May the 4th be with you, reader! Of course, for today, I just had to write something Star Wars related! I haven’t played all of the Star Wars games, including Knights of the Old Republic (I know…), but I want to share with you all today, in no order, my 7 favourite Star Wars games.
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
The most recent game on this list is among Star Wars’ best. Fallen Order takes place between Episodes III and IV, and follows Jedi Padawan Cal Kestis as he’s hunted by the Galactic Empire who seeks to crush any and all opposition to their iron fisted rule. Lightsaber battling has never felt so fluid and authentic, and Cal’s story was engaging. Semi-open worlds, a plot with twists and turns, and the encouragement to explore its many worlds, had me hooked on Fallen Order until I’d beaten and earned the Platinum trophy. It sold very well, so here’s to more!
Star Wars Racer Revenge
Racer I is being remastered for release this month (and I’ve never played it, so I’m very much looking forward to it), but Racer Revenge was the racing game I played during my childhood. Racer Revenge takes place 8 years after The Phantom Menace, where podracing was first introduced. Sebulba is angry that Anakin beat him back then, and is seeking revenge. With 13 tracks and 22 racers, there was a lot to come back to. It’s also available digitally on PS4, with an impressive emulation.
Star Wars: Bounty Hunter
Bounty Hunter is very cool, and I’m currently replaying it now. You take control of Jango Fett, 10 years before Attack of the Clones, where you’re tasked with various missions to capture or eliminate those who have bounties on their heads, with the overarching plot focusing on Jango hunting down Dark Jedi Komari Vosa. It was awesome to play as a Bounty Hunter, and those who’ve recently been enjoying The Mandalorian might wish to give this one a go. As with Racer Revenge, you can pick this up digitally on PS4, with a few upgrades from its PS2 version.
LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga
This is one that many of you will fondly remember, being among one of the earlier LEGO games, as well as one of its best and meatiest. Covering Episodes I-VI, this game was full of charm, and could be played in co-op. I received this game with my PS3, and it’s one of the games I kept when I sold a bunch of PS3 games. Thankfully, LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga is releasing this year, featuring updates including voice-acting to the original six episodes, as well as games based on the latest trilogy. It’s also using developer Traveller’s Tales’ new engine, NTT, making this the most ambitious LEGO title yet.
Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
Honestly, I really enjoyed the movie tie-ins for each of the movies, but this was my favourite. Don’t dare think that I wasn’t tempted to include The Phantom on this list, though! Revenge of the Sith had great combat, and it was home to some of the best lightsaber battles in Star Wars history. I can’t tell you how many times I replayed the fight between Obi-Wan and Anakin on Mustafar! The game even featured an alternate ending where Anakin was the victor of that iconic duel.
Star Wars Episode I: Jedi Power Battles
A co-op platforming/beat-’em-up hybrid, Jedi Power Battles is a game that my brother and I stormed through multiple times. You could play as one of five Jedi Masters, and it took place alongside The Phantom Menace. I’d love to see the Star Wars IP tackle something like this again, as it was a joy to play both solo and with a partner.
Star Wars Battlefront II (2017)
Battlefront II had a rocky start, but I still had a blast with it. Its final update, The Battle on Scarif, has just launched, and developer DICE are turning their focus to the next Battlefield game, but the support they’ve provided Battlefront II has been astounding. Free maps, characters, skins, modes and balance updates have come month after month, and the game now boasts an astounding amount of content. It’s faithful to Star Wars, and features beautiful visuals and tight gameplay. It’s not very competitive, so it’s nice to still jump in and relax with a few games.
What are your favourite Star Wars games?