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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.

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A Sith lord with his Twi'lek backup from Star Wars: The Old Republic
Serve the Dark or the light side of the Force.
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Maneuvering your Star Wars character through the game world in Star Wars: The Old Republic
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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
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The Bounty Hunter character class from Star Wars: The Old Republic
Robust list of character classes.
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An in-game map from Star Wars: The Old Republic
Robust menus and maps.
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Joining together to fight a large enemy in Star Wars: The Old Republic
Heroic Star Wars combat.
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Space combat from Star Wars: The Old Republic
Space flight and combat.
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* Minimum of 256 MB of onboard RAM and Shader 3.0 or better support.

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review by . December 16, 2011
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I got to play the Thanksgiving beta weekending with TOR, and loved it. Then I bought a copy and finally got my early access today. Yay, me! So what do I have to say about this?    I've been playing MMORPG games for a few years now. Like many, my first time was with "EverQuest", but I didn't play it long. I finally got back into the genre with "World of Warcraft" back in 2008 and loved it to death. I still play daily. Since then I've also dabbled in "Lego Universe" and "DC Universe …
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