-07-2008, 02:42 PM
Thanks. List updated.

Hawwi Joshe
09-07-2008, 05:08 PM
I'm reminded of Pirates of Caribbean - "They're more guidlines than rules". :)

Too many people now solely base their opinion on what magazines or review sites tell them. Just because they dislike something doesn't mean we should too.

But 74.14% is still respectable, and still worth it for me.

Welcome to the club! :D

I agree, I really enjoyed the demo so I continue to remain very anxious for Sept. 16th to roll around when my free time will be consumed with TFU :lol:.

BTW, John Wayne is the man!

Uranium - 235
09-08-2008, 06:12 PM
Hah!

Stab PC gamers in the back, pander to the console masses, and create a game for 'frat boys' and people who never gave a damn about either gaming OR Star Wars until you made it look like Dragonball Z, and look what happens.

Here's what I had to say on TFU three months ago:

It's probably not coming to PC because they know how pissed off PC gamers would be. Console kiddies, however, would think it's "ttly AWESUM LOLOZL!!!!!!!!@@one" then ride skateboards, drink Mountain Dew, and talk about how XXXTREME they are.

LordOfTheFish
09-08-2008, 06:23 PM
the latest issue (#38, October 2008) of XBox360: The Official XBox Magazine (UK)

Verdict : 8/10
Good points: compelling storyline; dark, edgy tone works well; really impressive visuals; force powers awesome
Bad points: not very sophisticated
Summary: the best Star Wars game in five years

Do those who have played the demo agree?

Uranium - 235
09-08-2008, 06:43 PM
1) That means it's better than KOTOR. Which it isn't. At all.

BUT given that KOTOR was right on the terminus (2003), it's more fair to say:

2) There have barely been any Star Wars games in 5 years that anyone gave a damn about.

And you know your game is terrible when the XBOX MAGAZINE openly calls it 'unsophisticated' - the magazine for the very console that defined 'mainstream gaming'. But hey, you guys knew better. Clearly this is what Star Wars fans wanted - something moronic and straightforward with a hard-on for dumb action frills.

LordOfTheFish
09-08-2008, 07:09 PM
Well I haven't actually played it (I only own a Wii). I can, however, agree without playing it, that it's not as good as KOTOR (what SW game is?).

I just see it as another game from LA that getting attention for being from Star Wars. I will still buy it though.

Ali1392
09-09-2008, 04:20 PM
i imagine they mean consol game

LordOfTheFish
09-09-2008, 06:18 PM
If I understand correctly, then what you are trying to say is they still think the KOTOR PC version was the best SW game in the last 5 years?

With that, I can agree...

However, I can also agree that TFU still isn't as good as the console versions of KOTOR.

GeneralPloKoon
09-09-2008, 06:48 PM
KOTOR was VERY well praised by the Xbox Community the only console it came to, Its what I played it on and still do today, no mods but its still great! TFU is no where close to KOTOR, I get more of a Bounty Hunter/Jedi Knight mix.

adamqd
09-10-2008, 07:49 AM
Different games, different era, different genre, plus we haven't played it yet. The five years thing is just a rough estimate and a assumption that the console version was the only release, I dont think the reviewer was interested in the exact date of KotOR's release to the day, especially since he's reviewing TFU, and for the record it is better than TSL (04), the only reason it's playable is because it's basically an expensive Mod of KotOR 1 (with bad unfinished story and characters) I was just pining for more KotOR lol

Negative Sun
09-10-2008, 05:48 PM
Can't wait to get my Wii copy!

I know it's not gonna look as "uber next-gen", but it's gonna be much more fun :)

Miltiades
09-10-2008, 09:07 PM
A Finnish Game Magazine, Pelit, gave the X360 version 85%. Got it from Gamerankings.com (http://www.gamerankings.com/htmlpages4/933156.asp).

LordOfTheFish
09-13-2008, 11:31 AM
Can't wait to get my Wii copy!

I know it's not gonna look as "uber next-gen", but it's gonna be much more fun :)


:bow: Bonus Points!


With you, I agree.:carms:

Aku
09-13-2008, 02:42 PM
The Swedish magazine SuperPLAY gave the PS360 version of it 7/10.
Their main complaint was that some bosses "cheat" (like invulnerability or only very few hits registering sometimes, which he considered cheap)

itsame
09-15-2008, 03:22 AM
Gametrailers review is up... a mediocre 6.9

http://www.gametrailers.com/player/39955.html

Hawwi Joshe
09-15-2008, 03:56 AM
GameSpot reviews are also out, here is the link (http://www.gamespot.com/search.html?tag=search%3Bbutton&om_act=convert&om_clk=search&qs=the+force+unleashed)...

Xbox 360 and PS3 rating: 7.5

Wii: 6.0

itsame
09-15-2008, 04:16 AM
IGN 7.3

Nicomon
09-15-2008, 01:44 PM
Gametrailers.com gave TFU 6.9 on it's video review. (360 & PS3)

Boba Rhett
09-16-2008, 01:00 AM
Lists massively updated.

Rabish Bini
09-16-2008, 03:15 AM
Metacritic.com (http://www.metacritic.com/games/platforms/xbox360/starwarstheforceunleashed) gave the 360 version a 71 out of 100, but it's a bunch of reviews, and there's heaps of different reviews on that site. The highest it got was 91.

Prime
09-16-2008, 01:43 PM
I haven't read many reviews, but from what I gather talking to people is that it is a reasonably fun game, but nowhere near in the same realm as the JK series.

A glorified RotS game?

Hawwi Joshe
09-16-2008, 02:32 PM
Not sure if you want to count this, but the show X-Play on G4 TV gave TFU a 2/5 stars on the 360 (which I'm sure their score would be the same on the PS3).

Drunkside
09-16-2008, 02:33 PM
What seems curious to me, is that no one seems to remember battlefront 2, which was released withing 5 years, is a console game and pretty good... I actually still play it with my friends (dont have it myself, but a couple of them do). Dunno but i just found that odd...

But i trust in the wiseness of Pelit, thats actually the most neutrally crtical game magazine i have ever read... A shame that i had to stop ordering it, was too expensive. If its 85, its worth playing. Never let me down.

Astor
09-16-2008, 02:34 PM
What seems curious to me, is that no one seems to remember battlefront 2, which was released withing 5 years, is a console game and pretty good... I actually still play it with my friends (dont have it myself, but a couple of them do). Dunno but i just found that odd...

What's that got to do with TFU reviews?

LordOfTheFish
09-16-2008, 07:59 PM
After playing my new copy, I will say it's far better then Battlefront 2.

Rabish Bini
09-17-2008, 02:39 AM
After playing my new copy, I will say it's far better then Battlefront 2.
Then that means it's awesome, I thought Battlefront II was a brilliant game.

Drunkside
09-17-2008, 01:41 PM
What's that got to do with TFU reviews?

Yeah that was quite stupidly said by me... I should have quoted the post that i was referring to... just didnt notice there being two pages:lol:

Nadreth
09-22-2008, 11:27 AM
I played the X-Box 360 version and I'll be honest - I'm addicted to watching the cut scenes over and over again. The dark side ending was particulaly amusing.

So all in all I would give it a 91% - it's officially my second favorite game.

My first favorite of course being KOTOR. :D

Rabish Bini
09-22-2008, 10:20 PM
I played the X-Box 360 version and I'll be honest - I'm addicted to watching the cut scenes over and over again. The dark side ending was particulaly amusing.

So all in all I would give it a 91% - it's officially my second favorite game.

My first favorite of course being KOTOR. :D
Please don't type in red, it hurts my eyes on the background, not to mention it's hard to read.

Anywho, Metacritic upgradedTFU's score from 71 to 72 :D

Zerimar Nyliram
10-08-2008, 09:34 PM
You know what fundamental component I just realized this game is missing? Force pull! It sure would have been nice to have been able to disarm enemies, or to pull in that nearby holocron once within a reasonable range.

Darth Eclipse
10-09-2008, 08:56 AM
Yeah, that could have been you hold left trigger and then press "a" on 360 and "x" on PS3.

tk102
10-09-2008, 09:37 PM
Zero Punctuation review of TFU for Wii. (http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/zero-punctuation/251-Star-Wars-The-Force-Unleashed) :D

Thanks anonymous for this one.

TheChosen0ne
08-19-2009, 03:22 PM
I Played it on the PS2 and it was a great game... beat it in 3 days though...

Kurgan
11-03-2009, 11:08 PM
For reviews of the newly released PC version, please see THIS thread (http://lucasforums.com/showthread.php?t=201353).