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Darth Vader is the well-known main antagonist of the classic Star Wars Trilogy and was featured in over 20 video games starting with Star Wars on the NES by Namco back in 1987. A 2D platformer game relative loosely based on the classic movies and a very difficult Darth Vader as the final boss.

Darth Vader is also playable a few times like in Star Wars: Masters of Teräs Käsi (1997), the first Star Wars based fighting game. Darth Vader is also the main antagonist of both Star Wars: The Force Unleashed games.  

He is playable in multiple more crossover and spinoff Star Wars games, and had also a prominent role as a guest character in SoulCalibur IV (2008) . The currently latest game with Darth Vader is so upcoming Star Wars Battlefront (2015).


Darth Vader from Star Wars in Video Games: an Overview

Charactername: Darth Vader   Developed /Created by George Lucas / LucasArts, many different game companies
Gameseries: Star Wars Video games and Crossovers    First seen on: NES
First Game: Star Wars by Namco on NES    Year first seen in: 1987
Last Game: Star Wars Battlefront (2015)    Birthplace:  
Role(s) and Characteristics: Main Antagonist, Boss, sometimes playable    Weapons or Martial Arts Style: Light Saber
Additional Tags:     Similar Characters:  
Has Relations to: Annakin Skywalker   See also:  



Official Game Art like promotional  video game Illustrations of Darth Vader

Darth Vader Star Wars Battlefront Official Game Art

Star Wars Battlefront (2015)

Darth Vader Star Wars The Force Unleashed Official Art

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed (2008)

Darth Vader SoulCalibur IV Official Art Render

SoulCalibur IV (2008)




Darth Vader in Game-Art-HQ Art Projects


Darth Vader is not yet a part of a Game-Art-HQ Community Art Collaboration


Selected Fan Art and Cosplay Photos of Darth Vader related to Video games




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