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  • Summary: Several years have passed since Kyle Katarn avenged his father's death and saved the Valley of the Jedi from Jerec and his band of Dark Jedi. Allowing his Force powers to languish for fear of falling to the Dark side, Kyle set aside his lightsaber, vowing never to use it again. But when aSeveral years have passed since Kyle Katarn avenged his father's death and saved the Valley of the Jedi from Jerec and his band of Dark Jedi. Allowing his Force powers to languish for fear of falling to the Dark side, Kyle set aside his lightsaber, vowing never to use it again. But when a new and menacing threat to the galaxy emerges, Kyle knows he must reclaim his past in order to save his future. Players assume the role of Kyle as they employ a unique mix of weapons, Force powers and your lightsaber in both single- and multiplayer modes of first-person action. [LucasArts] Expand
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  • Developer: Raven Software
  • Genre(s): Action, Action Adventure, Shooter, Shooter, Linear, First-Person, Sci-Fi, Sci-Fi, Arcade
  • # of players: Up to 16
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 33 out of 35
  2. Negative: 1 out of 35
  1. Computer Gaming World
    100
    It's just beautifully designed: fast-paced, challenging, and awesome to look at. [June 2002, p.78]
  2. Each character model is so well done and I even found the cut scenes interesting.
  3. Raven Software has taken a big chance, trying to cover all the bases with Jedi Knight 2. Luckily, it has paid off, as this is an excellent game. It's got tons of stuff that players have been wanting since the first Jedi Knight, includes an engaging and fun multiplayer game, and delivers it all on the very stable and solid Quake 3 engine.
  4. Combine excellent level design, a compelling storyline and amazing presentation and you’ve got a game that will keep fans hooked until you’ve completed very last little bit.
  5. An exceptional Star Wars action game that contains some of the best combat sequences since "Half-Life," the most distinctive control mechanics since "Max Payne," and the most involving plot in a Star Wars game since Jedi Knight.
  6. 86
    I really wasn't enjoying it much at first, but once I got to the later levels, the lightsaber combat and Force powers made it a ton of fun.
  7. 40
    The game is flawed on so many levels (and in so many ways), that its occasional glimpses of greatness almost get lost in the Bespin Clouds.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 35 out of 48
  2. Negative: 5 out of 48
  1. Nov 10, 2014
    10
    Jedi Outcast was the first game that made players feel like they were in the Star Wars universe. Every music cue, sound effect, texture,Jedi Outcast was the first game that made players feel like they were in the Star Wars universe. Every music cue, sound effect, texture, object and character feel like they were pulled directly out of the film. The levels are sprawling, beautiful and immersive, making you feel like you are truly running around one of the sets from the movies. But what makes this game truly extraordinary is the gameplay. Never before and never since has there been a more elegant, nuanced and satisfying lightsaber mechanic in a Star Wars game. The force power system is also vastly improved here and the thrill of tossing around stormtroopers like rag dolls with the flick of a mouse never grows old. A truly epic adventure that I have installed on every computer I've owned since it was released. Expand
  2. Jul 6, 2018
    10
    The game of my childhood and my first PC game when i was a kid.
    Played it countless times and hours and still do to this day!
  3. Mar 19, 2011
    10
    An FPS with the story and voice acting of an RPG. If you played and liked Dark Forces 2, you'll love this game. If you played Jedi Academy..An FPS with the story and voice acting of an RPG. If you played and liked Dark Forces 2, you'll love this game. If you played Jedi Academy.. meh, not so sure you will like it. In my opinion, It's a game that achieves in every way excepted. The fights never get old. The thrills some cutscene can bring matches with Dark Forces 2 and the films. Level design and puzzles are milestones. Expand
  4. Jun 4, 2019
    9
    Combines fun, action packed gameplay with an interesting story. Great mechanics for lightsaber combat.
  5. May 28, 2016
    8
    Excellent followup to Dark Forces II: Jedi Knight. A good continuation of the Kyle Katarn story with some graphical improvements, addedExcellent followup to Dark Forces II: Jedi Knight. A good continuation of the Kyle Katarn story with some graphical improvements, added features to lightsaber battling, and an intriguing storyline (love the cameos). Expand
  6. AnonymousMC
    Sep 17, 2009
    7
    A Very good game once you get past all the annoying missions before you have your lightsaber and even then not getting to customize forceA Very good game once you get past all the annoying missions before you have your lightsaber and even then not getting to customize force powers was annoying but its saving graces were a great storyline and amazing multiplayer Personally i liked jedi Academy better because it had the same multiplayer with more modes and it had force power customization so i could fight my own way instead of using what it gave me after i completed a mission the lightsabers were also better in jedi academy i loved having a double bladed lightsaber Expand
  7. Jan 6, 2014
    0
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Jedi Outcast is a special kind of bad: it frustrates in a multitude of ways. Gun mechanics are unwieldy with the crosshair changing position on the screen, lightsaber combat is incomprehensible and generally ends with the good ol' Kyle dying a horrible and sudden death after a long spectacle, the levels are as unintuitive as if they had been designed by the Zodiac killer, there is a mandatory stealth section that activates an arbitrary death cutscene when spotted, the lightsaber consistently failed to protect me from explosive weapons Expand

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