Star Wars Day is coming, and if you want to celebrate appropriately, don’t shout or tweet “May the fourth be with you.” Play some Star Wars games instead. Trust me, everyone will be better served this way.
If you prefer your Star Wars gaming on the go, unfortunately, the pool of “actually good” Star Wars games is pretty slim. But, with this list of the best Star Wars games on the App Store, you can’t go wrong. Check out our picks below:
However you feel about the LEGO games, you can’t deny that they do a great job of re-creating setpieces and scenes from popular franchises and assembles them into a surprisingly coherent package. LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga does exactly that with both the original and prequel trilogies.
For a limited time, the entire story mode for Episode One is free, but you can unlock all six episodes plus some bonus content for $ 6.99. For those looking for a more “new school” Star Wars experience, a good alternative is LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which is the same deal, but offers less content upfront for free. Both of these picks are solid LEGO titles that play well on mobile though.
Want a more bite-sized hit of Star Wars on mobile? Try checking out Star Wars Pinball 7, which offers a staggering amount of quality Star Wars pinball tables. Zen Pinball really knows how to put together digital pinball tables that feel great but also provide some more complicated mechanics to keep things fresh and exciting.
As a promotion for Star Wars Day, all 19 of Star Wars Pinball 7’s tables are 50% off. These tables also encompass almost every facet of the Star Wars universe, including side stories like Solo and animated series like The Clone Wars.
If you want to go hard into Star Wars Day, definitely pick up Knights of the Old Republic. This is probably one of the deepest and richest Star Wars games out there, and it holds up incredibly well. Developed by BioWare (back when they were a good developer of RPGs), it invents a wholly original storyline in the Star Wars universe that predates even those awful prequel movies, and it does so spectacularly well.
Through May 9th, Knights of the Old Republic is 50%, and to me it’s without a doubt a must-buy, even if you aren’t that into Star Wars. It’s just a great game.