STAR WARS®: Knights of the Old Republic™ II
5 years after the events of the award winning original, the Sith are on the verge of crushing the Old Republic. As a lone Jedi, will you follow the light side or succumb to the dark?
User reviews: Very Positive (1,502 reviews)
Release Date: Feb 8, 2005

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Includes 14 items: Star Wars Republic Commando™ , Star Wars Battlefront® II, Star Wars Starfighter™, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, Star Wars Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II, Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy, Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast, Star Wars: Dark Forces, Star Wars Jedi Knight: Mysteries of the Sith, Star Wars The Clone Wars: Republic Heroes, Star Wars The Force Unleashed: Ultimate Sith Edition, Star Wars® Empire at War™: Gold Pack, STAR WARS® THE FORCE UNLEASHED II, STAR WARS®: Knights of the Old Republic™ II

 

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"Chris Avellone deconstructs the Star Wars setting. Fantastic writing reminiscent of PS:T. Don't forget to install the Restored Content Mod."
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About This Game

Five years after the events from the award winning Star Wars® Knights of the Old Republic™, the Sith Lords have hunted the Jedi to the edge of extinction and are on the verge of crushing the Old Republic. With the Jedi Order in ruin, the Republic’s only hope is a lone Jedi struggling to reconnect with the Force. As this Jedi, you will be faced with the galaxy’s most dire decision: Follow the light side or succumb to the dark…

Key Features:

  • Follow up to the acclaimed and original Star Wars® Knights of the Old Republic™.
  • Choose from three different classes of Jedi, each with access to specific Jedi abilities.
  • Choose the light or the dark side of the Force as you progress through the story.
  • The choices you make will affect your character, those in your party and those who may join you in your quest.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Pentium 3 1GHz or AMD Athlon 1GHz
    • Memory: 256MB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 5 GB
    • Video Card: 32MB with Hardware T&L
    • DirectX®: DirectX 9.0b compatible
    • Sound: DirectX 9.0b compatible
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21 of 22 people (95%) found this review helpful
39.9 hrs on record
"Perhaps you were expecting some surprise, for me to reveal a secret that had eluded you, something that would change your perspective of events, shatter you to your core. There is no great revelation, no great secret. There is only you."

That is the culmination of Obsidian's Knights of the Old Republic II, a game which flips the entire Star Wars universe on its head via deep character interactions and a unique spin on established aspects of the franchise.

Make no mistake - the original release of KOTOR II was a flawed, incomplete mess. Not only was it missing a large chunk of its ending (notably, what happened to the player's squadmates when they landed on the final planet), but it was buggy and prone to all sorts of glitches. Yet, despite all that, the game still remains a classic of the RPG genre for how often it defies standard conventions and plays with the series' established tropes.

You play the Exile, a former commander who committed a terrible sin to stop the Mandalorian Wars, and was exiled from the Jedi Order because of it. The game begins with the Exile waking up onboard the Peragus mining facility, alongside T3-M4 (a returning character from the first game) and an enigmatic woman named Kreia, who knows more than she lets on. Together with sprung prisoner (and ace pilot) Atton Rand, the quartet escapes the facility and discover that the Jedi have been driven to near-extinction. With the help of a cast of supporting squadmates, including a former Sith protegee named Visas, the fun-loving (well, as fun as a homicidal robot can be) assassin droid HK-47, a bounty hunter, the leader of the Mandalores and more, the Exile sets out to stop the Sith and rebuild the Jedi Order.

The biggest difference between this and KOTOR I is how linear this game is. Not that it diminishes the plot at all, but there's a definite rhythm to the way you approach areas and plot situations. Whereas the original game's only real goal was to activate the four pillars to find out the location of the Star Forge before assaulting it, II has you either aiding or working against a planet's internal war, taking part in a trial to exonerate a wrongfully-accused civilian, taking apart a crime syndicate and more. The plot is a lot tighter and focused than its predecessor.

The cast of characters is where the game really shines, though. Aside from Kreia (an enigmatic woman who stresses being neutral in all decisions), every character has some backstory that requires trust and increasing the "Force Bond" with them to access. I truly liked that you could upgrade various aspects of your teammates' abilities by either talking to them a lot or helping them with certain decisions.

It's pretty much a given that if you're going to play KOTOR II, you need the Restored Content Mod. Not only does it restore the bulk of the ending which was scrapped by Obsidian in their rush to finish the game for a Christmas deadline, but it also fixes a lot of the bugs and underlying coding issues found throughout the game. I used it the first time I played the game, and I can't imagine going without it. In the same vein, the M4-78 Enhancement Project fills in an unfinished questline and gives some great upgrades to your droid party members, along with some awesome consequences later in the game - I was so pumped to see the droid army helping me during a later encounter.

It's not all perfect, though. While the crafting system is very good (and has shades of Mass Effect, which came out three years later), it's far too easy to be stuck with a large amount of components and weapons that are unusable, and there's never any real need to upgrade your gear beyond a handful of weapons.

Likewise, the ending (even with the Restored Content Mod) is a huge slog. There's a mid-mission quest with a robotic remote, which you are forced into, which is impossible to complete if you didn't clear out all the enemies from the map just prior to starting it. Likewise, the final fortress is a huge slog and is only passable through spamming Force powers or avoiding the majority of enemies.

That said, KOTOR II is well worth your time and money. The way it turns many of the elements of the Star Wars universe on its head and keeps up the energy and characterization through its runtime is still near-unmatched in this day and age, and I heartily recommend that every RPG fan check this game out at least once.
Posted: October 8
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.9 hrs on record
Awesome for any Star Wars Fan! The story is awesome and as the tag says "story-rich"
9/10 in my book.
Posted: September 24
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
71.3 hrs on record
You can move forwards and backwards.

10/10
Posted: October 12
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.5 hrs on record
this is what we call rpg
Posted: October 13
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
62.1 hrs on record
A worthy sucessor to KOTOR, but beware of glitches, they will strike when you least expect it..........
Posted: October 14
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
31.2 hrs on record
This game was one of the best memories I had in my childhood, it's 2014 and it's still the best game. :)
Posted: October 6
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
56.3 hrs on record
In some ways, it is stronger than the first game. The influence system is terrific as well as the storyline. HOWEVER: It is only stronger if you mod the hell out of it. You'll at least want TSR, if nothing else. Downloading some other attended content ones is suggested, as well as ones to make it look better.

Your gameplay is about the same as KOTOR, with some added force powers. YAY FORCE POWERS. There's two romances for the females and two for the males, unlike the one you were locked too without cheats in the first one. *cough*Juhaniromancemods*cough*. I also suggest using KSE because some places are a total ♥♥♥♥♥ and a half to get through.

All in all, it's a good game and well worth it. KOTOR is still in my top 5 games of all time and this one isn't, but it's worthwihle.
Posted: October 1
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.8 hrs on record
Great game for all Star Wars fans, and a excellent RPG. Gameplay was a little boring trying to get info from NPCs but other than that it was awesome!
Posted: October 16
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
36.4 hrs on record
One of the best RPGs ever made. Be a dark-side badass (or a goody-goody Jedi, I guess), and work your way through a variety of planets collecting a motley crew of scum and villainy who are like the Dirty Dozen with more personality issues. Better than the original in pretty much every way (except for the lack of sweet masks), and a real achievement.

Great writing, good combat, fantastic characters - buy it now, god dammit.

P.S. For ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥s - Force Persuade is the most wonderful thing.
Posted: October 9
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
30.8 hrs on record
Note: Almost 100% copy-paste from my review of KOTOR 1, as I had little else to add.

Personal rating: 10/10
Replayability: Medium
Budget: Worth it, unless you dislike Star Wars severely.
Lenght: A few days to a week.

KOTOR II is one of the best roleplaying games I've ever played, while gameplay wise better than KOTOR I, the plot and main character are both slightly less interesting, but non the less, the game is extremely captivating.

Anthing that I should point out as a serious mistake from the developers side, is that you can only have 3 active party members at a time. Instead of such a set up, I'd have preferred if encounters were just that much harder, and you'd need all 9 or however many party members it is you have.

Many party members end up just being "extras" in the story, only taken out for air when you realize it's been a while, and you need to level them up, and possibly unlock some dialogue with them.

Many other games pull the same stunt, such as Dragon Age or Mass Effect, and it's equally silly. If you have the man-power, use it!.

Apart from that, this game, being a Star Wars game, dives head first into the lore and setting for Star Wars and introduces villains and heroes that can compete with the heroes from the original trilogy. The plot of the story is, I'd say, even better than that of the original movies, and much more immersive.

Gameplay wise, the game is very similar to dragon age origins.

Any Star Wars fan should play this game. Any RPG fan should play this game and become a star wars fan.
Posted: September 29
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2 of 7 people (29%) found this review helpful
121.6 hrs on record
Disjointed and unfinished. This game was a disappointment for those who had played the original Knights of the Old Republic and was looking for a similar experience. I found myself falling asleep to this game often enough while playing it on my labtop in bed (which accounts for my extremely high hours played on one playthrough).

The engine was recycled but game balance, storyline and game mechanics were left unpolished and left much to be desired. The horrid sudden cliche ending left a strange taste that the game was shipped as it was when a deadline was missed rather than finishing the product first.
Posted: October 9
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0 of 3 people (0%) found this review helpful
4.8 hrs on record
KOTOR 2 NGFGJI9DAZNBU8RENCVUYH8EWDHNFU. Pretty good but nowhere near as good as the first.
Posted: October 10
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0 of 3 people (0%) found this review helpful
23.7 hrs on record
A great game, when it doesnt glitch out on Nar Shadaa and make you lose your 16hour save file.

Thanks for that. I appreciate wasting my time with a game that corrupts my save files.
Posted: October 13
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0 of 5 people (0%) found this review helpful
8.7 hrs on record
this game is good and all but iot keeps crahing for no reason
Posted: October 14
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24.2 hrs on record
excelente jogo, possuo mais de 55 horas jogadas e ainda não vi nem 50% do conteudo in game.
Posted: September 25
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42.0 hrs on record
After downloading the restored content mod this game I have to say is on par if not better than the first
Posted: September 26
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13.9 hrs on record
Amazng game, one of my all time favorites.
Posted: September 22
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34.8 hrs on record
I love KOTOR, but this game is just so much better. Yes, it is buggy. I've had save-breaking bugs make me restart my play through twice, but when I finally made it though, it was an incredible experience. The brilliance of the writing is just unparalleled, with amazing characters left and right questioning your perspective on the world and informing your new approach to yourself. Kreia in particular stands out to me as one of my favorite game characters ever. Beautiful writing and voice acting just makes this game worth it.
Posted: September 22
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22.5 hrs on record
It's an older game, but it checks out. Make sure to use the restored content mod. With that it's even better than the first.
Posted: September 23
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2.3 hrs on record
I cannot click on anything, I could play the tutorial and the first mission until I go outside but after that I cannot click anything. I can hover over it but when I click it, it does nothing even when I restart the game it doesn't work, and when I restart my computer. Other than that great game.
Posted: September 23
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