Ten of the best Star Wars apps and games

No matter if you want to roleplay as a Jedi warrior or record your very own Star Wars scene, the app stores will always provide. There are Star Wars fans all around the world that are hoping that the new film The Force Awakens will be as good as its promotional clip makes it look. The sales for early tickets suggests that there is quite a bit of optimism at this point.

With less than two months to go until the new movie hits theaters, how can you possibly fill the time? There are plenty of Star Wars themed apps for that. Actually, Star Wars has generated an entire mini-industry of mobile games and apps in its very own right.

The following is a list of 10 of the best apps to fuel your Force and anywhere you see “IAP”, it means in-app purchases.

Star Wars: Free


There are many ways to keep up with Star Wars news and clips, such as Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube for example. However, the official Star Wars app is worth a place on your smartphones home screen, at least for the short term. It brings all social new and updates about Star Wars on one app, as well as adding historical trivia, videos, and themed selfie filters.

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic – $7.99

Android / iOS

With many years of Star Wars games to go off of, this one is still regularly hailed by hardcore fans as the best of the bunch. It was originally a PC and console game in 2003, but it has now returned in mobile form. Its best played on a tablet, and its deep and rewarding RPG set in the Star Wars universe allows you plenty of freedom to plot your own path.

Star Wars: Uprising – Free and IAP

Android / iOS

This one is the most recent Star Wars game available for mobile devices and it was created by movie specialist Kabam. They recently turned the Fast & Furious, The Hobbit, and The Lord of the Rings into popular games. This is another RPG that fills in the gap between episodes VI and VII of Star Wars, while you create your character and set out to make a fortune with a diverse mix of solo and online co-op play.

Star Wars Scene Maker: Free and IAP


This is an amazing creative app that is perfect for young Star Wars fans. It helps them to create scenes from the film franchise with their favorite music and characters, while they get to supply the voice dialogue themselves. The famous voices are also included. Its king of like a virtual puppet theatre that has a large range of themed scenery packs that you can purchase.

Star Wars: Commander – Worlds in Conflict – Free and IAP

Android / iOS / Windows Phone

This game has generated thousands of Clash of Clones jokes when it was initially released, based on its similarity to the mobile game hit Clash of Clans. It’s true that its creative blend of base-building and attacking is very much like Clash of Clans, but it has plenty of popular and iconic characters and vehicles that root it firmly in the Star Wars universe.

Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga – Free and IAP

Android / iOS

The Lego Star Wars games are just as beautifully done as the television series, and they offer another playable way into the franchise for children. This brings together all of the mobile Lego Star Wars games, with the constituent parts that are purchased in the app. It’s a sprawling game with large amounts of characters and missions to explore.

Angry Birds Star Wars II – Free and IAP

Android / iOS / Windows Phone

Angry Birds’ popularity may have went down a little in the last two years, but it’s worth remembering the remarkable job that developer Rovio did with both of its official Star Wars tie-ins. The second one includes familiar bird-slinging with the Star Wars universe tied-in, with lots of small touches that Star Wars fans will enjoy.

Star Wars Journeys: Beginnings – Free and IAP


Another app that was designed for children, even if adults will want to try it out too. This one is a mixture of gameplay and storytelling, taking young ones through the prequel trilogy of Star Wars with pod racing, arena battles and a good amount of reading.

BB-8 App Enabled Droid Powered by Sphero – Free

Android / iOS

This huge caveat for this one is that you will need to spend $135 on Sphero’s BB-8 drone toy to use this app, so this one is for those who have large amounts of money. Even so, the robot toy has been receiving rave reviews, based on the new droid character in The Force Awakens. The app controls the toys movements and it also turns your video clips into virtual holograms.

Star Wars: Card Trader – Free and IAP

Android / iOS

They finally came up with the idea of creating an app that collects digital trading cards. While some may think this is bizarre, it’s actually very popular. Topps’ Card Trader app has been well received by app store reviewers for its large collection of Star Wars cards, even the ones that go back to the original sets in the early 1980s.

That is the top ten that has been selected, however, several apps were unlucky to be unlisted. Children might enjoy the puzzle-themed Star Wars: Heroes Path or the action game Star Wars Rebels: Recon Missions, based off the Rebels TV show. For one that is quite different, try Star Wars Pinball: Balance of the Force, which is easily playable.