10 Best Star Wars Games
TOP 10 STAR WARS GAMES
Let’s start with number 10 on our list, which is Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire. This game is a third-person shooter game developed and published by LucasArts, and was released for the N64 and is now playable on PC. In the game, you play as Dash Rendar, the fearsome protagonist with a trusty blaster pistol. This is one of the earliest instalments in the Star Wars lineage and remains well respected despite it being released in 1996. Those who have had the privilege of playing the game will tell you of its amazing vehicular combat sequences as well as its outstanding opening Battle of Hoth. If there’s one Star Wars game you should have in your library, its this one!
Up next is Star Wars: Dark Forces which is number 9 on our list. This is a first-person shooter game that was published and developed by LucasArts as part of the Star Wars: Jedi Knight series. In the game, your role is to join the Rebel Alliance’s covert operations division then infiltrate and topple an Empire that was formed specifically for creating a doomsday army. It is currently one of the best games on Steam as indicated by the overwhelmingly positive reviews it has received. Critics cited its gameplay as challenging and has received praise for the puzzles players can solve within levels. Its sound and graphics also received praise as both made the game more immersive.
At number 8 is Star Wars Battlefront 2, a first-person and third-person shooter that was published and developed by EA DICE. It was tailored to closely follow the Star Wars film franchise which caused it to generate a lot of interest at launch. It is the fourth instalment in the franchise and was first released in 2005. It was so well received that the developers deemed it worthy of a re-release. The reboot was released in 2017 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC, and has since received free downloadable content in the form of Seasons. The game also celebrates the release of The Rise of Skywalker with a new planet and Reinforcements “Gunner” and “Spy” for the Resistance, a “Sith Trooper” and a new “Jet Trooper.”
Let’s move on to number 7 on our list of the 10 Best Star Wars Games Ever Made! Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga is an action-adventure game based on the Lego Star Wars line of toys. This game received an overwhelmingly positive reception at release and surprised many as the Lego graphics don’t convey the semi-serious undertone of the franchise. In any case, it quickly grew to be one of the most highly-favoured Star Wars games of the lot, especially among the younger gaming audience who were familiar with the toys. Both young and old audiences have surely enjoyed the game as evidenced by the Very Positive reviews players and critics left on its Steam page.
Star Wars: The Old Republic is one of BioWare Austin’s proudest projects as the game did great justice to the Star Wars gaming catalogue by maintaining the high quality the gaming community had grown to expect. The developer managed to capture the essence of the Star Wars universe with this title, then slotted it neatly within the MMORPG genre. It covered the events after the establishment of a tenuous peace between the re-emergent Sith Empire and the Galactic Republic. The game was named Best MMO in 2011 Game of the Year Awards and definitely deserves to be one of the best Star Wars games ever made.
We’re halfway through, and we have Star Wars: Republic Commando at number 5! This game is one of the more tactical games to come out of the Star Wars line; in fact, it is labeled as a tactical first-person shooter which is arguably one of the major reasons it was so successful. It was released around the same time a number of other Star Wars games were being released so it had to offer something to set it apart from the lot, and the tactical nature of the gameplay provided exactly that. Star Wars: Republic Commando’s Xbox version has impressively sold over 60,000 copies by the end of 2005 in the UK alone, while in France, 85,000 units have been shipped when it launched.
Up next at number 4 is Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast, which is a first and third-person action game in the Star Wars: Jedi Knight series developed by Raven Software and published by LucasArts. The game is very much story-driven and features a single-player campaign that is set in the Star Wars expanded universe. The campaign kicks off two years after the events of Mysteries of the Sith. It follows Kyle Katarn as he fights against the Dark Jedi Desann and his followers. If you’re an avid Star Wars fan, this game is a must-have in your arsenal as its multiplayer is addictive, and it’s as authentically Star Wars as it can get.
Star Wars: TIE Fighter is a 1994 Star Wars space flight simulator and space combat game that was developed by Lucasarts, and is number 3 on our list. It is a sequel to the Star Wars: X-Wing series. In the game, you assume the role of an Imperial navy starfighter pilot who must safeguard imperilled lives throughout the galaxy. The game offers an interesting slant as it places you under the command of Darth Vader who is popularly recognized as the antagonist in the Star Wars universe. Critics praised its graphics as well as gameplay enhancements and missions from X-Wing as its strong points. The game has received numerous awards from different bodies since its launch, which is well-deserved.
At number 2 is Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, the latest release in the Star Wars series and currently one of the most sought-after and highly-rated games in the world. The game is now touted as the best game to come out of the Star Wars line and a lot of this praise is attributed to its very satisfying combat system that has been likened to that of award-winning Batman: Arkham Asylum. It also has a very much welcomed, Metroidvania style of exploration and progression. This is definitely one of those games every fan of the franchise should be proud to play.
And here we are, capping our list with the number 1 best Star Was ever made! STAR WARS: Knights of the Old Republic sits at the apex of any top ten lists for Star Wars games for many. It was released in 2003 which was almost two decades ago, but it has not escaped the hearts of those who have played it. It offers a story-rich role-playing experience that only a few have been able to match this. The game is set four thousand years before the Galactic Empire and hundreds of Jedi Knights have fallen in battle against the ruthless Sith. Knights of the Old Republic has won numerous awards, including Game of the Year in 2004 by the Game Developer’s Choice Awards, and many more.
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