Star Wars video games: A visual history

We recap the last 27 years of video games based on George Lucas's enormously influential Star Wars franchise.

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Lucas applies the movie's multimedia strategy to gaming with Shadows of the Empire (N64, PC), which for the first time chronicles a story sandwiched between Empire and Jedi. It features Dash Rendar, a Rebel agent who thwarts criminal overlord Prince Xizor from replacing Darth Vader at the Emperor's side and ending the Rebel Alliance. Shadows arrives with an accompanying novel, comic, soundtrack, and toys.

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