The 9 Best Star Wars Games of 2020

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Our Top Picks

Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order at Amazon

"Easily the best power fantasy in the Star Wars universe since the release of Jedi Outcast in 2002."

Star Wars: Battlefront II at Amazon

"A single-player offline campaign is included, but the real heart of the action is jumping into an online battle."

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed at Amazon

"Places you in the shoes of Starkiller, Darth Vader's apprentice who is sent out to hunt down Jedi."

Star Wars: Battlefront at Amazon

"Focused around conquest-style gameplay, allowing players to jump into the action."

Best for GameCube: Star Wars: Rogue Squadron II Rogue Leader at Amazon

"Takes you through all the original Star Wars trilogy films: A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi."

Star Wars: Rogue Squadron at Amazon

"Zip through levels as a member of the Rogue Squadron, taking down TIE fighters and other Galactic Empire entities."

Best for Game Boy Advance: Lego Star Wars at Amazon

"Switch between different characters throughout the game, and collect loose Lego pieces to unlock new characters and abilities."

Star Wars: Knights of The Old Republic at itunes.apple.com

"You mold your character through your actions, giving you the full control to choose either the light side or the dark side."

Star Wars: The Old Republic at Amazon

"Players join a side and begin harnessing their force powers."

Our Top Picks

Best Overall: Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order

Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order is easily the best power fantasy in the Star Wars universe since the release of Jedi Outcast in 2002. While Respawn Entertainment is best known for its work on the Apex Legends and the Titanfall series, the studio's work on this action platformer has been nothing short of a triumph. Fallen Order evokes the combat of Dark Souls and the platforming exploration of the new Tomb Raider games, all steeped in the rich Star Wars canon.

Playing as refugee Jedi Cal Kestis and his droid sidekick BD-1, you’ll explore both new and familiar environments in an attempt to rebuild the Jedi Order following the events of Episode III – Revenge of the Sith. The narrative unfolds through beautifully rendered and well-acted cutscenes that make Fallen Order’s characters some of the more memorable recent additions to the canon.

Lightsaber combat is obviously the star of the show and is easily the most satisfying its ever felt to wield this elegant weapon in a video game. Without spoiling too much, force powers play an extensive role in the combat but are also incorporated into level exploration and puzzle-solving as well. While the combat can be challenging almost to the point of feeling brutal, a variety of difficulty settings still make the experience accessible and fun for those unaccustomed to the sadistic difficulty often associated with the "souls-like" genre.  

Best for Xbox One/PS4: Star Wars: Battlefront II

Star Wars Battlefront II

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The latest Star Wars game to land itself in our living rooms is EA’s Battlefront II, part of the 2015 reboot of the original series. Developed by EA DICE and published by Electronic Arts, Battlefront 2 for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 presents some of the most spectacular images of the universe we have ever seen. Controversial on its initial release for including many micro-transactions, the game received harsh criticism; however, after EA made a few alterations, it is now much easier to focus on the fun of the massive online shooter.

A single-player offline campaign is included, but the real heart of the action is jumping into an online battle with up to 40 players. Stars Wars Battlefront II offers up ten different modes for battling online including classic team deathmatch and capture the flag-style options. If you're looking for a fantastic, modern Star Wars game that you can play with others, there is nothing quite like Battlefront II. Star Wars Battlefront II is also available for download on Microsoft Windows.

Best for Xbox 360/PS3: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed

Want to know more about the origin story of the Rebel Alliance and the beginning of the Galactic Civil War? Star Wars: The Force Unleashed covers the tale while placing you in the shoes of Starkiller, Darth Vader's apprentice who is sent out to hunt down Jedi, killing both Rebel and Imperial forces that get in his way. As the story continues though, something in the young apprentice changes, and you might find yourself using the light side of the Force.

The game marked the beginning of the Star Wars: Force Unleashed series, meaning any gamers who enjoy the experience can continue forward in sequels. If you're looking to dip your toes into the dark side of the Force, and are tired of playing the good guys all the time, this might be the game for you. Star Wars: Force Unleashed is available for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, but also Nintendo Wii, Microsoft Windows, and macOS.

Best for Xbox/PS2: Star Wars: Battlefront

Star Wars: Battlefront was the original, and possibly best Star Wars game ever made. Before finding a series reboot in 2015, Star Wars: Battlefront debuted in 2004 on the PlayStation 2 and Xbox. Attracting positive reviews from critics and fans alike, Battlefront placed gamers in the heart of four different Star Wars factions across two distinct periods: the Galactic Republic, the Confederacy of Independent Systems, the Rebel Alliance, and the Galactic Empire.

The title is focused around conquest-style gameplay, allowing players to jump into the action with one of four classes: infantry, heavy weapons, pilot, and sniper — or a unique fifth class for each faction. Similar to other Star Wars: Battlefront games, a single player mode is included, but the primary action is found online with others. If you don't want to go online, you can also jump into a co-op mode with your friend for a split-screen experience. Star Wars: Battlefront was also available on Microsoft Windows and macOS.

Best for GameCube: Star Wars Rogue Squadron II Rogue Leader

Not willing to lose what the Star Wars franchise had going for it, LucasArts published the sequel to the original Star Wars: Rogue Squadron, entitled Star Wars Rogue Squadron II: Rogue Leader. This new and exciting addition in the world of Star Wars piloting takes you through all the original Star Wars trilogy films: A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi. Keeping the original fast pace of the N64 game, Rogue Squadron places the player behind many different Rebel fighters, this time taking on greater enemies such as Imperial shuttles and Star Destroyers.

The video game took its rebel fighters a step further, allowing players to pilot the T-16 Skyhopper, and the coveted Millenium Falcon, each featuring different weapons and craft stats. With an excellent composition by Chris Hülsbeck and John Williams, you'll instantly feel immersed into the world of Star Wars. As with the previous iteration, Rogue Squadron remains an entirely single-player experience. Star Wars Rogue Squadron II; Rogue Leader was a Nintendo GameCube exclusive.

Best for Nintendo 64: Star Wars: Rogue Squadron

With the aid of a Nintendo 64, Star Wars: Rogue Squadron brings the arcade straight to your living room (or gaming den). Zip through levels as a member of the Rogue Squadron, taking down TIE fighters and other Galactic Empire entities including tanks, droids, stormtroopers, and speeder bikes. Find your favorite craft in the rogue arsenal as you pilot X-wings, A-wings, Y-wings, snowspeeders, and V-wings. Keep an eye on your flying and accuracy as the game rates your performance, awarding you a bronze, silver, or gold medal.

As it was released in 1998, there are no online or multiplayer modes making Rogue Squadron a completely solo experience. If you're a Star Wars fan who loved piloting aircrafts in StarFox 64, there is an excellent chance that this release will be perfect for you. Nintendo 64 owners utilizing the company's Expansion Pack will also find a delightful surprise in being able to run the game at twice its typical resolution for increased clarity. Gamers looking to pick up Star Wars: Rogue Squadron can also find it on Microsoft Windows.

Best for Game Boy Advance: Lego Star Wars

Nintendo's Game Boy Advance series of handhelds didn't see too many great Star Wars games making its way onto the platform, but one that every GBA player should consider picking up is the original Lego Star Wars: The Video Game. Released in 2005, this is the game that launched the entire Lego Star Wars universe. Combining the plot of the first three movies: The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones, and Revenge of the Sith, gamers can battle their way through the first half of the Star Wars universe. Best of all, you can play through the movies in any order you choose, so you can head straight to your favorite.

Fun and exciting for all players, but especially younger crowds, Lego Star Wars is a family-friendly game, and you won't find yourself face to face with any terminal game-over screens. Switch between different characters throughout the game, and collect loose Lego pieces to unlock new characters and abilities. Lego Star Wars: The Video Game was likely the best game to land on Game Boy Advanced, but players on PlayStation 2, Xbox, GameCube, Microsoft Windows, and macOS can still enjoy the experience.

Best for Mobile: Star Wars: Knights of The Old Republic

Star Wars: Knights of The Old Republic

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Initially launched for Xbox and Microsoft Windows in 2003, you might be wondering why Knights of The Old Republic has made its way under the heading of 'Best for Mobile'. The answer is simple: the outstanding game was ported to iOS and Android in 2013 and remains the best Star Wars experience on either platform. Players explore the world of the Old Republic in this exciting role-playing game after selecting one of three characters classes at the onset. You mold your character through your actions, giving you the full control to choose either the light side or the dark side of the force.

Taking place 4,000 years before the Galactic Empire, much of the world isn't familiar to fans of the movie series, but the game still whips you through a world that is undoubtedly Star Wars. The iOS and Android downloads include the Yavin Station DLC that had been previously made available for the original game. If the game sounds exciting but isn't on your platform of choice, you'll find that you can also pick up Knights of The Old Republic for Microsoft Windows, Xbox, and macOS.

Best for PC: Star Wars: The Old Republic

Another entry in the Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, the Microsoft Windows game simply known as Star Wars: The Old Republic, was developed by BioWare Austin and then launched by Electronic Arts in 2011. Similar to Star Wars: Knight of the Old Republic, this title is a roleplaying-style game, but it takes your adventures online. Gaining over one million subscribers in the first three days it was launched, it was awarded the title of world's fastest growing MMO ever produced.

Taking place in the Star Wars universe after a slight moment of peace between the Sith Empire and Galactic Empire, players join a side and begin harnessing their force powers. Players can choose from a number of different races including humans, cyborgs, Twi'lek, Miraluka, Sith Pureblood, and more. As with any massive online multiplayer game, you can truly get into your character, picking from eight different classes and choosing how you wish to carry out your digital Star Wars life. The game currently remains free-to-play with subscription benefits.

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Our Process

Our writers spent 2 hours researching the most popular Star Wars games on the market. Before making their final recommendations, they considered 25 different games overall, screened options from 5 different brands and manufacturers, and tested 1 of the games themselves. All of this research adds up to recommendations you can trust.