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  • Summary: Long before the Galactic Civil War, an epic drama begins. 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, theLong before the Galactic Civil War, an epic drama begins. 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. It's up to guide your customizable and evolving characters through ten different worlds, fast-paced minigames, and locations including a Sith world, the Wookie homeworld, and the Jedi Academy. Your actions determine the outcome of this colossal galactic war--and your destiny as a Jedi. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. Nov 23, 2021
    95
    Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic is still exceptional 18 years later, and this new Switch port is the best version we’ve ever played.
  2. Nov 16, 2021
    90
    If you’ve somehow managed to come this far without playing Star Wars: Knight of the Old Republic, you’ll definitely want to dig into this. It’s a great port of an all-time classic RPG, one that handily stands the test of time. For Star Wars fans, it may well serve as the same oasis now that it did back in 2003. Even those who have played the game before may find a return trip worth embarking upon, particularly with how nicely it plays on the Switch.
  3. Nov 11, 2021
    90
    Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic remains one of the best games ever made and arguably the best Star Wars game. Aside from shorter loading times and higher resolution, nothing is drastically changed on Switch, which is perfectly fine as this is one of those games that doesn’t need much tinkering.
  4. Nov 18, 2021
    90
    Overall, KOTOR on Nintendo Switch is well worth picking up. Not only is it relatively cheap at $15, it's still one of the very best RPGs you can play. And it's high on the list of the best Star Wars games available. There's a reason people want more KOTOR.
  5. Nov 16, 2021
    80
    Overall, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic is a classic RPG with one of the best Star Wars stories in the franchise. It is priced at $14.99, and I say it is worth it! There is plenty of replay value, trying for different endings and seeing different responses in your dialogue choices. Will you go Dark, Light, or Neutral? Will you bully your way through quests or try to be diplomatic? Play it, you ‘meatbag’!
  6. Nov 11, 2021
    76
    It’s still a good story, though, with an arc and characters that impressed 2003 Star Wars fans and RPG players hungry for more of what they loved best. Mechanically, the moment-to-moment gameplay definitely shows its age and the writing isn’t as strong or nuanced as we might remember it being. There’s a bit of consolation prize sadness around this unadorned, unimproved semi-museum piece coming to Switch, which won’t be seeing Aspyr’s remake when it’s released. Knights of the Old Republic looks and plays like the exceptionally good game it most certainly was in 2003, but it’s hard not to see, hear and feel all the ways in which games have moved on since.
  7. Nov 11, 2021
    70
    Bioware’s first RPG foray into gaming stole the hearts of myself, and I’m sure others has not aged well, and has a lot of difficulties to overcome.

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  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
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  1. Nov 12, 2021
    10
    As a big fan of the previous versions of this game, I am pleased to say that the Switch version of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic isAs a big fan of the previous versions of this game, I am pleased to say that the Switch version of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic is every bit as worth playing now as it was upon its original release in 2003. Not only is it a compelling Star Wars game on its own merit (along with the enhancements that Aspyr helped bring to previous Star Wars games on the console); its innovations to Western RPGs have stood the test of time. This title is well worth your time and money whether you're a fan of the original KOTOR or playing it for the first time. Expand
  2. Nov 24, 2021
    10
    Fantastic port of a masterpiece game. Aspyr did a great job. I would like some quality of life improvements in KOTOR Remake like area ofFantastic port of a masterpiece game. Aspyr did a great job. I would like some quality of life improvements in KOTOR Remake like area of effect looting and better inventory. But this is as good as it get. I got it on preorder, had zero issues, played about 60 hours and finished the game on both Light and Dark side. No issues whatsoever. Rarely seen on ports. Thumbs up, will play again. And again...

    And it's cheap! One of the cheapest yet best RPGs of all times.
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  3. Nov 12, 2021
    10
    Amazing game. Looks great on switch. Great price. Perfect for those of us that loves the BioWare hay day.
  4. Nov 19, 2021
    10
    Que pedazo de juego, increíble raza la mera netflix, más en estos momentos tan buenos en los que ser fan de Star Wars es tan redituable, seQue pedazo de juego, increíble raza la mera netflix, más en estos momentos tan buenos en los que ser fan de Star Wars es tan redituable, se viene el Boba Fett en sus caras ya casi raza apechuguen que sha se viene lo shido lokha. Expand
  5. Nov 12, 2021
    7
    Looks much better than the mobile version but I would appreciate some changes related to the subtitles and the huge status pop up. SubtitlesLooks much better than the mobile version but I would appreciate some changes related to the subtitles and the huge status pop up. Subtitles have no margin and the text is placed right next to the border. Battle status is placed in the huge pop up that takes 1/3 of the screen. Why is it that huge? I have also met several graphical issues. If they fix the text positioning and the pop up size it is gonna be a solid 9. Expand