10 Best Star Wars Games Every True Fan Should Play

There have been dozens of Star Wars games over the years, but which ones are the best? Ever since Jedi Arena released in 1983 for the Atari 2600, the popular film franchise has seen new adaptations at a relatively steady pace. In fact, it's not uncommon to see several Star Wars games release in a single year.

There's a downside to so many releases, though. Not every single Star Wars title is worth playing, and some are downright terrible. That said, there's some real diamonds to be found among the rough. Celebrate Star Wars day by checking out the absolute best Star Wars games that every fan needs to play.

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10. Star Wars Pinball (2013)

Zen Studios has established themselves as one of the most talented independent developers in gaming, and their video game pinball tables are a complete blast to play. Some of their best tables have been Star Wars-themed, and recent films (such as Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and Star Wars: The Force Awakens) have received official tables as well. Available on multiple platforms, the easiest way to play all of the tables is to download Pinball FX3. A warning, however, as the high score grind can be quite addictive. So don't be surprised if hours start passing by at an alarming rate.

9. LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy (2006)

All of the LEGO Star Wars games are enjoyable, but getting to see the original trilogy of films hilariously recreated with LEGO bricks is something special. For all of the great space drama that Star Wars has produced over the years, there's definitely something silly underneath. It's good to be able to take a step back and laugh at it all, and that's what the LEGO Star Wars games allow.

The easiest way to play this is by picking up LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga, which was a PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 remake that also included the prequel trilogy in LEGO form. It's one of the best Star Wars games for children, and the puzzle-platforming fun can be shared with others thanks to its cooperative play.

8. Super Star Wars (1992)

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This Super Nintendo classic was recently released on PlayStation 4 and Vita, so it's quite easy to get a hold of. It reimagines the original Star Wars as a run and gun action game, and it's quite enjoyable as a fun shooter with recognizable enemies and locales. There's even some vehicle stages that help break up the pacing. It's important to note that Super Star Wars is very challenging, though. Those that have nostalgia for it will gladly put up with the difficulty but newer gamers might want to just skip over this one unless they don't mind dying repeatedly... really.

7. Star Wars Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II (1997)

Dark Forces was essentially DOOM with a Star Wars skin attached to it, and let's be real: that's pretty awesome. While far from the most original game, Dark Forces II was a much more polished title than its predecessor, and it wound up finding a sizable audience on PC.

A PlayStation version of the first-person shooter was also released, but that port can't be recommended. While the game plays great with a mouse and keyboard, it felt terrible with a controller and suffered from a horrendous frame rate. That version of Dark Forces II can be avoided, but the original PC release is still good fun, even today

6. Star Wars: Battlefront II (2005)

Things were simpler back in 2005. It was a time before loot box controversies, and players could purchase a game titled Star Wars: Battlefront II without any worries. But, again, those were times in which completed games were the norm and not the exception.

Pandemic Studios' second crack at the Battlefront series was one heck of a sequel. It built upon every aspect of the original and allowed players to take part in bigger space battles than ever before. It also featured a much more robust single-player campaign, so it was a blast whether gamers played either online or alone.

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