Mixed or average reviews - based on 28 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 28
  2. Negative: 6 out of 28
  1. While this program might not be as intense as "Halo," it will be a definite delight for Star Wars fans, and should even satisfy those who are RPG fans.
  2. Although Obi Wan sounds like a duck with a rock in his throat, it was funny and other voice acting sounded pretty much as it should.
  3. If you can get over the poor visuals, Obi Wan could be your new all-time favorite Star Wars game, due to its fantastic gameplay.
  4. Overall, the sound is probably one of the biggest factors of the game that really makes you feel like you are a part of the Star Wars universe.
  5. 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."
  6. 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]
  7. Just plain fun - nothing more, nothing less.
  8. Is it possible to love a game for a singular sound effect? We certainly hope so.
  9. Level design is uninspiring--too many long corridors. Compare this with the stroke-of-genius falling cargo ship level from "Jedi Knight."
  10. 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.
  11. This release, though graphically superior, just doesn’t stack up in terms of intensity or execution of gameplay. [Feb 2002, p.90]
  12. 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."
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 60
    The level design is generally uninspired. It doesn't take full advantage of your Jedi powers.
  16. 60
    Crappy character interaction, bland level design and sour eye candy clashes hard with an elegant combat system.
  17. 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.
  18. But the evil control, level design and graphics from the Dark Side can turn a good jedi like Obi Wan bad.
  19. I was once again left disappointed, unfulfilled, and betrayed.
  20. The only thing missing are the severed limbs. Oh, and an overwhelming sense of quality and/or fun. [Spring 2002, p.93]
  21. 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.
  22. The only drawback to the fighting in single player is it consists mainly of button-mashing.
  23. The levels are barren, boring and repetitive, and the character animation is poor. [GamesMaster Magazine]
  24. A disappointingly sloppy piece of software.
  25. If someone handed you a lightsaber, I bet you, like me, would want to rip a lot of things a new poopchute with it. Unfortunately, this isn’t the Ginsu simulator I was hoping for. [Feb 2002, p.168]
  26. This game doesn’t actually let you cut anything into lunchmeat except clunky Battle Droids. What fun is that?
  27. Chief among its problems is an unconvincing graphical presentation. [Feb 2002, p.61]
  28. A big disappointment. While there is potential here for a great game, it lacks the depth, production values, and fun associated with a quality Star Wars title.
User Score

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
    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
    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
    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 »