It is five years after Kyle's victory over the seven dark Jedi. Invading Imperial forces advance upon a quiet Rebel outpost, interrupting Kyle's training of a brave new Jedi, Mara Jade. First introduced in Timothy Zahn's award-winning Star Wars novel, Heir to the Empire, Mara Jade blends her past experiences as a one time smuggler and...
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"I have chosen my destiny, and it lies here..." - Kyle Katarn
It is five years after Kyle's victory over the seven dark Jedi. Invading Imperial forces advance upon a quiet Rebel outpost, interrupting Kyle's training of a brave new Jedi, Mara Jade. First introduced in Timothy Zahn's award-winning Star Wars novel, Heir to the Empire, Mara Jade blends her past experiences as a one time smuggler and Emperor's Hand with her apprenticeship as a Jedi Knight. Armed with four new weapons and five new Force powers, Mara must secure supplies desperately needed by the New Republic while Kyle, believing it a part of his destiny, pursues the secret treasures shrouded in an ancient Sith temple.
Can the New Republic's boldest female Jedi protect the Rebel base, negotiate with Ka'Pa the Hutt, then ward off a phalanx of enemies?
Will the ancient secrets of the Sith unleash new powers?
Are Kyle and Mara strong enough to resist the temptations of the dark side, or will new entanglements seduce them?
  • Bring a Whole new game experience to Jedi Knight. Jam-packed features make Mysteries of the Sith a must-have for Jedi Knight fans
  • New playable character, Mara Jade, introduced first in Timothy Zahn's award-winning Star Wars novel, Heir to the Empire
  • 14 new levels, 13 total locations, including wampa-infested swamps, the foreboding fortress of Ka'Pa the Hutt, and the subterranean catacombs of a temple deep within the planet Drommund Kaas
  • 4 new weapons, including a carbonite gun, repeating blaster cannon, and sniper scope
  • 5 new Force powers, featuring Force Push, Saber Throw, and Force Projection
  • Over 2 dozen new enemies - gladiator, assassin and torture droids, pirate raiders, creatures of the Sith, and a menacing rancor
  • 3 new multiplayer personalities, with distinct characteristics, weapons and inventory
Plus these new game advances:
  • Cameras that let you monitor where you are in the heat of battle
  • Enhanced lighting features, including colored lighting support
  • A new multiplayer game, Kill the Fool with the Ysalamiri
Choose wisely and May the Force Be With You.

Requisitos do Sistema

    • OS: Windows 2000, XP or Vista
    • Processor: Pentium 90
    • Memory: 16MB
    • Graphics: DirectX
    • DirectX®: DirectX 5.2
    • Hard Drive: 400MB
    • Sound: 16-bit sound card

    • 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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LuckyCassette
( 1.8 hrs em registo )
Publicada: 4 Maio
The game itself, I enjoy. Cool level designs that encourage exploration, good weapons, fun story, etc. If you've played any of the other Jedi Knight games you know what you're getting into. From what I've seen this definitely the weakest link in the Jedi Knight series but not by much.

This particular release, however, I can not recommend.
To be honest the release is trash. Music is missing, thing won't even run properly or at all without having to find a bunch of fixes. Literally asks for a CD if you don't have a CD drive so you'll at least need a virtual drive. The epitome of lazyness. I've heard people defend it because it's "old", but if it's old, the proper thing to do is not re-release it at all or provide fixes (which obviously exist if you search the forums here) to make it playable on modern hardware that purchasers are going to play on. In short, that fine print in the system requirements is there for a reason and you would do wise to take it seriously.

If you're willing to jump through hoops in order to play this game, get it, but get it on sale. If you want a game you can just install and play, look for something else.
JohRot0304
( 0.2 hrs em registo )
Publicada: 4 Maio
Doesn't work..
duffed110
( 0.6 hrs em registo )
Publicada: 4 Maio
1) Browse game files
2) Rename Sith.EXE (eg: Sith.exe.old)
3) Select JKM.EXE > Properties > Compatibility > enable Reduced color mode > 16-bit (65536) color > OK
4) Play
SuperFireFight
( 0.3 hrs em registo )
Publicada: 2 Maio
Good game, i admit this one has a few plot issues, just a couple really, graphics are good for its age, definitely worth 3 bucks, but i got it on sale so i still win. :)
Verakum
( 3.1 hrs em registo )
Publicada: 27 Abril
Compared to the previous games the old versions this one didnt catch up my eye that much. is all I can say the story is not that appealing compared to the other ones.
Alessio1989
( 0.2 hrs em registo )
Publicada: 27 Abril
1) Browse game files
2) Rename Sith.EXE (eg: Sith.exe.old)
3) Select JKM.EXE > Properties > Compatibility > enable Reduced color mode > 16-bit (65536) color > OK
4) Profit.
The Death of Shakespeare
( 27.4 hrs em registo )
Publicada: 18 Abril
A real expansion to the classic Dark Forces 2, Mysteries of the Sith is a very fun and dynamic game, with a short little story to keep your SW love up for a while. Although using much of the same mechanics from Dark Forces 2 and not adding anything that different to the table, its short, sweet, and as hard as its predecessor. And although the story could use a little better writing, it can be a fun game to play.
itmejlee
( 10.3 hrs em registo )
Publicada: 10 Abril
Just as fun as Dark Forces 2, with similar shortcomings. A few additional weapons and secondary fire abilities seem cool, but many go unused. New force powers now have more applications but are still clumsy to use. There are more enemy types but still very little variety. The story seems interesting, especially early on, but the conclusion is unfulfilling...apparently the mysteries of the sith are meant to stay a mystery. Overall I'd say the level design and pace was good but at a few points throughout the game I found myself snagged for a few minutes wondering where to go next. Worth playing if you're into Dark Forces 2 gameplay, but you're not missing out on any meaningful lore if you don't.
KingWizard2003
( 1.6 hrs em registo )
Publicada: 7 Abril
a nice game but a little hard
Trunks
( 0.5 hrs em registo )
Publicada: 5 Abril
Never has slicing up white pixelated men that slightly resemble Stormtroopers been so good. 10/10 would Kyle Katarn again

Side note- I have 0.5 hours on rcord because ive played this before and never really bothered again, got into jedi acadamy modded.
The Attack Regiment
( 0.1 hrs em registo )
Publicada: 30 Março
Can't say I like this one, Even for DOS or maybe early Windows 95 this game could do better. For instance, fullscreen doesn't work, not that many graphics options, and the one thing I can't get over, THE STORMTROOPER'S HELMETES LOOK LITERALLY LIKE CRAP.
Zenzii
( 0.2 hrs em registo )
Publicada: 29 Março
Abosloute pille of crap bought it and turns out you need a disk and steam will not charge me a refund
Gains Goblin
( 0.1 hrs em registo )
Publicada: 21 Março
♥♥♥♥
monkeyboyo4
( 1.8 hrs em registo )
Publicada: 12 Março
Star Wars Jedi knight mysteries of the sith good game 10/10
Monkey man
( 1.2 hrs em registo )
Publicada: 8 Março
Aside that i removed this game from my library, this is a fun game even though it's been a very long time ever since the last time i played.

P.S.
If you haven't played this... the configuration of the controls is a bit wonky... at first
The_Pastmaster
( 11.6 hrs em registo )
Publicada: 6 Março
Well, I sort of recommend it. Mysteries is not for everyone. It's unforgiving like Dark Forces 2 but there's a strange difficulty spike in Mission 12, 13, and 14 where you are forced to use only your lightsabre and your firearms mysteriously missfire. It basically turns into the grandfather of Bloodbourn and Dark Souls. The enemies, depending on the type, can kill you in either 1 or 2 hits and since they all use melee attacks, they bypass the energy shield.
Sabre Throw and Destruction force powers help but unfortuanetly I DID NOT GET THEM! So yeah. You're going to die A LOT.

That bit of whining aside the levels are great in terms of design and the secret areas are mostly pretty damn well hidden. Some of the progression rooms are well hidden as well. They story however isn't something to hang in the Christmas tree unfortuanetly. It's odd and messy I feel and there's not real overarching story that I could dicern.
Enemy variation is nice and challenging to engage. Force powers are fun to use, especially Force Persuation which makes you invisible. It does not work on the final 3 levels though.

Lastly I have to talk about the version: I have had difficulties running the Steam version of Mysteries of the Sith with several crash issues related to saving and sometimes loading the game. The game saves, buuut it'll crash right afterwards unless you use quick save. And loading to many times crash the game as well.
There is hope however. Over at GoG com they have a working version with which I have only experienced one crash.

Oh, and there's a default mouse setting which inverts the mouse Y axis so moving the mouse forward looks down and moving it backward looks up. Why? I have no idea but you can change it in the Setup, Controls, Mouse, Mouse Y Axis and then uncheck the Reverse Direction box.

All in all I recommend it for the puzzle challenges, combat play, thought not the lightsabre. It kind of sucks, and the level design.
Kilroy Sui
( 8.1 hrs em registo )
Publicada: 29 Fevereiro
If you are a fan of the first Jedi Knight game then I would absolutely reccommend this. However, if you don't already have experience with this game series I'd say give it a miss. It's a blast and has a ton of little details ( for a 1998 game) that are fun to explore and play around with but it has not aged well at all.
GamerRedNeck
( 9.6 hrs em registo )
Publicada: 24 Fevereiro
This game is fun! It's not the best Star Wars game out there(the worst of the Jedi Knight games easily), but it's still very fun nonetheless. Other reviews take about the problems with the Steam version, but while they are valid, I still enjoyed this game. And it's dirt cheap(I got it on sale for $.89). Give it a try.
Devonian_AUS
( 8.8 hrs em registo )
Publicada: 23 Fevereiro
Devo's dropping the mike...AGAIN!

Disclaimer: I am a huge Star Wars fan, and have played this game a lot as a child/teenager, so as my foot note points out (see the bottom of my review pages), this review may be biased.

Title Information
Review Title Star Wars Jedi Knight: Mysteries of the Sith
Review Date 23rd of February 2016
PC Release Date 24th of February 1998
Developer LucasArts
Publisher LucasArts
Genre 1st & 3rd Person Shooter/Action Adventure
Series Dark Forces (Expansion to 2nd title in the series)
Single Player Yes
Multiplayer Yes

Ratings
Category Score
Story 7/10
Single Player Gameplay 9/10
Multiplayer Gameplay 9/10
Graphics & Art Style 7/10
Replayability 6/10
Overal Rating
7/10
(See bottom of the page for ranking descriptions)


Devo's Seal of Approval?:
Yes, but only by association. If you enjoyed Dark Forces II: Jedi Knight, don't miss this expansion, however, be warned that the the level design (which in my opinion is one of the aspects of this series which pass the test of time) is not quite as epic, with the majority of locales taking place in settings which don't resemble those from the original trilogy quite as much. Additionally, cut-scenes are rendered in-engine and draw attention to how out-dated the graphics are.


PROS
  • Has interesting gameplay elements and story progression points which pay homage to Return of the Jedi,
  • More great gameplay identical to the main title,
  • A meaty single player experience which lasts as long as the main title,
  • New enemies, some of which are truly superb (cough...RANCOR...cough),
  • New weapons,
  • New Force powers,

CONS
  • Poorly executed cut-scenes make it hard to become engaged in the story,
  • The level design is not as aesthetically pleasing as the main title,
  • There aren't as many encounters with Imperials as I would have preffered,
  • Steam overlay didn't work,
  • Issues with resolution and full-screen settings are still present in the expansion (as they were in the main title - see my Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II review for more details) and the game can be unstable at times,


CONCLUSIONS...

The same great single player experience is still there with additional characters, weapons and Force powers, however, this expansion didn't feel as polished as the main title, with somewhat uninspired level aesthetics and poorly executed cut-scenes.

With that being said, if you enjoyed Dark Forces II: Jedi Knight, you shouldn't miss this expansion...and what a sizeable expansion it is - the single player experience included is just as long as the main title! Beware of difficulties getting this running at 1080p however (more so than the main title), and at times it can be a little unstable.


_______________________
RANKING DESCRIPTIONS

Score Description
1 This pile of c%$p made me want to take a break from gaming!
2 Avoid this title like a fat man on a diet avoids cake.
3 Why did they even bother? Oh wait...they didn't, so niether should you.
4 I wouldn't play this unless I was really, really desperate, or the biggest fan alive.
5 While there are some interesting aspects of this title, there are just too many faults to recommend it to anyone.
6 An "average" title which has some redeeming qualities, however, be warned that it also has its fair share of flaws...
7 A good game and it probably shouldn't be missed by fans of the series or genre, but be warned there are better games out there which are more deserving of your time and money.
8 An excellent title which shouldn't be missed if you can help it. I found it hard to put this game down, and I hope you do too.
9 A master piece! As close to perfect as any title can get. You are truly missing out on an unbelievable gaming experience if you do not play this game.
10
PERFECT. Nothing more needs to be said

  • All ratings and opinions expressed in this review are subjective, and therefore are effected in part by my own preferences & predisposiitons.
  • I have not received any gifts or gratuities froma any party for this work.
T2-B Tank
( 8.0 hrs em registo )
Publicada: 16 Fevereiro
Really hard to reccomend. Level design is bonkers, just like most Jedi Knight games, but the gameplay is really fun.
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Good game, i admit this one has a few plot issues, just a couple really, graphics are good for its age, definitely worth 3 bucks, but i got it on sale so i still win. :)
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The game itself, I enjoy. Cool level designs that encourage exploration, good weapons, fun story, etc. If you've played any of the other Jedi Knight games you know what you're getting into. From what I've seen this definitely the weakest link in the Jedi Knight series but not by much.

This particular release, however, I can not recommend.
To be honest the release is trash. Music is missing, thing won't even run properly or at all without having to find a bunch of fixes. Literally asks for a CD if you don't have a CD drive so you'll at least need a virtual drive. The epitome of lazyness. I've heard people defend it because it's "old", but if it's old, the proper thing to do is not re-release it at all or provide fixes (which obviously exist if you search the forums here) to make it playable on modern hardware that purchasers are going to play on. In short, that fine print in the system requirements is there for a reason and you would do wise to take it seriously.

If you're willing to jump through hoops in order to play this game, get it, but get it on sale. If you want a game you can just install and play, look for something else.
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Devo's dropping the mike...AGAIN!

Disclaimer: I am a huge Star Wars fan, and have played this game a lot as a child/teenager, so as my foot note points out (see the bottom of my review pages), this review may be biased.

Title Information
Review Title Star Wars Jedi Knight: Mysteries of the Sith
Review Date 23rd of February 2016
PC Release Date 24th of February 1998
Developer LucasArts
Publisher LucasArts
Genre 1st & 3rd Person Shooter/Action Adventure
Series Dark Forces (Expansion to 2nd title in the series)
Single Player Yes
Multiplayer Yes

Ratings
Category Score
Story 7/10
Single Player Gameplay 9/10
Multiplayer Gameplay 9/10
Graphics & Art Style 7/10
Replayability 6/10
Overal Rating
7/10
(See bottom of the page for ranking descriptions)


Devo's Seal of Approval?:
Yes, but only by association. If you enjoyed Dark Forces II: Jedi Knight, don't miss this expansion, however, be warned that the the level design (which in my opinion is one of the aspects of this series which pass the test of time) is not quite as epic, with the majority of locales taking place in settings which don't resemble those from the original trilogy quite as much. Additionally, cut-scenes are rendered in-engine and draw attention to how out-dated the graphics are.


PROS
  • Has interesting gameplay elements and story progression points which pay homage to Return of the Jedi,
  • More great gameplay identical to the main title,
  • A meaty single player experience which lasts as long as the main title,
  • New enemies, some of which are truly superb (cough...RANCOR...cough),
  • New weapons,
  • New Force powers,

CONS
  • Poorly executed cut-scenes make it hard to become engaged in the story,
  • The level design is not as aesthetically pleasing as the main title,
  • There aren't as many encounters with Imperials as I would have preffered,
  • Steam overlay didn't work,
  • Issues with resolution and full-screen settings are still present in the expansion (as they were in the main title - see my Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II review for more details) and the game can be unstable at times,


CONCLUSIONS...

The same great single player experience is still there with additional characters, weapons and Force powers, however, this expansion didn't feel as polished as the main title, with somewhat uninspired level aesthetics and poorly executed cut-scenes.

With that being said, if you enjoyed Dark Forces II: Jedi Knight, you shouldn't miss this expansion...and what a sizeable expansion it is - the single player experience included is just as long as the main title! Beware of difficulties getting this running at 1080p however (more so than the main title), and at times it can be a little unstable.


_______________________
RANKING DESCRIPTIONS

Score Description
1 This pile of c%$p made me want to take a break from gaming!
2 Avoid this title like a fat man on a diet avoids cake.
3 Why did they even bother? Oh wait...they didn't, so niether should you.
4 I wouldn't play this unless I was really, really desperate, or the biggest fan alive.
5 While there are some interesting aspects of this title, there are just too many faults to recommend it to anyone.
6 An "average" title which has some redeeming qualities, however, be warned that it also has its fair share of flaws...
7 A good game and it probably shouldn't be missed by fans of the series or genre, but be warned there are better games out there which are more deserving of your time and money.
8 An excellent title which shouldn't be missed if you can help it. I found it hard to put this game down, and I hope you do too.
9 A master piece! As close to perfect as any title can get. You are truly missing out on an unbelievable gaming experience if you do not play this game.
10
PERFECT. Nothing more needs to be said

  • All ratings and opinions expressed in this review are subjective, and therefore are effected in part by my own preferences & predisposiitons.
  • I have not received any gifts or gratuities froma any party for this work.
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Really hard to reccomend. Level design is bonkers, just like most Jedi Knight games, but the gameplay is really fun.
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Abosloute pille of crap bought it and turns out you need a disk and steam will not charge me a refund
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"Insert the Mysteries of the Sith CD and press Enter"

...Wait, Isn't this supposed to be a Steam copy?
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This game is pretty fun. The grapich is not that good but it is from 1998 so what do you expect? It has big problems on working with newer computers. I spend a day trying to fix it and I did it. And I felt it was worth it. I will recommend this game to a big Star Wars fan. I don`t think others will enjoy it that much, or finish it
+Really good level design
+ Story is okay

-Compatibility issues
-Voice acting
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Gostaria de ter tempo na vida para jogar este, certamente seria o próximo SW da lista.
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I used to play this game a lot when I was 8. As a kid who loved Star Wars and loved Doom, when this thing came out it was so hot. I only had the demo back then (which featured level 1) but I played that badboy about 200 times. I knew every secret and tactic there was for that level.

Fuelled entirely by nostalgia, over 15 years later, I saw this for sale for 89c and pounced on it. I fired her up... It appeared stuck in windowed mode and I started to panic. When the opening cutscene finished, it went into fullscreen. Relief washed over me in an awesome wave.

Suddenly, it all came rushing back to me. My hands guided me and I started moving like I knew exactly what to do... Then I realised the mouse aim was inverted and all the control bindings were odd. I fixed that up and then I was back on my feet. Even without the conscious appreciation of what I was doing, my hands and subconscious knew what to do:

There is an enemy around that corner. A secret weapon can be found down there. Look up and slash that vent with your lightsaber.

I was on fire. I finished the level on hard with 100% completion and no retries. Now I was in new territory. Despite the 8yo me playing level one ad nauseum, the demo had not allowed me to progress further....

Help guys. I'm stuck on level 2 now and it's hard.
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As with my review for Jedi Knight, Steam's version of Mysteries of the Sith has the same graphical/compatibility issues that JK does. If you want a decent, modern, updated version of this game download the GOG version. I don't mean to sound like I'm trash talking Steam, but if a competing company can take the same games, fix the compatibility issues and sell them for about the same price then something is wrong here.
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It's a fantastic game, but this shameless release has some huge compatability issues. Don't expect to play without installing a battery of unofficial patches. If it's not going to run on a modern computer, they shouldn't sell it.
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Jedi Knight: Mysteries of the Sith some say a classic in the Jedi Knight series, while others may have forgotten it as just a expansion for Dark Forces 2. (Played between 2013 and Early 2014) I may have not played this game during its release but even playing it recently I had respected the old visuals, in order to enjoy the fun experiences of each level. The levels in this game are very diverse, you never spend two missions in the same location with the same playstyle. This game was also unique the the franchise other than Jedi Knight: Academy in the fact you don't play as Kyle Katarn the whole time. Switching between characters was a nice and I really enjoyed the different gameplay from each character. Mara Jade's missions gave something new to the series, as you play in very different settings against foes who normally only appear for a short time in the other games. This game is rather short, being only 14 levels but with each of these levels not playing like the next. I would definitely recommend this game if you have played the other Jedi Knight's and enjoyed them, and don't mind playing with an older generation's graphics. A few closing statements are beware the cutscenes are only in one resolution, while the rest of the game can handle any resolution. Also you must be open to a more challenging game where fighting may be less advanced in terms of keys, but is way harder then the newer games. (Played on Jedi Master)

If anyone has any other questions or concerns don't hesistate to add me i'll be happy to answer them!
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Got it working properly after looking up a very easy solution to all these weirdly coloured textures being dragged across the screen. This was a rather great game, a timeless classic. I remember playing it for quite a while on my old computer back when Windows XP was quite a popular OS (RIP Windows XP, may you rest in peace sweet prince)

I'll just put the link here for anyone who would like their game to run properly. Same solution works for Dark Forces 2: Jedi Knight: http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1346269
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16.0 hrs em registo
Publicada: 19 de Janeiro de 2014
+Excellent level design
+Lengthy for an expansion pack

-Compatibility issues
-Storyline and voice acting

Starting out Mysteries of the Sith, I really wasn't sure I was going to finish it. I had completed Jedi Knight back in its day, and decided it would be fun to revisit the gameplay via this expansion pack. (On a personal note, I feel it's deeply frustrating to play through a 1998 expansion pack with the length of the average full-priced game of today, since nowadays the best we can hope for is a 3-hour story DLC for $15. Oh how the times change.)

The game's age was the first thing I noticed - blocky, pixelated character models and textures, complete lack of AI, the strange inability to change the inverted mouse look - and it's admittedly offputting. Spending hours configuring the game to be playable on my system didn't help either (see the Notes below).

Despite all of this, Sith is a deeply engaging experience. This is based on a few key factors.

One is its level design, which not only holds up well despite its age, but is actually smarter and far more interesting than the majority of shooters released today. For one thing, the levels are enormous. Sith is the antithesis of the corridor shooter that was so popular back in the 90's. Every level has you exploring what feels like a real place – a Hutt palace, a mining facility, a spaceport – whatever the case may be, the level design feels congruent throughout, like a fully realized location instead of a series of shooting galleries. It is a linear game, true, but the way forward often loops back on itself and isn't always apparent, even very frequently hidden, requiring the use of a HUD map to find it. In fact, since I'm used to never having any problems figuring out where to go in a linear shooter, I forgot about the map feature and got stuck a few times – this is the effect of being spoon fed by modern gaming design. Since you play as a Jedi with the ability to use the Force to jump very high and very fast, there is also a truly remarkable verticality to the maps, requiring the player to look carefully up and down for the next area, using a combination of Force powers to access it. By today's standards, I often found myself thinking I had found a secret, when in fact I had just found the correct way to advance. I actually missed most of the actual secrets in the game, which is a testament to its brilliance in design.

Another very important positive for Sith is its combat. While I initially thought the first level a bit bland, I was suddenly low on health, trying to scrape by each conflict with lots of quicksaving. Soon after, I found myself facing a giant rotating fan I had to pass through in order to proceed, and since the player has to take damage to get through, I was forced to backtrack to find a health pack. This was the first in a series of lessons that taught me that careless combat, even on the normal difficulty, gets quickly punished. This is still an FPS of the run-and-gun variety, similar to Quake II, but a player still needs to be careful when moving through - ambushes abound, and especially considering the verticality of the maps, you'll have dudes shooting missles into your face from out of sight high above. The AI isn't too sharp, but the enemies are quick, very aggressive, and all deal high damage, which means you can lose half or more of your health within seconds if one of them gets the jump on you. Frequent quicksaving alleviates some of the difficulty, though the curve isn't balanced – the second level in particular is by far the hardest in at least the first two-thirds of the game (not only in combat, but also navigation and puzzle solving), while the last few levels see another spike in toughness. Still, that's the 90's for you.

Other aspects of the game are less successful – the lightsaber is next to useless for blocking shots, which is disappointing, but does force you to play the game like a shooter instead of just standing there deflecting blaster bolts like the sequel allowed you to do. The force powers are underpowered, clumsy to use, and not really necessary, save for the jump. The storyline feels less epic than the other games in the series, and as a whole, falls pretty flat. The voice acting is weak and the cutscenes are rendered in game, and are clearly not the focus of the developer's time, inserted minimally to advance the plot and the player to the next (awesome) location.

I reviewed Mysteries of the Sith since it's the one I played recently, but honestly, the things I have said could almost certainly be applied word-for-word to Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II, and thus I would still recommend both today. I am not particularly a fan of 90's shooters, but this is a game that really did get it right.

Anyone born after 1995 will still probably think it's a piece of crap though.


7/10


Compatibility issues:

This is not a Windows 7 or 8-friendly game. The .exe should be run in Compatibility mode for Windows XP Service Pack 3 to even get it to start. Running it through Steam's Play button for whatever reason puts the entire game in a windowed mode, but clicking the .exe file itself to start gets rid of the problem. 3D acceleration to make the game look and run smoothly can only be used by downloading a .dll file available online (check the Steam forums for its location), but even then, this is only apparently fully compatible with Windows 7. Windows 8 users such as myself do not get the luxury of having a HUD when using 3D acceleration, and selecting force powers also makes the screen go black and thus the game unplayable. So the only option available for Windows 8 is disabling hardware acceleration as well as the Backbuffer in System Memory – this latter option improves frame rate for a short time until it crashes the game. In any case on any system, higher resolutions will immediately crash the game. I had to run at 1024x768 in software rendering mode to get 25-30fps, while remaining clear enough that distant objects don't overpixelate. It's not ideal, but I found it very playable and still a good amount of fun. At any rate, whatever your setup may be, this game's graphics will not impress you, so who cares.
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69.8 hrs em registo
Publicada: 15 de Agosto de 2014
i love this game i used to look for hours on end of my big bro playing it now i can too thank you steam
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0.5 hrs em registo
Publicada: 24 de Setembro de 2014
This is one of the best games in the Lucasarts catalogue. Mysteries of the Sith is park of the Dark Forces series, which usually starred Kyle Katarn but in this you play as Mara Jade later on which is a nice change.

One of the main reasons I enjoy this a bit more than the previous standalone Kyle Katarn installments is because it feels different, not a copy paste entry. Mara is on a mission to find Kyle and it seems that he has fallen to a less than light path. The latter levels add an eerie element, as you traverse through Sith laced catacombs, which is a welcome change and it's always intresting when the lore of the Sith is included in a game. I've not personally played a game that's really focused on that and gave off a slightly spooky feeling, since the first time you land on Korriban in the amazing Knights of the Old Republic I.

The weapon roster is fun, Mara's Jedi powers are enjoyable to play and we see parts of the SW universe not seen before. I have replayed this game so many times when I was younger and still come back to it. Also...purple lightsabre wooo!
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0.5 hrs em registo
Publicada: 26 de Julho de 2014
install
get in game after it launches in tiny window
cpu and graphics card melts from texture's, model's polygon count and ai's processing
saved up for around 7 years to get a powerful enough pc to run this game
start it up
YES YES!
get a minute into the game
computer starts to shake and rattle
I CAN HOLD IT
smoke fills the room
ONE LAST GUYYYY
a small fire breaks
setting my wooden desk alite
with one last click, i have finished...the first level
with the last smell of burnt electronics out of my nose
i load the next mission
halfway in i hear more rattling
i decide to see what's going on
i open my pc and my video card is melting down the side of my mother board
i look up the monitor and see rainbow textures and move my mouse
the game freezes up and keeps repeating
i fall to an epilepsy seizure
rip me 2014
#pray4hirsch
lik if u cri ery time
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