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 (150 reviews) - 85% of the 150 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (7,529 reviews) - 88% of the 7,529 user reviews for this game are positive.
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™ II, STAR WARS™ - The Force Unleashed™ Ultimate Sith Edition, STAR WARS™ Battlefront™ II, STAR WARS™ Empire at War - Gold Pack, STAR WARS™ Jedi Knight - Dark Forces II, STAR WARS™ Jedi Knight - Jedi Academy™, STAR WARS™ Jedi Knight - Mysteries of the Sith™, STAR WARS™ Jedi Knight II - Jedi Outcast™, 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™

 

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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

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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Very Positive (150 reviews)
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Asver
( 24.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
Very nice game. What a shame it ended so quickly...
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michalno555
( 49.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
If you play this once, you will never stop playing it over and over, making different decisions each time and discovering new quests
9/10
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BigPuff
( 45.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
The feels...
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Mr. Trololo
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
Good game
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d.ellett
( 47.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
KOtoR was a staple for me during the height of my Star Wars craze in High School. I recently re-played KOtoR and it completely holds up even though I had played it many times before. I can't say enough about how immersive the story is and how vivid the characters are. The gameplay could be ever so slightly improved but overall this game is fantastic.
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GIO101
( 8.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
Game is awesom I just wish it had controller support for the Xbox one controller.
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Tornado ✘✘✘
( 35.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
Can get stuck on a few parts luckily theirs guides but very good game
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Snoozie
( 10.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
I remember playing this game on Xbox when I was younger. KOTOR is better than ever on the PC and if you played it years, ago, I highly recommend picking up this copy.
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I lost? Aliens.
( 27.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
I'm saltier than sodium chloride that Disney is calling this game non-canon.
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318charger
( 40.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
[Force Persuade] You need to play this game.

This game has everything you'd want to see in a role playing game. Fantastic story, believable and memorable characters, just to name a few. If you are looking for a true old school turn-based role playing game, this is it. Even if you aren’t, but you are a fan of the Star Wars Universe, it is well worth the time you invest to learn how to play it. You should get the hang of it after the training level, and there are plenty of resources online to guide you through character creation and levelling.

I bought the game for $2.50 (USD), and my first playthrough took roughly 29 hours to complete. I did miss at least two character quests and a side quest here or there, so you may get slightly more playtime out of a run. The RPG framework gives the game great replayability as well. I will certainly be going back to play it again at least once with a different style. This game is a great value.

This game is also great for the steam controller, since gameplay relies heavily on the mouse. I just grabbed the most popular control layout from the Steam Community.

Most, if not all basic computers can run it at high graphical settings. I played on a 2011 Dell laptop with Intel Integrated Graphics HD3000, which is an atrocious system for gaming. Just remember to turn off “grass” and it runs fine. The game does crash on occasion, maybe once every five hours or so in my case, and whenever I “alt+tab” to another window. Just save frequently and chalk it up to a quirk of an older game. This game is absolutely worth it!

Now shut up and buy this game, you fool.
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53 of 55 people (96%) found this review helpful
20 people found this review funny
Recommended
7.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 5
There's a lot of praise for this classic game.

It's true. All of it.
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24 of 25 people (96%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
57.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 31
Well, it has finally happened. After years of constant recommendations from friends and the broader community, I have played and completed what is considered to be the quintessential Star Wars game; a near unanimous masterpiece and supposedly one of the best role-playing games of all-time.

Was it worth it? Did it live up to expectations?
That big, blue thumbs-up should give you an idea.

There is so much I would like to say about Knights of the Old Republic, but in such a small character limit. As already indicated by the thinly-veiled reviews, years of support and playthroughs beyond counting in more recent titles, BioWare is a developer I still continue to hold in high regard as a team that has delivered some unmatched personal favourites over the years and truly memorable experiences.
Knowing next to nothing of KotOR and very little of Star Wars lore in general then, you can imagine the surprise of finding a video game that lives up to its enduring legacy and, even more so, the regret of not having played it sooner.

There will not be any spoilers or discussion of the narrative here, nor even a basic or general premise, suffice to say that it is that good - you should experience it for yourself.

What I will say however is that to be more than twenty hours into the first playthrough and have such a massive plot twist hit - completely unforeseen and unexpected - is indicative of the level of quality that Knights of the Old Republic shows.

Building on the classic formula of design and narrative that would later come to influence the likes of Mass Effect and Dragon Age Origins, the writing here is absolutely top-notch, as to be expected in a BioWare game. All the companions and party members are fleshed out and gradually present enthralling stories through a tonne of meaningful exposition... and romance, if you so desire.

Reminiscent of the many hours spent in Origins, the pacing and strategic depth to combat is remarkable and lightsaber gameplay is some of the best out there. A definitive step between the design choices of both old and newer games, KotOR is heavily reliant on the many stats, factors and attributes that are running behind the scenes and a welcome reminder of the RPGs of yesteryear. Chaining abilities together is immensely entertaining, especially dark side powers, and carving through a group with lightsabers is just as good as it sounds.

As overwhelming as the recommendation may be however, KotOR does have flaws.
Tactics for the A.I. are decent enough but navigating and establishing a set of commands between enemies for a single character, (let alone an entire party), can often feel clunky and slow to respond. Invisible walls are aplenty, (common for games of the time), but you will also find yourself stuck on geometry a lot - visible or otherwise - and temporarily unable to move. But honestly, these really are insignificant when compared to the game overall and, while noticeable, are hardly a problem. I had no issues with running it on a more recent operating system, though this initial save game was of the base (and unmodded) game. (They are coming up next.)

Also, if you have not designed or optimised your character class properly (or party, for that matter), it is likely that you will not enjoy the experience. As was already mentioned, KotOR is heavily reliant on traditional dice-based role-playing and stat factors. A wrong decision in levelling and feat allocation could be unforgiving, leaving you with the option of playing with the difficulty settings or tanking it with health kits and buffs. Play to your strengths and build the party around that or check out one of the many build guides if unsure.

Knights of the Old Republic is more than worthy of the success and acclaim that it has earned over the years. A traditional epic in all sense of the word, the enduring BioWare phenomenon is definitely worth your time, regardless of your level of investment in the Star Wars universe.

This really is a timeless classic and undoubtedly deserves a place in your library. Recommended, easily.
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13 of 15 people (87%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
24.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 9
had the best plot twist since empire strikes back
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 9
Greatest game ever created in the SW universe.
Still waiting for the 3rd game.
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
15.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 4
I named my son Revan.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
19.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 31
One of the best RPGs of all time. Period. Modern gamers might find the world a bit narrow, especially compared to the new truely open world style of games, but this (in my opinion) is still an exceptional game and storyline. 11 stars out of 10.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
48.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 3
One of the best games I've ever played. Great plot, great fleshed out characters, with a good variety of worlds and missions to play. The game isn't perfect of course, the gameplay could've been better but it's good enough. Kotor is not only an amazing star wars game, but a great game in general. It's title of the best star wars game is well deserved.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 13
The best Star Wars game ever. Made by the same people as Mass Effect and is somewhat similar. If you are a fan of star wars and/or games where you make moral decisions, you owe yourself to try this.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
28.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 22
It's honestly one of the best, if not THE best Star Wars game of all time. The combat is not that hard to understand and the story is great and so are the characters (looking at you HK). And don't forget, the Dark Side may be the easier path...but you'll lose those you love...

May the force be with you.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
Game is awesom I just wish it had controller support for the Xbox one controller.
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