The 10 Star Wars PC Games Every Fan Should Have Played

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pcbuilder8556

both of the battle front games were awesome!! and i hear BF3 is in the making or at least is trying to be made but i guess they are having licensing issues... maybe that is article worthy

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Supall

The ground battles of Empire at War were, "Meh", probably because I kept getting destroyed by the Rebels on that front.  But the Space battles made me giddy for hours.  Setting up 2 huge fleets to duke it out?  Hells yeah!

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mysterymantis

Nice to see SWG on this list.  I know people have a lot of negative things to say about the game, but it is a game I thoroughly enjoyed for the 7 or so years I played it.  I was a pilot and a crafter, which in my opinion were the two best parts of that game (also 2 of the least explored parts).  There likely will never be another MMO with those two elements at the level they were at for SWG.

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avenger48

i actually think Battlefront 1 was better than 2.  BF2's battles were smaller, with less on the map, and they balanced it, which made it less fun.  Sure, BF1 lacked space battles and jedis, but it really was a better fps.

Also, they need to make BF3 and Empire at War 2.

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h e x e n

If Lucas licensed a remake of the Tie Fighter game, using todays technology, I would totally forgive him for Star Wars 1, 2 and 3.

 

I have been wating for that game to come out on steam since I got Dark Forces. I absolutely LOVED Tie Fighter. I played it until my fingers were numb and I had to wear gloves to keep my hands warm.

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TheMurph

I'd forgive him for Star Wars 2 and 3, at least.

One would require Lucas to release an updated TIE Fighter *and* a kind of augmented reality-delivering TIE Fighter helmet add-on.  That, or allow you to pilot the Executor.

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Thoren

^^ That might be the best comment ever.

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firefox91

Lucasarts so needs to bring back the X-Wing series. How bad ass could it be with modern graphics to support it. I would buy this in a heartbeat... even for FULL PRICE!

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seinjunkie

It makes me sad to not see Rogue Squadron on this list. I played the crap out of that game.

 

But then, I'd be ashamed to admit that I played the crap out of Ep 1 Pod Racer, too. :/ The gameplay felt something like Wipeout, and was therefore "fun."

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TheMurph

"It makes me sad to not see Rogue Squadron on this list. I played the crap out of that game."

Spoiler: I did too.  :D

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flash739

How about the original vector graphics Star Wars Arcade game? I think that showed people what kind of legs Star Wars has in the video game genre.

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Turbo Charge

yep I put a hell of a lot of quaters in those machines too!

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syderwarp

Rebellion, and the other RTS were great games for the time! Star Wars Empire at War is a great series! Your magazine need better editors of these games. I would rate them much higher in RTS series!!

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TheMurph

Rebellion?  Really?  That game was ungodly complicated for what it was trying to deliver.  But even if we can agree to disagree on that one, I would hope that we can both be on the same page for this one: The space combat looked and played like ass.  Absolute ass.

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syderwarp

Complicated it was point click?!  I ask what were you playing that was so good in 98 then that beats it on PC/RTS? So give a good Star Wars Space RTS prior to 98 then that was better. Graphics soso. But giant map,story,kool ships, detailed stats of Star Wars Officers,heros,etc. It was good until better stuff came in 00's.

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TheMurph

I'm not talking about a complicated input.  The game itself was exceedingly complex and damn near impossible to manage if you were playing a lots-o-planets galaxy.  The interface was quite lacking.

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p47riot

@Spyder: A little game called Starcraft came out in 98...I dunno, maybe you heard about it? A few million Koreans are still playing it today.

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TheMurph

Zinnnnng.

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Corfy

I had the whole X-Wing series of games (X-Wing, TIE Fighter, X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter and X-Wing Alliance). I actually think my favorite was X-Wing Alliance. It had the most ships available (like the Millenium Falcon itself). Still, the fact that half of the X-Wing series made it to the top 10 is impressive.

The only other game I played that isn't on your list (well, not counting Dark Forces, which seems to be an honorable mention) is Star Wars Episode I: Racer. I rather enjoyed becoming a pod racer. Although the opening course was supposedly the same as the one from the movie, even though it had almost no resemblence, the rest of the courses were fun to tackle. Is it worthy enough of being a top 10 Star Wars game? It is in my book, but I understand it wasn't for everyone.

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Ghok

X-Wing Alliance was really good. It is probably the last Star Wars game I've actually bought and finished (well, I guess besides the KOTOR games, which I thought were good, but not too special). I seem to remember it had a pretty damn good story too.

Lucasarts has to know just how much the X-Wing series is loved. It'll be revisited again... but I doubt it'll be a PC exclusive title, which'll likely kill it.

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TheMurph

I really enjoyed Alliance as well.  In fact, one of the only reasons I didn't put it on the list was because I didn't want to just jam this one up with space games, and credit should be given to the games with more memorable "firsts."   For example, first to fly as a bad guy, or first multiplayer.

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tornato7

Star Wars videogames always seem to be exceptonally good. SWKOTOR is my favorite game of all time, and I still play SWBF2 every week.

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jaxsteven

Rebel Assault was terrible, particularly the mission where you flew the Falcon through an insanely difficult area of pipes (Might have been the Death Star).

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TheMurph

Remember the time period!  If I recall correctly, this was one of the earlier big-name CD-ROM titles one *could* purchase, let alone LucasArts' first.  Plus, a star wars game with realstic movies in it?  Big deal!

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georgec

Great strategy game.

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hammeredtoast

I really think that Jedi Knight 2: Jedi Outcast was heads and tales better than the original Jedi Academy. But both were radical, in my opinion.

 

Republic Commando was amazing at the time, and I have no idea why there hasn't been a sequel, or another SW FPS release since, either playing as the Republic, Empire, Seperatists, or whatever else.

 

And you kids spelled "Wookiee" wrong in the first paragraph. Two E's. 

 

I threw that in just to be THAT GUY.

 

Sorry...

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Ogrepuppy

You're going to be so pedantic as to criticise the spelling of "Wookiee" but you don't know that the expression is heads and TAILS...?!?

 

Really?!?

 

ಠ_ಠ

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kiaghi7

I totally agree, Republic Commando is the unloved step-child of Star Wars games it seems...

 

And while it is despised by many, I actually quite liked Star Wars Rebellion... It had plenty of flaws, no doubt about that, but if a re-make were talked about where they fixed the clumsy bits, it would be perfect!

 

It was like Empire at War but with a more strategic feel than a tactical feel.

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aferrara50

jedi academy was the 3rd game in the Jedi Knight series. 

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RS_Lommax

and the 4th game in the Dark Forces series.  :P

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