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Star Wars: The Old Republic - PC
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- Define Your Star Wars Saga - Choose from one of eight iconic roles
- Choose the Light or Dark Side - Meaningful choices throughout your journey will determine the light or dark side
- Adventure with Companions - Build or break meaningful relationships with your companions
- Engage in Heroic Star Wars Combat - Fight against reactive enemies battles
- Pilot Your Personal Starship - Earn your own ship which is your base of operations
- Discover a Fully Featured MMO and much more
- An interactive storyline with cinematic dialogue and full voiceover for all in-game characters
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Star Wars: The Old Republic is a Massively Multiplayer Online Role-playing Game (MMORPG) for the PC gaming platform, set in the Star Wars universe. The first game of its kind, in it players choose from either the Galactic Republic or Sith faction, create a character, and along with a multitude of fans playing from all over the world, explore the fictional historic period of the Old Republic, as the Jedi confront the resurgent Sith Empire. Players can assume one of many races through their character, visit multiple planets, pilot spacecraft, utilize advanced dialog options in-game, take advantage of AI companions for gathering and crafting tasks and more.
Your Personal Star Wars Saga Begins
Play Star Wars: The Old Republic and be the hero of your own Star Wars saga in a story-driven massively-multiplayer online (MMO) game from BioWare and LucasArts. Explore an age thousands of years before the rise of Darth Vader when war between the Old Republic and the Sith Empire divides the galaxy.
Choose to be a Jedi, a Sith, or one of a variety of other classic Star Wars roles, and make decisions which define your personal story and determine your path down the light or dark side of the Force. Along the way you will befriend courageous companions who will fight at your side or possibly betray you based on your actions. Together you will battle enemies in dynamic Star Wars combat and team up with other players to overcome incredible challenges.
Key Game Features
- Define Your Star Wars Saga - Choose from one of eight iconic roles and become the hero of your personal Star Wars saga - an interactive storyline with cinematic dialogue and full voiceover for all in-game characters
- Choose the Light or the Dark Side - Meaningful choices throughout your journey will determine your path down the light or dark side of the Force
- Adventure with Companions - Build or break meaningful relationships with your companions as they join in your journeys and fight at your side
- Engage in Heroic Star Wars Combat - Fight against reactive enemies in dynamic lightsaber duels, cantina shoot-outs, and large-scale multi-player battles
- Pilot Your Personal Starship - Earn your own ship which is your base of operations as you explore the galaxy and participate in epic space combat
- Discover a Fully Featured MMO - Join your friends and experience player vs. player Warzones, multi-player flashpoints, multi-group operations, guilds, auction houses, crafting, mounts, and much more
Minimum System Requirements
- OS: Windows XP (SP3)/ Vista / Windows 7
- Processor: AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 4000 or better / Intel Core 2 Duo Processor 2.0 Ghz or better
- RAM: Windows XP - 1.5 GB, Windows Vista and Windows 7 - 2 GB, PCs using a built-in graphical chipset - 2 GB recommended
- Video Card: ATI X1800 or better*, nVidia 7800 or better*, Intel 4100 Integrated Graphics or better*
- DVD-ROM: 8x or better
Robust list of character classes.
Robust menus and maps.
Heroic Star Wars combat.
Space flight and combat.
* Minimum of 256 MB of onboard RAM and Shader 3.0 or better support.
Platform: PC | Edition: Standard Edition
Top Customer Reviews
MMO titles go through many iterations. The most difficult time for an MMO is almost always at launch. When Warcraft launched, it included 60 levels and two raids (MC + Onyxia had been created for launch but not enabled, wowiki more or less agrees). The equipment didn't look exciting and the world was quite small compared with its size today. Before purchasing SWTOR, it is important to realize that the title is at this point in its evolution.
These games go through many iterations. Part of the reason we pay a monthly subscription fee is because the game never stops being developed. Our monthly dues ensure that many of the features that didn't make it into the launch are developed later. Bioware has focused exclusively on core game play features, steadfastly refusing to be distracted that the fluff that will allow for a lush universe a couple of years from now. As a result, the game can tend to feel stripped down to its most basic elements if you are used to a seven year old game like WoW. If the bare-bones feeling of a new virtual world is a deal breaker for you, then seriously consider waiting until December 2012 before purchasing this game.
Many impressions around the internet include flaws from beta. These should be taken with a grain of salt. There were several different beta groups and all were testing different versions of the game's features in order to determine what would work best at launch.Read more ›
I will try to be as subjectively objective as I can. This is no Asheron's Call, Ultima Online, or Shadowbane. It is as much a theme park game as every other "AAA" MMO to come out in recent years. It looms as a shadow over other titles, such as Age of Conan or Star Trek Online. It is supremely better than anything modern except for the one dated title that everyone likes to compare it to... I won't even bother saying it because we all know which one. Does it share elements to this grossly successful "other" title? Of course it does. Just like "it" did, The Old Republic has copied elements from what worked in other, successful MMO titles. Is it a clone or a copy? I would have to say maybe, but it is something new and refreshing in many other ways. It is a theme park MMO... and that type of MMO hasn't changed much since Everquest (except to remove that pesky sandbox, which many of us still lament). Is it the be-all, end-all MMO... of course not. It has many flaws to rival it's merits.
Here's my quick breakdown:
1. Voice Acting is Sufficient. You won't hear anything as well-done as the Mass Effect series, but it is adequate... and in places, pretty good. It does have some good people, and that's where it shines. Nolan North is in it quite a bit, which alone means there's some good voice acting. The diversity and acting quality of a lot of the rest, however, is merely "adequate".
2. Stories are Adequate. The story lines in this game won't compete with a half-decent novel, but they are as entertaining as your run-of-the-mill prime time show.
3. Group Questing is Actually Entertaining. I have always hated being in a group for questing in any other MMO.Read more ›
- Are you a big Star Wars fan? If yes, go ahead and get it. It's a good Star Wars game.
- Are you new to the MMORPG genre? If yes, go ahead and get it. It's a good MMORPG.
- Did you play some other MMORPG, enjoyed it, and mostly just thought, "I wish this game could be exactly like it is now, except with more wookies"? If yes, go ahead and get it. It's got wookies.
- Did you quit your last MMORPG because you got tired of the gameplay? If yes, then you might give this game a pass, because it's really just more of the same, recast as Star Wars.
This is a good game. If you answered "yes" to any of my first three questions, don't even read the rest of this review. Just put it in your cart and click on to the ordering screen because I think you'll be pleased with it. If you answered "yes" to my final question, then read on and I'll explain why you might give this game a pass.
It's hard for me to not be a bit bitter about it because it's the same game I have been playing for roughly 10 years, with a few minor tweaks. (Where are the innovations?) That is, if you've played Warhammer, Rift, World of Warcraft, Everquest, etc, then you are already very familiar with what SWTOR is going to be like. There is very little truly new to the genre here. A bit more story based? Sure. A couple neat things with crafting and the "companion" system? Yeah. But basically you are playing the same game as that last MMORPG you played, whatever it was, except this time it's got more lightsabers in it. MMORPGs have been stuck in this rut for a long time. If you're new to the genre, hey, jump right in! It's a good rut, really.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Delivered quickly and accurately. Having crazy issues with the Launcher - this is a product complaint - certainly not an Amazon complaint.Published 4 hours ago by James M. Sensibaugh
I am really having lots of fun with this game, but to be honest it doesn't play as well as WOW. Lots of jitter and lags.Published 4 days ago by Scott D. Puryear
Hubby loves this product. It does take a lot of space on the computer but worth it to him.Published 28 days ago by Alysha
Great game. But don't waste your money. This game is free on the Star Wars The Old Republic website. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Rob
When I got this game, I didn't know at first it was a MMO game. I was under the impression that it had a single player set up. Read morePublished 1 month ago by C. Weaver
The game has an interesting story line but it plays like a single player game. It is almost impossible to die on a quest with your companion healing you so it gets extremely... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Al M.
The game is fun but like most people I downloaded the "free" version because of the sucker ad we see all over the internet. Once you are in everything cost real money. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Dale L Nuckles