STAR WARS™ Knights of the Old Republic™ II - The Sith Lords™
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?
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Release Date: Feb 8, 2005

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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

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows 7 or newer
    • Processor: Intel Core i3 (2 Cores), AMD A10
    • CPU Speed: 2.2 GHz
    • Memory: 4GB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 10 GB
    • Video Card (ATI): Radeon HD 5450
    • Video Card (NVidia): GeForce 260
    • Video Card (Intel): HD 4400
    • Video Memory (VRam): 256MB
    • Controller Support: Microsoft® Xbox® 360 Controller for Windows® (Wired), Microsoft® Xbox® 360 Games for Windows® Wireless Controller with Adapter, Microsoft® Xbox® One Controller (Wired), Razor Sabertooth – Gaming Controller for Xbox 360, Thrustmaster GPX, Logitech Gamepad F310, Logitech Wireless Gamepad F710

    Important Note: For users that prefer the original version of the game or for users on old hardware that can no longer run KOTOR II in its updated form, we have created a "legacy branch" that will allow users to access the original released content. Click on the support link and our team will walk you through the process.
    • OS: 10.9.5 (Mavericks), 10.10 (Yosemite)
    • Processor: Intel Core i3 (2 Cores)
    • CPU Speed: 2.2 GHz
    • Memory: 4GB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 10 GB
    • Video Card (ATI): Radeon HD 3870
    • Video Card (NVidia): GeForce 330M
    • Video Card (Intel): HD 3000
    • Video Memory (VRam): 256MB
    • Controller Support: Microsoft® Xbox® 360 Controller for Windows® (Wired), Microsoft® Xbox® One Controller (Wired), SONY® PS3 DUALSHOCK®3 wireless controller, SONY® PS4 DUALSHOCK®4 wireless controller, Logitech RumblePad™ 2, Logitech™ Dual Action™
    • OS: SteamOS, Ubuntu 14.04
    • Processor: Intel Core i3 (2 Cores), AMD A10
    • CPU Speed: 2.2 GHz
    • Memory: 4GB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 10 GB
    • Video Card (ATI): Radeon HD 5450
    • Video Card (NVidia): GeForce 440
    • Video Card (Intel): HD 4400
    • Video Memory (VRam): 256MB
    • Controller Support: Steam Controller, Microsoft® Xbox® 360 Controller for Windows® (Wired), Microsoft® Xbox® 360 Games for Windows® Wireless Controller with Adapter, SONY® PS3 DUALSHOCK®3 wireless controller (Wired), SONY® PS4 DUALSHOCK®4 wireless controller (Wired), Logitech Gamepad F310, Logitech Wireless Gamepad F710
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 24
Extremely incomplete but very likely the best thing so far done with the Star Wars IP.

Kreia is a very interesting character indeed.
Play it!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
115.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 28
my character has a nice ♥♥♥ (͡ ͡° ͜ つ ͡͡°) (the story is also good btw)
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
43.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 22
This is the somewhat disappointing lead-up to the amazing first Kotor. It bears all the strengths of the first game. However, everything is kind of diluted and unfinished. The writing is great, but the plot less engaging; the characters are nice, but the dialogue is annoyingly open-ended; there are more powers and items, but the game mechanics are extremely broken; the game is longer, but there are idiotic gaps and missing content.

You can talk through the same stuff over and over again with the NPCs. You can go light side weapon master and still spam force storm a hundred times in a fight. You can get in serious trouble by going to Nar Shaddaa as your first planet. Or by playing even one of the side characters in the wrong way. You can miss important bits of information if you don't choose the exactly right dialogue options. And so forth.

I would still say it's worth playing through at least two times. Despite all its flaws and being in the shadow of its predecessor, it's still a great Star Wars RPG. It's not like we have that many of those around.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
56.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 25
Obsidian's sheer talent can be demonstrated simply by the fact that the Nar Shadaa segment of the game is more enjoyable than the entierety of the first Knights of the Old Republic.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
28.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 25
This game made my childhood memories ones to remember!!
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2 of 7 people (29%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
21.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 24
at hour 21 have encountered a game breaking glitch that has stopped me from progressing past a certain force field at a certain sky ramp... many other players have encountered this glitch and the only solution that will work is to load a save game from 2 hours ago...

I have asked for a refund 3 times from steam and been denied 3 times... i dont think what they are doing is ethical or legal.
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2 of 11 people (18%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
10.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 24
Broken piece of ♥♥♥♥. Barely playable, if your save file chooses to load correctly, you're met with broken combat and ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ AI. Minefield ahead? Ok guys *clicks the "stationary" command for party* stay here while I- oh, just run through the minefield like a ♥♥♥♥♥♥. Great.
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2 of 12 people (17%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 23
This game for PC is total ♥♥♥♥. Your character freezes after combat and I can't even get past the starting part of the game because of ♥♥♥♥ programming. So ♥♥♥♥♥♥ I wasted my money on this.

Looked up fixes for the problem and nothing worked. Tried enabling VSync, tried resetting. DO NOT waste your money on this game.

Just don't do it.

Gonna stop buying old titles from steam as well. Their support always sucks. No more.
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2 of 13 people (15%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
6.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 27
Being forced to change many of the games graphical options and other work-arounds just to have a *little* bit of stability is absolutely ridiculous and inexcusable

If you want this for the nostalgia hook your old Xbox up and play that instead, not this.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
1,621 of 1,700 people (95%) found this review helpful
139 people found this review funny
8.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 21, 2015
Can you believe it?
10 YEARS LATER, this game gets an update, a damn good one.

• 37 achievements to be earned through gameplay
• Steam Cloud saves
• Native widescreen resolution support
• Resolution support up to 4K and 5K
• Support for controllers, including Xbox 360, Xbox One, Playstation
3, and Playstation 4, along with several others (check the system requirements for details)
• Steam Workshop support! We proudly worked with the Restored Content Mod Team to have their famous TSLRCM up on launch day

Oh...and we added a "Force Speed Effects" option in the menu ;)
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18.0 hrs
Posted: October 21
Amazing game. 20/10!!
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0.5 hrs
Posted: October 20
Broken Game... loved playing KOTOR growing up and was excited to play much older. Couldn't even leave the game when i was fed up with everything.

Actions weren't being conducted. Game couldn't decide if it wanted to take actions from the mouse, keyboard or at all.

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49.0 hrs
Posted: October 20
One of the best games in Star Wars universe (right after the first KOTOR and expansions to TOR). Continuing the story few years after the end of KOTOR 1, the game gives us another hero to create and make him/her either the best jedi or the worst villain. Game offers a LOT of choices throughout course of playing and these choices matter. It's not using typical for later BioWare games "dialogue circle" so the conversations are deep, long and you actually have a choice of what your character is going to say.

Games only cons are: graphics (well, it is kind of old game), and fighting system - wierd mash-up between cRPG style and action RPG, which is not going that great. I would be better if devs stay with just one of them.
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44.0 hrs
Posted: October 19
I honestly hate this game. I payed 4 bucks for this game and played it to the end and it was a complete waste of my time. The restored content mod does not help, there is a very good reason that contnent was taken out- IT WASN'T FINISHED. The restored content gameplay wise is complete garbage. Along with the ending and conclusions and bugs and rushed character interactions. This game straight up sucks. This is probably my least favorite game that I've played to completion. Some gameplay sections were so poorly thought out and to the point of almost being broken that they had to make the whole game ridicoulsly easy. The first level is BY FAR the most challenging.The end game bosses are defeated in a few turns. Stupid bugs exsist to this day. Let us all rejoice that lucasart no longer exsists. Would this game have been good if they finished the story? Probably but as the game is, it is the most unsatisfying game I've ever played.
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Lord Zaihum [Cris♥]
3.4 hrs
Posted: October 19
I'm able to still enjoy this in 2016, so it's a good sign that something was very well done about this game.
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67.5 hrs
Posted: October 19
As a huge fan of Star Wars since my early childhood, I've always looked forward to the next great experience based within its universe. Following the crushing knowledge of the great disappointment that Battlefront was to so many of my peers, I looked instead to the past for a rejuvenation of my connection to the Force. Having played the fantastic original KOTOR on my Xbox in days long past, I decided to journey into the depths of its sequel.

I will account for its negative aspects first, and let you decide whether you're willing to overcome them. Following these, will be the reasons for which I feel you owe it to yourself to play this title regardless of these nagging issues.

The biggest issue first. The ending is one of the worst I've ever witnessed. There is absolutely no closure for this storyline, putting aside the cliffhanger (presumably due to plans of making a third part to add to the duology) which only sufficed to compound the feeling of rage I experienced as I sat watching the screen fade to black. The conclusion served to devalidate so much of the time and effort I had put into the game in a vain attempt to enjoy a satisfying end to my self-chosen journey. Hilariously (in a bad way) you will have one character standing there, literally fortune-telling what will happen to all the characters involved in the story. Garbage, especially considering the stellar quality of storytelling in the majority of the game. Also, I managed to accidentally skip it, thinking that pressing one wrong dialogue reply couldn't possibly be such an integral part of the created experience. I was wrong. I only found out afterward on Youtube, with absolute astonishment, that there was this minimum set of revelations hidden within a couple of the dialogue responses.

Exuding the same lack of quality encased within the ending, many sections of in-game dialogue (once again... integral to the game) are skipped over or cut entirely, due to glitches that still have yet to be fixed. This is unacceptable, especially in a heavily story-focused game such as this. Yes, yes, they rushed the game due to publisher interests... yadda yadda yadda. I don't give a flying ♥♥♥♥. It's your baby. Don't release it prematurely. A previous patch has seemingly addressed many of the game-breaking concerns that the very first steam customers had, reintroducing missing cutscenes and conversations. So it seems somewhat appalling that the developers have yet to alleviate such a fundamental issue, especially a decade after release.

Finally, an issue which I have a neutral opinion on... the combat mechanics. They are severely imbalanced, making certain sections of the game super easy, and a minute few exceedingly difficult; mostly though, they are a walk in the park on a breezy summer's day. This may be an issue for some, although I did not find it much of a bother, as I was more focused on characters and lore anyway. It still kept my attention. It was adequate. The bottom line is, if you delegate your stats and bonuses properly, as well as apply the proper skills, and make sure to upgrade your weapons, this game will be a cake-walk.


Mmm Mmm Good. That's how I feel about the quality of the story and the writing (with the exception of the ending!). There is an obvious sense that the writing style was made to cater to intellectuals. It is a blend of mature views on justice and morality, with an additional focus on the supposedly untarnishable reputation of the Jedi Order within the Star Wars universe. It places both the Jedi and the Sith on an even playing field, and shows you that they both have their strengths and weaknesses. Their methods and motivations may differ, though they're not exactly polar opposites, as is commonly believed due to the films.

The music quality of the KOTOR universe is fantastic as usual, hitting all the right notes.
The combat is satisfying to watch unfold, especially when donning your favorite lightsaber.
The crafting system for upgrading armor and weapons is addicting for some weird reason.
The scenery and environments, although dated, are still often a treat for the eyes, especially the urban areas, with all their requisite Star Wars themed architecture and lights.
The quests are often interesting, and the exceptions are all adequate. I don't remember a single truly boring quest.
The characters are all interesting and differentiated from one another. You will want to talk to and get acquainted with all of them.

All in all, I'd say this is a journey that's definitely still worth it, despite its more disappointing aspects. Put on your robes, strap on your boots, and let that blade roar.
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The Perfect 10
0.7 hrs
Posted: October 19
restored my faith in video games
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45.3 hrs
Posted: October 18
Just finished the game after over a decade of procrastination. Honestly, it pales in comparison to the original KOTOR. I would recommend playing KOTOR and forgetting about KOTOR II unless you feel some dire need to finish both of them (like I did).

-The journey towards getting your first lightsaber is delightfully, frustratingly long.
-The game retained my interest until I finished it.
-The gameplay mechanics are *significantly* improved over KOTOR I, but that doesn't make up for the lack of substance in the rest of the game.
-There were some fights that made me have to load previous saves more times than I care to admit, which I consider a good thing since a lot of games these days are way too easy.
-Some of the voice acting was phenomenal, particularly Kreia.
-You really do feel like you are becoming the most overpowered Jedi/Sith/Whatever in existence, and that gave me a raging brainer.
-I would totally bang the Handmaiden, despite her blind obedience to whoever she is following around.

-Ending was nowhere near as satisfying as I would've hoped, especially considering my aforementioned decade of procrastination.
-For a game that is based on choices, it is incredibly linear.
-The game rewards you for playing as either good or evil, but I take pride in being a "chaotic neutral" and my character suffered as a result.
-Some of the environments felt half-a$$ed, and most of the worlds were already in KOTOR I. A good amount of the game seemed like a copy/paste job.
-The Sith Academy was an absolute joke compared to KOTOR I. "Hurr durr the 'training' is now automated since we didn't have the budget to actually put any interactive characters in the academy."
-Some of the voice acting (particularly Mira) was so bad that I began to wonder if half of the voice actors even read their lines *once* before recording them.
-Visas had the same few dialog options for about 80% of the game...bleh.
-I think I had some awful interaction with Bao-Dur way back and as a result, I couldn't say anything other than "nevermind" to him for 90% of the game. He seemed cool but I think he may have gotten butthurt when I insulted the Republic. Sorry dude, it's not my fault that the Republic is one of the most boring/vanilla political bodies in science fiction.
-The game did not feel nearly as complete or well-designed as KOTOR I.
-Carth Onasi is a whiny little ♥♥♥♥♥. He only appeared in KOTOR I, but the Onasi Blaster reminded me of how much of a party pooper he was and I felt the need to mention it.
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59.1 hrs
Posted: October 18
TL;DR: The ambitious and messy sequel to Knights of the Old Republic. Darker than the first game, some very good writing, expect to encounter uneven pacing and bugs. Lots of bugs.

Long Version: Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic 2 is role-playing game where you take on the role of one of the few Jedi left alive after an event that takes place after the end of the first game. Your main character has a choice between three starting classes, Guardian (strong combat class), Consular (strong force-user) and Sentinel (balance between combat and use of the force, emphasis on skills). You have an option to take up a secondary class later on in the game. Throughout the game, you acquire companions, you can have up to two assisting you, while the rest remain at base. Manage your character and follower's levelling up and inventory. Combat is real-time with pause, which means you can pause in the middle of a fight to issue orders. If you unfamiliar with the first game, Dragon Age: Origins would be the closest game to compare this to. Also includes a very basic crafting system, and two optional minigames (a cardgame and a racing game). Familiarity with the plot of the previous game is not required, but in my opinion, highly reccomended as the lore dump might be overwhelming.

The game does a very good job at establishing for the first few hours that your ex-Jedi is being hunted by an unknown enemy, vulnerable without your lightsaber and cut off from the rest of the Order. Your connection to the Force weakend, and you are slowing re-establishing connection to it. The starting area is an apparently abandoned mining facility called Peragus. You will pick up the basics of the game in this area. Players already who have already beaten the first game, or replaying KOTOR 2, will find the starting area slow and annoying. It does not need to take more than 30-45 minutes to complete, but it does feel much longer and drawn out. Fortunatly there is a mod that allows you to skip this part.

The game picks up the pace when you visit the next area, where you finally get to make interesting plot choices. I would say your choices are more meaningful than in KOTOR. You are railroaded for a bit longer, after which you are presented with a choice of four hubs on four seperate planets to complete in any order you choose. The pacing and content of the four planets vary an lot. Two of the planets (Onderon and Nar Shaddaa) feel much more fully fleshed out and with a great deal of content, with the other two feeling there was content cut from the game (Dantoonie and Korriban). The same could be said for your companions, some being more fleshed out than others.

The mood of the game is dark, very dark for a Star Wars game. The Jedi Order destroyed, Republic recovering from a series of devestating conflicts, shades of grey in decisions you are forced to make, and your companions include some very unsavory characters (including a former torturer for the Sith, bounty hunter, and an insane mass murdering Wookie). The Sith are given an lot more dimension in this game, they have their say in this game, and aren't neccessarily cartoon villians as portrayed in other SW games. Playing as a Jedi going down the Dark Side need not have force you to play an unsympathetic psychopath totally lacking in subtlety. Plot may be harder to follow than in the previous game, you may feel slightly at loss around the 75% mark, but I personally felt it was very rewarding to pay attention to it.

The version of this game on Steam includes Workshop modding support, some graphical enchancements, support for higher resolutions, controllers and wide-screen. As of now, these enchancements haven't made their way to the first Knights of the Old Republic game. The game is still very much buggy however: enemies shooting through walls, characters getting stuck in areas, and dialogue sometimes automatically skipped. Smart players will keep multiple saves, incase a bug prevents the completion of certain missions. Game engine still runs like ♥♥♥♥, even on modern hardware, I have a GTX 680 and game sometimes drops to the low 20 FPS.

Note there is a mod in the Steam Workshop called "The Sith Lords Restored Content", which does what it says on the tin, restores much of the missing content. It adds two larger areas missing from the base game, plus a few lines and missions. It is worth trying out, just the once however. You will quickly notice what parts of the game ended up on the cutting room floor, and realise why they were cut. M4-78, a droid planet, involves an lot of back-tracking and couriering messages between NPCs. Buggy, does not add anything to the story, unnecessarily large areas, and introduces some questionable fan voice acting to fill in the lines that were never recorded for the game. The other, a manufacturing plant for assassin droids, is tighter and contains lots of funny dark humour. But like M4-78, it did not add anything to the plot, and it gets tedious very quickly with the many health-sponge enemies.

My completed save took me around 45 hours to complete all the sidemissions, the restored content, and Light Side ending. The ending, by the way, also felt rushed and much less satisfying than the previous game. If you are used to RPGs like Dragon Age or Bauldurs Gate, this game may be on the too easy side for you. Turn up the difficulty and don't pick Jedi Guardian as your character class.

In conclusion: The game feels very much like the "Empire Strikes Back" to KOTOR's "A New Hope". Darker, more intriguing, and complicated. Unfortunatly the vision the developers had for this game was never fully realised, absolutely brilliant in some places, felt like a missed opportunity in others. Very much a diamond in the rough.

The Good: plot, characters, interesting choices to be made, a fleshed out and realised universe. The recent enchancements added to the game.

The Bad: the ending, uneven pacing. Perhaps too easy for most RPG fans.

The Ugly: bugs and poor performance.

Thank you for reading, please let me know in the comments if there's anything I should do to improve my reviews in the future!
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36.7 hrs
Posted: October 18
Knights of the Old Republic 2 was a childhood favorite of mine that I originally picked up on the X-Box. The PC version is just as good, and with the restored content mod (TSLRCM) it is even better, filling in a lot of holes and rounding out the story (as well as fixing some bugs). A great Star Wars game, and probably the best Star Wars RPG out there.
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