The 8 greatest Star Wars video games ever

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There have been a lot of titles based in the Star Wars universe, and I mean a lot. From the very first, unlicensed Star Wars title that appeared on cassette tape for the Apple II computer back In 1978, to the upcoming reboot of Star Wars Battlefront, there have been some amazing games set in George Lucas’ galaxy far, far away.

The question is, out of almost 40 year’s worth of Star Wars games, which ones are the best? Which Star Wars titles are worthy of the original trilogy, as opposed to being shameless cash-ins on par with the prequels? These are the titles that were considered exceptional at the time, and are still a joy to play even today.

From Polis Massa to Korriban, from the Old Republic to the Galatic Empire, and from Darth Bane to Darth Vader; the Star Wars mythology is as expansive as it is loved. Here are the eight greatest Star Wars video games.

Published Jul. 16th 2015
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  • Larry Everett
    Featured Columnist
    Of course, we all have our own opinions, so I'll accept yours. But I'm not sure that KOTOR 2 should be on that list (granted, I haven't played it since shortly after launch, and it was horrendous.) And you don't have Empire at War on that list, nor do you have Dark Force, Dark Forces II: Jedi Knight, nor Jedi Knight II (which had some of the best multiplayer before Battlefront II). All of those are better games than KOTOR 2.

    Also what the hell? No Star Wars: The Old Republic?! I am ashamed.

    (I'm teasing, of course; Thanks for doing this post.)
  • Elijah Beahm
    Featured Columnist
    Most of these I have no problem with or agree with, except LEGO Star Wars II.

    Hell no, those levels where you would need to keep a Stormtrooper helmet on and not get shot while enemies would infinitely spawn were HELL. I can still remember the one painfully frustrating elevator sequence. The original LEGO Star Wars might have been based on the prequels, but at least it felt a lot more fun overall. And don't even get me started on the vehicle sections in LEGO Star Wars II...

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