Best Star Wars Games of All Time (Ranked)

Star Wars games are almost as old as the movie franchise itself. With a storyline spanning decades, it’s no surprise multiple variations of Star Wars games have come out. As a beloved Star Wars fan, I decided to sit down and rewind my memory by going through almost 100 Star Wars games to pick the best. So buckle up and visit the sci-fi lands as I rank down the best Star Wars games of all time on this list.

We have mentioned the best games from over the years. This includes the sequels, spinoffs, or any other game with a Star Wars title attached to it. So, while you wait for Star Wars Outlaws, coming this August 30, 2024, this list will run you through some of the best games to exist for the franchise overall.

10. Star Wars: The Old Republic

Star Wars The Old Republic
Image Courtesy: EA
  • Released: 13 December 2011
  • Developer(s): EA, BioWare, Broadsword
  • Platform(s): Windows PC

EA made an ambitious attempt by combining MMO with Star Wars and guess what, it didn’t disappoint. Handled by Broadsword Online Games, Old Republic’s story is a rich and fantastic one. Along with great three-act storytelling, the gameplay provides a perfect place for those who enjoy the Knights of The Old Republic.

To date, The Old Republic receives regular content updates. With eight expansions to date, Star Wars: The Old Republic definitely delivered on its perfect storytelling and deserves a spot on this list.

9. LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga

LEGO Star Wars The Skywalker Saga
Image Courtesy: LEGO
  • Released: 5 April 2022
  • Developer(s): Traveller’s Tales
  • Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Windows, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S

There is a reason why a LEGO game is on this list. Unlike any other game in the history of Star Wars, The Skywalker Saga lets you play through all nine of the mainline movies’ stories. This is incredible, as you get to play the iconic characters from the entire franchise.

Despite being a LEGO game, the Skywalker Saga looks and feels fresh and has decent combat mechanics. Although not a huge upgrade from the LEGO Star Wars of previous years, the story definitely hooks you in and keeps you there during the entire journey. Definitely try the Skywalker Saga if you’re into LEGO.

8. Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast

Star Wars Jedi Knight II– Jedi Outcast
Image Courtesy: LucasArts
  • Released: March 28, 2002
  • Developer(s): Raven Software
  • Platform(s): Microsoft Windows, Mac OS, Mac OS X, GameCube, Xbox, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4

Before we got the Respawn Jedi masterpiece, there was another Jedi game slashing enemies with lightsabers. Setting a new standard for third-person action games in the Star Wars universe, Jedi Outcast had it all under control.

The game gave us the perfect single-player campaign with story-rich gameplay. The key of the game, however, was the return of Kyle Katarn, the protagonist of the incredible Star Wars: Dark Forces from the 90s. For me, Jedi Outcast holds a special place among the best Star Wars games of all time.

7. Star Wars: Republic Commando

Star Wars Republic Commando
Image Courtesy: LucasArts
  • Released: March 1, 2005
  • Developer(s): LucasArts
  • Platform(s): Microsoft Windows, Xbox, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4

Considered to be one of the best original Xbox games, Republic Commando worked extremely well. The game came right around the FPS trends when Rainbow Six’s popularity was soaring. As such, LucasArts took the Clone Troopers and took a unique approach to the traditional Star Wars games.

While you take control of the Clone Troopers in a Clone Wars-like situation, the heavy gunplay will not disappoint. In 2021, the game received an enhanced port for PS4 and Switch, giving you a great Clone Wars experience too.

6. Star Wars Jedi Knight: Dark Forces 2

Star Wars Jedi Knight Dark Forces 2
Image Courtesy: LucasArts
  • Released: October 10, 1997
  • Developer(s): LucasArts
  • Platform(s): Microsoft Windows

Jedi Knight: Dark Forces 2 builds upon its predecessor in incredible ways. We see Kyle Katarn not only grapple with the dark Jedi who killed his father but also uncover a surprising truth: his own connection to the Force!

This FPS adventure seamlessly blends RPG elements, thrilling lightsaber combat, and awesome Force powers. It’s a fascinating evolution that gets overshadowed by its successors, but it also introduced groundbreaking online multiplayer to the Star Wars gaming world!

5. Star Wars: Battlefront 2

Star Wars Battlefront 2
Image Courtesy: EA
  • Released: November 17, 2017
  • Developer(s): DICE
  • Platform(s): PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One

Don’t let the negative reviews fool you. During the end days of Battlefront 2, DICE tried hard to make this game a serviceable FPS. The developers who made the massive Battlefield games took over the Star Wars franchise for EA and delivered a compelling single-player campaign.

Although the 2015 reboot was average in all aspects, the 2017 sequel was delivered. Revisiting the 2005 game again was a nostalgic refreshment in all good ways. I would like to forget the latter half of the game, which was a live service massacre, though.

4. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order

Jedi Fallen Order
Image Courtesy: EA
  • Released: November 15, 2019
  • Developer(s): Respawn Entertainment
  • Platform(s): PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One, Stadia, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S

Once EA got to be the head of Star Wars games, it took it for a ride which sadly went through a lot of hiccups. However, we don’t blame the company for trying new things with the franchise. That happened especially when Fallen Order came out.

The game was an excellent combination of souls-like action adventure and Metroidvania to satisfy modern Star Wars fans. Although some parts of the gameplay needed polishing, the story and music did not miss a single beat. While it is not exactly in any genre, EA did something unique that made fans, including me, enjoy it a lot. As such, Fallen Order comes close to the best Star Wars games of all time.

3. Star Wars: Knights Of The Old Republic 2 – The Sith Lords

Knights Of The Old Republic 2 – The Sith Lords
Image Courtesy: LucasArts
  • Released: December 6, 2004
  • Developer(s): Obsidian Entertainment
  • Platform(s): Xbox, Microsoft Windows, Linux, OS X, Android, iOS, Nintendo Switch

Knights Of The Old Republic 2—The Sith Lords, also known as KOTOR 2 among fans, is a class above KOTOR 1. Even though the game has a few issues, it hooked me in deeply and did not let go until the end.

Despite its minor faults, KOTOR 2 deserves your time if you have not tried the game yet. It is one of the perfect Star Wars experiences ever. This is all the more reason that the game ends up in your top three for the best Star Wars games ever.

2. Star Wars Jedi: Survivor

Star Wars Jedi Survivor
Image Courtesy: EA
  • Released: April 28, 2023
  • Developer(s): Respawn Entertainment
  • Platform(s): PlayStation 5, Windows, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

If Fallen Order was the foundation, then Survivor was the pillar of success for EA Star Wars games. The game carries forward an excellent story continuity and doesn’t skip a single beat. Respawn also improved its Metroidvania design for the game after learning from Fallen Order.

Survivor is considered one of the best games of 2023 and made a huge impact on the Star Wars timeline. However, it’s still not my top choice. Keep reading to find out who the absolute winner is.

1. Star Wars: Knights Of The Old Republic

Knights Of The Old Republic
Image Courtesy: LucasArts
  • Released: July 16, 2003
  • Developer(s): BioWare
  • Platform(s): Xbox, Windows, Mac OS X, iOS, Android, Nintendo Switch

Who would have thought that in 20 years, no other game would be worthy enough of the Star Wars KOTOR? Unlike any other game the franchise created, Knights of The Old Republic was the perfect RPG.

The best part about the game is you can dictate your own path. While there might come a remake for the game, the original is absolutely a must-try. It will give you the perfect Star Wars atmosphere with a compelling character-building scenario. Along with great storytelling, KOTOR is no wonder at the top of the best Star Wars games list.

Honorable Mentions: Before we conclude the list, I would like to mention Star Wars Outlaws that releases in August 2024. The game is a highly promising Star Wars adventure. It is the first attempt at an open-world style game for the franchise. Another honorable mention goes to Star Wars Squadrons. This 2020 space simulator type game brings back the good old Star Wars Rogue Leader: Rogue Squadron 2 and Star Wars: Tie Fighter together.

That concludes my list of the best Star Wars games of all time. Do you agree with the list? Which game is your favorite? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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