May the 4th is the international day of Star Wars, in which fans of one of the world’s most successful science fiction cinematic franchise greet each other with Force filled well wishes. Another way they celebrate is by playing some Star Wars videogames and if you’re an Xbox fan, then surely you want to know which are the best Star Wars games on Xbox.
Yes, videogames! This is where the fun begins. Escaping to a long time ago in a galaxy far far away is possible with the power of videogames. Of course, not every Star Wars game has been a banger, for there have been many, many of them. That’s why we’ve thrown together this list of the bests on Xbox, some of which are also on Game Pass.
Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
It almost goes without saying that the biggest, boldest, proudest new iteration of the Star Wars legacy in videogame form has to be Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga. Without a doubt, this game improves on the foundation that Traveller’s Tale has been building upon ever since it released its first Lego Star Wars game all the way back in 2005. The Skywalker Saga features a ton of variety, a revamped combat system and tons of Star Wars jokes and thrills to delight the biggest fan.
Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast
The sequel to Dark Forces II: Jedi Knight, Jedi Outcast continues the adventures of Kyle Katarn, the sometimes scoundrel, occasional Jedi who must reconnect with the powers he has forsaken in order to battle a threat to the New Republic. It pioneered some of the best lightsaber combat in the franchise’s history and also features a host of Star Wars cameos that gives us a window into their lives after the fall of the Empire.
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
One of the most beloved games on this list, Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic is a meticulous role-playing experience set thousands of years before the events of prequels and the original trilogy. It also introduced of the best Star Wars characters ever created, the enigmatic mercenary Canderous Ordo, the morbid protocol droid HK-47 and legendary Jedi Bastila Shan.
Star Wars: Battlefront II
Not to be confused with the 2005 Star Wars Battlefront II, this multiplayer action game initially had a rough start due to controversies involving microtransactions BEFORe release. Thankfully, the game launched without them and received a lot of post-launch support with new maps, new characters and new missions added for years. But even at the end of its support cycle, the game remains a blast and one of the best Star Wars games on Xbox.
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
This action-adventure game from developer Respawn Entertainment was a breath of fresh air for Star Wars fans. Fallen Order evokes the challenging combat and parry-based systems found in Souls-like games and the exploration mechanics of metroidvania games. As fugitive Jedi Cal Kestis, you travel the galaxy in search of Jedi artifacts while wrestling with guilt and darkness. Very Star Wars but tackling mechanics and themes very different from the Star Wars games we’re used to.
Star Wars: Republic Commando
It’s when they explore the unusual corners of the universe that Star Wars games are at their most interesting. In Republic Commando, you follow Delta Squad, a team of clones that consists of Boss, Scorch, Fixer and Sev, as you take part in various special ops missions beginning with the onset of the Clone Wars. The game features some neat squad mechanics and a fun look into the personalities of some very unique clones.
Honorable mention: Disney Infinity 3.0
If you can get your hands on the starter set and the figures, Disney Infinity is one of the most fun ways to experience Star Wars in videogame form. This digital toy box platform uses beautiful figures to unlock characters and worlds from the Star Wars saga, letting you mix and match characters in various sandboxes of your own creation or take them onto prebuilt action adventure re-tellings of the movies. Disney Infinity is a delight that continues to enthrall players even after support ended in 2016.