5 Star Wars Games to Play Right Now, & 2 You Should Avoid

So, Kenobi is out and you’ve watched what’s available. You want more action in a galaxy far, far away, a long, long time ago, but you don’t want to wait until next week? Well, here’s a list of games to immerse yourself in Star Wars goodness while you wait for the next installment in the adventures of everyone’s favorite dessert hermit. These games are available to play right now, and cover a wide variety of genres, media, and platforms! I’m sure you’ll find something you’ll love!

Fallen Order
Take on the Empire yourself in these games!

Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga (Or any of them, really)

Released in April of 2022, this game promised to be the penultimate Lego Star Wars game. Featuring material from across all nine films in the core series of movies, and characters from all of Star Wars, with tons of fun hidden material. The Skywalker Saga maintains the heart and humor of a Lego game, with meta jokes, hilarious interactions, and hijinks that will make you brick yourself with laughter.

Skywalker Saga

You can pick up Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga today on the following platforms: Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, PS5, Steam, and other PC platforms.

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic

Do you like Star Wars? Are you a Bioware fan? Love deep methodical plots involving lies and revenge? Look no further than this 2003 RPG from one of the giants of the industry. Knights of the Old Republic, or KOTOR for short, is a roleplaying game set thousands of years before the movies, amid a conflict between the Sith and the Jedi. You play a mysterious, force-sensitive individual caught up in the fallout of a conflict you know nothing about. You get a ship, meet allies, and ultimately decide where you stand in the battle between light and dark.

Knights of the Old Republic
Explore a galaxy of the past with a crew of interesting characters, plus an assassin droid.

Originally released on the Xbox, and has been available on every Xbox console since. Additionally, you can get it on Steam, some mobile platforms, and even the Nintendo Switch. Last year, a remake of the classic adventure was announced by Aspyr entertainment, for the PS5 and PC. Set to be released in July of 2023, this remake is highly anticipated by the fans of the game!

Star Wars Roleplaying Games by Edge Entertainment

Originally released almost ten years ago as three separate roleplaying games, the Star Wars series of games from Fantasy Flight are something truly magical. Powered by their in-house system called Genesys, the three games (Edge of the Empire, Age of Rebellion, and Force and Destiny) presented three very different styles of play. The best part is the three games could work together with very little modification. You could play a scoundrel built from Edge of the Empire, and take specializations from Force and Destiny. You and a group of friends can build your own Star Wars adventures and tell the kind of amazing stories you want.

Star Wars Roleplay
Forge your own story in the Star Wars Galaxy with these awesome TTRPGS.

The only hiccup to this game is the tumultuous situation it’s currently in. When Fantasy Flight restructured and moved all of its roleplaying games to Edge Studio, it disrupted the production of the books themselves. Currently, Edge Studios is reprinting many of the books, but the specialty dice required for the game are very hard to come by. The only solid solution is the Star Wars dice app available on mobile platforms. Regardless, it’s a fantastic game with tons of fan support that I wholeheartedly recommend!

Star Wars: The Old Republic

Released in December of 2011, Star Wars: The Old Republic is a sequel game to the Knights of the Old Republic series, but also an MMORPG. The game offered a very cinematic storytelling experience while keeping to a lot of the hallmarks of what people enjoy about MMORPGs. FIt features various species and classes across two factions, each class having a different role to play and play style, each with their ship and set of companions.

The Old Republic
Pick a side, and fight for control of the known Galaxy.

Less than a year after its release, The Old Republic went free to play, with a premium subscription for extra options (more character slots, more crafting skills, and special currency monthly.) The game is still going strong, with a solid player base that has seen numbers as high as 600k earlier this month. The game has eight expansions, with the most recent, Legacy of the Sith, having been released this past February.

You can download and play The Old Republic from its website today!

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order

Released in 2020, Fallen Order is an action-adventure video game set during the great purge of the Jedi. You play as Cal Kestis, a Jedi Padawan who survived order 66. Now, five years after the events of Revenge of the Sith, you are completing your training and attempting to build a new Jedi Order. All while evading bounty hunters and imperial forces. The game feels like a kind of Metroidvania, collecting powers and tools to access different parts of different worlds. Generally pretty positively received, Fallen Order is even getting a sequel next year, called Star Wars Jedi: Survivor!

Fallen Order
Stand against an empire, explore worlds, fight inquisitors!

You can play Fallen Order now on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S/X, and PC.

There’s even more out there that’s amazing and available to play! However, for all that is light, there are a few games that definitely fall into the Dark Side of the gaming Force. You’ve been warned.

Star Wars Battlefront II

Now, Battlefront at its core isn’t a bad game. It’s perfectly fine. However, EA is a steaming pile of Bantha pudu. Around the time of its release, Battlefront II was mired in controversy around how EA handled its loot box mechanics. They’ve since pulled back from the problems they created themselves. However, I will loop back around to the beginning of this section; it’s fine. There is a myriad of other PVP squad games that are far superior.

Battlefront 2
Looks cool, who knows if you’ll ever unlock Finn though.

If you want to play this ill-released game, that albeit has come a long way, you can pick it up on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes

This one is just bad, plain bad. A free-to-play Gacha mobile game that lets you build a team of iconic Star Wars characters, then I guess inexplicably beat up other ones. So many popular franchises have had games that function just like Galaxy of Heroes. Dragon Age, Marvel, and even Disney had a game that functioned essentially like this game. It’s a time sink and money sink.

Galaxy of Heroes
Ugh, just don’t, please don’t.

If you really want to attempt this monstrosity, it’s on both apple and android platforms.

That’s pretty much it! What are some of your favorite Star Wars games? Dislike any of the ones I recommended? Loved one of the trash fire ones? Let us know in the comments below!

About Joseph Davis

Joseph “Joe” Davis has love for all things in pop culture. From Alignment charts to Zombies, he’s always up to chat about the weird, wonderful world of geekdom. When not indulging his inner nerd, Joe is a husband and has far too many cats, living in a suburb southeast of Houston, where he almost constantly plays video games, board games and tabletop roleplaying games, which he’s done for almost his whole life.

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