Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy
Fun Factor: 5/5
There are few games allow you to enjoy yourself with the force as freely as this game does. The game rewards the player with even more powerful force abilities with each successful mission the player performs. Being able to dabble in the Light and Dark sides of the force is just amazing. Not to mention that the PC version, (which is the version I play) has an excellent multiplayer and Modding following that to this day is matched by few titles for such a fun factor.
Learning Curve: Steep
If you are new to 3rd person shooters, this might not be the greatest one to start on. Dark Jedi are pretty tough and there are a lot of them. Also if you have trouble with 3D platforming, there are a lot of places where you could bungle off a cliff. However if you are able to master the controls for this title you will be rewarded with a one-of-a-kind Star Wars experience.
Overall Rating: 4/5
The Game play is amazing, especially considering it’s age. However, the dialogue comes off as a little cheesy. I’ve been playing on a top of the line machine and I have to admit that some of the game has not aged well. I had to download a 3rd party patch for starters, that I will include in this article. I find that the game is also most stable if you use one of the preset graphical settings. Also, I found it was more likely to launch successfully if you did not use the desktop shortcut, and instead launched from
Program Files (x86)/ Steam/ steamapps/ common/ Jedi Academy/ GameData/ jasp.exe
The Patch: https://sourceforge.net/projects/gldirect/
Installation Instructions: Extract the File from the link, click on the bin folder. Then click on the release folder and then copy opengl32.dll and save it into the GameData folder as shown above.
That should be all you need to do to make it work on a modern PC.