All parent member reviews for Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic

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Parent of a 2 and 3 year old Written byZubalove December 4, 2009

Moral and ethical dilemas, excellent game play, and a wonderful story.

This game is one of the best action RPGs of its generation. It is, without much debate, the best Star Wars game produced. I won't get into a review here as you can easily get those details from IGN. However, it is very important to stress that the innovation the game presented was to have the story changed based upon the moral choices the player makes in game. Anyone that knows Star Wars knows the force has a light side and a dark side. This game allows your character to choose what side of the force you wish to represent. The choice isn't one big decision, but, like in life, decided by all the little actions and decisions you make along the way. The opportunity for a parent to do some moral and ethical coaching over the course of the game is enormous. Quite simply the question shouldn't be whether or not to let your child play this if they wish, but if they should play it, how can you involve yourself in their experience. In many ways, it is an antithesis to Grand Theft Auto. In this game, good moral decisions come at a cost (typically material) while poor moral choices are broadly illustrated as wicked and self-serving. Unlike other games, you cannot hide from your malicious decisions.
Adult Written bydragoonlover April 9, 2008

Brilliant must buy RPG

After seeing the zero star for Resident Evil and the three star review for this game, I wonder if this place reviews not on technical merit but more on the messages a medium sends. But even without messages, this game is one of the most awesome RPGs ever created.
Adult Written byhwarming May 9, 2012

A classic RPG

Players can create their own character, and explore the worlds of the Old Republic. Having different choices and conversation options, leading towards the Light or Dark side. You recruit companions to help you with your quests. There is romance, but all it really leads to is an off screen kiss. For the most part, the Light side is very tame, but some of the Dark Side options are pretty brutal.
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Adult Written bygamerdad512 August 31, 2014

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.
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Adult Written byCSM Screen Name... April 9, 2008

Good game and can be used to teach good vs. evil themes

Very good game value with a positive good vs. evil message if properly coached. Some fighting, but no gore. Good strategy needs to be employed as well.
Adult Written byWill K September 3, 2016


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.
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Easy to play/use
Adult Written byaustinmike88 April 9, 2008