May the 4th Be With You: The Best Star Wars Games of All Time
Platforms: Windows, OS X, Xbox, PS2
This multiplayer-focused shooter brought the gameplay style and strategy of games like Battlefield 1942 to the Star Wars universe. Players could finally battle their friends as stormtroopers, Wookies, or bounty hunters, either on foot or in the air. Decent visuals, fast-paced gameplay, and great audio — including voice acting from series veterans — put the player in their Star Wars combat fantasy. Other games in the series, including the upcoming 2015 reboot, improved upon the mechanics and added more maps, but this is how the Star Wars franchise got its start in the popular multiplayer conquest shooter genre.