If you’re looking to get into Star Wars games, this is a great one to try out but do be warned that the other games will not really grant you the same experience. Knights of The Old Republic is for those who seek an adventure and immersion into the Star Wars universe. It is an RPG that set the standards of Star Wars games to come.

For those who want to embody a true Jedi and feel The Force coursing through them; perhaps Jedi Knight II is the choice for you. The game blends lightsaber combat and The Force really well that it’s hard to believe that the game was released in 2002.

Although, since Disney acquired the franchise, one of the best characters – Kyle Katarn, which stars in this game is shelved from the Star Wars timeline. We’ll probably never see him again, sadly. The game takes place after the events of Return of The Jedi and explores a lot of freedom from the original timeline that seems to be a rare find.

A squad-based first-person shooter where you and three teammates of the elite Delta squad are in charge of finishing battles on the various planets available to you. In this game, you’re a simple stormtrooper foot soldier, you don’t wield lightsabers or The Force to help you through battle.

Republic Commando changes the perspective of the usual Star Wars games, which makes it a refreshing take. Although the game occasionally feels like a squad battle royale, the environment and mechanics makes it so much more.

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order

Another interesting take on the Star Wars concept that paid off, Jedi: Fallen Order brings you Metroidvania style exploration and puzzles to solve. There’s a lot for you to explore, enemies to defeat and intricate puzzles for you to solve in order to move on.

Fallen Order is a relatively new game in the franchise, so you’ll find smooth visuals and controls to handle which brings the ease of being a Jedi to life. With influences from games like Uncharted, Ratchet & Clank and Tomb Raider, Jedi: Fallen Order incorporates the best parts of these games into one.

Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga

Now, say what you will about Lego games but they’re a lot of fun to play. Not to mention their accuracy to the storyline of the franchise. Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga somehow condenses six movies into three games for you to experience. Set aside your prejudices for cartoony lego shaped characters and enjoy a game with the best depiction of the franchise as a whole.

There’s battles, wit and drama all set into one. Everything unfolds as it should with minor changes with a jab at humour. With over 160 characters to choose from, the game is bound to have a character that interests you.

Star Wars Rogue Squadron II: Rogue Leader

A more vehicle-based game with levels modelled after the films. You get to experience flying the various models of ships that can be found in the Star Wars franchise. There is a wide variety for you to unlock as you continue through the game’s campaigns.

You’ll get to live through the battles that take place in the movies through the eyes of a pilot, which is an honestly refreshing experience. Of course, each ship is to be handled differently with its own set of strengths and weaknesses. It is nice to be able to look out through the cockpit and feel like you’re living through the Star Wars battles. Sadly, it’s a hard game to come by these days.

Star Wars: Battlefront 2

One of the highly favoured games amongst Star Wars fans, Battlefront 2 has garnered its own set of die-hard fans. The point that drew fans to the game was the Galactic Conquest campaign as well as the well-made multiplayer maps of the game in comparison to its sequels. The multiplayer mode is a treat to play and is the best available for fans.

Although its online play on PC was previously shut down, it is now up and running again. It would take a lot to take down this beloved title and perhaps EA should focus on making more games like it in the future.

Star Wars: TIE Fighter

A classic, timeless game in the franchise, Star Wars: TIE Fighter has you flying the ship across the galaxy in an impressive flight simulator. Squadron II is the future of TIE Fighter, but TIE Fighter is where it all started. This is where the world realised that immersive games where you play as simple characters in a franchise could be fun and much needed as well.

TIE Fighter is just one of those classics that you need to experience at least once to understand how far the franchise has come. The game also sees you fighting on the evil side which gives a whole new perspective to the situation.

Star Wars: Dark Forces

Here’s another oldie for you in the first-person shooter genre. Dark Forces was released at a time when FPS was just gaining traction with the release of DOOM and Quake. The game pioneered free aiming, jumping, multi-step puzzles and more for the FPS games of today.

Dark Forces saw the first introduction of the previously mentioned, Kyle Katarn and the Dark Trooper program which made its appearance in The Mandalorian’s first season. This connection of past and present is what makes the Star Wars franchise so beloved amongst its fans. You never know where or what lore would prove to be significant in the end.

Star Wars Jedi Power Battles

Much like a hack and slash game, Jedi Power Battles sees you hack and slash around with a lightsaber instead. Kind of like a fever dream you would have as a child, you’ll run around with your lightsaber battling hundreds of enemies.

It’s not the most advanced or creative game, sure. But it brings the best thing you could ever ask for in a game: reckless fun. Anyways, if you ever really get into the game there’s levels and characters for you to unlock which does sound like a good way to pass the time. But as it is pretty dated, it can be hard to find.

Article by Sarah Paul

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