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 (1,513 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! Has fantastic writing that will remind you of PS:T, but be sure 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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27 of 28 people (96%) found this review helpful
39.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 8
"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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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
56.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 1
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.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
67.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 10
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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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
65.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 18
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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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
Very good game, not quite as good as the original Kotor, but still an awesome game and story. I would reccomend it.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
36.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 9
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.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
31.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 6
This game was one of the best memories I had in my childhood, it's 2014 and it's still the best game. :)
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
74.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 14
A worthy sucessor to KOTOR, but beware of glitches, they will strike when you least expect it..........
EDIT: I feel obligated to mention that my hours are actually not representatative of the time I spend playing, because I bought this on Steam after I lost my original disk. The actual gameplay is great, but it is buggy, very buggy, because this was a rushed christmas release. This also means that there are segments of the story that were cut, in order to experience them you can download the mod TSLRCM (The Sith Lords Restored Content Mod), but even then you may still have issues with bugs and glitches. All and all, however, this is a great game.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
11.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 16
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!
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 13
this is what we call rpg
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2 of 7 people (29%) found this review helpful
71.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 12
You can move forwards and backwards.

10/10
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2 of 8 people (25%) found this review helpful
121.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 9
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.
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0 of 4 people (0%) found this review helpful
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 10
KOTOR 2 NGFGJI9DAZNBU8RENCVUYH8EWDHNFU. Pretty good but nowhere near as good as the first.
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0 of 5 people (0%) found this review helpful
23.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 13
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.
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0 of 6 people (0%) found this review helpful
31.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 23
I wasn't able to enjoy this game as much i was hoping to. I know a lot of people consider this to be one of the best RPG's ever made but for me it was far from it. The major problem with it it's the pace. Damn! The way the story progresses is so slow and you're just going from way to another doing meaningless quests. You talk to a NPC and for some reason it seems that he tells you the whole story of the Star Wars universe: "So you want me to help you? Let me tell you a story that happened 300 years ago about a character that has nothing to do with this game and you're gonna sit there and take it because this is a Star Wars Encyclopedia."
Even with this problem the game presents you some great characters with fascinating backgrounds (Visas Marr, Kreia, Handmaiden, Nihilus), but they weren't able to keep me interested to see the end. If only Obsidian could invest less in dialogues and put more effort in good level design which is something that their games seem to lack.
"Do. Or do not. There is no try."
But i tried Yoda...i tried...
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0 of 6 people (0%) found this review helpful
8.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 14
this game is good and all but iot keeps crahing for no reason
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47.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 18
Good.
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61.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 19
Canderous giving stim packs... Nuff said

It is difficult being a mandalorian you can't have your execution for failing until after the mission... Too much said

Just buy the game already
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33.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 18
Great Game
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91.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 13
I'm 93 hours in to this game and I'm finding so many bugs. I know that they're bugs because I've looked up walkthroughs online and there just aren't conversation prompts or character appearances where there should be. Also swoop bike racing is a no go. Everytime I finish a race it registers that I didn't complete the course.
I'm sure this was all working but in attempts to make this game compatible with modern PC's, a lot of bugs have been introduced and I don't want to finish the game.

LOVED Kotor 1 though
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