Star Wars Jedi Knight: Dark Forces 2

FeatureJedi Knight 2: Jedi Outcast retrospective

An elegant game for a more civilised age.

2002 was a bad time to be a Star Wars fan. Three years earlier The Phantom Menace had delivered a crippling body-blow to the franchise's credibility, and despite assurances of a more coherent story and less Jar-Jar Binks, the upcoming Attack of the Clones was winding up for the knockout. Meanwhile, the interceding years had seen a slew of prequel-based games that proved to be even more mediocre than the films. Put it this way, the best Star Wars game released at the time was Galactic Battlegrounds - which was essentially Age of Empires 2 wearing a Jedi robe.