Every Star Wars Game Ever, or: How I Ended Up Writing A Never-Ending Article

Here was the pitch I made for the Star Wars article I just wrote for Kotaku UK:

Every Star Wars game ever, from worst to best

Exactly what it says, complete with many, many snarky comments. Particularly about Star Wars Kinect.

It seemed a simple enough pitch, an article that would involve a fun stroll down memory lane in a similar way to the ‘best of Konami’ article I wrote a while back. Unfortunately, when I made the pitch, I hadn’t quite realised just how many Star Wars games there are…

Despite excluding handheld games, mobile games, browser games, pinball and ‘edutainment’ games, my list still featured around 70 titles, all of which needed pics or videos, and all of which needed to be reviewed and rated. It took FOREVER.

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Still, it was quite fun to write it up, and I even came across one or two Star Wars games I’d never even heard of before – the ‘strap-on’ Star Wars Millennium Falcon CD-Rom Playset springs to mind as a particularly weird and obscure one.

Inevitably, I got a couple of details wrong, as readers were more than happy to point out in the comments (it turns out that World of Warcraft came out the year after Star Wars Galaxies, not just before, which is how I remembered it), but all in all I’m pleased with the result. See what you think for yourself:

Every Star Wars Game Ever, From Worst to Best

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10 responses to “Every Star Wars Game Ever, or: How I Ended Up Writing A Never-Ending Article

  1. I read it earlier and really enjoyed it – I think my “nostalgia vision” wanted rebel assault 2 to be higher, but it has been a long time since I’ve played it!

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  2. Hey,
    I have been a Star Wars fan for quite a while, but was never able to get in on the games for some reason…I’m about to read your article on them, and I’m excited! About to get the Battlefront game soon too…hope I’m not disappointed (i’ve been told I won’t be)

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    • lewispackwood

      Hope you liked it! Battlefront is fun and looks wonderful but it’s utterly utterly ludicrous owing to the fact that it’s populated by actual human beings. I still can’t get the image of a stormtrooper teabagging Darth Vader out of my head. Ludicrous mayhem.

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  3. Shame you excluded handheld games – I want “Star Wars: Flight of the Falcon” for the GBA snark! Terrible, terrible game.

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  4. Kinect Star Wars… how was I not aware of this? Eerily fascinating to watch, though.

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    • lewispackwood

      I can’t believe that one passed you by, there was such a hoo-ha about the dancing game when it was released! Opinion was generally split between “haha isn’t this funny!” and “Ohmygod they’ve ruined my childhood”. I was more in the latter camp, as you can probably tell.

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