Star Wars consists of dozens of various tales, lots of which have been advised exterior of the mainline films. Probably the most distinguished sources for the reason that franchise’s creation has been video video games, with studios reimagining Star Wars’ current tales and characters or creating new ones throughout dozens of gaming genres, together with racing video games, shooters, flight simulators, and role-playing video games. And although Star Wars video games might stand to get slightly bit weirder going ahead, there have already been loads of great video games that happen in a galaxy far, distant. Beneath, we have rounded up the 10 finest Star Wars video games.
As a fast observe: These video games usually are not listed within the order of finest to worst, or vice versa. We have merely listed them within the order by which they launched, from 1994’s TIE Fighter to 2021’s Republic Commando Remastered and each recreation we cherished in between. And sure, KOTOR is on the listing. You shouldn’t have to maintain scrolling in case you got here right here simply to be sure that we did not overlook to listing KOTOR–we acquired you. And with a Star Wars: Knights of the Outdated Republic remake for PS5 within the works at Aspyr, there’s by no means been a greater time to look again on the long-lasting BioWare RPG. We’ll make sure you come again and replace this listing as new Star Wars video games are launched (assuming they’re adequate to knock any of those video games off).
Developer Completely Video games’ Star Wars: TIE Fighter is a flight simulator meets house fight recreation set within the Star Wars universe that wowed followers again in 1994 and surprisingly nonetheless holds up in a number of methods at this time. It begins instantly following the occasions of The Empire Strikes Again and continues till the ultimate battle of Return of the Jedi, having you play as a proficient TIE pilot charged with going after pirates or traitors to the Galactic Empire. It is a disgrace that TIE Fighter is not canon, because it tells an outstanding story about what it was prefer to be an Imperial throughout the occasions of the unique Star Wars trilogy. The sport supplies perception into “the dangerous guys” of Star Wars, displaying that almost all Imperial troopers weren’t Emperor Palpatine-level evil. It is a perspective that different Star Wars video games–like Battlefront II and Squadrons–have tried to duplicate, however have by no means fairly achieved in addition to TIE Fighter. Star Wars: TIE Fighter is out there for PC.
Developer Raven Software program’s Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast is the third recreation within the Jedi Knight collection, which started with 1995’s Darkish Forces. The collection follows Kyle Katarn, a mercenary-turned-Jedi who briefly embraces the Darkish Facet and thus can use all method of Drive talents. In Jedi Outcast, Kyle has forsaken the Drive, solely to be taught that he must reconnect along with his Drive sensitivity to be able to fight a risk posed to the New Republic. Jedi Outcast is the purpose within the Jedi Knight collection the place fight totally transitions to a hybrid of shooter and lightsaber fight. That, together with the actually good single-player marketing campaign, makes Jedi Outcast the very best of the Jedi Knight video games. Jedi Outcast additionally sees Kyle meet with a number of standard Star Wars characters, like Luke Skywalker and Lando Calrissian, offering a have a look at their lives (admittedly, one that’s not canon) after the occasions of Return of the Jedi. Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast is out there for PS4, Swap, Xbox, GameCube, and PC.
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Developer BioWare’s Star Wars: Knights of the Outdated Republic is beloved by Star Wars followers as probably the greatest (if not the very best) Star Wars video games ever made. Set 1000’s of years previous to the occasions of The Phantom Menace, KOTOR sees you exploring the Star Wars galaxy in an effort to discover a method to cease Darth Malak, a Sith who killed his grasp, Darth Revan, to take over the Sith armada and launch an invasion towards the Galactic Republic and a fractured Jedi Order. Alongside the best way, you recruit new allies, be taught Drive talents, and make significant decisions that affect each how the story in the end ends and whether or not you embrace the Mild or Darkish Facet of the Drive. KOTOR additionally introduces among the finest Star Wars characters ever created, akin to Jedi Knight Bastila Shan, Twi’lek avenue urchin Mission Vao, and murderer droid HK-47. Star Wars: Knights of the Outdated Republic is out there on Xbox, PC, and each Android and iOS gadgets. As talked about already, a KOTOR remake is at the moment in growth at Aspyr.
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Developer BioWare Austin’s Star Wars: The Outdated Republic has come a great distance since its launch in 2011–this massively multiplayer on-line role-playing recreation remains to be kicking too, with a thriving playerbase and an eighth main content material growth, Legacy of the Sith, popping out in celebration of its 10-year run. Happening lots of of years after the occasions of Star Wars: Knights of the Outdated Republic, The Outdated Republic permits you to play by eight distinct storylines throughout the ongoing battle between the Sith Empire and Galactic Republic. Every storyline sees you recruiting totally different squadmates, responding to totally different moral-based dialogue decisions, wielding totally different weapons and skills, assembly totally different characters, and having the possibility to fall in love with totally different romance choices. So that you mainly have eight totally different story-driven RPGs right here, all of which characteristic missions you may sort out alongside well-written NPC companions or real-world gamers. Star Wars: The Outdated Republic is out there for PC.
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Developer Traveller’s Tales Video games’ Lego Star Wars: The Drive Awakens is an enthralling and enjoyable method to as soon as once more expertise the story of Episode 7. The Drive Awakens introduces plenty of new concepts to the formulation for the Lego video games, lots of which appear to be the idea of what we’ll get in Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga–cover-based capturing, a number of hubs that exist as separate open worlds, and starfighter battles, for instance. Star Wars followers who know Episode 7’s plot inside-and-out can discover one thing new right here too, as The Drive Awakens supplies backstory for particulars that have been by no means defined in (or have been reduce from) the film, like why C-3PO has a pink arm and the way Poe Dameron managed to flee from Jakku after being separated from Finn. Lego Star Wars: The Drive Awakens is out there for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4, PS3, PS Vita, Wii U, Nintendo 3DS, PC, and each Android and iOS gadgets.
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Developer DICE’s Star Wars: Battlefront II (to not be confused with Pandemic Studios’ 2005 recreation Star Wars: Battlefront II) made an especially tough first impression in 2017–there aren’t many video games that may declare to have a microtransaction controversy previous to their official launch on par with this one. However to the credit score of DICE (and help studios Criterion Video games and Motive Studios), Battlefront II acquired substantial post-launch content material, balancing updates, bug fixes, and (most significantly) changes to how the in-game financial system works. It is now a rewarding recreation to play, with a decent-but-not-fantastic single-player marketing campaign about an elite Galactic Empire particular forces trooper defecting to the New Republic, and an expansive on-line multiplayer expertise with loads of superior modes to play. Star Wars: Battlefront II is out there for Xbox One, PS4, and PC.
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There are only a few moments in Star Wars that seize how terrifying Darth Vader is–the remaining moments of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, his few appearances in Star Wars: Rebels Season 2, and his adventures in Kieron Gillen’s Star Wars: Darth Vader are the standouts. However that overwhelming sense of concern that many really feel when standing in Darth Vader’s presence wasn’t fully-realized inside video video games till developer ILMxLAB’s Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Sequence. You do not fairly notice simply how imposingly tall and intimidating Vader is till he is looming over you and threatening your life. The sport’s story takes place in between Revenge of the Sith and Rogue One, seeing you play as a smuggler who will get caught up in Darth Vader’s makes an attempt to carry Padmé Amidala again to life. Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Sequence is out there for Oculus Quest, Oculus Rift, and PSVR.
Developer Respawn Leisure’s Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is an action-adventure recreation that includes a Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice-like parry system for its lightsaber fight and takes inspiration from each metroidvania and Souls-like video games for its exploration and development. Happening after Revenge of the Sith, Fallen Order sees you play as Jedi Padawan-turned-scrapper Cal Kestis, who goes on the run with Jedi Knight-turned-outlaw Cere Junda, pilot Greez Dritus, and droid BD-1 when Imperial Inquisitors Second Sister and Ninth Sister (former Jedi turned to the darkish aspect and educated by Darth Vader) begin looking him. Fallen Order digs deep into among the themes solely glossed over in different Star Wars media, akin to understanding your self sufficient to combat towards your individual darkness and figuring out how and when to ask for assist when tackling an amazing adversity. There’s some wonderful storytelling occurring when Cal meets Nightsister Merrin and the 2 attempt to broach frequent floor by the trauma of watching their respective orders fall. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is out there for Xbox Sequence X|S, Xbox One, PS5, PS4, PC, and Stadia.
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Developer Motive Studios’ Star Wars: Squadrons is incredible. Although the sport’s single-player campaign–which sees you alternate between the latest members of the New Republic’s Vanguard Squadron and the Galactic Empire’s Titan Squadron following the occasions of Return of the Jedi–isn’t excellent past appearing as a good story-driven tutorial, on-line multiplayer is a blast to play. Matches put you into fast-paced 5v5 dogfights the place speaking together with your group and managing how a lot vitality you are placing in the direction of your shields, engines, or weapons is simply as necessary as being an excellent shot. Squadrons is easy to be taught however rewards dedication with a excessive ability ceiling–there are few issues as satisfying as lastly mastering a complicated maneuver and pulling it off on the finish of a match to get the profitable kill. Star Wars: Squadrons is out there for Xbox Sequence X|S, Xbox One, PS4, and PC. The PS4 and PC variations could be performed in VR.
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Developer LucasArts’ Star Wars: Republic Commando was one of many earliest tales to discover the an identical faces however vastly totally different personalities of the troopers that make up the Galactic Republic’s Clone Military. Aspyr Media’s enhanced port is identical wonderful recreation however with prettier visuals, a greater management scheme, and no multiplayer (although Republic Commando’s on-line multiplayer was by no means that good to start with). Regardless of being an older game–Republic Commando first launched in 2005–it’s nonetheless great to get to know the members of Delta Squad (Boss, Scorch, Fixer, and Sev) because the 4 participate in three particular ops missions in between the occasions of Assault of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith. Star Wars: Republic Commando Remastered is out there for PS4 and Swap.
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