Dark Forces™ set the industry standard for first person action in the Star Wars® universe. Now Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II picks up where the award-winning game left off...with even more features and firepower in dazzling 3D graphics. As Kyle Katarn, you must acquire the lightsaber and learn the ways of the Force to become a Jedi Knight.
User reviews: Mixed (624 reviews) - 66% of the 624 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Oct 9, 1997

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Buy Lucasarts Jedi Knight Bundle

Includes 5 items: STAR WARS™ - Dark Forces, 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™

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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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Dark Forces™ set the industry standard for first person action in the Star Wars® universe. Now Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II picks up where the award-winning game left off...with even more features and firepower in dazzling 3D graphics. As Kyle Katarn, you must acquire the lightsaber and learn the ways of the Force to become a Jedi Knight. Confront old foes... Greedo, Boosk, stormtroopers. And new enemies... seven dark Jedi who plan to harness the power of an ancient burial ground for unsurpassed evil. But take heart, your 10 weapon arsenal and over 12 Force powers make you a force to be reckoned with.
  • Single or multiplayer gameplay over modem, network or Internet. 9 multiplayer levels
  • All new realistic 3D environments with animated 3D characters in 21 heart-stopping levels
  • Encounter seven dark jedi, each possessing unique powers
  • Compatible with many 3D graphics cards
  • Intense Star Wars action in an all-new story fraught with danger and adventure - do you take the quick and easy path as Darth Vader did or do you take the patient route to Jedi Knighthood?
If you choose the light side:
  • Train to become a Jedi Knight - master the elegant Lightsaber and learn four special apprentice abilities
  • Use exclusive light side powers: healing, persuasion (for the weak-minded), blinding and absorption
Or be tempted by the dark side:
  • Use your Jedi Knight training and apprentice abilities to become an agent of evil
  • Use exclusive dark side powers: the grip (used if there's a disturbing lack of faith), Force throw, energy bolts and destruction

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 2000, XP or Vista
    • Processor: Pentium 90
    • Memory: 16 MB
    • Graphics: DirectX
    • DirectX®: DirectX 5.2 or higher
    • Hard Drive: 700 MB
    • Sound: 16-bit sound card
    • Multiplayer: 8 players IPX or TCP/IP. Pentium 133

    • Note: Due to the age of the title, users may run into a few compatibility issues from use of current hardware. Please see the forums for more information.
Helpful customer reviews
150 of 170 people (88%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
9.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 2, 2015
I love the game itself, but the Steam version is not optimized to run on modern computers and is a real headache to get working, if indeed it will work at all. Seek out alternative purchasing options. I hear the GOG version works well on modern hardware.
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69 of 87 people (79%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 6, 2015
Serious, and I mean SERIOUS compatability issues.

I'm sure this is a great Star Wars game given people's commentary on it, but do not let nostalgia or curiosity persuade you to buy this if you use any PC with Windows 7, 8, or 10. Compatability absolutely sucks; In my case, to the point where the game is close to unplayable. I can see a good game trying to shine through, but I can't bear to play it through the colossal issues and crashing.

I'm sure if this game actually worked, I would be able to reccommend it to high heaven.
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33 of 38 people (87%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2015
I wish I could recommend this. I've thought about buying this game many times, and have just now done so. It runs like absolute crap on modern systems, if you can get it to run at all. I spent more time troubleshooting fixes than playing. When it does work, it seems like a great game. I hear the GOG version runs pretty well on modern machines, and I intend to find out. If you do take a chance and get this, I hope it works for you.


Edit: I bought the GOG version. It works just fine. Great game, crappy Steam version. Won't be buying any older games on Steam anymore.
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41 of 66 people (62%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
9.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 31, 2015
Lively & nostalgic // Recommended for fans of Star Wars & retro gaming

+ Well-applied combination of first- and third-person elements; both are well-designed and practical in their implementation
+ Plethora of story-advancing cinematics; all include live action with actors, as well as some basic CGI work
+ Great soundtrack that is well-utilized
+ Excellent and franchise-friendly plot, helped along by competent writing; much improved from Dark Forces
+ Massively improved visuals compared to first installment
+ Level design, though still a bit convoluted at times, is nevertheless much improved; feels considerably more modern and refined than its predecessor
+ Unlockable force abilities, as well as an adequate weapon selection makes for slight variations in gameplay
+ Midway through the narrative, there is an option to persue either Light or Dark side; both affect playstyle and the nature of the narrative's conclusion

- Lightsaber combat and some decidedly overpowered force abilities make combat much too easy in many areas
- Some mission objectives and level designs prove a bit counterintuitive
- There were some hiccups when trying to set the game up to run on a modern machine; all were overcome, but it felt an unnecessary hastle

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30 of 46 people (65%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
11.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 25, 2015
!WARNING!: SOUNDTRACK NOT INCLUDED! DOWNLOAD BEFORE PLAYING:
http://steamcommunity.com/app/32380/discussions/0/540740501398048712/

Star Wars Jedi Knight - Dark Forces 2 is all about killing bad guys with your lightsaber and can thus only be awesome.

PROs:
-variety of weapons (but who needs something other than a lightsaber)
-jedi powers (it just makes fun to kill enemies with them)
-enormous and well crafted levels
-FMVs are hilarious
-a first- and third-person view (both are good)
-an indirect choice system (it matters which jedi powers you apply)
-because of that there are two different endings

-cool plot
-fights against the siths are quite challenging

CONs:
-technical issues: the great soundtrack is not included, the FMVs and menus are not fullscreen, often crashes for no reason
-annoying jumping sections
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