- 8MB RAM
- 3.5MB HDD space
- MS DOS 5.0
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Last week I played a game that was completely new to me (Alien Odyssey), so this week I am playing Dark Forces, a game which I know very well. I purchased Dark Forces new when it was originally released and played it through to completion. Since that time, I have played a number of custom levels, the sequel Jedi Knight, and Jedi Knight's sequels Jedi Outcast and Jedi Academy. So it is accurate to say I am familiar with this game and I am also a fan. I'm really looking forward to going back and playing it again for RPDG.com. For this playthrough, I'll be playing the Steam version, which means I'll be playing the original vanilla version through DOSBox. I won't be using any modern updates or mods, of which there are many. If you are interested, the most popular update for Dark Forces is the DarkXL engine, which can be found at its's website: XLengine.com.
Dark Forces is an FPS (first person shooter) set in the Star Wars universe just prior to the events of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. To read about its development, my impressions on a playthrough, and my thoughts in a review at the end, read on!