As an RPG, Knights of the Old Republic inevitably produced a huge amount of new continuity, much of which is made up of minor characters that have no great impact upon the plot. An asterisk ( * ) indicates a character that was essential to the plot.
When playing the game, you encounter party members who assist you along the way. An asterix indicates a temporary member.
The game also won a Game Developers Choice Award for excellence in writing and for original character (HK-47) and an Interactive Achievement Award for best story/character development. Gamespot deemed the Xbox version of KotORBest Xbox Game of 2003 and Best Role-Playing Game of 2003
In addition, the game has been ranked number two game of all time by X-Play and number four by IGN when they made their respective lists.
In a March 2007 interview with the owners of LucasArts Fan network, conducted by a Knights of the Old Republic fansite, owner "Aristotle" commented to "stay tuned" for a third Knights of the Old Republic.
Electronic Gaming Monthly reports in the rumors section of its May 2007 issue that BioWare has hired an online team for work on a massively multiplayer online role-playing game based on Knights of the Old Republic.
Revan's mask strikingly resembles that of Mandalorian Neo-Crusader helmets.
The quest called "Finding Nemo" is a reference to the Pixar movie, Finding Nemo.
The quest "The Trouble with Gizka" is likely a reference to the Star Trek episode entitled "The Trouble with Tribbles". Also, HK-47's line "Dammit, master, I'm an assassination droid, not a dictionary!" is similar to Dr. McCoy's frequent catch-phrase from the series.