STAR WARS™ - Knights of the Old Republic™
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?
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Very Positive (7,402 reviews) - 88% of the 7,402 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Nov 19, 2003

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About This Game

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

Windows
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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Trys0
( 33.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 28
I loved every bit of the game. It has something moddern games lack. Defently worth the money.
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The Hound
( 20.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 28
This is literally my favorite game of all time. The fights, dialog, loot, characters, story. Everything is brilliant. The twist is one of the greatest of all time. You don't need to e a Star Wars fan to appreciate this game, but you probably will become one after you play this. This is not only the greatest Star Wars game of all time but one of the best RPG's ever. If you're interested, get this game you won't regret it.
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NetherMouz
( 7.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 28
I previously posted a good review of the game and bad review of the download, now i post a good review of both. After messing with the graphics and a little know how i fixed the problem. Great game would play again and again and recomend to anyone, even non-star wars fans. just tweak the graphics a bit and the bugs will go away.
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Daffy Duck
( 3.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 28
Can someone plz help!!! I have this game on my kindle and it's amazing but when I went and installed it on Windows 10, it didn't work. :( Can someone tell me what to install because I really want to play this game on my computer.
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t_klemmer
( 3.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 27
tried to install multiple times on different machines would install fine but would not run. thankfully I bought an unused copy still in the plastic from a garage sale and got it to work just fine.
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Enemy
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 27
worst game
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Pandamuerto258
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 26
This is my favorite starwars game hands down.
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misterfuzzydonut
( 20.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 26
Wow, just wow, i can't believe people haven't played this game. It is one of the games you must play if you are even close to being a nerd. Just do it. Buy it and learn all about the characters. They will play a great part in the rest of the star wars saga.
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LegendaryBacon
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 26
KoTR is one of the great classics in the RPG genre. If you enjoy star wars, a great story, interesting characters and overall a great game experience then this is a must play!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TY83IwzknpE
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sja7a
( 41.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 26
malak needs to see someone about that lower jaw problemo
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Paragon
( 43.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25
One of the best Star Wars games out there, probably the best story a Star Wars game has had for sure. The gameplay is fun and you have to stop, think and figure out what attacks would work best on this enemy. There are times where you'll never hit a target with an attack or debuff and it will get annoying throughout, although it doesn't affect the overall game.

There is a problem with the optimization, example being whenever I enter a cutscene (not the in-game cutscenes, the cinematic), it puts me back to my desktop, I had to keep clicking close window, which then it would then play the cutscene and as soon as it was over came up with a message saying "would you like to quit the game", I proceed to press no and it continues playing, annoying yet easy to get around I guess.

Only other complaint was the last showdown battle against Darth Malak himself, on the Star Forge

Other than that, I didn't find the game to be a problem, the character where get, your companions where all interesting and you care about them through the game as they help you with their special skills. Like Mass Effect and Dragon Age, if you tlak to them enough, they'll tell you about their thoughts or past and a mission will appear, you can choose whether to do it or not but I recommend as they add to the characters motives and help them grow as a character.

I still am ussure if Disney has allowed the KOTOR franshise to be called canon, but I know it deserves to be, as it is a fine example of how to make a compelling story and narrative.

***** Rating: 5 stars *****
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Keeva
( 114.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25
One of the best classic RPG games in existence. Epic storyline, expansive planets, breathtaking locations and intriguing missions. Easily compatible with hundreds of game-enhancing fan-made mods. No matter how many times I play through this game, I always come back. This is a must have for all Star Wars and RPG fans! (And it's cheap! It's usually discounted and you can buy it for next to nothing!)
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Panda1412
( 6.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
great game
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eddragon226
( 18.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
This is one of my favorite games of all timem but be warned befor you buy.
This game is a technical mess. Your character often gets stuck to the ground for no reason, and the game does not support hd or widescreen resolutions.

If you get past these things you will find one of the best rpgs of all time in an epic time period from the Star Wars universe.
Just be warned if your not computer savvy you may want to pass because the bugs are going to annoy the hell out of you and serously detract from the experience.
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Day Man
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
It's canon to me
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lorenzwh
( 13.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
This is by far one of my favorite games of all time. Completely replayable. Only issue is it's pretty glitchy throughout the game depending on your operating system.
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sup bro
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
Very good RPG game about Star Wars
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
48 of 51 people (94%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
Recommended
57.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
Star Wars KOTOR is regarded as one of the best RPG games of all time. I admit, it's not as grand and open as The Elder Scrolls or Fallout. It's closer to that of Dragon Age.

PROS:

  • The game is everything Star Wars
  • It opens up a whole new area of lore, events, story, characters not seen in the movies
  • It has a great RPG aspect, letting you choose your character, party, and slight storyline.
  • The game lets you decide the fate of some quests & how your party members get along with you and others.
  • A well-done karma system is also in place, letting you choose the light side or the dark side
  • You have a fully customizable character build, you star with selecting your base class, but can place your attribute and skill points where you wish.
  • Weapon usage is also your choice. Like blasters? Shoot some Sith. Swords? Slash some Sith. Lightsabers? SLice your foes with your badass laser stick!
  • LIGHTSABERS, who doesn't want one?!
    [* Lightsabers are customisable with their crystals, changing stats and their colour. [/list] [b] CONS: [/b] [list] [*] Old graphics, but still looks beautiful. Could POSSIBLY get a texture mod somewhere. The game is also being fan remade (3rd and 1st person view) and will be available at some point. [*] Nothing else, this game is near perfect. [/list]
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25 of 25 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
30.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 5
This game is responsible for my love of Star Wars, and it's an absolute classic. Bioware at their best. Just a shame we never got a proper conclusion to the series.. a proper single player conclusion that is.

*Just a heads up, if you intend on playing this on a modern pc, turn off FRAME BUFFER EFFECTS AND SOFT SHADOWS in the advance settings, otherwise the game will crash.
Also, you may want to disable grass as this seems to cause some ugly glitches later in the game.
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29 of 36 people (81%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Recommended
89.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 1
It's a modern-ish classic, and actually better than most star wars movies. Buy it.
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32 of 46 people (70%) found this review helpful
16 people found this review funny
Recommended
56.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
Better plot twist than 'Return of the Jedi.'
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14 of 15 people (93%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
15.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 5
Just recently bought this game on Steam after owning it for a few years on Xbox. The PC version is far superior (go figure) and it doesn't suffer from any bugs as you may hear as Steam recently updated it to be compatible with up to Windows 8 (and possibly 10). Only buy this game however if you are willing to invest dozens or even hundreds of hours into a game. It's a juicy one boys and girls. Tons of content, multiple paths, many weapon and gear combinations, charming characters, great music, and beautiful environments. A must have for all gamers.

P.S. One of the few Star Wars games where a Light Side playthrough is just as rewarding as a Dark Side. XD
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16 of 19 people (84%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 6
IF GAME CRASHES AFTER MAKING A NEW CHARACTER ON MODERN OS: Turn OFF buffer effects and shadows. It works!!
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16 of 21 people (76%) found this review helpful
Recommended
112.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 4
Best game + storyline ever released along with KOTOR 2.
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
13.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 4
This game is absolutely INCREDIBLE!! Though there is the matter of replacing some game files to proceed past the first vision, but its not that hard to do. I would - and have - recommend this game to anyone, Star Wars fan or not.

10/10
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 5
I'm aware I don't have many hours logged on this game for the PC. However, as kid I played this on the original Xbox back in the day. So trust me on this.

1.) This game is by far my favorite in the Star Wars series, it's unique RPG style was unlike any game at the time (at least for me.) The choices you made in-game defined your character from the Jedi, Sith or even the interesting/unique Grey jedi and each choice could impact in small/ large ways the overall outcome of the story and your companions which makes for a lot of replay value.

2.) The story (without spoilers of course) is very compelling and complex with many new challeneges as you progress further and even a few twists and turns that keep the story exciting and not dragged out. The characters are interesting and fun to learn more about once you start forming bonds with them through your adventures.

3.) Turn based combat which is interesting and though wasn't my favorite style of combat, the formula for this game just feels right and flows well for what it is. It makes weapon modifications, skills and talents, armor and modifications and even the choice of companions important based on the enemies you may face in each and every encounter.

4.) Just buy this game! it's worth it. If you like a game where you create your own path, then make one in this beautiful universe of Knights of the Old Republic. Years have aged this game but it's a hidden gem you can't find anywhere else.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 17
>be a soldier of the Republic
>remember training camp like it just ended a month or two ago and lasted for a couple years
>first assignment on a ship called the Endar Spire
>guarding some jedi b*tch or somethin
>ongoing war w/ Sith Empire
>ship gets attacked
>wake up from wet dream that involved jedi you guardin
>guy you bunkin with runs into the room
>Sarcastically ask some questions about the sitrep
>he thinks you're serious
>"You must've hit you're head pretty hard"
>fight your way to the escape pods
>bunkmate dies
>meet some untrustwothy duckhead
>get to a place called Taris
>look for that jedi chick
>discover theres a sith quarantine on the joint
>join a racing gang
>invade another racing gangs hq
>choose which racing gang to represent in a racing tournament
>win the tournament
>reward is the jedi you be lookin for
>get bullsh!ted by some punk@$$ b!tch
>jedi breaks out of cell
>both you kill his @$$
>regroup with the guy from before
>develop plan to break out of the planet with russian like mercenary minus accent (or Mandalorian)
>break into government compound
>kill everyone in there
>yes EVERYONE!
>get codes to leave
>pretend to join mercenary mafia
>make your way to old dudes hangar
>kill old dude and his friend in shades
>get forced to another planet
>jedi training montage with stupid monologue instead of awesome fight music
>lightsaber.jpg
>tame a wild cat
>solve a family feud
>become the 'chosen one to do this that or the other thing'
>you just wanted to shoot people while serving the army
>now running across the galaxy to do some old guys errands
>FML

10/10 would join army only to become the one jedi to do the thing again

this all being said, while I haven't actually played the game on Steam yet, I played it on the PC ages ago as well as the original xbox. To this day it remains my favorite game over Dark Souls, Borderlands, and even Mass Effect.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
46.4 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: May 5
Please note that I've also played this game when it launched, a long time ago, in a galaxy far fa.... oops :P

Gonna keep this short:

If you love RPGs and you're a fan of Star Wars then buy this work of art and you will not be dissapointed. This is, to my knowledge, the only Star Wars game where your actions have consequences, where you can fall to the Dark Side and feel like a badass Sith Lord.

The story is just amazing and the ending is jaw dropping.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 2
Such an amazing Star Wars centric RPG. The sequel is rushed, that can be obviously seen but still very fun. They need to make a third because this is a worth while game.
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11 of 18 people (61%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Recommended
18.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 2
howcan i get this game to work on windows 10? I get through the pick male or female selection i select start game then it crashes how can i fix this prblem? Please help
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
59.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 9
One of the best RPGs of all time. It stands the test of time.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
154.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 7
This is the best star wars game of all! This game is epic, and there is so much to do in this game! I recommend this game to others.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
19.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 22
Summarized: This game adds to the lore, plays very well, and brings you hours of pure entertainment for anyone. Even people who don't have the most knowledge about Star Wars could easily get into this game!

Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic is a game where it starts off slowly but as you delve into it the story will progress and you will shape the way your character is. To keep it short, there's actually choices that matter, even though the gameplay might not be as you'd like it still functions very properly and when we're talking about graphics, it is not the most beautiful game but it are enjoyable graphics to look at. The planets and locations you'll visit will keep you interested as it adds to the lore and true Star Wars fans will actually get to see new stuff!

The game is pretty cheap and I'd definitely recommend anyone who likes Star Wars to play it!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 4
a classic! still fun to play 13 years later!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
36.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 23
I'm a huge Star Wars fan, so keep that in mind as you read this review.

I just played this game for the first time a couple weeks ago, and it was one of the most enjoyable experiences I've had in terms of gaming in a while. Despite this game being 13 years old it is much better than many games that have come out recently.

My favorite thing about Bioware games, whether it be Mass Effect, Dragon Age, or Knights of the Old Republic, is the characters that Bioware creates. I fell in love with every single character in this game. The interactions you can have with each character after every mission is great and something I always looked forward to while playing. I thought the romance with Bastila was well written and actually believable, unlike many other games. Also, as a huge fan of the Mass Effect series, it was so cool recognizing voice actors in this game, and they did a great job.

The plot in this game is well done in my opinion. I obviously won't go into specifics as I don't want to spoil anything, but the foreshadowing is great, and the plot twist is awesome.

Freaking lightsabers. The one thing I was looking forward to most coming into this game was crafting my first lightsaber, it wasn't all that great, but still pretty cool. Other than that, lightsabers are probably the coolest thing ever imagined and just being able to use one instantly makes this game awesome.

The combat in this game was something I was not used to and still don't like very much. I was coming into this game expecting to run around swinging my lightsaber randomly at enemies like you would in skyrim. However, this game has MMO type combat where you just click on enemies and the game takes care of the rest. I hated this at first but after a while I was ok with it.

Overall, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic is a fantastic game, and my new most favorite. There are so many things done right in this video game. If you're a fan of Star Wars buy this game you will love it. If you're not a fan of Star Wars I still definitely recommend this game as it's one of the greatest of all time. I rate this game a 10/10.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
20.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 26
Wow, just wow, i can't believe people haven't played this game. It is one of the games you must play if you are even close to being a nerd. Just do it. Buy it and learn all about the characters. They will play a great part in the rest of the star wars saga.
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