Best Xbox Star Wars games January 2023

From fantastic co-op games to great RPGs and brilliant shooters, here are all the best Star Wars games on Xbox One consoles and Xbox Series X|S right now

Xbox Best Star Wars Games: The key art for the game can be seen with a pilot from both the Empire and Rebel side

If you’re a Star Wars fan and you play games on an Xbox console, you’re going to want to know what the best Xbox Star Wars games are, right? We’ve all dreamt of escaping to a Galaxy Far, Far Away and going on an adventure, and through videogames you can do that – well, more or less, anyway. It’s as close as a lot of us are going to get.

But, like anything, that doesn’t mean every game based on this iconic franchise is a certified hit. Sometimes things just aren’t as great as we’d hope they would be and they’re quickly struck off our best Xbox Series X games list. So, that’s why we’ve thrown together this list of the best Star Wars games on Xbox right now. The games on the list have everything a Star Wars fan could ask for – including intense dogfights and tense lightsaber duels.

Here are the best Xbox Star Wars games:

  • Star Wars Squadrons
  • Star Wars Battlefront 2
  • Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
  • Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order
  • Star Wars: The Force Unleashed

Best Star Wars games Xbox: A tie fighter engages in a space battle in Star Wars Squadrons

1. Star Wars Squadrons

If you’re looking for a game that captures the thrilling intensity of Star Wars’ space battles, you need to play Star Wars Squadrons. This is a game that puts you in the pilot’s seat and gives you full control of your ship’s systems to create one of the most authentic Star Wars space combat experiences available.

It also boasts a fantastic single player campaign, telling the story of the New Republic’s Vanguard Squadron and the Empire’s Titan Squadron as they go toe-to-toe over the mysterious Project Starhawk. If you want to test your mettle against other pilots, there are plenty of multiplayer modes for you to explore.

Best Star Wars games Xbox: Two troopers fighting in Star Wars Battlefront 2

2. Star Wars Battlefront 2

This game received a lot of flak when it launched, but has since become one of the most complete Star Wars games out there. You have your starfighter battles, just like Star Wars Squadrons, but they’re more arcade-y. Star Wars Battlefront 2’s strengths lie in its trooper combat.

This game brings Star Wars’ biggest battles to life with never before seen fidelity and a roster of heroes featuring all your favourite Jedi, Rebels, Sith Lords, and more. With several years-worth of content from all three trilogies, this Star Wars game has become one of the best Star Wars games on Xbox for players looking for quick bursts of action-packed gameplay.

Best Star Wars games Xbox: Chewbacca, Luke, CP3O, and Han Solo on a spaceship in Lego The Skywalker Saga

3. Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga

TT Games’ Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga isn’t just one of the best Star Wars games on Xbox, it’s one of the best games out there. TT Games has perfected its Lego game formula with The Skywalker Saga and has packed so much content into this wonderful experience, you really would be missing out if you didn’t give it a go.

Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga is packed with content from nine Star Wars movies, with over 300 playable characters and more than a handful of open-world locations to explore. There are hundreds of challenges to complete in-game too, so this game is going to give you a lot of hours outside of the main missions. Oh, and the whole thing features completely new dialogue – it really is exceptional.

Best Star Wars games Xbox: A Jedi fights an enemy with lightsabers

4. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order

Respawn Entertainment’s Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is truly one of the best Star Wars games on Xbox right now – and we don’t think that’s changing anytime soon. This game follows Cal Kestis, a Jedi Padawan survivor of Order 66, as he is pulled into a fight against the Empire and the Inquisitors to secure information vital to the resurrection of the Jedi Order.

With excellent lightsaber combat and stunning visuals, this story is one of the most interesting Star Wars stories we’ve seen in the Disney era. With in-depth lightsaber customisation, there are thousands of options that allow you to build a truly unique weapon for a truly unique era in Star Wars’ history.

Best Star Wars games Xbox: a jedi uses the force to throw stormtroopers out of the way in The Force Unleashed

5. Star Wars: The Force Unleashed

Okay, this is a little bit of an older game, but Star Wars: The Force Unleashed remains a fantastic game. Thanks to Xbox’s powerful backwards compatibility, you can actually play this 2008 action-adventure game today on the latest hardware.

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed follows the mysterious Starkiller, a powerful Force user trained as Darth Vader’s hidden apprentice – an intriguing character wonderfully portrayed by Sam Witwer. Throughout this game, you follow Starkiller coming to terms with his own morality and feeling his way through this turbulent time – all while cutting down legions of people with his lightsaber. What’s not to love about that?

From the list above, you’ll be pleased to know that Star Wars Squadrons, Star Wars Battlefront 2 and Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order are available on Xbox Game Pass through EA Play.

If you want to know about other games on the service, check out our guide to all the Xbox Game Pass games here. Looking for something a little less Star Wars, here’s a list of the best Xbox Series X games here.