Star Wars Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II PC

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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. 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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  1. 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
  2. Oct 5, 2014
    10
    Fantastic and to this day still one of the best Star Wars games, improvement to the first Dark Forces in every single way. Really good FPSFantastic and to this day still one of the best Star Wars games, improvement to the first Dark Forces in every single way. Really good FPS with complex level design, classic Star Wars soundtrack, live acted cut scenes and especially - Force and lightsaber! These two things back in 1997 were a heaven sent, I had so much fun with lightsaber and force gripping my enemies so they choke to death. You can also venture in the path of light or dark which gets you different force abilities and let's not forget the multiplayer, this game was absolutely stunning. 10/10 Expand
  3. RichK.
    Sep 24, 2007
    10
    One of my absolute favorites. Fantastic action, story, sound, music, controls, and one of the first FPS's that had a great character One of my absolute favorites. Fantastic action, story, sound, music, controls, and one of the first FPS's that had a great character development system as well. Jedi Knight is of the same ilk as other standout FPS/RPGs System Shock 2 and Deus Ex, and is probably just as enjoyable on many levels. It's a game that makes me disappointed more like it aren't being made these days. Expand
  4. 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
  5. CharlesC
    Jan 16, 2010
    9
    It was the first FPS ive ever played, i can remember me at 4 years old watching my uncle playing that game and i was excited, i played it at It was the first FPS ive ever played, i can remember me at 4 years old watching my uncle playing that game and i was excited, i played it at 6 years old and the difficulty was hard, for meh, the univers was DEEP for the time, the buildings of Nar shadaa of just huge, the cinematics were awsome, sometimes, you can get lost in a deep space and don't find yourself for 4 hours, like the Level 4, it took me so much time to beat it, save a lot during level 4. Another negative review is the AI, oh btw, there is an AI ? but let sforget bad reviews, for the time, it was an awsome game, a long game , you will be captivated by the story, it was the first game that YOU decide what you do and your actions, with powerfull powers of the force, this is reccomended to all star wars fans, or begginer. This game will still forever in my memory for the captivating story and the best star wars game ive played, memorable..... Expand
  6. Jul 9, 2016
    9
    One of My All time favourite games. I have a lot of good memories playing this game. Its still a lot of fun to re-play this every now andOne of My All time favourite games. I have a lot of good memories playing this game. Its still a lot of fun to re-play this every now and then. I can't recommend this enough. 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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