Classic FPS Star Wars: Dark Forces has gotten a properly deserved glow-up

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It’s okay everybody, name off the search. I’ve discovered my Christmas game. LucasArts shooter Star Wars: Dark Forces has been given a contemporary makeover by The Force Engine mission, and so they’ve simply launched model 1.0 to the general public after three years’ work. During that point, the crew’s reverse engineered Dark Forces and added a complete bunch of mod-cons, similar to assist for contemporary excessive resolutions and mouse-look. The mission even has a trailer, which you’ll be able to watch under.

Star Wars: Dark Forces was the daybreak of a complete sequence of Star Wars shooters on PC.

Dark Forces was launched in 1995, and used the Jedi engine. Its twenty first century substitute lets gamers do fancy issues similar to play the game on an ultrawide monitor, and has high quality of life enhancements together with an aiming reticle, autorun, and higher AI for Boba Fett. The Force Engine additionally permits you to bump that unique 320×200 decision all the best way as much as 4K, and there’s even controller assist, for those who like. Of course, you have to your individual copy of the unique game to get issues working. You can learn extra about model 1.0 of the Force Engine here.

The Force Engine crew say they’re persevering with to work on the mission, with assist for one more Jedi engine game, Outlaws, coming in model 2.0. I nonetheless keep in mind the primary time I performed Dark Forces, on a demo PC behind HMV in York once I was about 10. I wasn’t superb at it again then, if I recall appropriately. I by no means performed it once more, however did get pleasure from Kyle Katarn’s adventures in Jedi Outcast years later. It’s thrilling to get the possibility to have one other go along with Dark Forces practically thirty years later however with the form of options you’d simply count on from a shooter in 2022.

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Star Wars: Dark Forces is on the market on Steam and GOG for £5/$6/€5, and GOG at the moment have it at 65% off of their Winter Sale. You can obtain model 1.0 of the Force Engine here.

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