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.
User reviews: Overwhelmingly Positive (500 reviews)
Release Date: Sep 16, 2003

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Includes 5 items: Star Wars Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II, Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy, Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast, Star Wars: Dark Forces, Star Wars Jedi Knight: Mysteries of the Sith

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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

    • 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 10.6.8 or later
    • 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 (128 MB VRAM or higher)
    • Languages: English, French and German

    • Supported Video Cards: NVIDIA GEFORCE 7300, 7600, 8600, 8800, 9400, 9600, GT 120, 320M, 330M, ATI RADEON X1600, X1900,HD 2400, HD 2600, HD 3870, HD 4670, HD 4850, HD 5670, HD 5750, HD 5770, HD 5870, HD 6750, Intel HD Graphics 3000

    • Additional: Intel integrated video chipsets are not supported. This game is not supported on volumes formatted as Mac OS Extended (Case Sensitive), Apple Intel Chipsets only. Power PC Processors (G4 and G5) are not supported

Helpful customer reviews
11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
I have not played with many Star Wars games throughout my "gamer career" but what I do remember is the fond memories I have attached to Jedi Outcast. I believe it is supposed to be a sequel to Jedi Knight 1 which is the sequel to Dark Forces 1... all FPS games and very old now and completely missed out by myself.

In any case, Outcast is a blend of FPS and TPS genres. Both perspectives are available throughout the game and they determine the weaponry used to dispose of your enemies. Obviously, weapons such as blasters are for the FPS perspective while wielding your lightsaber is the easiest from a third person perspective.

The game has an excellent story and some recognisable faces appear here and there (strictly following the storyline of the trilogy from the '70s / '80s). Music is, of course, the good-old John Williams-composed score and since they are really good why would we need anything else?

The only issue with the game is that I remember playing it in FPS mode, at first, but once I obtained the lightsaber I finished the rest in TPS mode. I mean, if having a lightsaber is de rigueur in a Star Wars game then why would you want to switch back to the general assortment of weapons? Also, your lightsaber coupled with the many jedi powers available is the best way to play such a game.

The game can be difficult at times but allowing you to follow both paths (i.e. Light and Dark sides) it deserves a second walkthrough. Outcast runs on the Quake 3 engine which, years ago, was quite beautiful but now is somewhat of an obsolete engine. In any case, this is an all-time classic and you are to purchase it especially if you played it already 10 years ago. Collecting classics is always a good pastime!

PS: Widescreen resolutions are unavailable from the game menu - head over to to see the solution for the issue.
Posted: October 12
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
This was my life. I haven't played much on Steam, but I have had this game since before it was released on Steam and it was great. It was probably my first "Violent FPS", and it was worth every second. The game has a decent storyline and great combat. I'm really only attached to it because it was the first one I played and I will rate it righteously.


My first love, my first life...
Posted: September 24
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
While Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy has better lightsaber fighting mechanics, this game is the better shooter. It has a good story and makes excellent use of the Star Wars license. Also, the multiplayer is superb. Unfortunately nobody seems to play the game online anymore. All in all a very enjoyable game.
Posted: October 5
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
I would recommend it to others. Gameplay is old but good, still very fun. The only thing that was irritating is the button mapping. It never turned out quite right. Maybe if I would have spent more time on getting the controls exact it would have been better, but then I would lose out on time to play the game.
Posted: October 11
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
5.9 hrs on record
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Posted: September 24
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
As always old is gold !!! you gotta love the old LucasArts classics !!! and as a star wars fan, this game makes me feel really awesome !! One thing tough, there's really not much freestyle parkour sword + force fighting games that you can play with friends's really a shame !!! We need games like this one ! i'd definately recommend it to everyone i know and meet in the future ! Game's really awesome,3rd person, it's like Mirror's edge + Star Wars Force Unleashed all together !! really love it ! and you can play with friends 16 peeps in map ! all lightsabering the ♥♥♥♥ out of each other, walking on walls like Matrix's Neo and force lightning your friends asses from time to time ;] amazing game ! definately 10/10 !!!
Posted: October 20
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1 of 7 people (14%) found this review helpful
15.7 hrs on record
Jedi Outcast is the preceeding game to Jedi Academy, and it shows. Playing as Kyle Katarn instead of a semi-customized player character, the gameplay is considerably less polished. And considering how short Academy's patience was, that's saying something. This is the sort of game that basically requires memorization to get through, as you figure out after your tenth death this minute how to handle the next challenge by simply knowing where all the bullets will be ahead of time.

I haven't finished it yet and I don't know if I will, but the plot at least makes me moderately curious enough to press on. I don't recommend you fall for the same trap. Just play Academy and get a much better experience.


Finally beat this thing after a brief hiatus. My recommendation doesn't change, Jedi Academy is altogether a more polished and varied product. The absolute worst section of this game is by far the forced stealth section on the Cairn Installation. A stealth section included in a game with no stealth mechanics whatsoever and an auto-lose condition if the alarm is triggered. I don't think I need to explain further.

The ending is just sort of eh. After a tedious slog through some swamps where your lightsaber doesn't work and an AT-ST section, you reach the Yavin Temple and get to play around some extremely annoying puzzle sections (what is it with Yavin and puzzles? You do something similar to get your lightsaber in the first place) and have a boss fight with Desann in a large chamber with a giant ominous beam thing that's never explained in any way, and the game ends after a short "happily ever after" cutscene.

Kyle's a more interesting character than your bland pseudo-avatar in Academy, but that's about all that can be said in Outcast's favor.
Posted: October 7
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11.7 hrs on record
This is one of the best Star Wars games. I've played it through again just few weeks ago so my opinion is not based on nostalgia. While Jedi Academy adds lightsaber moves and is newer this one has better story (not anything amazing but it mostly makes sense and that's more than what I can say about most recent games) and makes you appreciate weapons other than the lightsaber. The puzzles are a mixed bag, most are good but there are some that will make you run in circles (although usually you just need to look up to solve them). Jedi Outcast's strongest point is undoubtedly combat - a mix of classic FPS and great lightsaber/force system. Some powers/weapons are obviously better than the others but on Padawan difficulty level you can pretty much play around as you like. And play around you can! Force Pull stormtrooper's rifle from his hands and watch as he runs away in panic! Grab one enemy with Force Choke and shield yourself from his friends fire! Finally, I recommend playing with a certain cheat code activated - g_saberRealisticCombat 1 - It allows you to cut apart enemies a lot more than the base game (although it's a bit buggy and results in beheaded characters screaming and other weirdness. Nothing gamebreaking though). Word of warning - it makes the game both easier and harder since it makes some hit zones an instant kill (for both player and npcs). It causes shorter, more frantic duels with Dark Jedi and can end the final battle in seconds (which is hilarious when it happens). Overall I rate the game 8.5/10 (-1,5 for all the annoyances along the way). It's not a perfect game but still loads of fun and worth it's price.
Posted: October 8
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0.9 hrs on record
one of my favourite games as a kid, definitley worth it for the nostalgia!
Posted: September 30
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0.1 hrs on record
Quite simply the best Star Wars game I have ever played (yes even including Knights of the Old Republic). A huge stup up from the first Jedi Knight game and the swordplay is probably the closest thing you will ever get to actually being in a real lightsabre fight. It's incredibly satisfying and well put together making you want to replay epic sections over and over again. The earlier levels are a bit dry before you get your force powers but after that, it's all gravy. For any Star Wars fan at all, this is an essential play.
Posted: September 26
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1.5 hrs on record
Fourteen years later, it still plays better than Call of Duty. But in truth, these stormtroopers have a .01% chance to hit you.
Posted: October 6
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18.8 hrs on record
This was my first game that needed a dedicated graphic card... and its outstanding even today!
Posted: October 3
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0.2 hrs on record
such a classic game, great story
Posted: October 3
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2.1 hrs on record
this game is a awesome classic i just started it and i love it, it was in my library untouched for like almost a year then i played it and loved it
Posted: October 10
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0.1 hrs on record
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.
Posted: October 23
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51 of 52 people (98%) found this review helpful
4.8 hrs on record
This may be the best Star Wars FPS / 3rd person ever made. While it is old, it still contains a good mix of puzzles and action. Will never forget the first time playing it. Lightsaber trails on walls, wall running, and storyline all ahead of it's time.
A true Star Wars fan game.
Posted: May 1
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88 of 130 people (68%) found this review helpful
9.2 hrs on record
It has Lando in it 10/10
Posted: April 30
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16 of 18 people (89%) found this review helpful
14.6 hrs on record
If you play with bots on Nar Shaddaa Streets you can just use force pull from above to fling them into outer space.


(sidenote: I own this for gamecube and probably have another 50-100 hours there.)

More seriously, the plot is fairly shallow, but the gameplay is very fun - the possibilities are endless. I think the only two things I have against this game are its quick save/load times are horrible (which is understandable given how old this game is), and alt tabbing is sometimes weird.
Posted: June 25
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
15.2 hrs on record
This game is massive fun but hase a few issues like every game. A few personal "favourites" is how easy it is to slide off an object you're trying to walk up on, how annoying some of the lightsaber weilding enemies are, and those bloody Rodian snipers. But despite all this and the dated graphics this game is fun, it has a decent enough story (With a few holes and a bit cliché I'll admit) the saber combat is fun as are the force powers.
Now some are annoyed that you can use both light and darkside powers as a good guy but to me it's all part of the fun and really, powers and how you use them are just up to imagination. ^_^

Oh, and make sure to remember where the quicksave button is because there's no autosave unless you start a new mission or reach a rare checkpoint. It is VEEERY easy to die in this game even on stadard difficulty levels.
Posted: June 22
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
12.1 hrs on record
The game of my childhood. It's totally awesome!

It continues the awesome story of Kyle Katarn. That's why you first don't have a lightsaber but you get one soon.
Of course the graphics are outdated but you shouldn't play this game (or all games in general) because of it's graphics.

Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast convinces with good level design and excellent lightsaber duels. The game is really rich in variety. You don't only have to kill all enemies all the time.
As usual for Jedi Knight games you have to find your way trough the level while fighting enemies.
This Jedi Knight was the revolution at lightsaber swinging. You can choose different styles and make cool moves. Having a lightsaber duel in this game is a real pleasure.
Moreover, you meet characters of the movies.

This game is old. It doesn't have the best graphics. Therefor you can enjoy the story of Kyle Katarn and the usage of a lightsaber. For Star Wars Fans this is a must anyway but also guys who are interested in lightsaber fighting shouldn't miss this game!
Posted: September 4
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