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  • Summary: In Dark Forces, Kyle Katarn, a young mercenary successfully infiltrated the Empire. Jedi Knight continues the story of Katarn as he embarks on a quest into his past and learns the mysterious ways of the Jedi. With this knowledge, he must stop seven Dark Jedi from unlocking the powers of aIn Dark Forces, Kyle Katarn, a young mercenary successfully infiltrated the Empire. Jedi Knight continues the story of Katarn as he embarks on a quest into his past and learns the mysterious ways of the Jedi. With this knowledge, he must stop seven Dark Jedi from unlocking the powers of a hidden Jedi burial ground. This task forces Katarn to decide his destiny. If he chooses the Dark side, he will come into enormous power. If he chooses the Light side, he faces seemingly insurmountable evil. Whatever path Katarn chooses will change the face of the galaxy forever. [LucasArts] Expand
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  1. 100
    Great value for money. As the majority of gaming is still a single player experience, I can say this game is better than "Quake," its nearest rival, and therefore has to be one of the best games on the PC.
  2. The story is interesting, the Force Powers and weapons available are incredibly cool to use, and the opportunity to cut an opponent to shreds with a Lightsaber is the secret dream of any Jedi aspiring to heed the call of the Dark Side.
  3. With innovative levels, a sparkling soundtrack, enhanced graphics, and near-perfect control, this is one game you won't want to pass up. Jedi Knight is easily the best game of its kind available.
  4. Jedi Knight combines all the good aspects that a game should have: good graphics, interesting story, innovative game-play and superb multiplayer support. Anyone who has a good system (fast w/ a 3D accelerator) will definitely be pleased with Jedi Knight.
  5. Extra marks to LucasArts for giving the game an impossibly large number of options... Ignore the story and immerse yourself in the incredible environments - you may never want to come back.
  6. The designers have done a commendable job of creating an immersive environment and have come up with what is arguably the best single-player first-person shooter since "Doom."
  7. In the end, I just couldn't get into Jedi Knight. Maybe it was because I'm not a big Star Wars fanatic that I found it quite boring and uninspired, but there was nothing here that grasped my interest.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. GenaroP.
    Apr 8, 2004
    10
    The best game ever.
  2. JoshS
    Nov 30, 2009
    10
    Jedi Knight, while 12 years old at the time of this writing, brings back memories of the shooter that did it first. While Quake pushed the Jedi Knight, while 12 years old at the time of this writing, brings back memories of the shooter that did it first. While Quake pushed the limit to what shooters in 3d had been, Jedi Knight made the 3d shooter. It was the first game to make real use of 3d space, and bind it so lovingly to the dark, nitty-gritty, space epic of Star Wars novels from authors like Timothy Zhan. Jedi Knight was the first major FPS to expand the horizons of gameplay as well, with RPG like elements as you developed your force talents based on your style of gameplay. While the live-action cutscenes are a bit corny, they do a good job conveying the epic storyline that harkens back to the Seven Samurai, except this time the Samurai are evil, and Kyle Katarn must face everyone to get to the man who is responsible for his father's death. Will Kyle remain pure during his quest for justice? Or will the Dark Side corrupt him...the path is up to the player. While the graphics did not hold up well throughout the years, the gameplay still is fast, and the music and sound are spot on--perhaps moreso than even modern shooters. Even 12 years from its launch I would say the 5 dollars on Steam are well spent with this classic gem. Expand
  3. JavidP.
    Nov 30, 2007
    10
    1st game I ever purchased, and I'm glad I did. The game is great, and when you beat it, there are thousands of fan-created mods and 1st game I ever purchased, and I'm glad I did. The game is great, and when you beat it, there are thousands of fan-created mods and levels to enjoy. Playing this at a lan party is always a great way to get the competition boiling. Expand
  4. Nov 17, 2017
    10
    One of the best Star Wars games ever made even with it's dated graphics. Someone needs take those new Battlefront graphics and do an HDOne of the best Star Wars games ever made even with it's dated graphics. Someone needs take those new Battlefront graphics and do an HD version of this and DF1 Expand
  5. Maxwell
    Aug 15, 2007
    10
    If you don't think an FPS can have heart, well, you probably never played Jedi Knight. An engaging and lengthy single player campaign If you don't think an FPS can have heart, well, you probably never played Jedi Knight. An engaging and lengthy single player campaign along with the at-the-time groundbreaking multiplayer: the first time gamers got to duel with lightsabers; made DF2: JK a classic. Oh, and there was that little white rabbit-thingy, too. Expand
  6. May 28, 2016
    9
    A Star Wars gaming classic. This game really moved things forward in the Star Wars PC game franchise. At this point, the graphics andA Star Wars gaming classic. This game really moved things forward in the Star Wars PC game franchise. At this point, the graphics and game-play are a bit dated, so it can be tough for newer players to get into this one without the nostalgic sentiment that allow older players to enjoy this game, but definitely recommended for die hard Star Wars gamers. Expand
  7. May 6, 2016
    5
    I preferred the original Dark Forces- it had a better, longer story, and I found myself frequently frustrated with battling the other Jedi inI preferred the original Dark Forces- it had a better, longer story, and I found myself frequently frustrated with battling the other Jedi in the game. Expand

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