Star Wars: The Clone Wars takes place shortly after the events in Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones. The game mostly consists of piloting vehicles and fighting on foot in a third person perspective. Players usually control Anakin Skywalker and Mace Windu. The main vehicles in the game are the IFT-X, the Republic Gunship, and the AT-XT (Republic Walker). Throughout the game, players play as the Grand Army of the Republic, starting where Episode II left off during the Battle of Geonosis, becoming part of the expanded universe of the Star Wars saga. The multiplayer mode allows players to play as either the Republic Army or as the Separatists.
Plot. In Geonosis, Anakin Skywalker, Padme Amidala and Obi-Wan Kenobi have been captured by Count Dooku and sentenced to death. The Jedi Council prepares a plan to rescue them, and Mace Windu has enlisted a legion of Jedi Knights to complete the mission. Mace also leads an army of clones, to turn the tides of the battle. Count Dooku escapes after a grueling battle with Anakin, Obi-Wan and Yoda, but this is only the beginning of the Clone Wars. A month has passed since the Battle of Geonosis, and the Republic detects strange activities that the Separatists are behind of. Now, Anakin, Obi-Wan and the Jedi must find out what the Separatists are up to and ruin their plans.
Some missions, you can play as Mace Windu and while in most you can play as Anakin Skywalker in several missions such as escaping from the Force Harvester in Kashyyyk, and fighting against behemoth ships as well, which at times can be tough.
Concept. The purpose of the game is to guide the Anakin, Mace, and even the clone army to fight against the Separatists on 16 different missions. Players must fight throughout Geonosis, Rhen Var, Alaris Prime, and Thule, battling many enemies and bosses. The final boss of the game is the Dark Reaper, which is an unforgivingly powerful weapon that can cause great harm.
Design. Graphics are computer generated, and the design features a third person Jedi combat on foot and also vehicle segments. Some scenarios in the game have advanced graphics, which looks like a CGI movie and it is very well made. The game also features some voice acting, with the voice actors from the Clone Wars 2003 cartoon.
Rantings. Sometimes the bosses can be very tough, especially the Dark Reaper. In Hard Mode, it took me many tries to manage to beat the game, which was very nerve-wrecking. Also, I feel that the game was a little bit too short, and it needed more storyline as well. The camera controls can be excruciating as well. Another thing that bothered me is that some characters from the movie were excluded.
Good Aspects. The game has some music from the movies, which was a great idea. Also, the game's replay value is pretty moderate, and multiplayer is fun to play as well. This is a very good Star Wars game to play, and in my opinion better than the game based on the CGI cartoon, which me and my older brother didn't like too much.
Overall. This is one of my favorite Star Wars games. My final score for this game is a 7 out of 10.