LucasArts, Inc.’s Star Wars: The Force Unleashed is a game that lets players take on the role of Darth Vader’s secret apprentice, Galen. Even at a young age, Galen (codenamed Starkiller) was already strong in The Force and instead of being killed like his father, he was brought up and trained by Darth Vader.
In the game, Galen undertakes missions in different locations in the galaxy, and faces many challenges, including facing enemies of varied skills levels. For every enemy fought and killed, players gain experience points; and after a certain amount of points is achieved, they move up a level. Moving up means being able upgrade abilities, including combos, powers in the Force, and general attributes, such as defense or health. During gameplay, players can also pick up objects called Jedi Holocrons, which awards them with experience points. Players can also gather items that might be of use to them.
Objects in the environment can likewise display characteristics that reflect those in real life, such as getting bent or broken, which gamers can use to their advantage – or in some instances, may be otherwise.
Using their lightsabers and skills in Force Push, Force Grip, Force Lightning, Force Repulse, and combo moves, players grow stronger throughout Star Wars: The Force Unleashed and, in the end, they have to make a choice on whether to kill Emperor Palpatine or Darth Vader.