History of Lightsabers in Star Wars Games 1983 – 2020

Nothing is as iconic to Star Wars as the lightsaber. Everyone, even people who are not fans of the franchise, is familiar with the infamous lightsabers.

The latest Star Wars game, Jedi Fallen Order, has a heavy focus on lightsabers. It’s basically a lightsaber-focused combat game. Which brings up a fun and interesting point: How many Star Wars games have their been to feature lightsabers and lightsaber battles?

These glowy weapons have become synonymous with Star Wars over the years. Let’s take a look back on all the games with lightsabers from 1983 to today.

That’s exactly what Bombastic has done here in this video. Grab some popcorn or your favorite snacks and settle on in for a fun overview. Some of these games are probably older than some of you reading this. But give it a watch and let us know what you think.

It covers PC and console games and it spans back 30 years (wow! feeling old yet?).

See the video here:

Lightsabers in Star Wars games have evolved over the past few decades, so now that Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order has been further revealed, lets take a look back at the history of lightsabers in Star Wars games, featuring Jedi Arena, Dark Forces 2, Jedi Outcast and Academy, The Force Unleashed, Star Wars Battlefront 2, Jedi Fallen Order and more!

See any of your favorites in there?

Lisa Clark

Lisa has been an avid gamer since she was old enough to hold her first controller and a game writer for more than a decade. A child of the Nintendo generation, she believes they just don’t make games like they used to but sometimes, they make them even better! While consoles will always be her first love, Lisa spends most of her gaming time on the PC these days- on MMOs and first-person shooters in particular.