It’s May the 4th, otherwise known as Star Wars day, and we’re celebrating with a run-down of the best Star Wars games the universe has ever seen.
A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, George Lucas decided that you could slap the Star Wars logo on pretty much anything and sell it. And, in the case of videogames, that’s often been a pretty good thing!
For nearly four decades, Star Wars games of every description and genre have graced every available gaming platform, from handhelds to home consoles to arcade machines. Saber-slashing brawlers, asteroid-avoiding flight sims, Rodian-rocking racers – you name it, the expansive Star Wars universe has facilitated a wide and wonderful range of video games.
With that said, having played pretty much every Star Wars game there’s ever been (for my sins, I was one of the idiots who bought The Phantom Menace tie-in game on the original PlayStation), I can with a slightly heavy heart admit that for every good game in that digital star system, there are three or four rubbish ones.
But don’t fear, Star Wars fans! After all, fear leads to anger, anger leads to hate. Etc etc.
When the Star Wars license is handed over to a developer that loves the series as much as the millions of Jedi-wannabes do, the games can be seriously great.
From arcade showstoppers to new VR highs, the Force is strong with these, the very best Star Wars games.
Honourable mentions – Star Wars: Republic Commando, The Force Unleashed
We’ll kick off with a couple of games that, while enjoyable in their own right, just haven’t quite made the cut for this list.
First off, the Xbox and Windows’ Star Wars: Republic Commando. A squad-based shooter set during the prequels’ Clone Wars, it’s a solid game, often cited (in purely …read more