Kid reviews for Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2: The Sith Lords

Common Sense says

Choose to be a good or evil Jedi knight.
Based on our expert review

Parents say

age 11+
Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 12+
Based on 12 reviews
Teen, 13 years old Written byclyde1888 August 6, 2011

Canon

For the canon ending be a girl and for the first for a canon ending be a boy
Teen, 14 years old Written byTyphlosionBlaze1 September 12, 2012

Great game, but parents cautioned

Great RPG, but not for younger children. The game is much darker than its predecessor, and has some potentially disturbing imagery, but is just as enjoyable as the first one. The game is easy to understand, as it provides a comprehensive tutorial on gameplay that is optional for people who already know how to play. Like many other reviewers have said, the game was heavily cut before release but what was released is a great game. If you want to get the complete story of the game, get the PC version and find mods that will restore the cut content. If you just want to enjoy the game, the console versions will do just fine. Unfortunately, the Xbox version contains sound glitches when played on the 360, so an original Xbox is recommended.

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Violence & scariness
Language
Kid, 11 years old January 21, 2011

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Violence & scariness
Positive Messages
Positive role models
Teen, 17 years old Written byjargamer December 13, 2017

An exploration of multifaceted morals can help teach children that there are occasions where both sides can have a valid point

At the age of 9, I played Knights of the Old Republic 2, and it has defined my standards for RPGs for the past 8 years. This game presents a conflict where both sides are fundamentally flawed (at least, according to the mentor character), and thus, is a good way to teach nuance to children. Those who are familiar with Star Wars know that the Jedi are good and the Sith are evil, but in this game, there are multiple sides, all flawed, and multiple factions within each side. At the beginning of the game, your character is being pursued by Sith assassins who aim to wipe out who they believe is the last Jedi, despite being exiled. Later in the game, but still in the first main section, you meet the first real Jedi, Atris. Atris has good intentions, but is quick to blame those she already dislikes for everything that happens. Over the course of the game, you find different conflicts. The first major conflict is between Czerka Corporation (a ruthless but extremely effective interplanetary corporation that will do whatever it takes to make money, including sending mercenaries to attack their rivals) and the Ithorians (a peaceful, idealist alien species that, while using good methods, are not particularly effective), who are both competing to restore a planet that was bombed by the Sith. The next few conflicts can be done in any order. One is between a criminal enterprise, a group of displaced veterans, and a group of refugees trapped between the two. This is not a particularly complex moral dilemma, and it has an obvious right choice, which is to help the refugees. The next is possibly the best moral dilemma in the game. On the planet Onderon, there are two factions who both want control of the government. The monarchy is seemingly the right choice, but there is growing public support for a possible coup d'etat led by General Vaklu. No matter what you do, a civil war will break out. On one side is the monarchy, aided by the Jedi. The monarchy want Onderon to stay in the Republic. On the other side is the military coup, aided by the Sith. They want Onderon to leave the Republic. However, the monarchy is losing support, and the citizens, who don't care about the religious politics of the Jedi and Sith, want Vaklu. The primary option here is between popular support for a leader who could cause instability, or a leader with very little support who will keep the status quo intact and preserve stability. There are other major conflicts in the game, but those are best left unspoiled. Overall, I recommend this game to parents who want to teach their children about moral nuance, but I highly advise playing it with your child to prevent them from taking the wrong message from it, because the mentor character is initially portrayed as the classic old and wise character, which could mislead a child into believing that she is completely honest. I would also advise discussion about trust, and about what choice is really right in any situation, if there is a right choice at all.

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Positive Messages
Teen, 13 years old Written byDecalis April 9, 2008

Good Game

Firstly, I'm a little surprised that nobody noticed that the game engine uses almost *exactly* the same base rules as Dungeons and Dragons. In any case, while there's violence, it's not particularly gory or traumatic, and there are maybe one or two sideways sex references in a futuristic sci-fi kind of manner. A good game, all in all
Teen, 14 years old Written byNormal26 March 29, 2018

BEST story/game I haved ever played

All I have to say is that kotor1 and kotor2 will forever be my favorite games
Teen, 14 years old Written bydrewsy1 January 23, 2010

awesome game

This game is INCREDIBLE! While I am dismayed at some of the cut content (extra levels and features; WHY CAN'T WE GET A FINISHED PRODUCT, LUCASARTS?) the gameplay is better than the first. However, as a note to concerned parents: if a child is playing through as a male character and has the option of practicing 'Echani Dueling' in the cargo hold of the Ebon Hawk with the Handmaiden, you may want to step in. Both characters (Male character and female Handmaiden) are automatically stripped down to underwear, which, in Handmaiden's case, is a two-piece. Be wary if younger kids are playing it. Also, watch out for particularly nasty mods (such as nudity and revealing clothing mods) on the PC version. There can be some seriously immature modders out there who would love to see all in-game females naked, so be careful if your child downloads mods. Moral dilemmas can be interesting tests of your child's mindset, as well. Check their light or dark side alignment once and a while, or watch them play. Don't automatically get mad if they're dark side, just be careful if they start exhibiting...unruly behaviors. btw, why are you guys rating this 'on for age 2'? it's definitely good for tweens and up, not anything below that.

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Violence & scariness
Teen, 16 years old Written byAkneo April 9, 2008
Teen, 15 years old Written byBookMaster77 April 6, 2019

Fantastic Sequel

Fans of the original KOTOR game can rejoice because the sequel is just as good, if not better. With an upgraded graphics system, a revised combat system and an interesting plot, KOTOR 2 is a must play. There is a moderate level of violence, but nothing over the top. 12+.

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Kid, 12 years old March 1, 2011

KotOR

KotOR is a great game that is a lot of. There are lightsaber battles and blaster battles but nothing to violent, while you can choose between light or dark side it is for fun if you are 13+ you should be able to handle it. If you are a parent and your child is under this age maybe you could just moniter it and see if you think your child is mature enough to play it.

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Violence & scariness
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Teen, 16 years old Written bySupergenius April 9, 2008
Teen, 15 years old Written byadc81791 April 9, 2008

Great game, but dissapointing in ways.

I love this game, but it has been massacred. The developers were rushed in this games creation, so they cut a LOT of stuff out. (An entire planet and many other things were cut from the game.) Since it was rushed, the makers didn't have time to fix all the bugs and glitches. The consenquenses being that many side quests may not be completed and your game may crash from time to time.(It is NOT a dirty disc, do NOT clean it unless you're sure its dirty). Save very often and in different slots. (TRUST ME, DIFFERENT SLOTS FOR EACH PLANET). Despite all the flaws, the game is still great and the story (which had so much potential) is amazing. If you loved the first, play this but don't expect much of an ending.