User Reviews

The force is strong in this one. Windows Sam Hardy (82)
Right now I feel like I could take on the whole Empire myself! Windows Terrence Bosky (5463)
Some good Star Wars action sullied by a lot of irritating puzzles. Xbox Entorphane (375)
Damn it Sam, you stole my one-liner! :) Windows Chris Martin (1204)
Starts slow but picks up after first few levels. Windows Jason Becker (5)
Very good, this game is. Play you must. Windows Kartanym (12783)
Quite fantastic, actually. Xbox MAT (180529)
A slightly bland FPS that attempts to feel the force. Windows RussS (819)
Worthy sequel Windows Czar Husk Qi (39)
Dark Forces return to Greatness! Windows Jason Musgrave (74)

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Windows 119 4.0
Xbox 16 3.3
Combined User Score 143 3.8

Critic Reviews

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WindowsComputer Gaming World (CGW) (Jun, 2002)
I loved Jedi Outcast because it works as both a great game and a great story—something that rarely happens in gaming. Even the title is clever, referring to both the story’s hero and villain. And Kyle Katarn is more than your standard wisecracking, muscle-bound hero—he’s a hewed character with history. A shocking plot twist about a quarter of the way in gives Kyle the motivation to seek out his Force powers again, and the sequence— complete with John Williams classic music—has real emotional resonance. But besides that, it’s just beautifully designed: fast-paced, challenging, arid awesome to look at. It’s an early competitor for Action Game of the Year. We can only hope that Attack of the Clones is half as good.
MacintoshMac Addict (Feb, 2003)
With its well-made environments, rich multiplayer mode, and great graphics, sound, and action, this game is the best Star Wars experience since the original film.
MacintoshmacHOME (2002)
Whether you're a convention-going fan of the Star Wars film series or just a gamer who likes to blow things up, you're going to like Jedi Knight II.
WindowsEntertainment Weekly (May 24, 2002)
With an impressive array of weapons, items, and levels, as well as puzzles that will challenge (and unlike many other games, not annoy), the Force is strong with this one. THE ASSIST When battling biting insects, forgo your blaster for the stun baton while in the crouch position. You'll save ammo -- and yourself. THE LAST SHOT You wield a lightsaber, maim imperial officers, and hang tough with Lando Calrissian. What more do you want?
MacintoshMac Gamer (Dec 12, 2002)
In short, I wanted to hate this game. The end result, however, is that I have been converted completely. Much to my shame and embarrassment, I have been enraptured by the mysterious power of the Force, my heart has quickened at the ignition of my lightsaber and, most of all, I played this game from beginning to end with bated breath and eager fingers. Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast turned me into a believer. I don't know if it's a good thing, but if lovin' Jedi Knight II is wrong, I don't wanna be right.
Windowsgames xtreme (Apr 02, 2002)
Take it or leave it, love it or hate it, if you don't give this game the chance it deserves you're not giving Raven the credit they deserve for giving us such a kick ass title. Put simply JK-II rocks more than a Bith Band in the Cantina on Mos has more power than a Dark Jedi on Glitterstim spice and more features than Darth Maul's lightsaber (Which I heard might be a special Easter egg in the main Multiplayer game) It simply oozes style and panache and should be up there with the likes of Quake 3 Arena or Unreal Tournament for sheer addictive quality. Thank you Raven you've made this reviewer extremely happy...and with a patch on the horizon that fixes saber dismemberment in multiplayer it should be a happy day for all Jedi, light or dark.
WindowsJust RPG (2002)
You do not have to be a Jedi wannabe to love Jedi Outcast. Even Kyle Katarn (the game's hero) was not!
95 (Jun 20, 2002)
Cu exceptia unor mici scapari privind modul single-player, cu o grafica buna, cu un multiplayer de exceptie si un feeling extraordinar, Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast reuseste sa fie cea mai placuta surpriza de pana acum a acestui an, candidand pentru cel mai bun joc al anului, daca nu macar pentru cel mai bun FPS aparut in 2002.
WindowsIGROMANIA (May, 2002)
Dark Forces + Jedi Knight + Raven = "Звездные войны" снова в высшей лиге! Только вот надолго ли?..
WindowsGame Informer Magazine (May, 2002)
Running on a highly modified Quake III: Team Arena engine, and developed in collaboration with Activision subsidiary Raven Software, Jedi Outcast emerges as the quintessential Star Wars game and a feast for all FPS devotees. The fact that Jedi Outcast is a respectable Star Wars title is one thing, but declaring that it has the depth and sheer gameplay power of a Medal of Honor or Unreal is testament to its fine craftsmanship.
WindowsAtomic Gamer (Mar 29, 2002)
Jedi Knight 2 is simply the best game I've played in a while. The atmosphere is 100% Star Wars, with a unique storyline, great locations, near-perfect action, and plenty of replay value in the multiplayer mode.
WindowsGame Over Online (Apr 18, 2002)
Still, the saber combat model alone is really enough to give this a gamer’s choice award. Add in a solid single-player campaign, even one with more jumping and switch-flipping puzzles than I’m generally comfortable with, and some groovy multiplayer action, and this is easily the most satisfying FPS that I’ve played this year.
WindowsGame Captain (Apr 01, 2002)
JK2 ist meiner Meinung der beste Ego-Shooter, der zur Zeit zu haben ist. Es gibt wirklich kaum Wünsche, die für einen Star Wars Fan offen bleiben. Das etwas ausgefallene Spielprinzip ist genau das richtige, wenn man nicht auf "primitive" Action, wie bei RTCW und Konsorten steht, aber auch nicht auf Ultrarealismus, wie in Operation Flashpoint. Dank vier verschiedener Schwierigkeitsgrade findet sowohl ein blutiger Anfänger, als auch ein Hardcorezocker in JK2 eine angemessene Herausforderung, was nicht heißen soll, dass es einfach ist. Fazit: Ein überaus würdiger Nachfolger für Jedi Knight und ein echtes Highlight in der Shooter Welt!
92 (Mar 27, 2002)
Ich dachte schon, LucasArts würde es nicht mehr packen, ein Spiel mit der Storydichte, der Levelvielfalt und der Spannung zu machen. Wie dankbar bin ich nun für Jedi Knight II. Es ist kein Spaziergang, so viel steht fest. Dafür ist Jedi Outcast eine spannende, actionreiche und oft knobellastige Tour durch die halbe Star-Wars-Galaxie. Jedi Knight II ist jetzt schon eines der Action-Highlights des Jahres.
92 (Apr 09, 2002)
Some of the level design can be frustrating, but not too often, and some of the powers are a bit useless (I almost never used Mind Trick). The plot is good, the music is Star Wars, and the graphics are mostly excellent. There are some great locations (Cloud City a favourite of mine) and some less good ones, and the weapons are varied and fun. But once you get that lightsabre you'll never look back. The combat is of such high quality that you will find yourself loading certain saves time and again as you endeavour to be more creative in the use of Force assassination. To say it all - I have not had this much fun with a game for a long, long time. The Force is strong in this one - Raven has turned Lucasarts back to the Light!
XboxGameZone (Nov 27, 2002)
This is one game that definitely belongs in your Xbox collection! Please forget any memory that you may have of the other Star Wars game, Obi-Wan. Besides having a wonderful storyline, the game offers wonderful multiplayer options, but why is it missing Xbox Live support?? The price of this game is definitely worth it. If you love anything Star Wars related, or are a fan of games that are fun to play, check out Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast, because you will not regret it!
WindowsActionTrip (Mar 30, 2002)
Bottom line though. Raven managed to pull off something a few game companies ever managed, and that is to take a classic to the next level. Whether it's the single-player or the multiplayer action, no self-respecting Star Wars fan should pass on the opportunity to play Jedi Knight 2.
WindowsArmchair Empire, The (Apr, 2002)
And besides all the above, Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast is fun. No matter how many times I died, either by my own misstep or some surprise awaiting my entry into a room, I kept on playing even when I was stumped on a puzzle or figuring out how to get out of room alive. There’s much to do and nooks and crannies to explore. It’s got everything that first-person shooter and Star Wars fans will love. If you’ve got the chance, go and get it. The Force is back!
XboxConsoles Plus (Dec, 2002)
Un Doom-like très bien réalisé à la durée de vie énorme tant le niveau de difficulté est bien réglé. Une ambiance digne des films de George Lucas.
91 (Apr 19, 2002)
Kyle Katarnin uusin seikkailu alkaa hitaasti, mutta vauhtiin päästessään se nappaa pelaajan sellaiseen otteeseen, ettei irti pääse ennen viimeisenkin kentän läpäisyä. Yksinpelin tarjoama seikkailu on pitkä ja tarjoaa lukuisia kokemisen arvoisia hetkiä. Voiman hallitseminen on upea tunne, eikä valomiekkailukaan ole yhtään hassumpaa touhua. Loistavan yksinpelikokemuksen lisäksi Jedi Outcast tarjoaa erittäin toimivan ja piristävän tuoreen moninpelin, jonka pariin on helppo palata vielä pitkään yksinpelin läpäisyn jälkeenkin. Mutta joo, nyt meikäpoika säntää takaisin antamaan Imperiumin ilkiöille ansionsa mukaan. Olkoon voima kanssanne!
91 (Sep 13, 2002)
This game simply rocks, it’s the best FPS out there at the moment and it is the best shooter I’ve seen in a while. It is way more fun then RTCW and a lot smoother in gameplay then MOHAA. My guess is this game will end up high in the charts of the 2002 FPS games, probably topped off by Ravens own Soldier Of Fortune 2. Personally I don’t think any of the games scheduled for 2002 can beat this in gameplay. A sweet game with superb multiplayer fun and incredible single player experiences, what do you want more? Go and buy it my little minions.
WindowsGame Revolution (Apr 01, 2002)
So whether you're a scruffy nerf herder or a pointy-eared Jedi Master, you'll enjoy Jedi Outcast. It's got great action from two perspectives, mind-bending puzzles, and enough Force-powered Star Wars action to keep you up 'til the banthas come home.
90 (Apr 05, 2002)
Star Wars Jedi Knight 2: Jedi Outcast ist ein rundum gelungener 3D-Shooter. Schon allein das Szenario ist einfach sensationell. Nur wenige zu schwer geratene Rätsel bremsen den Spielspaß. Ansonsten bietet das Spiel über 18 Stunden Spielspaß, also knapp doppelt so viel wie Medal of Honor:Allied Assault und erreicht ständig ein qualitativ höheres Level als der Konkurrenz-Shooter im Zweiten Weltkrieg. Auch C&C Renegade kann bei solch einer Atmosphäre, Missionsvielfalt und vor allem den brillanten Laserschwert-Duellen nicht mehr mithalten. Verknüpft durch eine packende Story ist der lange Einzelspieler-Modus wirklich ein Erlebnis. Die sieben Mehrspieler-Modi können nicht ganz die Qualität des Einzelspielers erreichen, dennoch sind die Lichtschwert-Duelle äußerst spaßig und die Macht-Fähigkeiten erweitern das Szenario enorm. Alles in allem ist Jedi Outcast eine äußerst gelungene Fortsetzung und ein Pflichtkauf für Star Wars- und 3D-Shooter-Fans!
WindowsAdrenaline Vault, The (AVault) (Apr 18, 2002)
When all is said and done, Jedi Outcast is an immensely playable and entertaining game that easily overpowers its few niggling flaws with its style, its spirit, and most importantly, its unswerving dedication to fun. It is without question the best Star Wars game of all time, and will likely reverberate even longer as an action classic.
MacintoshMacworld (Feb 01, 2003)
Jedi Knight II is one of LucasArts' and Aspyr's best games ever. Its Star Wars trappings are icing on the cake.
WindowsIGN (Apr 01, 2002)
I like Jedi Knight way more now than I did in the first few days of playing it. I think this is as much my not getting it as it is that the game starts too slowly. Normally I rail against games that don't grab my attention quickly enough but the investment in Jedi Knight II has more than paid off with hours and hours of pure, unashamed enjoyment (and more than a few minutes of rage and frustration at a few poorly conceived puzzles). When it comes down to it, I played this game far too much, putting off all other obligations and interests until it was done. Not only is this one of the greatest Star Wars games I've ever played, it's one of the best action games period. Get it, Play it, Love it.
WindowsGameSpot (Apr 01, 2002)
However, the game's strong points--especially its combat--overshadow whatever problems Jedi Outcast may have early on. It's a very slick game that borrows the best elements from past shooters, introduces a number of its own great twists, and them combines these elements to make something that will be highly enjoyable both for those who like shooters and those who simply like Star Wars. And if you happen to like both, then you'll be especially impressed. Jedi Outcast certainly becomes tough later on, but once you learn to master all your force powers and get a good grip on your lightsaber, you'll feel unstoppable--the sight of Katarn effortlessly cutting through, leaping over, and pushing back crowds of enemies is a sight to behold. And once you finish the single-player game, the many multiplayer options will keep you coming back for more. Jedi Outcast is simply one of the easiest games to recommend this year.
WindowsJoystick (French) (Apr, 2002)
Jedi Outcast est aussi réussi que Jedi Knight en son temps. Décors vertigineux, puzzles retors, destruction massive d'impériaux, duels au sabre, pouvoirs de la Force... Rien ne manque à l'appel pour charmer les fans de la Guerre des Etoiles.
MacintoshIGN (Nov 22, 2002)
Not only is this one of the greatest Star Wars games I've ever played, it's one of the best action games period. Get it, Play it, Love it.
XboxGamePro (US) (Nov 15, 2002)
No game is perfect, and some of Outcast's massive amounts of platform-hopping get forehead-smackingly frustrating. The huge level designs can be confounding, and below Jedi Knight difficulty the A.I. is weaker than Lobot. Don't let these things discourage you?this game will keep you enthralled until the very end, at which point you're likely to start all over again. A true destroyer.
XboxGame Informer Magazine (Dec, 2002)
If you ever run into a jaded Star Wars fan, chances are they are that way simply because they care. They think that the series has been going downhill since Return of the Jedi, and want something to rescue it from the mire of George Lucas’ flawed genius. While Jedi Outcast can’t erase the damage done by Jar Jar Binks, it can fill your mind with some of the sweetest combat you’ve ever had the pleasure of playing.
WindowsSvenska PC Gamer (Mar, 2002)
Hur som helst så har alla som väljer att köpa detta spel (brännare straffas i skärselden, för Raven ska premieras för allt arbete de har lagt ner) en ordentligt underhållande upplevelse framför sig. Visst har spelet brister, och med ganska enkla knep hade man kunnat få det näst intill perfekt. Men det gör faktiskt inget – det ursprungliga Jedi Knight och X-Wing Alliance har i Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast fått en värdig kompanjon att dela Star Wars högsäte med. Det är inte allt vi hade hoppats att det skulle vara, men det som faktiskt finns under skalet räcker en lång tid, och en härlig känsla sprider sig i kroppen när man spelar. Bara en nivå till …
WindowsPC Games (Germany) (Apr 12, 2002)
Ich bin fast ein bisschen sauer auf Lucas Arts, weil ich trotz nächtelanger Laserschwert-Orgien kaum einen Fleck auf der weißen Spielspaß-Weste von Jedi Knight 2 gefunden habe. Die Lichtsäbelduelle möchte ich trotz Anfangsschwierigkeiten mit der ungewohnten Steuerung nicht mehr missen. Es macht unglaublich viel Spaß, sich mit dem summenden Leuchtschwert wie ein Berserker durch Gegnerhorden zu schnetzeln. Manches Gefecht habe ich mehrmals absolviert, nur um es beim nächsten Mal noch einen Tick besser und schöner zu machen. Okay, hin und wieder bin ich auch einfach kläglich gescheitert. Dass sich Jedi Outcast stellenweise sehr auf die Schnellspeichertaste verlässt, ist tatsächlich ein Schönheitsfehler. Doch die einfallsreichen Rätsel und Geschicklichkeitsprüfungen machen das mehr als wieder weg. Herz, was willst du mehr? Eine Fortsetzung! Ich brauche dringend eine Fortsetzung.
GameCubeArmchair Empire, The (Jan 20, 2003)
And besides all the above, Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast is fun. No matter how many times I died, either by my own misstep or some surprise awaiting my entry into a room, I kept on playing even when I was stumped on a puzzle or figuring out how to get out of a room alive. There’s much to do and nooks and crannies to explore. It’s got everything that first-person shooter and Star Wars fans will love. If you’ve got the chance, go and get it.
XboxArmchair Empire, The (Jan 09, 2002)
And besides all the above, Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast is fun. No matter how many times I died, either by my own misstep or some surprise awaiting my entry into a room, I kept on playing even when I was stumped on a puzzle or figuring out how to get out of a room alive. There’s much to do and nooks and crannies to explore. It’s got everything that first-person shooter and Star Wars fans will love. If you’ve got the chance, go and get it.
XboxXBox Solution (XBS) (Dec 17, 2002)
I’ve been a fan of the Star Wars Series for quite some time . . . the original Star Wars was the first movie I ever saw in a movie theater. I’m quite impressed by the nostalgia this title brings with it, and the details and lengths the developer took to make it seem like you were acting out the scenes of the big screen. Even if you’re not a fan of Star Wars, I would still recommend you take a close look at Star Wars Jedi Outcast: Jedi Knight II for it’s intense action in both first and third person perspective.
WindowsGameStar (Germany) (Apr, 2002)
Ich glaube wieder an Star Wars! Nachdem meine Begeisterung durch den letzten Film eingeschränkt war, hat Jedi Knight 2 die Freude an Lichtschwertern und der Macht wieder vollständig hergestellt. Es macht unglaublich viel Spaß, sich durch diese prächtig animierten Sturmtruppen zu schnetzeln, oder per Zaubersprung in den stimmungsvollen Raumstationen umherzuhopsen. Vor allem die Lichtschwert-Schlachten sind toll und sogar deutlich besser als im Vorgänger. Einzig echtes Problem sind eine Hand voll frustiger Rätsel, einige davon kann man nur mit Glück lösen. Mir wäre es lieber gewesen, Raven hätte auf sämtiche Schalterpuzzles verzichtet. Den langfristigen Spielspaß trübt das aber erstaunlich wenig – denn sobald wieder die Waffen sprechen, vergesse ich alles andere rasch. Meine Empfehlung: Zugreifen! Jedi Knight 2 ist der beste Ego-Shooter seit langer Zeit.
WindowsGameplay (Benelux) (Apr 29, 2002)
De unieke kans om met een lightsaber en de Force aan de slag te gaan, mag geen enkele Star Wars fan aan zich voorbij laten gaan!
XboxIGN (Nov 19, 2002)
The multiplayer game is good but disappointing at the same time. Two teams of lightsaber wielding Jedis is great even if 90% of them are bots, but having fourteen humans duking it out, like they could on PC, would be that much better. As it is however, Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast immerses players into the Star Wars Universe (the one we care about anyways) like no other game available on the Xbox. With Star Wars Galaxies and Knights of the Old Republic still on the way, let's hope this game is a turning point (from not-so-good to good) for the franchise on Xbox.
GameCubeGame Informer Magazine (Jan, 2003)
I’m usually not excited about Star Wars material that isn’t tied directly to the movies. That being said, I have grown tired of LucasArts’ recent by-the-numbers vehicular combat titles. Not only does Jedi Outcast succeed in drawing me into protagonist Kyle Katarn’s world, but it also brings first and third-person action together fairly well.
WindowsPC Zone Benelux (Apr, 2002)
Rest mij te zeggen dat Raven Software in samenwerking met LucasArts een fantastische taak heeft verricht. De lage instapdrempel van deze game maakt eht ook zeer toegankelijk voor de niet Star Wars fan, waardoor de doelgroep aanzienlijk groter zal zijn dan eerdere uitgebrachte LucasArts titels. Petje af!
86 (Jan 18, 2003)
Dass sich die Entwickler mit der Umsetzung vom PC Mühe gegeben haben, merkt man Jedi Outcast deutlich an. Sowohl technisch als auch spielerisch müssen Xbox-Besitzer kaum Abstriche machen - zumindest was den spannenden Story-Modus betrifft. Multiplayer-Freuden befriedigt Jedi Outcast angesichts der beschränkten Teilnehmerzahl dagegen nur bedingt. Für ein bis zwei Spieler wird zwar genügend Abwechslung geboten, darüber hinaus reduziert sich das Angebot allerdings auf mäßig spannende Wartelisten-Duelle. Solisten freuen sich jedoch über ein abwechslungsreiches Star Wars-Abenteuer mit motivierendem, wenn auch linearem Spielverlauf, das zudem hervorragend eingedeutscht wurde. Level- und Rätseldesign wirken zwar hin und wieder etwas unglücklich, aber dafür halten Euch die abwechslungsreichen Aufgaben immer auf Trab. Eher belanglos sind hingegen die Konsolen-exklusiven Zusatzfeatures wie der Bonus-Einsatz auf Alzoc III und eine neue Multiplayer-Option.
85 (Jan 16, 2003)
Regardless of its problems, however, I can only reach the conclusion that Jedi Outcast is a worthy game. It has aspects of poor and frustrating design, but the core game play mechanic is rock solid, and the game is atmospheric and fun enough, particularly for Star Wars fans, to compensate for these faults. There are many who disliked this game, and that is their right - I am not here to gainsay them. I do feel, however, that many judged the game on the wrong merits. They pointed out poor level design, generic puzzles and a very slow beginning, and used these as evidence to say that JK: Outcast is a poor game overall. While Outcast does contain these flaws, it is a good game regardless. Indeed, Outcast is a great game in the same way Star Wars is a great film - the component parts often seem lousy, but when considered as a whole it shines.
GameCubeNintendojo (2002)
What better way to spend an evening than controlling a Jedi through numerous battles in the ultimate showdown between good and evil? Okay, how about a FPS that allows you to use a lightsaber? There you go, now you’re interested. Jedi Outcast is the closest thing to being a Jedi simulator that’s available on the console market. The story is a welcome addition to the “extended universe,” especially with its post-original trilogy setting. Seeing favorite characters in polygonal shape gives off a geeky kind of vibe but is definitely necessary to complete the package. While the multiplayer is slightly disappointing, the overall package is well worth your cash. If you’re a Star Wars fan, this is obviously a no-brainer. It’s a much more worthy investment than that Episode I DVD you’ve been avoiding.
XboxGame Critics (Jun 09, 2003)
While Outcast is not perfect, what it does right it does damn well. It's a well-organized and planned platformer with the best elements of the Star Wars universe rolled in. I was finally able to manifest my imagination into a media I could see and hear. Simply put, becoming a Jedi was ever more magnificent than I could have hoped for.
WindowsNetjak (Jul 03, 2002)
The game is great... once you make it past the first three levels. Those who like to jump in a game, and make their decision within minutes will be highly disappointed. Once you weed out these levels, I have to admit this is one of the best installments of any Star Wars games ever. The subtle use of the Force, tying in with your lightsaber is incredibly fun and the multiplayer is even better.
85 (Mar 20, 2003)
Overall, I expect I'll be playing the single player game quite a bit. The LAN potential is there for the multiplayer side of things. The graphics and sound are excellent, and this is a very enjoyable game. I'd recommend Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast for fans of either Star Wars and/or FPS games.
MacintoshInside Mac Games (IMG) (Dec 10, 2002)
Overall, JKII is a worthy Star Wars game built on the venerable Quake III engine. Yes, there have been a host of games that used this fantastic engine, yet the popularity of the Star Wars universe lends itself to this game and makes it a game worth playing.
XboxGaming Age (Dec 26, 2002)
Obviously, if you're a Star Wars fan on any level and you enjoy shooter/adventure games, you'll be very happy with Jedi Outcast. Even if you're not a Star Wars fan this should provide limitless hours of gaming pleasure. The only thing that would keep you from enjoying this one is if you have some misguided disdain for the source material. If that's the case, you're missing out. The mix of ranged and hand-to-hand combat is smooth, deep and satisfyingly challenging. If Jedi Outcast was on Xbox Live it would be among the best games of the year.
XboxGame Revolution (Dec, 2002)
Still, Jedi Outcast stands out as one of the better Star Wars games to date. It's got great lightsaber battles and enough Star Wars action to satisfy even the biggest George Lucas junkie. Yoda would be proud.
WindowsYiya (Apr 14, 2002)
Abschließend kann man sagen, dass Jedi Outcast ein gutes, wenn auch nicht überragendes Programm ist. Ich vermisse leider die Optionen, die das Original im Bezug auf Charakterentwicklung zu bieten hatte. Vergleicht man es jedoch mit derzeitigen Konkurrenzprodukten ist es sicher vielfältiger und einfallsreicher, wenn auch zu linear. Die vergleichbare hohe Gesamtspielzeit, der abwechslungsreiche Ablauf und der gute Multiplayerpart heben es aus der uniformen Masse heraus und es wäre auch ein gutes Spiel, ohne die vorhandene Star Wars Lizenz. An Genre-Highlights wie Alien vs. Predator 2 oder No One Lives Forever kommt es dennoch nicht heran. Hätte man mehr Zeit auf ein ausgewogeneres Lichtschwertkampfsystem verwendet, wäre es eine rundere Sache geworden. Dennoch kann man es jedem Shooterfan empfehlen. Gerade auch die Hinwendung zu einem rästellastigerem Gameplay ist eine gelungene Abwendung von den anderen Mainstream-Games.
GameCube64 Power / big.N / N Games (Dec, 2002)
Trotz der wirklich coolen Macht-Features und der gelungenen Präsentation mit viel Star Wars-Flair kann Jedi Knight II das Genre nicht voranbringen. Schon die PC-Vorlage war zu linear, Gefechte mit Luke Skywalker oder Lande Calrissian an deiner Seite sind viel zu selten. Die Level sind einerseits groß und atmosphärisch. andererseits stehst du dauernd vor Abzweigungen, ohne irgendeinen Hinweis darauf, welcher Weg der richtige ist. Hinzu kommt die bescheidene Portierungsleistung vom PC auf die Konsole. Das betrifft vor allem die Grafik. Die Umsetzung kostete die ohnehin schon wenig spektakuläre Grafik des Originals viele Details. Der Großteil der Texturen präsentiert sich in Grau-Schwarz und wirkt verwaschen. Grafikeffekte der neueren Generation suchst du trotz Quake 3-Engine vergebens. Die Durchschnittsgrafik hält das Spiel aber nicht davon ab, gelegentlich deutlich unter die magischen 30 Frames zu rutschen. Die Steuerung ist durchwachsen.
WindowsGameSpy (Apr 04, 2002)
My opinion of Jedi Outcast swung pretty far from start to finish. I really wasn't enjoying it much at first, but once I got to the later levels, the lightsaber combat and Force powers made it a ton of fun. Now that I've finished the game, I've been loading up save games just to fling Stormtroopers around, and now that I've gotten the hang of the Force powers, I've become increasingly addicted to the game's online play as well. I can't help feel that the game could have used a bit more polish, but Raven and LucasArts have done an excellent job putting together what will probably end up as one of the best action games of 2002.
WindowsNerikes Allehanda (May 07, 2002)
Efter ett par timmars ihärdigt spelande börjar dock spelet visa sin rätta potential. Precis som i det förra spelet inträffar det efter att man börjar få tillgång till Kraften och ljussabeln. Den kanske allra roligaste detaljen är att man nu kan göra ett s k Jedi mind-trick och få fienden att skjuta på varandra. Tålamod i mängder krävs men sedan blir man rikligt belönad.
WindowsGameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) (Mar 28, 2002)
Een oerdegelijk Star Wars-actiegame, het origineel waardig en we mijmeren wat sfeer betreft zelfs af en toe nostalgisch terug naar de dagen van Dark Forces. Een voor 90 % eerste- en voor 10 % derdepersoonsshooter/-houwer. Weinig echt vernieuwend in singleplayermode - met uitzondering van de creatieve oplossingen die de Force-krachten je aanbieden.
80 (Dec, 2002)
En définitif, au delà des qualités et défauts que l'ont peut attribuer à ce titre, toute la question reste de savoir si l'on s'amuse vraiment ou pas dans Jedi Knight 2. En fait, oui et non. Non car le jeu est d'une linéarité désolante et les niveaux peu originaux. Oui car le sabre et la Force donnent une toute autre dimension à l'ensemble.... quand on sait les maîtriser. C'est de loin ce qui sauve le jeu d'un marasme certain. Les fans de la série risquent de crier au sacrilège, mais il faut bien admettre que sans sa Starwars touch' le jeu ne procurerai certainement pas autant de plaisir. À mettre sous le sapin pour les inconditionnels, les autres auront plus de mal a vraiment accrocher.
WindowsWithingames (May 02, 2002)
Jedi Knight II ist für mich einer der besten Shooter der letzten Jahre, auch, wenn er nicht vor Innovation strotzt. Zwar macht es unheimlich Spaß, mit den Jedi-Kräften zu spielen und die Levels zu erkunden. Doch wegen diesem Innovationsmangel, der mäßig in Szene gesetzten Story und den einfallslosen Gegnern, aber vor allem wegen einiger frustrierender Stellen im Spiel, schafft es Jedi Outcast nicht in den Olymp der 90er-Wertungen.
WindowsGamesFirst! (Jun 06, 2002)
Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast is by all accounts a beautiful and immersing experience. The level of painstaking detail present in all of the aspects of this game is impressive. You can really tell that Lucasarts and Raven Software cared a lot about making you feel at home within this game. While Jedi Outcast is not a revolutionary title, it is definitely a solid blueprint of what to do right. It is a great mixture of concepts we know and love, executed in one solid title. This is definitely a must-buy for Star Wars fans and even those who aren't fans should check it out.
MacintoshAppleLinks.Com (Dec 10, 2002)
Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast is as fun as I'd hoped it would be. Although it was plenty of the same thing throughout (I still prefer Red Faction for variation in a first-person shooter, although Jedi Outcast does let you control one of those AT-ST things for a while, and that was pretty sweet), the levels were big and fun, and the game remained challenging without becoming impossible; nearly every major enemy had a simple solution for killing it if you could find it.
GameCubeGameZone (Nov 30, 2002)
Star Wars loyalists, this game's for you. FPS junkies will wonder where the deep multiplayer mode is, and casual gamers will wonder why the game isn't a little more straightforward. Forget about all that and try the game for yourself. Like people, this game has its share of problems, but once you get to know it, you'll likely find that it's a game worth spending time with.
XboxXBox Evolved (Apr 10, 2004)
A game that comes in a tight package with great multi-player modes is enough to make any Jedi fan out there want to pick this one up, regardless of the few drawbacks. Even if you're not a hardcore fan, you might want to try it out. It would be well worth it just so you could kick some ass with a lightsaber and the power of the force, despite some sticky parts of the game.
GameCubeGameSpy (Dec 02, 2002)
This game was an award-winning game on a prior platform, so you'd be in the right to demand more. But from the perspective of a GameCube owner just getting your first taste of the galactic goodie that is the Jedi Knight series, things could have been a lot worse. As it stands, LucasArts has delivered a playable first- and third-person outing that offers fantastic lightsaber combat, a chance to fiddle with the Force, and some moving battle scenes. Would that the publisher had provided some sense of direction and better pacing to go along with these features. For now, Jedi Knight II: Outcast stands as a respectable effort, but disappointing reminder that when you swap content from platform to platform, something often gets lost in the transition.
75 (Nov 25, 2002)
Si vous n'avez pas connu JK 2 sur PC, le titre vous ravira sans doutes malgré ses défauts et la perte de vigueur du couple Force/Sabre. Un gameplay qui a perdu au change et surtout une réalisation graphique simplement correcte, pas de quoi crier au hit même si le titre d'Activision reste l'une des meilleures exploitations de la licence Star Wars. Un portage qui laisse un avis partagé.
75 (Mar 29, 2002)
Un titre sympathique mais qui innove finalement assez peu. Ses performances restent dans la norme de ce que l'on a l'habitude de voir pour en faire un FPS sympathique mais pas ultime. Le fan de Star Wars se laissera quoi qu'il en soit volontiers charmer par cet univers et la possibilité de se prendre l'espace d'un instant pour un Jedi.
75 (Jan 08, 2003)
Le premier opus avait déja su attirer l'attention des fans de Star Wars. Voyons ce que vaut cette suite.
GameCubeIGN (Nov 19, 2002)
Nintendo fans are spoiled when it comes to Star Wars games. From Super Star Wars over Rogue Squadron all the way to Clone Wars, most of the Super NES, N64, and GameCube Star Wars games impressed with visuals and gameplay that really brought George Lucas' famous universe to life. PC owners weren't as fortunate, as many of the Star Wars titles lagged behind their console brethren -- with the notable exception of the Jedi Knight franchise. Released in May of this year, the PC version of Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast impressed our PC team enough to earn an editors' choice award, and the Xbox port is garnering similar accolades from our friends over at IGN Xbox.
GameCubeOfficiel Nintendo Magazine (Dec, 2002)
S'il faut souffrir pour y arriver, devenir Jedi omnipotent est une réelle consécration. Dans l'ensemble, JKII est un doom-like solide.
70 (UK) (Apr 11, 2002)
Jedi Outcast is a rather patchy game, with moments of genius let down by a lack of consistency. The guns are derivative and rarely used once you get hold of your lightsaber, the melee combat clumsy and chaotic, the AI poor and some of the locations derivative and poorly designed. This isn't the game we were looking for, but it's certainly no Obi Wan.
70 (Nov 25, 2002)
Si vous n'avez pas connu JK 2 sur PC, le titre vous ravira sans doutes malgré ces défauts et la perte de vigueur du couple Force/Sabre. Un gameplay qui a perdu au change et surtout une réalisation graphique simplement correcte, pas de quoi crier au hit même si le titre d'Activision reste l'une des meilleures exploitations de la licence Star Wars. Un portage qui laisse un avis partagé.
GameCubeFactornews (Feb 22, 2003)
Jedi Outcast remplit son contrat même si quelques détails auraient pu permettre au jeu d’atteindre des sommets. On regrette notamment la difficile gestion des pouvoirs de la force lorsque l’on est assailli ainsi que la relative complexité de la progression lors de certains passages.
WindowsFactornews (May 05, 2002)
Pour conclure, je dirais que ce nouvel opus ne brille peut-être pas par son originalité... mais bel et bien par sa réalisation tout à fait soignée. Le gameplay n'est pas en reste non plus; celui-ci propose une expérience intéressante et des évênements scriptés "à la half-life" qu'on ne se lasse pas de revivre. Ajoutez à cela un mode Multi qui cartonne déjà sur le net avec 15 maps, 28 bots et différents modes de jeu et vous obtenez une valeur sûre de cette année 2002.
60 (UK) (Feb 04, 2003)
In the final analysis, Jedi Outcast is certainly an entertaining package when it gets things right, but it's also riddled with design flaws, technical flaws and various minor irritations that conspire to detract from your overall enjoyment. Given that it's also not Live (or even LAN) enabled, Xbox owners don't even have that crumb of comfort to elevate its status. With news of a sequel in the works for release next year, let's hope LucasArts can finally serve up the FPS that fans of the franchise have been waiting for. Right now, this is the best Star Wars fans can hope for, but they deserve so much more.
WindowsClubic (Apr 18, 2002)
Une des licences commerciales les plus courues, un des meilleurs moteurs 3D, un genre très en vogue, Jedi Knight 2 aurait pu (du) être un hit incontesté. Les fans seront déçu... Ce n'est pas la réussite attendue ! Le plaisir de se replonger dans le monde de StarWars est immédiat et à ce niveau-là, les developpeurs de chez Raven ont fait mouche. Mais une série de points que l'on pourrait presque qualifier de détails minent le plaisir du joueur. La résolution de certaines énigmes nous conduit parfois à la limite de l'énervement. Le manque de confort des armes en rajoute une couche et la monotonie des décors finit par décourager. L'arrivée de la « Force » au bout de plusieurs heures de jeu relance heureusement l'intérêt. Jedi Knight est plutôt un bon jeu mais on regrette vraiment que quelques « petits détails » aient à ce point miné le jeu. Quelques semaines de développement supplémentaires auraient peut être réussi à en faire un hit. Dommage.
GameCubeGamePro (US) (Dec 16, 2002)
Unless you're really hurting for some Jedi action, you'd be better off playing TimeSplitters 2. JKII is a decent game for the big Star Wars fan, but it's not good enough on its own to interest the nonbelievers.
GameCubeNintendoWorldReport (Dec 27, 2002)
In the end, Jedi Outcast ends up being a pretty terrible port of an excellent PC title. The trick to enjoying the GameCube incarnation will be coming to terms with the control and graphic inadequacies in the game and then being able to make yourself get over the “hump” so that you can enjoy the meat and potatoes of the whole experience. If you’re a die-hard Star Wars fan who doesn’t have access to a PC, this may be your only opportunity to experience the thrill of choking people with your mind ala Darth Vader, and it may be worth it. Unfortunately for the more casual gamers, it is hard to recommend the game for even a rental, due to a combination of factors that will likely turn off a majority of people who will pick it up.