Game of the Month, May 2013: Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic

The streak continues: May was yet another great month for iOS gamers. If you wanted a summer camp adventure or a retro shooter, you needed to look no further than the nearest iOS device. But it was a particularly great month for ports. Our favorite game in May was an iPad port of a bonafide classic, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic.


Not only is Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic one of the best Star Wars games ever made and one of the best Star Wars stories ever told– give that a second to sink in– but it’s also high up on the list of best RPGs ever made, period.

Knights of the Old Republic takes place 4,000 years before the events of the movies. You play as a Jedi master in a battle against a Sith army. Your character suffers from amnesia, and as you progress you piece together your past and begin to head either toward the Light Side or the Dark Side. It’s a full, epic 30-hour adventure, and Aspyr has done a fantastic job bringing it to the iPad.


Our runner-up for Game of the Month is Warhammer Quest, an iOS version of a board game of the same name. Warhammer Quest, developed by Rodeo Games, the makers of the Hunters series, puts you in the boots of a team of adventurers as they move from town to town, going on quests and collecting sweet, sweet loot.

Congratulations to Rodeo Games and Aspyr for making two of our favorite iOS games last month! For more Must Have games released in May, check out Combo Crew, Poker Night 2, Jacob Jones and the Bigfoot Mystery: Episode 1, Frozen Synapse, Tasty Tadpoles, Gun Commando, Haunted Hollow, Sorcery!, and Draw Something 2.

5 thoughts on “Game of the Month, May 2013: Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic

  1. I think the games should have been the other way around WQ->kotor
    Mainly because while kotor is a brilliant game, it’s a 10 year old game while warhammer is a brand new title.other than that I agree there both fantastic.

    • I agree. I never played the original KOTOR so I bought the iPad version. And I absolutely hate it (but by the way everyone else gushing over it I am the extreme minority it seems). The controls absolutely ruin it for me — I lasted maybe 30-45 minutes before having to stop playing and deleting it. And the “dialog/choices” concept is lost on me. With my limited time to play I prefer games that I can always jump right into action — I’d prefer a shorter ( <10 hour) game that's all gameplay. That probably explains why I never got into games like Mass Effect, etc.

      But Warhammer Quest I absolutely love. I have been playing it each day since it was released.

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