Top 30 Best Star Wars Games Of All Time

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With DICE's Star Wars Battlefront hitting shelves this November, I think it's a great time to reflect on the best Star Wars video games of all time, and we've ranked the 30 best titles in this list. Let the countdown begin!

  1. Star Wars: X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter

    Platform: WindowsRelease Year: 1997

    Genre: Space Simulation

    Why it rocks: Star Wars: X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter is an addictive space combat experience. Although it lacked a storyline, it gave players a chance to experience what the previous space combat games X-Wing and TIE Fighter were missing: multiplayer fun!

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  2. Star Wars: The Clone Wars

    Platform: Playstation 2, XBOX, GamecubeRelease Year: 2002

    Genre: Action

    Why it rocks: The game brought what fans loved about Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones - huge battle sequences and fun action. 

  3. Star Wars Episode I: Jedi Power Battles

     

    Platform: 

    PlayStation

    Dreamcast

    Game Boy Advance

    Release Year:

     2000

    Genre:

     Action, Beat'em up, Platformer

     

    Why It Rocks

    : In this game, you can choose to play as one of the five prequel-era Jedi, and run, jump, slash, and use the Force. The mechanics are simple enough for your friends to pick up and just have fun. The jumping puzzles, co-op gameplay, and lightsaber combat are enjoyable. 

  4. Angry Birds Star Wars .

    Platform: 

    Android

    iOS

    BlackBerry 10

    ,

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    Windows Phone

    Microsoft Windows

    Windows 8

    OS X

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    BlackBerry Tablet OS

    Xbox 360

    Xbox One

    PlayStation 3

    PlayStation 4

    PlayStation Vita

    Wii

    Wii U

    Nintendo 3DS

    Release Year:

    2012

    Genre:

    Puzzle

     

    Why It Rocks: 

    This fun game is surprisingly faithful to the source material, and brilliantly combines it with the franchise's addictive gameplay. 

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  5. Star Wars Episode I: Battle for Naboo

    Platform:

    Nintendo 64, Windows

    Release Year:

     2001

    Genre:

     Action, Shooter

     

    Why It Rocks

    Many compared Battle for Naboo to

    Star Wars: Rogue Squadron

    as it shared the same exciting aerial combat, sturdy controls, and compelling story line. 

  6. Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds

    Platform: 

    Microsoft Windows

    Mac OS X

    Release Year:

     2001

    Genre:

     Real-time strategy

     

    Why It Rocks

    : If you love real-time strategy games and

    Star Wars

    , this game will rock your world. The game does a great job in re-creating the epic feel of the iconic battles from the

    Star Wars

    films. 

  7. Star Wars: Jedi Starfighter

    Platform: Playstation 2, XBOXRelease Year: 2002

    Genre: Action, Simulation

    Why it rocks: It has good challenges, fun space battle missions, innovative gameplay, and a lot of things to destroy. 

  8. Star Wars: X-Wing

    Platform: 

    DOS

    Macintosh

    Windows 9x

    Release Year:

     1993

    Genre:

    Space simulation

     

    Why It Rocks

    : The game skillfully captures the feel of the Star Wars films, and it was excellently executed and fun to play. 

  9. Star Wars: The Force Unleashed

    Platform: 

    PlayStation 2

    PlayStation 3

    Wii

    Xbox 360

    iOS

    mobile phone

    N-Gage

    Nintendo DS

    PlayStation Portable

    Microsoft Windows

    Mac OS X

    Release Year:

     2008

    Genre:

     Role-playing game

     

    Why It Rocks

    The Force Unleashed

     has a compelling story, robust physics, impressive art and soundtrack that work well together to create an fresh and epic adventure  that I've never experience in previous

    Star Wars

    games. 

  10. Star Wars: Empire at War

     

    Platform: 

    Microsoft Windows

    Mac OS X

    Release Year:

     2006

    Genre:

    Real-time strategy

     

    Why It Rocks

    : With a slick, dual-layered strategy design, and compelling battles, this strategy game delivers a true

    Star Wars

    experience.

  11. Super Star Wars

    Platform: 

    Super NES

    Wii (Virtual Console)

    Release Year:

     1992

    Genre:

    Run and gun

     

    Why It Rocks

    Super Star Wars

     is one of the best action/adventure games back in the day thanks to its fun run and gun platform gameplay. 

  12. Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II

    Platform: 

    PlayStation 3

    Xbox 360

    Microsoft Windows

    Wii

    Nintendo DS

    iOS

    Release Year:

     2010

    Genre:

    Action-Adventure

     

    Why It Rocks

    : In this game, you control a clone of Darth Vader's secret apprentice, Starkiller, and although it's not as good as the first

    The Force Unleashed

    game, it offers a lot of stunning visuals, massively impressive scenery, and substantial improvements on the game's mechanics. 

  13. Star Wars Battle Pod

    Platform:

    Arcade

    Release Year:

     2014

    Genre:

    Rail shooter

     

    Why It Rocks

    The arcade game costs  $35,000, and for a great reason. The arcade was revealed at the 2014 New York Comic-Con, and it was awesome! If you want to experience the best of what modern arcades could offer, try to find a place where you can play

    Star Wars Battle Pod

     

  14. Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy

    Platform: 

    Microsoft Windows

    Xbox

    OS X

    AmigaOS 4

    Release Year:

     2003

    Genre:

     First-person shooter, third-person shooter

     

    Why It Rocks

    Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy 

    takes all the fun parts of previous

    Star Wars

    shooter games, and expands them to create a compelling action game in its own right. 

  15. Star Wars: Bounty Hunter

    Platform:

    Gamecube

    ,

    Playstation 2

    Release Year:

     2002

    Genre:

    Action

     

    Why It Rocks

    : This third-person action game, which lets you play as the Jango Fett, has impressive production values, level designs, and core shooting. 

  16. Star Wars Episode I: Racer

    Platform:

    Nintendo 64, Microsoft Windows

    Release Year:

     1999

    Genre:

    Racing

     

    Why It Rocks

    Star Wars Episode I: Racer

     holds the Guinness record for the best-selling sci-fi racing game. Who doesn't want to experience pod-racing? This is the closest thing fans could get, and no, the mini-game in

    Knights of the Old Republic

    don't count. 

  17. Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire

    Platform: 

    Nintendo 64

    Microsoft Windows

    Release Year:

     1996

    Genre:

    Third-person shooter

     

    Why It Rocks

    In the game, the player controls the mercenary Dash Rendar in his efforts to help Luke Skywalker and rescue Princess Leia from Prince Xizor's hands. This is one of the best Nintendo 64 games I've played. I love how the diverse and immersive environments of the game enhance the fun gameplay that made me feel like I was a part of that world.

  18. Star Wars: Galaxies

    Platform: 

    Microsoft Windows

    Release Year:

     2003

    Genre:

    Massively multiplayer online role-playing game

     

    Why It Rocks

    : Before

    Old Republic

    , there was a

    Star Wars

    MMORPG game that fans enjoyed:

    Galaxies

    ! The game's graphics are remarkable. 

    (realistic character models, detailed architecture and lush environments), and the massive world is immersive and well-developed. 

  19. Star Wars: Battlefront II

    Platform: 

    Playstation 2, Playstation Portable, Microsft Windows, Xbox

    Release Year:

     2005

    Genre:

    Action, Third-person shooter, First-person shooter

     

    Why It Rocks

    Star Wars: Battlefront II

    was an enjoyable experience that any

    Star Wars

    fan could easily pick up and play with friends. Like the first

    Battlefront

    game, it does a great job re-creating the epic battles from the Star Wars films while giving you a variety of gameplay modes to enjoy. And the inclusion of space battles here is just the icing on the cake. 

  20. Star Wars: Rogue Squadron

    Platform: 

    Nintendo 64

    ,

     

    Microsoft Windows

    Release Year:

     1998

    Genre:

    Action, Shooter

     

    Why It Rocks

    This is one of the most technically-polished

    Star Wars

    games ever made. The game's 

    Dolby Pro Logic

     surround sound was an important gameplay element. The audio signals helped players determine enemy positions and direction of travel.

  21. Star Wars: Republic Commando

    Platform:

    Xbox, Microsoft Windows, Mobile OS 

     

    Release Year:

     2005

    Genre:

      Tactical shooter, First-person shooter

     

    Why It Rocks

    The best feature of

     

    Star Wars: Republic Commando is the squadmate order system which lets the player control the three squadmates that round out the four-man commando team. The tactical aspects of the game made it unique and more fun than most

    Star Wars

    games. 

  22. Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords

     

    Platform: 

    Xbox

    Windows

    OS X

    Linux

    Release Year:

     2004

    Genre:

     Role-playing game

     

    Why It Rocks

    If you love games with well-written characters and an epic story,

    Knights of the Old Republic II: Sith Lords

    is the game for you. Fans of the the first Knights of the Old Republic weren't disappointed in this game because it continues the

     tradition of not fixing what is not broken. Some of the planets are more developed than the ones we've seen in the original. Hands down, this is one of the most compelling

    Star Wars

    game ever made. 

  23. Star Wars: Dark Forces

    Platform:

    DOS, Macintosh, Playstation, PSN

    Release Year:

     1995

    Genre:

     First-person shooter

     

    Why It Rocks

    : This first-person shooter game had a lot of creative challenges that are fun to play, and the levels were intelligently designed. 

  24. LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga

     

    Platform: 

    PlayStation 3

    Wii

    Xbox 360

    Microsoft Windows

    Mac OS X

    Nintendo DS

    iOS

    Android

    Release Year:

    2007

    Genre:

     Action-adventure

     

    Why It Rocks

    LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga is a time-sucking package that the whole family could enjoy. The amount of content, co-op fun, and humor here make this game outstanding and addictive. 

  25. Star Wars Rogue Squadron II: Rogue Leader

    Platform:

    Nintendo Gamecube

    Release Year:

     2001

    Genre:

     Action, Shooter

     

    Why It Rocks

     The game's stunning graphics, intense action (including force-feedback rumble support in the controller!) and familiar

    Star Wars

    themes all work together to create an awesome experience from beginning to end. 

  26. Star Wars: TIE Fighter

    Platform:

    DOS, Macintosh, Windows 9x 

    Release Year:

    1994

    Genre:

     Space simulation

     

    Why It Rocks

     

    Star Wars: TIE Fighter

    , hands down, isn't just one of the best Star Wars games ever created, it's one of the best PC games of all time. Compared to X-Wing, TIE Fighter had a lot of improvements, including the artificial intelligence and in-flight information systems. 

     

  27. Star Wars: Battlefront

    Platform: 

     

    Windows, PlayStation 2, Xbox, Mac OS, Mobile

    Release Year:

    2004 

    Genre:

     Third-person shooter, First-person shooter

     

    Why It Rocks

    The Star Wars: Battlefront

     is the best multiplayer-centric

    Star Wars

    game ever made. When I first played this game on the Xbox with my brother, I was surprised at the wide range of things I can do in the game. This game sets the bar high for future

    Star Wars

    shooter games, including its sequel and DICE's upcoming reboot. 

  28. Star Wars: The Old Republic

    Platform:

    Microsoft Windows

    Release Year:

    2011

    Genre:

     Massively multiplayer online role-playing game

     

    Why It Rocks

    With hundreds of hours of content, top notch voice acting and music, fun quests, and entertaining story,

    Star Wars: The Old Republic

    is the total package that offers an amazing experience. 

     

  29. Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast

    Platform:

    Windows, Mac S X, Gamecube, Xbox 

    Release Year: 

    2002

    Genre:

     First-person shooter/ Third-person shooter

     

    Why It Rocks

    This highly addictive, over-the-top

    Star Wars

    game is a masterpiece that all FPS players must see to believe. The game feels so authentic, and if you enjoy lightsaber battles, this game offers the best lightsaber duel experience you can ask for.

    Jedi Knight II's 

    fantastic graphics, intelligent level designs, exciting puzzles, and authentic gameplay make it one of the best

    Star Wars

    games ever. 

     

     

  30. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic

     

    Platform: Xbox, Windows, Mac OS X

    Release Year: 

    2003

    Genre:

     Role-playing Game

     

    Why It Rocks

    : Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 

    is the best

    Star Wars

    game ever made, and I don't think anything comes close to the achievements it earned. This masterpiece won over 40 Game of the Year awards, and it's a game that a lot of Star Wars fans would still play today. The ability to align your characters to the Light or Dark side adds a cool dynamic to the game. The story, which takes place approximately 4,000 years before the rise of the Galactic Empire, is one of the most epic I've experienced in any game ever. The battle system was well-polished, and the characters are unforgettable. 

    I also enjoyed the Pazaak card minigame.