STAR WARS™ - Knights of the Old Republic™
It is four thousand years before the Galactic Empire and hundreds of Jedi Knights have fallen in battle against the ruthless Sith. You are the last hope of the Jedi Order. Can you master the awesome power of the Force on your quest to save the Republic? Or will you fall to the lure of the dark side?
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Release Date: Nov 19, 2003

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

 

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Note: Mac version only supports English language

Choose Your Path.
It is four thousand years before the Galactic Empire and hundreds of Jedi Knights have fallen in battle against the ruthless Sith. You are the last hope of the Jedi Order. Can you master the awesome power of the Force on your quest to save the Republic? Or will you fall to the lure of the dark side? Hero or villain, saviour or conqueror... you alone will determine the destiny of the entire galaxy!
  • A brand new Star Wars role-playing experience with unique characters, creatures, vehicles and planets.
  • Learn to use the Force with over 40 different powers and build your own lightsaber.
  • Adventure through some of the most popular Star Wars locations, including Tatooine and the Wookiee homeworld Kashyyyk.
  • Choose your party from nine customisable characters, including Twi'leks, droids and Wookiees.
  • Travel to eight enormous worlds in your own starship, the Ebon Hawk.

System Requirements

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Mac OS X
    • OS: Windows XP and Windows Vista
    • Processor: Intel Pentium 3 1Ghz or AMD Athlon 1GHz
    • Memory: 256 RAM
    • Graphics: 32 MB with Hardware T&L
    • DirectX®: Directx 9.0b or better
    • Hard Drive: 3.5 GB
    • Sound: Directx 9.0b compatible
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.8.5 (Mountain Lion), 10.9.5 (Mavericks), 10.10.5 (Yosemite), 10.11.1 (El Capitan)
    • Processor: 1.8 GHZ Intel chipset or faster
    • Memory: 512 MB or higher
    • Hard Disk Space: 5 GB
    • Video Card: ATI Radeon X1600 / NVidia Geforce 7300 / Intel HD 3000 (128 MB VRAM or higher)
    • Languages: English


    • Additional: Intel integrated video chipsets are not supported (GMA 950/X3100). This game is not supported on volumes formatted as Mac OS Extended (Case Sensitive).


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58 of 61 people (95%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
30.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 8
People. You can call me crazy, stupid, insane, but you're looking at the greatest RPG ever made. Not only for it's time but even to present day this game is completely unique and unmatched by any other RPG aside from Fallout and Mass Effect. 100% of gamers won't regret this purchase. I rented this game in 2003 when I was 5, and play it too this day. Memories might make my post alittle biased, but I strongly stand by what I say. Most hours and most fun i've ever had on any game. 10/10
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22 of 23 people (96%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
24.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 7
Kotor is a legend
Pros:
-Great Story
-Great "Powers" and "Skills" system
-You can choose different paths that changes the story
-Dark side/Light side choices
-Its old, but its still VERY playable
-You can play it over and over again, exploring choices and endings
-Great companions(system) and voice actors
-Its just a game you want to play
-Long story with always new aspects to who you want to be.
- Story
- Story
-Characters
-i know the three pros over are the same as i have written b4, but !!!!! its awzm
- It is being developed a new "mod", which is a total conversion called Apeiron. It looks amazing.
- DARTH REVAN!!!
Cons:
-Outdated fighting system
-A bit outdated graphics (BUT WHO CARES!)
-Can be a little buggy in loading (stops, or crashes= CAN BE FIXED!)
-Some cutscenes will crash the game(Can be fixed)

This game is recommended for whoever loves a good story and fun gameplay.
I have more than 100 hours on my old Xbox, not just the hours i have on steam. Win 10 may glitch the game up, but you can check the internet if there is any fixes.
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15 of 15 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
37.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 17
Might be the best RPG ever made.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
45.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 18
So good! Don't be put off by its age, KOTOR is still incredible to play. An amazing RPG set in a great franchise, and makes it really easy to play over and over again since player choices actually make a difference (well, most of the time anyway).
Highly recommended.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
65.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 14
Star wars knights of the Old Republic is a master piece and an example of what a game should be. It has memorable characters, fun gameplay, amazing story, great atmosphere, good gameplay mechanics, and doesn't feel stale after 3 replays. Even though textures are very much starting to show their age it still doesn't look bad and even still has some visually stunning areas (I still take a second to admire Mannan). Sadly though, some people are not willing to lookup how to fix the easily fixable issues they are having trying to get the game not to crash and would rather leave a bad review and are thus ruining the score of this near flawless game. I would recommend anyone who is a Star Wars fan to check this game out, anyone who is a RPG fan to check this game out, and just anyone who is able to load up a video game to CHECK THIS GAME OUT. Go in knowing nothing and come out loving everything. 10/10- A truly unforgettable experience
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
59.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 21
Star Wars Knights Of The Old Republic Review
Intro. Star Wars Knights Of The Old Republic or KOTOR for short is a classic video game. It is one of Bioware's first RPG it is a very popular game from 2003. This game is the precursor to Bioware's Mass Effect and Dragon Age games.
Pros
1 Star Wars KOTOR is a great roleplaying game with a great story that is comparable to the quality of the starwars movies. It has a very interesting plot with a very imersive world, well written characters, is true to Star Wars lore and is a joy to play through multiple times for the story alone.
2 The gameplay in the game is very fun your decisions in the game have benefits and negative if you decide to follow the dark side or the light side of the force. There are often many different outcomes to a quest, adding more to the replay value. The games combat is similar to dungeons and dragons with attack damage calculated like a dice role, so how much damage you do can depend on luck making the game more challenging. There are also many mini games throughout the story adding variety such as swoop racing, space fights, card games, arena battles and riddles just to name a few. The game does not feel repetitive with all the extra mini games.
3 The mods for this game are wonderfully done there are well over 1000 mods for KOTOR including, KOTOR 1 restoration mod, yavin IV planet mod, Solomon revenge the brotherhood of shadow, and many many more mods. There are many mods that fix parts of the game you may not like mods adding content mods fixing bugs, and mods restoring lost content. Some of the fan mods even have voice acting, 3D textures, dialogue and extra stories that are higher quality than the content in the game. Most KOTOR mods come with a TSL patcher that makes installing and uninstalling them very simple just run the installer to install the mod.
Cons
1 A rule is said about KOTOR and that is that it's impossible to run KOTOR without the game crashing on you at least once. The game even crashes in speed runs. The game is really buggy and unfortunately many of the wonderful mods don't help how the game can crash during cutscenes, movies, loading screens and such. The game can be fixed to run well even on modern systems. I have played through the game on windows 10 both the steam and disk version and it had some issues but I was able to beat the game with only a few crashes. The community support to fix any issues you might have is very good but there are many problems in KOTOR due to the game running in a awful engine. Despite you likely having to change game settings a few times and it crashing on you a few times I still recommend the game. If you want a game just like this that is more stable and crashes less try KOTOR the sith lords 2, but I am one of those people who think KOTOR 1 is better.
2 The game is very old and does not look very good. The game looks like a ps2 era game and is quite dated by today's standards. There are many mods that improve the graphics of the game, there are mods the redo most of the textures in the game even texture mods that fix the textures of mod content so if you don't mind installing a few texture mods you can improve the look of the game Its effects animations sounds and much more. The game even with all of the setting cranked all the way up and with all the texture mods the game looks much better but still looks dated but it doest look like its 10 years old if you mod it.
3 KOTOR had some issues with the game being rushed and it having cut content. KOTOR the sith lords had this issue too but that game at least had a new steam update that officially added that mod content into the game, adding controller support, and improving the games performance. Sadly KOTOR 1 does not have these improvements but some day it may get such improvements. The game feels well made in a few areas but empty in other parts of the game. You will want to mod the game to get more content because the old KOTOR series 1&2 had development issues.
Thoughts
Kotor 1 is a classic and a excellent game despite these issues. if you want a more stable game I would recommend you try KOTOR 2 but I personally found KOTOR 1 much more fun as i have beaten the game multiple times while I liked KOTOR 2 but I could never enjoy it enough to play it through. I think KOTOR 1 had better sound was more imersive as a story, was more fun, and it has more mods than KOTOR 2. The best way to describe this is if mass effect or dragon age was a Star Wars game but older. The game was the first bioware game to have the first "romance scene" ;)
To Conclude
Do I recommend you buy this game? Yes I do recommend this to anyone who wants a fun game with a great story, TONS of awesome mod content, a game that immersises you in the starwars universe like no other game I have ever played and is really fun and has great replay value. If you consider mod content to the game it has enough replay value to play the game over 12 times playing each class each difficulty, each mod that is incompatible with other mods and playing different decisions. The game is unstable and will crash on you at least once but I found the steam version to crash less than my disk version of the game. I recommend that you buy the game and see all the wonderful mod content, the great story and get immersed into the world of starwars in a story as good or better than the starwars movies.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
31.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 17
The screen fades out during the kissing scene.

10/10 completely not NSFW
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
50.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 26
It's not Star Wars Battlefront (2015). It definitely has my vote.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
35.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 25
One of the best games ever made.

A rich and fufilling story
Your actions help guide the story along

10/10

(That being said, steam did not bother to fix some of the original bugs in the game. They don't ruin the game, but they can be frustrating at times..... SAVE OFTEN)
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
13.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 21
окей, с самого начала.

сначала был котор 2. великолепная история, хоть без Restored Content Mode она жутко неполная.

потом был котор 1. и тут ты понимаешь - история такая же, даже глубже, диалоги конечно ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥, особенно с Кандерусом Ордо и Джухани, но Бастилла няшечка (ВИЗАС ЛУЧШЕ мимими)

10.5 Реванов из 10.
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skyrail45
11.7 hrs
Posted: September 30
It's fun it's great go get it.
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wasting.my.life
8.5 hrs
Posted: September 30
Don't buy this game. I have nothing but problems with trying to play it on my laptop. This was my favorate videogame as a kid so when I saw it on here, I was exicted, but it does nothing but crash and glitch. I have tried re-installing it, but it keeps on wih the same problems. I have to say it is incredably dissapointing. The game itsself is a classic and I very much reccomend trying to get it, but I can't reccomend this format.
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The Dork Knight
0.7 hrs
Posted: September 29
Honestly this game is really bland. I don't expect much from the opening of a game, but KOTOR, in my opinion, is a how-to guide on how to not make a the first stage of a game. The explanations on how to play the game are not well-written and you're basically stuck trying to figure out for yourself how to level up, which is essential to get past a door. The combat is awkward and stiff, and calling it a pile of ♥♥♥♥ is more like a compliment because at least ♥♥♥♥ isn't this bland. I was so excited to play this game, and what I got was unlikeable characters, bad voice acting (even for its time), mucky graphics (even for its time), and a story I could not care less about because it's so bland and generic. Two words sum up Star wars: Knights of the Old Republic: Bland and Uninspired
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Athaloc
23.1 hrs
Posted: September 29
Great game. Needs a steam workshop for mods
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MootkinsMcSnuffin
39.5 hrs
Posted: September 28
Was not able to complete the game due to frequent crashes. An amazing game but compatability with both Windows 10 and modern hardware is a nightmare running this game.
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soulcry_03
1.1 hrs
Posted: September 28
doesn't work with win 10. glitches up then crashes.
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PrettyChart 👌
22.4 hrs
Posted: September 28
You can play as a Jedi or Sith Lord, explains everything.
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nonbinaryhippie
60.0 hrs
Posted: September 27
A little hard to progress at first, before you work out what kinds of things to look for. But fun and relatively dynamic. However, all the problems I didn't realize were there (slow-♥♥♥ enviro-suit movement, re-equipment mechanics, lack of dynamic character interaction, to name a few) are solved in the sequel.
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MrBadger97
5.6 hrs
Posted: September 27
Being forced to change many of the games graphical options and other work-arounds just to have a *little* bit of stability is absolutely ridiculous and inexcusable

If you want this for the nostalgia hook your old Xbox up and play that instead, not this.
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Tragoron
23.8 hrs
Posted: September 27
A very rough game to go back to, from a much more uncivilized era.
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