Jade Empire

a.k.a. Jade Empire: Special Edition

published by 2K Games in 2007-02-26, developed by BioWare / LTI Gray Matter, running on Windows
type: action/reflex, beat 'em up, fighting, shooter, adventure, role-play
genre: Fantasy, Martial arts, Wǔshù
perspective: 3rd person
player options: single player
languages: eng

Personal review

This is a light RPG based around Chinese lore with heavy emphasis in combat. You can learn different martial arts, weapon and magic styles to take down your foes. There are plenty of interesting characters to meet and a variety of combat styles.


(cjlee001) - # 2007-01-02 17:31:52

Official description

The Rich Tapestry of Jade Empire Will Soon Be Yours to Explore

Step into the role of an aspiring martial arts master and follow the path of the Open Palm or Closed Fist. In this multi-award-winning action-RPG, your choices and actions will determine the fate of an empire. Will you prevent the destruction of this beautiful land or crush it beneath your heel? Are you a warrior who uses strength and fighting mastery to bring peace, or will your power bring pain and ruin?

The choice is yours.

The Original Masterpiece

* An incredible, engaging story that makes you the noble hero...or the treacherous villain!
* A wealth of fascinating characters to interact with
* Beautiful, mysterious lands to explore, discover, and save... or conquer
* A rich blend of roleplaying and exciting real-time combat

Enhanced for the PC

* Customizable, intuitive controls including support for game-pads and keyboard/mouse
* Increased graphics resolutions and new visual effects
* New monsters and enemies
* New fighting styles
* Improved combat AI and difficulty levels
* New world map interface
Bioware - # 2007-10-17 15:11:08 - official description - source


Minimum requirements:
* Windows XP
* Pentium 4 1.8 GHz or Athlon XP 1800+
* 512 MB RAM
* 8 GB free HD space
* GeForce 6200 or Radeon 9500
Sanguine # 2007-10-17 15:15:36

Comments (2)

combat styles - fights will be quite drawn out if you don't swap between two or more styles somewhat frequently.
group-subset - only one of your many followers can actively follow you around, the rest remain at the camps or whatever.
moral choices - the ways of open palm and close fist.

anticipatory sightings - specifically the often repeated dialog about some quirk many see in your style about a hole in your defence that isn't there.

Sanguine # 2010-01-07 03:25:48
2007-02-27 on Steam, by 2K Games (lang: eng, fre, ger, ita, spa)
Sanguine # 2009-09-06 10:33:37

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