Knights of the Old Republic

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic tells the story of the Star Wars universe long before the Skywalker family altered the fate of the galaxy. The player assumes control of Revan, an amnesiac Force user who finds themselves thrown into the center of the ancient struggle between the Jedi and the Sith. An open-world RPG that allows the player to explore a galaxy of planets, KOTOR puts an emphasis on player choice: Revan must decide whether to save the galaxy, or conquer it.

Star Wars KOTOR game poster
Star Wars
June 15, 2003
BioWare, Obsidian Entertainment, Saber Interactive
Lucasarts, Disney Interactive, Sony Interactive Entertainment
How Long To Beat:
29 Hours
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A new Star Wars Vintage Collection action figure brings KOTOR's Darth Revan to life - as part of the game's 20th anniversary celebrations!

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One KOTOR Planet Is Perfect For Making A Return In Star Wars Outlaws

There are tons of planets in the galaxy for Star Wars Outlaws to visit, but one, in particular, is absolutely perfect because of its shady reputation.

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Star Wars Turns Horror In Chilling KotOR Cosplay Video

In this menacing video of a phenomenal Star Wars cosplay, Jedi Bastila Shan comes to life right out of Knights of the Old Republic.

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The Old Republic's Darth Revan and Darth Bane each left behind major legacies as Lords of the Sith in both Legends and the official canon.

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Star Wars Missed The Perfect KotOR Skywalker Ancestor, Born 3941 Years Before Anakin

The Knights of the Old Republic comic series introduced Zayne Carrick, a Jedi who would have been the perfect Skywalker ancestor if given the chance.

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In the Disney era, the question of whether or not the Knights of the Old Republic remains canon to the established Sar Wars continuity is tricky.

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Darth Revan & Bastila Shan Team Up In Superb KotOR Cosplay

Incredible Star Wars cosplay features the dynamic team-up of Darth Revan and Jedi Knight Bastila Shan from Knights of the Old Republic.

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The Old Republic's Sith Empire is as fascinating as it was sinister, a major power before its inevitable fall in both Star Wars Legends and Canon.

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How Star Wars' Jedi Exile Became The Bridge Between KotOR & Canon

Star Wars' Jedi Exile evolved from a mysterious hero to a highly compelling character that bridged Knights of the Old Republic and the current canon.

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Why KotOR's Revan Is More Important To The Sith Than Even Darth Bane

Darth Bane's Sith line eventually destroyed the Jedi Order, but Knights of the Old Republic showed that Revan was even more important to the Sith.

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Incredible KOTOR Cosplay Takes A Jedi To Dantooine

An exceptional Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic cosplay shows one of the game's best Jedi at the enclave on the planet Dantooine.

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Knights Of The Old Republic 2 Is Better Than KOTOR 1 For A Single Reason

Knights of the Old Republic 2 is often pushed aside in favor of the first game, but its story has one element that makes it the best in the series.

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Cal Kestis Repeats A Boring Star Wars Trend (That KOTOR Remake Won't Fix)

Cal Kestis is a good protagonist, but he also fails to innovate. Although the KOTOR remake could fix this trend, fans shouldn't count on it.

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KotOR Heroes & Villains Assemble In Stunning Star Wars Tribute

The Jedi heroes and Sith villains of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic assemble in a tremendous tribute to the classic computer games.

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KOTOR Jedi Falls To The Dark Side In Stunning Star Wars Cosplay

A Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Jedi Master joins the dark side of the Force in an amazing Bastila cosplay celebrating the Legends character.

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Forget Jedi: Survivor, There's A More Exciting Star Wars Game Coming

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How The KOTOR Remake Can Fix Its Glaring Romance Issues

Although the romance system in the iconic Star Wars RPG was acceptable at its time, a KOTOR remake has the chance to fix one of its biggest issues.