Star Wars: Obi-Wan

Moby ID: 5704

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Star Wars: Obi-Wan is a third person action game in which players take the role of Obi-Wan, a Jedi apprentice.

As Obi-Wan, players investigate an underworld crime ring weeks prior to the Trade Federation invasion of Naboo. The player will travel through a number of areas, such as Coruscant, Naboo and Tatooine, many of which are familiar from the movie series, while fighting Battle Droids, Tusken raiders, thugs, and many other enemies.

Obi-Wan's lightsaber is the player's primary weapon, which has multiple methods of attack depending on how it's used. Players also have access to Force Powers, which provide an advantage over their less talented foes. The player can force push an enemy, force grab their weapon, pick up an object and throw it at them, or force jump to high places.

The game has both a single player mode and a multiplayer mode called Jedi Arena, where players can battle with Jedi masters such as Mace Windu.

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Average score: 55% (based on 20 ratings)

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Average score: 3.8 out of 5 (based on 12 ratings with 2 reviews)

Eroooh. Destroy the droid army, you will.

The Good
Storyline - The Jin'ha race/group that was created was pretty cool, and then it goes right into the movie story. Although it does take some liberties with it, adding a level on Tatooine, where you must save the Queen from the sandpeople (actually one of the best levels). Cutscenes are kind of lame, though.

Sound - Can't complain; all the music and sound effects from the movies, which are all awesome. Although there were times when Qui-Gon and a droid may be talking at the same time and they drown each other out.

Replay value - You could replay all the levels again to win medals (time test, etc.) or to find all the secrets. Also, it's just fun to go head-to-head with any of the other Jedi in training sessions.

Fighting Darth Maul is always a plus...

You can kill friendlies without being penalized.

The jedi battle royale you unlock at the end of the game is definitely a good time.

2-player deathmatch between Jedi is always awesome, although it's usually over quickly for one or the other.

The Bad
Graphics - although this game was from 2001, the graphics for the characters were still pretty bad for the time. The polygon faces of Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon were too plain, with lips that didn't move when talking. A lot of the backgrounds were decently done, though.

Controls - The controls took a while to get used to. The response wasn't that hot at times, either.

No Yoda! There are rumors that you could unlock him, but I don't know...

You can't play Darth Maul in the Jedi battles, although it's also rumored that he could be unlocked...

Obi-Wan saying 'I'm not sure' got annoying after a while.

The voices are not the original actors (not surprising, though).

On some levels, Qui-Gon helps you, but no matter how many times he gets hit, he won't die. This makes things easier on you, but then it takes away the edge of trying to protect him to make sure he survives (until DM gets to him, anyway).

The Bottom Line
You play Obi-Wan, starting a few weeks before the events in TPM. You discover that a group of guys called the Jin'ha have developed curtosis armor and weapons, which they are selling to the Federation (it basically is resistant to lightsaber strikes). You go slice them up with your light saber, and then follow the events in the movie. Fighting Darth Maul was not as bad as it looks, but is still a decent challenge. And every time I heard Mace Windu talking, I was hoping he'd start swearing a la Pulp Fiction.

Overall, a decent game that I think was too harshly criticized by the gaming industry. Still, it doesn't hold a candle to the PC version of DFII: Jedi Outcast. Play that one instead.

Xbox · by lado (25) · 2005

Fun great game.

The Good
This game has a great story to it. It really ties in to the star wars time line. One thing that I really liked is that the voices, though not the real actors, were close to what they really are. Especially Obi-Wan.

The Bad
The only bad thing about the game is the controls can sometimes get aggravating. This is because, to attack with the saber is the right analog stick and jump and everything else is in A,B,X,Y. For this reason if you get cornered by a lot of enemies with little life left, it can be difficult to jump over them to save your self.

The Bottom Line
If you like star wars than you'll love this. It holds true to all of the movies and is very exiting. You get to see what it is like to be a Jedi out side of the usual battle of the Sith.

Xbox · by Jeff Robinson (64) · 2008

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Development history

Obi-Wan was originally slated for an early 2000 release, following in the wake of Episode 1's theatrical release. At the time the game was originally a PC-only title with possible console ports on the horizon, with lots of previews and cover features on several PC gaming magazines still around.

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Game added January 26th, 2002. Last modified March 9th, 2023.