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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Very Positive (93 reviews) - 88% of the 93 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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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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21.7 hrs
Posted: September 25
This game made my childhood memories ones to remember!!
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10.4 hrs
Posted: September 24
Broken piece of ♥♥♥♥.
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41.9 hrs
Posted: September 24
Loved this game when it first came out! Love it even more now that it can be modded as well as improved!
You want this game, one of the best RPGs of all time.
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41.4 hrs
Posted: September 24
Bao Dur may be the worst character i have ever witnessed
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21.3 hrs
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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Zabrak Sendrath
66.1 hrs
Posted: September 24
This is one of my all time favourite games.
It has so many things to it that even the newest games seem to be lacking.
choice of equipment feats and force powers, a large variety to all of these things as well, moral decisions that actually affect the people and the world around you.
The characters you are surrounded by have personalites, and talking to them actually gives you benefits throughout the game.
If you haven't already played this and haven't bought it yet I would recommend this game, and the first KOTOR game as well.
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14.9 hrs
Posted: September 23
Played it lots of times, finishes it in all class all situations. Recommand it for the fans and to those that enjoy RPG (not MMORPG).
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1.7 hrs
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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43.5 hrs
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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31 of 33 people (94%) found this review helpful
32.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 4
Immersive & atmospheric // Perfect for fans of Star Wars and role-playing games

*This review is based on a purely vanilla playthrough.

+ Excellent writing with plentiful freedom of choice throughout
+ Standard, reliable light/dark side points system; though certainly boiler-plate in function, it is utilized effectively to deliver moral conflicts throughout the adventure
+ Pacing of the game moves very evenly & doesn't bog itself down with unnecessary filler content
+ Though some of the voiceovers are a bit flat, the game really shines with those of the characters that speak in alien languages; so much attention to detail in the audio
+ There are myriad side-quests available
+ Extremely mod-friendly
+ Autosave felt much improved compared to its predecessor
+ Story feels a bit darker and more mature than KOTOR; very well-delivered, and handles moral ambiguity without trying too hard
+ Ability to switch between in-party characters & pause combat to assign move-sets is key, & adds a refreshing layer of strategic depth; works identically to the first installment, but it is easily the best strength of both products
+ Party member influence system
+ Role playing elements are diverse enough to attract the attention of avid RPG gamers, but accessible enough to appeal to the more casual players
+ Very franchise-loyal in every respect
+ Atmospheric & intensely enjoyable soundtrack
+ Graphics are fairly standard for the time of release, & have generally aged well
+ Rich character development

- Camera controls can be somewhat stale & limiting
- AI movement, though a bit improved from its predecessor, still needs a bit of work
- Disappointing lack of variety in combat animations
- Combat system, with few exceptions, is essentially a carbon-copy from the first installment, with little improvement or innovation to speak of; the combat system is itself adequate, but feels uninspired in a sequal

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12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
121.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 3
Buy the game, meatbags !
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
74.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 14
You know, this game catches a lot of flack in comparison to the first KOTOR, which is widely heralded as a masterpiece of gaming. Flack which is well deserved, yet easily rectified. The main quarrel 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 truly need to gaze deeper to fully understand this game. The game was fully intended to be just as perfect as its predecessor. 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* an excellent game and all it needs is a bit of dedication and elbow grease to get it to shine. A determined group of modders recovered 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 dialogue, 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 (, as well as the sister mod which restores the droid planet M4-78 ( Outside of these two mods, there are multiple others I recommend you try as they improve the overall game experience. The mods are now available through the Steam workshop, but I'll just leave these links here anyway.

But about the game itself, unmodded, and purchased from Steam without the addition of a single modification. 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 conversation 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 accompany 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 superb 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.

(This was a review that I wrote a while ago that I deleted and reposted so that more people could view it with ease.)
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
8.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 18
Has more exploration possibilities than No Man's Sky. 10/10
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
29.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 13
Great game but I hit a game ending glitch pretty far in and I hit it from every back up save too :/

I put a lot of time and effort into that character and I'm too butt hurt about the glitch to start a new one for a while.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
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
72.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 16
Other than some minor bugs that had me restart a level, this is a classic RPG, and the best star wars one that I have ever played.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 12
There has never been a better bunch of ragtag heroes to save the galaxy. Whether they are likeable, evil or a little psychotic there is no better company to shoot up thugs with a couple of blasters and a lightsaber. Honestly this is the only game i consider not skipping every sentence a Companion or NPC has to say.

This remains one of the very few Star Wars RPGs out there and is definetly worth a play (especially if you are new to the story). Choices actually matter, the companions are useful and interesting, and to top it off the story is strong and has depth. The ending for KOTOR fans can be a little disapointing, but it doesn't change the fact star wars fans SHOULD 100% buy this game.

(Probably should pick up KOTOR 1 as well whilst you're at it, probably has the stronger story - companions can be more one dimensional at times though)
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
37.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 16
As the preceding game, KotOR II is one of those classics everyone who digs RPGs should play before they die. It was released ridden with bugs because of humanity's base Christmas instincts and I remember having to do a lot of 'hacking' to even get to see the main menu back in 2004. It's said the devs having to rush it resulted in a weirdly incomplete final planet and ending, but I've always been mildly disappointed with the drabness of the first one, Peragus, and it seems I'm not alone in this as there's even a 'skip Peragus' mod out there. One of the many glitches I actually like - infinite Hssiss ('dark side lizards') on Korriban - going to the Sith homeworld and returning incredibly powerful totally fits the roleplay going on in my brain.

KotOR 2 is generally exquisite though. It's a lot more complex and dark than the first episode. In KotOR I you were usually given the choice of being either a preachy goody-two-shoes Luke or a butthurt homicidal maniac. The Sith Lords offers shades of grey, even if not quite 50. All the accolades Kreia has received are deserved.Characters with motives alike hers are often the most intriguing in storytelling as a longing for the void is something us muggles can probably never quite wrap our heads around. Making the game truly revolve around you, the main character, helps immersion quite a bit. The influence system fits into the lore very well and I'm pretty sure it's the first game where you can twist your NPC companions quite as much. 'Best Star Wars game ever' rings true, I'd be hard pressed to name any other title that comes close.

Too bad we were deprived of KotOR III.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
141.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 17
Great update to one of the greatest RPGS of all time. LOVE the gamepad support and achievments!
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