The Legacy of Star Wars Dark Forces™ and Star Wars® Jedi Knight lives on in the intense first-person action of Jedi Outcast.
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Very Positive (19 reviews) - 94% of the 19 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (1,420 reviews) - 91% of the 1,420 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Sep 16, 2003

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Includes 5 items: STAR WARS™ - Dark Forces, STAR WARS™ Jedi Knight - Jedi Academy™, STAR WARS™ Jedi Knight - Mysteries of the Sith™, STAR WARS™ Jedi Knight II - Jedi Outcast™, STAR WARS™ Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II

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Includes 14 items: STAR WARS™ - Dark Forces, STAR WARS™ - Knights of the Old Republic™, STAR WARS™ - The Force Unleashed™ Ultimate Sith Edition, STAR WARS™ Battlefront™ II, STAR WARS™ Empire at War - Gold Pack, STAR WARS™ Jedi Knight - Jedi Academy™, STAR WARS™ Jedi Knight - Mysteries of the Sith™, STAR WARS™ Jedi Knight II - Jedi Outcast™, STAR WARS™ Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II, 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™, STAR WARS™: The Force Unleashed™ II

 

About This Game

The Legacy of Star Wars Dark Forces™ and Star Wars® Jedi Knight lives on in the intense first-person action of Jedi Outcast.
  • As Kyle Katarn, agent of the New Republic, use your Lightsaber and the full power of the Force to combat a new evil plaguing the galaxy.
  • Wield over 8 Force abilities including the Jedi Mind Trick, Force Lightning and Force Grip.
  • Choose wisely from an arsenal of 13 weapons including disruptor rifle, thermal detonators, trip mines and Wookiee bowcaster.
  • Play on-line with 2-32 players or against a variety of AI Bots - and gain an additional 7 Force powers.
  • Test your skills in 24 single-player missions and in 6 different types of multiplayer games including Jedi Master, Holocron, Capture the Ysalamiri, Duel, Deathmatch and Capture the Flag.
  • Interact with legendary Star Wars characters such as Luke Skywalker and Lando Calrissian (featuring the voice of Billy Dee Williams as Lando.)
  • Developed by critically acclaimed Raven Studios and powered by the Quake III Arena engine.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    • OS: Windows 2000, XP or Vista
    • Processor: Pentium II or Athlon 350 MHz
    • Memory: 64 MB
    • Graphics: 16 MB OpenGL compatible
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 800 MB
    • Sound: Direct X 8.0a
    • Multiplayer Requirements: Pentium II or Athlon 400MHz
    • 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: 1 GB
    • Video Card: ATI Radeon X1600 / NVidia Geforce 7300 / Intel HD 3000 (128 MB VRAM or higher)
    • Languages: English, French and German


    • 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 (19 reviews)
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Reignbow
11.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 21
This game is great! I've wanted this game for so long and I'm really happy now that I've gotten to play it. The campaign was fun and lasted me a long time ( I played when I wasn't using the Internet so it didn't get all my hours). I enjoyed following Kyle as he transitioned from a mercenary to lightsaber equipped and force-using badass. The levels and puzzles were entertaining. As you progressed through the story, it made you feel like a Jedi as it increased your power and abilities. I really enjoyed this game and I'd definitely recommend it.
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Midnight Sky
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 13
Played JK Outcast long before steam, here's the run down:

Semi-Interesting SP story,
Saber combat is not as advanced as JK Academy
Is Prequel to JK Academy
Lando
Kyle Katarn

For me, I liked the atmosphere of Outcast rather than Academy

Buy it for laughs and Star Wars

ALL PROCEEDS TO GO DISNEY FOR STAR WARS SPIN OFFS
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THRILLHO
11.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 9
Hands down the best Star Wars game ever made. No other games make you feel like a Jedi the way the Jedi Knight games do, and this one has the best plot and the strongest level design. If you wish to live out your Jedi fantisies, hurry up and grab this bloody cracker of a game.
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A Zebra Cake
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 6
To MLG for meh.
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kombat1271
20.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 6
Star Wars is such a good game for its time. This game is really hard on easy. Tons of puzzles and lightsaber gameplay. It gets so hard sometimes I've had to buy a new keyboard. But if you want a fun star wars game th is easliy runable on and computer this is the one. 8.1/10
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credog
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 6
just found out that it dosent work for windos ten DO NOT BUY IF YOU DONT HAVE THE FALLOWING: WINDOWS 2000, VISTA OR XP ive played the games myself its a vary good experience i would recommend the game to any one who likes a good old starwars game.
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T-Bone
250.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 5
BEST STAR WARS GAME EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Eraserhead
19.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 4
Product received for free
Old but gold - Nothing more to say
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Désaix
11.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 1
Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast came out in 2002 and it's still a worthy title to play today. Although Jedi Outcast is older and pretty similar like Jedi Academy, I like this game a bit more.

+ You play as Kyle Katarn. He is just a great character and he isn't just a boring monk like some other jedi.
+ This game has some great puzzles.
+ Great variety of different gameplay mechanics. I was impressed what a game this old can offer. There is a stealth mission, you have to use robots and you can awkwardly walk with an AT-ST!
+ The antagonist actually works.
+ I really liked the final mission with the great soundtrack.
+ The level design offers sometimes different ways to choose from, which was very much appreciated.

- Some puzzles are hard.
- The maps are quite complex and not that intuitive.
- It's sometimes difficult to distinguish a control panel with a switch from the others without a switch. Both have bad textures. :D
- The high amount of jedi powers is awkward to control.
- The beginning of the game is not that interesting.

If you want to have a lightsaber from the get go, buy Jedi Academy instead.
I would recommend this game not only to star wars fans, but also to other gamers who are interested in playing this old classic gem: 8/10
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15 of 15 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
14.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 26
THE PLOT

STAR WARS™ Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast once again puts you in control of the famous Kyle Katarn, a former Jedi who now operates as a mercenary for the New Republic together with Jan Ors, a female pilot.
The game takes place after the events of Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II, but before the events of Jedi Knight: Mysteries of the Sith.
At the start of the game, Kyle & Jan have to investigate some leads to the presence of the Imperial Remnant on a supposedly abandoned Imperial outpost on the planet Kejim.
They later find out that the Imperials are trying to find the Valley of the Jedi, and use its powers for themselves.
Kyle progressively realises that without his Jedi powers, he is unable to protect the ones that he loves.
Along Kyle's journey, he meets a variety of legendary Star Wars characters like Luke Skywalker & Lando Calrissian, but you also meet some new enemies like the Dark Jedi Desann.
Besides this, Kyle also visits iconic places like Bespin (Cloud City) & Yavin IV.

THE GAMEPLAY

This installment of the Jedi Knight series no longer features the RPG-like system that the previous games possesed (the ability to distribute points for certain force powers).
This time around the game just gives you certain force abilities overtime, which gradually upgrade as you progress in the story.
Most of these force powers however are very well done, and they add a lot of diversity to your combat and play style.
A handfull of levels require you to use your newly learned powers to overcome its puzzles.
The game also features a wide array of weapons and items that allow you to develop your own playstyle.
The only significant problem that I have with the combat, are the hitboxes.
In my opinion, the hitboxes are way too small, and often times it is very hard to hit an enemy, even when they are standing still or crouching down right in front of you, let alone an enemy that is running at or away from you.
Lastly, I believe that the game has a very decent overall length, and depending on the difficulty that you play on, the game will take you over 10 hours to complete, which is around the same length as the other Jedi Knight games (in my case).

THE TECHNICAL ASPECTS

The game ran very smoothly on my end, with a stable 60 fps and no crashes or freezes.
The only technical downside of this game is the resolution.
The game does not allow fullscreen playing on modern systems, and some of the preset resolutions do not work, but with a few workarounds, this is easily fixed.
The game also features a very neat quick save and quick load system, which allows you to save at any point in the game, and load that save whenever you like at the press of a single button.
The controls are highly customizable and the standard preset works very well in my opinion.

MY VERDICT

All in all, Jedi Outcast is one of those overlooked Star Wars games that is actually really good and enjoyable, and it is definitely a significant (technical) improvement over the previous games in the Jedi Knight series.
If you are a fan of the Jedi Knight series, or just a fan of good shooters set in the Star Wars universe, then you should definitely give this hidden gem a go!
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 1
Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast came out in 2002 and it's still a worthy title to play today. Although Jedi Outcast is older and pretty similar like Jedi Academy, I like this game a bit more.

+ You play as Kyle Katarn. He is just a great character and he isn't just a boring monk like some other jedi.
+ This game has some great puzzles.
+ Great variety of different gameplay mechanics. I was impressed what a game this old can offer. There is a stealth mission, you have to use robots and you can awkwardly walk with an AT-ST!
+ The antagonist actually works.
+ I really liked the final mission with the great soundtrack.
+ The level design offers sometimes different ways to choose from, which was very much appreciated.

- Some puzzles are hard.
- The maps are quite complex and not that intuitive.
- It's sometimes difficult to distinguish a control panel with a switch from the others without a switch. Both have bad textures. :D
- The high amount of jedi powers is awkward to control.
- The beginning of the game is not that interesting.

If you want to have a lightsaber from the get go, buy Jedi Academy instead.
I would recommend this game not only to star wars fans, but also to other gamers who are interested in playing this old classic gem: 8/10
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
18.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 30
Best Star Wars Games so far.
Buy it and love it!
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
19.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 4
Product received for free
Old but gold - Nothing more to say
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
49.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 30
I got started on this series with the original Jedi Knight and at the time I thought that playing as a Jedi could not get any better. I got out of gaming for a while though and missed the XBOX era almost completely (I'm mostly a console gamer. Gross, I know). So it wasn't until much later that I learned there were sequels to Jedi Knight. By the time I realized this, enough time had passed that my measly home computer had enough power to run both this and Jedi Academy on high settings. With the new movie coming out recently and my little boy getting his interest in Star Wars sparked, I got a renewed interest myself. I purchased these sequels and I've had an absolute BLAST revisiting the world of JK. I'm not a fan of Kyle Katarn as a character, so I have a little bit more love for Academy than Outcast, but it's hard to beat either one of them. This game is a great balance of gunplay, lightsaber fighting, and force use that you don't find in many of the Star Wars games out there that let you play as a Jedi. You're not vastly overpowered like in The Force Unleashed and the lightsaber fights feel like actual FIGHTS rather than choreographed duels. Every time you get that slow motion kill animation, it feels like a little victory because you have to employ strategy on even the lowliest of lightsaber wielding enemies in this game.The graphics also hold up very well, with this game maybe even looking a bit better than Academy in my opinion. The sound effects and music are spot on recreations of the movies and it's hard not to get excited every time you hear the ignition, swing, and clash noises from your saber. Basically, to make a long story short, if you're a Star Wars fan and you like action games or games that let you portray a Jedi, it's hard to go wrong visiting the galaxy far, far away with Kyle and Jan.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 9
Hands down the best Star Wars game ever made. No other games make you feel like a Jedi the way the Jedi Knight games do, and this one has the best plot and the strongest level design. If you wish to live out your Jedi fantisies, hurry up and grab this bloody cracker of a game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
20.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 6
Star Wars is such a good game for its time. This game is really hard on easy. Tons of puzzles and lightsaber gameplay. It gets so hard sometimes I've had to buy a new keyboard. But if you want a fun star wars game th is easliy runable on and computer this is the one. 8.1/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 13
Played JK Outcast long before steam, here's the run down:

Semi-Interesting SP story,
Saber combat is not as advanced as JK Academy
Is Prequel to JK Academy
Lando
Kyle Katarn

For me, I liked the atmosphere of Outcast rather than Academy

Buy it for laughs and Star Wars

ALL PROCEEDS TO GO DISNEY FOR STAR WARS SPIN OFFS
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
14.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 30
No more force choke throwing every single enemy jedi from cliffs/high places :(
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny