Top 10 Star Wars Video Games of All Time

6. Star Wars: Empire at War (2006)


Most people who saw the Star Wars movies when they were kids probably dreamed of being Luke Skywalker and fighting Darth Vader in a lightsaber duel, or being Han Solo and escaping Imperial starships in the Millennium Falcon.

Star Wars: Empire at War offered a different experience though, letting you play strategist and direct the Rebels or Empire in their quest to take over the galaxy. So players had to focus on the big picture, as if they were playing a character like Governor Tarkin (who was in charge of the Death Star in the first movie) or Admiral Ackbar, who was in charge of the Rebel fleet in Return of the Jedi.

In the game players could make strategic decisions on the galactic map, such as choosing which planets to attack. When Empire and Rebel forces met, tactical battles on land and in space would ensue. These battles looked pretty great, making this arguably the best Star Wars strategy game to date.