8 Star Wars Videogames From The Past

8 Star Wars Videogames From The Past

To celebrate the release of the original Rogue Squadron on this day in 1998, we give you a short list of some of the most memorable games to bear the Star Wars name.

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Huh, I figured when they said "From The Past" that there would be more than just a few games older than 10 years would be used. How can you have a list of classic SW games and not include Dark Forces, the very first Star Wars FPS, or even any of the 5 Jedi Knight games that spawned from it. I guess 8 spots is just too few to list good Star Wars games.

Not even the venerable Star Wars arcade machine?

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Omitting the RotJ I can see, but not the great granddaddy of them all.

The lack of Shadows of the Empire makes me sad..

What? No Republic Commando? Heresy!

That game definitely belongs in the memorable category. It took a different approach to the SW universe and gave what was perhaps the true reality of the war.

No Dark Forces or DF2: Jedi Knight, yet you include the terrible and one of my most despised Star Wars games, Force Unleashed. Seriously?

X-Wing Alliance was such a good game. The hours I wasn't playing it, I was reading up on all of the different capital ships and fighters. I wonder if it'll run on my new PC. This has got me all excited and nostalgic.

Gah the Rogue squadrons!! What I would do to have a new version of one of those!

U wot?

So The Force Unleashed is a SW game "from the past" worth mentioning, but Dark Forces, Jedi Knight, Jedi Outcast and Jedi Academy aren't??

No Dark Forces, Jedi Knight Series, or most importantly Republic Commando but having both Force Unleashed and LEGO Star Wars on the list?! Seriously, some of the more well regarded and classic Star Wars games were sacrificed for those?

On another note, why are they all just pictures? It's an article that has barely any content, yet expects me to refresh the page 8 times to see all the entries? I know you can do better than this Escapist.

I'm going to add my Jedi-Knight-should-have-been-listed opinion on top of the pile here. Y U DO DIS? Those games should be mentioned a whole lot more than they have been.

FinalDream:
No Dark Forces or DF2: Jedi Knight, yet you include the terrible and one of my most despised Star Wars games, Force Unleashed. Seriously?

Not to mention Power Battles, Masters of T...T...that one fighting game, Super Star Wars, and Demolition.

im stunned tie fight or x wing werent included. seriously people are still screaming for sequeals and remakes even today

Soo... 8 games, with some of the best games not represented, with a separate page for each one, and only a few words for each picture? Shameful clickbait.

DrStrangelove:
a short list of some of the most memorable games to bear the Star Wars name.

Really really odd choice of games here. I think you may have an incorrect definition of "memorable" there... :p

Hmmm.

Not impressed.

As others have mentioned many truly great Star Wars games haven't been mentioned here, and the lack of descriptive text for each game that has made this list (in some cases inexplicably) provide no insight into the game that couldn't be gleaned from a wiki page leaving me with the impression that the OP has little or no first-hand knowledge of these games.

So, moving on...

SWU and lego need to be replaced with Jedi Knight Outcast and Shadows of the empire....

Now we could replace rebel assault with one of the SNES games.

Evan_C:
Soo... 8 games, with some of the best games not represented, with a separate page for each one, and only a few words for each picture? Shameful clickbait.

Seriously, clickbait is a word that gets used way too much, usually without enough evidence to back up the claim.

It started so good with Dark Forces, X-Wing, Tie-Fighter, jedi knight etc.
But now the Star Wars franchise has been virtually destroyed.
So many possibilities for incredible Star Wars games. Instead we mostly got childish crap.
The older mature fans have been ignored.

A modernized x-wing/Tie-fighter game could be so great. Or what about an Elite-like open space trading/fighting game in the Star Wars universe. If there is one game that begged to be made it is that one.
Imagine choosing the career of a smuggler, buying a fast cargo ship, upgrading it, doing shady deals with some Hutt arms dealer on Nar Shadaa, getting hailed by an imperial customs ship, or chased by a Star Destroyer.

erttheking:

Evan_C:
Soo... 8 games, with some of the best games not represented, with a separate page for each one, and only a few words for each picture? Shameful clickbait.

Seriously, clickbait is a word that gets used way too much, usually without enough evidence to back up the claim.

As is hardly the case here. This post is little more than screaming 'Look! Star Wars', then providing a minutes worth of half assed content and walking away.

Chicago Ted:
both Force Unleashed and LEGO Star Wars on the list?! Seriously, some of the more well regarded and classic Star Wars games were sacrificed for those?

Yeah. Technically those are "in the past", but so is literally every game that has ever been released. Saying something like "from the past" implies a longer picture view, one aimed at remembering or reintroducing older games that have faded from public consciousness. While the exact length of time we're talking about is going to vary depending on the topic, Star Wars games are at least thirty years old. And in that context, a game that's barely five years old certainly doesn't qualify as "in the past".

Really, not a single person has mentioned Bounty Hunter?

Shame on all of you. But mostly OP. No Bounty Hunter, AND no Jedi Knight Jedi Academy. Yet it'll include a LEGO game? Your list can go to hell.

wow... this is a troll article. No Bounty hunter, no republic commando, no TIE fighter/X-wing, no Jedi outcast. yeah this is a Troll.

FinalDream:
No Dark Forces or DF2: Jedi Knight, yet you include the terrible and one of my most despised Star Wars games, Force Unleashed. Seriously?

hey Unleashed wasn't that bad, now force unleashed II....

Wait... wait... You put Rebel Assault on there, but NONE of the Dark Forces/JK series, no mention of the absurd yet fun as hell Super NES trilogy, not even a Masters of Teras Kasi? Hows that for an obscure reference ;)

No KOTOR? No Republic Commando? Aw :(

We need a much bigger list, there are too many great Star Wars games. Shadows of the Empire, Bounty Hunter, Clone Wars... hell I remember Droidworks being awesome back in the day (though I wonder how well it holds up today)

 

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