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  • Summary: In the tradition of Jedi Knight, rebel agent Kyle Katarn returns in thrilling first-person action. Several years have passed since Kyle avenged his father's death and saved the Valley of the Jedi from Jerec and his band of Dark Jedi. When a new and menacing threat to the galaxy emerges, Kyle knows he must reclaim his past in order to save his future. You assume the role of Kyle and employ a unique mix of weapons, Force powers, and your lightsaber in both solo and multiplayer modes. Expand
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  1. Positive: 10 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. State of the art graphics, stereo sound, and excellent gameplay.
  2. A step down from the PC's version, due to the fact that you just can't scroll through the Force Powers fast enough. [Jan 2003, p.101]
  3. 85
    It provides a good solid story, heaps of weapons to choose from and a good challenge.
  4. Like people, this game has its share of problems, but once you get to know it, you'll likely find that it's a game worth spending time with.
  5. Otherworldly technology and techno-eerie sounds are among the touches that elevate this FPS above many others. [Jan 2003, p.173]
  6. While the PC version of Jedi Outcast blows the GameCube version out of the water, this is still a very good shooter with a lot to offer Nintendophiles, despite the disappointments.
  7. 60
    Take note, game developers: Loading and re-loading does not a fun play experience make. Give us quick-saving or give us death.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. ChrisM.
    Jun 5, 2005
    This game just expanded the experience a lot. There is a lot more components than I expected.
  2. AaronH.
    Dec 2, 2002
    How can anyone complain about this beautiful game....its just so much fun to play and the graphics are just spot on...and even if you thought that these comments arent true just try wielding a lightsabre and customise your own force powers then tell me im wrong! Expand
  3. [Anonymous]
    Mar 3, 2003
    It was good but the lightsaber can get hard to control.
  4. D.C.
    Apr 3, 2003
    Ups: Force Powers (especially Grip...hehe) and the lightsaber Downs: HORRIBLE cut-scenes, annoying voice acting, lousy ending, mediocre graphics. My biggest disappointment was the lack of Star Wars wildlife... all they had was a chicken-bug. Expand
  5. BarbaraB.
    Apr 26, 2003
    The controls & camera are clunky & awkward to use everywhere. The graphics are good. The Arena & it's options (awesome choices & maps) and being able to play lightsaber only are why I bought it for my grandson (nearly 6) - he had seen & played an Xbox version of Obi Wan at a store which he loved but he only has a Game Cube. This satisfies his desire to be a Jedi with a lightsaber. He enjoys the lightsaber dueling very much even though the controls/camera frustrate him. Expand
  6. BenW.
    Jun 17, 2005
    The only good part about this game was the multiplayer. It was amusing to be a stormtrooper or an overweight rebel captain running around with a lightsaber and force powers. But one player STUNK! The camera cortrol was horrible and the story was boring. You could die too easily also. It was also too dark and i couldn't adjust the brightness. The graphics were the only good part of single-player. If you want a good Jedi game get Jedi Academy. Way better! Expand
  7. MichelleP.
    May 25, 2003
    Well, the graphics are excellent. But the game control and camera...IS UNBEARABLE!

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