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What’s your favourite Star Wars game?

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Super Star Wars

Yep, it most certainly is Star Wars day. To celebrate, I was originally going to wear my Sith lord bathrobe, and nothing else in an attempt to realise my potential as Darth Scrotum. But then I realised that we’re supposed to celebrate the magic of Star Wars, instead of turning people off of the franchise and  not feed more money into Disney’s latest money-printing machine. So that got me thinking, about some of the best Star Wars games out there.

And honestly, I can’t narrow it down to just one game. I’ve got too much love for multiple games in the franchise, even the terrible ones. Star Wars: Pod-Racer was a gripping racing game and one of the few decent games released based on the horrid Episode 1: The Phantom Menace movie. Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds took the successful Age Of Empires II formula, and added lasers to the mix for a kickass strategy game.

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Maybe you wanted something that allowed you to smell a laser on your tailpipe as you did a run through the trenches of the Death Star, something which the Rogue Squadron games offered. Maybe you wanted to truly feel the power of the Force, as you realised that size did not matter when you brought down an entire Star Destroyer in The Force Unleashed. The less said about the sequel however, the better.

Force Unleashed

Hell, maybe you were a masochist, and wanted to experience a special kind of bullet hell in the SNES Super Star Wars games. Maybe you wanted to see how your Jedi skills would hold up against actual people, resulting in numerous multiplayer games of the Quake 3-powered Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Outcast. Whatever your taste, there were plenty of options to choose from with Star Wars. I mean, right now, I’m even playing Star Wars: Masters of Teras Kasi. Because reasons. So what’s your favourite Star Wars game?

Last Updated: May 4, 2015

62 Comments

  1. KOTOR, X-Wing vs Tie Fighter and Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast

    All of them are brilliant games in their own right.

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    • R1ker

      May 4, 2015 at 15:11

      I would actually put x-wing alliance above x-wing vs tie fighter. Allience was what xwing vs tie fighter should have been.

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      • Spathi

        May 4, 2015 at 15:28

        Never played Alliance. I think nostalgia also plays a huge role in my fond memories of XWvTF

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        • R1ker

          May 4, 2015 at 16:33

          I would recommend that you get it on GOG. It is on special at the moment. Played it the other day. Graphics is obviously a lot dated but I still had a lot of fun with it.

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  2. Chule Gcanga

    May 4, 2015 at 12:34

    Force Unleashed….!!!

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  3. Matthew Holliday

    May 4, 2015 at 12:35

    Tie Fighter because anything old is cool nowadays.

    i missed the KOTOR boat and the other old starwars games, so i cant claim elitism points for that =/
    went back to battlefront 2 recently, that game REALLY hasnt aged well… game feels like trash.

    force unleashed series is pretty solid. i got to use a lightsabre the way i always wanted, thats all that matters.

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    • Admiral Chief

      May 4, 2015 at 12:37

      The saber combat is cool, but where it REALLY shines is in the story and in throwing things around with the Force!

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      • Matthew Holliday

        May 4, 2015 at 12:42

        the story was ok, felt more like a paralell universe than filler gaps etc. wasnt bad, just not memorable. played it fairly recently and have already forgotten the main plot points.
        main character wasnt quite as angsty as anakin in the 2nd and 3rd movie, so plus points for that.
        force control and control in general actually felt pretty janky to me.

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        • Admiral Chief

          May 4, 2015 at 12:52

          PC/console?

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          • Matthew Holliday

            May 4, 2015 at 13:36

            pc with an xbox controller.
            keyboard was ultra janky.

          • Admiral Chief

            May 4, 2015 at 14:00

            Strange, mine was fine :/

  4. Blood Emperor Trevor

    May 4, 2015 at 12:35

    My favourite Star Wars game is making fun of it in front of Star Wars fans.

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    • Blood Emperor Trevor

      May 4, 2015 at 12:37

      Otherwise it’s a toss up between the Jedi Knight & KOTOR games & Dark Forces. I choose all of you StarWarsichu

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  5. Hammersteyn

    May 4, 2015 at 12:36

    Battlefront 2, Tie Fighter and 1313

    *Cries

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    • Admiral Chief

      May 4, 2015 at 12:37

      Yes, I cried 1313 tears about that

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  6. Admiral Chief

    May 4, 2015 at 12:36

    KotOR1&2, JK2, JK3, RepCom (SEEEEEEV!!!!), TFU, TFU2 (mainly the story)

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  7. Hammersteyn

    May 4, 2015 at 12:38

    Then there’s this one,almost bought a 360 for this 😛
    http://cdn2.gamefront.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/huntersofjarjar.jpg

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  8. Admiral Chief

    May 4, 2015 at 12:39

    Throwing things (read:People) around with the Force is just so damn epic.

    I remember, that while playing Dark Messiah, you could pick someone up with the TK if your rage bar was ful. I like to bind a shortcut key to max rage, and ONLY play with the TK power, and imagine I’m some medieval Jedi!

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  9. Admiral Chief

    May 4, 2015 at 12:40

    I still maintain that TFU is the BEST Star Wars story ever told, the gameplay however (apart from throwing things around) was quite “regular”

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  10. Viking Of Science

    May 4, 2015 at 12:41

    Jedi Academy for the Mods and Multiplayer madness.

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  11. Capt. Bob of the Blood Ravens

    May 4, 2015 at 12:41

    So many Star Wars game that I loved playing it’s difficult to choose just one. Galactic Battlegrounds, KOTOR 1 (preferred 1 to 2) and the Jedi Knight series (everything from Dark Forces to Academy) would be at the top of my list.

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  12. Blood Emperor Trevor

    May 4, 2015 at 12:42

    That reminds me, I beat Squirrels Han Solo table score in Pinball FX. The pinball force is stronger with me! huehuehue.

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    • Dutch Matrix

      May 4, 2015 at 14:26

      You just love playing with balls, don’t you?

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      • Blood Emperor Trevor

        May 4, 2015 at 14:33

        I love banging them with my flippers & watching them bounce everywhere.

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  13. Sageville

    May 4, 2015 at 12:43

    Best by far: Star Wars Pod Racer!!

    Dark Forces 2 ,X-Wing vs Tie Fighter.

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  14. Unavengedavo

    May 4, 2015 at 12:44

    1313… oh wait.

    But seriously though Kotor, the Jedi Knight/dark forces series and Force Unleashed 1 & 2

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  15. Blood Emperor Trevor

    May 4, 2015 at 12:46

    Of course while nostalgia is cool & all, we all know that the Star Wars Battlefield 3 trailer is the best Star Wars game.

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  16. caponeil

    May 4, 2015 at 12:48

    Force Unleashed – Maybe a tad too easy but enjoyed it none the less!

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  17. The Illuminaartjie

    May 4, 2015 at 12:50

    I enjoyed Episodes I, II and III.

    While they were not the greatest in the series, they were still “Star Wars”.

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    • Admiral Chief

      May 4, 2015 at 12:52

      ^This

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  18. ReaperOfSquirrels

    May 4, 2015 at 12:52

    KoTOR 1 & 2.

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  19. Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    May 4, 2015 at 12:53

    KOTOR! KOTOR KOTOR!

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  20. Kensei Seraph

    May 4, 2015 at 12:57

    Wow, I didn’t realise it was Friday already.

    KotOR II, but only because I haven’t finished KotOR yet.

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    • Admiral Chief

      May 4, 2015 at 13:00

      O_O

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  21. Alex Gaillard

    May 4, 2015 at 13:00

    Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy, crazy freedom of movement and feeling of power which hasn’t really been repeated since. Also it had a bit of a cliff hanger ending which never saw a sequel, which was a pity. Special mention for the crazy multiplayer and Jedi duel mode.

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  22. Hugh Lashbrooke

    May 4, 2015 at 13:15

    I thoroughly enjoyed Rebel Assault, KOTOR and the whole Jedi Knight series as I was growing up – particularly Outcast and Academy. Aside from the turn-based combat in KOTOR – that still stands out as one of the best RPGs I’ve ever played (only being narrowly beaten by Mass Effect).

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  23. fred

    May 4, 2015 at 13:29

    Xwing vs Tie fighter way back before I became a peasant.

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  24. Brady miaau

    May 4, 2015 at 13:32

    Kotor, Tie Fighter + Epansions, Kotor 2

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  25. justlikemo

    May 4, 2015 at 13:35

    Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy. and then the other stuff (KOTOR)….

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  26. Lardus-Resident Perve

    May 4, 2015 at 13:50

    Difficult to choose between KotoR games and Rebellion. More of a strategy player so perhaps that should win out in the end. Empire at war was so dissapoints…wow…much sadness

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  27. Dutch Matrix

    May 4, 2015 at 13:56

    The Best Star Wars game Ever was Star Trek: Elite Force and Star Trek: Elite Force II.

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  28. Rock789

    May 4, 2015 at 13:57

    Knights of the Old Republic by a country mile!! Followed closely by Rogue Squadron. Top 2 right there!!

    No.3? That’d be 1313… **sobs**

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  29. Dutch Matrix

    May 4, 2015 at 14:23

    • Hammersteyn

      May 4, 2015 at 16:29

      ROFL

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  30. Johann

    May 4, 2015 at 14:33

    1. Tie Fighter – Don’t even have to explain
    2. Kotor – Epic story with D20 rule set, what’s not to like
    3. Dark Forces – 3D shooter in Star Wars univers, awesome
    4. Jedi Knight 1 and 2
    5. X-wing Alliance

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  31. Kromas,powered by windows 10.

    May 4, 2015 at 14:40

    Freelancer with the Star Wars TC mod.

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    • Blood Emperor Trevor

      May 4, 2015 at 15:54

      I flew the Slave One with a couple of those massive alien weapons mounted on it. That energy usage heh.

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  32. Gary Chaney

    May 4, 2015 at 15:30

    Knights of the Old Republic I and II

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  33. Hendrik

    May 4, 2015 at 16:20

    Jedi Academy!

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  34. Zander Boshoff

    May 4, 2015 at 16:54

    For me it would have to be kotor 1 and 2. i finished both again recently and few other games get me so invested

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  35. Ranting Raptor

    May 4, 2015 at 16:57

    Kotor1

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  36. konfab

    May 4, 2015 at 17:20

    1) KOTOR
    2) KOTOR 2
    3) Force Unleashed
    4) X Wing Alliance
    5) Galactic Battle Grounds
    6) Battlefront 2
    7) Podracer
    8) X wing & Tie Fighter
    9) LEGO STAR WARS !!!
    10) Rogue Squadron

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  37. david dawson

    May 4, 2015 at 18:09

    Lego Star Wars

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  38. Vulcha

    May 4, 2015 at 19:44

    Lego Star Wars 2…

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  39. Adrian

    May 4, 2015 at 21:34

    The Super Stars Wars Trilogy on the SNES back in the day was very action packed pretty good for its time but very unforgiving and incredibly difficult, on brave it is hard at times but you would have to be a legendary gamer to complete all three of those games on Jedi difficulty.

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