Jedi Knight
Genre Action -> FPS
Today's Rank 3714
Date 2003-09-16
Date 2003-09-19
Publisher Activision
North America Retail Box ArtHidden in the depths of the galaxy, Star Wars legend Luke Skywalker has set up a school for promising young Jedi. When a ship of incoming students crash lands, you'd be right to suspect something wasn't right. Five minutes later, you'd be absolutely certain, as Jedi Academy throws you straight into a PC first-person action extravaganza, with much light-sabre waving to be done. After some initial training, the academy forms a base from which various missions are launched across the galaxy. There are ample opportunities to visit familiar places from the classic Star Wars galaxy and to meet some familiar faces along the way. There are numerous levels and quests, and each one requires a cocktail of action, guile and a bit of common sense--oh, and the occasional Jedi mind trick. These levels are pleasantly challenging and mighty good fun to play. You can call on a broad arsenal of weapons--with the light sabre available right from the start--and as you progress, you must build up your Force skills, which will ultimately help you out of many a sticky spot. If you can overlook the very occasional lapse in enemy AI, and just let the sky-high production values soak in, the game proves to be cracking entertainment. Arguably it doesn't move the whole formula forwards a great deal, but you get a thumpingly good game backed up with strong multi-player options. --Simon Brew

- First-person Star Wars action/adventure, with a story-based singled-player campaign and a variety of multiplayer combat modes
- Learn the ways of the Force from Master Luke Skywalker
- Customize your character by choosing species, gender, clothing, and physical attributes such as hair and facial features
- Create a custom lightsaber by choosing hilt design, blade color, and style: single, double, or dual sabers
- Unique level selection system allows players to choose their own path through the game
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