And to complete my trifecta of Star Wars Day, let’s look at the top 10 Star Wars games! There’s a lot to choose from. Dear God, there’s so many.
And be sure to check out my first two Star Wars posts on the movies page and books page!
#10: Star Wars Episode I: Racer
The only good thing to come from The Phantom Menace was this fantastic racing game on N64, Windows, Game Boy Color, Mac OS, and Dreamcast! It’s the best selling sci-fi racing game of all time, and actually was a hell of a lot of fun.
I remember sitting on my Windows 98 computer learning how to fly the damn things with a joystick, and having infinitely more fun playing the game than watching the movie.
#9: Star Wars: Republic Commando
This first-person shooter for Xbox, Windows, and mobile came out in 2005, and follows a team of Clone Troopers during the Clone Wars. This game was a hell of a lot of fun, and is a unique FPS to the Star Wars franchise.
Even though the story was pretty short, and the multiplayer was boring, this game still provided a lot of fun in what it did have to offer.
#8: Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga
Hell yeah I included this on the list. This game combined Lego Star Wars I & II, essentially having all six movies in one game, and it was loads of fun. Released on iOS, Android, Windows, DS, OSx, PS3, Wii, and Xbox 360 in 2007, it’s one of the best Lego games to date.
While essentially a tool for Lucasfilm and Lego to make a tooooons of money, this whole series was way more fun than you would expect.
#7: Star Wars: X-Wing
Released in 1993, this space simulation game for DOS, Mac, Windows, and Linux was fantastic and revolutionary. This story precedes and takes place during Star War, and spawned a series of several other games.
Nothing really compares to this first game that was unbelievable amounts of fun, and just goes to show graphics only get you so far, and a great game is still a great game regardless of look, even though the graphics still look damn good for a game that’s 24 years old.
#6: Star Wars: Battlefront
The game that kicked off the series, the original FPS and Third-Person Shooter for PS2, Xbox, Mac, Windows, and Mobile came out in 2004, and was primarily a conquest game.
These games are infinitely fun, and while this one doesn’t come close to topping it’s sequel, I’d still put it above the reboot that came out in 2015.
#5: Rogue Squadron II: Rogue Leader
This 2001 Nintendo Gamecube exclusive is damn good, as you lead the Rogue Squadron spanning the entire original trilogy.
This game entirely in flight has you playing as Wedge Antilles and Luke Skywalker, and was near perfect for flight fighting games, and still holds up today as a game you can pop in and have loads of fun.
#4: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords
The sequel to the damn good KOTOR is damn good as well, coming out in 2004 on Xbox, Windows, OS X and Linux.
Taking place five years after the events of KOTOR, this game follows the Exile, as he tries to hunt down his fellow Jedi Knights. The game doesn’t really improve any from it’s predecessor, but is still a fantastic game that’s a must-play.
#3: Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy
Jedi Academy came out in 2003 on Xbox, Windows, AmigaOS 4, and OS X. Similar to it’s previous addition, the fantastic Jedi Outcast, it’s a single-player and multiplayer game that is a smidge above the others in fun since you start with a lightsaber, and we all love lightsabers.
Some say Jedi Outcast is the better game and that’s completely fair, but I absolutely loved this game, and it’s easily one of my favorite games of the Star Wars franchise. Plus, I’m a sucker for customization, which was new for this series.
#2: Star Wars: Battlefront II
One of the most fun games, ever. I’ve spent hundreds of hours playing this alone and with friends, and it never got old. Coming out in 2005 for PS2, Xbox, PSP, and Windows, this game expanded on all of the positives of Battlefront and managed to improve them.
Including a narrative, this game had loads of fun to play alone and with friends on land or in the sky. And if it wasn’t for this number one, it’d be the best Star Wars game made thus far.
#1: Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
The GOAT of Star Wars games, Knights of the Old Republic came out in 2003 on Xbox, Windows, and Mac, and changed the game for RPG and Star Wars.
Taking place 4,000 years before The Phantom Menace, you play as a Jedi that, based on the decision you make, could land you on the light or dark side of the force. This game is one of the greatest games ever made, and has been unmatched and unrivaled with its game style, narrative, and playability.
Boy oh boy, three different lists in three different mediums. I guess that’s what makes Star Wars such a powerful franchise, in that they’ve made such an impact in film, games, books, etc.
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Happy Star Wars Day!