Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast GameCube

Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
Buy On
  1. Nintendo Power
    74
    Otherworldly technology and techno-eerie sounds are among the touches that elevate this FPS above many others. [Jan 2003, p.173]
  2. 72
    The framerate is erratic and constantly alternates between smooth and choppy, further complicating the already clunky control system.
  3. 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.
  4. A tedious adventure ridden with pointless, almost "Resident Evil"-esque puzzles.
  5. The graphics are average at best, the control has issues, the load times are nearly unbearable and the constant one-hit deaths will really get on your nerves.
  6. A pretty terrible port of an excellent PC title. The trick to enjoying the GameCube incarnation will be coming to terms with the control and graphic inadequacies.
  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.

Awards & Rankings

#35 Most Discussed GameCube Game of 2002
User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 16 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. BenW.
    Jun 17, 2005
    5
    The only good part about this game was the multiplayer. It was amusing to be a stormtrooper or an overweight rebel captain running around 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! Full Review »
  2. ChrisM.
    Jun 5, 2005
    10
    This game just expanded the experience a lot. There is a lot more components than I expected.
  3. MichelleP.
    May 25, 2003
    4
    Well, the graphics are excellent. But the game control and camera...IS UNBEARABLE!