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STAR WARS: SHADOWS OF THE EMPIRE

3.9 out of 5
9 User Ratings
5 Stars
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A new threat has arisen. As Dash Rendar, it's up to you to protect Luke Skywalker and help the Alliance. May the Force be with you!
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About STAR WARS: SHADOWS OF THE EMPIRE

About this game

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…

As Luke Skywalker and the Rebel Alliance struggle to defeat Darth Vader and the Empire, a new threat arises. Dark Prince Xizor, head of the Black Sun crime syndicate, aspires to take Darth Vader's place at the Emperor's side. To do that, he must eliminate young Skywalker. As Dash Rendar, it's up to you to protect Luke and help the Alliance defeat the evil Xizor. Watch out for infamous bounty hunters and deadly stormtroopers! May the Force be with you!

Key Features

  • A gripping new plotline, with new characters and environments...find out what happened between Star Wars™ The Empire Strikes Back™ and Star Wars™ Return of the Jedi™.


  • Five gameplay modes - in a variety of vehicles and spacecraft - from the heavily armored Outrider, to snowspeeders, hovertrains, jet packs, and speeder bikes.


  • Action-packed Star Wars™ locales - including Mos Eisley and the ice planet Hoth. New locales, like the sewers of Imperial City, Xizor's palace, Gall Spaceport and the dreaded junkyards of Ord Mantel.

Game Details

Release Date:
September 16, 1997
Developer:
LucasArts
Publishers:
Disney Interactive
LucasArts
Rating:
Supported Languages:
English
Franchise:
Star Wars
Genres:
Action
Adventure
Themes:
Space
Classic
Feature:
Partial Controller Support

Product Requirements

Minimum:

  • OS: Windows 7 / 8 / 10
  • Processor: 1.8 GHz Processor
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: DirectX 9.0c Compatible Video Card w/ 256 MB RAM
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Storage: 329 MB available space

STAR WARS: SHADOWS OF THE EMPIRE Statistics

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~2 Hours
3.85%
~4 Hours
23.08%
~8 Hours
11.54%
~12 Hours
23.08%
~20 Hours
26.92%
~40 Hours
3.85%
~60 Hours
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>= 80 Hours
7.69%
Achievement Hunter?
7.69% of players played this game for >= 80 Hours!

Difficulty Statistics

Difficulty Rating

Simple
2.22%
Easy
4.44%
Just Right
46.67%
Tough
37.78%
Unforgiving
8.89%
Relax & enjoy! 46.67%  of players consider this game to be Just Right

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Play Behaviour

Tried It
20.48%
Played It
22.89%
Halfway
7.23%
Beat It
28.92%
Conquered It
20.48%
Completionist! 20.48%  of players have Conquered It

STAR WARS: SHADOWS OF THE EMPIRE User Reviews

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User Rating

Average score from 9 ratings
78% of users would recommend this.
3.9

User Ratings Breakdown

5 Stars
33%
5 Stars
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4 Stars
33%
4 Stars
33%
3 Stars
22%
3 Stars
22%
2 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Stars
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Recommended

2rabbit
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The game itself isn't bad. There are some awkward artifacts from its original design as an N64 game, like the incredibly cumbersome control scheme (by default you have to hold V to aim in third person, but there's no crosshair or reticle), and the entirely bizarre array of camera angle options you can switch between. The biggest issue, however, is display. Out of the box, the game stretches cinematics and runs them off-center of screen (not just slightly too high or low, but way up in the corner while actual gameplay fills the screen). This is solved relatively easily with the dgVoodoo2 wrapper, but it's unfortunate that you have to jump through these hoops to fix the game.
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Recommended

Had this game since the N64 days
Verified purchase
I love this game, I had to rebuy it on PC. Control are hit and miss. Also I heard the PC version had 2 bonus levels not included on the N64 version. For this price point, this is a steal!
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Classic

A1PLAYERHERO
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It's a classic! Great Star Wars game with a great story!
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Frequently Asked Questions

Somewhere in the middle. 47% of GameFAQs users said the difficulty is Just Right. 47% of GameFAQs users said STAR WARS: SHADOWS OF THE EMPIRE is Tough or Unforgiving.
According to ACB, STAR WARS: SHADOWS OF THE EMPIRE is suitable for players aged 20 and above.
Yes, STAR WARS: SHADOWS OF THE EMPIRE is not fully Steam Deck Verified but the publisher says it is "Playable" on Steam Deck.
  • This game's default graphics configuration performs well on Steam Deck
  • This game shows Steam Deck controller icons
  • Some in-game text is small and may be difficult to read
  • This game's launcher/setup tool may require the touchscreen or virtual keyboard, or have difficult to read text
  • Some functionality is not accessible when using the default controller configuration, requiring use of the touchscreen or virtual keyboard, or a community configuration
  • This game supports Steam Deck's native display resolution but does not set it by default and may require you to configure the display resolution manually
Minimum:
  • OS: Windows 7 / 8 / 10
  • Processor: 1.8 GHz Processor
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: DirectX 9.0c Compatible Video Card w/ 256 MB RAM
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Storage: 329 MB available space
The average playtime for GameFAQs users is 19 hours. 62% of users played STAR WARS: SHADOWS OF THE EMPIRE for over 12 hours.
78% of Fanatical users recommend STAR WARS: SHADOWS OF THE EMPIRE. The average review score is 3.9/5
STAR WARS: SHADOWS OF THE EMPIRE was released on September 16, 1997
STAR WARS: SHADOWS OF THE EMPIRE is published by Disney Interactive and LucasArts
STAR WARS: SHADOWS OF THE EMPIRE was developed by LucasArts
Yes, Fanatical users tagged STAR WARS: SHADOWS OF THE EMPIRE as Action
Yes, Fanatical users tagged STAR WARS: SHADOWS OF THE EMPIRE as Adventure
Yes, Fanatical users tagged STAR WARS: SHADOWS OF THE EMPIRE as Space

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