Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic hits iPad for £7

The role-playing classic has force-pushed its way onto Apple's tablet, with all-new touch controls.

Role-playing classic Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic has force-pushed its way onto the iPad .

The lightsaber-swinging title -- first released for the Xbox way back in 2003 -- can be acquired now from Apple's App Store for a penny shy of seven pounds. That's expensive for an app, but gets you the entire game, and many hours of gameplay.

The game itself is a turn-based role-playing game that drops you into the Old Republic -- the Star Wars universe that existed thousands of years before the events of the movies, telling a story through the medium of killing people using the force.

Because the iPad has no physical controls, developer Aspyr has bolted on some touch controls, that see you dragging your finger around the screen to make your character run around.

Gaming site IGN has reviewed the game already and says that the movement controls are a little clunky, though because combat involves tapping on-screen buttons to key up attacks, the action sequences work well with the touchscreen.

The bad news is that Apple's site says you'll need an iPad running iOS 6 or later, which means the company's original tablet, released back in 2010, is not supported.

The download itself is a hearty 1.98GB, so you may have to make some space on your iPad before beginning the download.

Will you give the game a try? Which other classic games would suit an iPad conversion? Let me know in the comments, or on our Facebook wall.

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Luke Westaway is a senior editor at CNET and writer/ presenter of Adventures in Tech, a thrilling gadget show produced in our London office. Luke's focus is on keeping you in the loop with a mix of video, features, expert opinion and analysis.

 

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