Ranked: The 10 best Star Wars games you can play today
- Along with its iconic movies, the Star Wars franchise has spawned dozens of video games over the last 30 years.
- Electronic Arts recently announced that the next Star Wars game, "Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order," will launch on November 15, 2019 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.
- To help pass the time until "Fallen Order" arrives, we've ranked the 10 best "Star Wars" games. Games that are no longer available for purchase were not considered.
While the original "Star Wars" film trilogy cemented the series' legacy, the video games and books in the Star Wars extended universe helped fuel the massive fandom that continues to thrive today.
Star Wars creator George Lucas founded Lucasfilm Games in 1982, prior to the release of "Return of the Jedi." The game development branch of Lucas's company was eventually renamed LucasArts, and went on to publish dozens of games for computers, home video game, consoles, and arcades.With no parent company to limit "Star Wars" video game partnerships, LucasArts was free to publish games in a wide variety of genres. Early "Star Wars" games included "Dark Forces," a first person shooter for PC; "Rebel Assault," a space combat game; and trio of adventure games recreating the original "Star Wars" trilogy on Super Nintendo.
Disney acquired Lucasfilm for $4 billion in 2012, but decided to close the company's internal video game studio. Disney then licensed the "Star Wars" brand to Electronic Arts, one of the largest video game makers in North America. Electronic Arts has delivered two "Star Wars" games so far using the exclusive license, "Battlefront" and "Battlefront II," and a third is on the way later this year.
Electronic Arts recently revealed that the next Star Wars game will be a single-player adventure game called "Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order." The game will be developed by EA subsidiary Respawn Entertainment, the developers behind "Apex Legends" and "Titanfall." "Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order" is due out on November 15th for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
Before "Fallen Order" arrives, we thought it would be fun to take a look back at the best Star Wars games over the years, ranked from worst to best: