The (Curated) Star Wars Video Game Timeline

The (Curated) Star Wars Video Game Timeline

17/11/2019 0 By JoeB1

It was a time of Legends…

With so many Lucasarts-era Star Wars games still available from sites like GOG.com you may be looking for a Kenobi-like guide to which releases go where. After all, this is the discontinued “Legends” canon we’re talking about, encompassing several decades of stories across multiple platforms. There are a lot of pieces to fit together.

This is where the curated Star Wars video game timeline can help you.

Why is it curated? Well, there are many, many more Star Wars games out there than the ones we’ve featured below. However, these are the stories and experiences that add to the greater lore of the galaxy far, far away. These are the games that, for better or worse, feel like Star Wars.

If this is your first time dealing with the Legends timeline you’ll need a quick primer on the navigational legend:

  • BBY means Before the Battle of Yavin
  • ABY means After the Battle of Yavin

This makes the Yavin IV conflict your baseline when it comes to Star Wars – and if you don’t know what that is? Well, in that case, I can recommend a pretty neat film you should watch…

Star Wars Legends Gaming Timeline | Green Card Back

Old Republic

Timeline Title Developer(s)
3956 BBY Knights of the Old Republic BioWare
3951 BBY Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords Obsidian Entertainment
3643–3641 BBY The Old Republic BioWare

Rise of the Empire

Timeline Title Developer(s)
32 BBY Battle for Naboo Factor 5
Obi-Wan LucasArts
Episode I Racer LucasArts
Starfighter LucasArts
Bounty Hunter LucasArts
32 BBY–4 ABY Battlefront Pandemic Studios
24 BBY Racer Revenge Rainbow Studios
22 BBY Jedi Starfighter LucasArts
The Clone Wars Pandemic Studios
Republic Commando LucasArts
22 BBY–3 ABY Battlefront II Pandemic Studios
21 BBY The Clone Wars: Republic Heroes Krome Studios
3–2 BBY The Force Unleashed LucasArts
2 BBY The Force Unleashed II LucasArts
1 BBY Empire at War Petroglyph

Age of Rebellion

Timeline Title Developer(s)
0 BBY Rebel Assault LucasArts
X-Wing Totally Games
0 BBY–1 ABY Dark Forces LucasArts
0 BBY–3 ABY Rogue Squadron Factor 5
0-4 ABY Rogue Squadron II: Rogue Leader Factor 5
Rogue Squadron III: Rebel Strike Factor 5
1 ABY Galaxies Sony Online Entertainment
3 ABY Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire LucasArts
Rebel Assault II: The Hidden Empire LucasArts
3–4 ABY TIE Fighter Totally Games
X-Wing Alliance Totally Games

New Republic

Timeline Title Developer(s)
5 ABY Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II LucasArts
12 ABY Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast Raven Software
14 ABY Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy Raven Software

And as for the New Canon Star Wars Video Game Timeline?

There’s no need for a new canon Star Wars video game timeline just yet – after all, between two era-spanning Battlefront games and Jedi: Fallen Order it’s pretty easy to place events sequentially.

But just because the events of these games might not directly line up with any new Star Wars stories, it doesn’t make them any less enjoyable or worthy of your time – in fact, there are some truly classic Star Wars experiences listed above.

If you’re new to Star Wars gaming I thoroughly recommend picking a genre you like the look of and getting stuck in.


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