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May the 4th Be With You: The Best Star Wars Games of All Time

Posted by Jim Tanous on May 4, 2014
Star Wars

2. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (2003)

Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic

Platforms: Windows, OS X, Xbox, iOS

Many readers will want to see Knights of the Old Republic (KOTOR) at the top of this list and, admittedly, it’s a very close second in our book. An absolutely epic role-playing game from the masters at BioWare, KOTOR takes players to a time 4,000 years before the events of the films, embroiling them in a struggle between the Jedi Knights of the Old Republic and the forces of the Sith Lord Darth Malak. Players can choose their class and skills, build their characters as they complete tasks throughout the game, and choose companions to accompany them. The game was critically acclaimed upon its release, and spawned an entire new world of Old Republic-era stories and lore. Those looking to play the game today can even find it on their iPad, thanks to a recent iOS release.

30 thoughts on “May the 4th Be With You: The Best Star Wars Games of All Time”

Studer Andrew says:
Uh-huh…..No mention AT ALL for X-Wing Alliance…..Better then both X-Wing and Tie Fighter (In my opinon)…..Lame -.-
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nikoliy says:
It should be on the list, third place after XW and TF 🙂
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Nu nill never no says:
Battlefront(Battlefront 2, actually) is the best game ever made and anyone who disagrees with me is objectively wrong.
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LD says:
I played the hell out of Shadows of the Empire, I loved it and its still definitely my favorite
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Mike says:
I personally liked GCN’s Rogue Leader, myself. Then again, it had to be played with 5.1 and HD support, or it didn’t seem HALF as good as it actually was.
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Ben Wahl says:
How is Battlefront 2 not on this list?!?!?! By far the best Stars Wars game
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Lane Mock says:
Battlefront shouldve been much higher. The gameplay was amazing and the multiplayer was even better. It provided hours and hours of gameplay for me and my friends. Still one of my favorites today.
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Hussain says:
Im glad Darkforces made the cut,

Sad about Republic commando not making the cut

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Stephen Fergerson says:
Swtor should be on there! And I want to hear no BS about F2P. That’s not how the game was released nor is it how your supposed to play after lvl 10.
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Rhett Betcher says:
N64… Pod Racer deserves a spot on the list
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Thomas Lee Howard says:
Empire at War deffinatly deserves to be on this list.
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LaSteve De'Antonio Yung says:
Where’s podracer?!?!?
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Anthony Michalski says:
Am I the only one who loved dark forces? Where you had to fight the dark trooper & you played as kyle katarn? This should be on the list, great soundtrack but not the best graphics now. . But back then I played that game over & over until it broke then I went and bought a used copy to have for my star wars video game collection
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LucasSW says:
One game/mod is missing: Star Wars: Movie Battles II, which is kinda best modification for Jedi Academy, it’s like whole new game. http://www.moviebattles2.com
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MrRabbit says:
Kotor and swg(pre nge.) were my favorites by far. Never had a satisfying starwars game experience that could compare to these two.
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DannyK says:
Force unleashed should’ve mait but more importantely, Battlefront 2>Battlefront 1
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ambaryerno says:
Wait, wait, wait. Jedi Knight II is on the list, but NOT the original?! Fail.
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Boba Fettuccini says:
Star wars: Galactic Battlegrounds was always my favorite.
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Thomas Lee Howard says:
Have you tried Empire at War? If not I recommend it.
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Ben Mudrow says:
No Jedi knight dark forces or dark forces 2?
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cor2879 says:
I had Star Wars on the NES and it was a terrible game. Now, The Empire Strikes Back on NES was gaming gold.
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pRohphet8 says:
I liked Star Wars Galactic Battlegrounds, similar to Age of Empires.
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William Petersen says:
I used to eat sleep and breathe X-Wing and all the expansions! I really wish they would remake this one!
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Gradynini says:
Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II , should have been near the top. Excellent story, live cutscenes, the ability to choose your destiny and have radically different outcomes. Plus it had good enough multiplayer and a much easier modding mechanism that led to all kinds of replayability . Someone even made a high res mod that improved the graphics 3x .
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Darth TARDIS. says:
Somewhat disappointed SWTOR isn’t on here. I realise it’s not the most popular MMO, but it’s an amazing Star Wars experience.
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Dan Rizzo says:
This list is crap. Jedi power battles to me is number one.
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Brandon Griffin says:
Battlefront 1 at spot 10, and 2 not even on the list? Blasphemy!
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Jim says:
It’s an insult to not see Star Wars Galaxies on the list. Sad ass list..
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Chris Artis says:
???? wtf no republic commandos that was one of my fave you left out a few more great ones too from the xbox (idk what else they were on)
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Shayde says:
SWG pre-CU was awesome. Too bad they screwed that game up. Also, I think Xwing VS Tie was superior to the two because of multiplayer.
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Emmanuel Chen says:
X-Wing Vs Tie Fighter and Rebellion should be on this list.
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Zeeshan Qadri says:
Missed a couple of good ones: Republic Commando, Galaxies, Kotor II, Empire at War (Forces of Corruption?),
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