May the fourth be with you! It’s Star Wars Day and what better way to celebrate than experiencing this legendary franchise in the ever-expanding world of video games.
This special date means there are plenty of deals to be discovered on every gaming platform.
Luckily for you, we’ve compiled a list of what we think are the best to get your hands on. From nostalgic classics to blockbuster recent releases, StoryHub has you covered, as our reporter Jake Dance gives his verdicts.
STAR WARS Jedi: Fallen Order (2019)
Respawn Entertainment’s third-person action-adventure title was eagerly anticipated and extremely well-received by Star Wars fans and critics alike. The ambitious entry into the universe juggles its story and action elements excellently as you embark on a dangerous fight for survival and hope.
You take on the role of a Jedi-turned-fugitive, attempting to remain undetected after a tragic purge of your comrades. This leads onto a fantastically tense, yet at times comedic, story-driven game with tight Dark Souls-style combat. The customisation available is exciting, especially for true enthusiasts of the series – with the ability to collect and apply various lightsaber parts to fully personalise your iconic weapon.
If you’re a Star Wars fan and you somehow haven’t had the chance to pick this up yet, there is no better time than now to do so.
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STAR WARS Battlefront II (2017)
Despite its rather rocky beginnings, Battlefront II has developed into a great multiplayer shooter – regardless of its Star Wars identity.
Visually, it is absolutely stunning. Very few come close to this game on visual appeal, with obvious care and attention put into replicating every item authentically and almost photo-realistically at times. The particle effects alone are impressive, as laser blasts react differently with each surface they ping off or bulldoze through.
The ability to play as your favourite heroes from the huge range of films the game is based on is a real pulling factor also. I would pay full-price for the ability to spam the titular “hello there” emote from Obi-Wan Kenobi, regardless.
Luckily, you can now do this for a far-reduced cost than I had to.
STAR WARS Republic Commando: Remastered (2021)
A true cult-classic in video-gaming terms. This unexpected Star Wars title gained a lot of love and a strong following when it released back in 2005. The tactical shooter was produced by the now-disbanded LucasArts studios and came as a real surprise in the series.
The game focuses on an elite squad of clone troopers during the prequal movie trilogy, with an emphasis on team-based combat. The story is surprisingly compelling as you navigate through the individual personalities of the team, tackling treachery and betrayal.
This game is a personal favourite that has left a lasting impression on my gaming experience, including a fantastic mission that left me feeling incredibly vulnerable in-game. I will not spoil that moment for you.
If you haven’t tried this out yet, give it a go – the remaster makes it much more playable in a modern age. If you have played it, I implore you to go indulge in some sweet, sweet nostalgia.
STAR WARS Squadrons (2020)
Probably the most recent, yet most under-the-radar entry in this super sale. Squadrons essentially takes the space flight from Battlefront II, then completely vamps it up – adding in complexity and further detail as you focus on dog fights in intergalactic flight.
You have the option to play through a unique single-player campaign, showing the perspective of two customisable main characters on opposing sides of the conflict. If that’s not your type of thing, then there is a very intense multiplayer mode to jump straight into.
Given its very recent release date and the visual style borrowed from the battlefield series, this would be well worth picking up and playing with friends on Star Wars day.
STAR WARS The Knights of the Old Republic II (2005)
This is the highest-scoring entry on the list and with good reason. The Knights of the Old Republic (KOTOR) series is often viewed as the ultimate representation of the Star Wars universe, due to its ability to tell rich stories through the platform of a classic RPG.
This second entry is set five years after the first, but also welcomes new players with a completely original story. You assume the role of what is thought to be the last Jedi (not to be confused with the less popular film of the same name) as you travel through the galaxy alongside a cast of memorable characters.
If you can get past the very aged graphics, and you’re already a fan of games such as Divinity and Baldur’s Gate, then this will suit you perfectly.
Which Star Wars game is your favourite? Did we miss it out? What are you doing on Star Wars day? Let us know in the comments!