Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2002 video game)

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Star Wars: The Clone Wars
North American PS2 cover art
North American PS2 cover art
Developer(s) Pandemic Studios
Publisher(s) LucasArts
Engine Zero
Platform(s) GameCube
PS2
Xbox
Release date(s)
Genre(s) Action
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer

Star Wars: The Clone Wars is a video game developed by Pandemic Studios and published by LucasArts. Star Wars: The Clone Wars was released for the Nintendo GameCube on October 28, 2002, the PlayStation 2 on December 10, 2002, and the Xbox on April 22, 2003.

This game mostly consists of vehicular combat, although there are a few times on certain missions where the player controls Anakin Skywalker and Mace Windu. The main vehicles in this game (in order of most used to least used) are the IFT-X, the Republic Gunship, and the AT-XT (aka Republic Walker). The player plays as the Grand Army of the Republic throughout the game. Though, in the various multiplayer modes offered in the game, players may select vehicles from both the Republic Army and the Confederacy of Independent Systems Army.

CIS vehicles include the Hailfire droid, GAT, and the Armored Assault Tank (AAT).

Gameplay[edit]

The game is split up into two segments, vehicles and 3rd person Jedi fighting. The vehicle segments involve most vehicles from the Star Wars universe: STAPs, tanks, AATs, AT-XTs, and Republic gunships. The controls used involve primary and secondary fire, acceleration and a special ability that changes from vehicle to vehicle. The Jedi segments use basic lightsaber slashing and two force powers, which rely on a force power bar, lightsaber throw and force push.

Synopsis[edit]

The game begins with the Battle of Geonosis, and takes the player through the evacuation of Rhen Var, with the player leading the escape only minutes before the Separatist Army captures the planet.

The battle of Raxus Prime

One month after the Battle of Geonosis, the Republic detects unusual activity on Raxus Prime, and sends a strike force led by Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi to investigate the activity.

On arrival, they find Separatist forces at an excavation site. They send for reinforcements to take the planet. The Republic captures Raxus Prime, but during the battle, Anakin is captured by Count Dooku.

Anakin Skywalker is sent to Alaris Prime, the Kashyyyk moon, to be executed. Skywalker and the other prisoners are doomed to be killed by the Force Harvester, an ancient Sith weapon that drains the Force from all living things within its range. Anakin is able to escape his cell and call for help. The Republic arrives, rescues Anakin, and destroys the Separatist presence on Alaris Prime.

When Anakin returns to the Jedi Temple, Yoda and Mace Windu tell him and Obi-Wan of the Dark Reaper, an ancient Sith weapon built during the Great Sith War that was so powerful that none could withstand it. It required large amounts of energy to work, which the Force Harvester could provide. Windu then mentions that the Reaper was destroyed by a fallen Jedi Knight Ulic Qel-Droma, and the remains of the Sith weapon were scattered by the Jedi across the galaxy. To learn more about the Dark Reaper, Anakin and Obi-Wan lead Republic forces to Rhen Var to retake the planet from the Separtists. In an ancient tomb, Anakin meets the spirit of Ulic Qel-Droma, who teaches Anakin how to defeat the Dark Reaper and reveals the location of the Sith Weapon. With the Dark Reaper located on Thule, Anakin, Obi-Wan, and Windu lead Republic forces to Thule to prevent the Sith Weapon from being rebuilt.

When they reach Thule, a massive battle ensues. While the other Jedi and Republic forces battle the Separatist forces outside the Sith Temple in Theed, Anakin enters the temple and destroys the Dark Reaper. As Republic forces are leaving Thule after the battle, Windu claims that the battle has turned the tide of the war, but Yoda reminds him the war is far from over.

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
GameRankings (GC) 75.33%[1]
(Xbox) 74.74%[2]
(PS2) 70.46%[3]
Metacritic (GC) 73/100[4]
(PS2) 72/100[5]
(Xbox) 71/100[6]
Review scores
Publication Score
Edge 4/10[7]
Electronic Gaming Monthly (GC) 7/10[8]
(Xbox) 6.83/10[9]
Eurogamer 6/10[10]
Game Informer (Xbox) 8.5/10[11]
(GC) 8.25/10[12]
(PS2) 7.75/10[13]
GamePro (GC) 4/5 stars[14]
3/5 stars[15][16]
Game Revolution C+[17]
GameSpot 7.5/10[18][19]
(PS2) 7.3/10[20]
GameSpy (GC) 3.5/5 stars[21]
3/5 stars[22][23]
GameZone 8.5/10[24][25]
(Xbox) 7.5/10[26]
IGN (Xbox) 7.7/10[27]
7.6/10[28][29]
Nintendo Power 4/5[30]
Official PlayStation Magazine (US) 3/5 stars[31]
Official Xbox Magazine 7.8/10[32]
Entertainment Weekly B[33]
Maxim 8/10[34]

The game achieved mixed to positive reception on online gaming website reviews. GameRankings and Metacritic gave it a score of 75.33% and 73 out of 100 for the GameCube version;[1][4] 70.46% and 72 out of 100 for the PlayStation 2 version;[3][5] and 74.74% and 71 out of 100 for the Xbox version.[2][6]

References[edit]

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