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  • Summary: Several years have passed since Kyle Katarn avenged his father's death and saved the Valley of the Jedi from Jerec and his band of Dark Jedi. Allowing his Force powers to languish for fear of falling to the Dark side, Kyle set aside his lightsaber, vowing never to use it again. But when a new and menacing threat to the galaxy emerges, Kyle knows he must reclaim his past in order to save his future. Players assume the role of Kyle as they employ a unique mix of weapons, Force powers and your lightsaber in both single- and multiplayer modes of first-person action. [LucasArts] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 33 out of 35
  2. Negative: 1 out of 35
  1. While Jedi Outcast is firmly entrenched in the action genre, that shouldn't frighten away adventure gamers. If you've ever played an action/adventure game and have an interest in Star Wars, it's imperative to play this game.
  2. Each character model is so well done and I even found the cut scenes interesting.
  3. Raven Software has taken a big chance, trying to cover all the bases with Jedi Knight 2. Luckily, it has paid off, as this is an excellent game. It's got tons of stuff that players have been wanting since the first Jedi Knight, includes an engaging and fun multiplayer game, and delivers it all on the very stable and solid Quake 3 engine.
  4. 90
    The real star of this game is the gameplay, which alternates between great and brilliant.
  5. 90
    Not only is this one of the greatest Star Wars games I've ever played, it's one of the best action games period.
  6. The force powers were definitely more enjoyable than in Jedi Knight; it's clear that a lot of thought was put into them.
  7. 40
    The game is flawed on so many levels (and in so many ways), that its occasional glimpses of greatness almost get lost in the Bespin Clouds.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 29
  2. Negative: 4 out of 29
  1. MarcP
    Sep 18, 2009
    This 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. Expand
  2. ChrisP.
    Mar 10, 2005
    This game was GREAT! TechTV, you guys must got somethikng wrong with your rating guys.
  3. Mar 19, 2011
    An 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. Expand
  4. Jul 19, 2011
    best 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,
    lasting gameplay-9
    ur own stuff all the way
  5. Nov 15, 2012
    This 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
  6. AnonymousMC
    Sep 17, 2009
    A 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
  7. Jan 6, 2014
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Jedi 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 Expand

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