Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast (MAC)
Third party DRM: SteamThis game requires a free Steam account to play.
In the tradition of the highly acclaimed Star Wars: Jedi Knight series, Star Wars: Jedi Knight 2, Jedi Outcast features rebel agent Kyle Katarn in exhilarating first-person action. Several years have passed since Kyle avenged his father's death and saved the Valley of the Jedi from Jerec and his band of Dark Jedi. Allowing his Force powers to languish for fear of falling to the dark side, Kyle entrusted his lightsaber to Luke Skywalker, vowing never to use it again. But when a new and menacing threat to the galaxy emerges, Kyle knows he must reclaim his past in order to save his future.
Explore breathtaking Star Wars locales such as Cloud City, the Jedi Academy on Yavin 4, Nar Shaddaa, and the smugglers' moon. Multiplayer options include deathmatch, saber-only deathmatch, and team capture the flag.
Expanded and enhanced use of the lightsaber features a slew of attack and defense moves
Tap into the powers of the Force including Jump, Push, Jedi Mind Tricks and more
Employ combat or stealth, depending on the situation. When a fight is necessary, be at the ready with an arsenal of weapons: stun baton, Bryar blast pistol and blaster rifle to name but a few
Two multiplayer modes: Jedi training and team-based play
Just One of the Games in the Legendary Jedi Knight SeriesNShep53 | May 7, 2015 | See all NShep53's reviews »
Oh Kyle Katarn, I'm so sorry you aren't canon anymore. It is a shame really, but it doesn't mean this game isn't still fun. Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast is a great game that continues the story from Dark Forces II. You play as Kyle Katarn, a mercenary turned Jedi and now at the start of this game, back as being just a mercenary with no Jedi powers. You see, Katarn almost fell to the dark side and has now given up his powers to make sure that can never happen again. At the start of this game, Kyle Katarn and his romantically linked partner, Jan Ors, discover Imperial Remnants on a distant planet and from there, uncover a plot that requires Kyle to pick up the force once again. Personally, it is a great story, with cameos from awesome Star Wars characters like Lando Calrissian and Luke Skywalker. The gameplay is pretty similar to Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II, just in a better engine. The beginning levels remind you of Dark Forces I because it is all gunplay, but things start to really pick up when you *spoiler* get your force powers back. They are so well done and awesome to use. The lightsaber also is (duh) the best weapon in the game. If you liked the earlier games in the series, then this is a must have. Overall, Jedi Outcast is my second least favorite in the series (Dark Forces I earns that in my opinion), but that being said, I still would give it a 90/100. That just shows how great this game is and how amazing the series is in general.
The BestObsessor | May 6, 2015 | See all Obsessor's reviews »
In Jedi Knight franchise. I outright give the game 100/100. Even tried to push the slider farther, but it won't let me. The Force isn't strong enough with me, I suppose. Jedi Outcast has the best plot among all of the Jedi Knight titles, and is on par with Jedi Academy when it comes to technical aspects. It works well even today. You fight with a lightsaber, use Force powers in some iconic settings known to everyone from Star Wars movies. Kyle Katarn is a kind of non-hero character you'll instantly like. He doesn't have delusions of grandeur, he didn't ask for what he's in. But he does what needs to be done. And often comments it in witty, and humorous way. Oh, and remember - never trust a bartender with bad grammar.
Return of KatarnKingTed | Feb. 6, 2015 | See all KingTed's reviews »
Taking place after the original trilogy, Jedi Outcast is a First Person Shooter where the player controls Kyle Katarn a member of the rebel forces and one of Luke Skywalker's allies. With good graphics and decent controls, Jedi Outcast is a fun game. Using a lightsaber or the Force powers is really satisfying! The graphics are still nice. It's a pleasure to visit familiar places from the movies. Also, the game was first released in a time where FPS has proper level-design so it got its share of exploration phases.
THE Jedi Knightvipe_1 | Dec. 5, 2014 | See all vipe_1's reviews »
Kyle Katarn's second foray in the video game world is a true classic, and Quake III based masterpiece unlike many games out today. Jedi Outcast follows Kyle and his "sidekick" Mara Jade, as they work for the Rebels to impede the Empire. Along the way, Kyle gets embroiled in the force and encounters with the Sith once again. Graphics are dated, but still hold up well today. Combat, especially lightsaber combat, is fun and offers a lot of variety. Force powers are also very cool and effects are great. Controls are tight, and the game runs very well. Several Star Wars favorites will also appear in this game, and the multiplayer play is very fun as well.
Arguably the best Star Wars game ever madeGmen | July 1, 2014 | See all Gmen's reviews »
For all intents and purposes, this is Dark Forces III, and continues the story of Kyle Katarn, the central character from the previous two games (three, if you count the expansion to Dark Forces II – Mysteries of the Sith). The game uses the Quake III Team Arena engine, and it looks pretty smooth to this day. The one thing I always liked about it is that it doesn’t look like just a mere mod for Quake III, like say Return to Castle Wolfenstein always did. It might be a bit dated as far as looks go, but honestly for a game that is over ten years old, it’s really not too bad. You have all the usual sound effects one would expect from a Star Wars title – the high pitched noise of the blasters, and the ominous “zoom” of the lightsaber. Very good use of sound, especially when one factors in that some voice actors from the original trilogy even lent their voices to the characters in the game. The score is also particularly memorable in my opinion. You can choose between first and third person mode when handling the weapons the game has on offer, although to be honest lightsaber combat and force powers are much more impressive in third person -- especially when one views the slow motion fatalities in lightsaber battles. There is nothing more fun than taking force powers and using them on the fairly intelligent and capable AI, and the lightsaber battles are legendary and what one would expect of a licenced game based in the Star Wars Extended Universe. Once one tires of the singleplayer campaign, they are in for endless fun by engaging in a variety of multiplayer modes. If you have no friends, never fear, because the game can be played with bots too, ala Quake III Arena. All in all, this is very probably the best game based on Star Wars I have ever played, and very likely the best Raven-developed game ever. This game comes from a studio known for producing mediocre titles, and this was always quite surprising to me. Certainly their Magnum Opus. In short, if you're a Star Wars fan, get this game. If you're not a Star Wars fan, get this game anyway.