The 10 Best Star Wars Video Games of All Time
Star Wars video games have been around almost as long as the iconic Star Wars movies, allowing players to travel to galaxies far, far away for decades. Some have tried to recreate the movies, some have offered new stories set somewhere in the Skywalker saga canon, and some have carved out their own corners of the galaxy.
There’s certainly no shortage of games to choose from, but now that Star Wars: Jedi Survivor is out, we’ve taken advantage of Force to narrow down the list to what we consider to be the 10 best Star Wars games of all time.
These entries span console generations, genres, and stories, but each has captivated us in its own way.
Read this list.
10. Star Wars Dark Force (1995, MS-DOS, MAC)
When you think of 90s first-person shooters, Doom and Quake are the most well-known ones, for obvious reasons. Still, Star Wars: Dark Forces is his one of the best first-person shooters to come out of that decade.
What it lacked in multiplayer functionality, Dark Forces more than made up for it with solid graphics and good level design for its time, and provided an excellent challenge throughout. It also introduced Star Wars fans to Kyle his Katarn, a major character in Star Wars video games for years to come.
9. Star Wars: Battlefront II (2005, PS2, Xbox, PC, PSP)
2005’s Star Wars: Battlefront II took the foundations of the first Battlefront (especially the Battlefield-inspired multiplayer) and added a compelling single-player story mode on top of that solid bedrock. That’s something the budding franchise didn’t need, but it still pulled off surprisingly well.
The story is told from the point of view of a clone trooper (voiced by Jango Fett himself, Temra Morrison) fighting the Separatists in the Republic’s 501st Legion. Battlefront II matches feature the same feature set as the original Battlefront, with a few notable additions.
– Playable heroes like Darth Vader, prequel-era Obi Wan, and Space Assault are arguably the best multiplayer modes.
– In Space Assault, two teams attack an enemy capital ship via starfighters until the primary system is destroyed. Similar to Battlefield 2142’s Titan mode, but with Star Wars ships. And it’s a lot of fun.
8. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2 (2004, Nintendo Switch, PC, Xbox, PS4)
Knights of the Old Republic 2 is as much about Obsidian as it is about Star Wars. Definitely unfinished and the final release is full of bugs. It still retains fans who have lovingly restored much of the cut content while addressing its flaws, and it’s the story that captures BioWare’s darker approach to KOTOR that’s worth it. There is one, and the main character is “Jedi Exile”. That twisted story is very much in line with his Obsidian tradition and is still talked about for his KOTOR 2 among fans today. If you haven’t played it yet, it’s worth grabbing his KOTOR 2 from Steam, installing the mod, and diving into his one of the best Star Wars games ever.
7. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order (2019, PC, PS4, Xbox One)
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is one of the most memorable single-player Star Wars games of recent times. Five years after the events of Revenge of the Sith, the player takes control of his Padawankar, one of the last Jedi to survive after Order 66. Try to cross the galaxy.
Soulsborne-esque combat can be challenging, but mastering the energetic, fast-paced lightsaber and Force combat is a rewarding system.
The Metroidvania influence is clearly at play, but it goes a long way in that you can explore many planets and unlock customization options for Cal, lightsabers, and one of the cutest droids, BD-1.
6. Star Wars Rogue Squadron 2: Rogue Leader (GameCube)
Rogue Leader was the GameCube’s showcase upon release. It’s easy to see why. But more than just the visuals, his second Rogue Squadron boasted his one of the best renditions of the famous trench run ever featured in a video game.
Compared to its more complex TIE fighter brethren, Rogue Leader is an unrepentant arcade game, pitted against waves of TIEs in a variety of familiar Star Wars settings, in a robust package that also includes bonus ships and missions. So, from the Millennium Falcon to the Naboo N-1 fighter.
This is the complete Star Wars geek experience, serving as one of the greatest Star Wars games of all time and one of the best GameCube games. We look forward to a proper re-release. thank you.
5. Star Wars Jedi Knight 2: Jedi Outcast (2002, PC, OS X, GameCube, Xbox)
Star Wars: Dark Force introduced us to silly antihero Kyle Katarn, Jedi Knight saw him embrace the Force, but Outcast of the Jedi really shines. was
Outcast of the Jedi still offered a plethora of weapons to wield and vast levels to explore for which the series became known, but nothing compared to the lightsaber combat of the time. stop your quest.
Combining Force powers with three different lightsaber stances made every encounter feel intense. And nothing was more satisfying than watching his slowly spinning 360-degree camera after cutting off an opponent’s arm.
Even face-offs with regular Stormtroopers never got old thanks to his ability to choke enemy troopers at will or fling them off cliffs on a whim.
Come back Kyle Katarn and miss you!
4. LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga (2022, PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Switch)
As the latest installment in the LEGO Star Wars series and a return to form, the Skywalker Saga should be the premier Star Wars video game (in a way it is). It’s the only game where you can play as almost any character in the Star Wars universe and play all nine of his stories from the mainline movies. In some cases, there are even slight changes to the story to add context or fill in gaps between episodes. is a jarring, but welcome change to the formula that makes things feel fresh. Nice Lego art The updated graphics for next-gen hardware look great while maintaining his style and comedy. This is his one of the best LEGO games you can play right now.
3. Star Wars: TIE Fighter (1994, Microsoft Windows, DOS, Macintosh, Classic Mac OS)
TIE Fighter is still the best empire game ever made. The sequel to X-wing casts you as a TIE pilot who must navigate an Imperial conspiracy while shooting down many of his X-wings, Y-wings and Z-95 Headhunters.
Boasting a surprisingly strong story that spans many of the original trilogy, few flight simulators blend complex mechanics and accessible arcade gameplay quite like TIE Fighter. More importantly, they gave us the TIE Defender, the hot rod in the TIE lineup.
So many Star Wars games just put you in the role of an empire and shine a light on your character. TIE fighters embrace the empire because they are diabolical villains.
2. Star Wars Jedi: Survivor (2023, PC, Xbox, PlayStation)
Star Wars Jedi: Survivor picks up where Fallen Order left off, reuniting players with one of the best modern Star Wars protagonists: Cal Kestis. As the old saying goes, Jedi: Survivor retains the same satisfying exploration and combat as the Fallen Order it introduced, but with improvements to make those elements even better. . It’s certainly the best Star Wars game in a long time and the best way to experience true Jedi power on this side of the galaxy.
Plus, with the story and characters already established, Survivor is able to deeply integrate Cal and his friends into the larger Star Wars mythos. It really feels like it’s only a matter of time before we see Cal jumping into a Star Wars show or movie.
1. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (2003, Xbox, PC)
And of course, no list of the best Star Wars games would be complete without mentioning Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic. Set thousands of years before the events of the film, Knights of the Old Republic was special because it offered fans of the franchise a completely different take on the Star Wars universe.
While the other games on the list certainly added depth to the Star Wars lore, Knights of the Old Republic made a wealth of additions to what we knew about the galaxy at the time, making this fictional Completely immersed in the universe of
As a Jedi on an epic space adventure filled with memorable locations, quests, and intriguing characters like KOTOR, nothing has ever lived up to its promise of crossing the galaxy.
That’s why, nearly two decades later, Knights of the Old Republic is remembered not only as the gold standard of the RPG genre, but also the pinnacle of Star Wars video games.
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