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|From acclaimed developers Raven Software comes the sequel to the third-person adventure title Jedi Knight. Taking place several years after the first title, the game's protagonist Kyle Katarn has forsaken the Force, for fear of succumbing to the lure of the Dark Side. As a new threat to the galaxy emerges he is forced to once again take up arms and make use of the power that almost destroyed him. Having allowed his powers to languish over time, Kyle can initially only make use of standard weapons, which include the blaster, stormtrooper rifle, and bowcaster. Soon however, he is able to wield a lightsaber; the Jedi weapon of choice.|
With it, Kyle is able to deflect laser shots and deal out considerable damage in melee combat. It can even be thrown at distant enemies. As you progress through the title, Force powers such as those made famous in the movie trilogy are learned and include: Jump, Push, Pull, Speed, Heal, Grip, Mind Trick, and Lightning. Morale also plays a significant role in the game. A group of enemies without their commander will be reluctant to fight a Jedi, and some may even flee. Attacking with a projectile weapon for example, will be far less intimidating than liberally using your Force powers and lightsaber.
Locales to be traversed consist of a mixture of both old and new. Familiar worlds, such as Nar Shaddaa, Yavin 4, and Cloud City, are featured in the title, along with all-new locations.
The multiplayer component features an array of modes, from the standard Deathmatch and Capture-the-flag to all-new ones such as Holocrom and Jedi Master. The former scatters Jedi powers (in the form of power-up icons) around each level, allowing players to collect and use them as they desire. When killed however, a player will forfeit all the Force powers he has obtained up to that point. The Jedi Master mode sees one player marked as the Jedi Master. Only he can wield the Force, and only he can gain points. The objective here is to kill the Jedi Master and usurp his power, in turn making you the only person capable of scoring points.
|Game||Star Wars: Jedi Knight II -- Jedi Outcast [Jewel Case]|
|UPC||022787612863, 023272954185, 023272954819, 5030917015939|
|Control Elements||Gamepad/Joystick, Keyboard, Mouse|
|Number of Players||1-32|
|Game Special Features|
|Game Series||Star Wars: Dark Forces Series|
Average review score based on 24 user reviews
of customers recommend this product
This is the LucasArts game from 2002 that took the Dark Forces franchise to the next level in a good way. It pays homage to the original in its first few levels of "Force-free" gameplay while providing an intruiging and challenging action setting allowing the player to blast through scads of Stormtroopers, blow up stuff, and in general solve basic puzzles to complete missions. Later on, with addition of being able to use the Force, the player is treated to a rewarding experience of playing a Jedi. The environment requires the use of Force abilities to not only defeat enemies but to complete missions and manages to make it fun as well. Cameos from a couple of prominent characters from the films as well as familiar settings round out the experience. Wanted to see more of Cloud City? No problem. Want to visit the Yavin IV Jedi Praxeum? No worries! Want to "slice and dice" bad guys with your lightsaber and cut off limbs and digits while besting the baddies? You got it. It's a rewarding experience and true to Star Wars production values, it looks, sounds, and feels like you're playing your own little movie.
Those concerned about inappropriate levels of violence or gore should not worry too much. The level of gore is typical Star Wars fare. There are no gratuitous blood or splatters (lightsabers and blasters cauterize after all). Violence may be something to watch as there are at times plenty of foes to dispatch and the pace can get frenetic. Certain foes' demise (as well as the player's) result in a panoramic view of the death which does tend to glorify it (or rub your face in it).
Unfortunately, as is Raven Software's (the developer) pattern, while the game play is great, the depth of it is only skin-deep. Players wishing for actual conversations with NPCs will be disappointed as will those wanting to customize certain aspects of a Jedi that are "supposed to be" customizable accoridng to Star Wars canon, namely the lightsaber and Force abilities. All are mapped out for you ahead of time and you don't get any say in the matter during the single-player experience.
The multiplayer-experience, however, is wide open. You've got full bot support for deathmatch, team deathmatch, and CTF. Customizability is good as you can customize your character, abilities, saber color, etc. from available models. Gameplay is also quite good with bots providing a reasonable challenge enough to hone your skillz for internet play but if you're like me, you'll still get your proverbial Force-sensitive backside handed to you by the real thing if you practice only with the bots. :)
Overall rating, quite nice. Quite enjoyable and worth the time and money to play. Yes it's pushing 5 years old but you'd be hard pressed to find a more rewarding first-person Star Wars experience that bundles standard FPS fare with Force-wielding SW gameplay.
[Reviewer is obviously a Star Wars fan, please don't hold that against him]
Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast, often abbreviated JK2 or JO, is a first- and third-person action game developed by Raven Software and published by LucasArts and Activision. The PC version was released in early 2002 and the Mac OS X, Xbox and Nintendo GameCube versions were released in late 2002. Powered by the Quake III: Team Arena game engine, the game primarily revolves around ranged and melee combat. The player can wield classic Star Wars weapons such as blasters, lightsabers and Force powers.
The game features both single-player and multiplayer modes. The story-driven single-player is set in the Star Wars universe two years after the events of Mysteries of the Sith, Jedi Outcast's predecessor. It follows the protagonist Kyle Katarn as he fights against the Dark Jedi Desann and his followers. The game was critically well-received on all platforms, with scores between 75 and 89/100 according to Metacritic's composite averages.
In 2003 a sequel titled Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy was released for the Xbox, Mac OS and PC. In 2006 the PC version was re-released with four other Star Wars games in a pack entitled Star Wars: The Best of PC. On September 16, 2009, the game was re-released with its sequels and the expansion to Dark Forces II onto Steam and Direct2Drive.
Seriously, The best Star Wars game I have ever played. Probably one of the best out there. The only Star Wars game I have seen where you can do so many things, (except maybe its sequel Jedi Knight III: Jedi Academy.)Also i have not seen a game with such an extensive BGM soundtrack, which consists of Classic Trilogy songs...(Binary Sunset, Cantina, Imperial March, Shootout in The Cell Bay, etc.)
Also in the multiplayer gameplay, you can choose all characters in the game, Which includes Kyle Katarn, Luke Skywalker, Lando Calrissian, Mon Mothma, etc. You can also download Characters, Locations, and Weapons from the internet! The gameplay (of Multiplayer and Single Player,) lets you possess all of the Force Powers displayed in all six films! Including Jump, Push, Pull, Mind Trick, Choke, Lightning, and others not seen before! If you want a game that is just as good as the films, this is the game for you!
I actually purchased Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy (aka Jedi Knight III) before I bought this game. I loved the focus on lightsaber battles, puzzle solving and exploring. Games like Knights of the Old Republic are more rich in story but the Jedi Knight series are much better if you want some lightsaber action.
The graphics are good and you don't need to have the latest computer maxed out with CPU and memory to play it. The puzzles are challenging but not impossible. You can save your progress and the controls are pretty straight forward.
The only thing I didn't like about the game is the heavy reliance on a blaster (instead of a light saber) in the beginning of the game. Other than that it actually has great replay value and a pretty good multiplayer free for all.
I wish they would make a Jedi Knight IV game now!
I really love the game. The light saber combat and force powers provide a one-of-a-kind gaming experience that this still great fun today. However...
The first half of the game is rather underwhelming. You don't even get the force powers and light saber until several levels into the game and then, even after you do, the next few levels are full of jumping puzzles and sniper duels.
The first time i played it, years ago, I almost quit mid-way. But I'm so very glad that I did not because the 2nd half was one of the most fun single-player gaming experiences I've had (and I've had a LOT). Your force powers become more...er...powerful as the game progresses and the level designs begins to cater much more toward saber comabt, which is truly sumblime.
So, 1st half 6/10. 2nd half 10/10.
Buy it! In the end you will be very glad you didn't miss this remarkable game.