Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy

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Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy
"You're not "serving under me." I'm gonna teach you, and you're gonna learn. That's it. " - Kyle Katarn.
Protagonist: Jaden Korr
Genre: First-person shooter
Platforms: Windows
Nintendo Switch (Remaster)
PlayStation 4 (Remaster)
Release Date: NA: September 17, 2003
Remaster: March 26, 2020
Developer: Raven Software
Vicarious Visions (Xbox)
Aspyr (Remaster)
Publisher: LucasArts
Aspyr (Remaster)
Franchise: Dark Forces
Previous Game: Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast

Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy is a first-person shooter video game developed by Raven Software and published by LucasArts. It was released in 2003 for Microsoft Windows, GameCube, and Xbox.  


Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy follows Jedi student, Jaden Korr, who is being trained in the ways of the force by Kyle Katarn. After learning the basics, Jaden begins doing missions to help the Academy defeat the sith lord Tavion, who is trying to resurrect an ancient sith lord.

Why It Rocks.

  1. Decent plot.
  2. Interesting characters.
  3. Character creation system that allows you to customize Jaden.
  4. Characters like Kyle Katarn and Luke Skywalker return despite only being side characters this time.
  5. Great in-game cutscenes just like the previous game.
  6. As with all the games, Academy has large arsenal of weapons with returning guns from DFII like the concussion rifle.
  7. Excellent graphics.
  8. Extremely fun and polished fps gameplay.
  9. Saber combat is just as awesome as it was in the the previous game, and arguably even more polished.
  10. New force powers like Rage and Drain.
  11. Lots of enemy variety including new types of imperials, gangsters, and Dark Jedi.
  12. Challenging, but fair gameplay.
  13. Varied and interesting environments, even more so than the previous games.
  14. Force powers funner than ever to use.
  15. Superb boss fights that are both challenging and fun.
  16. Lots of secret areas in levels that encourage exploration.
  17. Skill point system from Dark Forces II makes a return, encouraging multiple play through with different play styles.
  18. Darkside and Lightside morality return in the form of a choice towards the end that dramatically affects the last two levels.
  19. Two different endings.
  20. Customizable weapon loadouts
  21. Some levels return to locations from the films such as Hoth and Mos Eisly
  22. Players can choose between a single saber, a double-bladed saber, and wielding two sabers. All of these play differently.

Bad Qualities

  1. The plot is a step down from the previous games and it has been criticized by some.
  2. Many players find the character Rosh annoying.
  3. Some annoying enemy types, like the shielded droids that appear on one level.
  4. Higher difficulty levels are sometimes cheap rather than challenging.