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Top 10 Star Wars Video and Computer Games

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Here's my list of some of the best Star Wars games that have been released for the PC over the years. With new releases coming on a fairly regular basis, Star Wars fans have more than just the movies to keep their Star Wars Universe fix going.

1. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords

Taking place well before any of the Star Wars films(even the new ones) Knights of the Old Republic 2: The Sith Lords, centers around the early struggles between the Jedi Knights and the evil Sith. You will begin as a Jedi who's past is clouded in mystery, where new twists and turns uncovered throughout the story affect the path you take towards good or evil.
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2. Star Wars: Republic Commando

Release Date: Mar 4, 2005
Platform: PC - Windows XP/Vista
Genre: Action Tactical First Person Shooter
Rating: T for Teen
Game Modes: Single player, multiplayer
Star Wars Republic Commando is a squad-based first person shooter that lets you explore the elite world of the Star Wars military. Republic Commando is set during the second movie in the midst of the Clone Wars. It's your job to lead an team on covert operations in the three different campaigns of the game.
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3. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic

Star Wars Republic Commando is a squad-based first person shooter that lets you explore the elite world of the Star Wars military. Republic Commando is set during the second movie in the midst of the Clone Wars. It's your job to lead an team on covert operations in the three different campaigns of the game.

4. Star Wars: TIE Fighter

Release Date: Jul 1994
Platform: PC - Windows XP/Vista
Genre: Space Sim
Game Modes: Single player, multiplayer
Star Wars TIE Fighter is a space combat game in which players take on teh role of a TIE Fighter pilot for the Empire. Set after the battle on the planet Hoth. Star Wars TIE Fighter was release more than 10 years ago but was a ground breaking game when initially released and is still very fun and entertaining to play.

5. Star Wars: Empire At War

Release Date: Feb 16, 2006
Platform: PC - Windows XP/Vista
Genre: Real Time Strategy
Rating: T for Teen
Game Modes: Single player, multiplayer
Star Wars Empire at War is a grand real time strategy game set in the Star Wars universe just prior to the events of Episode IV. Follow the path of the Rebellian or change Star Wars history by taking on the role of the Evil Galactic Empire.

6. Lego Star Wars II

Release Date: Sep 11, 2006
Platform: PC - Windows XP/Vista
Genre: Action/Adventure
Rating: E for Everyone
Game Modes: Single player, multiplayer
LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy reinforces the die hard Star Wars fan's creed, that the original is always better. LEGO Star Wars II follows up the surprise hit LEGO Star Wars with better game and a retelling of the classic original Star Wars Trilogy in a way that's unlike any other.

7. Star Wars: Battlefront II

Release Date: Nov 1, 2005
Platform: PC - Windows XP/Vista
Genre: Action First Person Shooter
Rating: T for Teen
Game Modes: Single player, multiplayer
Star Wars Battlefront II is a single and multiplayer game very similar to the Battlefield series of games. Players can fight in online battles across various locations and environments seen in many of the Star Wars films. Locations such as the Death Star and Tantive IV can be played.
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8. Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy

Release Date: Sep 17, 2003
Platform: PC - Windows XP/Vista
Genre: Action First Person Shooter
Rating: T for Teen
Game Modes: Single player, multiplayer
The third installment in the Jedi Knight series, Jedi Academy allows you to customize your character and learn the ways of the Force from Luke Skywalker himself. Create a custom light saber a the ability to choose storyline path through the game.
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9. Star Wars Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II

Release Date: Oct 9, 1997
Platform: PC - Windows XP/Vista
Genre: Action - First Person Shooter
Rating: T for Teen
Game Modes: Single player, multiplayer
It's not the first Star Wars first person shooter but Jedi Knight: Dark Forces 2 has an excellent story line and game play that sets itself apart from the first installment. It is now bundled with the expansion pack Mysteries of the Sith that picks up the story five years later.
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10. Star Wars Galaxies

Release Date: Jun 26, 2003
Platform: PC - Windows XP/Vista
Genre: Massively Multiplayer RPG
Rating: T for Teen
Game Modes: Multiplayer
Star Wars Galaxies is Lucas Arts foray into the world of massively multiplayer online role playing games(MMORPG). An Empire Divided lets you take on almost any type of Star Wars character, from smugglers and Jedi's to bounty hunters you can explore many never before seen worlds.
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