Is It Time For EA and Lucasfilm To Reboot This Classic Star Wars Video Game Franchise?

| February 12, 2019

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One of my fondest video game memories was purchasing a copy of Star Wars Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II from RadioShack for $10 when I was a kid. It still stands as one of the best games I’ve played, along with its sequel Jedi Outcast. They were incredibly fun and surprisingly difficult, combining first and third-person shooter and sabre combat.

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