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The best Star Wars games on console 2024

Patience, you must have, as we guide you through some of the best Star Wars games to play on PlayStation, Xbox, and Nintendo Switch.

Best Star Wars Games: Cal can be seen wearing a leather tunic

What are the best Star Wars games? Not so long ago, and definitely not in a galaxy far, far away, you pondered this question and decided to hop into this guide – it’s a good thing you did. Star Wars games are bountiful, much like the rest of the franchise. As with their big-screen counterparts, there’s a whole galaxy full of lore, Force-wielding, and Jedi vs. Sith action to enjoy. But how do you separate the good Star Wars games from the best Star Wars games? Fortunately, you won’t have to travel to a distant system to find the answer – we’ve got them right here in our hand-picked list.

Spanning multiple genres, the best Star Wars games add to the rich tapestry initially woven by George Lucas. From intense RPG games to more casual co-op games, some Star Wars titles have been so good, in fact, that they’ve found themselves featured in our best games list. For now, let’s dive into our rundown of the best Star Wars games, in no particular order.

The best Star Wars games are:

Best Star Wars Games: Cal and other characters can be seen

1. Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order

In the aftermath of Order 66, a new protagonist in a galaxy far, far away comes to the fore in Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order. You play as Cal Kestis, a Jedi Padawan, living on the run whilst continuing to fight the Galactic Empire.

From Respawn Entertainment, this third-person action title follows Cal as he continues his training in the midst of turmoil. And, most importantly, he’s mastering the art of lightsaber combat, which is a rather wonderful part of the gameplay.

Players will need to channel their inner Jedi as they learn alongside Cal that strategizing and focusing on harnessing powerful Force abilities is the key to success. All whilst trying to revive the Jedi Order. A busy, busy bit of work.

You can grab Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order on Xbox, PS4, PS5, and PC. You can also play it with an EA Play subscription or an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription.

Best Star Wars Games: Cal can be seen

2. Star Wars Jedi Survivor

The next chapter of Cal’s journey comes in with a bang in Star Wars Jedi Survivor. Five years after the events of Fallen Order, the layers of rich narrative keep piling up as Cal continues his fight, but now bearing the Jedi Knight rank.

It’s not just the story that has a new depth in this second installment, as the combat, movement, exploration, and the Force itself have all been boosted with more fortitude. And, of course, more spectacular lightsaber moves. Respawn Entertainment took what it created in Fallen Order and turned it up a notch, resulting in a truly epic Star Wars game.

If you haven’t yet, be sure to read our Star Wars Jedi Survivor review. You can pick it up for your Xbox, PS5, and PC too, with a PS4 and Xbox One version on the way.

Best Star Wars Games: A Jedi attacks an alien with a lightsaber

3. Star Wars Jedi Knight II Jedi Outcast

The spectacular lightsaber combat of the newer Star Wars titles was not the first though. 2002’s Jedi Outcast also harnessed the full power of the Force in its plight against evil in awesome fashion. Three styles of play; fast, medium, and strong make for differing attacks to unleash.

As the follow-up to Mysteries of the Sith, Jedi Outcast continued the story of Kyle Katarn three years after as he single-handedly takes on the Empire. Once again, he finds himself torn between his allegiance to the Dark or Light side. On his journey, there’s plenty of gameplay to enjoy with both a single-player mode as well as six different multiplayer modes bringing an impressive wealth of choice.

While so many games of this age are no longer playable, that’s (thankfully) not the case here. Jedi Outcast has been ported to PS4 and Nintendo Switch, as well as being made backwards compatible on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S. As such, you can seize it on the storefronts right now!

Best Star Wars Games: Darth Vader and other characters can be seen with lightsabers

4. Lego Star Wars The Skywalker Saga

Lego Star Wars The Skywalker Saga is somewhat of a compendium of Star Wars gloriousness. Not only are players gifted the ability to play through all nine movies that make up the three trilogies, but you can play as almost any character you want from the Star Wars universe. Plus, it’s all told in the whimsical, witty nature of a Lego game as told by the iconic blocky figurines. Because who doesn’t want to know what Lego Grogu would look like?

Almost two decades after developer Traveller’s Tales bought out their first-ever Lego game, which was coincidentally a Star Wars title, they came back to show players what they’ve learned during their tenure. Skywalker Saga shows off updated graphics, an overhauled combat system, and some new lighthearted voice acting. This title allows a chance to experience the action alongside humor that stands firm in the Star Wars galaxy.

Be sure to read more in our Lego Star Wars The Skywalker Saga review if you’re not entirely sold yet. The Skywalker Saga can be picked up on Xbox, PS5, PS4, Nintendo Switch, and PC. You can also get it on Xbox Game Pass.

Best Star Wars Games: Two pilots can be seen as a variety of ships fly upwards

5. Star Wars Squadrons

Up next, have you ever wanted to engage in some space battles? Well, Star Wars Squadrons takes players behind the controls of a ship to do just that. Set after the events of Return of the Jedi, Squadrons’ single-player campaign asks you to choose a side – the New Republic’s Vanguard Squadron or the Galactic Empire’s Titan Squadron. Chosen a side? Now for some epic cosmos combat.

Being a 2020 title means that developer Motive Studio also had the opportunity to make Squadrons VR compatible, so they did. For a chance to well and truly experience jumping into the X-wing cockpit, plug yourself into the right system and you’re good to go. Of course, you can play without, but the ability to fully immerse in the Star Wars universe gives Squadrons a competitive edge.

While you can buy Squadrons outright on both Xbox, PS4, and PC, we’d absolutely recommend picking up an EA Play membership or Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription to enjoy it amongst lots of other great titles (some of which are on this list).

Best Star Wars Games: A bald Sith with a facemask can be seen holding a red lightsaber

6. Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic

There are a lot of avenues to explore in the Star Wars galaxy, but Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic chose its very own. Basing itself four thousand years before the movie timeline begins, KOTOR created a load of new and unique lore to the Star Wars universe.

Overarching the storyline is the player’s decision on whether to join the Light or Dark side of the Force. A choice that is made progressively throughout the quest to become a powerful Jedi master via your character’s actions and speech choices.

In some circles, KOTOR is arguably the best of the best when it comes to Star Wars games. We’ve no strict order here, though, just a general enjoyment of Star Wars gaming. This title was the landmark RPG for developer BioWare who has since crafted such franchises as Baldur’s Gate and Neverwinter Nights. Although there’s been talk of a KOTOR remake including speculation around the Knights of the Old Republic remake release date, the original is currently only available on the Xbox storefront, PC, and Nintendo Switch.

Best Star Wars Games: Multiple Stormtroopers can be seen

7. Star Wars Republic Commando

A unique entry to our list comes in the form of tactical FPS, Republic Commando. Instead of burying itself in the conflict between Jedi and Sith, this title opts instead to assign players the role of RC-1138 (aka Boss) to lead an elite squad of Clone Troopers. You command the squad and they’ll follow.

This tactical shooter embraces a more military-heavy angle to the Star Wars universe, so if that’s your bag then you’re in for a treat. There’s some epic set-pieces, gripping combat, and glistening camaraderie between you and the squad.

Formally one of the Xbox exclusives, Republic Commando was ported to Nintendo Switch and PlayStation in 2021 meaning it can be enjoyed by a broader variety of players. So, grab it on the Xbox, PS4, Nintendo Switch, and PC.Best Star Wars Games: Starkiller holds two lightsabers pointing upwards, with his arms crossed

8. Star Wars The Force Unleashed

As we near the end of our list, perhaps you’re in the market for a little bit, okay, a lot of fun to relish those iconic Star Wars moments. Well, Star Wars The Force Unleashed is a hack-and-slash title that reimagines the canon by putting players in the role of Darth Vader’s “secret apprentice”, Starkiller.

Whilst combat-heavy, it’s not all that The Force Unleashed navigates as it has a wonderfully cinematic narrative to boot. The mechanics may become repetitive, but they are still vast, and using your Force abilities is, like we said, a heck of a lot of fun. You guide Starkiller through waves of enemies, knocking them down as you unleash devastating combos. Think gripping, throwing, and lightsaber throwing. It’s a chance to truly experience the Dark side. Go on, you know you fancy it.

The Force Unleashed is available to grab on PlayStation and Switch.

Best Star Wars Games: A Stormtrooper, Obi-Wan, and Vader can be seen

9. Star Wars Battlefront II (2005)

No doubt you’ll have heard of Star Wars Battlefront from both the classic and modern era, and we’ll get around to both. To start though, we turn our focus to 2005’s foundational title.

Based on iconic Star Wars locations, its beauty shines through in nostalgia. Which, in fairness, is a large part of the Star Wars universe as a whole. Battlefront II built upon its predecessor in several ways, but one prominent addition was its single-player mode joining Darth Vader’s elite 501st Legion of Stormtroopers.

And, the multiplayer battlegrounds are a joyous Star Wars playground where players battle it out as part of the Resistance or Empire forces, of which improved online features have been released in more recent years.

Unfortunately, for PS4 and PS5 players, you can only jump into this title on Xbox. But, the 2015 reboot and its sequel are available for both current and last-gen hardware.

Best Star Wars Games: Rey, Darth Maul, and a trooper can be seen

10. Star Wars Battlefront II (2017)

DICE’s revival of the iconic Battlefront title that we talked about earlier came along in 2017. With such big shoes to fill, it didn’t get off to the best start (largely due to some truly horrific monetization and microtransactions). Fortunately, DICE persevered with free support and updates that breathed fresh life into the game, and a redemption arc was formed.

Battlefront II boasts an excellent multiplayer mode and single-player campaign that takes you on a journey through the Star Wars movie universe, in order. That means ticking off some iconic moments from a whole new perspective. You lucky, lucky thing.

Get yourself Star Wars Battlefront II on the Xbox, PS4, and PC. Or, it is available with an EA Play or Xbox Game Pass Ultimate membership, it’s one of the great titles included in the service.

Which Star Wars game should you play right now?

While any of the games above are essential Star Wars experiences on console, there are a few options based on your preferences.

If you love the idea of using a lightsaber and wrecking enemies with the Force, then the Star Wars Jedi or Star Wars Force Unleashed series are your best bets. Alternatively, if you want to be a loyal foot soldier in the galaxy far, far away, the Star Wars Battlefront games might be more for you.

Finally, if you want to race around in X-Wings or Tie Fighters, then Star Wars Squadrons is the best way to do this.

Is Star Wars Jedi Survivor better than Fallen Order?

While some may prefer its predecessor, Star Wars Jedi Survivor is the better game simply due to some quality-of-life improvements, as well as general combat and enemy upgrades. There are more skills and powers to use, and the different combat stances make combat even more fun than the first game did.

Fallen Order’s story was great and is still worth playing, but it’s much quieter and more character-driven than Survivor’s bombastic and dramatic narrative. Both are exciting games though, so it’s best to play them both for a fulfilling experience.

What is the best Star Wars game?

We’d say the best Star Wars game is Star Wars Jedi: Survivor. It offers an incredible narrative, beautiful settings, and engaging combat, and it feels like Star Wars. There are plenty of amazing titles to play, but Survivor is one of the most recent Star Wars experiences and is one of the most amazing yet.

There we have it, the best Star Wars games. There are more great titles to try in our best PS5 games, best Nintendo Switch games, and best Xbox games lists, so be sure to delve into those. With the Star Wars Outlaws release date also on the way, now’s the perfect time to bookmark and keep tabs on the other new PS5 games and new Xbox games that you might want to reallocate your Death Stick funds towards – you don’t want to buy those.

As every great Jedi needs a lightsaber, so too do you need one of the best PS5 controllers, best Switch controllers, or best Xbox controllers, lest you end up Bantha fodder. May the Force (and great haptics) be with you.