Five years after the events from the award winning Star Wars® Knights of the Old Republic™, the Sith Lords have hunted the Jedi to the edge of extinction and are on the verge of crushing the Old Republic. As this Jedi, you will be faced with the galaxy’s most dire decision: Follow the light side or succumb to the dark…Read full description
”The epic struggles of the universe are told in a cinematic, moving style. The interpersonal conflicts are brought out through rich dialogue and well thought-out storytelling." - Worth Playing
”The quality of the characters, story and writing is the biggest draw as far as I was concerned and is certainly the game's greatest strength. The characters are full of quirks, idiosyncrasies and flaws, making them seem like realistic individuals rather than the tool of a games designer." - Play.tm
It is not the destination that matters. It is the journey.
Five years after the events from the award winning Star Wars® Knights of the Old Republic™, the Sith Lords have hunted the Jedi to the edge of extinction and are on the verge of crushing the Old Republic. With the Jedi Order in ruin, the Republic’s only hope is a lone Jedi struggling to reconnect with the Force. As this Jedi, you will be faced with the galaxy’s most dire decision: Follow the light side or succumb to the dark…
Follow up to the acclaimed and original Star Wars® Knights of the Old Republic™.
Choose from three different classes of Jedi, each with access to specific Jedi abilities.
Up to 10 characters in your party, each with their own story and agenda.
Choose the light or the dark side of the Force as you progress through the story.
The choices you make will affect your character, those in your party and those who may join you in your quest.
New Features with this release:
Widescreen/Native resolution support
Retina and up to 5K resolution support
Achievements have been added!
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KotOR 1 was a great game, but KotOR 2 is legendary. Sure, it was incomplete and content was cut. However, the spirit and substance of this game is so much grander than its predecessor ever was. Everything we knew of Star Wars and the Force is turned upside down with this game. This is the first time we know the Force isn't so black and white. The Light Side and the Dark Side aren't so clearly defined. The difference between good and evil is blurred. Everybody is a victim. Everybody has a reason. Nobody leaves this experience unscathed. Besides having the greatest antagonist Star Wars has ever known and some of the greatest Sith Lords ever made, the gameplay is completely evolved and improved from the first game. Everything is better, and for the first time you really feel strong and powerful with the Force. There is even a master/apprentice system and you can teach your companions the way of the Force, whether Light or Dark. My only wish is that Obsidian would have done a KotOR 3, because this game was so amazing. Either way, this RPG has it an and then some. If you love BioWare games and love Star Wars, there is no reason for you not to play this iconic game.
Admit it: the RPG genre had a formula. Start weak. Grow strong. Grow godly strong for some reason, as if it made sense. Did the world-building and story-telling always back up this formula? In my opinion, no. But then there's Star Wars, and its conveniently mysterious "force." What an opportunity for an RPG! The first KOTOR was a standard RPG with a classic plot twist. It was a phenomenal game in the traditional sense. KOTOR II takes the RPG formula and turns it into an ethical dilemma on its own. The majority of the game dances around this theme. It paints no one who grows in power as much of a hero, but exposes them as a threat. Personally, I applaud this direction, despite the game's tone overall suffering from a depressing feeling. Be warned, KOTOR II isn't much of a happy game. It's a mature, thought-provoking game. It's a rare game that tells the real story of its own mechanics. You're getting stronger. But at what cost?
KOTOR 2 does almost everything better than the first KOTOR. Unfortunately, some bland characters keep it from being a better game (I'm looking at you Disciple, GOTO, etc). Plus this game doesn't have the first game's twist that shocked everyone. But KOTOR 2 is still an amazing game. It was rushed to release and is a little buggy as a result. Make sure to get the Total Conversion mod on the Steam that repairs some of that while adding some cut content that wasn't in the original release. If you have played KOTOR 1, then definitely play this. If you haven't played KOTOR 1, then play that and then play this. You won't be disappointed... until you find out there is no KOTOR 3.
The first Knights of the Old Republic had everything that you could expect from a Star Wars RPG. You became a Jedi, you got you a cool ship, you had an astromech droid, an wookie, you fought lightsaber duels, saved the galaxy from the dark side (or dominated it), and discovered the truth about your past. The sequel could have been more of the same and it would have been great, but instead it went were Star Wars had never been before. Under the helm of Obsidian, the duality of light and dark side is seen from a new perspective, adding an usually absent depth to the Star Wars universe. Not only that, but it enmeshes its narrative with usual RPG tropes, justifying certain elements such as XP in ways that belong to the narrative. The game had a lot of content cut, that was clearly visible since its launch, but now with restoration mod is a great time to play this classic.
As another reviewer said, the developers rushed this game so it ended up a bit incomplete in parts and buggier than the original. But if you enjoyed the original this should still provide many more hours of fun. A lot of the locations are more desolate than I would like as in the original most locations were full of people you could interact with, but in places that do have other friendly characters it is a great game. Also, combat is more involved with different fighting stances. You will probably end up using one fighting stance most of the time, but it is still a nice feature to liven up combat once you get a lightsaber.
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