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Five Games You Can Use To Experience The Star Wars: The Force Awakens Teaser

by Kyle Hilliard on Nov 29, 2014 at 12:50 PM

The Star Wars: The Force Awakens teaser has taken over the Internet – but why keep watching it when you could (sort of) relive it?

The teaser is basically made up of seven distinct scenes, many of which will be familiar to gamers if you really stretch your imagination. The obvious answer to recreating these scenes in video game form would be to play Star Wars video games, but that's too easy. Here are five games you can play to experience these scenes in non-Star Wars video games. Hopefully this will hold you over for the year leading up to Star Wars: The Force Awakens' release.

The first scene shown in the teaser features John Boyega in a desert by himself, presumably unsure why he's there. That sounds a lot like the plot of Journey.

Journey - Exploring a desert without any tangible clue why you're there? The only thing missing is a Storm Trooper outfit.

Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception - Alternatively, you could also play the last third or so of Uncharted 3 where Drake finds himself in the desert, alone, and probably sweating just as much as Boyega is in the image above.

Next up we meet Daisy Ridley riding some kind of land rocket with a seat through the dessert.

Jak 3 - If you want to ride some vehicles around the desert, the third entry in the Jak & Daxter series is your best bet. And if you really want to get fancy, there is a mission where the player, as Daxter, rides an actual rocket around at high speeds.

There isn't much to to be gathered form the scene above, other than there's a new lightsaber, and dark forests are much more intimidating when cloaked mystery magicians walk through them.

Baldur's Gate II - Baldur's Gate II has some great great dark and scary woods and are fully open to all magicians and sorcerers interested in taking a stroll.

You know that fancy somersault move the Millennium Falcon does at the end of the teaser right before the title appears?

Starfox 64 - That move looks remarkably similar to the Arwing maneuver when you go out of bounds while in all-range-mode in Starfox 64. Or it could be the somersault move used to get behind enemies who are on your tail. Something tells me Han Solo has been playing Starfox in order to train for his renewed battle with the Empire.

To see the Star Wars teaser, head here.