Star Wars and gaming have been going hand in hand since the The Empire Strikes Back video game was launched for the Atari 2600 in 1982. Since then, we’ve had seven new movies, incountable new comics and books, and a fair share of TV series and a couple of TV movies; however, for an entire generation it has been the video games as opposed to any other form of media where they formed the link with the galaxy far far away. Let’s take a look at the top three best Star Wars games over the years.
3 . Star Wars: The Old Republic (2011)
The MMO which you can get playing online now, it was developed by BioWare and released in 2011. However, don’t think for a second you’re on to classic pieces of gaming history only old-timers enjoy. The game currently hosts around 5,000 players at any time and has recently received the Legacy of The Sith update.
It can be played totally free, although it may include micropayments or a subscription with exclusive content. Choose the faction you want to be a part of the fight for the galaxy. In addition to exploring a huge scenario full of details, you will be able to carry out very varied missions and enter into combat against enemies.
2 . Star Wars: Rogue Squadron (1998)
Developed by LucasArts and Factor5, the idea behind this combat simulator was to recreate the epic of Star Wars space battles, commanding in the iconic X-Wing or TIE Fighter spaceships. This is one of the oldest games on the list and, despite being available on Origin or Steam, it needs some trickery to get it going in 2022.
The story takes place six months after the Battle of Yavin, in the midst of the Galactic Civil War between Episode IV and Episode V, where you play as a Rebel Alliance fighter taking on his first few missions. A vintage classic and one certainly worth going back to. It won the Origins Award to Best Action Computer Game of 1998 and later had two sequel, Star Wars: Rogue Squadron II: Rogue Leader (2001) and Star Wars: Rogue Squadron III: Rebel Strike (2004)
1 . Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (2003)
Very few video games achieve the iconic status by which they become recognizable by the mere acronym, but whisper the letters “KOTOR” to any Star Wars gamer worth his while and you’re bound to give them goosebumps. One of BioWare’s masterpieces, this is an Role Playing Game set in the days of the Old Republic. Changes to the Star Wars canon mean it’s no longer an official story, but anyone who has played it will tell you that matters not.
A brilliant tale expertly told in over 50 hours of fascinating gameplay, time may have worn its main story turning points a bit dull, but it remains an incredible experience for any Star Wars fan. If you’re left wanting for more, there’s a far less refined (but perhaps even more interesting) KOTOR 2, developed by Obsidian and released in 2004.