Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast
Continuing the with the successfulseries, Lucasarts has brought back Kyle Kartan as he once again fights through the remains of the Galactic Empire. Finding himself in the middle of a situation that could bring down the New Republic, Kyle will have to reclaim his Jedi heritage and walk the fine line of falling victim to the dark side. As Kyle's use of the Force improves and he fights off the new warriors created by the Remnant, a new enemy in planning his destruction as well as the New Republic's.
Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast is a first/third person shooter depending on your preference, offering a solid, well-developed story line that picks up where its predecessor left off. In addition, many other improvements have also been made including graphics that will please most fans of the series and bring in those that may not even be Star Wars fans. Other features like controls that are smooth and easy to master, and a number of weapons including a lightsaber, keeps the game fresh and enjoyable to play.
Overall, Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast is a rare game that pulls in a solid story line, great control system, and does a fantastic job using the Star Wars license. Although the game does start out on the slow side, don't give up too soon because when it starts to pick up, your biggest concern may become getting to bed at a decent time. If you're in between games or waiting for the fall onslaught of games to the market, Jedi Outcast may fill the void in addition to being money well spent even for those historically not interested in shooter games.