5 Excellent Star Wars Video Games

Updated on May 5, 2017
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Jeremy hopes the Force is with him as he pursues a forensics career in the swamps of Louisiana.

Star Wars Games

Companies have produced several games for Star Wars fans. Some are good, some are decent, and some shouldn't be touched with a 39 1/2 foot pole. Today we'll examine some of the funnest you can experience, even years after they came out. Let's begin!
A couple spoilers ahead.

Star Wars Battlefront places you in command of soldiers throughout the Star Wars universe.
Star Wars Battlefront places you in command of soldiers throughout the Star Wars universe.

1. Battlefront Series

Star Wars Battlefront and Battlefront 2 allow players to experience the galaxy from a regular soldier's point of view. You select an army (Rebels, Empire, Republic, or Separatist), and then choose a class of soldier to battle against the enemy legions. Each comes equipped with different weapons and abilities.Will you be a sniper for the Rebels? A jetpack equipped Clone Trooper? Or perhaps a deadly destroyer droid, complete with shield generator? Once you select a class, the battle begins. Battlefront beautifully renders several classic locations from Star Wars, from ice planet Hoth to the deserts of Tatooine. You can also enter vehicles to mow down adversaries with powerful lasers.

If you're a fan of action or shooting games, give Battlefront a try. Or if you're still angry about Jar Jar Binks from Episode 1, you can vent by attacking Gungans in the original Battlefront. The sequel for Playstation 2 and Xbox 360 is even better. The Playstation 4 release of Battlefront 3 took some steps backwards for the series, but fans are still hopeful for the future of Battlefront.

Jango Fett
Jango Fett

2. Bounty Hunter

This action adventure title for the Playstation 2 and Gamecube places you in the role of Jango Fett, the deadly bounty hunter from Episode 2. The game takes place before the movie we saw Jango in, and lets us know how he got to begin working for the scheming Count Dooku. As Jango, you pursue various bounties across the galaxy, hone your combat skills, and hoard your wealth. The settings, action, and characters are all fairly good, but the best part comes from Jango's jetpack. Thanks to it, exploring worlds and shooting enemies has never been more fun. Give this slightly dated title a go if you'd like to experience the life of a bounty hunter and don't mind Star Wars without lightsabers.
It sure was a lot of fun playing as Jango. I wonder what became of - oh, right.

Star Wars Jedi Outcast
Star Wars Jedi Outcast

3. Jedi Outcast

This game seems to slip by many fans, despite its polish. Jedi Outcast, for PC, Xbox, and Gamecube, is my favorite game of the Jedi Knight series. In this title, which takes place after Episode 6, you are Kyle Katarn, a reluctant hero who is forced to train as a Jedi to save his loved ones. Using a lightsaber and a surprising variety of guns, you fight enemies such as stormtroopers, lightsaber-wielding Reborn, various droids, and fallen Jedi. Kyle is an enjoyable protagonist, and it's thrilling to encounter familiar faces like Luke Skywalker and Lando Calrissian. The game also features a fun multiplayer mode with a variety of different battles and contests. You can team up with (or fight against) friends and computer controlled characters. This game isn't the most recent, and its graphics reflect that, but it remains one of the best Star Wars has to offer.

Knights of the Old Republic allows you to choose the Light or Dark Side
Knights of the Old Republic allows you to choose the Light or Dark Side

4. Knights of the Old Republic

Set thousands of years before the movies take place is the Old Republic series. In the first two games, available for PC and Xbox, players create their own character who eventually develops into a powerful Jedi or Sith. The customization, story, dialogue, and environments are pieced together perfectly. The games may be a bit old by now, but they're still a load of fun. The third game, simply called The Old Republic, is available on PC as an MMO (massively multiplayer online). I don't find it quite as engaging, and you'll want a powerful computer to run it properly, but it's admittedly a blast to play in real time with people across the world. If you're a fan of RPGs (role playing games), check out the Old Republic games.

Starkiller from The Force Unleashed
Starkiller from The Force Unleashed

5. The Force Unleashed

Admit it. There have been times when you just wanted to be evil, and make your enemies pay for their sins. The Force Unleashed lets you take control of Darth Vader's secret apprentice, Starkiller, and do just that by performing missions for the Empire. You use your lightsaber and force techniques to eliminate all opposition. Combat is handled wonderfully, the story encounters some familiar faces, and you ultimately choose between selfishness and sacrifice. Check it out on Wii, Xbox 360, Playstation 2, or Playstation 3. A sequel exists, The Force Unleashed 2, and its not bad at all, but not quite as good as the first.

Well, there you have it. These games offer fun adventures into an enchanting world. Give them a try to relive some of the best Star Wars experiences. Thanks for reading!

What? You're saying you don't really care about about engaging stories or fun combat? You just want to boogie a bit with the Dark Side? You're kind of weird. But if that's really what you want, there's always Star Wars Kinect..

Questions & Answers

  • What happened to the Darth Maul video game?

    Tentatively named "Battle of the Sith Lords", the title was unexpectedly cancelled in 2011 despite positive fan reception to the idea. However, back in 2015, developer Red Fly claimed to be working on resurrecting the game, and hopefully one day we'll get the Maul experience we want.

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