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The Best Star Wars Games On PS4 Or Xbox One So Far

A decent amount of Star Wars games have released on both PS4 and Xbox One. Some of the best classic Star Wars games are available on Xbox One via Xbox 360/Original Xbox backwards compatibility. However, a few classic titles are also available exclusively on PS4. So is the force strong on PS4 or Xbox One? Read below and decide for yourself!  In this article, I rank the best Star Wars games available on PS4 or Xbox One So Far. When new worthy games are released this article will be updated. If you do or don’t agree with this top list or have some valuable information to add, please leave a comment!

NOTE: BC = Backwards Compatible


10. Star Wars: Racer Revenge (PS4 Exclusive)

#10 Star Wars Racers Revenge PS4
– See It On Playstation 4 Marketplace
Star Wars: Racer Revenge originally released on PS2 in 2002. In 2016 it was ported to PS4 with crisper upscaled 1080p visuals and added trophies. Since it’s a PS2 port don’t expect to have current-gen experience. The graphics and gameplay have not aged the best.

As far as content goes Star Wars: Racer Revenge has a lot to offer considering it’s an arcade-style game. There are over 18 pod racers to race against and 5 worlds to race at featuring 13 different tracks in all.

This is a Star Wars spin-off racing game, so it probably won’t appeal to hardcore fans.  If you’re a fan of Star Wars Episode 1’s pod racing and fast-paced futuristic arcade racers (similar to Wipeout),  you’ll probably enjoy Star Wars: Racer Revenge.


9. Star Wars: Jedi Starfighter

#9 Star Wars Jedi Starfighter
– See It On Marketplaces: PS4 | Xbox One
I remember having a blast playing Star Wars: Jedi Starfighter on the original Xbox. Besides it being Star Wars themed, it was a darn good galactic flight combat game. I’m happy this game was ported to the PS4 and is now backwards compatible on Xbox One.

Star Wars: Jedi Starfighter takes place during Star Wars Episode 2. The galaxy is being overrun by dark forces. Playing as pilot Jedi Master Adi Gallia you’re on a quest to investigate disturbances in the galaxy and bring dark forces to a halt. There are over 20 varied missions to play through and 40 aircrafts to use.

Overall I love the challenging varied missions and intense dogfights Star Wars: Jedi Starfighter has a lot to offer. If you don’t mind aged graphics, Star Wars: Jedi Starfighter is definitely worth checking out.


8. Star Wars: The Force Unleashed (BC on Xbox One)

#8 Star Wars The Force Unleashed
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In Star Wars: The Force Unleashed (SWTFU) you’ll play as Starkiller (AKA: Galen Marek), Darth Vader’s secret apprentice and assassin. The game has an engaging side story that revolves around Darth Vader. What’s best about this game is the over the top force unleashing gameplay. I love the physics and the force power moves. It’s fun being the ultimate badass destroying enemies with a good amount of different force attacks.

After a while, the gameplay does become a little stale and repetitive. The bosses and level designs could have been better.  Overall if you’re a Star Wars fan and you love Hack and Slash games Star Wars: The Force Unleashed is definitely worth playing. If you own an Xbox One X you can enjoy the enhanced version of this game in 4K resolution.


7. Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy (BC on Xbox One)

#7 Star Wars Jedi Knights Jedi Academy
– See It On Xbox One Marketplace
Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy first released on the original Xbox in 2003. The game was recently added to Xbox One backwards compatibility with a nice performance and resolution boost. This game is old so don’t expect the graphics to look amazing, they are quite dated. When it comes to characters, story, level design, and gameplay though, this game shines. The lightsaber battles hold up well today, and the pacing is still engaging.  One of the big bummers about the Xbox version of the game is Xbox Live multiplayer no longer functions. You can still play against BOT’s in matches but it’s not the same as having a lightsaber battle against a real player online.

Overall Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy’s single player campaign is amazing and still one of the best Star Wars game campaigns available. If you can handle aged graphics, this game is worth playing.


6. Star Wars Republic Commando (BC on Xbox One)

#6 Star Wars Republic Commando
– See It On Xbox One Marketplace
Star Wars Republic Commando is a squad-based first-person shooter that originally released for the original Xbox in 2005. The game recently became backwards compatible with enhanced resolution on Xbox One.

In this game, you’ll play through 3 different campaigns that take place during the Clone Wars era. You’ll fight against a variety of droid, Geonosian, and Trandoshan enemies. The game has great pacing, and giving squad commands works well. The linear level design might be a turn off for some gamers though.

Overall Star Wars Republic Commando has one of my favorite Star Wars themed first-person shooter campaigns. For being an old game the graphics and gameplay hold up decently well.


5. LEGO Star Wars Games

#5 LEGO Star Wars Games
– See Them On Amazon: PS4 | Xbox One
Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens is the newest game in the Star Wars LEGO series and is available for both PS4 and Xbox One. When it comes to story, voice acting, and gameplay the Force Awakens is probably the best game in the LEGO Star Wars series. Some of the diverse gameplay scenarios in the campaign caught me off guard because I was expecting the same old combat and mini puzzles. The pacing of the game is varied well. Force Awakens is also a beautiful game to look at and the only LEGO Star Wars game built from the ground up for current gaming generation consoles.

Any Star Wars fan should give this game a try. I especially recommend it if you have kids or friends to play with. It’s most fun when working as a team with another player.

Alternatively, if you’re playing on an Xbox One you’ll also have access to the older Xbox 360 backwards compatible LEGO Star Wars games. Some of the better Xbox 360 games I recommend checking out are LEGO Star Wars 2, 3, and The Complete Saga.


4. Star Wars: Battlefront 2, 2005 Original (BC on Xbox One)

#4 Star Wars Battlefront 2
– See It On Xbox One Marketplace
I would have possibly ranked Star Wars: Battlefront 2 2005 over the more recent 2017 game. But unfortunately, this game is no longer supported by Xbox Live for multiplayer. All the amazing multiplayer modes are still available, but you’re restricted to play against BOTs. This is a huge negative considering the most enjoyable part of this game is its online play. On the other hand, the single-player campaign is fantastic and worth playing through. Its one of my favorite campaigns in a Star Wars game. The wide open areas, action, and the various battle scenarios on land and in the air keep the campaign’s pacing enjoyable all the way through. As expected graphically the game looks aged and the gameplay is much more simplistic compared to the recent 2017 game.

Overall for the $10 price tag Battlefront 2, 2005 is definitely worth playing for the campaign alone. As far as multiplayer goes, the Bots are challenging and fun to fight against. But nothing replaces the AI of real players. I’m hoping someday the Xbox Live servers will be turned back on for this game, but I won’t hold my breath.

NOTE: The original Battlefront, 2004 is also backwards compatible on Xbox One. It doesn’t have Xbox Live support either. Battlefront 2004’s campaign and content are lacking compared to Battlefront 2, 2005. So I would recommend skipping it unless you’re a hardcore Star Wars fan.


3. Star Wars Battlefront 2, 2017

#3 Star Wars Battlefront 2
– See It On Amazon: PS4 | Xbox One
Many gaming communities across the internet seem to have a lot of hate towards Star Wars Battlefront 2, 2017. I can understand the original hate for this game. When Battlefront 2 launched it had an unfair loot crate and player progression system in the multiplayer modes. The publisher EA has listened to the gaming community.  These issues were patched months ago. EA got rid of loot boxes and made player progression fair. EA also continues to support the game with new stability patches and continues to release free DLC for the game. Negative misinformed gamers seem to still bash this game even though everything has been fixed. I can forgive publishers/developers that listen to there gaming community and fix necessary issues.

I enjoyed Battlefront 2’s single-player campaign. The story is a little off, but the iconic character appearances, action, graphics, and pacing made up for it. Many of the action-packed missions put a huge smile on my face. The campaign is short (about 5 hours), but I had fun the entire time.

The multiplayer is the true star of Battlefront 2. I have spent a lot of time playing various multiplayer modes. My personal favorite modes are Galactic Assault, Starfighter Assault, and Blast. If you happen to own an Xbox One X this is by far the best-looking multiplayer game I have seen for the console. The high-quality textures and HDR looks amazing on the Xbox One X.

Battlefront 2 Often goes on sale for $15 or less on PS4 & Xbox One. At this price, it’s an absolute steal. If you like amazing modern graphics and massive competitive multiplayer shooters! Battlefront 2 should be your top pick.

 


2. Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic II (BC On Xbox One)

#2 Star Wars Knights Of THe Old Republic 2: The Sith Lords
– See It On Xbox One Marketplace
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords (KOTOR2) is a great sequel to the original game. As far as the gameplay goes it’s as good as the first game. I just prefer the first game’s story and atmosphere over KOTOR 2.

The story takes places after the events of KOTOR 1. You play as a Jedi Master who has trouble remembering his or her past. While playing you’ll slowly remember who you are. You will discover the force again and mysteries of the galaxy. You will meet a lot of interesting characters who can change the outcome of your journey. Non-playable characters will determine the outcome of many situations based on how you treat them or the decisions you make. You can choose to be good or evil.

Overall KOTOR2 is an amazing WRPG. The game will surely please any Star Wars fan seeking a deep &  lengthy RPG experience.  Gamers who can’t stand dated graphics or real-time turn-based battle gameplay, probably won’t enjoy either KOTOR game.

 


1. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (BC On Xbox One)

#1 Star Wars Knights Of The Old Republic
– See It On Xbox One Marketplace
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (KOTOR1) is considered by many gamers to be the best Star Wars game ever made.  The game originally released on Xbox and PC in 2003. I remember RPG fans jumping for joy when this game released. Everyone was in shock of how good the story, gameplay, and Non-playable characters were. Besides Mass Effect 2, in my opinion, KOTOR1 is developer Bioware’s best game.

The story takes place about 4000 years before Star Wars Episode 1. Making it basically a prequel to the movies. You will assemble a team of Jedi Knights on a quest to defeat Darth Malak and save the galaxy. Your actions and decisions with  Non-playable characters will determine if you’re a dark or light Jedi.

Besides the lengthy 30 plus hour main campaign, I found the sidequest’s to be very entertaining in KOTOR1, extending my playthrough even longer. As long as you enjoy WRPG’s, turn-based style gameplay, and don’t mind dated graphics. I would highly recommend Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic.


In Conclusion: If you’re looking for a variety of quality new and old Star Wars games to play Xbox One definitely has the upper hand over PS4.  If you don’t care for older titles, you can still play the latest Star Wars game releases for either console.


* Honorable Mentions *

I personally would not recommend the following Star Wars games to anyone, but I noticed a lot of gamers online seem to like these games. So I decided they were at least worth a mention.
Star Wars Bounty Hunter (PS4 Exclusive) – A third person action-adventure game. I always thought Bounty Hunter was little too simple and boring.
Super Star Wars (PS4 Exclusive) – When I was a kid I remember playing this game on the Super Nintendo and loving it, even though I could never beat it. Now when I play it I can’t stand its challenging spastic run and gun gameplay and random enemy spawns.
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II (BC on Xbox One) – It’s actually not terrible, but part 1 is better in just about every way.


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