5 Star Wars Games That Still Need A Remaster

As a Star Wars fan these days, we have to admit that we’re pretty spoiled. There are constantly new TV series, films, and games released, further expanding the ever-growing galaxy far, far away. It seems as if there’s a new game releasing roughly every year with remasters also adding to the fun. Recent years saw games like Star Wars: Republic Commandos come to PlayStation for the first time, and Star Wars: The Force Unleashed rerelease on the Nintendo Switch.

But as a very greedy Star Wars fan, there are still several Star Wars games that truly deserve full remasters, the likes we haven’t really seen so far. These are games that made a large impact on gamers and should be preserved with updated visuals, audio, and even some touched-up gameplay to boot. So, without further ado, let’s check out the five Star Wars games that we feel still need a remaster.

Star Wars: Battlefront Series

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First up on our list is the entire catalog of Star Wars: Battlefront games. These would count as one because we think that all of the Battlefront games deserve a remaster. Not only were the first two most likely the most iconic Star Wars games to ever release, the following two were relegated to the Sony PSP, making it super difficult for the masses to play them. And those two were surely worth a play, with updated mechanics and even customization that the first two didn’t include. This as a full package on new gaming hardware would be a wish come true for so many, and with Aspyr doing such a good job on the Star Wars remasters, ports, and rereleases being so well done, we have faith in them to do these right as well.

Star Wars: Bounty Hunter

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Growing up, Star Wars: Bounty Hunter was one of the very best Star Wars games for me. It had stealth, combat, and a sense of freedom that my little brain wasn’t ready for. These days, the game still holds up. And while it saw a port on the PlayStation 4 several years ago, it didn’t get a full remaster, nor a release even on the PC. Star Wars: Bounty Hunter truly deserves to get its flowers. Its gameplay was phenomenal, and the story of Jango Fett’s rise to be the face of the Republic army is an exciting one, to say the least.

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed

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What can be said about Star Wars: The Force Unleashed that hasn’t already? Does this game need a remaster, no, it needs a full remake. But in all honesty, we’ll settle for a remaster, if it means that we’ll get any kind of fresh look at visuals for the beautifully dreadful galaxy that Starkiller fights through. There’s a reason why this rereleased on the Switch, and it’s because people are still playing, all these years later. And for fun, toss in Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II. That game, while short, is very much so worth being given its own remaster to round out the package.

Star Wars: Dark Forces

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If there’s one thing that the world needs more of these days, it’s first-person Star Wars games. Luckily, the ’90s gave us one of the best, Star Wars: Dark Forces. And while its retro visuals are charming and definitely nostalgic, it would be great to get a clean and more modernized look at this classic title. It doesn’t have to stop at the first title, there are several other Star Wars games that connect to this one that could be tossed into a bundle, similar to The Force Unleashed and the Battlefront series.

Star Wars: Lethal Alliance

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Now, this is a title that you’d be forgiven if you said you forgot that it even existed. Originally released in 2006 on the Sony PSP and Nintendo DS, Star Wars: Lethal Alliance was a game that had its cards stacked against it. The gameplay was something that called for more than what the portable hardware of the time was offering, and because of that, the game wasn’t very good gameplay-wise. Though, remastering the game and putting it on modern consoles would remedy that altogether. The story and setting actually fit in pretty well in tone with what Disney is doing now with the Star Wars IP, and the gameplay really was something interesting, even if it was not fully realized at the time.

And there you have it! Those are our picks for the five Star Wars games that are desperately in need of a remaster. If done right, Disney and Aspyr could be printing money with how well these would do on the market. But these are just our picks. There are tons of Star Wars games out there, and we’d love to know what games you’d like to see get a much-needed facelift too!