Ready Your VR Lightsaber: The 8 Best Star Wars Video Games

By on October 19, 2015

There’s no better medium than video games to step into the role of your favorite hero or villain from the Star Wars saga. Check out some of our best picks for Star Wars video games in 2015:

Star Wars: Battlefront


While it’s not released yet, Star Wars: Battlefront is an action game that’s quickly climbing the pre-order charts due to impressive beta footage released in the last couple months.

Available for the PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on November 18, players will be able to re-enact classic Star Wars battles as well as play iconic characters like Darth Vader and Boba Fett. This game is best for older players experienced in online shooters. (MSRP: $60)

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Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic


While this Bioware game is now 12 years old, it still holds up as one of the best single player experiences within the Star Wars universe. The adventure explores both the light and dark side of the force as you learn the ways of the Jedi & Sith. If you are playing on PC via Steam, we recommend the Ultimate mod to upgrade all the textures and resolution for modern computers. (MSRP: $10)

Steam –  Google Play –  iTunes

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords


Following up on the success of KOTOR, Obsidian Entertainment picked up where Bioware left off to release the second greatest single player story in the Star Wars universe. This adventure brings more attention to the gray area between the light and dark sides of the Force. Interestingly, the PC version was updated during July 2015 with 4K resolution support as well as support for gaming controllers. (MSRP: $10)

Steam –   iTunes

LEGO Star Wars: Complete Saga


Not to be missed, this treatment of the first six Star Wars films is absolutely fantastic. While definitely geared at younger players, there are plenty of jokes in the game that will make adults laugh as well. While it originally came out for the previous generation of consoles (Xbox 360, PS3, Wii), you can also find it on the PC as well as mobile platforms like iOS or Android smartphones or the Nintendo DS. (MSRP: $7 and upwards)

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Star Wars: The Old Republic


Star Wars: The Old Republic is a MMORPG, a free-to-play RPG that offers significant bonuses when you subscribe. Different from most MMORPG games, the focus on story is absolutely amazing—basically providing 8 different story-lines for the character classes in the game. Look for the best deals on this PC title when new expansions are released, such as Knights of the Fallen Empire on Oct. 27th.

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Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition Starter Pack


Integrating Star Wars characters into the same universe currently occupied by Marvel, Disney and Pixar characters, the Disney Infinity 3.0 pack is another great game targeted at a younger generation of players. Besides the current generation of consoles, the Infinity 3.0 pack can also be picked up for the Xbox 360 or the PlayStation 3. (MSRP: $65)

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Angry Birds: Star Wars


Available on pretty much every console platform as well as mobile devices, this game is great for all ages. Adapting the popular Angry Birds game into the Star Wars universe, the player gets to destroy the Death Star as well as take on Sith lords like Darth Vader and Emperor Palpatine. It’s a fun game to pass the time and likely addictive if you have played any of the previous Angry Birds games. (MSRP: Varies)

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Star Wars Pinball: Balance of the Force


Receiving praise from both critics and gamers, this Star Wars adaptation of pinball from Zen Studios is both beautiful and tons of fun to play. This is actually a DLC set of tables that can be purchased to add onto Pinball FX2. Look for the best deal during Steam sales, usually knocking between 50 to 75 percent off MSRP. (MSRP: Stars at $2)

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About Mike Flacy

Editor-in-Chief for The CheckOut. During my free time, I love to write about pop culture, home theater, digital photography, social media, mobile technology and cool gadgets!

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