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Star Wars: Jedi Knight - Jedi Academy (Windows)

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Description

Star Wars: Jedi Knight - Jedi Academy is the sequel to Star Wars: Jedi Knight II - Jedi Outcast. The player is cast as Jaden Korr, a padawan at the Jedi Academy taught by Luke Skywalker and Kyle Katarn. Both the character and his lightsaber are to be created at the beginning of the game. Throughout the game, the player will acquire several force powers and weapons, such as lightning and the Tenlos Disruptor Rifle. As he progresses through the different missions, he may be seduced by the dark side of the Force...

Screenshots

Star Wars: Jedi Knight - Jedi Academy Windows How cliche is the FPS sniper rifle?  So cliche that even Jedi Knights carry them around now.
Star Wars: Jedi Knight - Jedi Academy Windows Each level of the story lets you select what order you will take the missions in.
Star Wars: Jedi Knight - Jedi Academy Windows Dark side force powers always look much more impressive than those of the light side.
Star Wars: Jedi Knight - Jedi Academy Windows Hidden in the multiplayer menus are the screens that teach you all of the special lightsaber combo attacks.

Alternate Titles

  • "杰迪武士:杰迪学院" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)

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User Reviews

Tempting the dark side can be, yes ! Emmanuel Henne (26) 3.57 Stars3.57 Stars3.57 Stars3.57 Stars3.57 Stars
More of the Same, and why that's good and bad. Terrence Bosky (5235) 2.43 Stars2.43 Stars2.43 Stars2.43 Stars2.43 Stars
A less than perfect romp through the Star Wars universe tied together with a sham of a story Lev Epshteyn (11) unrated
The best simulation of awesome power yet on a PC Andreas SJ (22) 3.57 Stars3.57 Stars3.57 Stars3.57 Stars3.57 Stars
Expands on the best bits of its predecessor Cyberzed (43) 3.86 Stars3.86 Stars3.86 Stars3.86 Stars3.86 Stars
Great graphics, fast gameplay, mixed feelings on this one bb bb (33) 2.86 Stars2.86 Stars2.86 Stars2.86 Stars2.86 Stars
The new lightsabers don't make up for the terrible plot, cutscenes and voice acting. kbmb (399) 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars
The most disappointing of the series. James Kirk (159) 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars
A great game, but it brings out the worst in people during multiplayer online bowser724 (26) 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars
Star Wars games should be more than this Jester236 (39) 0 Stars0 Stars0 Stars0 Stars0 Stars

The Press Says

Jolt (UK) Sep 27, 2003 91 out of 100 91
GameStar (Germany) Sep, 2003 90 out of 100 90
PC Zone Sep 17, 2003 8.9 out of 10 89
PC Action Sep 25, 2003 88 out of 100 88
Game Informer Magazine Nov, 2003 8.5 out of 10 85
Jeuxvideo.com Sep 19, 2003 17 out of 20 85
GameSpot Sep 15, 2003 8.4 out of 10 84
Eurogamer.net (UK) Oct 02, 2003 7 out of 10 70
2404.org PC Gaming Oct 16, 2003 7 out of 10 70
Withingames Sep 24, 2003 3 out of 5 60

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Trivia

Manual error (pg 30): the DL-44 Heavy Blaster Pistol (the default blaster) does have an ammo type: the Blaster Pack and the alternate attack (charging the blaster for a powerful shot) does work in the single player game.

Related Web Sites

  • Clan Mod (A Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy Multiplayer Modification. On these forums you can chat with developers of different mods who are helping to compile this mod. )
  • Graduate Summa Cum Lightsaber (An Apple Games article about the Macintosh version of Jedi Academy, with commentary being provided by Producer Brett Tosti (December, 2003).)
  • Lucas Arts: Jedi Academy (Official site.)
James Kirk (159) added Star Wars: Jedi Knight - Jedi Academy (Windows) on Sep 16, 2003
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