This year, the Star Wars franchise celebrates its 40th anniversary, a special milestone for one of the most popular sci-fi franchises of all time. Star Wars Day, or May the 4th, has been earmarked as a holiday to celebrate all things Jedi, Sith, Ewok and beyond. As a longtime fan of the franchise, I’ve picked some of the best video games that will cater to all Star Wars fans out there. From action-packed experiences, and RPGs to simulation titles, here are some of my top picks that take place in a galaxy far, far away. May the force be with you!
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
Released in 2019, this action-adventure game takes you on a thrilling journey with Jedi Cal Kestis. Developer Respawn Entertainment, best known for the TitanFall series, used the force and an abundance of talent to create one of the best Star Wars games to date. The story follows Kestis who is on the run from the empire that is working to destroy the Jedi Order. The game boasts stunning visuals, Jedi skill-based combat, and an engaging story that will keep you hooked for hours. It’s aimed at more mature audiences but does an incredible job of fleshing out more of the Star Wars universe and lore.
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Star Wars Jedi: Survivor
Jedi: Survivor is 2023’s direct sequel of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order which sees Cal Kestis return. He embarks on a new, perilous adventure pushing himself to new limits to protect those he cares about and prevent the galaxy from falling to the dark side. No spoilers, but the story in Jedi: Survivor captures the Star Wars series beautifully and shouldn’t be missed.
It offers players rich, detailed environments to explore with the wonder and excitement of the franchise. From the urban setting of Coruscant, bustling spaceports to the rugged landscapes, players will explore a world that is both familiar and new. With stunning graphics, engaging gameplay, and a storyline that is sure to captivate, it’s one of the best games to come out so far this year.
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Star Wars: Squadrons
If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to pilot an X-Wing or TIE fighter Star Wars: Squadrons is the game for you (read the full review here on the blog). This game puts you in control of starfighters from both sides and engages you in dogfights, fleet battles and more. It’s an adrenaline-packed experience that offers stunning visuals and authentic sound effects that makes you feel like you are in one of the movies. Squadrons offers an immersive single-player story campaign and multiplayer modes to battle friends online. The game provides the most authentic Star Wars piloting experience I’ve ever played. The team went through a painstaking process to make each craft and its cockpit as accurate as possible, right down to the last dials and switches.
Tales From The Galaxy’s Edge Enhanced Edition for PlayStation VR 2
One of my personal favourites for the PlayStation VR 2! This epic virtual reality game completely immerses you in the Star Wars universe. The story puts you into the shoes of a Droid Repair Technician, but from humble beginnings, you’ll embark on a thrilling adventure to become a hero of the universe. From navigating the Batuu wilds, fighting off Death Gangs and infiltrating a First Order facility, you’ll author your own legacy.
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LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
If you are looking for a fun, family-friendly way to celebrate Star Wars Day, look no further than LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga (read the full review here on the blog). The latest entry in the long line of Lego Star Wars games is easily the best one yet. This game covers all nine movies in the Skywalker saga with developer Traveller’s Tales’ usual charm that fans have come to love. Whether you’re battling the Empire, exploring exotic planets, or simply building Lego structures, there’s something for everyone. If you’re a fan of the films or Lego games in general this is a must-play.
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Knights of the Old Republic
Knights of the Old Republic (KOTOR) is more of a “retro gaming” experience by today’s standards. It is still one of the best sci-fi games of all time. The game is beloved for so many reasons, namely the story and customization options. You assume the role of an aspiring Jedi who joins allies with the Republic to defeat Darth Malak. In the process preventing him from taking over the galaxy. Set thousands of years before A New Hope, this RPG offers a diverse and captivating cast of characters and a thrilling storyline. If you’re searching for the ultimate Star Wars experience, there are few games better than KOTOR.
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Happy May the 4th!
One of the best ways to celebrate Star Wars Day is by immersing yourself in epic intergalactic video games. With a variety of genres and experiences at your fingertips, you can join your favourite characters on thrilling adventures. Fight against the dark side, and explore galaxies far, far away. From the action-packed Jedi: Fallen Order series to the family-friendly LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga there’s a game for everyone. Grab your lightsaber and get ready to embark on your own unforgettable adventure, may the force be with you!
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