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Star Wars: Jedi Knight - Dark Forces II (1997)

You play as Kyle Katarn, a mercenary whose skills progress into becoming a Jedi knight, to stop a team of dark Jedis from taking the valley of the Jedi's power.



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Cast overview:
Jason Court ...
Angela Harry ...
Rafer Weigel ...
Morgan Hunter ...
Denny Delk ...
8t88 / Pic (voice)
Daniel Bloom ...
Dylan Haggerty ...
Computer / Rodian (voice)


You play as Kyle Katarn, a mercenary whose skills progress into becoming a Jedi knight, to stop a team of dark Jedis from taking the valley of the Jedi's power.

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At key points in this game the player was asked to make a series of choices that would determine if his character gradually becomes a Jedi Knight or a Sith. See more »


After the player confronts Gorc and Pic, the droid 8t88 is standing in a different position with the right arm removed (shot off by Katarn early on, but was shown that it had been replaced). See more »


[Sariss was about to kill the incapacitated Kyle Katarn. Yun however quickly put his lightsaber in the way of the blow, resulting in Sariss slashing through his body. Yun drops on his knees]
Sariss: [suprised and almost regretful] ... Why?
Yun: [breathing heavily] He is a Jedi. He deserves a battle.
[falls over dead]
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"Gorc - As Himself'". Gorc is an entirely computer generated character and doesn't speak. See more »


Followed by Star Wars: Jedi Knight - Mysteries of the Sith (1998) See more »

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Best Game of it's time
30 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

For 1997, the graphics are great, never did I think once about them having awful graphics as a kid. After playing games like Knights of the Old Republic, I realize that it isn't the best, but the story line is great.

The use of blue screen was wonderful, the acting was good and you couldn't wait to get through a level to be rewarded with a short movie to add to the story each time you finished.

Challenging but fun, Dark Forces II has a great plot.

Taking place several years after the events in Return of the Jedi, it begins as Kyle looks for new information of his father's death from a droid named 8t88 ('88' for short). Kyle is informed by 88 that his father was killed by a Dark Jedi named Jerec. 88 tries to kill Kyle but he escapes from a gun to the head and chases 88 for a stolen data disk meant only for Kyle from his father. Afterwards, he recovers a lightsaber from his father's workshop, compelling him on a journey to confront his father's murderers and to discover his own latent Force abilities. While on this journey, Kyle learns that seven Dark Jedi (Yun, Pic, Gorc, Boc, Maw, Sariss, and Jerec, the leader), his father's killers, are intent on finding the Valley of the Jedi, a focal point for Jedi power in the universe.

Kyle starts the game with no knowledge of the Force. As the player progresses through the game, Kyle gains Jedi abilities, known as "Force Powers". These powers fall in three general categories: Neutral, Light, and Dark. The game awards one "Force point" upon the completion of each level, and an additional point if the player finds all of the secret areas. These skill points can be allocated towards any Force power, boosting that power's effects.

Jedi Knight is noted for the ethical decisions integrated into the game play. Kyle is a neutral character for most of the game, neither fully Light nor Dark. Actions against unarmed civilians throughout the game, as well as what Force powers a player chooses throughout the game, will sway Kyle towards the Light or the Dark sides. Eventually, the character Kyle must choose between Light and Dark; how he chooses depends on the player's actions throughout the game. A "Force meter" displays Kyle's progress towards either side during breaks in the action.

The game is incredible, wonderful plot and character development. Jason Court really brings Kyle to life, showing his instability and how he isn't always sure, but keeps him cool and collected, making Kyle a memorable character and bringing the whole game together with his acting.

All in all, this game is very good, I'm surprised after 8 years of playing this game, I can still find entertainment and enjoyment from it. With a wonderful ending that really brings it all home, what isn't to like about it?

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