May the 4th be with you and Revenge of the 5th are the two things a Star Wars fan will tell you every year on May the 4th and 5th. And truth be told, the only reason Star Wars day is celebrated on these 2 days is that it sounds like the most important line from the franchise and the name of one of the best movies in the entire saga. Over the decades, Star Wars has expanded from the silver screen to the small screen, pages of comic books novels and even into video games, each of which expands upon the lore, add backstories to some of our favourite characters and introduces us to entirely new adventures in a galaxy far far away.
Fun fact: The first Star Wars game was created by Parker Brothers in 1982 for the Atari 2600. It was based on The Empire Strikes Back. But we aren't going all the way back to the ’80s. No sir! The criteria for this list is that the game has to be playable and available today and must be good. So, without further ado, here are five Star Wars games to play in honour of Star Wars Day.
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is the latest game to take on the story from a galaxy far far away and honestly, is the best Star Wars game I've played (truth be told, I've played a lot of them). Jedi: Fallen Order takes place after the third movie in the franchise where Order 66 was initiated. You don the role of a young padawan who is forced to suppress his force powers and blend into the world to survive. He is however forced to use the Force (see what I did there), to save a friend and comes under the radar of the Second Sisters who are out to get him. Not only does this game offer one of the best Star Wars stories, but also makes you feel like a true Jedi with its fluid combat abilities and Force powers. You can check out our review of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order here.
The best way to describe Star Wars Battlefront 2 is a Battlefield game with a Star Wars skin on top and a whole lot of blaster action thrown into the mix. The game is massive, has online multiplayer, and lets you pilot an X-Wing. What more could you ask for? Sure, the game had a mixed reception when it launched, but over time the experience has definitely improved.
Considered as one of the best Star Wars experiences in videogame history, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic lets you walk in the shoes of a Jedi, from days as a padawan all the way up to becoming a master Jedi. The way you play the game and the decisions you make will determine whether you are on the light side or the dark side and this is one of the best experiences in the game. The best part is that you can enjoy this game on your smartphone today. You have to play the game to know why it is considered the greatest Star Wars RPG ever.
If you want to introduce your children to the Star Wars universe, then the Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga is one of the best ways to introduce them to the story and have fun playing games with them. The plot of the game revolves around the first 6 movies of the saga, so there is a lot of ground to cover and get your kids excited for the franchise.
This is a classic I remember fondly from 1998 and the beauty is that the game is playable even today. If there was one game that let me feel like a true badass in the series piloting an X-Wing, it was Star Wars: Rogue Squadron 3D. To run, the game needs 168 MB available space, 1 GB RAM, and a 1.8 GHz Processor. Despite its age, this is a masterpiece that fans of the franchise should flock to.
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Sameer Mitha lives for gaming and technology is his muse. When he isn’t busy playing with gadgets or video games he delves into the world of fantasy novels.
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