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  • Summary: The next chapter of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic begins with a new storyline, force powers, characters, classes, and locations. Approximately five years after the events of the original Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, the Jedi, nearly brought to an end by the Sith, are onThe next chapter of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic begins with a new storyline, force powers, characters, classes, and locations. Approximately five years after the events of the original Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, the Jedi, nearly brought to an end by the Sith, are on the brink of extinction. As the last of the Jedi, you must master more than 30 new Force powers while battling your way through seven different worlds. This time, you can split your party to use several characters from your team for concurrent side quests. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. Digital Chumps
    Jun 28, 2022
    90
    Knights of the Old Republic is a remake of a classic done right. Despite some issues with clunky gameplay and visuals, the story is entertaining, and the gameplay is engaging. The missions encourage the players to explore every inch of the mining station. Overall, it’s an enjoyable experience with an immersive story.
  2. God is a Geek
    Jun 8, 2022
    90
    Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords is a fantastic RPG, and is simply a joy to play on the Switch.
  3. But Why Tho?
    Jun 8, 2022
    85
    Knights of the Old Republic II for the Nintendo Switch is a fantastic time. Aspyr does a great job, just as they did with the KOTOR port in 2021, and the experience of the story far outweighs the inconvenience that stems from the glitches.
  4. Hardcore Gamer
    Jun 8, 2022
    80
    Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords had a tough act to follow, but does an admirable job of creating the next chapter in the Old Republic. As a sequel it fails to surpass the high standard set by the original, but it’s still a great game and a must play for Star Wars fans. The story is one of the stronger ones in the Star Wars universe and the ability to mold it through player choices is the main attraction in KOTOR II. The dated mechanics and graphics benefit a lot from nostalgia goggles, but it holds up well enough where newcomers can still enjoy it and find it a worthwhile adventure.
  5. GameSkinny
    Jun 9, 2022
    80
    Knights of the Old Republic II has withstood the test of time to still be one of the best examples of the RPG genre, even 20 years later.
  6. Nintendo Life
    Jun 8, 2022
    70
    Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II does a solid job of building on the foundation of its predecessor, capitalizing on engaging combat, player-driven storytelling, and deep character-building systems to make for a satisfying and very replayable RPG. The downsides of this Switch port are that it’s rather buggy in its launch state and the game is often content to simply repeat the ideas that made its predecessor successful without adding to them in any notable way. We've got hopes that post-launch improvements will come alongside the upcoming (and free) Sith Lord Restored Content DLC — a very welcome addition that will really complete this package. Despite its faults, we’d still give KOTOR II a strong recommendation, though we’d suggest you play the original game first and then move on to this one if you still want more.
  7. Game Rant
    Jun 16, 2022
    50
    Knights of the Old Republic 2 is a great and beloved game, and its gameplay, mechanics, and systems all translate well to the Switch. It’s great when it works, but the frustrating problem is getting it to work.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 10
  2. Negative: 5 out of 10
  1. Jun 9, 2022
    10
    To put it simply, this is the greatest story ever told in the Star Wars universe. Also it has the best written character in Star Wars history.To put it simply, this is the greatest story ever told in the Star Wars universe. Also it has the best written character in Star Wars history. While the gameplay might not hold up to modern standards, the dialogue, atmosphere, and storytelling are beyond anything we see nowadays. Do yourself a favor and play this on a device that has access to the Restored Content mod.

    Every time I replay this game I learn something new, and I've played through the game at least 30 times now. Hands down my favorite game of all time
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  2. Jun 12, 2022
    9
    Best story ever. Not a perfect port from pc but still a solid game. Worth a shot.
  3. Jun 22, 2022
    8
    The best Star Wars game/story and it's disappointing that this is a poorly done port. Luckily the cut content will be added.
  4. Jun 13, 2022
    1
    Was a good game until I got stuck with constant crashes on Onderon. 50 hours down the drain I guess. Broken port. Crashes regularly aboutWas a good game until I got stuck with constant crashes on Onderon. 50 hours down the drain I guess. Broken port. Crashes regularly about every 6-8 hours on a loading screen. Some dialog randomly skips ahead or has no volume. Sometimes the action button will be on attack, but pressing A will make you unequip your weapon mid combat. How did anyone finish this version? Clearly rushed and unpolished like most games today. Expand
  5. Jun 12, 2022
    0
    Game shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  6. Jun 23, 2022
    0
    Game currently crashes about half way through. Developers knew and released anyway. Good reviews sadly must not have gotten far enough. Unplayable.
  7. Jun 21, 2022
    0
    I registered just to say please read articles about this game before purchasing it. It is currently unbeatable with no ETA from the developerI registered just to say please read articles about this game before purchasing it. It is currently unbeatable with no ETA from the developer of a fix. Releasing a game in this status is unacceptable. It should have been caught in QA and should be taken off the store until it is fixed. Expand

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