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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 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. 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. 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. 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: 45 out of 53
  2. Negative: 4 out of 53
  1. Dec 2, 2010
    Not as good as it's predecessor, the tutorial section (first two planets) of this game are only worth doing once, but everything else I could do a lot (I've beat the game twice). Once again, It's purely strategic and it shines as an actual RPG (see my review of the first game for details). Expand
  2. Nov 3, 2011
    One of my favorite RPG games I have ever played. The story and character customization was fantastic! I absolutely loved picking my party members for specific parts, and ultimately creating my own story line dependent on my choices. This is a game which has helped shaped, along with its predecessor, RPG's today. Expand
  3. Mar 11, 2011
    People are going to hate me for this, but I think this game was better than the original (Flame shield: ON). The story is that you're quite literally, the last Jedi. The game is then progressing around that. But because of this, people are trying to kill and/or imprison you left to right, and the characters, no matter what side you're on, follow. This game had more feats, awesome force powers, more upgrades, and VERY likeable and unlikable characters. Atton being my favorite, and Kreia being my least favorite. The game had new music which I actually uploaded to my mp3, and a big plot twist toward the end. Even though we kinda saw it coming, but it was a blurry line. It may start off pretty slow, but you'll definitely get into it. It has about 30 hours of gameplay including the sidequests! Ever played dungeons and dragons? The board game? The combat is exactly like that, but it does the rolling and arithmetic for you in less than a quarter of a second! The game can also be quite funny too. When you walk in on the Handmaiden, she says she's training as a way not to be bored. Then you can say "Well you can always play pazaak with Atton" Then all of a sudden you hear Atton yell at the droid "What do you mean pazaak? What, AGAIN?!" The game, I am proud to say, shall always be on my game shelf. Expand
  4. Nov 29, 2012
    The first KOTOR game is cosidered by many to be the best Star Wars game, and one of the best RPGs of all time. Truly Bioware did a fantastic job with that game, but this sequel wasn't made by Bioware but by Obsidian, so you may be concerned that this sequel might not live up to the standards set by it's predecessor. Worry not this sequel is actually better than the first in every way. The story is darker and the characters deeper. The combat is tighter and less frustrating. The voice acting and score are amazing. The graphics are also something I have to give praise to, they're absolutely gorgeous at times, no they aren't as good as todays games and there are some rough areas, but when you remember that this is an Xbox title and not an Xbox 360 title you'll find some truly jaw droppingly gorgeous moments. The only thing I can find that the first game did better is the fact that it was less glitchy, that's right glitches and slowdown are a regular occurrence, but they don't detract from the experience much at all. This one of the best games I'be ever played, and it's the best Star Wars game I've ever played. Here's hoping they make KOTOR 3. Expand
  5. Mar 6, 2014
    If you haven't played any of the KOTOR games, I recommend you get KOTOR 1 and this game, it's sequel.

    When I first started playing II it
    seemed weak. And you could quickly tell it was made by a different company than the original. Some things seem forced on you. But in the end those weak beginnings have great story potential. Depending on which path you choose to follow. . But as the game unfolded I found in some ways II was a much better game. And this from a person who loves the original KOTOR. I especially love how they made the neutral path have it's own special properties and have it's own unique plot results. But mostly how it affected powers differently.

    Story is still a big thing. The game still has huge replayablitiy potential. It still has great mini games. The companion stories are great. But the best part is you can do what you want, and be your own Jedi. And the game and story feels like it belongs in the Star Wars universe

    This game is what made people so happy about the potential for a Star Wars MMO. Sadly SWTOR failed to deliver on even half of what the KOTOR series was.

    Remember many actions have repercussions, that affect story. This game even can have you form romantic relationships with the companions. And depending on how you interact can have some very unforeseen types of interactions. Which can be quite disturbing.

    But if your looking for a Star Wars RPG this game and it's predecessor is a must have.
  6. Jul 31, 2012
    An amazingly fun game with some of the best characters in the entire Star Wars franchise. However, everything feels a little too familiar, and the story just doesn't feel as satisfying as the original. The game also feels rushed and uncompleted, as there were many opportunities to extend the plot which were not fulfilled. Nevertheless, the game is an entertaining sequel and a must play for any fans of Star Wars, Bioware, or generally RPGs. Expand
  7. Nov 26, 2010
    This game was an extremely fun game. The mechanics, customizations, and improvement really made a great game. The story however disappointed me, it did not live up to the potential it had on it and i truly wish more time was put into this. This is a good game don't get me wrong but it could have and should have been so much more!! The first Knight of the Old Republic is much much better. Expand

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