6. Star Wars: Empire at War (2006)
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.