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The Restoration of an Empire: Knights of the Old Republic II

Game development is a long process that is, just like any other business, limited by both time and its budget. Sometimes scenes or gameplay elements need to be cut. Such was the case for Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords, released in 2004 by Obsidian Entertainment and LucasArts. Various plot elements, decisions, and dialogue was cut from the final game.

 

 

But this is a Star Wars game, people. You know the fans couldn’t just let that slide. Enter an international group of modders. Since 2009, this group of passionate gamers has been meticulously restoring the game’s lost content, as well as fixing a bantha-sized mountain of bugs.

 

This mod’s intention is to restore much of the cut content to The Sith Lords, that was lost to the main game due to a rush to release the game. This rush also left the game with  a plethora of bugs (some of which also blocked out content, so not everything restored was really “cut”, for example the quest ‘Corrun Falt’), this mod should seriously decrease the buginess that plagued TSL.

Overall, our goal is to make the KOTOR2:TSL experience closest as possible for us (as modders can do) as Obsidian originally intended it to be…

 

The list of additions and fixes to the original game is long. We can sum up by saying there are new missions, characters, dialog, weapons, attack moves, options, and player choice outcomes.

 

 

The free mod is a must have for fans of KOTOR II, and you can download it here. For new folks looking to try it out, the game is not available on Steam, but it can be purchased from Amazon.

You can also read a great interview with one of the co-leads on the project over at PC Gamer.

 

 

About the author

Rebecca Veverka

A lifelong Cleveland, Ohio native, Rebecca is the second member of Word of the Nerd that likes to be called Bex. What are the chances? An Anglophile, science and history buff, and avid gamer (both video and tabletop), Bex also spends her free time crafting, illustrating, reading, and getting into amicable arguments with strangers on the internet. She has entirely too much free time. One of her greatest accomplishments is that she's only suffered one minor head injury in her lifetime.

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