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  • Summary: As a new student of Luke Skywalker's Jedi Academy, follow an ancient tradition and learn the powers--and dangers--of the Force. Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy allows you to immerse yourself in the classic Star Wars universe as you take on the role of a student eager to learn the waysAs a new student of Luke Skywalker's Jedi Academy, follow an ancient tradition and learn the powers--and dangers--of the Force. Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy allows you to immerse yourself in the classic Star Wars universe as you take on the role of a student eager to learn the ways of the Force from Master Luke Skywalker. The game features customizable characters, all-new weapons, vehicles, and environments, and multiplayer modes. You'll interact with famous classic Star Wars locations and characters while facing the ultimate choice: Fight for good and freedom on the light side or follow the path of power and evil to the dark side. Expand
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 15
  2. Negative: 1 out of 15
  1. NF Magazine
    May 1, 2020
    80
    This is where the fun begins. [Issue #46 – May/June 2020, p. 27]
  2. Apr 1, 2020
    80
    Some aspects of Jedi Academy haven’t aged particularly well, although its core remains solid and enjoyable. It reminds us of that time where Star Wars games just wanted to be fun and expand its universe, and as big fans, we’ve loved going back to that time.
  3. Apr 7, 2020
    80
    Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy might be 17 years old, but its ability to believably set you on the path of a Jedi Master is still successfully maintained. There might be some multiplayer quirks, but the primary solo experience is out and out Star Wars.
  4. Apr 7, 2020
    70
    I think this game offers quite a bit of nostalgia. And even with all of its faults, I found ways to cheese the system or use the Force in fun ways to get through the missions. However, as fun as it was, I don’t know that it’s an accessible title for gamers who aren’t fully versed on how games in 2003 played or are expecting a current-gen SW gaming experience.
  5. Apr 8, 2020
    70
    Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy is a welcome addition to the Switch's ever-expanding repertoire, and a great adventure set in the Star Wars universe. Its seldom dull thanks to its enjoyable lightsaber combat, even if it's not terrific by modern standards. Fans of Star Wars and those looking for an action game with good variety will enjoy this. Aspyr has done a great job with the port, further cementing their reputation as one of the best developers for bringing fan favourite titles to Nintendo's flagship system.
  6. Apr 24, 2020
    64
    If you’re going to play a simple and funny multiplayer game based on Star Wars franchise, Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy might as well be a fair one. But it's a 2003 game, so don't forget it.
  7. Apr 15, 2020
    45
    As someone who is a big supporter of ports on the Switch, this game may have me reaching my breaking point with the whole concept. I’m getting tired of publishers using the Switch as a reason to double-dip on games, I’m getting tired of ports that aren’t optimized for the system it’s on, and I’m just getting tired of old games taking precedence over new ones. Why couldn’t we have gotten Star Wars: The Force Unleashed instead?

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  1. Apr 8, 2020
    5
    I know this is an X-Box game. But this controls horribly. It’s nice gameplay and an interesting story. But the controls are soooo limiting.I know this is an X-Box game. But this controls horribly. It’s nice gameplay and an interesting story. But the controls are soooo limiting. Especially on the speeder levels. Some levels are a dread to play because of the controls, it’s worth it for the good levels, but that doesn’t change the fact some of the levels just don’t feel finished. Expand