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 Meeting a heavy resistance in a Tie Fighter hangar.
Star Wars: Jedi Knight II - Jedi Outcast Xbox Checking out mission objectives.
Star Wars: Jedi Knight II - Jedi Outcast Xbox As your force grows stronger, so will the side effects available at your disposal.
Star Wars: Jedi Knight II - Jedi Outcast Windows Saber duels are quick and fluid and very deadly

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 (10751)
Quite fantastic, actually. Xbox MAT (104376)
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

Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows Jun, 2002 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
ActionTrip Windows Mar 30, 2002 92 out of 100 92
Svenska PC Gamer Windows Mar, 2002 90 out of 100 90
Game Informer Magazine Xbox Dec, 2002 9 out of 10 90 Xbox Jan 18, 2003 86 out of 100 86 Windows Mar 20, 2003 8.5 out of 10 85
GameSpy GameCube Dec 02, 2002 76 out of 100 76 Windows Mar 29, 2002 15 out of 20 75
IGN GameCube Nov 19, 2002 7.2 out of 10 72 GameCube Nov 25, 2002 14 out of 20 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 (69555), Kartanym (10751) and Alexander Schaefer (2316)