Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic 2 features a ton of freedom when it comes to player choices. One question a lot of people ask is “What is the best planet order for Kotor 2?” Well, while this mainly depends on your playstyle, there is one order that makes a lot of sense strategically and storywise. There are a few spoilers ahead so consider yourself warned.
1. Nar Shaddaa
On Nar Shaddaa the main character dukes it out with the Exchange. You can also add two to three more companions to your party. Upon returning to the Ebon Hawk for the first time you can encounter Visas and add her to your party. While this happens regardless of the planet you pick, we are trying to maximize the number of companions you have. You are able to fully complete HK-47 on Nar Shadda as well. He is probably one of the best ranged attackers in the game and has a ton of great dialogue. Finally, depending on whether you are going light side or dark side, you get Mira or Hanharr respectively. Here comes the big spoiler – you can also turn Atton into a Jedi on Nar Shaddaa!
Make sure your influence is already high with him, you can do this in a few different places on Nar Shaddaa. Healing the sick man in the refugee sector or enlisting his help in repairing the Airspeeder are two big ways. Don’t try and persuade him or force persuade him into talking about his past after the Twilek approaches you and tells you that you can’t trust him.
2. Onderon – Dxun
Completing this planet next is crucial because you can get another companion, Mandalore. It’s important to get all of the possible companions early so you can maximize your influence and interactions with them throughout the rest of the game. How fast you finish the jungle moon also influences how fast you get the follow-up mission later in the game. Between Nar Shaddaa and Dxun, the player unlocks a lot of content and companion possibilities.
Dantooine is where the player gets a special, character-specific crystal for their lightsaber. It’s a huge upgrade for the player’s damage and abilities. There are also a ton of other crystals in the cave the player may find useful as upgrades for their lightsaber depending on their playstyle and what other crystals they found throughout the games.
If the player has opted to play a female character, you are also able to pick up the final companion you were missing – Mical, the disciple. Male characters get the Handmaiden, females get the disciple.
4. Onderon Part 2
While there is not much for the player to gain here, it is useful to get as high a level as you can for the upcoming fights on Korriban and the eventual final fight.
Korriban is, in my opinion, best saved for last. With the return of Darth Sion and the hallucination caves, the storyline really starts hitting its climax right before the ultimate final ending. Dantooine, Onderon Part 2, and Korriban are better saved for the final planets as they help expand upon the exile’s past and the plot of the game. Onderon Part 2 really reveals the sith and Korriban is a great final way to begin the final part of the game. However, it should be noted that Onderon Part 2 and Korriban can be switched if the player feels that the civil war is a better lead up to the final planet.
Let us know below what you think the best planet order for Kotor 2 is and why!