Happy May the 4th! Or as a lot would like to say, “May the 4th be with you!”
Today is a very special day for a lot of people as the world celebrates Star Wars Day! Star Wars, as a franchise, has really come a long way, encompassing so many mediums like movies, toys, tv series, and even video games. It’s become a big part of our culture and arguably everyone, whether geek or not, has at least been exposed to a movie or two.
Much like the movies and TV series, the Star Wars video games have had numerous entries throughout the years, with some being better than others. We have not played all of them though, but there are a number of memorable Star Wars games that stuck with us which we would love to share with you!
These games are some of our favorites, spanning from Racing to FPS and even RPG’s. Whichever you fancy, there’s definitely a Star Wars game just for you.
Star Wars Episode 1: Racer
Aside from being the start of the Star Wars saga, chronologically, The Phantom Menace is remembered for a lot of things… yes, even Jar Jar Binks. On the other hand, you’ll likely have fond memories of Episode 1 because of Darth Maul and Pod Racing, the latter of which inspired this fantastic racing game from 1999. If the thought of reliving Anakin’s thrilling adventures has got you excited, this game is your chance to step into the shoes of a pod racer and compete against the very best.
Star Wars Episode I: Racer is scheduled to be released for the PS4 and Switch on May 12.
Star Wars Battlefront 2
Battlefront 2 has been one of the most talked about Star Wars title, and not for the best reasons. Despite its very rocky start, Star Wars Battlefront 2 has now evolved into the game it was meant to be, worthy of the Star Wars name.
Get to control your favorite Star Wars Personalities like Yoda, Darth Vader, Luke, Leia, and much more as you battle it out across various locales in fast paced shooter action that’s sure to get your midi-chlorians rising.
Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order
Star Wars invades the Souls genre with their latest offering, Jedi Fallen Order. Taking place roughly after Episode 3 and before Episode 4 starts when the Jedi have all but been wiped out, step into the shoes of Cal Kestis, a Jedi struggling to survive the Galactic Empire’s ruthless Jedi purge who is forced by circumstances to come out of hiding and take on an important journey.
If you’ve ever played any of FromSoftware’s difficult but satisfying action RPGs in the Souls genre, then you can very well expect mostly the same from Jedi Fallen Order. It’s not as hard, but you’ll need to master the use of the force to get through this one!
Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic
This Star Wars based RPG developed by Bioware takes place almost 4,000 years before the Galactic Empire was even established, ever before the whole Skywalker saga from the movies!
Step into the shoes of a your main character and embark on an amazing adventure to become a Jedi, meet other characters as you make your way to your fated confrontation with the Sith, with your choices eventually leading you be a hailed Jedi hero of the light, or a loyal follower of the dark side.
Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic is one of the most critically acclaimed titles in the franchise and widely considered as a masterpiece and milestone in gaming.
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Also taking place between Episode 3 and 4, this classic action hack and slash RPG has you controlling Darth Vader’s secret apprentice, Galen Malek Starkiller, on a journey of working to do his master’s bidding to eventually carving his own path, even if it meant going up against Vader himself.
Vader’s secret apprentice is strong with the Force, and you’ll get to wield Starkiller’s awesome power for yourself. Having spawned a sequel, it shows that Starkiller has definitely made his mark in Star Wars history.