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Universal acclaim- based on 368 Ratings

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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
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 72 out of 72
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 72
  3. Negative: 0 out of 72
  1. GMR Magazine
    100
    The battle system rocks. Not quite real-time, not quite turn-based, but somewhere in-between, KOTOR's battle engine offers tremendous depth while being intimately adjustable. [Sept 2003, p.78]
  2. The massive environments are a joy to explore, and the fact that combat and exploration take place on the same screen prevents even the most frequent of encounters from becoming a burden.
  3. My favorite character personality is an assassin droid who, in calm tones, always asks you if he can shoot the person you're talking to. Or the person around them. He just wants to kill something.
  4. There's the usual John Williamsesque score, but what makes Knights Of The Old Republic stands out is the sheer quality and quantity of spoken dialogue.
  5. At last, a true RPG found a home in the rich Star Wars universe. Its amazing depth makes today's Star Wars movies look like a sitcom.
  6. There were too many times in the game where there wasn't a whole lot of fun. And personally the combat system could have allowed you to have more control of the character without having to give up the RPG elements.
  7. Play Magazine
    75
    The game shows high points of inspiration and technical achievement, but there is a pallor of inelegance and flat artistry that too often leaves the work in the hands of the gameplay. [Sept 2003, p.76]

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 4 out of 154
  1. Obiwan
    Jul 17, 2003
    10
    No doubt about it... this game is gonna make alot of girls resort to using dildos.. awesome... best Star Wars game ever this is tied w/Halo No doubt about it... this game is gonna make alot of girls resort to using dildos.. awesome... best Star Wars game ever this is tied w/Halo and Super Mario Bros. Expand
  2. Nov 26, 2010
    10
    Outstanding RPG!! This game defines perfection as an rpg. The gameplay is a fun strategic way to wield lightsabers and unleash the force onOutstanding RPG!! This game defines perfection as an rpg. The gameplay is a fun strategic way to wield lightsabers and unleash the force on your enemy's. The customization is near flawless, and the Story is the best part about the game. I recommend this game for any fan who truly appreciates RPG's you will not regret this experience Expand
  3. BritneyL.
    Aug 5, 2003
    10
    Jose C...., you just want to be noticed, you know this is the best game to come out this year!
  4. FredB.
    Oct 18, 2006
    10
    Got lost in the game the moment I turned it on. It starts a new Star Wars story line that can't be beat.
  5. Oct 26, 2011
    10
    Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic not only delivers an amazing Star Wars story and an excellent RPG but does both in superb fashion.Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic not only delivers an amazing Star Wars story and an excellent RPG but does both in superb fashion. Featuring an epic story filled with memorable characters, and perfectly balanced and simplistically good gameplay, KotOR is one of the best and most complete games ever made. Expand
  6. Mar 21, 2016
    9
    If you want to play a true Star Wars RPG game, this one is it and it's only for the original Xbox so get the Xbox console and get this game ifIf you want to play a true Star Wars RPG game, this one is it and it's only for the original Xbox so get the Xbox console and get this game if you want to live up such glory. Expand
  7. DavidS.
    Jul 15, 2003
    1
    This game blew big time mostly because of the big hype that is leading up to its release and the lack of gameplay that the actual game delivers.

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Awards & Rankings

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#1 Most Discussed Xbox Game of 2003
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#1 Most Shared Xbox Game of 2003