Game news Star Wars: the must-see games of the saga like Jedi Fallen Order and Battlefront
Star Wars is one if not THE most popular and prolific saga in pop culture. Empire troops and rebel forces have clashed over most media, and video games are no exception. Electronic Arts is no longer the exclusive holder of the video game rights to the saga, which promises many adaptations in the indefinite future. While waiting for more information on Ubisoft’s game, the KOTOR remake or the sequel to Jedi Fallen Order, the JV editorial team offers you a selection of essential Star Wars games.
- Star Wars : Battlefront II
- Star Wars Jedi : Fallen Order
- Star Wars Jedi Knight : Jedi Academy
- Star Wars : Knights of the Old Republic
- Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
- Star Wars : Squadrons
- Star Wars : The Old Republic
Star Wars : Battlefront II
Our journey into a galaxy far, far away begins with Star Wars: Battlefront II published in November 2017 by Electronic Arts and developed by DICE in collaboration with Criterion Games and Motive Studios. This first and / or third person shooter is the fourth iteration of the Battlefront series, and offers many game modes. Unlike its predecessor Star Wars: Battlefront (2015), this “sequel” includes a canonical single-player campaign with “Disney” lore in which players take on the role of a member of the Inferno squad loyal to the Empire. Added to this is a plethora of multiplayer modes – land and / or space battles, skirmishes, etc. – opposing up to 40 players simultaneously to which around twenty artificial intelligences are added. A considerable number of heroes are also playable. Star Wars: Battlefront II suffered a controversy upon its release. The fault lies with an economic model considered aggressive and Pay-to-Win by the community. Faced with the rumors of fans, EA has significantly changed the multiplayer.
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Star Wars Jedi : Fallen Order
The Star Wars stamped productions published by Electronic Arts follow one another, but are not necessarily alike. After total war, it’s time for an epic that we could qualify as intimist. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is an action-adventure game developed by Respawn Entertainment that adopts the exploration and progression codes of a Metroidvania against the backdrop of lightsaber combat. The story, canon to the saga initiated by George Lucas, begins 5 years after the events of Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith, and focuses on the character of Cal Kestis. This former Padawan tries to flee the Imperial Inquisition, and more specifically the Second as well as the Ninth Sister, both trained by Darth Vader himself. Although no sequel has yet been formalized by EA, the 10 million units passed (figures from March 2020) and the glowing reception offered to Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order leave little doubt as to the existence of a Jedi: Fallen Order 2.
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Star Wars Jedi Knight : Jedi Academy
Go back in time with a playable action game in both first and third person developed by Raven Software on behalf of LucasArts and Activision. Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy is the sequel to Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast. The plot begins in 14 ABY (after the Battle of Yavin) according to the official calendar of the saga, a decade after the events of Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi. The players assume the role of Jaden Korr, a talented Padawan (of your choice), who after having manufactured his lightsaber goes to Yavin IV to enter the Jedi academy. First released on PC and Xbox, Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy is available on PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch since March 2020. The game from Raven Software is no longer considered canon following the acquisition of the franchise by Disney. It actually belongs to the extended universe called Legends or Expanded Universe.
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Star Wars : Knights of the Old Republic
Place now at a monument of the Star Wars universe considered by many fans and rightly as one of the best video game adaptations of the franchise. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, commonly known as KOTOR, is a role-playing game (or RPG for Role-Playing Game) developed by BioWare Studios and published by LucasArts. The tale takes place 4000 years before the creation of the Galactic Empire as Darth Malak unleashes his armada on the Galactic Republic. In this context, a Jedi goes from planet to planet in the hope of defeating the Sith Lord. KOTOR integrates a turn-based combat system, multiple interactions with NPCs and the protagonist’s evolution over the course of the adventure. A sequel, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords, developed by Obsidian Entertainment saw the light of day in 2004. Unlike the other games preceding the arrival of Disney in the equation, Knights of the Old Republic is located in a gray area. Without being 100% canon so far, it retains a special status. Finally, Aspyr Studios announced the KOTOR remake on PC and PlayStation 5 during PlayStation Showcase 2021.
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Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
It is far too rare, but it remains a personal opinion, to be able to take on the role of the villain in a Star Wars game, and it is the starting premise of the game that interests us now. Star Wars: The Power of the Force is an action-adventure game developed and published in September 2008 by the late LucasArts on consoles, then on PC in 2009 in the Ultimate Sith Edition. The storyline, which fits between the prelogy (The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones, Revenge of the Sith) and the original trilogy (A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi), s’ lingers on a Sith apprentice trained by Darth Vader. The former Jedi Anakin Skywalker strives to eliminate the last surviving Jedi members of Order 66 initiated by the Emperor during the Clone Wars. LucasArts produced a sequel in 2010. Unfortunately, Star Wars: The Force Power II doesn’t live up to its predecessor. This series is added to the long list of works integrating the Legends universe.
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Star Wars : Squadrons
Star Wars would not be Star Wars without its major space battles which greatly contributed to the success of the cinematic saga. Many video game adaptations have attempted, and sometimes succeeded in perfectly transcribing the intensity and the epic dimension of dogfights in the vacuum of space. We would be entitled to quote the excellent Star Wars: Rogue Squadron II: Rogue Leader or even Star Wars: X-Wing vs. Tie Fighter. However, we prefer to set our sights on Star Wars: Squadrons. This space shooter developed by Motive Studios and published in October 2020 by Electronic Arts fulfills all the conditions to seduce fans. This game is fully playable in virtual reality, and offers two 5v5 multiplayer modes as well as a canonical single player campaign. The latter follows Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi, and invites players to alternate between two protagonists, a pilot from the Rebel Alliance and another from the Galactic Empire, the time of a crossover. narrative.
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Star Wars : The Old Republic
It is impossible to come back to the Star Wars games without stopping for a moment on the MMORPG developed by BioWare Austin and published in 2011 by Electronic Arts. Star Wars: The Old Republic is a Massively Multiplayer Online Role-playing Game based on the Extended Universe of the same name. The plot of SWTOR, for those in the know, begins 300 years after the events of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic. MMORPG requires, players can choose between several character classes, and evolve their avatars according to the scenarios and other updates. The title of American studios is still active 10 years after its launch with the eighth expansion Legacy of the Sith announced last July and scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2021. The latter will follow the events of the expansion Onslaught. Like KOTOR, Star Wars: The Old Republic is currently in a gray area. Without being excluded from the « by Disney » universe, it is not yet officially part of it.
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