Forge your weapon and follow the path of the Jedi Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy is the latest installment of the highly acclaimed Jedi Knight series. Take on the role of a new student eager to learn the ways of the Force from Jedi Master Luke Skywalker.
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Release Date: Sep 16, 2003

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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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Forge your weapon and follow the path of the Jedi
Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy is the latest installment of the highly acclaimed Jedi Knight series. Take on the role of a new student eager to learn the ways of the Force from Jedi Master Luke Skywalker. Interact with famous Star Wars characters in many classic Star Wars locations as you face the ultimate choice: fight for good and freedom on the light side or follow the path of power and evil to the dark side.
  • Customize your character by defining both look and gender before entering the Academy to learn the power-and dangers- of the Force.
  • Construct your own Lightsaber from handle to blade. As you progress, discover the power of wiedling two Lightsabers or the ultimate double-bladed Lightsaber made famous by Darth Maul.
  • New vehicles, weapons, force powers and Star Wars locations.
  • Unique level selection system allows you to choose your own missions and adventures.
  • Six multiplayer modes including team based siege mode and two-on-one power duel. Fight in 23 multiplayer arenas!

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    • OS: Windows 2000, XP or Vista
    • Processor: Pentium II or Athlon 450 MHz
    • Memory: 128 MB
    • Graphics: 32 MB OpenGL compatible
    • DirectX®: 9.0a
    • Hard Drive: 1.3 GB
    • Sound: 16 bit Direct x 9.0a
    • Multiplayer Requirements: Pentium II or Athlon 450MHz
    • OS: 10.8.5 (Mountain Lion), 10.9.5 (Mavericks), 10.10.5 (Yosemite), 10.11.1 (El Capitan)
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo (Dual-Core), 2.2 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB
    • Graphics: 256 MB, (NVidia): Geforce 8800, (ATI): Radeon HD 2600, (Intel): HD 3000
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB
    • Peripherals: Macintosh mouse and keyboard

      NOTICE: The following video chipsets are unsupported by Jedi Academy
      • Intel Integrated GMA 950/X3100
      • ATI RADEON HD 2400
      NOTICE:This game is not supported on volumes formatted as Mac OS Extended (Case Sensitive)
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melonban
( 11.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
it was fun real light saber combat, the best bits are the dules
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00SS6spd
( 10.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
This is probably the best Star Wars game you can buy right now. Yes, the graphics are pretty dated. It doesn't matter. The story is great and fitting for a Star Wars title, the controls can be setup however you want them, and... Honestly, this game easily has the best system ever for Force power use and Lightsaber combat. And, your Force powers and combat style are customisable, too. A couple of missions just flat out suck to play, but that doesn't detract from what's otherwise the most fun, in-depth, and entertaining Star Wars game ever made. No other game offers you the same satisfaction of getting into a duel with a dark jedi, Force choking him over a ledge, and pushing him to his death.

Highly recommended.
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DERELEEEKT
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
Best Jedi game ever made. This is the only Star Wars game I want redone. 10/10
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Jim
( 200.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
This game sucks
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Big Meaty Claws
( 3.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
10/10 Jedi Simulator
Killed a Sith Lord by using force lightning to push him off a train while gunning him down with a machine gun.
Following the ways of the Jedi has never been easier.
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Lokata
( 11.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
10/10 would swing my lightsaber in this game.
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sunn
( 218.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
best ♥♥♥♥ing game ever. Join JoF.
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Liviu222
( 23.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
SLICE AND DICE EVRYONE HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHA 10/10
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Sam
( 18.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 21
Best Star Wars Ligthsaber game to date, nails the fluid controls despite the dated graphics, well worth a play
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kms
( 65.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 21
I feel like I have enough hours to make a review now.
And trust me, this game is something you'd really want if you're a Star Wars fan, there's just a problem.
If you're buying this game for the Singleplayer, go for it, it's really nice and entertaining and it puts you really in the spot of a Jedi or you can also play only with guns. If you're buying this for MP though, I'd suggest to pass on it.

This game is full of elitist f*cks, which will troll the f*ck off of you if you are new, so you either learn everything alone or you get f*cked. Plus don't expect to be threated well, people are going to sh*ttalk you all the time, even worse than russians on CS:GO. I was truly expecting a really nice experience playing MP/MBII, too bad the fan base is filled with elitist that have been playing the game since 1999 and decide that everyone else has to be sh*t talked and f*cked in the ♥♥♥.

So yeah, if you're looking to buy this game for SP go for it.
If you're going to buy it for MP, go for SW:TOR MMORG. It's not like this, but at least there you won't get harassed.
Seriousely though, the MP is a joke.
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11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 8
Star wars - Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy * 8/10

The final chapter for the Jedi Knight Saga.

Kyle Katarn is at last a Jedi Master at the Jedi Academy, thus we will impersonate his new apprentice Jaden, followed by his "punk" friend Rosh. Troubles will start at the very beginning when a bunch of sith will infiltrate the Academy to provide diversion while others drain Some force residuals from the temple and steal Skywalkers log records. A new Sith cult is rising and troubles spread over the galaxy so now it's time for the new Students to go around and solve them.

With this new setting we are bound to customize our character's gender, race and appearance. Our lightsaber's hilt and color can be customized as well.
The game genere is still a third person action while wielding lightsabers, and FPS when using firearms, but this time we have Lightsaber and force powers since the very beginning,and (after an intro and a training section) we're not playing through an ordered number of levels but we're given a set of 5 levels and we can choose which mission to accept. We're not bounded to accept all of them, as 4 will be enough, but considering for each mission we can improve one light or dark force power at choice it could be wise to complete all of them. After that we will proceed with with story related cutscenes and levels and after that we will be given another set of 5 missions again, rinse and repeat.

Even though the story is nicely represented with some more coreographic cutscenes and situations it doesn't really impress and involve the way it happened with Dark Forces II or Jedi Knight 2. A good point is the choice for dark or light path, so once again we can choose which side of the force to join with one particular decision towards the end. As usual the most interesting ending is the dark side, but I'm not here to spoil anymore than this.

The engine is once again the same from Jedi Knight 2, but this time the idTech has been polished and improved further with effects, shaders, reflections and saber burn marks on enemies as well. Level design didn't give me the impression of being constant, as I've witnessed marvelous and amazing sections well designed with lot of care and attention for details and decorations, while other areas or levels are more flat or... standard.

Gameplay is the real core of this chapter as it has really been improved under many aspects. We have new set of moves such as rolling out or jump when grounded, bounce out when pushed or jumping onto walls, special attacks specific for saber combat styles and in the latest sections of the game we can wield the saber staff or two lightsabers. A particular note goes to one particular section, a mission where you must run all the way with a speeder bike. Even though it's a simplistic section I simply loved it and I'm sure EA had that secton in mind while working on Battlefront.

The soundtrack is amazing as always. As in Jedi Knight 2 it uses the Classic tunes from John Williams with dynamic tracks, so fast paced tunes will be played while you're in action, while slow movements will be played while exploring and everything wil be smoothly linked with apropriate musical passages. A bunch of new tracks have been added for specific sections.

Unfortunately the impression of this title is that of an expansion more than a new chapter. Of course there are lots of gameplay innovations, a whole new story, but still the story doesn't have the impact nor the importance of the previous chapters, the characters don't give great impressions, specially Jaden, the story is quite predictable and the level design even though it has many sections full of details and inspiration has other sections more standard making the game look... Rushed.

+++PROs+++
  • GAMEPLAY. As in Jedi Knight 2 the combat system is very smooth but now it's improved with new moves, actions, stunts and the chance to use two lightsabers and the saber staff. New force powers are available in the game campaign (though they have already been used in the Multiplayer section of Jedi Knight 2). There are also sections with speeder bikes and Tauntauns to ride.
  • SOUNDTRACK. Once again the game features the amazing scores from John William with the dynamic music system that perfectly fits and follows your actions. A fistful of new tracks have been added.
  • FAN SERVICE. In this chapter there's Mark Hamill Voicing again Luke Skywalker, but there are more elements that might please fans: The Rancor, The Ice Wampa Creature with Tauntauns, Flying imperial troopers and Heavy troopers that really remind a lot of the Phase 2 and 3 troopers from the very first Dark Forces, and always from there... Boba Fett himself.
  • VISUAL IMPACT. The game is getting old but it still looks pretty good thanks to a very good level design, familiar places, attention to details and inspired sections...
---CONs---
  • LEVEL DESIGN. ...Unfortunately that kind of inspiration is not constant as there are sections and levels that look more flat, or less inspired.
  • STORY. This chapter's story is quite simple and linear resulting in a predictable plot and situations. Even though it is well represented by good and coreographic cutscenes it doesn't involve as the previous chapters did, maybe also because the main character, Jaden doesn't have the same charisma as Kyle Katarn.
  • AI. As in JK2 You will face enemies that won't recognize you or the mess and killing you made 10 mts away, or enemies that will run back and forth not knowing what to do, or falling down in pits. This is an aspect of the game that IF it had been improved, it wasn't improved that much.
  • 4:3. Unfortunately, due to the age, the game doesn't support 16:9 resolutions natively. Luckily you can just edit the cfg to force your own resolution. Everything is explained in details in the steam community.
  • CLUNKY ANIMATIONS. There are some clunky or too basic animations in the game such as "non-breathing" idle positions or slow running and walking animations that makes the characters look like they're gliding on the ground.
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Recommended
12.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 29
Fighting a Sith Cult Duelist, he backflips off the edge of the ledge killing himself.

Kyle Katarn does the same thing shortly after.

10/10
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
27.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 6
Play Movie Battles II, it's a challenging and fun mod for an already classic already rightfully claimed to be the best lightsaber game out there. Long Live the Ascots.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
16.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 18
It's goofy STAR WARS™ fun. You get a lightsaber at the very beginning of the game. Asking for more than that would just be greedy.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 18
It's fun, and works on windows 10 at least for me. I played it all the way through on my windows 7 pc though. Combat feels nice but the story is hilariously cheesy. The graphics have aged pretty well for a 2003 game.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 2
Probably the best online gaming experience I ever had. I remember even training with a friend to get better at it. In our server we would call them our masters and you would have to show respect.
The mechanics are incredible, there are infinite combinations and techniques to outmatch your opponent. Single player doesn't really matter. It's all about the multiplayer and committing yourself to get better and better at being a jedi. It's like a rpg but you don't get upgrades or increase level, you evolve and learn by yourself, an "academy" in it's truest sense.
Simply amazing even to this day, it's old I know, but the fact that many servers still manage to survive justifies my review. I will not delve into details but I have to say that the main menu song and the tatooine map one will forever be engraved in my heart.
If a new jedi academy game emerged, I would make it my job and go to pro leagues or wtv.
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
11.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 11
the dark side ending is actually the light side ending when u think about it
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 6
This game is amazing. Hands down my favorite star wars game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
8.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 26
I remember playing this game back when I was in high school, the lan battles at lan parties and much more where fun, I always wanted to play the story to see if the campaign was as good as the multiplayer and it delivered.

For being a very old game the story campaign drives you through a new side of the force, sadly is no longer cannon thanks to Disney hahahaha.

8/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 15
Very fun game if you are bored. I like how you get to customize yourf jedi and you can make him/her goofy or look really cool. Combat isn't too bad either so I recommend.
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