Star Wars: Jedi Knight II - Jedi Outcast

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In Jedi Outcast, you once again play Kyle Katarn, star of LucasArts' Star Wars-inspired 1st-person shooters Star Wars: Dark Forces and Star Wars: Jedi Knight - Dark Forces II.

Kyle has retired from being a Jedi fearing consequences from the Dark Side of the Power found within himself during his chase of the foul Sith-Lord Jerec into the lost vale of the Jedi at the end of Dark Forces 2. Chronologically taking place after the second Star Wars Trilogy, you'll meet various well known people from the original Star Wars movies like Luke Skywalker himself and Lando Calrissian.

Also following the tradition of its predecessors, you explore the surroundings in the typical 3D environment and can use a lot of different weapons and gear from the Star Wars Universe, including the famous Jedi Weapon, the light saber.


Star Wars: Jedi Knight II - Jedi Outcast Xbox Sneaking upon a Swamptrooper.
Star Wars: Jedi Knight II - Jedi Outcast Xbox Splitting a Stormtrooper with a lightsaber.
Star Wars: Jedi Knight II - Jedi Outcast Xbox Watch out when shooting at foes above you, as they tend to fall down atcha.
Star Wars: Jedi Knight II - Jedi Outcast Windows Soon, Kyle must return to the Valley of the Jedi...

Alternate Titles

  • "杰迪武士2:杰迪放逐者" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "JKII" -- Common abbreviation

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User Reviews

The force is strong in this one. Windows Sam Hardy (76)
Right now I feel like I could take on the whole Empire myself! Windows Terrence Bosky (5226)
Some good Star Wars action sullied by a lot of irritating puzzles. Xbox Entorphane (366)
Damn it Sam, you stole my one-liner! :) Windows Chris Martin (1094)
Starts slow but picks up after first few levels. Windows Jason Becker (5)
Very good, this game is. Play you must. Windows Kartanym (10755)
Quite fantastic, actually. Xbox MAT (102237)
A slightly bland FPS that attempts to feel the force. Windows RussS (781)
Worthy sequel Windows Czar Husk Qi (39)
Dark Forces return to Greatness! Windows Jason Musgrave (75)

Critic Reviews

Game Captain Windows Apr 01, 2002 93 out of 100 93 Windows Mar 27, 2002 92 out of 100 92
ActionTrip Windows Mar 30, 2002 92 out of 100 92
Game Revolution Windows Apr 01, 2002 A- 91
IGN Windows Apr 01, 2002 9 out of 10 90
Macworld Macintosh Feb 01, 2003 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Gameplay (Benelux) Windows May, 2002 88 out of 100 88
GameSpy Windows Apr 04, 2002 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
IGN GameCube Nov 19, 2002 7.2 out of 10 72 (UK) Windows Apr 11, 2002 7 out of 10 70


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1001 Video Games

Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.


Many of the 'combat action' displayed in cutscenes (and at one point watching the young Jedi train), including a moment with Luke Skywalker, are not pre-determined and are done somewhat more randomly via the AIs. What this means is that no two cutscenes are alike... and even though you may have seen it before, it will probably happen differently the next time. This is notable because sometimes unintentionally humorous and anti-climatic results occur (aka the AI doing something stupid).

This excludes the pre-rendered video files (usually of spaceships and exterior views) used within the game.

Information also contributed by WildKard

Related Web Sites

  • Fight the Dark Side (An Apple Games article (archived on the author's webpage) about the Macintosh version of Jedi Outcast, with commentary being provided by Aspyr Media President Michael Rogers (August, 2002).)
  • Jedi Knight 2 files (Almost all major Jedi Outcast maps, skins and mods can be found here including Jedi Academy files.)
  • NZMac Review (A (largely) unscored but positive review of the Macintosh version of the game by NZMac, a New Zealand Apple site (Jan. 01, 2003).)
Contributed to by Corn Popper (69570), Kartanym (10755) and Alexander Schaefer (2316)