The Star Wars franchise is massive (and valuable). Even those who haven’t directly seen Star Wars have definitely heard. Everyone who has seen it loves to talk about it in various ways. This interview by Matt Hudson on the Betway Insider is a pointer to how much Star Wars conversations mean to most people. 

We’re not just talking about movies, TV shows, and everything else in Cinema. We’re talking mind-boggling childhood-saving top-notch video games that have opened up many more memorable worlds.

The Star Wars video game franchise revealed some of the most scintillating plot twists, characters, memories, and planets that were never really explored in Star Wars movies and TV shows.

Several planets appeared only in video games. Anoat (Dark Forces), Bogano and Brace (Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order), Er’kit (Star Wars Commander), Fondor and Pollio (Star Wars Battlefront II), and Sissubo (Star Wars Squadrons)  are some examples of planets that were first explored in Star Wars video games.
Below are the more known planets from the movies, with Hudson’s humoristic take on whether they’re suitable for living or not:

Star Wars Survey
Infographic courtesy of Betway

Of course, picking any ‘best of all-time list with anything in the Star Wars franchise is anything but easy. Still, we’ve curated a list of four Star Wars games (excluding mobile games) that are hands down some of the best to have ever been played. 

In no particular order, here’s our list:

Star Wars Rogue Squadron II

The second of the Rogue Squadron series, Rogue Squadron II was a showstopper with the Star Wars galaxy as its setting. Flight action games, especially in the early 2000s, don’t come better than this particular game.

The plot of the game was pretty similar to that of Star Wars films with a big focus on vehicle-themed battles. Players had the opportunity to choose from several  — including X wing, Snowspeeder T-16 Skyhopper, Millennium Falcon — that were mostly used on a one-level basis.

Star Wars Rogue Squadron II
Star Wars Rogue Squadron II

The entire game consisted of ten levels that we can only describe as captivating, enthralling, and whatever words you see fit. It checks all the boxes — almost all the boxes. The only thing lacking in this fantastic game was the absence of the multiplayer feature.

Other than that, Rogue Squadron II was 100% special. On a lot of rankings with 10 as the highest-ranking, the game bagged a lot of 9+ scores.

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order centers around Jedi Padawan Cal Kestis who explores the entire galaxy in an attempt to escape two inquisitors — the Second sister and the Ninth sister —  and restore life to the fallen Jedi Order.

Jedi Padawan was the subject of control for players with a lightsaber and the Force the weapons of choice for both combat and puzzle situations. Enemies in the game too also wield lightsabers and you know exactly what that means — mesmerizing sword battles!

Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order

Jedi: Fallen Order was officially released in November 2019, published by EA Sports, and had the “fastest-selling digital launch for any Star Wars game within its first two weeks”.

For many fans, the single-player experience of Jed: Fallen Order could not have come sooner.

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic

Knights of the Old Republic is believed by many to be the greatest Star Wars game of all time. The storyline, combat, strategy, and ability to choose your path all combined to make this particular game a serious contender of the Star Wars game GOAT.

Star Wars Knights Of The Old Republic
Star Wars Knights Of The Old Republic

Using an alignment system, the game determined what side of the Force a player and his teammates fall on — the light or dark side. Knights of the Old Republic was so enjoyable and relatable that even non-Star Wars peeps found excitement playing it.

The KOTOR (Knights of the Old Republic) series is still going strong with the latest release coming as recent as 2019. No doubt, this game is legendary.

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed

Developed by the defunct LucasArts, the Force Unleashed with its amazing story delivered an amazing gaming experience for anyone bold enough to use the Force so powerfully.

The game develops through the protagonist “Starkiller” who is Darth Vader’s secret apprentice with the job of destroying any Jedi Survivor. As the game unfolds, Starkiller struggles with his mission and questions the rightness and wrongness of his act. This moral inquisition leads to a character change and he starts to redeem himself. 

Star Wars The Force Unleashed
Star Wars The Force Unleashed

In the first level of the game, players control Vader up till the moment he discovers and trains Starkiller. The weapons available in this game are the lightsaber and the Force. But, the Force took on a new meaning in the world of gaming here using new technology at the time to prove interestingly destructive in Starkiller’s hands.

Incredible voice acting, great storyline, easy-to-play features all contribute to what makes Force Unleashed special.

That’s our list. For every game we chose to include on this list, there are at least ten we did not include. The Star Wars game franchise is simply amazing and we don’t think you should stop at four. Play all of them and let’s see if you agree with our list.

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