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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( 1.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
This game plain out sucks and is a horrible rpg
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Greg The Wolf
( 8.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
Game wouldn't work for 3 years.
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The Invisible Man
( 54.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 23
Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic II is an absolutely great game. But as many games do, it does have problems. And even though these problems are small and inconsistent, they are still a flaw in the game. And while it might not be as good as its predecessor, it still is an amazing game.

Pro's: Compelling main storyline, great characters, beautiful worlds, and the modding community.

Con’s: Bugs, and the starting planet.


The storyline of SWKOTOR 2 is a little complicated, but once you get to the nitty gritty, you can see it for its entirety. And while I would love to tell you how intriguing it is, I’m afraid that I will unwillingly tell you what the story is about. But once you start to play the game, and when you do get to the grit of the story, you will be more than interested in it.


The characters, my god the characters. Never in my life had I felt so much hate, love, and understanding for characters. Not even with most of modern games today. Every character you meet, either side characters or companions, all feel fleshed out. And while there are a stray or two that feel like they are cardboard cutouts, it’s not enough to detract from the world of this game. And your companions are probably the most interesting people you are going to see in this game.

They all have their own agendas. One of them just wants to get out of the situation, one just wants to be in the situation, and they’re all just so damn interesting. Not a single one of your companions are the same. If you were to rob someone blind, one of your companions will tell you that it was worth it because we need the caps. While the other one will scold you and tell you off. The game finds a way for it to work, and it works beautifully.


The worlds in this game are absolutely stunning, and not a single world feels the same. If you go to Nar Shaddaa, you’ll feel crowded, claustrophobic, and lost. While on a forest world, you’ll feel like you're in the depths of a jungle. The world’s are portrayed outstandingly, and are an absolute charm to be in.


The modding community in this game is ferociously great. There are so many mods for the game that I can’t even count. And no, not just the Steam workshop. There are mods that fix the game, make it look better, and make every single part of the game feel much more fleshed out.


And even though the game is great and has been patched multiple times, there are still so many damn glitches. One of these glitches, for instance, is a glitch that happens when you play the game for over 3-6 hours. And what basically happens is that is automatically skips dialogue for you. And while this is probably a must for speedrunners, the people who are more than interested in the game's narrative will find this a little more than annoying. But thankfully all you would need to do is simply restart the game to fix it.

But that still doesn’t mean that there aren’t some other bugs. I came to experience one of these bugs via teleportation. One minute I was walking down the hall and the next I was talking to one of my companions, and then the game crashed. And I lost everything that I have done up to that point. It was annoying but it only happened once while playing the game, so it wasn’t that big of a deal.

First World:

The starting planet is boring as all hell. The first time while I was playing the game felt like I was about to fall asleep while playing it. I don’t think I can explain it anymore than I have. It’s boring, plain and simple.


The game is amazing and it coulnd't be any more so. And it does have a few bumps here and there, but other then that, I couldn't recomend this game any more than I am.
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( 123.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 23
One of my favorite games of all time. Great sequel to the original KotOR game, and some great improvements in the mechanics of the game.
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( 20.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 23
great game and good story, was excellent for it's time if it wasn't so buggy back then.
get the mod to fix it if you buy this game
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Solaire the Streetwise
( 47.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 22
Star Wars were pretty simple and straightforward science fantasy action movies. Mostly. Except for those needlessly convoluted, idiotic prequels.

KotOR takes the whole world of Star Wars and puts all things into perspective; it's no longer just a story about wacky aliens and robots, sassy space pirates, talking carpets and laser-sword-wielding wizards who rally under the banners of Good and Evil so that they might distinguish who's fighting who and whether they like sand or not.

Gameplay-wise, KotOR is an action RPG, resemblant of Neverwinter Nights and other D&D-based RPGs. Upon character creation you pick one of the three classes, resembling the Warrior, Rogue and Mage archetypes, each with their own array of skills. Dialogue system gives you several options on how you can handle the talking with the game characters, you have to weigh your options and sometimes put your skills to use to achieve the desired results. The combat consists of round after round of skill/power/item usage or simply watching your characters trade auto-attacks with the enemy. As solid as the gameplay may be, it's the story and the writing is where KotOR really shines.
In KotOR, even the most basic RPG mechanics such as murdering thousands of creatures, and assembling a party to become stronger, are questioned. What moral right do you have to take people's lives, even if you seek to protect others?
Why certain characters are drawn to you, seemingly eager to follow your orders? What events will you set in motion by touching with their lives? What gives you the right to shape the world around you as you see fit?
Is it the mysterious Force, an ability to wield a lightsaber and throw things with the sheer power of will?
It's not just about the Force. It works in numerous, mysterious ways, and it is a great ally. However, it is just a part of what life really is.
Lightsaber is not your life either — it is but an instrument. Or perhaps, a weapon. The lightsaber, the code of Jedi, teachings of the Sith. The Force. These things alone do not shape a person.

The Force may be the single greatest power in the universe. And sometimes, you have to turn yourself away from the Force to see the world around you for what it really is.
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( 11.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 22
One of the best RPG's and one of the best Star Wars games.

Amazing story, great characters, difficult decisions and fantastic storytelling!
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( 8.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 22
A Rodian wouldn't let him in a room to the Exchange, so I threatened him. He didn't want to open it, so I killed him. Then they hired more Rodians. He didn't let me in either
Me: You know what happened to the last guy who didn't let me in.
Rodian: ....No?
Me: You got his job.
Killed that Rodian. Another one was hired killed him.

For some reason they stopped hiring. I got into there and killed everyone in the room. No Exchange is putting a bounty on MY head!

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( 54.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 21
awesome game. wish there was kotor 3
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( 6.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 21
Not nearly as good as Kotor 1, but it is worth a play through if you can use the mods for this game.
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24 of 26 people (92%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
58.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 2
"I am become death,
the destroyer of worlds."

An intensely philosophical and brooding rumination on war and morality, The Sith Lords is a masterfully written sequel to the original BioWare classic.

As brightly as the narrative and writing may shine however, (a worthy successor to the quality of the first), the game often falters in other aspects. KotOR II borders on what could be considered broken; featuring an overall design that lacks polish, quality and ultimately feels unfinished and sorely lacking of QA testing. Granted, this was due to time constraints and pressure from LucasArts, but it is only thanks to the efforts of the community in recent years, (namely the team behind the Restored Content Mod that I'll be trying out next), and the rare update that this can be played and enjoyed as much as it is.

Dialogue is frequently skipped over at unreadable speeds, there are significant issues with clipping, camera movement, loading and most animations, and achievement unlocks are all over the place - I got the "Dancing Queen" achievement randomly on Peragus Station. The Sith Lords also doesn't feel like much of a departure from the first. Combat is almost identical but yet no longer satisfying or a challenge to play; the developers appear to have compensated for the now ♥♥♥♥-weak enemies by simply adding more of them, with the rare boss fight often amounting to a self-healing tank, bullet sponge or absolute pushover.
As a result, you'll die very little and this leaves you feeling as if you're playing on rails; as if combat hardly matters. But for a series that is so reliant and with so much potential depth in its combat and stat management, this was disappointing.

As already alluded to though, the quality shown through the writing and branching dialogue saves The Sith Lords from what could have been a disaster. For those who have played the original, the game picks up a short time after the events of the first Knights of the Old Republic and builds upon a lot of the lore surrounding it. A feature for importing your save file isn't available, but there are plenty of options through dialogue to link the choices made in the first. Though admittedly seen as more of a part of the overarching narrative than unique themselves, the companions and major NPCs are, for the most part, fascinating.
HK-47 is back, (by popular demand, no doubt), and Kreia personifies the complexities that TSL deals with and, along with Visas, delivers the excellent writing in an equally stellar performance.

Remember Malachor V.

Very few modern titles use the capabilities that gaming - as a medium - presents anymore, but like the first, Obsidian manipulates both the character and the player with a narrative and means of perspective which is fascinating to watch and all the more immersive to experience. Questions of responsibility and complicity are frequently raised, often leaving it open for you to ponder your choices and the nature of the Force itself. The interwoven plots and rich storytelling of KotOR and the like could not be possible in film or television; and it is this that makes video games such an art form.

Play The Sith Lords for the story. Though still worth a purchase, just be aware of what you’re getting into.

It is a flawed gem, but a great one at that, and its achievements exceed the faults that could've held it back. A worthy follow up to the original, pick this up along with the Restored Content Mod and make it into the best it can be.

A war-torn, Nihilistic thumbs-up.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
80.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 16
"Anybody here catch that? All I understood was 'very'."

"I think he wanted us to give up the General to his poorly trained collection of bounty hunters."

"Oh, that would explain it. Which one do you want?"

"I'll take the stupid one, who decided to threaten us rather than shoot us when he had the chance."

Best game 10/10
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
43.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 12
If ever there was a game that deserved to be judged fairly by history, this is probably it.

Everyone interested in this game at all knows the story. KoToR 1 is undisputably one of the greatest games of a generation. The follow up had immense hype, development was going well, and then the publishers pushed it out the door unreasonably early.

The result, and reaction, was predictible. A game that for all it did right could never quite measure up. I often referred to it as "the best public beta ever". That's something I stand by playing it now. Some people enjoyed it as a flawed masterpiece. Others derided the obvious lack of debugging. We all agreed the final chapter was obviously rushed and simply wasn't done. It was a shame, and it fell squarely on the publsher.

Luckily, the game's community was kind. As was this re-release, with some mild enhancements, and Steam Workshop integration. That means there is literally no reason to have this on Steam and not be using the (fabled) Restored Content Mod, that undoes so many wrongs. One single press of a green subscribe button in the workshop undoes a foolish, greedy mistake. A truly great piece of work loaded with bugfixes, and finally seeing the game as it should have been from the beginning in 2005.

And what a game it finally is. So many bugs gone, so many plot holes filled with the dialogue that was recorded but never programmed to trigger in the final release, a so much more complete experience. It's a massive, almost overwhelming game. Unlike most Star Wars, it isn't overly sugary sweet, the line between good and evil is rarely clear at points. It's got real depth. And it's an epic adventure for the ages.

I love the KoToR games. I always did. Nobody in their right mind disliked the first game. And it really warms my heart to see that, even if it took me 10 years to see the final result, the second game turned out alright after all.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
16.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 20
I love this game.


It's absolutely full of bugs, it crashes constantly. so be aware.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 7
Greatest starwars story out there is these two games. This one I feel is more fluid in control and gameplay than kotor 1. But both are great
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
45.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 15
One of the best RPG and Star Wars game ever made!
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
65.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 30
First and foremost is the clarification: this is a very long yet well-made game that is absolutely a successor to the first Knights of the Old Republic. I have only done one playthrough and it took me more than 65 hours to complete. It has all of the features of the original game and has added many new ones that seamlessly integrate with this second entry in the series. The story is rich and in-depth and the characters are memorable for the most part but feel a little flatter in this game than they did in the first. It also cleverly uses mechanics so that you can compete missions and fights in a variety of fashions and lots of your choices have very visible effects, but not all of them. Overall, this is a good game.

HOWEVER, I played the first KOTOR on my smartphone and I must say I prefer that one easily over this one, though for mostly personal reasons. The story of the first one felt tighter and more polished whereas with this game it feels like they tried to stretch it out for no good reason. I felt plagued by unnecessarily long fights as a result of too many enemies and zones that are large but I couldn't see the reason why they had to be so large. I also am a completionist so I try to do every sidequest possible and so quickly became annoyed with the constant trecking and back-tracking all over every map. There is also the fact that the characters are there but feel flatter and less developed than they did in the first game; they also don't feel like they are crucial part of stroy like they did in the first game. Finally is the fact that this story just doesn't feel as good as the one from the first KOTOR. I felt like it left too many loose ends, the plot twists fell flat, and it just plain left me feeling unsatisfied as compared to the first entry there just isn't a sense of closure.

Now, a lot of this has to do with personal taste and so someone else might completely disagree. As for bugginess I didn't encounter any bugs, glitches, etc. during my playthrough.

In conclusion: I would recommend the game, but I'm worried you'll feel less satisfied if you've already played the first KOTOR.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
125.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 16
NOTE: This review is a redux of my original review.

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords is made by Obisidian Entertainment and serves as a sequel to Bioware's Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic. I've played through this game twice. My first playthrough was on the Jedi path and without the Restored Content and M4-78 mods. Honestly, I didn't like it and I wrote a negative review on it. However, after some time had passed, I tried the game again, but I went down the path of a Dark Jedi and had the previously stated mods installed. This review is based on my second playthrough:

+Slightly better graphics than KOTOR I
+Story is decent and more clear thanks to the RCM and M4-78 but does have some minor issues.
+Details of the environments surpasses KOTOR I
+Like the idea of influence and converting your party to be a Jedi or Dark Jedi
+Well designed characters, but I felt their backstories weren't as fleshed out as in KOTOR I (however there are some exceptions to this criticism)
+Maintained alot of elements that made KOTOR I great (choice / morale system, path of Jedi or Sith, etc)
+Mods like the Restored Content Modification and M4-78 fix most of the problems found in the "Vanilla version" of the game. (Hats off to the people who developed the mods)

-The turn-based combat (like in my KOTOR I review, this is something I don't like in RPGs in general)
-The ending (those of you who've played the game know what I'm talking about)
-The influence and Jedi conversion can be VERY tedious as some characters aren't as easy to convert / influence
-I was a bit disappointed that the story didn't really relate much to KOTOR I as I thought it would be. The story is connected to KOTOR I by characters from the previous game but kinda are like side characters and refernces to events and other characters from the previous game.

Overall, (8/10) Star Wars KOTOR II: The Sith Lords is a solid game but (in my opinion) not as good as the original. However, its still worth a try if your a die hard Star Wars fan or an RPG fan. NOTE: If you want the best version of this game get: 1. The Restored Content Mod, 2. M4-78, 3. Visas HD Re-Skin from the Steam Workshop.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
39.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 7
This is one of those games which title i would tattoo on my forehead and pray it would be cool someday.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 2
cant keep my hands to myself
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