The History of Star Wars Games Part 1: 1982-1998

Part one of GameSpot's History of Star Wars games, covering releases from 1982-1998.

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wEEman33
wEEman33

Jaws was never my scene and I don't like Star Wars.

GalvatronType_R
GalvatronType_R

The #1 pick is well deserved.


From all my years of watching E3, I have never seen one company utterly annihilate the other onstage like that.  Also, all that audience cheering was unprecedented, it was bigger than even the Nintendo audience/plants from many of their conferences (on a side note, if there were any game "journalists" screaming their heads off last year in the Sony audience, you all should be ashamed of yourselves.  It's called journalistic integrity, look it up).

tom_cat_01
tom_cat_01

My unpopular opinion: I hate Star Wars.

Mevrick
Mevrick

Did I just see Darth Vader turn into a freaking Manticore?

Sablicious
Sablicious

Need a Star Wars FIGHTING GAME.


kthxbai

gajbutler
gajbutler

Funny how Lucas Arts always did their best work on PC and whatever they did for consoles sucked. I'll also say Rogue Squadron games sucked, people bummed them because they were always graphically impressive, gameplay wise, they were tedious as hell. 

gajbutler
gajbutler

The good games before the new movies ruined it all.

Gallanteer
Gallanteer

Jedi knight was awesome, closely followed by x-wing alliance!

gameroutlawzz
gameroutlawzz

Lmao the first 4 games and Luke using a red lightsaber. The SNES games were the best.

Dannystaples14
Dannystaples14

Holy crap! They put a ship into the game and waited an entire year before telling people? 

Man that is like the exact opposite of how games are made these days. Now they actually detach content from games instead making us pay again to unlock it.

vadagar1
vadagar1

the dancing games should burn in fire

vadagar1
vadagar1

I was thinking the other day on why people argue if starwars or startrek or masseffect are better ...etc etc


then I realized they are not even the same genre!! starwars is more like si-fi FANTASY, while startrek and masseffect are more science fiction :P

until jar jar binks arrived and utter destroyed all my respect for the starwars universe  

hystavito
hystavito

@Dannystaples14 @vadagar1 Yeah it's a valid point that's been raised many times.  Stuff like Star Trek they do spend more time trying to put some fake scientific explanation into things.  Star Wars has a lot more in common with the traditional "fantasy" genre like swords, magic, and so on.