Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Xbox

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  • Summary: Long before the Galactic Civil War, an epic drama begins. Engage in this saga set in the Golden Age of the Republic--over 4,000 years before the first Star Wars film, when both Jedi and Sith number in the thousands. With the Galaxy reeling from a recent conflict with the Dark Lords, theLong before the Galactic Civil War, an epic drama begins. Engage in this saga set in the Golden Age of the Republic--over 4,000 years before the first Star Wars film, when both Jedi and Sith number in the thousands. With the Galaxy reeling from a recent conflict with the Dark Lords, the ongoing battle between the Jedi and the Sith rages on. It's up to guide your customizable and evolving characters through ten different worlds, fast-paced minigames, and locations including a Sith world, the Wookie homeworld, and the Jedi Academy. Your actions determine the outcome of this colossal galactic war--and your destiny as a Jedi. Expand
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  1. Positive: 72 out of 72
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  1. GMR Magazine
    100
    The battle system rocks. Not quite real-time, not quite turn-based, but somewhere in-between, KOTOR's battle engine offers tremendous depth while being intimately adjustable. [Sept 2003, p.78]
  2. The massive environments are a joy to explore, and the fact that combat and exploration take place on the same screen prevents even the most frequent of encounters from becoming a burden.
  3. My favorite character personality is an assassin droid who, in calm tones, always asks you if he can shoot the person you're talking to. Or the person around them. He just wants to kill something.
  4. There's the usual John Williamsesque score, but what makes Knights Of The Old Republic stands out is the sheer quality and quantity of spoken dialogue.
  5. At last, a true RPG found a home in the rich Star Wars universe. Its amazing depth makes today's Star Wars movies look like a sitcom.
  6. There were too many times in the game where there wasn't a whole lot of fun. And personally the combat system could have allowed you to have more control of the character without having to give up the RPG elements.
  7. Play Magazine
    75
    The game shows high points of inspiration and technical achievement, but there is a pallor of inelegance and flat artistry that too often leaves the work in the hands of the gameplay. [Sept 2003, p.76]

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 4 out of 164
  1. MattewM.
    Jul 17, 2003
    10
    Good job boiware... very impressive gameplay and graphics. Overall best game of the year so far!
  2. Nov 26, 2010
    10
    Outstanding RPG!! This game defines perfection as an rpg. The gameplay is a fun strategic way to wield lightsabers and unleash the force onOutstanding RPG!! This game defines perfection as an rpg. The gameplay is a fun strategic way to wield lightsabers and unleash the force on your enemy's. The customization is near flawless, and the Story is the best part about the game. I recommend this game for any fan who truly appreciates RPG's you will not regret this experience Expand
  3. Pretender
    Aug 4, 2003
    10
    This is the best game out there.
  4. AaronC.
    Jan 10, 2006
    10
    Simply the best video game I have ever played, and one of only a few that I have ever played through to the end. The story was engrossing, Simply the best video game I have ever played, and one of only a few that I have ever played through to the end. The story was engrossing, the characters and voice acting were incredible, the lightsaber effects were dazzling. Also, a great value for the money - at $14 for 70 hours of very enjoyable play, the experience comes out to 10 cents per hour - vs. $5 per hour for a movie, or $1 per minute for a musical. This game prooves that voice acting, story design and good game mechanics can all appear in the same package. I will certainly replay this one again. From the reviews I have read, KOTOR II has a lame ending and many bugs, so I have to hope that a KOTOR III is in the works and that it will live up to this game. Collapse
  5. Jan 24, 2011
    10
    While I never really owned many Xbox games, the ones I did own were absolutely amazing. I am not sure which one would be my fave but this oneWhile I never really owned many Xbox games, the ones I did own were absolutely amazing. I am not sure which one would be my fave but this one is among the top 2 with Elder Scrolls III. Expand
  6. Oct 1, 2015
    9
    Tier 1
    + A classic RPG that gets nearly everything right in story progression and branching narrative
    + Expands on the Star Wars universe in
    Tier 1
    + A classic RPG that gets nearly everything right in story progression and branching narrative
    + Expands on the Star Wars universe in ways more compelling than any of the films managed
    + An eclectic range of quests, companions, and RPG progression rewards
    - Combat is fairly tedious, though standard fair for an RPG of its age
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  7. DavidS.
    Jul 15, 2003
    1
    This game blew big time mostly because of the big hype that is leading up to its release and the lack of gameplay that the actual game delivers.

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Awards & Rankings

#1 Most Discussed Xbox Game of 2003
#1 Most Shared Xbox Game of 2003