The video game industry is a big one; actually, it’s a pretty huge one at that. So, it’s no secret that the fan-favorite movie franchise of Star Wars just absolutely had to jump on said bandwagon. There have been countless games to come out over the years, but we’re here to essentially just address the Top 7. Be sure to let us know anything that you like as well!
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In no particular order, here are the Top 7 Star Wars video games that are still relevant in 2023:
1. Star Wars: Battlefront II
Year Made: 2005
Console(s) & How to Play: Xbox, PS2, PC, PSP
The story of this game is told from the perspective of a clone trooper, being voiced by the same actor who voices Jango Fett (Temura Morrison), who is “fighting in the Republic’s 501st Legion against Separatist forces”. It combines battlefield-style multiplayer mode but also added a singleplayer story-telling mode for just a bit of a changeup. From the first edition of the game, Battlefront I, it has a few changes such as different gameplay modes and characters, but nonetheless, fans have loved it ever since and still do.
2. Star Wars: Republic Commando
Year Made: 2005
Console(s) & How to Play: Xbox, PC
This game offers something different from regular shooting style games. It incorporates more things that are more along the lines of military combat styles, which is just one of many things that fans across the globe have said that they loved most about this game. In addition, this game has you playing as a Clone Squad Leader, using specific commands to direct your fellow troopers, including a little bit of AI as your buddy to help you out just a bit. This mission-filled game has been loved by many for years and will continue to be until the end of time. Most reviews say that this game is worth your time more than most other Star Wars-related games of it’s kind.
3. Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast
Year Made: 2002
Console(s) & How to Play: Xbox, GameCube, PC, OS X
Kyle Katarn, a video game character first introduced to us back in the game of Star Wars: Dark Forces, has his turn to shine down in the spotlight in this game. There are so many different levels to complete and weapons to collect and unlock that there is literally never a dull moment whenever you’re playing this game. In fact, there are even three different lightsaber stances that can be used, along/in combination with a 360 degree camera spin that comes after you cut off an opponent’s arm. How cool is that?! Overall, there are so many people that want Kyle Katarn to come back in a future video game, and what we say to that is: you just never know.
4. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
Year Made: 2019
Console(s) & How to Play: Xbox One, PS4, PC
In this game, you play as Cal Kestis, a Jedi Padawan who is fighting within the Galactic Empire. There are tons of different epic journeys to go on as you navigate the tough world(s) around you. This game actually takes place a couple of years after the film, Star Wars: Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (which is my personal favorite franchise movie). A super fun fact here is that Cal Kestis is actually the only one who yields an Orange Lightsaber. There are so many different colors and meanings and shapes to lightsabers, but it’s actually pretty cool that Kestis is the only Orange dude. This game is very new, and people are still talking about it, so no worries about it’s popularity fading. Play it and let us know your thoughts and comments down below.
5. Star Wars Rogue Squadron 2: Rogue Leader
Year Made: 2001
Console(s) & How to Play: GameCube
Released over 20 years ago, this game was exclusively released on the GameCube platform. It, to this day, is still fan’s most favorite game to play when it comes specifically to all of the epic space fights that Star Wars gives us and is really and truly all about. Also, forget all of the other more common things that we know about Star Wars and space fighting because this game in particular helps to shed some light on other elements, such as things like The X-Wing and other incredible dogfights. With this game being more than 20 years old, there are definitely still some pretty diehard fans out there who will argue it’s relevance with just about anyone out there.
6. Star Wars: Knight of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords
Year Made: 2005
Console(s) & How to Play: Xbox, Nintendo Switch, PC
There was the original game that came before this, Old Republic I, that fans weren’t so crazy about…like at all, actually. However, when the Sith Lords version came out of it, fans went crazy and started calling Old Republic II a tried and true absolute masterpiece. Within it, there is certainly plenty of different levels to play and other elements that make up a truly great RPG game. It goes beyond the simplicity of other games and combines some super great storytelling as well. This game definitely was out-loved by it’s predecessor and will continue to be until the end of time. This game is truly timeless as they say.
7. Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
Year Made: 2022
Console(s) & How to Play: Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, PS4, PS5, Nintendo Switch, PC
This list just couldn’t be complete without talking about the most recent installment in a Lego video game, Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga. This game is truly beautiful, encapturing, and honestly one of the best things that even I’ve personally played…like ever. You can play as each individual film saga episode and play through all of the main stories and elements that you within the movies. Each episode, as well as each individual story mission, comes with some dialogue and a little scene where the Lego characters are essentially acting out a part from the movie using real movie dialogue to kinda sorta set you up for what’s to come in gameplay. Given that this game just came out last year it’s hard to imagine putting on a best video games of all time list; however, fans are still ranting and raving about it and some are even replaying it in a brand new story account mode. This game is certainly not to be missed. There is tons of stuff to do, see, collect, and oh so much more! If you play this, please drop me a comment down below and let me know what you thought and how much you just loved it like I know just about everyone will!
That’s a wrap on our analysis of the Top 7 most timeless Star Wars video games of all time!
What do you make of this list? Do you agree or disagree with all, most, or even none of it? Regardless of your opinions, be sure to interact with us down in the comments below! And as always…….May The Force Be With You ALL!