There are a variety of video games people are turning to during this time—and they’re doing so for many reasons. One of the best video game franchises to pass the time with is the Star Wars franchise. There are many enjoyable games available that are both modern and old-school. Enjoy your downtime in a galaxy far, far away with the best Star Wars video games to play.
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
The most recent addition to the franchise is easily one of the best Star Wars video games to play. In Fallen Order, play as Cal Kestis, a Jedi who survived the events of Revenge of the Sith. The lightsaber combat in the game is incredibly fluid, with a great story and some awesome planets to explore.
How to Play: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Google Stadia
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
The Knights of the Old Republic has become one of the most beloved Star Wars games ever. Travel to one of the coolest eras in Star Wars and experience of the best stories to date with a twist that rivals The Empire Strikes Back.
How to Play: Xbox, Windows, Mac OS X, iOS, and Android
Star Wars Episode I: Racer
Enjoy one of the best parts of The Phantom Menace with Star Wars Episode I: Racer. Compete on various pod racing courses with the ability to play as characters like Anakin Skywalker, Sebulba, and many others. Episode I: Racer is also getting a remaster for PlayStation 4 and the Nintendo Switch in May.
How to Play: Microsoft Windows, Nintendo 64, Game Boy Color, Mac OS, Dreamcast, Nintendo Switch, and PlayStation 4.
Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast
Another Star Wars game that recently got a remaster for current-generation consoles is Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast. Like Fallen Order, Jedi Outcast features some great lightsaber combat as you play as Kyle Katarn and master your power.
How to Play: Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, GameCube, Xbox, Nintendo Switch, and PlayStation 4.
Star Wars Battlefront II (2005)
Arguably the best multiplayer Star Wars game is the original Battlefront II. Play across the original and prequel trilogy eras and follow the 501st Legion in the game’s campaign. While the Battlefront II series continues to this day, many consider the 2005 version to be the best.
How to Play: PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable, Microsoft Windows, and Xbox.
Star Wars: Rogue Squadron
The last game on this list is for those who love the x-wings, tie-fighters, and other ships in the Star Wars universe. This arcade-style game allows players to take flight in maps from the original trilogy and defeat various enemies.
How to Play: Microsoft Windows and Nintendo 64