Step into the role of an aspiring martial-arts master and follow the path of the open palm or the closed fist. In this multi-award-winning action-RPG, your choices and actions will determine the fate of the entire Jade Empire. Will you prevent the destruction of this beautiful land, or will you crush it beneath your heel?
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Release Date: Feb 27, 2007

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Step into the role of an aspiring martial-arts master and follow the path of the open palm or the closed fist. In this multi-award-winning action-RPG, your choices and actions will determine the fate of the entire Jade Empire. Will you prevent the destruction of this beautiful land, or will you crush it beneath your heel? Are you a warrior who uses his strength and fighting mastery to bring peace, or will you instead use your power to bring pain and ruin?
The choice is yours.

The Original Award Winning Jade Empire

  • An incredible, engaging story that makes you the noble hero or the treacherous villain!
  • A wealth of fascinating characters to interact with.
  • Beautiful, mysterious lands to explore, discover, and save...or conquer.
  • A rich blend of role-playing and exciting real-time combat.
  • New monsters and enemies.
  • New fighting styles.
  • Customizable, intuitive controls including support for game-pads and keyboard/mouse.
  • Increased graphics resolutions and new visual effects.
  • Improved combat AI and difficulty levels.
  • New world map interface.

System Requirements

    Minimum: Windows XP, Pentium 4 1.8 GHz or AMD Athlon 1800XP, 512MB RAM, 8 GB Free HD Space, DirectX 9.0, NVIDIA GeForce 6200 or ATI 9500 or better (Shader Model 2.0 required), 100% DirectX 9.0 compatible sound card and drivers.
    Recommended: 3 GHz Intel Pentium 4 or equivalent processor, 1GB RAM, DirectX 9.0 February 2006, ATI X600 series, NVIDIA GeForce 6800 series, or higher recommended.
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animalmagic
( 2.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
I'm enjoying this a lot
absolutely no filler, no running around just to complete trivial filler quests
nice challenging gameplay without vast quantities of junk to collect
abilities and power ups make a difference rather than just filling the game with operational junk

graphics are lovely, really nice color harmony, good light dark contrasting

full 360 controller compatability but i did need to go here
http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/archive/index.php/t-965422.html
to configure the gamepad properly
i moved pause from the left thumbstick to another button
because it easily interferes with combat moves

camera can be fierce when turning, needs abit of tuning

the dialogue between characters isnt full of filler either, it's game useful instead of just enlarging the game

i'm glad i got this
i was pleasantly surprised considering its age
an old gem i missed
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Dusksirlink
( 17.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 28
The game itself is truly fantastic with a few minor bugs here and there. Starting up the game is a bit frustrating mostly because there is an error where it doesn't recognize Steam. I found a fix for it in the Steam community so it was an easy bypass once I finally found it. I was finally able to finish the game today after being in my Steam library for about 2 years.
Would recommend for people who want a good story and if you are patient with the combat.
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lord_nathou
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: April 26
I had to mod the game files just to get it to launch. After that pain the framerate was so poor combat was almost imposible. Not to metion it crashed a few times before Icould getout of the tutorial. Unless you are really deicated to playing jade impire, ( its a great game if you can astualy play it) I would give this a pass. Its not worth $15, unless its ever on sale for less then $10 avoid this game, there are far beter indi games for $15.
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Plural
( 10.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 22
Perhaps the greatest RPG ever written... if you can get it to work. This is BioWare at their best.
Is the martial arts combat as complicated as Street Fighter? No. Is it fun? Yes, yes, yes.
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Gildas
( 3.6 hrs on record )
Posted: April 20
IT WERY GOOD FOR A CHINAMAN
(don't play if your japanese)
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Cave Herpes
( 31.7 hrs on record )
Posted: April 19
Pretty fun game, can't say I relate to the people here having problems launching the game because I went from start to end without hitting a bug or any kind of issue. Take it at face value though, just because I had a good experience it doesn't mean that yours will be too.

Won't say it's worth 15€ (even though it's so good, it's an old game, at most it'd be worth 10€), so get it on sale if you can. Otherwise, ask someone to family share with you so you can try the game and see if it runs well!
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Zevorex
( 5.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 4
Amazing game, if you can get it to work.
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Wedge
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 1
If you love the old school pre-Mass Effect Bioware games, get this.
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Snack
( 16.8 hrs on record )
Posted: March 27
Jade Empire reminds me a lot of the kotor games. It seems to have a very similar overall plot and pacing. It even has the "dark side" and "light side" choices. The setting of course is way different. It's an oriental martial arts setting. The plot is interesting and the writing is up there with the other Bioware games. It's probably one of the least known Bioware games, but it's definitely worth playing. Even though the plot seems to follow the same formula as kotor's, the combat isn't the same, at all. It's a real time combat system with resource bars for your abilities. You must dodge enemy attacks in real time and know when to attack.

It's a solid Bioware experience. If you're a fan of the other Bioware games, I'd say definitely play this one as well.
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Pies
( 20.5 hrs on record )
Posted: March 25
Pretty bad. Dialogue is boring. Story is boring. Combat is boring. Most combat styles are useless. I like the gem system.

2/5. Game had a lot of potential, it just feels like they rushed it or they didn't spend much effort making any of the pieces stand out.
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? Mitch
( 26.3 hrs on record )
Posted: March 8
#Note: Will require some change of settings to get it to work on Win8/Win10; I got mine to work by doing the below things:
-Set all .exe files (JadeEmpire.exe, JadeEmpireLauncher.exe, JadeEmpireConfig.exe, TestApp.exe) to run by Administrator with compatability mode for Windows XP (SP3).
-Copy Steam.dll from %\Steam\ to %\Steam\steamapps\common\Jade Empire
-Create a blank file named SystemInformation.xml in %\Steam\steamapps\common\Jade Empire\data

I originally played this game on XBOX back when it was first released and have decided to give it another go. Game is just as fun as it was when I played it 10 years ago and doesn't appear to have aged too badly. Recommend if you enjoyed the mass effect series as the game runs a similar story engine. I played using a third party controller and x360ce and it has worked fine throughout.

Brief Overview:
Jade Empire is set in a feudal China like setting named Jade Empire, a large empire ruled and controlled by the Emporer Sun Hai. Your character is an orphan, orphaned by the expansion of the Jade Empire and has been adopted and trained by Master Li in the remote town of Two Rivers. The last of a line of now extinct monks, your character has a large part to play in the destiny of the world.

The game features live-action fighting combat utilizing a variety of fighting, weapon and magical styles, and a chat system featuring an allignment gain similar to that of the Mass Effect series.

Play through should last approximately 20-30 hours. Definitely a game worth a look at if it comes up on steam sale!
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Cipolla
( 18.8 hrs on record )
Posted: March 5
Definitely in the top 3 best BioWare games!
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joe
( 20.0 hrs on record )
Posted: February 28
This last game from Bioware before they were under EA is set in a uniquely Asian wuxia martial arts inspired setting.

If you can look beyond the clunky action combat and haven't had the ending of this 10-year old game spoilt for you, it's a rather enjoying 20 hour experience.
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Ark
( 2.4 hrs on record )
Posted: February 27
This game was one of the best games to ever come out on the xbox. Now Steam has re-released it here for all our enjoyment. Oh but i'm sorry, IT DOESN'T WORK for half the people who bought it! And i know for a fact that it isn't me, Origin let people have the game free a few months ago and it ran fine...although it was on Origin...which is a sin.
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Archangell30
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: February 14
I have played Jade Empire for hundreds of hours over the last few years. I was excited to find it on Steam! Jade Empire is an amazing game that truly immerses the player in the games world. I highly recommend buying this game.
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Chiaroscurist
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: February 4
Cannot find steam error. Tried many fixes found on the internet and none worked.
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jinath715
( 33.6 hrs on record )
Posted: February 4
I purchased this game awhile back. Played through it and beat it. Came back and wanted to play it again because as an RPG game it offers a lot of diversity and ways of playing through the story with much dialog and quests.
However, the game 'failed to find steam' and will no longer run on my system. I spent hours upon hours trying to find an answer to this and eventually found a 'hot fix' in which I have to modify some of the game's files.

I should not have to do that though.
This game is 'broken' and until it gets an official patch I would recommend staying far far away from this title and possibly all Bioware titles.

The game is worth $0.00 in its current state.
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{Jon}
( 19.5 hrs on record )
Posted: February 2
One of Bioware's least appreciated games and in some ways one of the best games they have ever made.
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The Wanderer
( 42.8 hrs on record )
Posted: February 2
Jade Empire is one of the greatest RPGs ever made, and I still cannot understand why it remains one of the most underrated ones.

It's easily Bioware's best work, which is an impressive accomplishment considering the excellence of Knights Of The Old Republic. I have very fond memories of playing this on my XBOX when it was first released, and then sadly giving the game away. Regardless of this version's totally unnecessary, asinine technical issues (which are fortunately easily resolved), this game is absolutely a must play.

It's somehow gotten even better over the years. What stood out to me when I was a kid was the mythological, epic story and the combat, and it remains nothing short of awesome.The engaging, intriguing characters bring the interesting plot to life, as well as grounding the more fantastical elements and making it personal. You cannot help but become emotionally invested in the world. Rich lore, side quests, and their corresponding items make it highly addicting. At first glance, the combat may appear simplistic, but it controls smoothly and takes a while to truly master. The ability to use weapons and transform into intimidating demons is so great and never gets old. Once you become adept at switching between distinctive combat and support styles, fighting becomes an intricate and brutal dance. Multiple play throughs are a given, especially with the compelling morality system. The pretty graphics hold up surprisingly well, the soundtrack is breathtakingly beautiful, and Jade Empire will leave an impact on you that is sure to stay.

This is a game you should savour every moment of!
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MISHTUH TRUBEK
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: February 1
I have owned this steam version of Jade Empire for at least two years now and haven't been able to play it. I tried everything and the game still crashes. The internet forums aren't much help either. I do not recommend downloading the steam version.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 90 days
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
20.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 28
This last game from Bioware before they were under EA is set in a uniquely Asian wuxia martial arts inspired setting.

If you can look beyond the clunky action combat and haven't had the ending of this 10-year old game spoilt for you, it's a rather enjoying 20 hour experience.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
26.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 8
#Note: Will require some change of settings to get it to work on Win8/Win10; I got mine to work by doing the below things:
-Set all .exe files (JadeEmpire.exe, JadeEmpireLauncher.exe, JadeEmpireConfig.exe, TestApp.exe) to run by Administrator with compatability mode for Windows XP (SP3).
-Copy Steam.dll from %\Steam\ to %\Steam\steamapps\common\Jade Empire
-Create a blank file named SystemInformation.xml in %\Steam\steamapps\common\Jade Empire\data

I originally played this game on XBOX back when it was first released and have decided to give it another go. Game is just as fun as it was when I played it 10 years ago and doesn't appear to have aged too badly. Recommend if you enjoyed the mass effect series as the game runs a similar story engine. I played using a third party controller and x360ce and it has worked fine throughout.

Brief Overview:
Jade Empire is set in a feudal China like setting named Jade Empire, a large empire ruled and controlled by the Emporer Sun Hai. Your character is an orphan, orphaned by the expansion of the Jade Empire and has been adopted and trained by Master Li in the remote town of Two Rivers. The last of a line of now extinct monks, your character has a large part to play in the destiny of the world.

The game features live-action fighting combat utilizing a variety of fighting, weapon and magical styles, and a chat system featuring an allignment gain similar to that of the Mass Effect series.

Play through should last approximately 20-30 hours. Definitely a game worth a look at if it comes up on steam sale!
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 180 days
50 of 53 people (94%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
24.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 1, 2015
One of the great Bioware RPGs up there with KOTOR and Dragon Age. The biggest difference from their other games is that it takes place in the Eastern fantasy world of Jade Empire and character's fighting styles are inspired by martial arts practices and techniques. If you like Bioware RPGs and, or fantasy martial arts movies play this game.


To expand upon my previous review the game isn't as deep as Kotor may be, though simplified Jade Empire is still a great experience. The gameplay is more action based than other Bioware games, no strategic pause option, D&D rules, and such. You can use focus points to slow down time for an advantage or for certain styles. Each fighting style you gain can be leveled up and is like it's own weapon or feat. You'll most likely find yourself switching between two or three that work the best. The diologue and choices are as great as you'd expect from a Bioware game. The story is basic but leads up to a pretty good twist and the quests are great, hardly any felt like pointless fetch quests. Very enjoyable game that would make a great intro into RPGs or fans wanting more.
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18 of 20 people (90%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
23.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 27, 2015
Love this game. Love it, love it, want to marry it, love it.

The cons first: the combat can be a little dull or weird. That is literally it. And I still really liked the combat. I imagine others might not, but it's hardly a dealbreaker level of weird.

You can tell from the get go this is a Bioware game - rich characters, a massive over arching story with multiple acts, and amazing world building. The combat is different to any other I've experienced, with a massive martial arts emphasis while still being the kind of "pause and fight" type deal you get in KOTOR or Mass Effect. Every aspect is well thought out and brilliant.

I'm so disappointed there weren't more games in this series. I really recommend giving this a go and falling in love with it as I have.
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13 of 16 people (81%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
12.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 4, 2015
Bioware RPG with an amazing feature for me. NEW GAME PLUS MODE!
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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 12, 2015
TLDR: Jade Empire's Steam edition has horrible frame rate issuses that wont be fixed. The edition on Origin runs amazingly well and is FREE.

The only reason I'm putting this as a postivie review, is because more people will see it. I bought this game because I enjoyed it on my XBox, however the graphics are horrible and the frame rate is so slow that fighting is almost impossible at points in time. Moving is also horrible out of combat is worse, making the game stutter, and honestly giving me motion sickness.

The reason I'm bringing this up is because, recently I bought the Sims4 on Origin. Once I downloaded Origin itself, a notification popped up and Origin litterally gave me this edition of Jade Empire FOR FREE. It runs smooth, in and out of combat.
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46 of 83 people (55%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 13, 2015
"Failed to find steam" Any game that doesn't have a simple fix by the mods is automatically given a bad review. If i buy a game I want to be able to play it without scouring the internet trying to find a fix for it. the fact there's no fix by the developers make's me more annoyed

Even if the game is gold mine if the first gate is locked then it may as well be rubbish
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
19.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 2
One of Bioware's least appreciated games and in some ways one of the best games they have ever made.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
15.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 27, 2015
Bruce Lee Simuator 2007.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 2
I could not get it to run my pc but picked it up free on origin it is a graet game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
29.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 7
Love the game. Yes, it's broken. Doubt they will ever fix it.

But, I am able to play by clicking the icon on my desktop. Steam doesn't recognize me playing, but I'm able to play the game, and that's what's most important to me.

Obviously it would be ideal that they just fix the damn thing, but in the meantime I can just leave the launcher open so that steam thinks I'm playing while I play outside of steam. And I only bother because I kind of like to know the amount of hours I play.

Bottom line, get this game somewhere else, cause it's amazing, but can be a hassle through steam. I'm going to say I recommend it, but for the game's sake. My sister told me Origin is offering it for free. X
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
42.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 2
Jade Empire is one of the greatest RPGs ever made, and I still cannot understand why it remains one of the most underrated ones.

It's easily Bioware's best work, which is an impressive accomplishment considering the excellence of Knights Of The Old Republic. I have very fond memories of playing this on my XBOX when it was first released, and then sadly giving the game away. Regardless of this version's totally unnecessary, asinine technical issues (which are fortunately easily resolved), this game is absolutely a must play.

It's somehow gotten even better over the years. What stood out to me when I was a kid was the mythological, epic story and the combat, and it remains nothing short of awesome.The engaging, intriguing characters bring the interesting plot to life, as well as grounding the more fantastical elements and making it personal. You cannot help but become emotionally invested in the world. Rich lore, side quests, and their corresponding items make it highly addicting. At first glance, the combat may appear simplistic, but it controls smoothly and takes a while to truly master. The ability to use weapons and transform into intimidating demons is so great and never gets old. Once you become adept at switching between distinctive combat and support styles, fighting becomes an intricate and brutal dance. Multiple play throughs are a given, especially with the compelling morality system. The pretty graphics hold up surprisingly well, the soundtrack is breathtakingly beautiful, and Jade Empire will leave an impact on you that is sure to stay.

This is a game you should savour every moment of!
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5 of 9 people (56%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
17.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 27, 2015
Whenever people say that BioWare has simplified gameplay, catered to the console crowd or that BioWare can't do proper PC controls after being bought by EA, I will bring out this game specifically to highlight their ignorance in BioWare history. This game is severily underrated and deserves a sequel or a full reboot. Heck you should buy this because Master Li says so and you should not disappoint Master Li. Now with this done, where is JE2 BioWare?
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
24.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 1, 2015
a very good rpg one of the best out there
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
30.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 9, 2015
This is a borderline positive recommendation, for a number of reasons.

The story as a whole is good, but dissapointing. It is a very predictable story. You are a student to a great, but unknown master with a dark past that wants to keep you safe until the hand of destiny itself sets you on a path to restore balance in the empire. There is a twist that feels telegraphed and a bit of mystery surrounding one of the characters that gives itself away before you're even two hourse in, if you're paying attention. It is short, but in this case it's a good thing, as the story is so generic it would feel like wading through a pool of undried cement. At just about 25 hours, give or take, it paces itself rather well and is coherent, but for a game with conversation options, it's extremely linear, especially once you enter the fortress. The biggest let down is the conversations. Each conversation you are given a number of lines you can choose which amount to nothing unless it's an obvious good vs. evil type of choice. Each character you speak to reacts almost the same way and says the same things regardless of your answer, with some exceptions with the three romance options (two per gender). Also, every important character that you encounter more often than once will repeat themselves almost endlessly. In one conversation I had with the Water Dragon, she told me the same thing no less than seven times, to the detriment of my already dying brain.
The combat is, well, annoying. On one hand it's dynamic, keeping you involved in every fight, which is a good thing. On the other hand it's repetitive and even outright annoying. Your attacks have this bothersome ability of knocking back the enemy you are attacking just out of reach of your next attack, unless you pin them to the edge of the fight zone. Fast styles are almost hands down superior to any slower style because each attack interrupts your enemy (unless they are a massive enemy like the toad or elephant demons or the jade golems). The mechanics of each enemy, while interesting at first become a nuisance the further you go into the story, especially ghosts.
There is one mini game (thankfully) in the game, but I won't go into it as you can effectively skip all of it unless you want to finish a character's quest line. The other ones are useless, or next to.
The redeeming quality is the game's companion characters. For a short game they are rather one dimensional but interesting enough to last you the first half of the game after which you won't get anything more than remarks out of them, with the exception of your romance option. They will comment as you adventure and then when you all group up again will act like they were just then hearing about what was happening for the first time. However, they are colorful and fit very well within their one dimension, fleshing it out very well.

I understand that the review seems rather negative, but I rather enjoyed the game, with some glaring exceptions. Jade Empire is akin to that somewhat annoying dinner guest, who is pleasant enough company but you can't quite wait for them to leave, as much as you might wish to feel otherwise.

Overall this is a game that, in my opinion, desperately needs a sequel to redeem itself. I recommend it, but only barely. If you are looking to play an action game with a modicum of morality and interaction, this would fit quite well, but if you are looking for an actual rpg, this would not fit that bill
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647 of 806 people (80%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
9.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 27, 2013
The game itself is brilliant, unfortunately, Valve is distributing it in a broken, unplayable state for most windows Vista/7/8 users. This requires users to hack the install directory by renaming files, or to seek to resolve the problem by more convoluted and risky means.

It is of course BioWare's responsibility to fix this, but Valve is still selling it, and it's unacceptable that people feel the need to download anonymous executables off the internet in order to play a game they purchased.

If you feel like dealing with the head ache of trying to get this broken product to work, it's actually a very good game. It starts a little slow but you encounter lots of interesting characters, make lots of decisions that impact how things turn out, develop relationships with party members, get multiple endings, and can unlock a lot of cool powers. It's a very good game, it's like a pre-cursor to Mass Effect but JadeEmpireConfig.exe is broken and results in a Can't Find Steam error.

Oh the solution to the Can't Find Steam error? Simple

Make a backup of JadeEmpireLauncher.exe, create a copy of JadeEmpire.exe, and rename that copy to JadeEmpireLauncher.exe. Then run it in XP Compatibility Mode with Run as Administrator checked. For most people, this solves the problem. I'm sorry you had to look for a work around like this to make a game you spent money on playable.
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273 of 334 people (82%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 23, 2013
Steam Version == BROKEN

I cannot recommend the Steam version in its current state, simply because it's broken (i.e. "non-working") beyond belief. This seems to not only be because of a "we don't care" attitude on Bioware's part, but also on Valve/Steam parts for letting things into the Steam shop that obviously haven't been QA'd AT ALL. This basically forces users to "jumping through hoops" like resorting to running Steam as Administrator, "registry hacking", manipulating broken config game files, renaming game executables and so on, without any guarantee that the game will run in the end anyway. Most of the problems are well-known (i.e. mentioned numerous times on forums here at Steam and Bioware), but there seem to be neither official solutions nor statements nor any signs of pressure from Steam towards Bioware to fix it.

* "Can't Find Steam error" : The most blatant proof that Steam didn't QA the Steam Version. The initial setup will throw this error message at your face unless you start the STEAM CLIENT itself in Administrator Mode (!). As the game requires admin privileges, and Interprocess Communcation between game and steam (with Steam_api.dll for Overlay / DRM) requires both executables to have admin privileges. Basic programming mistake on Biowares part? Non-existing QA on Steam's part?
* Verify integrity of the game cache throws you into a loop: Got "2 files failed and will be reaquired" every time you try from the steam client? In this case: Good luck. (Steam's fault)
* Crashing Game Configuration Dialog: The game configuration laucher crashes while trying to discover your hardware? You're out of luck unless you start renaming files / editing the registry / create a valid xml config file. (Bioware's fault)
* Dead-locking game right at the beginning: You only get the initial loading screen where you only see a background image? Afaik, there is no known solution to this problem at this time. (Bioware's fault)

There are speculations that the last 2 points might be caused by the "Optimus" technology from NVidia (modern Laptops with dedicated graphics cards have 2 cards: One integrated HDxxxx Intel version inside your CPU and one dedicated NVidia / ATI card). If that were true, it would mean that most laptops with dedicated graphic hardware (from NVidia) won't run this game at all. This is only *speculation* though.

TL;DR version: DON'T BUY! Unless Valve / Steam starts putting serious pressure towards Bioware to fix the plethora of issues nothing will be done, and the version offered in the shop will remain broken.
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97 of 103 people (94%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
19.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2014
Compatability mode Windows XP. Right Click. Run as administrator. May you have less hassle than I did.
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219 of 274 people (80%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 12, 2014
I enjoyed this game when I played it on the original Xbox and grabbed this off a Steam Sale. However, this port seems to be broken. I can't launch the game and going to the forums just shows that I am in the company of hundreds of others who also can't launch the game.

The game is good, but the port is broken. Stay away or press your luck, you may be buying a broken game!
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122 of 140 people (87%) found this review helpful
82 people found this review funny
Recommended
19.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 15, 2015
if Kotor met Bruce Lee and then was best friends with The Last Airbender.
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