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  • Summary: The next chapter of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic begins with a new storyline, force powers, characters, classes, and locations. Approximately five years after the events of the original Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, the Jedi, nearly brought to an end by the Sith, are onThe next chapter of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic begins with a new storyline, force powers, characters, classes, and locations. Approximately five years after the events of the original Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, the Jedi, nearly brought to an end by the Sith, are on the brink of extinction. As the last of the Jedi, you must master more than 30 new Force powers while battling your way through seven different worlds. This time, you can split your party to use several characters from your team for concurrent side quests. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 61 out of 67
  2. Negative: 0 out of 67
  1. Stuff
    100
    New powers, faster combat and new environments - such as Korriban, ancient Sith Lord burial ground - make this trip to KOTOR-ville more than just an Old Republic retread. [Jan 2005, p.54]
  2. This game really has everything you could want, including one of the best if not the best stories of the year, and it'll certainly slake any gamer's thirst for adventure.
  3. GMR Magazine
    90
    A fine RPG - it's just not the earth-shattering sequel that people might expect. [Feb 2005, p.100]
  4. Obsidian ditched the level cap, added randomized items, and made Knights of the Old Republic II a better game in almost every respect than its predecessor. I just wish they'd had the time to iron all the bugs out of the final version.
  5. A sequel that doesn't disappoint. KOTOR 2 is both a great Xbox RPG and a great Star Wars game.
  6. Pelit (Finland)
    82
    Tries much too hard for its own good. The writing is mostly passable, but dialogue lacks the feeling and nuances of the original, hence the game is morally much more black and white. The combat is also much too easy. It's still good fun for some of the time, though. [Feb. 05]
  7. Though I loved the original, I was less enthralled by the sequel. It felt too much like a typical role-playing dungeon crawl, in which you go from room to room fighting endless battles.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 48 out of 61
  2. Negative: 4 out of 61
  1. FrankieB.
    Jan 24, 2005
    10
    What the hell... did I just get laid?
  2. Jun 22, 2015
    10
    this game is a perfect addition to those hardcore star wars Fans....
    Pros: the lightsaber combat is exhilerating....., The easter eggs hidden
    this game is a perfect addition to those hardcore star wars Fans....
    Pros: the lightsaber combat is exhilerating....., The easter eggs hidden throughout the game are awesome.... the character interactions are very inclusive and it makes you feel like your actually involved....
    Cons: unfortunatly the game was rushed through development.... so its missing massive parts of the storyline.... they deleted a whole planet from the game.... and forgot to fix some of the in game interactions which hint at the planet......
    the ending leaves it wide open for a third game.... but we have yet to see a new game.... SWTOR is not even close to being called a continuation of Star wars KOTOR 2...

    its a stand alone game and i speak for myself but personally i WANT TO SEE A THIRD GAME.... revitalize this game series guys, we can get our game back guys... they did this for star wars battlefront 3 for the xbox 1... so it stands to reason they can do a new one for XBOX 1....
    unfortunatly the issue will be getting disney to allow it from Canon perspective.... they dont have a bloody clue
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  3. ChrisL.
    Dec 7, 2004
    10
    Every bit as good as the first with new features, force powers, classes, characters, music, and other great add ons. Still has a weak Every bit as good as the first with new features, force powers, classes, characters, music, and other great add ons. Still has a weak framerate, and minor glitches and long loads, but they're minor problems. Expand
  4. Mar 20, 2011
    10
    A masterpiece that I played back in 2004 and a year ago again , pure Dark side this time. Story is great and I just love the characters,A masterpiece that I played back in 2004 and a year ago again , pure Dark side this time. Story is great and I just love the characters, especially HK-47, he should had been awarded an Oscar that year! Really a must have for RPG and SW fans. Expand
  5. AkhilK.
    Jan 31, 2005
    9
    Awesome. True to Star Wars and KOTOR. Story was very compelling and a lot more exciting than KOTOR. The only bad: Very, very bad choice of Awesome. True to Star Wars and KOTOR. Story was very compelling and a lot more exciting than KOTOR. The only bad: Very, very bad choice of colour for text and menus. The first game's calm, and easy-on-the-eyes made use of brilliant shades of blue. I know, seems stupid. But it made a huge difference to me. Expand
  6. Jul 31, 2012
    9
    An amazingly fun game with some of the best characters in the entire Star Wars franchise. However, everything feels a little too familiar, andAn amazingly fun game with some of the best characters in the entire Star Wars franchise. However, everything feels a little too familiar, and the story just doesn't feel as satisfying as the original. The game also feels rushed and uncompleted, as there were many opportunities to extend the plot which were not fulfilled. Nevertheless, the game is an entertaining sequel and a must play for any fans of Star Wars, Bioware, or generally RPGs. Expand
  7. MichaelP.
    Jan 16, 2005
    2
    BAD: Unplayable. The load times ultimately killed this game, and that's before even considering the dated graphics and buggy character BAD: Unplayable. The load times ultimately killed this game, and that's before even considering the dated graphics and buggy character design. 5 hours (counting 2 hours of just loading) till I get a lightsaber? C'mon! If Jade Empire gets this kind of treatment... GOOD: You can save anywhere. That's about it for the good. Expand

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