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Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith is action Licensed Game developed by The Collective Inc. studio and published by LucasArts for the Playstation 2, Xbox, GBA and Nintendo DS.

Based on the movie of the same name, the player controls both Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker and follows the events of the movie rather loosely including bits not present in the original plot, such as an completely different ending. The combat is a hack n' slash type of game with an experience system that allows players to spend XP to increase their powers. It also offers a multiplayer mode with a Fighting Game mode pitting characters in light saber duels including Darth Vader and Ben Kenobi from the A New Hope era.


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  • Adaptational Badass:
    • The LM-432 crab droid seen in the movie could be easily destroyed by climbing over it and shooting its head a few times. Here, its even bigger in size and takes several lightsaber slashes to bring it down.
    • Cin Drallig was just one extra that Anakin quickly cut down in the Jedi Temple massacre. Here, he serves as a boss to Anakin and display lightning-like reflexes and speed.
    • Nute Gunray pilots his own ship and puts up a fight against Anakin instead of begging for his life like he did in the movie.
    • As soon as he turns to the Dark Side, Anakin is capable of casting force lightning, something he never learned and he can do as Darth Vader, which is impossible because of his artificial limbs and his life support armor.
  • Adaptation Expansion: The game expands considerably on the action set pieces to the point of making completely original content.
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  • Adaptational Villainy: Anakin Skywalker is made even more cold and heartless than he was in the movie. Whereas he originally show shreds of remorse for the terrible things he had to do, in this game he acts like a Smug Snake who cackles maniacally as he kills Jedi in the temple.
  • Action Girl: Serra Keto, Cin Dralling's dual-wielding Padawan.
  • Ambiguous Situation: Yoda and Padmé in the evil ending. Its unclear if Yoda survived his duel with Palpatine or not (its implied that he didn't since the Emperor tells Anakin that "There are none left to oppose us") and given Padmé's complete absence in the story, its unknown if she managed to give birth to Luke and Leia. She presumably did appear in the sections of the story that just weren't shown, meaning that with no one left to take her to Polis Massa, Luke and Leia probably will not be born.
  • Ascended Extra: Cin Drallig was seen being murdered in the recordings of the Jedi Temple's massacre. He gets devoted an entire level in this game for Anakin to dispatch.
  • Alternate Self: Darth Vader and Ben Kenobi from A New Hope are playable alongside their younger counterparts.
  • Awesome, but Impractical: General Grievous in the fighting mode. He has four lightsabers, uses a blaster as a charged attack and has a cool grappling move. With that said, he is incapable of using any special powers like Force Heal like the Jedi and Sith opponents.
  • The Bad Guy Wins: In the final (non-canon) level, in which you play as Vader fighting Obi-Wan in the final duel, he does not get crippled and kills Kenobi. Palpatine declares that there is none left to oppose them (meaning Yoda possibly died). However, after Palpatine hands Vader his new weapon, a red lightsaber, Vader stabs Palpatine and declares himself the new emperor.
    "No... The galaxy belongs to me...!"
  • Boss Banter: Plenty of it during duels. There is even some original banter between Grievous, Count Dooku and Darth Vader.
  • Boss Game: The levels get shorter and shorter, and increasingly focus on you vs. one enemy, to the point of being a Fighting Game with a few short hallways between arenas.
  • Canon Foreigner: Cin Drallig's apprentice Serra Keto is the only character created specifically for the game.
  • Carry a Big Stick: Neimodian brutes wield big steel maces.
  • Cut His Heart Out with a Spoon: Grievous tells his opponents that he will enjoy peeling the flesh off their bones.
  • Dies Differently in Adaptation: Most of the bosses, such as Count Dooku, General Grievous, and Mace Windu are killed by being stabbed with a lightsaber instead of how they died in the movie. Possibly justified, as this game was released before the movie and the developers didn't want to spoil the movie.
  • Downer Ending: The "Ultimate Revenge of the Sith" alternate ending - Vader kills Obi-Wan, and Palpatine declares that there is none left to oppose them (meaning Yoda possibly died). However, after Palpatine hands Vader his new weapon, a red lightsaber, Vader stabs Palpatine and declares himself the new emperor. And because Obi-Wan is dead, Padmé would not be able to be taken to Polis Massa, and Luke and Leia would never have been born. And thus, the Jedi are completely dead.
    • Equally as bad, Anakin could recover Padme, take her to Coruscant and the twins would be born there, changing their destinies from being the future heroes of the Rebellion to being the heirs of the Galactic Empire and indoctrinated into the ways of the Sith Lords.
  • Duel Boss: Most boss fights are against lightsaber users. The only ones that break the mould in this game are the Crab droids, a Republic gunship, and Viceroy Gunray's shuttle.
  • Giant Enemy Crab: Obi-Wan fights against two crab droids during the Battle of Utapau.
  • Giant Mook: Clone blaze troopers, Separatist grapple droids, and Neimodian and Jedi brutes make up the big, strong but slow type of enemies.
  • The Ghost: Despite being the key reason for Anakin's fall from grace, Padmé is completely absent in the PS2 and Xbox versions of the game (she is present in the GBA and DS versions). She can be seen from stock footage from the movie and during one of Boss Banter lines in the final battle, Anakin can be heard screaming "You turned Padmé against me!" to Obi-Wan.
  • Finishing Move: Literally one of the moves available to end an enemy low on health. It tends to kill mooks rather instantly.
  • Heal Thyself: While there are few health kits laying around, its possible for characters to use Force Heal and regenerate lost health at the expense of their Force bar.
  • Hero Antagonist: Once Anakin becomes evil, the Jedi Temple defenders, Serra Keto and Cin Drallig become this trope as Order 66 is announced. Obi-Wan also serves as the final boss in the evil ending.
  • Jedi Mind Trick: Jedi characters have the ability to perform this mid-combat, which can temporarily turn mooks to their side and stun enemies in duels. It has no effect in clone assassins.
  • Kung Fu-Proof Mook: The clone assassins fought by Obi-Wan in "Aftermath in the Temple" are so fast that they can dodge pretty much all their strikes and are invulnerable to Jedi Mind Trick.
  • Mighty Glacier: Grievous plays like this in multiplayer. He hits hard and can temporarily spout an additional set of arms to perform his signature quadruple wielding lightsaber style, but his swings are slow and highly telegraphed.
  • Pintsized Powerhouse: Yoda, naturally. Sadly he is unplayable during Multiplayer mode and is only available in his own stand-alone extra mission where he must survive against a clone invasion.
  • Shock and Awe: All Sith characters use Force Lightning, even Anakin gains this ability over the course of the story mode replacing the Jedi Mind Trick.
  • The Smurfette Principle: Serra Keto is the only female character in the game, period. She is the only playable one and the only one featured in the story, due to Padmé being The Ghost.
  • The Starscream: Anakin in the dark side ending where he kills Palpatine and usurps the Empire for himself.
  • The Unfought: Palpatine appears during the cutscenes, but he is never present in actual gameplay except for the evil ending.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Several Padawans are clearly teenagers and Anakin has no hesitation in cutting them down.
  • Wrestler in All of Us: Grievous's grappling move has him lifting his opponent and breaking their backs over his shoulder.
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