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The 10 Best Star Wars Games

What’s better than watching Star Wars? Playing Star Wars! Lucky for us, the legendary franchise has also produced a huge number of fantastic games to immerse ourselves in. But among the many, a few games stand out as true gems.

So, grab your trusty blaster, nerfherder. It’s time to rip the ears off some gundarks and round up the Top 10 Star Wars games of all time! We don’t care if these games are still considered canon, they are the best of the best!

10. Star Wars Bounty Hunter

Star Wars Bounty Hunter

The story in 2002’s Star Wars Bounty Hunter game is a continuation of the comic book Jango Fett: Open Seasons. It follows the former Mandalorian Fett who’s hired to eliminate the Dark Jedi Komari Vosa. You’ll learn how Jango acquired his famed ship, and more about bounty hunting and organized crime in the Star Wars universe.

9. Shadow of the Empire

Shadow of the Empire

The third-person shooter Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire from 1996 is set between The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. You play as mercenary Dash Rendar helping Luke Skywalker and rescuing Princess Leia from Prince Xizor. There’s more Star Wars universe lore, a new cast of colorful characters, and epic battles.

8. Star Wars Episode 1 Racer

Star Wars Episode 1_ Racer

Based on the pod racing sequence in Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace, 1999’s Star Wars Episode 1 Racer puts you in the driver’s seat. It’s a thrilling, immersive, and fast-paced experience. In addition to the Tatooine racetrack from the film, you can speed through a diverse array of other tracks on several planets.

7. The Force Unleashed

The Force Unleashed

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed is a 2008 action-adventure game bridging the first two Star Wars trilogies. It acts as an origin story for the United Rebel Alliance and the Galactic Civil War. The hero of the game is Starkiller, who is ridiculously overpowered, but this provides excitement. Overall, it’s a thrilling gaming experience.

6. Star Wars Galaxies

Star Wars Galaxies

Star Wars Galaxies is a massively multiplayer online RPG released in 2003. Players can take on the role of almost any character in the Star Wars universe. The game tasks players with using the skill of their chosen character to complete quests, create items, and attack targets. It offers both single and multiplayer gameplay.

5. Jedi: Fallen Order

Star Wars Fallen Order
Electronic Arts

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order from 2019 is set five years after the events of Revenge of the Sith. It follows Jedi Padawan Cal Kestis. It’s noteworthy for setting a new standard for high-level lightsaber combat. In 2023, a sequel Star Wars Jedi: Survivor was released picking up five years after Fallen Order ends.

4. Battlefront

Star Wars: Battlefront
Electronic Arts

The 2004 first- and third-person shooter Star Wars: Battlefront is the first in a series that opened a new world of Star Wars gaming. The conflicts are drawn from both the original and prequel trilogies. The game delivers a mix of tactical shooter battles with the fantastical thrills of the Star Wars universe.

3. Lego Skywalker Saga

Lego Skywalker Saga
Warner Bros. Games

Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga from 2022 is not only a great Star Wars game, it’s the pinnacle of Lego games. It draws from events starting with The Phantom Menace through The Rise of Skywalker. There’s family-friendly lighthearted humor and 45 levels that span all three film trilogies. The combat is excellent.

2. Rogue Squadron 2

Rogue Squadron 2

Star Wars Rogue Squadron II: Rogue Leader was released in 2001 and spans all three films of the original Star Wars trilogy. Many players see this as one of the greatest Star Wars games ever. The standout feature of the game is the beloved Trench Run. The gameplay is smoother, with a faster-paced, less complicated approach to combat systems.

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1. Knights of the Old Republic 1 & 2

Knights of the Old Republic

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic from 2003, and its 2004 sequel, Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords, are RPGs considered among the greatest video games ever made. Noteworthy for gameplay as much as story, they’re set four millennia before the Galactic Empire’s formation. One of the franchise’s most frightening villains is Darth Nihilus.

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