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

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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 This game has some pre-rendered cutscenes (with no characters, though), and ability to replay them.
Star Wars: Jedi Knight II - Jedi Outcast Xbox Sneaking upon a Swamptrooper.
Star Wars: Jedi Knight II - Jedi Outcast Xbox Introduction
Star Wars: Jedi Knight II - Jedi Outcast Xbox Shootout in the mines.

Alternate Titles

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

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Some good Star Wars action sullied by a lot of irritating puzzles. Entorphane (366) 4.29 Stars4.29 Stars4.29 Stars4.29 Stars4.29 Stars
Quite fantastic, actually. MAT (102217) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars

Critic Reviews

Consoles Plus Dec, 2002 91 out of 100 91
GamePro (US) Nov 15, 2002 4.5 out of 5 90
Game Informer Magazine Dec, 2002 9 out of 10 90
XBox Solution (XBS) Dec 17, 2002 8.9 out of 10 89
Armchair Empire, The Jan 09, 2002 8.9 out of 10 89 Jan 18, 2003 86 out of 100 86 Jan 16, 2003 85 out of 100 85
XBox Evolved Apr 10, 2004 7.7 out of 10 77 Nov 25, 2002 15 out of 20 75 (UK) Feb 04, 2003 6 out of 10 60


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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.

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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).)
Kartanym (10755) added Star Wars: Jedi Knight II - Jedi Outcast (Xbox) on Nov 25, 2002
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