Mar 19, 201110An FPS with the story and voice acting of an RPG. If you played and liked Dark Forces 2, you'll love this game. If you played Jedi Academy.. meh, not so sure you will like it. In my opinion, It's a game that achieves in every way excepted. The fights never get old. The thrills some cutscene can bring matches with Dark Forces 2 and the films. Level design and puzzles are milestones.
[Anonymous]Jun 6, 20021040? TechTV, you should be ashamed...
Apr 16, 20131Jedi Outcast is a special kind of bad: it frustrates in a multitude of ways. Gun mechanics are unwieldy with the crosshair changing position on the screen, lightsaber combat is incomprehensible and generally ends with the good ol' Kyle dying a horrible and sudden death after a long spectacle, the levels are as unintuitive as if they had been designed by the Zodiac killer, there is a mandatory stealth section that activates an arbitrary death cutscene when spotted, the lightsaber consistently failed to protect me from explosive weapons- -I'll cut this short: WORST GAME I HAVE EVER PLAYED.… Expand
ChrisP.Mar 10, 200510This game was GREAT! TechTV, you guys must got somethikng wrong with your rating guys.
MattM.Jul 8, 200410This game is awesome and challenging. Period.
MarcPSep 18, 200910This game is awesome. I just love it. It's enough challenging. I never expected things very good with the id Tech 3 engine, but the graphics are pretty awesome for a pretty old game. This game really deserves 9 or 10, not 4.
NeoZeroMay 14, 20029This game have a quality that provided gamers with 3d view and awesome light-saber style!!!!
ApologyAccepted,AdmiralMulroneycakesDec 30, 20029It's not actively bad. In fact, it's actively good. But...there's a lot of aimless jumping around, a load of really rather dull puzzles, and a smattering of horrifyingly badly designed levels along the way. But it's good. But it's frustrating. So be careful. But play it. But be careful.
Sep 14, 20103Unfortunately, I cannot recommend the game. The technical side is ok, apart from the physics, which are irritating when it comes to the thermal detonators (seldom can you see such an unrealistic bounce, even in games using the same engine). Graphically, the game is very decent, taking into account when it was made, but one has to admit that the quake 3 engine has ages very gracefully. Having written that the game is one of the most frustrating ones I've played in a long while. You start out with about 4 hours of boring, repetitive missions, puzzles which are often irritating due to their difficulty. The level design also leaves a bit to be desired, though its not very bad. The weapons are very nice, though the aiming system is less than acceptable (at least for me). On the whole, I tried to give this game a chance to grow on me, but it did not succeed. I actually enjoy Dark Forces II: Jedi Knight, with its dated engine, poor graphics, etc _much_ more than this one.… Expand
Jul 19, 20119best game in my list, very fun, old, has almost everything u could possibly want in a game, has sp and mp. has custom maps, skins, mods, servers, styles, and add ons u can get for free,
ur own stuff all the way
Dec 31, 20126Jedi Outcast has its rough parts and its good parts. The story is very good, I can't really say much before spoiling anything though. The graphics are good for its time and the voice acting is great as well as some characters from the movies such as Lando which is awesome! If all that stuff is great then why did you only give it a 6 out of 10 you ask? Because it's repetitive and the puzzles are frustrating and the gun play isn't the best I've seen and the level design is bad and Kyle looks ugly. The first few levels is just guns and shooting Stormtroopers which I thought was pretty fun at first. Then after only a little while you get a lightsaber. But just because you finally get the epic lightsaber which is a blast to use it doesn't mean the game gets much better. The game makes you rage in so much ways but mostly because of the horrible puzzles which really lets the game down. The puzzles on its own takes 3 points away from me giving the game 9/10. The game has its fun moments from time to time as well as funny moments but most of it isn't very fun. Then the Multiplayer isn't amazing which took away 1 point. The Multiplayer is good but I find it to get boring after about two matches. There isn't much lightsaber customization or force power customization nor is there much game modes. You get to pick the classic Team Free For All and normal FFA as well as CTF and Duel mode. Duel mode is great, CTF isn't as fun as Duel Mode but is still fun but FFA and Team FFA get boring very quickly. You get to pick any character you want in Multiplayer which is cool and there is a lot of maps to play on but not all work very well when playing with bots. Often on maps with huge endless pits to fall down into the bots just walk off the edge. The bots are pretty smart though and are as much fun as playing with real people, unfortunately not much people play this game online any more. This game can be good at times but it has a lot of down falls that take away from me giving the game a perfect 10. I suggest getting Jedi Academy which is the game after this one because I think it is MUCH better especially on Multiplayer but I think Single-Player is much better too. I give Jedi Outcast 6/10-OK.… Expand
HavenBJan 13, 20084Sorry, but TechTV is right on this one. I gave it almost two hours and couldn't go any more because this game is so dreadfully boring. Match repetitive and sloppy gunplay with constant hunt-for-the-button quests and you have a game so dull you never get to the "good" parts you hear about from your friends.
AnonymousMCSep 17, 20097A Very good game once you get past all the annoying missions before you have your lightsaber and even then not getting to customize force powers was annoying but its saving graces were a great storyline and amazing multiplayer Personally i liked jedi Academy better because it had the same multiplayer with more modes and it had force power customization so i could fight my own way instead of using what it gave me after i completed a mission the lightsabers were also better in jedi academy i loved having a double bladed lightsaber… Expand
Mar 7, 20129Jedi Outcast is an all-around great game. While the single player campaign is certainly enjoyable, the light saber battles in multi-player are what really sets this game apart from the rest. Include a generous assortment of force powers to the mix and this is one incredibly entertaining classic. You can't call yourself a Star Wars fan if you don't own this.
Apr 20, 20129"Jedi Outcast" is a great game. It has interesting gameplay, good level design and magnificent locations (many of them are taken from the original movies). The game really has that 'original trilogy' atmosphere. Plot isn't too complicated, but it has some good parts. The main thing in this game is a Jedi part, it is greatly done: controls are very comfortable, there are different lightsaber fighting styles, different Forces to use. Also the shooter part is funny too.… Expand
May 21, 201210The best Star Wars game, period. Also, if you play on the older version 1.02 rather than the newest version 1.04 that removed a lot of features, this game requires a tremendous amount of skill. One of the all-time top skill-based games that I have played.
Nov 10, 201210This is one of my favorite games of all time. The Multiplayer mode was intense. I remember wasting many hours a day dueling sith-spit on Bespin Streets. The Single Player levels has a striking resemblance to Dark Forces 2 in terms of design, length and difficulty.
Simply one of the best games released to PC.
Nov 15, 20128This was a great game when it came out, with plenty of lore, customization and a feeling for the post-trilogy Jedi scene. The depth of feeling like a Jedi has only been matched by a few other games, Kotor and Swtor and outcast namely. G4's review would be spot on if this were a new release, but compared to many games that came out around the time this one did... definitely worthy of at least an 80% Check your calendars boys this was released in September 2003 almost ten years of gaming advancements and I still want to replay this game.… Expand
May 7, 20135Im not sure what to think of this game, when i bought it on release i liked it even if it had some frustrating elements. Such as:
* The map designs are awful and you occasionally get stuck wandering about trying to find your way only to realize that you were suppose to go in a direction that doesnt make any sense at all (appearently i wasnt suppose to walk out on the lenghty bridge that looks like its leading on the right direction, instead you have to jump out of a window in a dark corner).
* Enemy snipers are ridiculously accurate and fast on the trigger even on normal difficulty.
* Scripted ambushes, get used to them.
* Hitting enemies with laser pistols and rifles can be a tedious business. Trying to hit constantly strafing foes with laser lights that travel at the speed of small rodents gets old pretty quickly. Instead I just run in a straight line towards them holding down the fire button. Doesnt sound like an intresting gun fight at all now does it.
* Grenade throwers, they are everywhere. Strangely enough often in tiny rooms.
* Did i hit with my light saber or not? Maybe, who knows. The light saber fights are often just a shiny mess.
So there are alot of frustrating issues with the game, but for some reason i keep getting back to it. I turn it off with a sigh but i still start it a few hours again later. So there is obviously some appeal in it, i dont know what it is though =P.… Expand
May 3, 201310If you love Star Wars based multiplayer, then you will find the most complex Saber fight system with force powers ever in Jedi Knight 2 version 1.02. It's really important to have 1.02 because they cut the whole gameplay mechanics down in the patches. JK2 steam is patched to 1.04. So you have to downgrade it if you want to have full use of weapons such as blasters, lightsabers and of course force powers!
v1.02 Gameplay: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eehKizfl0UM
v1.04 Gameplay: http://youtu.be/PxcIa0UbB6Q
Downgrade the game: http://www.file-upload.net/download-7546837/JK2VersionSwitcher.rar.html
How to: unpackage it in the gamedata folder of JK2, start the JK2vs.exe to change the version to 1.02.
If you got any questions, feel free to visit: http://jk2ffa.freeforums.org
List why 1.03/1.04 patches ruined the game:
Too high kicks, 2 times pressing of space for kicking (no combos anymore)
When you are down you immediately jump up again and about 10 meters high. (no "kick down and dfa move" anymore)
Highest saber damage you can do: 20 hp Kick damage: 4hp
No doubles, triples anymore with special attacks
Force powers are useless at all
You can't aim with special attacks they made them stucked.
You can kill only by saberthrow+kick spam or forward walking and red swing spam.
Pull Kick yoyo or pull kick at all won't work anymore.
Grip is useless, you can't move the contrahent by it.
No doom throws with grip from long distances anymore.
Movement is from SP feels like in a pudding sauce.
No straight strafe jumping anymore no flying with adbs through several opponents
On many servers swearing is censored and you can't kill people who pressed esc or are typing.
If someone is shilding all the time, you won't be able to kill him maximal dmg attack: 20hp.
No uppercut flying anymore
No yellow/blue fast-paced swings with overlapped hits (you know when he cancels one swing to do the other the same time which leads to multi hits)
Invisible absorb until someone uses pull/push/drain/lightning/grip
No saberfreeze as a tactic, no saberbug-attack in grip as a counter attack.… Expand
Jun 12, 201310One of my favorites... ive always loved the gameplay the lightsaber choreography is probably one of the best...when you experience a lightsaber duel you feel like your having a duel and not just slicing the npc till one of you dies...now the difficulty ill be honest its not an easy game at all you will die alot but fortunatly you can save anytime anywhere u like and trust me use it as often as possible esspecially when your facing dark jedi...the graphics well there older but very well done for the time...im not gonna go much more into it just be warned this game is not for the easily frusterated it is difficult like i said but you feel like you achieved greatness once you get past that obstacle your having trouble with or beating that boss who is kicking your ass..i recommend it to anyone who is a fan of star wars or just an action adventure or sci fi fan… Expand