Star Wars Jedi: Survivor
|a game by||Respawn Entertainment LLC|
|Editor Rating:||9/10, based on 1 review|
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|See also:||Action Adventure Games, All Star Wars Games, Metroidvania Games, Sci-Fi RPG, Space Games, Dark Souls-like Games, Parkour Games|
Continuing EA's legacy of modern Star Wars games, Star Wars Jedi: Survivor delivers some of the same tried-and-true blend of combat and narrative intensity that made its predecessor a modern classic. Better visuals, more enemy variety, and the same quality plot are some of the things we'll see in this new Force-powered adventure.
Cal Kestis is back for another round of action in the world of Star Wars. This time, players will be introduced to some new faces and reunite with some old partners. While the game certainly aims for a more mature presentation overall, fans of the previous game can rest easy in that it still delivers some of the same high-quality thrills.
Expanding the Legacy
It's clear that Respawn Entertainment wants to turn the Jedi series into a franchise that's worthy of the old-school Star Wars name. Considering the success of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, it was only a matter of time before a sequel would get announced. Now, we know where Cal is going next.
The plot begins five years after the events of Fallen Order. Cal is still on the run from the Empire, as they continue their mission of eradicating every single remainder of the Jedi Order.
Now, an older – and hopefully wiser – Cal must fight his way to survive in the Galaxy, where he'll meet some new foes and forge enduring alliances in the same style as the previous game.
One thing that made Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order so beloved among even non-fans of the Star Wars franchise was its solid approach to combat.
While the game has its fair share of exploration segments, every encounter is slow and methodical, with every minute action being instrumental for the overall experience. In short, it was as if Star Wars had suddenly turned into Dark Souls.
It isn't that surprising, though: the game came out at a time when Dark Souls and Elden Ring clones were in high demand – and they still are. This might explain why Star Wars: Jedi Survivor kept the combat intact, for the most part.
Some things, like Cal's Force powers and lightsaber prowess, have been slightly revised for this new entry. It makes sense that an older, more experienced Cal would be a better warrior than he was five years ago, doesn't it?
Even by today's standards, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order was a pretty game. Now, with the full power of current-gen systems at their disposal, the teams at EA and Respawn have set out to deliver one of the most visually outstanding Star Wars titles ever made.
Character models and environments have received a total overhaul. Cal not only looks more mature than before: his model has received a shiny coat of next-gen paint that makes the cutscenes look even better than ever before.
Even though the characters and the overall game look better, there are still some issues that remain from the last game. Some minor animations are still a bit buggy, and the exploration could have received some more love from the developers. Still, this is the ultimate Jedi game out there, and Star Wars fans will certainly fall in love all over again with Cal's story.
Star Wars Jedi: Survivor continues the legacy of a modern classic with all the bells and whistles it deserves.
- Impressive visuals
- Outstanding narrative and plot
- Combat feels much better than in the previous entry
- Some minor animation glitches
- Exploration can feel a bit lacking at times
Download Star Wars Jedi: Survivor
- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP