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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. Positive: 33 out of 33
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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 302
  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. BennettM.
    Jan 23, 2004
    10
    Rob B. is a moron. I give KotOR 50/10.
  3. Apr 6, 2019
    10
    Best Star wars game and one of my favorite RPG.

    Great story & great characters!

    Must play!
  4. Sep 4, 2013
    10
    This is my second favorite game of all time, i am a big rpg and si-fy fan so i guess this was i match made in heaven. Yes the controls andThis is my second favorite game of all time, i am a big rpg and si-fy fan so i guess this was i match made in heaven. Yes the controls and graphics are outdated but there is nothing an hd remake cant fix. just have Dice use the frostbite engine and i will be happy. i want to see my hd remake. Expand
  5. FlaccidMember
    Nov 23, 2003
    9
    This game is a pretty good mix of Baldur's Gate story and the action of NWN's singleplayer. While it doesn't succeed at having This game is a pretty good mix of Baldur's Gate story and the action of NWN's singleplayer. While it doesn't succeed at having as great a story as the BG games, it is a TON better than the stuff from Ep. 1 and 2 in the movies. Overall Great Game. Expand
  6. Jul 27, 2016
    9
    On par with Mass Effect 2 and better than Dragon Age: Origins. I feel like this is one of the greatest RPG's of all time but that isn'tOn par with Mass Effect 2 and better than Dragon Age: Origins. I feel like this is one of the greatest RPG's of all time but that isn't nostalgia talking... (since this is my second time playing this game after a year first trying KOTOR.) I feel that this game deserves a place in the top 100 video games of all time.

    I'll spare you the details but the major positives for this game are amazing character development, great story, good pacing and lots of actions and missions to play, with the interesting characters and missions you cannot help but take your sweet time enjoying what KOTOR has to offer. It's like the father of Mass Effect.. Even as a old game it's worth playing for the story and the plot twist is probably one of the greatest plot twists told in video game history and I'm not overreacting when I say this. It also tells one of thr best star wars story even better then the orginal trilogy in terms of orginal story. Shame it has to be ruined by further star wars lore but that's a different story.

    Although the character development isn't as strong as Mass Effect and Dragon Age Origins which doesn't give you enough dialogue to appreciate the character. It was enough to give the character some back story. Shame that certain characters are favored, treating them with more dialogue options than the ladder which as I said disappoints me because some characters I felt like were more for cannon fodder rather than a buddy in your squad. (T3m4 and zallbar are some examples) The dialogue in KOTOR is also very black and white.. (aka Dark Side and Light Side) and also I felt like some dialogue whatever you choose led to the same dialogue outcome even without a dialogue change. The dialogue isn't strong like Mass Effect but strong enough to care about what's going on. But the characters comments throughout missions are intereating to hear which makes every encounter different then the last playthrough. Also story progresses very well... Pacing is great and even though the story is quite linear with the only big differences is in the end. I found the planets you explore was well thought out and fun to play through with levithan and taris being personal favourites, the only map I didin't like was the final area. Where the difficultly and final boss were suddenly difficult and tedious to play through if you didin't properly set up or built your character.

    Also a problem I have with this game is 2 things... 1 has to be the combat, it feels outdated... But it was the best combat for these types of rpgs where combat isn't just a point and click but it varies on dice rolls and different character builds. In the end thought it feels like I'm playing baldur's gate which is okay and acceptable at times but it's sometimes can be tedious and undeniably punishing if you choose force powers/feats and skill points incorrectly. But rewarding if choose it correctly. So take your time and read through the descriptions and understand the game... otherwise you'll make a mistake forcing you to reset the game or continue because points cannot be reverted unless with a previous save. Also the game is poorly optimized for this generation of computer hardware... AMD's cards cannot even start the game without certain graphic settings turned off and the effects such as smoke, fog and explosions give me a drastic change in FPS dipping to the low 10's and in rare cases crashes the game. The game poorly runs even as a old game... I had older games run better than KOTOR so that's no excuse.

    I usually don't recommend games to anyone in my review but this will be an exception.... If you haven't played this game, play it. Even if you aren't a huge fan of star wars like me... Play this game right now... this game was a lot of fun. You will love everything about this game, sure it's a pain to setup on a new computer with windows 7 but it's honestly worth it. If you liked Star Wars or any other bioware game or if you like good rpgs... then play this game, you won't regret it. I stated before that this could be one of the greatest games ever... But this is for sure the best star wars game out there.
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  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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