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.
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Release Date: Oct 9, 1997

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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.
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Mrepitome
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25
This game is buggy, it will constantly crash, inverted mouse control, and clunky interface. Getting to the pause menu via ESC will take a minute before it actually shows up. Sometimes the game changes your actual monitor display on desktop which I never experienced before and found quite annoying. On top of all the above problems, the game is hard as nails even on the easy difficuly. Just like all the other retro Star Wars games or shooters for that matter, they require you to routinely solve little mazey levels. I do not recommend this game.
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Embow
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25
Great game, especially multiplayer with a few friends, even better if you have mods!
If you want mods and maps for the JK games, look no futher than https://www.massassi.net/
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TheClam
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
Crashes when you access the menu, luckily this was a Humble Bundle purchase.
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MineEbiQ
( 2.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
My childhood in a nutshell.
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LinkTEM
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 21
Don't buy it the jump is right click and at first you thing the mouse has invert on?
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danny wayne
( 1.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 19
Looks great and running on Windows 10 64bit but ..
I do not recommend this game for Windows 10 until you see happy customers, spend your money elsewhere.

Game crashes every time I return to game from ESC menu.
I beat the first level in full screen mode which was very enjoyable while it worked but then enroute to level 2 the display went to Windows desktop but I could still hear the cinematics playing between levels. The next level did load and returned me from Windows desktop so I could actually play level 2. Seriously though, I'm not playing the game if I can only hear what's going on between missions.
Not able to use windowed mode by adding -windowgui and -displayconfig to the game properties in Steam library.

Bottom line : Fix game so cinematics between levels in fullscreen works and I will be happy to recommend this game. That makes it unplayable for me.

OS : Windows 10 64bit Home Premium (upgrade)
Windows Updates : Fully updated
STEAM : fully updated
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Rook
( 25.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 18
Beautiful game, but bad compatibility with modern machines. Don't buy the steam version. GOG's version has been patched to work on modern Windows OSs, and it includes the official expansion pack. Check it out here: https://www.gog.com/game/star_wars_jedi_knight_dark_forces_ii
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thundergun661
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 18
I honestly loved this game growing up, played it all the time. Unfortunatley, the Steam version is so glitched that I've never been able to get the game to run for more than a few minutes. I'd be able to start the game, and cutscenes were fine, but the minute I'd move on the first level all the colors would invert. I'd go to the menu to try to fix graphics settings only to have to wait because it could only display the menu in windowed mode, and then the game would crash. I honestly hope Steam fixes this soon, because this was a great game.
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gallifrey
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 17
Looking at other reviews I seem to be fortunate that with a Windows 8.1 system the game ran for me - first time, out of the box, no problem.

Apologies Jedi and Padwans but it sucks. It is one of those "old school" FPSs where enemies constantly come at you from concealed positions damaging your shields so badly that if that encounter didn't kill you the next one will. Ammunition and shield regenerators are both rare and respawn points seem non existent within a level so the game degenerates into having to learn every encounter to ensure you kill the enemy before they get the chance to kill you. The frankly dull and blocky graphics don't encourage replays either.

I've played through Doom 1 and 2 from start to finish so I'm used to FPSs from the dawn of the genre. I'm not sure where this game acquired its previously good reputation but, honestly, I found for gameplay, variation of enemies, variation of weapons, and graphics this is one of the worst FPSs I've ever seen.

S.x.
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CrawDaddy
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 16
This game crashes... A lot! But it's still enjoyable if you get it to run correctly. I had to tweak my settings before I got it running smoothly.
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schonemannkenneth
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 16
It does not work on my PC (Win 10). Bought a Star Wars bundle.
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Chief
( 7.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 15
They really dropped the ball on this one. The game itself is fine, but it's missing the iconic Star Wars music and is hard to run.

Buy it on GOG instead.

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LuckyCassette
( 7.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 12
An excellent game, but doesn't run on Windows 7 and beyond without patches you have to find elsewhere, or otherwise messing around with compatability options to 'sorta' be able to play.
If you just want to install and play, this isn't the game for you.

I do believe it's worth the trouble if you're returning to this game, though.
imo this is the high point of the Dark Forces/Jedi Knight run of games.
Great Music, great levels, Awesome (cheesy) live action/cgi cutscenes, weapons feel great, addition of force powers makes you feel more in control than ever. Ignoring the awkwardness in getting it to work, it's very hard to really find much wrong with the game.

Until they actually fix these releases, though, I cannot make a general recommendation.
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PIEDAWG GAMING
( 3.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 12
i love this game its a really good game
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Захар
( 8.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 10
I played the 1st SWDF and was blown away by the fun factor, good controls, and retro graphics. As soon as I started playing the 2nd, I realized the controls sucked a**. You cannot even map certain buttons you want. The graphics look like dog a** even the 1st one had better graphics. Most of the time I get lost and have no idea how to complete the missions anymore. This game is nothing like the first. Only if you're a huge stars wars I would recommend this otherwise f*ck this sh*t!
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Craftian
( 8.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 9
Dark Forces II was, arguably, one of the best shooters of its day. Provided that you don't mind a bit of effort to get the game up and running properly, the follow-up to the original DOS classic is well worth a look, providing an excellent example of how great a licensed title can be and the capability of its now defunct developer LucasArts.

Jedi Knight places you once more in the role of Kyle Katarn, a battle-hardened, side-switching mercenary of the expanded universe. Taking place a short time after the events of Episode VI, a small corrupted faction of the Empire's remnants known as the Dark Jedi are in pursuit of the legendary Valley of the Jedi and the unstoppable power that it supposedly grants. With an obvious interest in tracking them down, the inevitable confrontation allows you a chance to avenge the death of his family.

A huge step-up in terms of narrative alone, JK is also a significant depature from its predecessor in most respects. Levels are now bigger and more sprawling than ever but not baffling to explore, and there are plenty of hidden surprises across the various locations of the campaign. Sound is no longer technically limited by the MIDI format of the early '90s and John Williams' score plays on top of all the classic sound effects taken straight from the films. Combat is more refined and easy to get into and enjoy, with an impressive range of weapons on offer rather than an over-reliance on the Stormtrooper's blaster rifle or thermal detonators. The introduction of lightsaber combat is also worthy of note, though is admittedly prone to clunky, hack-and-slash gameplay.

Unlike the atrocious in-engine rendering of Mysteries of the Sith, JK uses the classic (almost nostalgic) combination of live-action and early CGI to establish the fairly well written narrative during the frequent (and occasionally lengthy) cutscenes. Most of the cast seemed to have thoroughly enjoyed acting in them and in-game dialogue uses the same high quality voices, which is a nice touch.

As one who has never been that invested or interested in Star Wars, (I've only seen the six episodes once and have little interest in the reboots), I was pleasantly surprised at how enjoyable this turned out to be. Having picked up the entire Jedi Knight collection and Battlefront II during the recent sale, it's encouraging to see licensed titles that are actually decent and, more to the point, satisfying to play.

The game certainly does have compatibility issues, (considering it's age), and requires a decent amount of time to tweak, fix and optimise for modern PCs. Yet it is a relatively straight-forward process and there a plenty of excellent guides and tutorials available in the community hub here to help you get it going.

As a result, I really can recommend Jedi Knight - Dark Forces II; a shooter that caters to pretty much everyone. It is a vastly superior experience compared to the first yet still retains the depth and style of it's now non-canon lore. Star Wars fans will have an absolute blast playing through this, undoubtedly coming back for more playthroughs, and for those such as myself, it provides an excellent example of the '90s shooter and a worthy alternative to Doom or Quake. Thumbs up.
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Countsmegula
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 8
Jesus, this game is so obtuse. These were the early days of FPS mouse controls being too sensetive, and it shows. It could've been good, but with controls like this, no thanks.
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gafpritch
( 1.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 8
A great Star Wars game, a very responsible use of the license.
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toprank1n
( 2.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 7
Great game, great memories. Updated to work on Win 10 as of 5/6/16 I think. Only problem I had was in game colors was inverted until I pick something up, which is no big deal. For those looking for the total package you missed your chance long ago: Graphics are dated for current games and multiplayer only works for LAN (this was one of the best multiplayer games back in the day if you had friends with it).
The review:
One of the best star wars games and lightsaber dueling games of its time, the original 'made me feel like a real Jedi' game. Cutscenes are not really high quality as far as acting goes, but still a good story. Expect no hand holding on this one - levels get pretty tough and there are secrets eveywhere.
10/10 - Bias review based on this being a big part of my childhood. I have never let the bartender in the first scene live, and I never will.
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Boskov01
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 7
This review will change once the game gets proper Steam Support. In it's current state, the game is broken. Movement and aiming is very difficult which is disappointing. Jedi Knight - Dark Forces II was the first Star Wars Game that allowed players to use a Lightsaber and actually feel like a Jedi.

The game is a sequel to the original Dark Forces (which I DO recommend) which was the first ever Star Wars FPS and follows the main character, Kyle Katarn (who fans will always remember as the ORIGINAL thief of the Death Star Plans), on a quest to stop a Dark Jedi named Jerek from finding a place called the Valley of the Jedi and using its power to destroy the New Republic (the game is set post Return of the Jedi, before Disney erased the EU). Along the way, Kyle discovers his latent connection to the Force and recieves a Lightsaber, allowing players the opportunity to play with a lightsaber for the first time in Star Wars Gaming History.

Too bad this game is broken on Steam. The Nostalgia is strong with this one. Like I said, I will change my review once the game recieves proper steam support.
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29 of 34 people (85%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
10.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
I struggled whether to give this game a positive or negative review.
Tl;dr: Game is great if you can get it to work.

I love the game itself. Partly due to nostalgia for a game that I grew up with, but despite somewhat out-dated graphics there is still great gameplay. The levels aren't all boring straightforward run and shoot, and it still contains the best lightsabre use of any starwars game I've played to date.

However. This version of the game takes so much work to actually run that i'm amazed that steam has released it as is (and have not even attempted to fix). I needed to install old graphics drivers, run in compatibility mode, download the music separately (outside of steam) and insert into the files manually. Thankfully the steam community has a couple of walkthroughs on how to get the game to run. But - desptie this it will still regularly crash when exiting a menu, or after saving the game.

I would not reccommend you buy the steam version of it only due to these horrible compatibility problems (apparently the GOG version works much better).
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 6
STEAM FINALLY FIXED IT!

Got an 1oo mb update today and the game now runs on my windows 10 64 bit pc - awsome!

Still some bugs left - the game crashes every time when i pause it (and occasionally says my video card doesn't have enough ram for the settings I am using. - but I hardly doubt that! :D ).
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 1
Do NOT, but either the Steam or GOG versions of this game. Reason is because these versions wern't optimized for 64bit OS's. My advice is to go down to a guide which I will paste here so you can install and play this properly. Other than that this is an amazing game but after some configuration you can make this game look even better than it is shown in the screenshots.

Link to the guide: http://jkdf2.com/
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 5
Back in the hay day of Lucas Arts, a majority of their games for PC were cutting edge, wether it be first person shooter, space flight sim, or real time strategy. One has to admit, modern day gaming in the year 2016 ows a heck of a lot to Lucas arts. This particular title brings back memories. I thought to myself, dang this is cool, the dramatic music and the suspence of the Dark Jedi looming. This game actualy had a 6 year old kid crying in fear after playing, mind you it was 1997 and he was just a child. Times have changed, software and hardware have improved by leeps and bounds, yet old games still exist. There lies the conundrum...will it work on my modern PC? Will Steam rip me off again?...perhaps, but contrary to the negative reviews about the game not running, I dissagree. This game, much to my shagrin, runs great even in high res. Go figure, considering Rogue Squadron won't run for ♥♥♥♥♥. If any one vould help me to get Rogue Squadron running, much appreciation.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 6
After several years of this game being completely broken on Steam, Disney Interactive has stepped up and released a patch.

Despite the fact that it predates their acquisition, despite the fact that it probably isn't a huge money maker, they did this. For that, they've earned my respect.

Before the patch, the game didn't work in fullscreen properly, the music was entirely missing, and was highly prone to crashing. The update has fixed all of these issues. There are still issues with 3D Acceleration mode, limiting you on the color depth, but I'm hoping those will be fixed as well.

Beyond the technical aspects, my review of the game follows:

This is an old game. It is not a pretty game, and it is not a polished game. It is a very good game for the time, and if you either grew up with it, or can go back and appreciate classic titles, it is well worth full asking price, let alone sale price. I grew up with the Jedi Knight series, so I'm applying a heavy helping of rose-tint nostalgia paste to my goggles.

That said, it is still a fun, though at times puzzling and confusing game. It's from that era of shooters where we were just starting to experiment with platforming elements and puzzles, and as a result, it can get very frustrating on both.

Quicksave is your friend, you will need it. The Medium and Hard difficulties are brutal, par for the course at the time. Those of you who grew up with 90s-early 2000s PC shooters know what to expect, and the game is a blast if you enjoy that kind of run-and-gun gameplay.

The story is fairly cheesy, read the accompanying novels, if you can find and stomach them, as they shed light on a lot of details the game glosses over.

Overall, before the update, I probably would only recommend this to hardcore fans of the series, but now that it works out of the box, I think I can recommend it for anyone who's interested in the history of the series or PC gaming in general.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
7.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 12
An excellent game, but doesn't run on Windows 7 and beyond without patches you have to find elsewhere, or otherwise messing around with compatability options to 'sorta' be able to play.
If you just want to install and play, this isn't the game for you.

I do believe it's worth the trouble if you're returning to this game, though.
imo this is the high point of the Dark Forces/Jedi Knight run of games.
Great Music, great levels, Awesome (cheesy) live action/cgi cutscenes, weapons feel great, addition of force powers makes you feel more in control than ever. Ignoring the awkwardness in getting it to work, it's very hard to really find much wrong with the game.

Until they actually fix these releases, though, I cannot make a general recommendation.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 4
This Game is very good if you can make it work
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 6
Buy the game on GOG, the steam version doesn't work on modern systems.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 23
Crashes when you access the menu, luckily this was a Humble Bundle purchase.
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29 of 43 people (67%) found this review helpful
37 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 17
Since it dosen't work, I wanted to right a bad review for this game. Steam said I had to play it for at least 5 minutes to review it. I WENT THROUGH 5 MINUTES OF A CRASHING GAME TO SPREAD THE WORD OF THIS NONSENSE. REMEMBER MY SACRIFICE..............................................*dead*
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 4
Quick and fun classic. Requires a bit of homework to get running on modern systems but is worth the effort. Feels a bit clunky at times but you get used to it. Weapon choices are cool but many go unused. Lightsabre fighting seemed novel, though duels, while interestingly breaking up gameplay, felt a bit slapdash. Force powers were similarly cool, sometimes clunky. The FMV cinematics between every level were a combination of awesome and cheesy, much like the story itself. Sadly the music seems to have been gutted from this version, and little bits of lore are lost on the loading screens because the game loads so fast. Worth a play if you like Star Wars.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 9
I`ve played this game for my whole childhood and today it is still a great game. In my opinion is One Of the bests of Star Wars franchise.
Only thing that really disapoints me is the fact that ain`t no PT-BR audio/translation as it was on the original from 1997.
Beside that, it is indeed the same game and is a great experience and story if you don`t mind the old graphics and playability.
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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 28, 2015
Dated graphics, but to be honest, they were dated when the game was new.
The level design and story made up for that. When all we had was run-and-gun FPSes Jedi Knight gave us a rich story driven single player mode with complex vertigo-inducing level design.

It's well past it's sell by date now, but it still deserves to be remembered fondly for the great game it was. That there was something unique and worthy that filled in the gap between Quake and Half-Life. Another in-house classic from LucasArts.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
14.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 20, 2015
BEAT - 14 hours

# Running 64 bit WIN 10

Actual Game
- The game is a great throwback game and still is fun to play. Fun weapons, good level design, sense of overall progression, varied environments, and those CG cutscense. Regarding the game itself, it is still a lot of fun in 2015.

Performance
The main reason people will ding this. I have experienced:
- Regular crashing. 30-40% of the time I save my game or it is loading into a new level. Or even coming out of the menu. Hard crash to desktop.
- CG scenes are in a tiny window(ed mode). The rest of the game doesnt do this. This is just a sign of the tech at the time.
- My main game runs in a full screen windowed mode for some reason. I have gotten used to it, but it is weird.

Ill give it a thumbs up for actual gameplay, but keep in mind compatibility issues.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 5
Jedi Knight - Dark Forces II was one of my favourite games as a kid and while it's great to see that it's available for puchase on Steam and wouldn't really recommend it, unless you don't mind doing some modding before actually playing the game, because this version is missing the music and it tends to crash quite often (even just for checking out the Options in-game).

I mean, for crying out loud, I had to delete one of the executables in the game's folder to launch the game.

I highly recommend the game, since it's considered by many to be a classic (even if Outcast and Jedi Academy play WAY better), but the Steam version?

Wait for a discount, I say. Or get it from GOG, if you really want to play the game.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
9.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 1
(Download the soundtrack before playing, don't miss out on the awesome soundtrack that the Steam version doesn't have! http://steamcommunity.com/app/32380/discussions/0/540740501398048712/)
(A really great guide for running on newer systems: http://jkdf2.com/)

It's a pity, really, that Jedi Knight tends to run badly on modern OSs. I don't recommend it for WIndows 8/10 PCs as it usually runs pretty badly. My WIndows 7 rig ran it without a lot of issues.

It's a pity, because the game is just absolutely fantastic. Levels are huge, but not empty, and make great use of verticality. The automap is great at showing you where you're supposed to go, and really gives you a much better idea of how big levels are.) There are a lot of nooks and crannies to explore throughout. The guns are satisfying, not great (Dark Forces I had better looking and feeling weapons IMO) , and the movement is really great, kinda like Quake's movement but with less momentum, handy, as JK tends to have more platforming and tight passages of which you don't want to fall out of. Force Powers are nothing special (This was before the prequel Trilogy, though), but some of them are well used in levels (especially Force Jump, but also Speed.) There are Dark Side (mostly damage-dealing) and Light Side (buffs/healing) It also has a lot of battles with Dark Jedi, but they're quite lackluster, since the lightsaber combat is pretty clunky.

The story consists mostly of live action cutscenes with some pretty cheesy acting, but pretty good overall (sadly, they run on what seems to be a 640x480 window on my PC, same as the menus.) The cool thing is that on about the last third of the game, you get locked into either Dark Side or Light Side. This will depend on how many innocents you've killed, and whether you invested in dark or light side force powers. Keeping mostly loyal to a side gives you a special force power (Protection/Deadly Sight.) I should probably play the game again to Force Lightning the hell of out everyone :)

If you run on Windows 7 or older you might be fine. 8 or 10, give it a try! It's too great a game to pass on just because if "might" not run well on your rig.
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4 of 8 people (50%) found this review helpful
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Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 1
Do not buy this game, you are paying for a broken product that does not work.

It's been issue after issue with this, and hour or two spent trying to get it to fix and it still crashes after the first cutscene, despite several 'fixes'

Do not pay for this no matter how cheap Steam is selling it for, they are selling a product that doesn't work.
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 3
Well mine mostly seems to work OK anyway. Better to get this on GOG though to be sure it runs out of the box on any system.
Still had to add the missing music back, and used a few mods to make it better.
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156 of 177 people (88%) found this review helpful
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Not Recommended
10.7 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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134 of 161 people (83%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
7.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 7, 2015
Honestly steam should be ashamed of themselves for offering this title and the rest of its series without win7/8 support or even at the very least a warning that they don't work.. all you get now is a worthless game less money and no way to ask for a refund.. avoid like the plague!

That said this is possibly the best star wars FPS ever made.


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It appears we have been heard, now it actually lets you know that there is a chance it wont work on modern systems.. of course its hidden pretty well but at least its there.. a drastic improvement from over 2 years ago.

Still a massive case of Buyer Beware.. seriously just get the game on GoG.. they at least make sure their stuff works or refund you if it doesnt.
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