User Reviews

Some good Star Wars action sullied by a lot of irritating puzzles. Entorphane (375) 4.29 Stars4.29 Stars4.29 Stars4.29 Stars4.29 Stars
Quite fantastic, actually. MAT (182376) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars

Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 3.4
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 2.9
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.2
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.2
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.6
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.6
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.4
Overall User Score (16 votes) 3.3

Critic Reviews

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GameZone (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!
Consoles 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.
GamePro (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.
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.
Armchair 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.
XBox 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.
IGN (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.
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.
Game 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.
Gaming 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.
Game 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.
XBox 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.
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.
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.