Jedi Outcast is the sequel to LucasArt's Jedi Knight: Dark Forces 2. The game follows the characters Kyle Katarn and Jan Ors as they are involuntarily thrust into a plot by a Jedi Academy drop out (known as Desann) and an Imperial Admiral (known as Galak Fyyar) to take over the galaxy and resurrect the Galactic Empire using the energy from the Valley of the Jedi to create Force enhanced soldiers.

The game is well known for having the most realistic and movie-like light saber combat in any Star Wars game.