Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (2003)

Who hasn’t dreamt of a role playing game taking place in the Star Wars universe? We had the first person shooter, the lightsaber duels and the space dogfights games but still no proper way to fully immerse ourselves in the Star Wars universe, that is until Edmonton developer BioWare took it upon themselves to create a such a game. Who better than this Canadian powerhouse to do exactly that as they have created two critically acclaimed role playing games before with Baldur’s Gate and its sequel?

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic takes place approximately 4,000 years before the rise of the evil Galactic Empire. A Sith Lord known as Darth Malak just released his Sith Army against the Republic. We control a young Jedi whose mission is to find Malak and stop him… or join him. The beauty of this title is the freedom we have as we can either stay in the light or go to the dark side acquiring powers specific to each side. Whatever your choices, the adventure will have you travel all across the galaxy far, far away and visit familiar places such as Luke Skywalker’s home planet of Tatooine or even Wookiee’s planet, Kashyyyk.

Review by Antoine Clerc-Renaud

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Developed by Bioware
Edmonton, Alberta