Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic hits iPad

One of the best Star Wars video games of all time, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, has been ported to the Apple iPad.

Developed by esteemed RPG developer BioWare, which is responsible for the Mass Effect, Dragon Age, and Baldur’s Gate series, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic gained massive critical and popular acclaim when it launched on PC and Xbox 10 years ago.

It’s set a thousand years before the events of the films when the Old Republic of the title was in its pomp. You play a Jedi-Knight-in-training, and in true BioWare style you can truly mould your character as you see fit.

That means choosing to adopt the dark or light side of the force – or some sludgy grey mixture of the two, depending on the unique powers you fancy adopting.

Expect dozens of hours of gameplay filled with strange (and familiar) planets, duplicitous characters, and plenty of increasingly tactical battles. You even get to make your own lightsaber, for heaven’s sake.

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic is available now on the App Store for £6.99. It’s only playable on iPad (iPad 2 minimum required), and the game file weighs just shy of 2GB. The monthly download allowance needs to be strong with this one.

The port was handled by Aspyr Media, which is best known for its work porting and publishing Mac games. Here’s hoping it’s managed to nail those converted touchscreen controls, as this could potentially be one of the best iOS RPGs ever.

Next, find out about the next generation of console gaming in our Xbox One round-up.

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