ⓘ Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones (video game)


ⓘ Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones (video game)

Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones is a video game based on the film of the same name. The game was first announced by THQ and LucasArts in early February 2002, months prior to the films release.


1. Gameplay

Over the course of eleven levels, the player is able to play as three of the films main protagonists: Obi-Wan Kenobi, Mace Windu and Anakin Skywalker. They are also able to fight various enemies, as well as bosses such as Count Dooku and Jango Fett. The games plot covers important events from Attack of the Clones such as Anakin battling the Sand People, Obi-Wan tracking Jango and his son Boba, and the Jedi Orders climatic battle with Dooku and the Separatists.

The levels play across planets from the film including Tatooine, Coruscant and Geonosis, and can differ in terms of gameplay. Most levels are played in a 2D side-scrolling beat em up manner on foot, in which the players lightsaber can be used for slashing and deflection attacks. Some levels play out as 3D first-person vehicular chase sequences, such as the speeder chase through Coruscant in pursuit of bounty hunter Zam Wesell early in the film.


2. Reception

The game was met with generally negative reception. Reasons include its control issues, simple difficulty, poor level designs and dated password system. Game Informer gave it an abysmal 1 out of 10, calling it "the dark side of gaming." The game so far has a score of 38.89% from GameRankings and 38 out of 100 from Metacritic. However, a few reviewers, including IGN, thought the game was fine and gave a more forgiving review of it.