When an iconic franchise meets the world of video games, the result is not always obvious. In the case of “Star Wars” the story is studded with masterpieces as well as disappointments. Today we want to bring you our best Star Wars themed games in history
A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, someone had the “brilliant” idea of introducing the Star Wars franchise to the gaming world. The battle between the Jedi and the Sith has always fascinated young and old alike, who, returning from the cinema, dreamed of wandering the stars aboard the Falcon. This battle between good and evil has been at the center of tons of games dedicated to the franchise for years now. From classics like Star Wars: Battlefront to new titles like Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order, there is no shortage of titles for sure. Today we have collected for you a small selection of the best Star Wars games over the years.
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As already mentioned, the games dedicated to Star Wars there are dozens, maybe even hundreds. However, some are far better than others, and we want to scour the swamp waters with you today Dagobah to find the best. We’ve played (almost) all of the Star Wars games, and after careful consideration we’ve compiled a list of which are the best. Whether the theme is space battles aboard X-Wing or wielding lightsabers of any color, we highly recommend playing the following titles. Let’s begin!
LEGO Star Wars – Star Wars: our best games
Let’s start with an unmissable title: LEGO Star Wars. This action-adventure puzzle may give you the impression that it is aimed at a younger audience, but don’t be fooled by the appearance. The references and gags that dot the game also (and above all) appeal to adults. Spinning our lightsaber haphazardly and smashing things is a blast, especially with the authentic sound effects and music from the movies. Also, inadvertently hitting our co-op partner and watching him explode into pieces of Lego it’s always as fun as the first time. Don’t want to play as Luke Skywalker? Well, switch to one of the other 50 characters and play around with their unique abilities.
If we really had to choose between only one game in the saga, we would probably decide not to and we would recommend “The Complete Saga”. This collection takes you through the events of all six films, allowing you to relive everything, from the dramatic Duel of Fates to the destruction of the second Death Star. A masterpiece.
Jedi Knight 2: Jedi Outcast – Star Wars: our best games
This game has long been the ultimate Jedi fantasy. This title allowed you to run across the galaxy fighting the Empire, cutting off the limbs of stormtroopers with a lightsaber and using all the Force powers seen in the movies. The real selling point of Jedi Outcast was make the player feel like a mighty Jedi Knight, something that many games have tried to do without decent results. Everything is perfect, from lightsaber fights against the Sith from, to Reborns, through to memorable encounters with powerful enemies and famous allies like Luke and Lando. Plus, the multiplayer is still a delight too.
Several players can still be found online engage in the usual series of online multiplayer modes. As if that weren’t enough, you can also find more dedicated groups of players taking part in one-on-one lightsaber duels, like in the movies, while viewers calmly watch. Yes, it really happens. Remember that people are serious when it comes to lightsaber duels.
Knights of the Old Republic – Star Wars: our best games
It is not new that Bioware is capable of pulling great “space” games out of the hat. In this case, in fact, he made one of the Star Wars games most famous and played ever: Knights of the Old Republic. The game world – the game is set in a completely different time period, thousands of years before the events of the movies – fills the universe in ways you would never expect. You can explore the galaxy when there were thousands of Jedi Knights, discover the secrets of the ancient Sith and even discover things like why the Sand People hate foreigners so much.
As you progress through the story, you meet fascinating and unforgettable characters and (in typical BioWare style) discover their profound stories. The HK-47 killer droid he will forever hold a special place in our hearts for his demeaning and threatening comments about “organic meat sacks”. The malleability of the story makes the game extremely enjoyable, and starting a new game will always be a pleasure. Knights of the Old Republic is the definitive game for Star Wars fanatics. He has it all: witty characters, the struggle of good against evil, spaceships and a heart attack twist.
Star Wars: The Old Republic – Star Wars: our best games
Staying on the subject of “Republic” we proceed with another great title. Thousands of years before the Emperor and Darth Vader ruled the galaxy with an iron fist, the Old Republic has endured for generations. This rich (and rarely used) story sets the scene for an ever-expanding MMO. BioWare (and it seemed to you) threw itself headlong into this intriguing timeline with Star Wars: The Old Republic, giving players a vast, ancient galaxy to explore, regardless of the canon of Star Wars filmography. Here you can also choose what kind of hero or villain you want to be. You can take on roles as a Jedi Knight struggling to keep peace and justice, a shady bounty hunter looking to cash in on his next big deal, or an Imperial Agent.
Between the intricate narration of the main story (unique to each class), the abundant side missions and the assembly of an ever-growing crew, The Old Republic allows you to build your own space adventure one encounter at a time. The game is completely free-to-play, but the subscription offers a good story package. Additionally, the Legacy of the Sith expansion delves into the history of the dark side in a more than dignified manner.
Star Wars: Battlefront 2 (both) – Star Wars: our best games
If the first Battlefront 2 (that of 2005) was a milestone among the Star Wars games, its most recent remake received harsh criticism, especially in the period immediately following its launch. Despite this, with tons of patches and updates the game has improved exponentially, entering by arrogance among the best experiences of the videogame franchise. If you are ctrying to feel like you are really in the middle of a battle (in a galaxy far, far away), there are few better places than Star Wars: Battlefront 2. While the narrative campaign is short and a little unsatisfying, the multiplayer is as glorious as the Skywalker story.
Darting through the space above Endor while dodging the debris of the ruined Deathstar is really exciting, as is challenging opposing players in 4 vs 4 clashes. If you are looking for a more traditional experience, instead, Galactic Assault mode with its huge 32-player battles it will certainly not disappoint you.
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed (series) – Star Wars: our best games
Darth Vader leads an attack on Kashyyyk, planet of the Wookiee, where a Jedi who escaped Order 66 is hiding. After killing one, Vader finds his son: Galen Marek. Sensing the very powerful Force in him, he decides to take him as an apprentice and to keep it a secret from everyone, even Emperor Palpatine. Years pass and the child becomes a lethal adept of the Sith; Vader instructs him to eliminate the remaining Jedi scattered across the galaxy. This is the beginning of Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, then followed by a second chapter. In addition to being one of the funniest action released on very old gen (we’re talking about PlayStation 2 and Xbox 360) this series reveals many details of what has happened in the years since the end of Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith and the beginning of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. In short, a must for fans of the saga.
Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order – Star Wars: our best games
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is one of the best Star Wars single-player games released in recent memory. Set five years after the events of the Revenge of the Sith, players control Padawan Cal Kestis, one of the last surviving Jedi after Order 66, as he travels across the galaxy in an attempt to complete his training and rebuild the Jedi Order. While the vaguely souls-style combat can be challenging, the system it is extremely rewarding to master. Between the various shapes of the lightsaber (single, double blade or two separate swords) and the many unlockable abilities of the Force, the game is never boring and always fun. Furthermore, the metroidvania influence in the exploration of the planets, offers a spectacular game world where curiosity is always rewarded. Jedi: Fallen Order is (hopefully) just the incredible start of a new franchise.
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Well friends, these were our best Star Wars games throughout history. If you haven’t played them all yet, don’t waste your time, we assure you it’s definitely worth it. As always, we greet you and remind you to stay connected on TechGameWorld.com for further guides, reviews and much more from the world of video games. Also, don’t forget to consult the Instant Gaming catalog for always discounted games. Hello, and always remember: may the force be with you!