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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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

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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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 3

If you play Singleplayer, ALWAYS SAVE the game before engaging ANY enemies or NEW Places.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
16.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 12
Probably one of the only games i'll ever write a review for but being a diehard Star Wars fan i just have to. So if you are a Star Wars fan searching for a really good game this is the one for you. Sure you'll have to glare over the not as BF1 pretty 2003 graphics but the combat system, story and even the difficulty is well worth it. I for one like a little bit of realism especially when it comes to Star Wars. (pls don't kill me for this but that's why i really like the scene in the phantom menance where Qui-Gon Jin cuts open the door) Which is totally possible in this game with a little bit of autoexec fiddling. Put your lightsaber on cut everthing mode and it finally feels satisfying when you finally slice your way through one of the enemey's shadow troopers or shadow adepts.

So to talk about some of the different aspects of the game.
  • The prize: If you cant find those 10 Bucks just get it on a sale. I grabbed it for 2€ and got 16 hours of gameplay out of the story alone.

    Which also leads me to my next point.

  • The Gameplay & Difficulty: What really amazed me about this game is that i didnt get bored. New games tend to loose my attention after like 1 1/2 hour but this one just grabbed me and pinned me to my seat ... for hours. Reason for this is that the difficulty is getting procedurely harder as you are getting better and more used to the game. I don't even know how often i reloaded my save after a lousy shadow adept ripped my head of, electrified my corpse and send my remains straight down a cliff. Added to that there is some thinking involved in almost all of the levels aswell which made me actually feel dumb after finally finding an exit or something comparable after 10 minutes of searching and consulting a walkthrough. So if you are looking for a challenge too, this is your game.

  • Story: Talking about story in the Star Wars franchise which isn't directly related to any of the movies was and is always a dangerous path with Star Wars fans. Take Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, whilst the first game is considered to have a good story but Starkiller being really overpowered, you have the second installment of the game which really lacked in quality causing Disney to pull not only the production but also the canon-plug. What i want to say is that it is really hard to create a good Star Wars story an this game certainly nailed it. You get to meet characters you know and love as it plays some time after the sixth movie. Looking at the plot retroactively you could even think that it is all canon even with the seventh movie already being out. Even though i don't know if it actually is still considered canon.

    Now you're probably asking yourself how well does it run?

  • System Compatibilty: Which is actually pretty interesting. Since the Jedi Knight II is on Steam you threrefore shouldn't have any sytem issues but there a some things that need a manual fixing. The game comes with some wonky unusual resolution settings that noone uses anymore but you i guess we have to cut the game some slack since as i said earlier it came out in 2003. These can be adjusted through a autoexec file which can easily be created and packed with commands. On my machine the game gives my PC a spastic shock when i try to minimize it fullscreen but that could be only my issue.
I hope atleast one of you sat through my whole review and decides to give this amazing game a try after reading through that mess of fandom babbling. Wish you the best time playing and ..... Force ...... you!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 3
A game I simpl love.

It's a Star Wars classic.
The best saber combat game that has been made so far.
Very hard levels.
Interesting story.

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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 11
good ♥♥♥♥, it continues the jedi knight story but is a prequel to jedi academy the gameplay is more or less the exact same as SW:JKJA with some minor hud changes but it still has the same powers (like force push and pull) so im cool with that and as for the story i never really cared about it, i play SW for fun not for the story (the games, not movies)

in multiplayer you cannot customize your lightsaber unlike JA, well you can change the color but not the hilt like in JA so if your looking at this for lightsaber customization go with that, besides not being able to customize lightsabers you can with your character, like adding mace windu for instance into the game via mods also like rookie explained in the comments, its due to the fact Jedi academy was made after this and i overlooked that, thx rookie :P

and as far as i know heres the place for SWJK mods for this and more! -

(tbh only get this if you finished the other two, Dark Forces II And
Mysteries of the Sith or are into modding like me then just buy this mofo)

ALSO:if your to lazy to read all the other ♥♥♥♥ i wrote look here for a simple rating

PROS - continues the jedi knight story, prequel to Jedi Academy, good gameplay and mods

CONS - is more simpfied then Jedi Academy in that you cant change your lightsaber to a double bladed one (course Jedi Academy fixed this so all is good)
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1 of 4 people (25%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
17.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 11
I really wanted to like this game. I've always been a huge fan of LucasArts games, and Star Wars games in general. I'd heard a lot about this game, so I bought it and tried it out. Here's the thing: Most of the positive reviews I've read on Steam for this game are people who played it when they were younger on the GameCube and loved it. I never had that opportunity, and so I was not playing this through rosey colored nostalgia glasses.

Upon opening the game, it crashed immediately. After researching for about an hour, had to download a file from a website into a certain area in the code. Fixed the game. Then, after playing for an hour, crashed repeatedly again. Found another fix, and that helped.

The first few chapters restrict you to just blaster usage, like in the Dark Forces games. After about the first 7 levels, you finally gain access to a lightsaber. I was hoping this would be the point where the game turned itself around and really became fun to play. I was wrong.

See, the thing about nostalgia is that it warps your view of how things ARE because you remember them as they WERE. This is very much an old game, and it definitely plays like one. Lightsaber combat is clunky and unenjoyable. Platforming segments can get ridiculous to try and complete (especially after you have gained the lightsaber), because Kyle Katarn (main character) is more busy doing Jedi flips over enemies when he jumps than actually following the jump like he's supposed to. There was one section where I died 39 times on one platform because Kyle liked to flip into electrically charged floors instead of onto the box where he needed to go. Turns out if you unequip the lightsaber, he jumps normally again. Often times, the only way I could get forward was to play as a force-jumping mercenary, then as an actual Jedi. For a game that's supposed to make you feel badass as a Jedi, this isn't good. In fact, there were several sections in the game where even finding the path forward to advance the story was nearly impossible without a guide. While I enjoy The Legend of Zelda's blend of action and puzzle solving, this isn't at all like that. These aren't puzzles with solutions that can be understood with enough time. These are backtracking and running all over the map to try and find the ONE PLACE that you are supposed to jump on to get to the next level. It became extremely frustrating when I'd killed all the enemies, then spent another hour looking for where the hell to go next.

The story is nothing to write home about. A T-Rex looking alien uses the Valley of the Jedi to give all his followers force powers (which is how you can actually fight other lightsaber users). The voice acting is alright, but nothing special. There's a number of characters from the Original Trilogy to make it try and feel part of the Universe.

But back to the combat. Fighting lightsaber wielding villians is the most fun to be had. When both you and your opponent have force powers, it becomes an entirely different game. A fun one. When the enemies don't have lightsaber, Kyle still treats them like they do, and so it becomes a game of getting close enough to the Stormtroopers to have your hit count. Also, the stormtroopers can take more than 1 lightsaber slice to them. IDK how, but they do. Later in the game, they change their armor to repel lightsabers making you have to resort back to: you guessed it, a force-jumping mercenary.

So while, this game might have been great when it came out, it now looks, plays, sounds, and feels like a very old game. And not even a charming old like Baldur's Gate. (BTW, if you do purchase this, SAVE OFTEN. There's no autosave, so if you die, you can potentially lose hours, depending on where you last saved.)

As a huge Star Wars fan, and pretty intensive gamer, I really wanted this to be good, but I just can't justify the purchase. Maybe on May the 4th when it's really discounted, but definitely not before (unless you played it as a kid on GameCube and have nothing but fond memories)

Grade: 4/10
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2 of 40 people (5%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
384 of 401 people (96%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
2,024.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 29, 2013
Everyone needs to try this game. This game has everything and comes from a complete different angle than any other game before it. Yes the game is old, and yes it doesn't look as nice as some of the other games but try to look past that. The game play for this game is awesome and players really have to hone their skills if they want to stay on top. This game also has a very nice casual aspect of it which allows for tones of player to player communication and socialization. This game also has an interesting team aspect that allows for players to really work together in order to achieve victory. There are also tournaments hosted weekly by Pro@ which allow for people to show off their skills and also learn from other great players.
I highly recommend this game and I hope that if you are reading this you buy the game or at least ask question.
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286 of 306 people (93%) found this review helpful
50 people found this review funny
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 23, 2014
It's everything we love about Star Wars

I consider Jedi Outcast one of the best narrative Star Wars games ever. It's a simple and straightforward story, driven by the most classic of action hero motivations: revenge. It's a fine line to walk for our Jedi protagonist, Kyle Katarn. But he's no Luke Skywalker. From blasters, grenades, mines and more, no weapon goes left unused by Katarn in his quest for answers. And yes, that includes lightsabers.

In fact, the Jedi Knight series still possesses the best lightsaber combat to date. Every swing, every thrust has the potential to be deadly, whether it's your lightsaber or your enemy's. No florescent batons here: swings cut through enemies neatly and quickly, as they should. Enable the dismemberment option for increased pandemonium.

The greatest con might be the series' age. The visuals definitely diminished with time. But see if that still matters when the game hands you a lightsaber, a room full of Storm Troopers, and John William's score begins swelling.

Oh, and did I mention they got Billy Dee Williams back to voice Lando? Because they got Billy Dee back to voice Lando. Awesome.
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177 of 187 people (95%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
10.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 16, 2015
One of my favorite games of all time next to Deus Ex. A Star Wars game that actually makes you feel like a Jedi, I highly recommend buying this you won't be disappointed.
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148 of 154 people (96%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
16.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 21, 2015
Despite a slow start, it's a HUGELY underrated game that stands with the likes of KotOR and Battlefront, and has the best melee combat of any video game I have played.
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0.5 hrs
Posted: October 18
Terrible level design right from the get go.
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7.5 hrs
Posted: October 16
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6.0 hrs
Posted: October 8
This game is SUPER AWESOME! You may have to get a steam inerferer, but its worth it! This game is #1!
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0.9 hrs
Posted: October 5
Open game
Watch cut scene
Watch cut scene again because you can't skip it
Repeat until madness
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13.7 hrs
Posted: October 5
First time ever playing this game, and oh boy, wasn't a thrilling ride.

Story wise, its fine. Its Star Wars. A fallen Jedi wants to rule the universe, and you have to stop him. What more do you need or want.

What I wanted though is either the reason modern games are better, or maybe dumbed down. Directions was what I wanted. Many, MANY times I got lost. Backtracking trying to find where to go. Then you'd really search round a room and find that vent which blends into the background. A few times, had to use YouTube just to figure out where to go, which isn't a great selling point. Suppose that was what made some old games great?

The fighting with lightsabers is much improved in Jedi Academy I feel. Although both games do lack in feedback, to know if you're dealing any damage. Some fights I'd have 100 health, and swing about, jumping, trying to land shots then out of no where, two swings from the bad guy and death. And this was me playing on Easy mode to begin with (yes I'm rubbish at gaming, who cares?). Other times though, swing and he staggers, a jump on his head and he falls over dead. Very inconsistent I found. The gun play is alright. You realise why Stormtroopes can't shoot when the guns themselves have terrible aim.

For a 2002 game, it holds up not too bad. If you're a Star Wars fan, then you might get some enjoyment out of it. If you're a person who wants to wave lightsabers about in epic badassery... I just don't think this game covers it, sorry.

For level design, be prepared to be a little frustrated if you've never played before. If you've played it back in the past, and wanting to pick it up again, just ask yourself as you're playing "How do the troops actually get into this room?", because many times the room they're in will have no doors, no ladders and be suspended over bottomless pits. You're able to sneak in through a vent or something, but is that the route Mr Stormtrooper or Imperial Guard has to go to get to work??

I'm only not recommending this game, because I personnaly found it frustrating. If Steam had a "maybe" option, I'd choose that instead.
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9.3 hrs
Posted: October 4
best fencing simulator by far, look no further.
if you can find a server, this is the game for pure skill-based 1on1 sword fighting.

jedi academy made it ♥♥♥♥ with the combos, also the movement is off. blade symphony "borrowed" the stance system from this game, but made a bad mix of combos and combinations that are counterintuitive. also better than lugaru or rune.
sword battles are fluent and intuitive... the 6 or 7 combos it has are fast animated so they don't break immersion.
never played something similar when it comes to duelling with swords.
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