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Star Wars: Jedi Knight II - Jedi Outcast (Windows)

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Description

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.

Screenshots

Star Wars: Jedi Knight II - Jedi Outcast Windows The third person view provides smoothly flowing lightsaber control
Star Wars: Jedi Knight II - Jedi Outcast Windows Another staple of Star Wars games, a wretched hive of scum and villiany
Star Wars: Jedi Knight II - Jedi Outcast Windows There are seven different multiplayer modes available
Star Wars: Jedi Knight II - Jedi Outcast Windows Skywalker may no longer crave adventure and excitement, but you're not Skywalker

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. Sam Hardy (76) unrated
Right now I feel like I could take on the whole Empire myself! Terrence Bosky (5235) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
Damn it Sam, you stole my one-liner! :) Chris Martin (1098) unrated
Starts slow but picks up after first few levels. Jason Becker (5) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars
Very good, this game is. Play you must. Kartanym (10777) 3.29 Stars3.29 Stars3.29 Stars3.29 Stars3.29 Stars
A slightly bland FPS that attempts to feel the force. RussS (781) 2.57 Stars2.57 Stars2.57 Stars2.57 Stars2.57 Stars
Worthy sequel Czar Husk Qi (39) 3.57 Stars3.57 Stars3.57 Stars3.57 Stars3.57 Stars
Dark Forces return to Greatness! Jason Musgrave (75) unrated
A Solid Sequel... Scott Monster (922) 4.14 Stars4.14 Stars4.14 Stars4.14 Stars4.14 Stars

The Press Says

Entertainment Weekly May 24, 2002 A 100
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Jun, 2002 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Just RPG 2002 95 out of 100 95
Play.tm Apr 09, 2002 92 out of 100 92
Game Revolution Apr 01, 2002 A- 91
Fragland.net Sep 13, 2002 91 out of 100 91
Svenska PC Gamer Mar, 2002 90 out of 100 90
PC Zone Benelux Apr, 2002 87 out of 100 87
Eurogamer.net (UK) Apr 11, 2002 7 out of 10 70
Factornews May 05, 2002 7 out of 10 70

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Trivia

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.

Cutscenes

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).)
Alexander Schaefer (2326) added Star Wars: Jedi Knight II - Jedi Outcast (Windows) on Mar 28, 2002
Other platforms contributed by Corn Popper (69643) and Kartanym (10777)