8 Best Star Wars Video Games
Star Wars is one of the most successful franchises in the world and it is no surprise considering the fact that it has spawned over ten movies, tons of video games, television series and more. You don’t need a heavyweight gaming PC to play most of these titles. There is something for everyone. We’ve compiled a collection of the 8 Best Star Wars video games across all platforms, be it the PC or any other console. These games have been selling like hotcakes all over the world and it is now time for you to get a piece of the action, to perfectly prepare for ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ coming out next month.
Star Wars: Battlefront
It would be unfair to start with any other game. Star Wars: Battlefront is the latest addition to the Star Wars video games franchise. One look at the screenshots of this game and you will understand why it has been receiving so much attention. It was referred to as one of the best-looking games of this generation based on its visuals and graphic quality, but was criticized for the lack of content. Overall, playing this one is a great experience and you can buy it for PS4, Xbox One or PC. This game does require a high-end PC with some meaty specs, though.
LEGO Star Wars
The first installment in the LEGO Star Wars franchise came out in 2005 and it was among the Top 20 best selling games of 2005. The game features a total of 56 playable characters and an additional 3 characters in the GBA version. The gameplay is very simple and players are assigned specific scenes from the movie along with a set of characters. Their aim is to interact with the characters and solve puzzles to progress. Buy this classic and experience one of the best Star Wars game of all time.
The Clone Wars was released after the release of LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga. It had a huge task at hand – to live up to the names of its predecessors. Even though the story lacked some depth, the game was a financial success mainly due to its sound design and characters. This one is a must have for every Star Wars fan and those who want a complete LEGO Star Wars collection.
LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens
This is TT Games’ fifth installment in the LEGO Star Wars’ universe. The Force Awakens is based on the latest Star Wars movie that saw the revival of the franchise after quite some time. LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens was also the fastest selling game in its week of release staying at the top position for five weeks continuously. The game is available on all platforms and you should definitely get it for experience over 200 playable characters and some great new modes.
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II is the sequel to The Force Unleashed which was released back in 2008. The initial game was praised for its amazing story, soundtrack, and graphic quality. Expectations were high with the release of the sequel and it managed to do justice to its predecessor. The game itself was extremely immersive thanks to the great sound design and story. Buy this game now and take control of Starkiller’s clone as you search for your true identity and Juno.
Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith
If lighhtsaber battles get you excited, then you must surely buy Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith. The combat-based gameplay of this game was very highly praised by critics. There is a possibility of an endless number of attacks using a combination of grapple attacks, counter attacks and force tricks. The gameplay is fast paced and is extremely exhilarating.
Star Wars: The Old Republic
Star Wars: The Old Republic is only available for the PC and it is also one of the most highly rated Star Wars games in the world. It was the best MMO game of 2011 and it’s not surprising because the creators of this game are none other than BioWare, the creators of the Dragon Age series and Mass Effect series. If you want to immerse yourself in one of the best ever role-playing Star Wars games, don’t think twice about buying The Old Republic, which is still going strong and constantly updated by the developers.
Star Wars: Republic Commando
Let me start off by telling you that this game doesn’t feature Jedi. If you’ve been wanting to play a first-person shooter with Jedi, then this is not the game for you. The best thing that I love about this game is that you get to choose up to three non-playable characters to help you take out enemies and on various other quests. The characters never die. They can be incapacitated but can be revived by other teammates. The game is over only when all the four players get incapacitated at the same time.