Star Wars: Jedi Knight II – Jedi Outcast (Video Game)

Star Wars: Jedi Knight II - Jedi Outcast

[Note: There are some personally-tested Player Tips at the end of the review!]

 

Well, this is a very minor point, but just to get it out of the way we do have to mention that some of the graphics— while good— are not quite as photorealistic as everyone’s used to these days (especially in the video clip cut scenes… this game was originally released in early 2002, after all); but they can be tweaked to look much better through the game’s options menu.

That said, the game itself is so good that it has actually been officially recognized as one of the top 5 best Star Wars computer games ever.

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(Screencap Credits: Ember)

When Star Wars: Jedi Knight II – Jedi Outcast opens, your character Kyle Katarn is not (or, rather, no longer) a Jedi; until the Jedi Trial before the third mission, you don’t have Force powers or a Lightsaber, and must rely on blasters (both your original ones and new ones that you’ll get from gun racks and defeated enemies), three different kinds of detonation devices, and special items that you pick up along the way (like light-enhancing goggles, healing bacta, and etc.). And even after the Jedi Trial, many of those weapons and items will still be necessary.

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(Screencap Credits: Ember)

Outcast‘s plotline is great, and the missions are amazingly large, long, and complex— making for many hours of challenging and quite engaging gameplay. And along with plenty of action, all of the missions— and even the final battle— also make you think, using a very realistic amount of wits, strategy, tactics, and logic to get through, just as you would have to do in real life.

In all, this excellent title is indeed one of the best Star Wars games ever made, and we definitely recommend it!

Our rating for the Star Wars: Jedi Knight II – Jedi Outcast video game:
5 & 1/3 Stars. 5 & 1/3 Stars

Player Tips:

#1: Use the Fast Lightsaber fighting style from as soon as you unlock it until the last boss fight (where you might want to use the Strong style instead).

And #2: Whenever you fight a Sith, crouch! (Yes, seriously — it greatly reduces your target area, making yourself much easier to defend, and it also allows you to come up underneath your enemies’ defenses. Plus, it makes the boss fights a lot easier, too!)

Have fun!

There are 1-3 instances of D*** (one is in a video cut scene, and the other two depend on how many enemy conversations you listen to).

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