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  • Summary: The next chapter of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic begins with a new storyline, force powers, characters, classes, and locations. Approximately five years after the events of the original Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, the Jedi, nearly brought to an end by the Sith, are onThe next chapter of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic begins with a new storyline, force powers, characters, classes, and locations. Approximately five years after the events of the original Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, the Jedi, nearly brought to an end by the Sith, are on the brink of extinction. As the last of the Jedi, you must master more than 30 new Force powers while battling your way through seven different worlds. This time, you can split your party to use several characters from your team for concurrent side quests. Expand
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  1. Positive: 61 out of 67
  2. Negative: 0 out of 67
  1. Stuff
    100
    New powers, faster combat and new environments - such as Korriban, ancient Sith Lord burial ground - make this trip to KOTOR-ville more than just an Old Republic retread. [Jan 2005, p.54]
  2. This game really has everything you could want, including one of the best if not the best stories of the year, and it'll certainly slake any gamer's thirst for adventure.
  3. GMR Magazine
    90
    A fine RPG - it's just not the earth-shattering sequel that people might expect. [Feb 2005, p.100]
  4. Obsidian ditched the level cap, added randomized items, and made Knights of the Old Republic II a better game in almost every respect than its predecessor. I just wish they'd had the time to iron all the bugs out of the final version.
  5. A sequel that doesn't disappoint. KOTOR 2 is both a great Xbox RPG and a great Star Wars game.
  6. Pelit (Finland)
    82
    Tries much too hard for its own good. The writing is mostly passable, but dialogue lacks the feeling and nuances of the original, hence the game is morally much more black and white. The combat is also much too easy. It's still good fun for some of the time, though. [Feb. 05]
  7. Though I loved the original, I was less enthralled by the sequel. It felt too much like a typical role-playing dungeon crawl, in which you go from room to room fighting endless battles.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 43 out of 57
  2. Negative: 4 out of 57
  1. FrankieB.
    Jan 24, 2005
    10
    What the hell... did I just get laid?
  2. HaloP.
    May 23, 2005
    10
    This is the best videogame of all time, very well written, great characters, and a very intresting storyline. Great graphics, fantasic music, This is the best videogame of all time, very well written, great characters, and a very intresting storyline. Great graphics, fantasic music, sounds, and voices. It's a game you can't grow tired of. There are many different things to do, BUT, every game has it's flaw. KOTOR 2, has a VERY disappointing, incomplete ending. But the rest of the game is great! Expand
  3. Oct 8, 2011
    10
    Though incomplete, the game brings with it a unique storyline, fantastic characters and awesome game-play.
    The storyline is what amazes me in
    Though incomplete, the game brings with it a unique storyline, fantastic characters and awesome game-play.
    The storyline is what amazes me in this game as it brings with it a view on the Star Wars galaxy that no movie or book could give. An exiled jedi trying to find his/her way in the galaxy, unaware of a war that occurred in his/her travels, later to find out that he/she is a target for the sith, and on his/her journey to connect back to the force he/she is faced with options that will change the face of the galaxy.
    The characters' personalities are amazing, each carrying a history that the jedi can unveil.
    The in-completion of the story is a let down but prays for a sequel. Sadly there is none but I give KOTOR TSL a ten for story, characterization and gameplay.
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  4. JakeK.
    Apr 22, 2006
    10
    Great game. i think they are probably one of the best ones yet. They need to make a 3rd one. And people who said it was a rip off of the 1st Great game. i think they are probably one of the best ones yet. They need to make a 3rd one. And people who said it was a rip off of the 1st one are totaly wrong. It was just as good. Expand
  5. JamesD.
    Aug 29, 2005
    9
    Not quite as good as first still is one my fav's of all time!!!
  6. RichardS
    Aug 6, 2005
    8
    Very enjoyable - I loved the first one - and one of the few games that gets me emotionally involved: I really care for these characters (at Very enjoyable - I loved the first one - and one of the few games that gets me emotionally involved: I really care for these characters (at least the light sided ones). Which makes the flaws even harder to take - the let down ending which ends in a flash. Where were the characters meeting up to celebate and interact? There are other flaws: it's full of bugs though the cheats make you super powerful which is fun. Also, there are too many unnecessary characters: GO-TO was unused at any time. Also, Bao-Dor wouldn't speak to me and wouldn't follow me, even as a Jedi so I never got to use him at all, he would just stand at the start of the game and not move. The myriad of equipment is great, but all the types of armour are superfluous - with so many Jedi and robots they are useless. And for all the different stims and gloves, battles can become repetitive: force lightning and a saber flurry. There is also perhaps too much discussion which goes on and on and I have to say I gave up on - the story was a bit too clever and convoluted for its own good. But these are minor quibbles. Having said all that, it is a compelling game, addictive and I was sad when it ended (especially on such a downbeat note). Expand
  7. MichaelP.
    Jan 16, 2005
    2
    BAD: Unplayable. The load times ultimately killed this game, and that's before even considering the dated graphics and buggy character BAD: Unplayable. The load times ultimately killed this game, and that's before even considering the dated graphics and buggy character design. 5 hours (counting 2 hours of just loading) till I get a lightsaber? C'mon! If Jade Empire gets this kind of treatment... GOOD: You can save anywhere. That's about it for the good. Expand

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#7 Most Discussed Xbox Game of 2004
#22 Most Shared Xbox Game of 2004