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4. Star Wars Jedi Knight I & II (2002 & 2003)

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Jedi Knight had improved graphics and gameplay, and mixed first and third-person action with amazing multiplayer modes.

The Jedi Knight titles are technically part of Kyle Katarn's story, continuing from where Dark Forces left off. However, the gameplay is so different that they merit their own entry, and Jedi Knight can be played without having played Dark Forces beforehand. The two Jedi Knight games also remain the more popular of the series, and even still have a dedicated multiplayer crowd. (Note that Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast actually came out first, then Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy, so the order is a bit confusing.)

In the two Jedi Knight games, you get to finish Kyle Katarn's story, playing as he becomes a Jedi master and takes on a new pupil in Jedi Academy. It's a great complete story across 4 games, that happens alongside the original movies and fills in some interesting gaps in what's happening outside of the crew of the Millenium Falcon.

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Multiplayer is one of the highlights of the games, with frantic fun lightsaber combat.

The Jedi Knight games are a mix of first- and third-person action, leaving behind the Doom gameplay of Dark Forces and expanding your choices for mobility, combat, and Force powers. In fact, the Jedi Knight series is still considered the best games for lightsaber combat ever, mixing dangerous speed and chaos over a variety of fighting styles. You can use a single or double lightsaber, or a lightsaber staff, while lightning and Force pushes fly around. Want to redirect a rocket using the Force? You can do that in this unique game.


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