Best Star Wars Games for Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S Windows Central 2021
Star Wars is a franchise that has grown far beyond the films that made it famous. Aside from the movies, there are tons of books, toys, TV shows, and video games. Star Wars' video game lineup, in particular, is stacked. There's tons of fun to be had playing titles set in the Galaxy Far, Far Away — especially now that nearly all of the older Star Wars games can be played on the Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and Xbox Series S. In fact, we would go as far as to say that Star Wars games are among the best Xbox One games available. Here are the ones we recommend the most.
- Extreme narrative nuance: Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords for Xbox Series S & Series X
- Chaotic fun: Star Wars Battlefront II (2005) Xbox Series S & Series X
- A modern iteration: Star Wars Battlefront II (2017) Xbox Series S & Series X
- Tactical shooter: Star Wars: Republic Commando for Xbox Series S & Series X
- Fun for all ages: LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga for Xbox Series S & Series X
- A true classic: Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic for Xbox Series S & Series X
- Action adventure: Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy for Xbox Series S & Series X
- Skill-based saber combat: Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order for Xbox Series S & Series X
- Starfighter combat: Star Wars Squadrons for Xbox Series S & Series X
Extreme narrative nuance: Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords for Xbox Series S & Series XStaff pick
The second title in the Knights of the Old Republic series takes the writing to a whole new level of depth and intrigue, all while improving upon the gameplay mechanics that made the original game fun and engaging.
If you want a chaotic and action-packed shooter in a Star Wars setting, the classic Star Wars Battlefront II from 2005 is perfect for you. You can play in massive battles across over two dozen maps, and its low skill floor means that anyone can pick up and play.
EA's Star Wars Battlefront II from 2017 is a modern take on a beloved classic that embraces the original game's class-based combat while introducing more structure and strategy to the overall experience.
Star Wars: Republic Commando is one of the best squad shooters ever created. It offers a gritty and military-oriented take on the Star Wars universe that no other game about the franchise has.
LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga is an incredibly fun and silly game that lets you play out the events of the first six Star Wars films in a charming LEGO-themed setting, making it a treat for gamers of all ages.
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic is a fantastic classic RPG that explores the Star Wars universe in creative and deep ways and wraps it all up nicely with strong gameplay mechanics that feel like an evolution of Dungeons and Dragons.
Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy is a thrilling action-adventure game with excellent real-time combat and clever writing, making it an awesome choice for both story lovers and combat junkies.
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is a Souls-like take on Star Wars, offering challenging saber combat and a top-tier story. If you're looking for a Star Wars game that won't hold your hand (or hold back), look no further.
Star Wars Squadrons is the closest thing we have to a Star Wars starfighter simulator, allowing players to get behind the cockpit of TIE fighters, X-Wings, and more as they duke it out in all-out space warfare alongside flotillas of capital ships and frigates.
If we had to choose
All of these Star Wars games are fantastic, but if I had to recommend just one, I would go with Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II The Sith Lords due to how well it's written and how refined the gameplay experience is. There really haven't been many RPGs like it since it was released, and to this day, it remains one of the all-time best Star Wars titles.
There are games for specific interests, too. If you're a fan of military titles with tactical gameplay, then you'll love the gritty and tactical nature of Star Wars: Republic Commando. You can command a squadron of elite clone troopers to dominate and defeat your enemy in a way that no other Star Wars game offers. If you're a fan of tactics, this is the game for you.
For people who love huge battles, on the other hand, there's the action-packed and gorgeous Star Wars: Battlefront II (2017), where you take to the battlefield in massive battles. You can take control of numerous types of units, vehicles, and starcraft, and you can even play some of your favorite named characters from the Star Wars canon as well.
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