When it comes to Star Wars games, few are remembered as dearly as the two single-player Knights of the Old Republic games. The fallen or redeemed Jedi Revan essentially defined the early 2000s era of Star Wars games, and his popularity hasn’t been replicated since. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2 – The Sith Lords almost reached this same height, though, as it carried the torch of the first game.
It’s no surprise that after the original Knights of the Old Republic was ported to the Switch, KOTOR 2 would follow. This Obsidian Entertainment title has been ported by Aspyr, the company responsible for the original KOTOR Switch port, the Jedi Knight 2: Jedi Outcast port, and the in-development Knights of the Old Republic Remake.
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Everything fans loved about the original is present in this Switch port, and when it works, it’s a good example of how a Switch port should be. Knights of the Old Republic 2 players take on the role of the Jedi Exile, as they explore the galaxy, gather new companions, restore their connection to the Force, and come face to face with the Sith Lords hunting them. The story was stellar in the original release, so it’s obviously just as great here.
Players will complete side quests, have conversations with their KOTOR 2 companions, and engage in turn-based combat. Truly, the gameplay of KOTOR 2 is where this Switch port shines the most. Whether it’s cycling through abilities like Flurry and Power Attack, swapping Force abilities like Push or Force Lightning, deploying shields, changing targets, and so on, it all feels really smooth on the Switch. The age of this 2004 title doesn’t really show, and it seems like a game designed specifically for the Switch.
In both handheld and docked mode, the quality of the game’s graphics does not suffer. Everything loads in well and is clear on every Star Wars…