Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast PC Game Review – The Force is strong with this one!
Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast, often abbreviated JK2 or JO, is a first/third-person action game developed by Raven Software and published by LucasArts and Activision. The PC version was released in March 2002 and the Mac OS X, Xbox and GameCube versions in November 2002. Powered by the Quake III: Team Arena game engine, the game primarily revolves around ranged and melee combat, with the player capable of wielding classic Star Wars weapons such as blasters, lightsabers and Force powers.
The game features both single-player and multiplayer modes. The story-driven single-player campaign is set in the Star Wars Expanded Universe two years after the events of Mysteries of the Sith, Jedi Outcast’s predecessor. The plot follows protagonist Kyle Katarn as he fights against the Dark Jedi Desann and his followers.The game was critically well-received on all platforms, with scores between 75 and 89/100 according to Metacritic’s composite averages.
In 2003, a sequel titled Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy was released for the Xbox, Mac OS and PC. In 2006, the PC version was re-released with four other Star Wars games in a pack entitled Star Wars: The Best of PC. On September 16, 2009, the game was re-released with the other Jedi Knight games (Star Wars: Dark Forces, Star Wars Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II, Mysteries of the Sith and Jedi Academy) onto Steam and Direct2Drive.
Following Disney’s decision to close LucasArts on April 3, 2013, the developers at Raven Software released the source code for the game on Sourceforge under GNU GPLv2 licensing. Shortly after this release, the source was removed because it had been found to contain proprietary libraries specific to the Xbox and Bink Video.
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