Metascore
58

Mixed or average reviews - based on 28 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 28
  2. Negative: 6 out of 28
  1. I'm here to set the record straight. Read the following sentence aloud while waiving your hand across your face: "This game is not the atrocity that most would lead me to believe."
  2. It never REALLY gets dull force-pulling a blaster out of adroid's hands and then force-pushing it into a wall where it explodes gloriously into tiny bits. [Feb 2002, p.78]
  3. Just plain fun - nothing more, nothing less.
  4. Is it possible to love a game for a singular sound effect? We certainly hope so.
  5. Level design is uninspiring--too many long corridors. Compare this with the stroke-of-genius falling cargo ship level from "Jedi Knight."
  6. Amidst the craptacular voice acting and sub-par story, the compelling control configuration and nifty implementation of Force powers save this game from trash compactor annihilation.
  7. This release, though graphically superior, just doesn’t stack up in terms of intensity or execution of gameplay. [Feb 2002, p.90]
  8. 63
    Obi-Wan might have been a good game on the last generation of consoles, but it's too confused, rough hewn, and repetitive to stand up against Xbox games like "Halo" or even "Azurik."
  9. What could cause such a winning formula to fall from grace? Camera... the bane of third party titles everywhere. And Obi Wan throws out all over-the-shoulder camera conventions and makes a totally static, completely uncontrollable camera.
  10. This is Jedi Power Battles in 3D - a simple, fast-paced action game that makes you forget everything else for a couple of hours, just like the movie it's based on.
  11. 60
    The level design is generally uninspired. It doesn't take full advantage of your Jedi powers.
  12. 60
    Crappy character interaction, bland level design and sour eye candy clashes hard with an elegant combat system.
  13. 59
    This is a game that could've been a reason to own an Xbox if LucasArts had tightened up all of the fundamental parts of the game that were lacking. And the sad part is, it would've been worth it. That's how much potential is here.
  14. But the evil control, level design and graphics from the Dark Side can turn a good jedi like Obi Wan bad.
  15. I was once again left disappointed, unfulfilled, and betrayed.
  16. The only thing missing are the severed limbs. Oh, and an overwhelming sense of quality and/or fun. [Spring 2002, p.93]
  17. 50
    Simple strafing would have been preferable to Obi’s clumsy acrobatics, and the sloppy, inaccurate controls require too much work for a game so shallow.
  18. The only drawback to the fighting in single player is it consists mainly of button-mashing.
User Score
6.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Negative: 2 out of 7
  1. Brian
    Mar 26, 2006
    3
    The graphics are pitiful. The levels are boring. Controls are a pain.. etc. The Jedi Knight series was 10 times better than this and even it The graphics are pitiful. The levels are boring. Controls are a pain.. etc. The Jedi Knight series was 10 times better than this and even it had some real problems. Full Review »
  2. Mar 5, 2011
    1
    This is the worst Star Wars game I have ever played, it's just boring, the story is pretty good though but it's hindered by crappy gameplay,This is the worst Star Wars game I have ever played, it's just boring, the story is pretty good though but it's hindered by crappy gameplay, the controls are horrible, voice acting is some of the worst I've ever heard (and I've played Two Worlds), grapics are ugly, I've seen better looking N64 titles, and to top things off it's boring, I can't think of a reason to even consider this game, do youself a favor and skip this game. Full Review »
  3. PapoS.
    May 10, 2005
    5
    This game is horribly made! The environments are so boring and uninspired, they made me yawn. The character models look like crap and are This game is horribly made! The environments are so boring and uninspired, they made me yawn. The character models look like crap and are repugnant. The controls are sometimes sloppy and aiming the lightsaber is 100% innacurate. The sound is good since it is Star Wars. There are better Star Wars games than this, NOT recommended. Full Review »