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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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

Windows
Mac OS X
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    • 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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Love Guro Gaare
( 58.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
Great old classic. It still holds up to this day, though after the update it was unplayable on Windows7 for me but after I updated to Windows10 I had no issues. Still a great RPG exerience and is worth picking up for anyone who has not played it
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Stingygamer
( 3.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
I wish I could give this game a good review, but I can't. With terrible graphics, clunky controls, and numerous glitches, it's a sad reminder of the problems of the olden days.
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[AoS] BOOM! Nutshot
( 7.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
Played the game from a disk version in the past and it was fun, hated the ending but thats just my opinion. Now with it on steam and my new discovery of all this workshop content I can download I can now go at it with a whole new view and theres fixes and new content added and GOD I'LL PLAY IT NOW
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Beetlejuice
( 51.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
Awesome RPG, awesome game coated with Star Wars flavour. 5/5
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Kilowren
( 49.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
Play this for the story, not the combat. While it's one of the best games I've ever played, and definitely the best for immersion and roleplaying/characterisation, you occasionally have to trick the party AI into not running into a large group of enemies that aren't even in the same room. There are two occasions I remember where this was *very* frustrating. Additionally, you don't need much strategy in any of your battles (at least on normal difficulty, which is all I have experience with). This didn't bother me - it was quite the power trip frying entire groups with a few applications of Force Storm and felt pretty true to the films' universe of superpowered Jedi. I highly recommend KOTOR 2, but keep these caveats in mind before deciding to purchase it.
I played this without the Restored Content mod by mistake, although it's easily obtainable through the Steam Workshop and seems to be overwhelmingly recommended as a superior version of the game. One of the main complaints people seem to have about the vanilla version is that the ending seems rushed and too open-ended; while some of the additions from the mod would have been interesting, I personally loved the open-endedness because it gave me room to form my own interpretation of things around my player character's motivations. And what a player character I made!
Lots has already been said on the game's emphasis on questioning your morality and dark/lightsided actions. There were, personally, sufficient dialogue options to let me do whatever my character would actually do in almost any situation, and if I hadn't decided that her story was now my personal canon and that I couldn't replay the game as anyone else, I think exploring different versions of the Jedi Exile would be super fun, even just going pure Light or Dark instead of taking the greyer approach to things. There were no major breaks in immersion that I can remember (save a rather amusing graphical glitch where a couple of characters' bodies disappeared as they were walking away) and I actually had a moment where I felt guilty about breaking into someone's room and stealing all their stuff and stopped doing it XD I also did some things I, as the player, felt terrible about doing but which made sense in-character... a good test of immersion!
There's a nice range of party characters and their dialogue is well written, so you'll probably find at least one you like and want to have by your side permanently (Atton's story aaahhhhhhh). Lots of room to play around with different combat builds. I'd have loved to have even more interaction with my party, although there seem to be sufficient opportunities for influence gain based on how they react to you doing things. I definitely felt that I was in the Star Wars universe throughout the game, but with an added... sinister? edge to it; something I thought was very fitting (and totally awesome since I'm all about things being As Depressing As Possible). The prologue, with the 'murder mystery' thing it had going on, was one of the best examples of this for me.
The game ran totally fine on my ridiculously old MacBook Pro, with no crashing or gamebreaking glitches at any point during the 50 hours I played for. It looks like this is unusual though, at least for Windows users. Your Mileage May Vary.
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Microsoft Excel
( 6.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
This game is full of compatability issues. IF you are lucky, you will get this to run, KIND of smoothly. But you would have to spend hours of tweaking.... OR. You can do as I did... Download VMware, it is a virtualization program used to install different operating systems. I used it in school a lot. I installed a Windows XP SP3 Machine, and voila, it is running so smoth. Not a single crash. NOT A SINGLE CRASH GUYS. This is easy to do, if you are not sure how to install a OS in VMware, you can find a Youtube video on it. Its very easy. This is by far the easiest thing to do. Rather than using UNIWS and KOTOR2 Patcher thing, for the whole resolution thing. ONLY downside to thiss, is you wont be able to run it in complete fullscreen. I didnt really try to work on it much, but Im running it in a pretty high resolution. Its very playable.
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Kys.org
( 53.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
If you like Star Wars, and your willing to dedicate a few days to this game. Do it, it's worth every penny and it's a great game. NOTE: make sure you buy KOTOR 1 before this one, you won't be lost, but it's also a good game.
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Han Solo dies in Force Awakens
( 40.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
This game was a worthy sequel. It is deeper than the first and just as good. It recently came out with workshop so you can now mod it much easier. I recommend the unofficial patch to fix the bugs. The story is very deep and it takes a few playthroughs and paying attention to understand it fully. This game needs a well deserved sequel. 10/10
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jizzwhaler02
( 30.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 21
HK will make it all worth it.
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alexchevrier
( 183.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 21
Excellent game. I was happy to be able to play it again with steam achievements. The TSLRCM is a must for the HK-47 side quest and the numerous annoying bugs it corrects. Great job on this one, it really deserves the 5 stars it's rated.
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Edward Teach (BlackBeard)
( 4.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 20
Moody and philosophical, brilliantly written and filled with multi-layered characters, immersive and emotionally involving, Knights of the Old Republic 2 is a fantastic game and one of the best stories in the Star Wars universe.

It has its share of flaws - the gameplay is rather dull, level design repetitive, graphics outdated even at the time of release. It was also originally released in an incomplete form, but this has since been fixed by a group of dedicated fan who created the The Sith Lords Restored Content Modification. Despite all the flaws, the game succeeds in what matters - sending the player on a memorable journey and leaving such an impact that all these years after its release I still can't get enough of it.

Hopefully, one day it will get a sequel it deserves.
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The Dancing Snowman
( 30.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 20
AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!! It is an amazing game I LOVE IT
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Nazakur
( 40.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 20
This is a great game. I beat it 4 times on xbox and I bought it on PC and just finished it again. It streamlines a lot of the gameplay issues that KOTOR struggled with (feats and force power variety). It has a very untraditional story as far as Star Wars games usually go.

The one thing that niggles me about this game is the huge variety of weapons/armor that you get in this game but so few characters that can use them. End-game you are deluged with heavy armor of high quality, but very few companions can equip it, and armor prevents the use of most force powers.
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Holty
( 39.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 20
One of my favourite games off all time. The story is amazing and the characters are really interesting. This game is worth the money.
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Serbacus
( 93.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 20
Best RPG I've ever played.

for the $10usd you are playing yourself not getting it.
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conradmarco
( 88.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 20
This game is a good game because it has a start of confusion, darkness and stratergy in it. I have played the game and i find it very satisfiying, such as in my gameplay as a jedi i always try to go on the good path and that makes me feel good about myself and to look at my character to see that he is badass in every way possible and there is some funny ♥♥♥♥ some people say in the game and some things that ♥♥♥♥ you off which is why it is a good game because it has such good dialouge its really ♥♥♥♥ing good, that is my opinion/review about this game.
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Souther
( 2.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 20
I am so glad I bought this game. I've played it 11 years ago when it first came out and I still have the original box, but it works poorly and it has no decent screen size support for a modern PC. This version has a 1080 resolution and it works like a marvel. Still one of the best Star Wars games ever. Got it during the May the 4th Be With You sale for 2.50 euros, so what's there to complain.

EXTREMELY SATISFIED!
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Mswearingen123
( 181.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 19
please i mean please fix the damn crashing on start up issue this game has its one of my favorite games OF ALL time and i bought it so i could actually play it 0/10
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Enemy In Disguise
( 129.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 19
Best qualities of the first with all new characters and places. Obsidian builds on what Bioware set up. Must buy for fans of the first and of story based RPGs. 5/5
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16 of 16 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
24.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 1
TLDR VERDICT
KOTOR 2 is a very worthy successor to the high bar set by the original game. They kept the general gameplay and presentation true the original and put their own unique spin on the story. Many people argue it is actually a superior game to the original. Overall, a rough, buggy and now dated, but still very entertaining game well worth the asking price if you’re a fan of the original or fan of Star Wars in general.

FULL REVIEW BELOW

*MOST OF MY HOURS ARE OFFLINE DUE TO INTERNET RESTRICTIONS WHERE I USED TO LIVE*

“Take the greatest Jedi Knight, strip away the Force, and what remains? They rely on it, depend on it, more than they know. Watch as one tries to hold a blaster, as they try to hold a lightsaber, and you will see nothing more than a woman – or a man. A child.” - Kreia

Five years after the events of KOTOR, the galaxy is recovering from the events from the Jedi Civil War. Both the Jedi and Sith have now fallen silent. You have been exiled from the Jedi Order as punishment for following Revan into war against the Mandolorians. You have also been completely cut off from the Force, but was this a part of your punishment, or the result of something much worse?

This review is written from a huge Star Wars fan and a fan of story driven RPGs in general.

GAMEPLAY AND DESIGN
In terms of general gameplay and structure, KOTOR 2 is designed very similarly to the first game. It features the same turn-based D20 based combat system and character building as the first game and other old-school RPGs. This can be a quite daunting system to learn for those unfamiliar with these types of games, but fortunately the lower difficulty settings are forgiving enough for those without the patience or time to learn it. Combat is important, but arguably not as much as the stat and skill point distribution. Making sure you have characters with the appropriate skills determines being able to deal with obstacles in the world, conversation checks and crafting. The game does feature an automatic leveling up system which will do the leveling for you, which is fine in the late game after you have all the skills you need, but it may be worth doing some research in the early game for leveling up. The companions are all reasonably balanced and they level up with you, meaning that you can take anyone anywhere (at least from a gameplay perspective).

The game isn’t entirely open world by any means. It’s similar to KOTOR and Dragon Age: Origins, in the sense that you travel between several fairly small focused areas rather than one continuous land mass. The areas are either mostly linear action packed levels or slower paced story driven quest hub areas. Crafting is important system to pay attention to as you can craft item modifications to create weapons more powerful than the ones you find. This is a fairly simple system that involves breaking down items you don’t need for materials, but it’s just a case of knowing what the stats actually mean. Of course, on lower difficulties you can get away with not paying much attention to gear and stats and still just about get by spamming the same attacks. You won’t find it very challenging, but more than adequate for just seeing the story (which in my opinion, is the main draw of the game).

STORY AND NARRATIVE
It’s never easy to develop a follow up on such a beloved game from a different developer, but Obsidian certainly delivered on delivering a sequel that is true to the original and yet unique in its own way. KOTORs story felt very much like a grand space adventure and it captured everything that the classic Star Wars story should be. KOTOR 2 differs from this slightly. It tells a more subtle story with a focus on different themes. In stark contrast to KOTORs overt villains, KOTOR 2s threat is a lot more sinister. The battles with the Sith are fought in the shadows and the themes are a lot darker. An example of the darker tone is a reoccurring idea in the game that to the galaxy’s Average Joe, Jedi and Sith are indistinguishable. They just people with too much power fighting over religion and getting everyone else caught in the middle. This is a really unique and interesting idea and caught me completely off guard. Another good theme was the idea of the absence of the Force and the advantages it has aside from the obvious disadvantages.

The conversation system is identical to KOTOR, with the standard light and dark alignment options and the opportunities to use skills (if you have the stats) in certain special situations. In my opinion, morality is much more interesting in KOTOR 2 than in the first one. Picking light or dark and sticking to it not only changes the ending, but the entire game. It shifts your characters goals for the whole game and also effects the gameplay. Dark and light side powers become easier/harder (but not impossible) to do if you are the opposite morality and it can result in some rather large deviations on the story line during some quests. It also affects your companions and over time you can even begin to influence their morality (e.g. enlightenment vs corruption). Overall, I’d say the game changes enough to warrant multiple playthroughs with different morality choices.

On the topic of companions, you can expect yet another colourful crew of heroes, villains, droids and miscreants. They are very varied from the original games selection, but just as interesting and unique. Gameplay wise, they still have classes that need to have their stats properly assigned and equipped with the right gear. However, pretty much any configuration of companions is viable to take anywhere, which is good for the story. It makes it feel like you travel with ALL of your companions rather than just bringing your favourites and leaving everyone else on the ship. Your actions also influence your companions, resulting in them liking or disliking you more depending on how you act. Having them like you opens up more story and has gameplay benefits I can’t elaborate on without light spoilers.

A quick note on voice acting: personally I found a particular companions voice actor laughably bad (look out for the one-armed Iridonian), but he’s really the only one that stands out. The rest of the game is mostly either passable or excellent.

GAMEPLAY AND PERFORMANCE
As is customary with Obsidian games, they are often not given enough time for playtesting and optimisation leaving them somewhat lacking in the performance department. I expect you won’t encounter many problems these days however, as unsurprisingly an 11 year old game runs at 60fps 100% of time and doesn’t look half bad for its age. I did get a crash or two here and there and more than a fair share of bugs, but fortunately nothing game breaking or huge. I didn’t run into any compatibility problems either (running Windows 8.1).

Funnily enough, the game actually got a patch recently that fixed a lot of problems, added controller support, support for higher resolutions and some other fixes. The biggest change was the addition was the addition of Steam Workshop for the game, which allows the seamless installation of some mods that restores a whole bunch of content that was cut from the game. Look up The Sith Lords Restored Content mod if you get the game, but it should be the highest rated anyway.
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16 of 19 people (84%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
Recommended
41.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 7
tfw you'll never experience KotOR 3
tfw you'll never feel the same joy when playing KotOR 1 and 2 for the first time
tfw life is acutally pointless
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11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
23.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 6
It is an RPG, a star wars game, works fine with win 10 64bit, its on sale....

I mean what are you waiting for? Buy it
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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
Recommended
57.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 4
Moody and philosophical, brilliantly written and filled with multi-layered characters, immersive and emotionally involving, Knights of the Old Republic 2 is a fantastic game and one of the best stories in the Star Wars universe.

It has its share of flaws - the gameplay is rather dull, level design repetitive, graphics outdated even at the time of release. It was also originally released in an incomplete form, but this has since been fixed by a group of dedicated fan who created the The Sith Lords Restored Content Modification. Despite all the flaws, the game succeeds in what matters - sending the player on a memorable journey and leaving such an impact that all these years after its release I still can't get enough of it.

Hopefully, one day it will get a sequel it deserves.
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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
38.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 4
Loved this game. The sheer amount of content in this game has made me play it several times through, and I've enjoyed it every time.

WARNING: IF YOU BUY THIS GAME, YOU MAY NEVER SEE THE LIGHT OF DAY

I rate 10/10, because this game was such a good experience for me that many other single player RPG's make me cringe.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
76.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 5
Admit it: the RPG genre had a formula. Start weak. Grow strong. Grow godly strong for some reason, as if it made sense. Did the world-building and story-telling always back up this formula? In my opinion, no.

But then there's Star Wars, and its conveniently mysterious "force." What an opportunity for an RPG! The first KOTOR was a standard RPG with a classic plot twist. It was a phenomenal game in the traditional sense.

KOTOR II takes the RPG formula and turns it into an ethical dilemma on its own. The majority of the game dances around this theme. It paints no one who grows in power as much of a hero, but exposes them as a threat. Personally, I applaud this direction, despite the game's tone overall suffering from a depressing feeling.

Be warned, KOTOR II isn't much of a happy game. It's a mature, thought-provoking game. It's a rare game that tells the real story of its own mechanics. You're getting stronger. But at what cost?
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
83.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 7
Here it is, my all time favorite video game.

I rented this in a Blockbuster when I was a kid, along with the first KoTOR. It blew my young mind. Action, choice & consequence, philosophy, memorable characters. It was crazy for a youngin who's only played Halo with his older brothers. And it was freakin' Star Wars to boot. I fell in love with everything, from Swoop Racing to lightsaber dueling, Pazaak, and good ol' HK-47. Not to mention the MASSIVE crush I had on the Handmaiden, oh boy.

I've easily played over 2,000 hours, I can't count the amount of playthroughs I've done. This game will hook you in, make you think before you choose, and crush your spirits and raise your hopes as you travel the path of the light or dark side of the Force.

I easily recommend this game to everyone, whether you're a massive Star Wars fan such as myself, or simply seeking a fun RPG with great combat, real fun mini games, and fantastic worlds and characters.

It's on sale! So hurry, buy this. Buy KoTOR I. Buy the Jedi Knight series. Buy Battlefront II. Just buy every damn Star Wars game you can afford.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Recommended
44.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 11
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
88.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 7
I have never in my life, played a game that actually taught me a bit about life, or atleast a philosphy on life that i myself have adopted into me lifestyle after playing this...this isnt just a game, its a ♥♥♥♥ing work of art!
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
134.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 12
I rarely play a long game from start to finish more than twice, for me to do so it'd require fun gameplay and a story I felt invested in and wanted to relive. I've played Half-Life 2 (and its episodes) three times over because of how in love I fell with the story. While figuring out how to get this game to work with TSLRCM, I started playing Knights of the Old Republic again, as the opposite sex and alignment but found myself somewhat bored after Dantooine. So far, I have played Knights of the Old Republic II - The Sith Lords two full times in rapid succession and I'm roughly a third of the way through my third playthrough. To say I love this game is an understatement.

The gameplay is a step up from KOTOR 1 and though I find it very enjoyable, battles can be rather bland and a bit too easy at times. The real reason to play this game is the story. However, that itself is very divisive. The Sith Lords' story is a meticulous exploration of the very basis of the Star Wars mythos: the Force. It portrays the Jedi as flawed, the Sith as broken but ultimately human (or whatever species they are) and the very concept of morality as far more complex than any of the current Star Wars canon does (admittedly I'm rather unfamiliar with the old Expanded Universe outside of these two games). This can turn off Star Wars fans just looking for a Star Wars game like KOTOR 1 that captures what makes Star Wars great. On the other hand, the mouthpiece for all these criticisms and alternative points of view is a character called Kreia who, without delving into spoilers, is... rather questionable to say the least. Though you can't convince her to change her mind, you can declare yourself in disagreement and you can defy her as you wish, or agree with her as you wish. As a Star Wars fan, I found this deconstruction of the Force to be highly enjoyable and cast the movies in a different light for me.

The other characters in the game are hardly one dimensional, the weakest ones are two dimensional at worst. It's difficult to talk about what makes these characters great without delving into spoilers so I won't, but I will especially praise Atton as an example of everything a good anti-hero should be. There are a couple that return from KOTOR 1 and their presence is very welcome. Some, such as HK-47, are enjoyable as ever and developed further while others, like T3-M4, are an improvement over their KOTOR 1 incarnations.

The mechanics are integrated much better with differet aspects of the game this time around. Your attributes and skills play a role in conversations and the creation of items at workbenches, the latter being itself a huge improvement over its handling in KOTOR 1. Playing as different classes and alignments creates very different experiences outside of combat. As a male Jedi Guardian/Jedi Master I played very differently than as a female Jedi Consular/Sith Weapon Master and as a female Jedi Sentinel/Jedi Watchman, for example. Where in KOTOR 1 you can play Dark Side or Light Side but really only make meaningful decisions towards the end, you're put in a spot where you have to take decisions from the start. As a Light Side player, early in Telos do I refuse this monetary reward to earn Light Side points but risk having to sell my wares to not gain Dark Side points a bit down the line? As a Dark Side player, do I challenge the Jedi Masters early on and engage in difficult fights or save all but one of them for later when I'm more powerful but make the survivors gang up on me?

In conclusion, I tend to compare Episodes IV and V to KOTOR 1 and KOTOR 2. Episode IV and KOTOR 1 are the more basic Star Wars adventure. The dichotomy between good and evil is clear and doesn't really try anything new but is more easily digestible and is incredibly fun regardless. Episode V and KOTOR 2 are the more creative one but takes risks that might not be to everyone's liking. While this really isn't a good analogy as both Episode IV and V are rather easily digestible whereas KOTOR 2 is a lot harder to swallow, especially if you just come in for a sequel to KOTOR 1 in body and soul, I think it works as a comparison because one is the safer one while the other is the more daring one. Both are great on their own merits, though I personally consider the latter to be better. With this game you should come in with an open mind. If you do, I highly recommend giving it a whirl and seeing if you can get something out of it. Just please install TSLRCM and possibly M4-78EP from the Workshop, the game is incomplete without at least the former.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
39.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 11
Pros: •Amazing and thoughtful plot/story-line
•Fun game mechanics
•Good graphics (for 2005)
•Chat dialogue decisions matter if you are a Sith/Jedi
•Glitches CAN be fixed (mods)
•Amazing detail in-game
•Characters that you start to love/hate irl <3

Cons: •Glitches (that can be fixed with mods)
•Graphics can be annoying for people used to next gen graphics.
•Inaccessable areas give you AIDS.

All in all it's an incredible game, definatly worth the price. 9.5/10


Better than any EA game today.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
19.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 8
TL;DR: Prepare to become the hobbit that sits in their mothers basement, making calls for buckets to put excrement in, as you will refuse to get up and go to the bathroom. 10/10 would ♥♥♥♥ my pants again.

Very much the same type of game as Dragon Age: Origins. Turn based strategy rpg, so if you don't like tactical games where you have to think about your every move, this is not the game for you. As long as you don't have a brick for a computer, anything should be able to run this game fairly smoothly.

I have completed KOTOR1 on both the Xbox, and on PC (though it is not in my steam library). And I must say this game stands up to its predecessor very well. You will want to get the Restored Content Mod from the Workshop as this adds much more to the game. With the most recent steam update, you can play in larger resolutions. There is no reason not to purchase this game as well as the original. You will find yourself lost in the story, gameplay, and much more. There is much replay value, you will never make the same choices as you did the previous play through, as there is a Karma system (Light Side & Dark Side). Become a Jedi, or Sith Lord? The choice is yours.
Please do yourself a favor and buy these (As they're both currently on sale for $2.49 each! What a steal for 20+ hours of gameplay for each game, not including the Restored Content + other mods)
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Recommended
74.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 12
They don't make them these good anymore...
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Recommended
183.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 21
Excellent game. I was happy to be able to play it again with steam achievements. The TSLRCM is a must for the HK-47 side quest and the numerous annoying bugs it corrects. Great job on this one, it really deserves the 5 stars it's rated.
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Recommended
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 20
Moody and philosophical, brilliantly written and filled with multi-layered characters, immersive and emotionally involving, Knights of the Old Republic 2 is a fantastic game and one of the best stories in the Star Wars universe.

It has its share of flaws - the gameplay is rather dull, level design repetitive, graphics outdated even at the time of release. It was also originally released in an incomplete form, but this has since been fixed by a group of dedicated fan who created the The Sith Lords Restored Content Modification. Despite all the flaws, the game succeeds in what matters - sending the player on a memorable journey and leaving such an impact that all these years after its release I still can't get enough of it.

Hopefully, one day it will get a sequel it deserves.
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Recommended
107.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 14
In terms of gameplay it makes many improvements on the game mechanics of the first KotOR but suffers from occasional game-breaking bugs. The real reason you want to play this game is because it has the best-written narrative of any SW game and is one of the best D&D-style RPGs ever made. There is some great character writing and an interesting deconstruction of the Star Wars universe. The inconclusive ending is probably the most controversial aspect of the game but with TSLRCMod (which you should install for your first playthrough) it raps things up a little better. If you're looking for a lighthearted adventure and the feel of the first game this may not be for you.
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Recommended
64.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 12
Graphics: For an 05 game, it looks pretty damn good (if you have a good graphics card, that is). Keep in mind though that it 'is' a 2005 game, so don't expect anything incredible. 8/10

Story: Here is where TSL shines. I have quite honestly never played a Star wars game with such in depth writing. From the deep and well thought out exploration of the moral grey areas between the Light and Dark sides of the Force to the deviously intricate, and VERY well written main quest, KOTOR II's writing is nothing short of incredible. 10/10

Characterization: This of course ties in with the aforementioned excellent writing. The characters in this game feel more like living, breathing people, and less like the one dimensional caricatures of KOTOR 1. The addition of a good influence character influence system (you can't just give characters gifts to 'make' them like you ala Dragon age: Origins) that prevents you from pleasing everyone increses my score from what would have been a 9.5/10 to an outright 10/10

Combat: Combat is greatly improved over KOTOR I's rather basic system. As you improve your combat feats, they don't just become more effective: they change visably as well, becoming more graceful, powerful, and masterful-looking all the time. 9.5/10

General overview: I probably should rate the game's overall sound quality, but i'm not very good at distinguishing good game audio from bad due to hearing issues. Sorry about that. Overall, i would rate this game a 9.5/10. Besides Battlefronts 1 and 2 and Star Wars Galaxies, KOTOR II is one of the best Star Wars experiences you will ever have (BE SURE to download the Restored Content mod, as it will unlock much of the content that Obsidian was forced to cut out due to LucasArts' unreasonably short Christmas Deadline).
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Recommended
20.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 7
I love Star Wars movies and games but im having problems turning this on but thats probably becuase of my computer the game is super fun long and enjoyable there are boring times but it makes up for it so yeah devinitly Recommend it
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Recommended
14.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 7
Rigged, Funniest part was when my guy... MISSED... A DOOR DURING A BASH.... HOW THE HELL... DO YOU FREAKIN... MISS A [Censored For The Kiddies!] DOOR!? AND A TANK DROID?!?!?!

But overall this is a great game :D
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Recommended
39.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 20
One of my favourite games off all time. The story is amazing and the characters are really interesting. This game is worth the money.
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