Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic

Game review by Jeremy Gieske, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 13+

Fun game lets players explore the dark side.

Windows 2002

Parents say

age 11+

Based on 7 reviews

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 33 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 8+

...Pardon?

So this is less of a review, and more of a response. ...3 Stars? Really? Knight of the Old Republic is one of the best, most classic games out there and is far more deserving that 5 stars. It's a masterpiece to behold that can and should be enjoyed by really any age. Don't be mislead by commonsensemedia's lowly 3 stars, it's so much better than that. I highly encourage anybody looking for a great game to try this one out.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Easy to play/use
age 10+

One of the best RPGs of all time

If you let your kids watch the star wars movies, this game is a little bit worse but not too bad and one of the greatest role playing games ever, if your kids want to play it, you should but you should know this first: there is some violence but there's no blood and gore, combat is a pretty big part of the game but it's mostly about the story you create by making good or bad decisions. The violence is about as bad as the star wars movies. There is not any sexual content I remember but there was some mild language like hell and damn.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models

Game Details

  • Platform: Windows
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: LucasArts
  • Release date: August 12, 2002
  • Genre: Action/Adventure
  • ESRB rating: T
  • Last updated: November 4, 2015

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