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™ II, 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™

 

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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Sparr✪w|H|awK
( 18.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 30
Best Star Wars Games so far.
Buy it and love it!
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Moskau
( 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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matthew_bright
( 42.9 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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Mr. X
( 3.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
it`s awesome star wars epic game!!!
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thimetySW
( 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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Killer Unicorns
( 5.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 21
Great game. I notice they're ADVERTISING that it's on the Quake III Engine (-:
Amazing, even if it's ancient.
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Powerchoke1
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 21
Kyle Katarn
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Norman
( 31.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 19
Probably the best shooter campaign ever
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The Canucklehead
( 3.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 19
There are a couple reasons why I recommend this game;

It's smart- what I mean by that is the game doesn't baby you or hold your hand. You're dropped into the action from the start and left to figure out where to go and what to do on your own in relatively large, somewhat non-linear levels. I could almost compare it in that respect to a game like Half-Life.

It holds up well- This game is 13 years old, and while it shows through in some places, like widesreen resolutions not being supported in the options menu (although this is easily fixed by tweaking a config file), the visuals and physics are still solid at worst (generally they're fantastic), and the sound quality is absolutely amazing, unlike a lot of other older games which I find the sound quality is really scratchy a lot of the time. It feels like a game that came out maybe in the early 2010s, and not '03.

Low price- while $11 may be a slight stretch, the price often drops to less than $2 during sales, so you'll be getting a lot of bang for your buck.

Fun as hell- a game could have the best graphics, biggest maps, most sophisticated ai, etc etc, but if it isn't fun I see no point in playing it. I bought this game dirt cheap cause I love Star Wars and have heard nothing but good things about this series, and while it isn't a game that I'll play for large amounts of time consistently like an online fps, every time I'm bored and not really sure what to play, I always find myself booting this game up and having an absolute blast for an hour or two at a time.

The only con I have is that when I started this game up a few days ago my previous saves were gone, but I wasnt that far in anyway so It wasn't a problem, but I definitely wouldn't have been happy if I'd made significant progress. Ohter than that, if youve got a bit of extra cash and you're into Star Wars, I'd definitely say you should get this game.
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Grillsen
( 21.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 18
If you are trying to decide to get either jedi outcast or jedi academy then let me tell you; If you are looking for a good singleplayer experience with a amazing campaign then get outcast. If your looking to play multiplayer than get academy, there are still servers up with people playing in jedi academy you just have to download a mod to play multiplayer thats all. Anyways i highly recomend this game its amazing and in my opinion the best star wars game ever made just be warned your probably gunna have to watch a walkthrough on youtube for your first time playing because you can get lost pretty easily if your not familiar with the levels. I rate 10/10 and i think its definately worth the full price of 10 dollars.
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12 of 12 people (100%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
21.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 10
Easily one of the best Star Wars games ever.


Seriously, I think these games are underrated af.
Everyone always talks about how amazing Republic Commando, Kotor, Battlefront is but seem to forget about these games.

Also never trust a bartender with bad grammar.
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8 of 8 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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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
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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374 of 392 people (95%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
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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310 of 330 people (94%) found this review helpful
47 people found this review funny
Recommended
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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320 of 355 people (90%) found this review helpful
299 people found this review funny
Recommended
14.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 29, 2015
Never trust a bartender with bad grammar.
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179 of 190 people (94%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
Recommended
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
Recommended
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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165 of 176 people (94%) found this review helpful
27 people found this review funny
Recommended
137.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 14, 2015
Oh boy, here we go:

I would just like to point out that I don't write reviews, no matter how good a game is besides this one (It's that good).

It was my first multiplayer game which I grew up with and met awesome people that I talk to till this day.

Singleplayer and multiplayer are both awesome even without the option of dual lightsabers and staff (I'm looking at you JKA) which is the reason why it seems so off puting for most people.It's sequel puts this game to shame in my opinion because it simply didn't have any substance. I will stop myself before I go too deep into the other game before it's too late.

Once you get tired of singleplayer you can then spawn a bunch of rebel and imperial armies and spectate the massacre or you may attempt to take on a reborn army by yourself while having the maximum gore, matrix spin command and god mode enabled. I assure you it will keep you entertained.

After that it's time to behold the divine radiance of the most angry, most unpleasant and most frag hungry community that dwells in the jk2 multiplayer. That is ofcourse, if you're playing the 1.02 version of the game. Other versions of the game feel and act as singleplayer while the 1.02 version is like combining quake and soul calibour but without a insane amounts possible combos you can perform. Multiplayer takes some time to get used to but it's worth it (tryhard intensifies).

JK2 was praised for the way you used your force powers, you actually felt like a real jedi and it was awesome. Visuals aren't too impressive since it has aged a bit (2002).The story in singleplayer was decent but nothing too intriguing, also the weapons were fun to use but ofcourse once you get your lightsaber back you don't want to use guns again. You progress through singleplayer in a typical fashion, and aquire a new force power after you complete each level. Level design was good but it didn't vary as much as I hoped it would.

The game is easy to mod and gives you even more stuff to have fun with. Mapping isn't too hard as well, it all depends how much ambition you have. You can also download a ridicilous amounts of mods for both singleplayer and multiplayer for even more fun. A HD remake of this game would mean serious cash for Lucas ar- I mean Disney.

Unfortunately my review can't even give a close enough impression on exactly how devine this game is, 10/10 best game I have ever played, there's a special place in my heart for this game.

P.S: If you need any help with the multiplayer, patching or anything related to the game I will do everything in my power to help you if you ask nicely.

We don't make games as we used to anymore.
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188 of 209 people (90%) found this review helpful
43 people found this review funny
Recommended
7.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 12, 2014
one of the best Star Wars games along with Star Wars: Battlefront 2, it would be nice if Raven Software was still making great games like this instead of Call of Duty DLC. :(

Anyway I give this 10/10 Bacta Tanks.
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