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  • Summary: In the tradition of Jedi Knight, rebel agent Kyle Katarn returns in thrilling first-person action. Several years have passed since Kyle avenged his father's death and saved the Valley of the Jedi from Jerec and his band of Dark Jedi. When a new and menacing threat to the galaxy emerges, Kyle knows he must reclaim his past in order to save his future. You assume the role of Kyle and employ a unique mix of weapons, Force powers, and your lightsaber in both solo and multiplayer modes. Expand
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  1. Positive: 17 out of 24
  2. Negative: 1 out of 24
  1. The Force is strong with this one!
  2. Mastering the saber and the associated Force powers is a Herculean task, but when you do, this game turns from great to truly fantastic. [Dec 2002, p.151]
  3. And besides all the above, Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast is fun. No matter how many times I died, either by my own misstep or some surprise awaiting my entry into a room, I kept on playing even when I was stumped on a puzzle or figuring out how to get out of a room alive.
  4. If Jedi Outcast was on Xbox Live it would be among the best games of the year.
  5. Far deeper than most first-person shooters...A game that makes great use of its license. [Dec 2002, p.270]
  6. My only gripe is the less-than-perfect lightsaber controls. [Feb 2003, p.72]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. Jan 29, 2013
    One word to describe Jedi Knight, Jedi Outcast would be fantastic! The story, the gameplay, challenges, everything that make Star Wars games great is all put into one game! This honestly the best Star Wars game I have ever played, and probably my favorite game out of over 100 Xbox and Xbox 360 games. That's saying a lot. So what makes this game great? Lets start off with the story. You play as the main protagonist Kyle Katarn and his partner Jan were on a mission on a planet called Kejim. While on Kejim, Jan is kidnapped by the main antagonists Tavion and Desaan who make Kyle think that Jan is dead. Kyle seeks revenge and he relearned how to use the force and his lightsaber skills from the first game. Kyle must travel through some planets like Bespin and Nar shadda to find clues about Desaan and his rising reborn army of Sith. Second the gameplay is great. There are so many things you can explore and every level you play is like an adventure. You can usually find Easter eggs of old Star Wars games and movies. You will play the game over and over again without being bored once. There are some problems with the game like the datapad doesn't really help you in what your suppose to go or what to do. Another problem is the game at certain points can get really dark and you cannot see a platform or anything to jump on. Looking past those 2 major flauds, this game is great and is one of the first games I give a perfect rating. Final verdict for this game is 10/10! Expand

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