5 Best Star Wars Games Of All Time
2015 is inevitably the year of Star Wars. As we approach Episode VII – The Force Awakens launch in cinemas, the hype awakens too, and that's why you might be willing to recover some of your back catalogue in order to refresh the memory and feel more integrated in the universe you will explore once again in December. Of course, we are talking about video games and, even though the number of titles inspired to Star Wars has decreased in the last two generations of consoles, there's still much to play when it comes to the saga created by George Lucas.
We selected for you the “5 Star Wars Games of All Time“, even though, talking about video games, it's almost impossible to tell which are the best and which are the worse sometimes. Take this list, whose order is casual, just as a reminder of five among tons of Star Wars games you should play again (and again and… again?) while waiting for the new movie, instead of a bible you should observe and respect.
And, of course, please add your most favorite Star Wars games in the comments section below, so we can discover if you have different opinions or simply we forgot some titles, which is possible… but not the best idea out there, I still love my job at Gamepur.
KNIGHTS OF THE OLD REPUBLIC II
With the series passing from BioWare to Obsidian Entertainment, which BioWare itself suggested to LucasArts as they worked together when Black Isle Studios was still alive, Knights of the Old Republic II managed to have a more modern feeling overall and developed upon a strong narrative basis. The title, a role-playing game based on Dungeons & Dragons rules, was released between 2004 and 2005 on both Xbox and PC.
After searching for popular info on forums and blogs, I discovered most of the saga's fans prefer KOTOR II to the first one, even though we're still talking about two great and beloved games. Can you tell why, or otherwise why we should all be loving the original?
THE FORCE UNLEASHED
The Force Unleashed represents the final LucasArts effort in video games, and ultimately the last tentative they made in creating Star Wars based popular games. You can probably find in how the original and the sequel worked on the market, the reason why Disney, buying LucasFilm and the Star Wars IP, immediately cancelled Star Wars 1313.
Anyway, both the episodes in this sub-franchise were pretty good and varied action titles, even though at the time the original The Force Unleashed had a better impact on both critics and gamers. Of course, you can express your opinion about which is the best in this case, too.
Oh man, did you really think we were going to complete this article without Star Wars Battlefront II? Developed by now defunct Pandemic Studios, Battlefront II was released for Windows PC, Xbox, PlayStation 2 and even PSP in 2005.
The story of this multiplayer-only game covers Star Wars events from the Clone Wars, even though it doesn't have the importance it would have in a single-player based production. Battlefront is being brought back from the dead with DICE's reboot, shipping this year for PC, Xbox One and PS4, but maybe you've already heard about it.
LEGO STAR WARS: THE COMPLETE SAGA
If you are a fan of LEGO stuff, and of course of Star Wars, you won't want to miss this LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga package. It includes LEGO Star Wars and LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy, and was released between 2007 and 2013 on almost every existing platform apart from the current-gen consoles.
This is a really fresh take on the Lucas saga, a parody as we got used by the LEGO franchise, that covers all the events from the six Star Wars movies. In terms of gameplay, it's a good co-op platform you could really enjoy with a friend of yours.
STAR WARS ROGUE SQUADRON II: ROGUE LEADER
Launched between 2001 and 2002, Rogue Squadron II was a GameCube launch title developed by Factor 5. Set in the fictional Star Wars galaxy, the game spans all three original trilogy Star Wars films, with the player controlling Luke Skywalker and Wedge Antilles.
Second in a series of three, the game is a flight action game in ten fast-paced levels, with mission objectives being pretty common things like search and destroy or protection that must be completed to progress to the next level. Enemy aircraft include TIE fighters, Imperial shuttles and Star Destroyers so, if you love Star Wars, you won't ever feel in the wrong place.