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 (1,971 reviews)
Release Date: Feb 8, 2005

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

 

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"At release this game was in an unfinished state, so make sure you get: The Sith Lords Restored Content Mod (TSLRCM)"

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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639 of 705 people (91%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
40.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 8, 2014
"I don't know who you are, but you picked the wrong room to break into"
"Yeah? Well, you picked the wrong room to die in"
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252 of 265 people (95%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
39.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 8, 2014
"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.
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196 of 202 people (97%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
6.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 30, 2014
If you enjoyed the original, you will enjoy this.

Gameplay is same ol, same ol, good or bad.

Graphics are nice, scales nice.

If you're gonna play, DO NOT FORGET TO DOWNLOAD THE RESTORED CONTENT MOD! It replaces all the lost scenes and quest arcs left out from the console port!

>> http://www.moddb.com/mods/the-sith-lords-restored-content-mod-tslrcm/downloads/tslrcm-183 <<

8/10

Only con is the usual KOTOR syndrome of vague quest lines. Random backtracking to finish a quest can get annoying
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113 of 127 people (89%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
111.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 1, 2014
"'Love' is making a shot to the knees of a target 120 kilometres away using an Aratech sniper rifle with a tri-light scope."

HK-47
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71 of 78 people (91%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
17.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 10, 2014
One of the best RPG's i ever played. Probably even better than the first game.

Great story and characthers, amazing soundtrack and addicting gameplay. I beat this game every year at least once and it never gets borring. Just be sure to download the "Sith Lord Restored Conent" mod - DON'T PLAY WITHOUT IT!

So sad to see that Bioware destroyed this franchise by making the crappy MMORPG. I really hope that one day we will see KOTOR III, by Bioware or Obsidian... Till then, may the force be with you!
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47 of 48 people (98%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
40.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 17, 2014
★★★★☆

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II - The Sith Lords is an Adventure RPG based on the D20 System. As the Republic lies in shambles five years after the Dark Wars, a former Jedi who lost his connection to the force is pursued by a trio of dark jedi masters who roam the galaxy, seeking its destruction.

Pros: Darker story than the previous one with a lot of shades of grey. Alligning yourself with the light side of the force may cause death, while other times the dark side of the force may save innocent lives, and seeing the consequences of your actions makes much more of a moral struggle to determine what really is the right thing to do. You get to spend time and train some of your companions into jedis, and yourself get to upgrade your jedi class with a new selection of 3 jedi master classes. Crafting has also been enhanced, adding among other things the ability to disassemble existing items into parts and chemicals. There also are many winks to locations or characters from the previous game, without actually needing to have played it to understand everything.

Cons: As with the previous game, the graphics didn’t age too well, and unfamiliarity with tabletop RPGs and the D20 system might confuse many who try to understand and optimize their character’s equipment. The game has multiple bugs due to problems in the development, making the story somewhat hard to follow: A cut scene might pop in but the scene that lead to that event was missing, or maybe you were on your way somewhere and suddenly jump to your cockpit with your ship having landed on a planet you’re unsure how you got there.

Verdict: This is a darker game using the same mechanics as the previous one. The bugs aren’t game breaking, and actually added to the strange and unsure atmosphere your character goes through in understanding the larger forces involved. If you didn’t like the first one, you won’t like this one either. But otherwise, I definitively recommand it!
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56 of 70 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
22.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 30, 2014
One of the best games of its time
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40 of 45 people (89%) found this review helpful
34.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 12, 2014
This series of games are my favorite and I have to say I am probably going to add about 500 hours of gameplay to this game. Also if you see the TSLCRM-The Sith Lords Content Restoration Mod, get it because it adds more story to this game and makes it a lot better. It is bad that as soon as I saw that Steam had this game, I ran to the closest place that sold Steam Cards and grab a $20 and bought this game as soon as I could. That is how much respect I have for this game it may be around 10 years old, I would rather buy this game then some of the new games coming out.
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26 of 28 people (93%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
32.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 24, 2014
This game was literally the reason I downloaded Steam. I had been looking to replay this game from my childhood for years, and when my friend showed me it was on Steam, I didn't hesistate to download and buy it. The nostalgia factor was and continues to be unreal. The above gametime does not account for the hundreds of hours poured into KOTOR 2. Also, considering the mods that are now available for this game, there are potentially hundreds of more hours to be spend in this fantastic game.
10/10 Revan is love, Revan is life.
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24 of 26 people (92%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
65.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 18, 2014
This series of Star Wars video games is my personal favorite, Knights of the old republic is by far the best Star Wars game available for single player, I only wish their newest game for Knights of The Old Republic included a single player mode like this one.

I loved playing these when I was younger and still do.

Their uniqueness of character paths has really made this game one of the best. Like their newest release, you can make your character have their own path, their own abilities, and followers. I strongly recommend this game to people who would enjoy a fun action-packed single player game with various ways and paths to complete it.



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39 of 55 people (71%) found this review helpful
20 people found this review funny
41.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 16, 2014
If I hear any more bad news I'm going to get violent.
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19 of 21 people (90%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
35.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 16, 2014
A timeless game that makes you feel like you are a jedi or sith! I played the original Knights of the old republic back in 2003 and absolutely loved it...then I played the sequel and also loved it, though I didn't dedicate myself as much as I had to the first one! Now I have rectified that mistake. KOTOR 2 is a wonderful game even for todays standards of 2014. I have spent 34 hours completing it and savoured every second. I beleive these games transport you to a sweeter Star Wars universe than the one you see in all those movies. 5*.
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22 of 27 people (81%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
31.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 8, 2014
It gets a lot of ♥♥♥♥ for being buggy but I've always enjoyed it.
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16 of 17 people (94%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
55.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 18, 2014
Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic 2 is a game that I highly recommend playing with its restored content mod: http://www.moddb.com/mods/the-sith-lords-restored-content-mod-tslrcm

When KoTOR 2 was first released it was rushed by the publisher and then criticized into the ground over missing content. However the developers over at Obsidian were kind enough to release the source material that was cut from the game to the modding community. Over the years the dedicated KoTOR fans were able to fully restore the game to its complete glory. DO NOT PLAY KoTOR 2 without this free and essential mod.

With that said, the game is amazing. It really is just as good, if not better then the original Knights of the Old Republic. Any self respecting Star Wars fan needs to play this game.

Final Verdict: (5 out of 5)
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13 of 13 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
53.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 13
So damn good, Bioware's writers had to retcon it because they'd never be able to follow up to it.

Apathy is death.
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15 of 17 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
35.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 16, 2014
Manages to build on its predecessor positively in nearly every department, with awesome characters, even better villains, and just a thoroughly enjoyable experience from start to finish.
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13 of 14 people (93%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
52.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 26, 2014
You know, this game catches a lot of flack in comparision to the first KOTOR, which is widely heralded as a masterpiece of gaming. Flack which is well deserved, yet easily rectified. The main quarell most gamers hold to this particular game is that IT WASN'T RELEASED IN THE FULL AND COMPLETE FORM AND THAT THE STORY DOESN'T MAKE SENSE.
While there is some merit to this claim, you truely need to gaze deeper to fully understand this game. THe game was fully intended to be just as perfect as its predecesor. However, Obsidian, the company in charge of the project was forced to play their hand before they were ready to release. The result was a patchwork project that can make a coherent game, and one that stands alone as one of my all time favorites. Was the game released in a complete form? Hell no. Can this be fixed? Now we're talking.

You see, others feel the same way as I do about this game. It *is* and excellent game and all it needs is a bit of dedication and elbow grease to get it to shine. A determined a group of modders recovered numberable files that were scraped from the final release of the game and constructed a mod that fitted these files into the game. Lost items, recorded dislouge, and even an entire planet were restored and reborn through the crucible of modding. This mod is compatible with the Steam version of this game and I highly recommend you install it (http://deadlystream.com/forum/files/file/398-tslrcm-183/), as well as the sister mod which restores the droid planet M4-78 (http://deadlystream.com/forum/files/file/399-m4-78ep-patched/). Outside of these two mods, there are multiple others I recommend you try as they improve the overall game experience.

But about the game itself, unmodded, and purchased from Steam without the addition of a single moddification. This game is spectacular. Don't let my measly hours of play depicted by Steam deceive you, I played this game extensively on the original X-Box when the game first came out and I still have the disk to this day (although, admittedly, it is a bit worse for the wear at this point). Despite the cries and whines of the gaming community, this game is entirely playable without the restoration of lost elements. It simply takes a bit of digging into the story. On the XBOX version and as a child, I was able to understand the entirety of the story of the game quite easily. You might have to play through multiple times and see each coversation from a different angle, but you can do it. It's not the jagged mess many make it out to be. Inferences and an active imagination may be required to fill the gaps, however. Get ready to think and make connections between different characters and events. Just use your noggin and you'll be fine.

Here's where I believe the true root of the problem is: people approach this game thinking that it will be a fun little game they can just jaunt through casually and there will be an exciting adventure story to acompany it. Spoilers: it's not. This game is exponentially darker than the original KOTOR, heck, three of the planets you explore are inhabited only by corpses by the time you arrive. This game was intended to have you question your morals, in fact, there are some parts where no matter which choice you make, dark or light, you are doing something terrible. It was intended to bring to light that in a conflict, there is no middle ground to take, but rather, by doing nothing you hurt one side and allow the other to gain a leg up and by doing something, no matter the action, the end result is the same. You are full of all the powers of the Force, and yet, you are powerless. And when you can finally change the outcomes of events, the freedom is glorious and all the more worthwhile.
Well, that was the intent, anyway.
Portions on missing, so patches of this beautiful quilt of morality are missing. But the game is still supurb and well worth every hour I've logged. Go ahead, buy it, play with an open mind, mod it, and explore. And may the Force be with you.
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12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
143.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 24, 2014
Statement: I am happy to serve you meatba- I mean, master.
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13 of 15 people (87%) found this review helpful
67.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 10, 2014
Took me about 57 hours to complete the light side run... My enjoyment is the story line, however, how many times can you run the story line before it's time to move on?

Win 7 doesn't seem to like the game too well. As known, it does like to "freeze" the character in place after battles, and on occation also jumps conversations and cut scenes... Minor fixes was to include all processors in the system manager, and set it's priority to high, Then make it compatable with Win 98/XP.
For the dark side run, will be attempting to drop some dlls for DirectX 9.0c with it, as that seems to smooth out other older games as well. The reason for this, is the game was indeed not meant to run on DX 11, so a few modifications will be needed, and I believe this to be one of them...

Again, a free roaming version of the game, that doesn't really end would be an awsome addition to the collection, for the modern systems. I have a game I keep going back to, cause I can mod it, and even if you finnish the game, you can go back to all the places you had been for more if you so desire.
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24 of 37 people (65%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
40.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 5, 2014
10/10 Handmaiden best waifu
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