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  • Blog Post: Ranking The Top 30 Star Wars Games

    In honor of this year's Star Wars day, we are republishing our list of the 30 best games that take place in a galaxy far, far away. This feature was originally published in December 2015. Game Informer's office is usually as quiet as a library; the sounds of keyboards rapidly being clicked is... More
  • Blog Post: The Star Wars: The Force Awakens Games We Want To Play

    Ladies and gentlemen, it’s time to settle in for the long wait. With Episode VII now in theaters, we’re left to wonder what the world of Star Wars has in store for us in the next installment. In the meantime, we hope that Disney and Lucasfilm adjust their approach to the gaming world. In... More
  • Blog Post: A Disturbance In The Force: The 10 Worst Star Wars Games

    Darth Reiner has already given you the best . Now let's get ugly, like sleep-deprived Emperor Palpatine levels of ugly. Out of the mounds of Star Wars titles that have been released since 1979, we've combed the piles of cartridges and discs in our trash compactor to discover the most soulless... More
  • Blog Post: Replay – The Star Wars Spectacular

    With The Force Awakens opening in theaters this week, it feels like the entire world is talking about Star Wars, so it only made sense that the Replay crew check out some of the worst best games released by LucasArts. We begin our Star Wars extravaganza with a look at Star Wars: Obi-Wan, a prequel-trilogy... More
  • Blog Post: Exclusive New Look At The Canceled Darth Maul Game

    After suffering a fatal lightsaber wound against Obi-Wan Kenobi, Darth Maul plummeted to his death. No sane-minded theatergoer thought for a second that he may still be alive. With Maul's torso separated from his legs, George Lucas made it abundantly clear that Obi-Wan exacted revenge on this Sith... More
  • Blog Post: Celebrate May The 4th With Our Favorite Star Wars Features

    Today is May 4th, which used to be a day like any other until someone thought it would be funny to say "May the fourth be with you." Now it's Star Wars day, on which we celebrate all things related to the iconic galaxy far, far away. We're observing the occasion by collecting some of... More
  • Blog Post: Fall Of The Empire: How Inner Turmoil Brought Down LucasArts

    [This feature originally appeared in Game Informer issue #250] Like a farm boy looking contemplatively upon two suns, in 2004 LucasArts was searching for answers and ways to right a video game business in disarray. Although Star Wars fans were pleased with several of the studio’s latest endeavors... More
  • Blog Post: Six Games We Don’t Mind Seeing Ejected From Star Wars Canon

    To the anger of some and the delight of others , Lucasfilm recently clarified that Expanded Universe Star Wars fiction – video games included – is no longer considered canon . There are some fantastic novels, comics, and video games where seeing them no longer considered canon is a disappointment... More
  • Blog Post: Opinion – Why Losing The Star Wars Expanded Universe Isn’t Bad

    Like many people, I absolutely loved the original Star Wars films. I was so enthralled by the universe that George Lucas created that I wanted more of it, and that’s how I stumbled into the Expanded Universe. The continuing adventures of Luke Skywalker, not to mention other characters from the... More
  • Blog Post: Video From The Darth Maul Game You'll Never Get To Play

    Red Fly Studio's unnamed Darth Maul project was cancelled on June 24, 2011, a disappointing turn of events former Red Fly employees link to George Lucas' decision to sell Lucasfilm and LucasArts to Disney. The point of cancellation came right when Red Fly exited the prototyping phase for proper... More
  • Blog Post: Replay – Star Wars: Bounty Hunter

    When I was constructing my Fall of the Empire editorial, I spent many days and nights looking back at LucasArts' catalog of games, fondly remember the hits and cringing at the mountain of missteps made by this studio. The research I did for the canceled title Star Wars: 1313 led me into Game Informer's... More
  • Blog Post: Disney/Lucas Mashups We Want To See

    Disney announced today that it was moving to purchase Lucasfilm for about $4 billion . As you know, the studio that George Lucas built includes a variety of prime characters, including Indiana Jones and the cast of the Star Wars films. Those characters still haven't been exploited for all their potential... More
  • Blog Post: Gaming’s Best And Worst Star Wars Characters

    The cast of the Star Wars universe isn’t perfect. For every cool character like Darth Vader, fans have to endure a lame one like Jar Jar Binks, and that rule holds true for Star Wars games as well as the movies. Fortunately, games have given rise to some of the most memorable characters in the... More
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