5 Star Wars games that you need to play

Whether you’re a new to the church of the Jedi or remember seeing A New Hope when it first came to the cinemas, with all the new films, TV shows, and games being made since Disney bought the franchise, there’s never been a better time to be a Star Wars fan.

That’s why we’re looking at some of our favourite games from the Star Wars universe, the ones which let us fulfil our dreams of piloting an X-Wing, becoming one with the force, and of course, seeing what it would be like if it was made of LEGO.

1. Star Wars: The Force Unleashed

While there have been plenty of amazing Star Wars games, none make you feel as powerful as The Force Unleashed does. When you reach the peak of your powers, you can even yank a Star Destroyer out of the sky. Not only is that rad as hell, but it makes you feel like the strongest Jedi to ever step foot in a galaxy far, far away.

2. Star Wars: Jedi Starfighter

Who didn’t spend half their childhood dreaming what it would be like to pilot an X-Wing or TIE Fighter? This retro classic nailed the feel of dogfighting in space, as we weaved and whizzed our way through Empire forces.

3. Lego Star Wars

What’s cooler than swinging your ‘saber around in a galaxy far, far away? When everything is made out of Lego, of course! This charming platformer mixes clever puzzles with daft jokes that will tickle any Jedi’s fancy. Top marks for somehow making R2-D2 cuter as well!

4. Knights of the Old Republic

This brilliant RPG told a thrilling story that took place 4000 years before the Empire was formed, giving us a glimpse at what the Star Wars universe looked like before the Skywalker Saga. What makes KOTOR revisiting is how well crafted that story is, with a legendary twist that’s just as good as finding out who Luke’s father really is…

5. Star Wars: Battlefront II

Battlefront II earns a spot here for two reasons. Firstly, it’s utterly gorgeous, with attention paid to the tiniest detail. Firing a blaster in this is liking seeing them for the first time in A New Hope. Secondly, the story bridges the gap between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens, filling in interesting plot points between the two old and new trilogy.