Number 7. Hungry and Fit’s favorite number! This is a big one for the Greatest Video Game of All Time countdown. If you missed the others on our countdown, please check them out: #25, #24,#23,#22,#21,#20, #19, #18, #17, #16, #15, #14, #13, #12, #11, #10, #9, and #8.
#7 Greatest Video Game of All Time
Kai – Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic – One of my favorite RPGs ever, KOTOR and KOTOR II are two of the finest Star Wars games. They capture the core of Star Wars, making you feel like you’re really living in the space opera’s universe.
It’s a fairly linear RPG, with most of the exposition happening in dialogue and resolved in combat (with force powers, sabers, and blasters). There’s also card games, pod races, and space travel. You pick up all kinds of interesting allies along the way who serve as the party members on your adventures.
Perhaps the most innovative component to KOTOR is the dark side/light side aspect. As you play, the choices you make affect your character’s force attunement, changing how people treat you and the types of force powers you can use. I never managed to be much of a Sith, but there are real moral choices to be made.
If you’re looking to live in the Star Wars universe for a week, I can’t recommend anything other than KOTOR and KOTOR II. Their graphics may not be quite up to par, but the story and characters are well-written and well-acted, so it still really holds up today.