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6 Best Star Wars Games for Nintendo Switch

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Teddy is a big kid at heart and a self-confessed geek who loves all things LEGO, Nintendo and RC (drones included). His mission is to find toys that kids will treasure, so that is why he spends A LOT of time curating the perfect list of toys and games that include options for everyone without putting kids inside boxes.
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Being a highly nerd-centric demographic, many Star Wars fans are also avid gamers and always looking for new Star Wars games. As someone with many Star Wars super fans, I am very familiar with the desire to engage in the franchise in a million different ways. From Star Wars short films to obscure novels to board games, you name it, and they’ll find it!

That’s why it’s surprising that Nintendo Switch offers so few Star Wars game titles. That said, the ones that do exist are pretty fantastic. Whether it’s a LEGO game, an RPG or a first-person shooter, the Star Wars games by Nintendo Switch consistently offer captivating storylines, varied and fantastic game mechanics, and all the quality touches that make a game an immersive experience.

However, not all Star Wars games are created equal, so I’ve hand-picked the ones I think are the best based on my experience playing these on my Switch. I made sure to list recent releases, LEGO alternatives and games from back in the early 2000s – the older ones have legions of fans who keep returning to rediscover their magic!

The Top 3 Star Wars Games for Nintendo Switch

I shortlisted three that fit our main three categories for games: the best option for those on a budget, the best game for younger gamers and my top pick for older kids.

Star Wars Jedi Knight CollectionLego Star Wars: The Skywalker SagaStar Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
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BEST AGETeen7 years and upTeen
❤️ PROSGreat value as you get two games in oneOffers a good balance of guidance and freedom to exploreFeatures a compelling storyline and fantastic character development
💔 CONSThese are pretty old games, so kids may not be impressed by the graphicsIt is a little glitchy at timesIt’s an older game and hasn’t been upgraded or remastered
💵 PRICE$18.15$26.58$83.53

Don’t despair if you didn’t find what you were looking for in my top three picks above, as there are more options below for Star Wars fans who are more into arcade games or FPS games.

So, let’s get to it. Check out the full list below, and may the force of good decision-making be with you!

1. Best for Younger Gamers: LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga

The LEGO games offer a relaxing, humorous and child-friendly entry point to beloved franchises like Harry Potter and Jurassic Park. Now Star Wars gets the treatment, and it’s the most spectacular and immersive LEGO game yet! Players get to adventure through all nine Star Wars films and can explore all the planets whenever they like.

Recommended age: 7 years and above 

What We Love:

❤️ Offers a good balance of guidance and freedom to explore
❤️ There are loads of cool characters to unlock and play as
❤️ It’s packed with humor and entertaining storytelling elements

What We Don’t Love:

💔 It is a little glitchy at times
💔 It’s more complex than previous LEGO games, which may not suit all players

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2. Best for Older Gamers: Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic

In many ways, the early aughts were a golden age in Star Wars gaming. Knights of the Old Republic was released in 2003 but remains one of the most layered and captivating games Star Wars has ever released. With a mechanic that’s part RPG, part turn-based strategy game, it will get your mind whirring while still keeping you utterly immersed.

Recommended age: 10 years and above 

Knights of the Old Republic is one of those games that’s not meant to be played just once. It offers excellent replay value with many side quests to complete, strategies to attempt, and different narrative pathways to uncover!

What We Love:

❤️ Features a compelling storyline and fantastic character development
❤️ Excellent graphics and breathtaking environments
❤️ Great balance of immersive RPG and strategic turn-based combat

What We Don’t Love:

💔 It’s an older game and hasn’t been upgraded or remastered
💔 Combat can feel a little clunky as it is turn-based

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3. Best Budget Option: Star Wars Jedi Knight Collection

While many re-releases of older Star Wars games are pricey due to their limited runs, this not only comes at a low price but includes two games in one! This purchase will get you both Star Wars Jedi Knight II games — Jedi Outcast and Jedi Academy. Although the graphics can initially seem outdated to modern players, the intuitive gameplay and immersive storyline will soon sweep you away.

Recommended age: 10 years and above 

With both these games in your arsenal, you’ll enjoy solo gameplay and multiplayer online mode. You can have fun customizing your character, engaging in epic battles and ultimately saving the galaxy!

What We Love:

❤️ Great value as you get two games in one
❤️ The controls are smooth, and the gameplay feels intuitive
❤️ Classic games with a great storyline and fun battles

What We Don’t Love:

💔 These are pretty old games, so kids may not be impressed by the graphics
💔 It can feel a little sluggish compared to contemporary games

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4. Star Wars Republic Commando

Though it debuted in 2005, Republic Commando is widely considered far ahead of its time. Ditching the lightsabers for guns, this is a first-person shooter game focused on infantry battles. You’ll lead a team of elite clone commandos, each with unique skills. So there’s a lot of strategy and heart-thumping battles involved!

Recommended age: 10 years and above 

While the focus is on the intense battles, they are woven through a compelling storyline with a cast of well-rounded characters. Its peaks and valleys of frenetic fight scenes and quieter moments make it very engaging, especially for experienced players.

What We Love:

❤️ Combat is epic, as it is both highly tactical and adrenaline-pumping
❤️ Great storyline and well-developed characters
❤️ Super immersive thanks to the excellent voice acting and atmospheric settings

What We Don’t Love:

💔 Some gamers may find it frustrating as it is very challenging
💔 Quite pricey for a re-release of an older game

💡 Tip: If you’re interested in reading more of our takes on Nintendo Switch games, click here for all our buyers’ guides covering a range of categories from Pokemon to Super Mario.

5. Star Wars Pinball

Looking for an arcade game with a Star Wars flavor rather than something complex? Then Star Wars Pinball is the way to go. Pinball may be a simple game, but the wealth of different tables, gameplay modes and features here means there’s never a dull moment. You will keep returning to beat the game in every corner of the galaxy!

Recommended age: 10 years and above 

As it genuinely feels like you’re playing the classic arcade game, pinball fans will love this game. At the same time, there are so many great details to delight Star Wars fans, even if they don’t usually go for pinball!

What We Love:

❤️ Includes tons of pinball tables that all offer something fresh
❤️ Gameplay feels like the real thing while providing lots to keep Star Wars fans engaged
❤️ Huge variety of modes and bonus features

What We Don’t Love:

💔 Some players may find it repetitive after a while
💔 The voiceovers leave something to be desired

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6. Star Wars: The Force Unleashed

The Force Unleashed is another excellent option for those who like a challenge. It’s also super atmospheric and immersive, thanks to the spectacular environments, beautiful music and fantastic voice acting. And those that want to play with the dark side, this one’s for you as you play as Darth Vader’s “secret apprentice”!

Recommended age: 10 years and above

This is another epic adventure of a Star Wars game, with a compelling narrative, fascinating corners of the galaxy to explore and exhilarating battles. These are especially fun as you can customize your lightsabers and unleash force powers in story mode and multiplayer duels!

What We Love:

❤️ The art and music are fantastic
❤️ Features a compelling storyline and excellent voice acting
❤️ Combat is great fun especially as you can customize your lightsabers

What We Don’t Love:

💔 It’s pricey as it is a limited run
💔 The boss fights are very difficult to beat

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Common Questions About Star Wars Games for Nintendo Switch

🙋 Does Switch have any Star Wars games?

Switch has several Star Wars games! We have listed six above as these are the best of the bunch. However, in total, there are nine Star Wars titles available on the Nintendo Switch. 

While this may seem like few, when it comes to Star Wars Switch games, the rule is quality over quantity. Most of these titles are exceptionally thoughtfully designed games with a lot of depth of storyline and engaging gameplay. 

Our favorites are Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga for kids under ten and Knights of the Old Republic for teens and precocious tweens.

🙋 What Star Wars games are coming to Switch next year?

If you’ve already played all the older Star Wars games on the Switch, chances are you’re more than ready for a new one. 

Well, you’re in luck because a new Star Wars game is coming to Nintendo Switch – Star Wars: Hunters! This highly anticipated game was intended for release this year but has now been postponed to early 2024. 

Players can expect a Star Wars experience that feels authentic and familiar in a new, thrilling 4v4 battle royale action format. Get ready to dominate your opponents in a range of arenas that evoke iconic Star Wars worlds!

So… What Star Wars Game Should You Get?

That depends on the age of the Star Wars fan in your life as well as their preferred game genre. If you’re shopping for a mini Jedi under 10 years of age, the best option is Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga

If your Star Wars nerd is an older kid, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic is an excellent choice for fans of RPGs and turn-based combat games, while Star Wars Republic Commando is ideal for those who enjoy first-person shooters.

What’s your favorite Star Wars game on the Nintendo Switch? Let us know whether it’s one of the ones on our list or not!

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