The term "video game" is used to mean any game played on a video game console, any interactive game software, or a computer game where a video display is the primary feedback device.
- First-person shooter (FPS) games are video or computer games in which the player's viewpoint is from the character's perspective. Star Wars: Dark Forces and its sequels are FPSs, as well as Star Wars: Republic Commando. See Category:First-person shooters for more examples.
- Flight simulators are games that put the player in the position of piloting an air- or spacecraft against opponents or obstacles. The X-wing and TIE Fighter series, Rogue Squadron series, Starfighter series, and Star Wars Galaxies: Jump to Lightspeed are all flight simulators.
- Real-time strategy (RTS) are usually computer games in which the player views multiple characters from a top-down point of view. In RTSs players usually command multiple groups of characters without actually fighting themselves. Examples of RTS include Star Wars: Rebellion, Star Wars: Force Commander, Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds, and Star Wars: Empire at War.
- Role-playing games (RPGs) are video or computer games in which the player views the character from a third person perspective, and makes choices that ultimately change the games' story. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic and Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords are RPGs. They are similar in some ways to tabletop roleplaying games.
- Massively multiplayer online role-playing games (MMORPGs) are online games where players take on characters and interact with each other on a broad scale, often featuring a variety of environments and filled with non-player characters (NPCs) to provide a more realistic feel to the game. Examples include Star Wars Galaxies, Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures and Star Wars: The Old Republic.
List of games in order of publicationEdit
- Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back was the first Star Wars video game. Developed by Parker Brothers and released in 1982 for the Atari 2600 and Commodore 64 consoles, The Empire Strikes Back is an adaption of the film of the same name, though the game is effectively impossible to win: players take on the role of a Rebel pilot attempting to destroy AT-ATs on the planet Hoth, and the AT-ATs will eventually reach their goal.
- Star Wars: Return of the Jedi: Death Star Battle is a game that was produced by Parker Brothers for the Atari 2600, Atari 5200, and Atari XE consoles that was released in 1983. The game's objective is to pilot the Millennium Falcon during the Battle of Endor and destroy the second Death Star.
- Star Wars: Jedi Arena is a game that was produced solely for the Atari 2600 by Parker Brothers in 1983. Jedi Arena is a basic arena battle game that sees two Jedi Knights face off against each other in an arena, and players win by deflecting laser blasts from a remote at their opponent.
- Star Wars: The Arcade Game is an arcade game produced by Atari and released in July 1983 as a first-person space simulator based around the events of Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope, specifically the Battle of Yavin. The game was very popular and was later re-released on a number of game consoles.
- The Empire Strikes Back
- Star Wars is a Japanese video game release in 1987 that is an adaption of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. A side-scrolling platformer, the game was released for the Famicom console, and takes liberties with the movie's storyline.
- Droids: Escape from Aaron
- Attack on the Death Star
- Star Wars is a video game released for the Nintendo Entertainment System in November 1991 that recreates the events of Episode IV: A New Hope in a side-scrolling platformer game.
- The Empire Strikes Back is a video game released for the Nintendo Entertainment System in December 1991 which sees the player fight through the events of Episode V as Luke Skywalker.
- Star Wars: Rebel Assault
- Star Wars: X-Wing
- Imperial Pursuit (expansion)
- B-Wing (expansion)
- Super Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
- Star Wars Arcade
- Star Wars: X-Wing: Collector's CD-ROM (remake)
- Super Star Wars: Return of the Jedi
- Star Wars: TIE Fighter
- Defender of the Empire (expansion)
- Enemy of the Empire (expansion)
- The LucasArts Archives Vol. I
- The LucasArts Macintosh Archives Vol. I
- Star Wars: Dark Forces
- Star Wars: Rebel Assault II: The Hidden Empire
- Star Wars: Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II
- Star Wars: Masters of Teräs Käsi
- Star Wars: X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter
- Balance of Power (expansion)
- The LucasArts Archives Vol. III
- Star Wars: Yoda Stories
- Star Wars: Jedi Knight: Mysteries of the Sith
- Star Wars: Rebellion
- Star Wars: DroidWorks
- Star Wars: Rogue Squadron
- Star Wars: X-Wing Collector Series
- The LucasArts Archives Vol. IV: Star Wars Collection II
- Star Wars Trilogy Arcade
- Star Wars: X-Wing Alliance
- Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace
- Star Wars: Episode I Racer
- Star Wars Episode I: The Gungan Frontier
- Star Wars: Yoda's Challenge Activity Center
- Star Wars: Pit Droids
- Star Wars: Anakin's Speedway
- Star Wars: Episode I Jedi Power Battles
- Star Wars: Force Commander
- Star Wars: Early Learning Activity Center
- Star Wars Math: Jabba's Game Galaxy
- Star Wars: Jar Jar's Journey
- Star Wars: Demolition
- Star Wars: Episode I Obi-Wan's Adventures
- Star Wars: Episode I: Battle for Naboo
- Star Wars: Starfighter
- Star Wars: Starfighter: Special Edition
- Star Wars: Super Bombad Racing
- Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds
- Star Wars: Rogue Squadron II: Rogue Leader
- Star Wars: Obi-Wan
- Star Wars: Bounty Hunter
- Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds: Clone Campaigns
- Star Wars: Attack of the Clones
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars
- Star Wars: Racer Revenge was released on PlayStation 2 on February 13 and is the sequel to Star Wars: Episode I Racer, focusing on Sebulba's attempt to gain revenge on Anakin Skywalker. Racer Revenge is a podracing game like Episode I Racer, featuring thirteen tracks and twenty-two pilots, and was developed by Rainbow Studios and rated E.
- Star Wars: Jedi Starfighter is the sequel to Star Wars: Starfighter, and was released on March 10 for the PlayStation 2 and May 13 for the XBOX. Jedi Starfighter takes place prior to and during the events of Attack of the Clones, and introduced a number of elements in the film prior to the movie's release.
- Star Wars: Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast is the sequel to Star Wars: Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II, and was released by LucasArts and Raven Software on March 26 on PC, Mac, Xbox, and GameCube. Jedi Outcast is set in 12 ABY, seven years after Dark Force II, and centers on Kyle Katarn's battle against the Imperial Remnant and the Force-sensitive Reborn.
- Star Wars: The New Droid Army
- Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided
- Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
- Star Wars: Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy
- Star Wars: Rogue Squadron III: Rebel Strike
- Star Wars: Flight of the Falcon
- Star Wars: Battlefront
- Star Wars Trilogy: Apprentice of the Force
- Star Wars Galaxies: Jump to Lightspeed is the first expansion pack for Star Wars Galaxies and was published on October 27, 2004. Jump to Lightspeed adds space travel and space combat to Galaxies, as well as several new species and professions.
- Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords
- Star Wars: Republic Commando
- LEGO Star Wars: The Video Game
- Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
- Star Wars Galaxies: Rage of the Wookiees is the second expansion pack for Star Wars Galaxies and was released on May 5, 2005. Rage of the Wookiees adds the planet Kashyyyk, as well as a significant amount of content adapted from Episode III: Revenge of the Sith.
- Star Wars Galaxies: The Total Experience
- Star Wars: Battle Above Coruscant
- Star Wars: Republic Commando: Order 66
- Star Wars: Battlefront II
- Star Wars Galaxies: Trials of Obi-Wan is the third expansion pack for Star Wars: Galaxies and was released on November 1, 2005. Trials of Obi-Wan adds the planet of Mustafar, introducing elements that tie into the recent DVD release of Episode III: Revenge of the Sith as well as HK-47 from Knights of the Old Republic.
- Star Wars Galaxies: Starter Kit
- Star Wars: Battle for the Republic
- Star Wars: Empire at War
- LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy
- Star Wars: Empire at War: Forces of Corruption
- Star Wars: Grievous Getaway
- Star Wars Galaxies: The Complete Online Adventures
- Star Wars: The Best of PC is a compilation of five of the best Star Wars video games: Star Wars: Battlefront, Star Wars: Empire at War, Star Wars: Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, and Star Wars: Republic Commando. The Best of PC also included a 14-day trial of Star Wars Galaxies, and it was released on November 21, 2006.
- Star Wars: Lethal Alliance
- LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga is a video game released on November 6, 2007 for Xbox 360, Playstation 3, Wii, and the Nintendo DS that is a combination of LEGO Star Wars and LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy. The Complete Saga merges the two games, reworking the first game's levels and characters in the updated style of The Original Trilogy.
- Star Wars Battlefront: Renegade Squadron
- Star Wars The Empire Strikes Back Mobile
- Star Wars: Empire at War: Gold Pack
- Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Lightsaber Duels
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Jedi Alliance
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Republic Heroes
- Star Wars: Trench Run
- Star Wars: The Force Unleashed: Ultimate Sith Edition
- Star Wars Battlefront: Elite Squadron
- LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars
- Star Wars: The Old Republic is a massively-multiplayer online role-playing game released by BioWare and LucasArts on December 20, 2011. The "sequel" to the two Knights of the Old Republic games, The Old Republic is set three hundred years after the original games, and succeeded Star Wars Galaxies as the primary Star Wars MMORPG. The Old Republic features eight classes divided into two factions and almost twenty planets, and the game was developed over the course of more than five years and also spawned an expansive multimedia metaseries.
- Kinect Star Wars
- Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Collection
- Angry Birds Star Wars
- LEGO Star Wars: Battle Orders
- Star Wars Pinball
- Star Wars: The Old Republic: Rise of the Hutt Cartel
- Club Penguin Star Wars Takeover
- Angry Birds Star Wars II
- Star Wars: Tiny Death Star
- LEGO Star Wars: Microfighters
- Star Wars: The Old Republic: Galactic Starfighter
- Star Wars: Assault Team
- Star Wars Journeys: The Phantom Menace
- Star Wars Scene Maker
- Star Wars Rebels: Ghost Raid
- Star Wars: Commander
- LEGO Star Wars The New Yoda Chronicles
- Star Wars Rebels: Rebel Strike
- Star Wars: The Old Republic: Galactic Strongholds
- Star Wars: Galactic Defense
- Star Wars: The Old Republic: Shadow of Revan
- Star Wars Journeys: Beginnings
To be announcedEdit
- Star Wars: Ewok Adventure was a game for the Atari 2600 that was developed alongside Death Star Battle but never released.
- Vernost was a cancelled LucasArts computer game that would center around the rebels and Galactic Empire battling for control of the volcanic planet Vernost.
- Proteus was the working title for a cancelled Star Wars MMORPG that was developed alongside Star Wars Galaxies as a console-only game. Development began around 2003, but it was cancelled after several months due to difficulties creating the interface.
- Star Wars: Imperial Commando was the planned sequel to Star Wars: Republic Commando that was in planning even during the production of Republic Commando, but the game was cancelled in 2004 with only concept paintings made.
- Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 3 was the planned third installment in the Knights of the Old Republic series. Knights of the Old Republic 3 was cancelled before it started official development, though the series received a "sequel" in the form of the spin-off MMORPG Star Wars: The Old Republic.
- Star Wars: Smuggler was a video game that started development in 2004 but was cancelled in 2005. Smuggler would see players assume the role of a smuggler in an Imperial-controlled galaxy.
- Damage was the codename for a canceled Darth Maul video game that would have tied in to the Star Wars: The Clone Wars television series. The game was being developed by Red Fly Studios, which was to be bought by LucasArts. In 2011, LucasArts opted not to buy the video game company, and the project was subsequently cancelled.
- Star Wars: 1313 was a planned "darker" Star Wars game. It would take place in the deeper levels of Coruscant, specifically level 1313, and would feature the darker side of Star Wars. A Mature rating was expected, however the game was never released as LucasArts was shut down by Disney after they acquired Lucasfilm.
- Star Wars: First Assault was a multiplayer Star Wars game in development at LucasArts. It was cancelled along with Star Wars: 1313 after the closure of LucasArts following Disney's Lucasfilm acquisition.
- Star Wars: Attack Squadrons was an online multiplayer space combat game in development by Disney Interactive and Area 52 Games. The game was officially announced in 2013, with a five-month beta occurring in 2014 before cancellation. The game would have featured modifiable ships, 16 player matches, and three battle modes.
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back video game
- ↑ Star Wars: Return of the Jedi: Death Star Battle
- ↑ Star Wars: Jedi Arena
- ↑ Star Wars: The Arcade Game
- ↑ Star Wars 1987 video game
- ↑ Star Wars 1991 video game
- ↑ The Empire Strikes Back video game
- ↑ Star Wars: Racer Revenge
- ↑ Star Wars: Jedi Starfighter
- ↑ Star Wars: Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast
- ↑ Star Wars Galaxies: Jump to Lightspeed
- ↑ Star Wars Galaxies: Rage of the Wookiees
- ↑ Star Wars Galaxies: Trials of Obi-Wan
- ↑ Star Wars: The Best of PC
- ↑ LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga
- ↑ Star Wars: The Old Republic
- ↑ Gaston, Martin. DICE says creating Star Wars: Battlefront is "scary". Gamespot. Retrieved on October 16, 2013.
- ↑ Star Wars: The Art of the Brothers Hildebrandt
- ↑ 19.0 19.1 19.2 Rogue Leaders: The Story of LucasArts
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