Fans have been enamored by Star Wars on film since 1977. In the decades since then, gamers have gotten to live in the world George Lucas created as we wield lightsabers, use the Force, fly ships and so much more. There are hundreds of games set in the massive Star Wars universe. There’s more coming in 2024, with Star Wars Hunters and Star Wars Outlaws coming later this year. As of May 2024, here’s our picks for the Top 10 Star Wars games of all time.

Star Wars: Battlefront 2 (2017)

While Star Wars Battlefront II was met with its fair share of “loot controversy” which affected its sales, DICE’s Battlefront II is a third-person shooter where players participate in massive Star Wars battles as foot soldiers. Do well enough, and you’ll acquire points that you can cash in to spawn as either an advanced soldier or one of Star Wars’ iconic heroes. Whether you played the original Battlefront games on PS2 or Xbox back in the early 2000s, or you are a newcomer, you’re in for a treat.

Graphically and narratively, this game stands on its own two feet and is worth playing. The campaign is fun and immersive, and begins at the Battle of Endor which is during Return of the Jedi. Although it has its flaws, DICE’s Battlefront II has a clear and integral part of the new canon, and serves as a bridge between the original trilogy and the sequel trilogy.

Star Wars Battlefront II is out now on PC, Playstation and Xbox.

Star Wars Battlefront 2 (2005)

While DICE’s revival of the Battlefront franchise was admired amongst its fans, there’s no beating the original entries. These came out in the early 2000s, during the height of the Prequel Trilogy. Star Wars Battlefront II made players feel like they were playing more than just a game. You feel like your role mattered in the war you were in, whether you were playing for the Rebel Alliance or the Galactic Empire. While you could play this game by yourself, the game was enhanced with friends thanks to its massive-scale multiplayer battles, and beautifully designed worlds that made you feel like you were in the Star Wars universe.

Star Wars Battlefront II is available in the Star Wars Battlefront Classic Collection on PC, Playstation and Xbox.

Lego Star Wars The Complete Saga

“Ahh Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga, my childhood favorite video game. This game was the intro to Lego video games, and solely focused on the first six movies of the Star Wars franchise.

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While none of the characters have any spoken lines of dialogue, they have their own Minecraft villager huh sound effect and it pairs very well. The Complete Saga gives players 160 characters to unlock and even showcases them in their classic Minikit design. There are so many characters to play across the original trilogy and the prequel trilogy and you can do it in single-player or multiplayer with one other person. If you have not played this game, I strongly recommend it.” – Nicholas Mullick

As of February 2017, Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga has sold 15.33 million units, making it the best-selling Star Wars game of all time.

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order delivered intense lightsaber combat that fans have wanted for decades. Respawn Entertainment’s entry into a galaxy far, far away surprised many. The founders behind the studio mostly work in the FPS genre, and are responsible for making Call of Duty the giant franchise it is.

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order puts players in the shoes of Cal Kestis, a Jedi Padawan on the run from the Galactic Empire. Set during the aftermath of the infamous Order 66 from Revenge of the Sith, Fallen Order turns Cal into a fugitive. This ends up being way Cal completes his Jedi training. His adventure sees him going to new and familiar places from throughout the galaxy, in a gripping adventure that flipped the table on the potential of Jedi combat in modern gaming.

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is out now on PS4/PS5, PC, and Xbox consoles.

Star Wars Jedi: Survivor

Following up on their beloved Souls-Like Jedi game, Respawn returned to the Star Wars galaxy with a follow-up in 2023. Star Wars: Jedi Survivor is everything that made the first game great and more. The stakes felt high, yet personal. The sequel added tons of customization, allowing players to shape Cal Kestis more than ever before. While changing a character’s hair and clothing may not seem major, it went such a long way to making this iteration feel deeper and more relatable.

The lightsaber combat in the first game – for my money the best in any Star Wars game to date – is even more refined. Like the character itself, the combat has more depth and customization than ever before. Jedi Survivor adds several different lightsaber stances, allowing players to fight exactly how they want to fight. Jedi Survivor also manages to balance a delight of Star Wars easter eggs and lore without taking away from the story of the Mantis crew. Star Wars: Jedi Survivor is one of the best games of the current generation and in the shortlist for the best Star Wars games of all time.

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Star Wars Jedi: Survivor is out now on PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X|S.

Star Wars Jedi Knight 2: Jedi Outcast

Long before Respawn Entertainment gave us Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, Raven Software gave us Star Wars Jedi Knight 2: Jedi Outcast. The title saw players take control of Kyle Katarn, the protagonist of the 90s FPS Star Wars: Dark Forces. Jedi Outcast shows us that Katarn is now a mercenary, but is given the opportunity to regain his connection with the Force. With it, he uses the opportunity to take on the Empire with newly regained powers. Jedi Outcast has an excellent single-player campaign, and remains one of the best entires in Star Wars legends.

Star Wars Jedi Knight 2: Jedi Outcast has been re-released for PS4/PS5, Nintendo Switch and Xbox consoles.

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic may be 20 years old, but it’s highly regarded as one of the best Star Wars games to this day. Known for their unique approach to RPGs, Developer BioWare crafted a very intricate and immersive game with KOTOR. In it, you are charged with defining your own path full of meaningful choices, which help make the game truly your own experience. Boasting an original story, fantastic character building and an expansive series of planets to explore, KOTOR is a must play for any Star Wars fan.

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic is out now on Xbox, PC and Nintendo Switch.

Star Wars: The Old Republic 

Developed by the same team behind Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, Star Wars: The Old Republic is an MMORPG that launched in 2011 and still has 5 million active players. The game itself takes place 300 years after Knights of the Old Republic, and more than 3,600 years before the events of the Star Wars films. The Old Republic would see one million subscriptions in just three days of its launch, making it the world’s “fastest-growing MMO ever”

Star Wars: The Old Republic is out now on PC and free-to-play.

Star Wars Squadrons

Star Wars Squadrons is one of the most unique titles on this list, since you don’t play as a Jedi. Instead, you’re put in the shoes of a pilot. You spend the entire game alternating between the New Republic’s Vanguard Squadron or the Galactic Empire’s Titan Squadron, both involved with the Republic’s Project Starhawk, one wanting to see it to completion whereas the other wants to destroy it.

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As much as I love Star Wars, I get tired of playing as a Jedi all of the time and that’s the most beautiful thing about this game. You’re in the cockpit of a ship, and you get to see some of the legitimate War part of the Star Wars name. From beautiful ships, iconic space battles, to navigating through deadly dog fights, Star Wars Squadrons is hands down an exhilarating and downright unforgettable entry in the Star Wars lineup, made even more immersive if you have the chance to play in VR.

Star Wars Squadrons is out now on PS4/PS5, PC, and Xbox Series consoles.

Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga

Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga is one of the best Lego games ever made. With nearly two decades of creating Lego games, Traveller’s Tales went back to the franchise that started it all for them: Star Wars. Spanning throughout all nine mainline films, TT Games delivered an incredible game with tons of the heart and humor the Lego series is known for. TT Games improved upon the combat system and mobility mechanics compared to previous Lego Star Wars entries. While this entry faced several delays, when it finally shipped, The Skywalker Saga managed to exceed all expectations.

Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga is out now on PC, PS4, PS5, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox consoles.

Honorable Mention: Fortnite

While it’s not necessarily a Star Wars game, Fortnite has consistently updated the game every May 4th for every Star Wars fan to battle it out using lightsabers and force abilities. Past events have seen Obi-Wan, Darth Maul, Anakin, Luke, and Leia, amongst many others. From what we’ve seen of this year’s updates, Epic Games will not disappoint. This year, the update won’t be just for their PvP Battle Royale. Instead, Star Wars will crossover with all modes in Fortnite, including LEGO Fortnite, Rocket Racing and Fortnite Festival.

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