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  • Summary: 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. YourEngage 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. Your actions determine the outcome of this colossal galactic war - and your destiny as a Jedi. [LucasArts] Expand
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  1. It’s rare that I get so excited over a game, but the interactive storyline, the solid gameplay, and everything else managed to make me a firm believer that the future of Star Wars will be bright one.
  2. No other Star Wars game, including "Star Wars Galaxies," has done a better job of completely immersing you in the Star Wars universe. It's impossible to finish the game without somehow feeling like your actions have made a difference.
  3. The only thing missing from this masterpiece is the fact that once you finish playing the game, you can’t watch it as a movie!
  4. The battles look absolutely outstanding.
  5. The deepest foray yet into the Star Wars universe and well worth the price of admission.
  6. Not only one of the best "Star Wars" titles to date, but it is also one of the finest games in recent memory.
  7. 80
    It’s a testament to the strength of Knights’ original design that it manages to be gripping and engaging while in the midst of distracting technical problems.

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  1. Negative: 21 out of 290
  1. ChrisM.
    Feb 11, 2004
    10
    This game is bloody awesome. No doubt about it. An involving story, deep gameplay mechanics and great graphics all put together. This is one This game is bloody awesome. No doubt about it. An involving story, deep gameplay mechanics and great graphics all put together. This is one of those you won't be able to put down. Rightly so to. One of the best games ever. Expand
  2. JeffR.
    Jan 3, 2004
    10
    Hands down one of the best games i've ever played, and easily the best game of the year. you may notice that the only negative review atHands down one of the best games i've ever played, and easily the best game of the year. you may notice that the only negative review at the bottom is from someone who hasnt even played through much of the game - and when you go into playing a game expecting it to be exactly the same as another that you really enjoyed (in this case neverwinter nights), you set yourself up to be disappointed every time it is not. i went into KOTOR with no real expectations, and was incredibly pleased with what it turned out to be. an incredibly immersive plot in which i truly cared about the main characters, well written and well acted dialogue that was able to make me laugh out loud or raise the hairs on the back of my neck, a fantastic, extremely believable story with some very well placed twists, a world that was expansive and open-ended, and a combat system that rivals the best i've ever played with. igor below pointed out its differences from NWN as faults, but in truth he's really comparing apples with oranges - it was necessary that your character be restricted to the one race because the plot would simply not work if you were a wookie or a twi'lek. you are able to fashion a class for yourself by choosing specific feats and powers, and are not restricted at all to a certain path that you chose at the beginning of the game. the further down the road you go the more advanced and specialized weaponry becomes available, but would it really be conducive to the star wars universe to have hundreds of different kinds of blasters, all with their own name? i feel genuinely bad for igor that he's unable to appreciate this game for what it is, all because he didnt want to be playing KOTOR; he wanted to be playing NWN. i've found that the interface is very inuitive after a few hours of use, and the game is graphically incredible. all in all, KOTOR is an amazing and inspiring game the likes of which are very rare to come by. do yourself a favor and check it out if you have the 60+ hours to spare, as it will not be soon forgotten. Expand
  3. Jan 6, 2016
    10
    My favorite game of all time If you are into old style RPGs you will love this game. Think slightly more modern with Baldur's Gate. NoMy favorite game of all time If you are into old style RPGs you will love this game. Think slightly more modern with Baldur's Gate. No isometric view and closer up look at your character but still has that turn-based combat. Amazing story as well and great characters. Even if you aren't into an older RPG you will still love this game based on the great story and stellar gameplay. This game is what inspire Mass Effect and Dragon Age: Origins how can you say you don't love it. Expand
  4. Nov 29, 2011
    10
    I remember when I 1st heard about this game I had taken a long hiatus from Star Wars for years I got an Xbox specially because I wanted thisI remember when I 1st heard about this game I had taken a long hiatus from Star Wars for years I got an Xbox specially because I wanted this game after I saw it won game of the year on spikeTV. I couldn't put this game down for a months I did everything and than did it over again. Game of the Year yes I would even consider it the game of the Decade along with CoD4. Expand
  5. Oct 2, 2016
    9
    Absolute classic !
    The only game until now where your choices really matters. I'm still waiting for another game where you have this amount
    Absolute classic !
    The only game until now where your choices really matters. I'm still waiting for another game where you have this amount of freedom to develop your character to a shining hero or a cruel villain. No Witcher or Mass Effect can give me that.
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  6. Nov 10, 2010
    9
    There's too much text in dialog, but you can skip that. The combat could have been more involved for shooter kids, but it serves right atThere's too much text in dialog, but you can skip that. The combat could have been more involved for shooter kids, but it serves right at being fully stat-based (as an RPG should, anyway). Your moves shouldn't matter too much apart from your built character, so these complaints about the game being "for kids" I can see as biased. Apart from all this, loved the variety in missions and story. The age of it all hardly makes any difference. Having said that, producing a current-gen game of same amount varied content would require too much resources with all the hi-def visuals developers overuse these days. If you love Star Wars, love RPG, aren't a fan of purely reaction-based (first person) games, this is your cup of tea. Expand
  7. Feb 12, 2018
    0
    Steam download of KOTOR ($10.00)

    this absoloutly does not work. SOO happy i paid with an amex so i can get my money back. I have been
    Steam download of KOTOR ($10.00)

    this absoloutly does not work. SOO happy i paid with an amex so i can get my money back. I have been trying to get this F***ing game to work for the last 3 hours with no result. I have read, and tried every possible option to get this game to work (steam overlay, resolution, uninstall and resintall, exe modification via properties menu, alt+tab) F****ing everything. If i do one thing in my life, it is to make sure no one gets scammed with this nonsense. All anyone wants to do with this game is to re-live the awesomeness that was KOTOR. Even though they made a terrible MMO remake of this game that no one playes, I still tried to give the developers one more chance. I WILL get my money back for this game but I will never get back the time I tried (and tried and tried and tried) to get this to work. You S**T bags will never get me to buy another game that you ever make. I have never written a review, nor bad mouthed anything I have played, regardless of my satisfaction. I will make it my lifes work to make sure you never scam anyone like this ever again. F**k you and everything you stand for, you are what is wrong with the gaming industry in this day age. You should be ashamed to call yourselves game devolopers, you might as well be a nigerian price asking for a wire account to make someone rich. The fact that I would put this time and effort into a 10$ download should be proof enough. I am suprised you even let people leave reviews, while you well know this does not work. I cannot belive you even made me install steam again (i used to play counter strike when it was a bonus CD in the half life series) I guess the time of conning honest gamers is not over. You have honestly made me so furious, that I cannot let a stupid 10$ game that does not work go. All I wanted to do, was to re live the fun I had with what I consider one of the best RPG's to have come out. F**K steam, F**K BIOWARE, F**K OBSIDIAN, F**K ASPYR. You have lost not only a customer, but everyone I have known, do know, and will know as customers. The worst part, is that I know this will fall on deaf ears, and that nothing will change, all I (we) want is to play the games we grew up with and you took that away, under the guise of nostalgia. You should be embarrased to call yourselves gamers, businessman, and developers.

    Sincerely,

    Jacob R Schiller (the most pissed off I have ever been)

    (sorry to the customer service rep who has to read this, you don't get paid enough and should take a S**T on your bosses desk, and tell Steam to shove it up their A**, GOD knows they get paid enough to clean it up)
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