Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast Xbox

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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,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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 24
  2. Negative: 1 out of 24
  1. The Force is strong with this one!
  2. Official Xbox Magazine
    90
    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. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    78
    Far deeper than most first-person shooters...A game that makes great use of its license. [Dec 2002, p.270]
  6. GMR Magazine
    70
    My only gripe is the less-than-perfect lightsaber controls. [Feb 2003, p.72]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 8
  2. Negative: 2 out of 8
  1. Jan 29, 2013
    10
    One word to describe Jedi Knight, Jedi Outcast would be fantastic! The story, the gameplay, challenges, everything that make Star Wars gamesOne 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
  2. JamesL.
    Dec 20, 2002
    9
    You're kidding right.... This is game is oustanding. The plot is great, (especially the conclusion) as well as the graphics, controls, You're kidding right.... This is game is oustanding. The plot is great, (especially the conclusion) as well as the graphics, controls, weapons, and force powers. Anyone who pans this game is most likely jealous for some reason, probably because they wasted money on a Star Wars wanna be. Expand
  3. Cheeese
    Jun 24, 2003
    8
    This game is great! I had the greatest time playing this game. Gameplay is awesome! However if you don't have a guide you may get caught This game is great! I had the greatest time playing this game. Gameplay is awesome! However if you don't have a guide you may get caught for hours in a section so keep ur eyes open for vents explosive stuff etc.. Expand
  4. MonsterMe!
    Dec 31, 2002
    5
    What a piece of crap! the framerate/ choppy character movements make this a lackluster fps. the slowdown when confronted with largeWhat a piece of crap! the framerate/ choppy character movements make this a lackluster fps. the slowdown when confronted with large environments is worse than ea's bond games on the 64. the voice audio is choppy and broken as well. i get to wonder if my machine is broken when playing games like this. save your cash for something id puts out. but if you are a star wars fan, you should get it (but star wars fans will buy anything star wars anyways, so that doesn't say much). Expand
  5. JugsterJam
    Jan 15, 2003
    5
    Just think of the pc version but with dark graphics. The graphics just are darker even though in every other way this is just a pc version. Just think of the pc version but with dark graphics. The graphics just are darker even though in every other way this is just a pc version. Its obvious no time was spent to port it properly on xbox. Even the in game video looks dull and this game is not worth it. Your eyes are not pleased with dull color, it needs rich color. Expand
  6. TylerD.
    Feb 23, 2003
    4
    Good for awhile, but loses interest fast, as the fights are just randomly strafe and hold down the attack button. Lacks in-depth specific Good for awhile, but loses interest fast, as the fights are just randomly strafe and hold down the attack button. Lacks in-depth specific fighting gameplay. Expand
  7. Apr 8, 2017
    2
    Bonne adaptation console dans l'absolu, ça tourne bien, c'est assez joli et l'interface est bien conçue. Si seulement on avait une carte pourBonne adaptation console dans l'absolu, ça tourne bien, c'est assez joli et l'interface est bien conçue. Si seulement on avait une carte pour se repérer dans ce putain de labyrinthe. Quoique... ça ne changerait pas forcément grand'chose puisqu'il s'agit d'un Doom/Quake avec un habillage Star Wars...

    On a donc des labyrinthes, des interrupteurs, des plate-formes, des ascenseurs et des portes, des tas de portes : c'est verrouillé, c'est déconnecté, c'est verrouillé, c'est déconnecté... on tourne en rond comme un con dans ce Rubbik's cube de psychopathe. Redonnez-moi un couloir, redonnez-moi un monde ouvert, pas un casse-burnes Rubbik's Cube numérique ! pffiou fuuuuu... Le jeu vidéo, c'était pas mieux avant en fait.
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Awards & Rankings

#42 Most Discussed Xbox Game of 2002
#11 Most Shared Xbox Game of 2002