With Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker coming to cinemas tomorrow and the season finale of The Mandalorian airing next week, we take a look back at some of the most iconic Star Wars games. Sadly there is no baby Yoda to melt your heart, only games that have made their way into our hearts over the last few years and still make an amazing experience to date!
Delta Squad! Lock and Load!
Star Wars: Republic Commando is a brilliant experience, I played this for the first time earlier today, and was really blown away by how well it holds up today. Yes, the graphics may be dated, but the gameplay is akin to a Tom Clancy game, being able to command a diverse squad of Clone Commandos, each with radically different skills and personalities. The game takes place during Episode II: Attack of the Clones, and truly makes you feel like you are contributing to the war effort during the Battle of Geonosis.
Rise, my apprentice.
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed has always been a favourite of mine. The premise of The Force Unleashed is based around a new character, Galen Marek (AKA Starkiller), as he is taken on by Darth Vader as his secret apprentice. The game starts off letting you play as Darth Vader in his hunt for Jedi on the Wookiee homeworld of Kashyyyk. After defeating a Rogue Jedi, Vader meets a young Starkiller and begins his training in secret. Although the game sadly is not canon, it ushered in a new age of Star Wars games that really delved deep into the universe’s lore and gave a different storytelling perspective of the Star Wars saga.
Watch out for those wrist rockets!
Star Wars: Battlefront II has always been a brilliant experience, building on the core gameplay of the first game, expands the maps, modes and playable characters with content from the whole saga, featuring a broad range of heroes and villains from both the prequels and the original trilogy in highly customisable matches. Darth Vader leading an assault on the beaches of Kashyyyk? Why not? General Grevious and his troops invading Mos Eisley? It can be done. Battlefront 2 still has a massive modding and multiplayer community nearly 15 years later, and looks to continue that way.
I find your lack of games disturbing…
Unfortunately, we couldn’t include every game on this list, but some honourable mentions such as Knights of the Old Republic or the recently released Jedi: Fallen Order (read our review here). Although some of the games haven’t been totally amazing (We’re looking at you Star Wars Kinect), but we hope more gems like the 3 featured today will appear and leave their mark in Star Wars history for generations to come.