The 10 Best Star Wars Games of All Time

Prepare to battle across the galaxy.

Who hasn’t dreamed of being in Star Wars and getting to fly an X-Wing or fight with a lightsaber? With so many different planets, characters, and time periods, there is so much to explore in that universe. But finding the best games can be tricky. So let’s take a look back at the 10 Best Star Wars Games Ever.

10. Star Wars: Battlefront (2015)

Star Wars Battlefront Gameplay

Star Wars Battlefront perfectly captures the feeling of being in Star Wars. With crisp graphics and fantastic sound assets it recreates the experience perfectly. Getting to dive into the trenches of Hoth or fly a TIE Fighter through the sky is amazing. The game has a lot of variety in its game modes, like the massive sixty-four person assault mode and a more intimate squad-based game mode. Everything feels authentic, perfectly capturing that child-like glee of getting to play in the biggest moments of the Star Wars saga.

Fight in newer locations like Scarif from Rogue One. 

Flying a speeder on Hoth to take down AT-ATs. 

9. Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes (2015)

Galaxy of Heroes Gameplay

Galaxy of Heroes is a free-to-play app game where everyone’s favorite characters from a galaxy far, far, away battle each other for dominance. Pulling from all eras of the movies and even into the Legends Universe, you can acquire your favorite characters as cards. Then put them into a squad together to fight in turn-based combat. This amounts to a fun game that lets you quest for your favorite Star Wars characters and build them up to have an unstoppable army.

See the variety of game modes. 

Some of the many characters you can recruit.

8. Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2016)

Lego Star Wars The Force Awakens gameplay

The family friendly Lego games have always been a source of joy since the first Lego Star Wars. When this new game was released after the movie it brought the series into the next generation. This game has amazing co-op gameplay that lets another player pick up a controller and go without any fuss. It also has the Lego games signature brand of humor that will put a smile on your face as you play through this silly yet fun adventure.

Finn, Rey and BB-8 team up to escape Jakku.

Everyone's new favorite droid is here too!

7. Star Wars: The Force Unleashed- Ultimate Sith Edition (2009)

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed – Ultimate Sith Edition gameplay

This hack and slash game showed many people the true power of the Force. With a pivotal scene having you pull a whole Star Destroyer out of the sky the game allowed for a lot of spectacle. You play as Starkiller, the secret apprentice of Darth Vader as he assassinates the remaining Jedi. The controls are simple with one button per force power or lightsaber attack, allowing you to run around and destroy anything with relative ease. Enjoy this tale of redemption and revenge with the most epic gameplay a Star Wars game can provide.

Fight iconic characters in familar locations. 

Play through the first mission as Darth Vader! 

6. Star Wars: The Old Republic (2011)

Star Wars The Old Republic gameplay

Bioware’s first MMORPG was ambitious, touting the first fully voiced MMO with player choices and dialogue trees to help craft a story-driven experience. This free-to-play MMO allows you to take control of eight full campaigns. Then make moral choices throughout the game to role-play a new character in the Star Wars universe. Set in the Old Republic you live out a time of uneasy peace between the Sith and the Republic. Both sides seek to use your character to get the upper hand in the political sphere on multiple planets, leading to a great amount of variety as you make your way across the galaxy.

A Jedi knight preparing for battle.

One of each class showing amount of options to choose from.

5. Star Wars: Jedi Knight 3: Jedi Academy (2003)

Star Wars Jedi Knight- Jedi Academy gameplay

The last installment of the Jedi Knight series sees you take up the role of the customizable Jaden Korr. The campaign missions can be tackled in any order, with your choice of force powers. The game also gives you a lightsaber right from the start, letting you play around with the amazing melee combat system. Add to the mix the ability to dual-wield lightsabers or use a double-sided blade and you have a fantastic melee combat system that has very few peers even today.

Jaden ready to duel with one of the many Sith cultists.

Be preapred for a lot of exciting lightsaber duels. 

4. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2: The Sith Lords (2004)

Star Wars Knight of the Old Republic 2 gameplay

Obsidian's darker take on a Star Wars RPG really pushes the limits of what a Star Wars game can be. When your character, the Jedi Exile, wakes up from an attack, you will make several uneasy alliances to escape death. As you progress through the game you will collect more characters, all with dark secrets to uncover and different philosophies that will influence you as your character either seeks redemption or revenge. Unfortunately, the game was incomplete when it came out, but with the help of modders on PC, you can play the game with a lot of the content restored to help flesh out the otherwise ambiguous ending.

Swinging a lightsaber is still awesome no matter the game.

Even turn based combat is exciting to watch.

3. Star Wars: Republic Commando (2005)

Star Wars: Republic Commando gameplay

This first-person, squad-based, game sees you as the commander of a team of clone commandos. Each have their own skill set as you lead them through three dangerous missions across the Clone Wars. The game has a great system of allowing you to lead your squad by having a command button that you can use to send them to perform an action, such as sniping, planting a bomb, or hacking. It is very intuitive and adds some great tactical gameplay during the crazy firefights with droids and other enemies throughout this darker Star Wars campaign.

Lead your soliders through the pits on Geonosis. 

You'll have to think quickly to beat the Magnaguards. 

2. Star Wars: Jedi Knight 2: Jedi Outcast (2002)

Star Wars: Jedi Knight 2: Jedi Outcast gameplay

This story of a man who lost his connection with the force and returns to it is one of the best Star Wars tales not put to film. Kyle Katarn used to be a Jedi, but that life was behind him until tragedy befalls him on a spy mission gone bad and he takes his lightsaber back to hunt down those responsible. This game has some of the best level design in any Star Wars game, with fun platforming, a great mix of third-person melee action and first-person shooting. Doing wall runs, flips, and using force powers to fight lightsaber duels and kill stormtroopers has rarely been as satisfying as it is here.

You get to command the powers of the force to kill stromtroopers.

Exciting lightsabers duels are often in the best places.

1. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (2003)

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic gameplay

Bioware’s first run at a Star Wars game created not only one of the best Star Wars games of all time, but one of the best RPGs ever. With a cast of interesting characters and an amazing plot that truly left its mark on people. Go on a journey to discover your own powers and the origins of a new Sith threat in this chose-driven role-playing game. The combat uses the semi-real time with pause style that worked for games like Baldur's Gate before and blends the best of tactics and easy to manage action. All this has created a memorable experience that you can play now on PC or on Android and IOS to live out your own Star Wars experience.

Getting ready for battle with a Wookie and a sassy assassin droid.

Gun based combat is very viable for your custom character.

Did I miss your favorite Star Wars game? Let me know in the comments below which is your favorite.

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After tiring form the life of adventure in Chicago, Andrew seeks to return home to Ohio where he intends to tell all the tales in his head. Unless more video games and comic books distract him.
Gamer Since: 1996
Favorite Genre: RPG
Currently Playing: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Top 3 Favorite Games:Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
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