- Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic is considered one of the greatest Star Wars games ever made, and no other Star Wars game since its release 20 years ago has matched its charm or story.
- A potential remake of Knights of the Old Republic could breathe life into the Star Wars franchise, which has faced criticism for its lack of planning and changing of hands in recent years.
- The game’s strong RPG mechanics, classic Star Wars story, and exploration of the Force make it appealing to both new and old fans, and a remake would introduce it to a new generation of Star Wars fans.
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic is hailed as one of the greatest Star Wars games ever made by critics and gamers alike. Despite its release 20 years ago, no Star Wars game release since has matched its charm or its story, and even today it continues to capture the imaginations of new players. In a world where the Star Wars sequel trilogy was considered a failure due to its lack of planning and changing of hands, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic could be exactly what the franchise needs to breathe life into the series.
Knights of the Old Republic Remake Can Make Darth Malak Truly Terrifying
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Remake’s PS5 visuals will almost certainly make sure that Darth Malak is as terrifying as he should be.
Who Would Play a Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Remake?
A New Generation of Star Wars Fans
Many old players would expect a remake to remain true to most if not all aspects of Knights of the Old Republic. The reality is that it isn’t possible to create a remake that pleases all the old fans, with different groups expecting some things to change and others to remain the same. For example, some players would expect a complete change in the gameplay and combat system, while others would want to keep it the same to retain its RPG mechanics. Still, a remake will likely appeal to an entire new generation of Star Wars fans who either have never heard of Knights of the Old Republic or would never have played it because of its age.
KOTOR Has the Best of Star Wars
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic is a great role-playing game. It allows players to pick a class and subclass, it has skill trees, characters roll to hit, and there are different skills players need to choose to develop. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic is also a classic Star Wars story. It’s a story about good versus evil, has one of the greatest plot twists of all time, and features some of the most popular factions in Star Wars such as the Jedi and Mandalorians. It explores the Force, has some amazing characters from different backgrounds, and has all the ingredients to be popular among new and old fans.
A Return to an Old Era
The current era of Star Wars is utterly saturated with content thanks to the multitude of TV shows and movies set within the years post-Return of the Jedi. Yet more stories are set during the years between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope, often featuring the same characters meeting each other and making a massive galaxy feel tiny. A move 4,000 years to the past is the kind of shift Star Wars needs to revitalize the IP, with new characters and a fresh new take on territory that’s become very well-trod.
What is Needed in a Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Remake?
A Much-Needed Update
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic is considered one of the best Star Wars games, but it is over 20 years old and has aged considerably. While still playable in 2024, a remake would be an incredible entry into the library of Star Wars games. Modern graphics, updated planets and worlds, and more inclusive romance options that are the norm in the modern video game industry would be a great update to Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic‘s amazing storytelling, characters, and worlds.
Players Want Single Player RPGs
Single-player RPGs have been well-received in recent years, with Baldur’s Gate 3 by Larian Studios winning several VGAs including Game of the Year despite its foundation in Dungeons and Dragons and highly technical leveling and combat systems. Roleplaying games like Knights of the Old Republic are more popular than ever and don’t have to be simplified to reach wide audiences, as was the trend in the 2010s.
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
Knights of the Old Republic lets players step into the Star Wars universe and engage in their Sci-Fi adventure. Players can create their own character, choosing from a variety of recognizable Star Wars-based races. They can master multiple skills and abilities and even create their own lightsaber.
- July 15, 2003
- T for Teen: Violence
- How Long To Beat
- 30 Hours