Every Star Wars Game on the Nintendo Switch in 2024
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Every Star Wars Game on the Nintendo Switch in 2024


When it comes to licensed movie franchises entering the world of video games, very few have as storied a history as Star Wars. From hopping into an X-Wing cockpit in Rogue Squadron to making decisions that affect the fate of the galaxy in Knights of the Old Republic, George Lucas’ expansive sci-fi universe has become a creative playground for a range of talented developers over the years, and with it paved the way for some truly iconic Star Wars games.

For those looking to dive into some of these games on their Nintendo Switch, we’ve got you covered. Below, we’ve compiled every single Star Wars game available on Nintendo’s flagship console, ranging from immersive RPGs to classic first-person shooters.

How Many Star Wars Games are on Nintendo Switch?

In total, there are ten Star Wars games available on Nintendo Switch. The list below won’t include game bundles like the Heritage Collection or the Knights of the Old Republic bundle, although it’s worth noting that you can find most of the games below packaged together on the Nintendo eShop.

Star Wars: Heritage Pack

Includes 7 Games

Star Wars: Heritage Pack

Get a massive collection of Star Wars games for the Switch,

Every Star Wars Game on Nintendo Switch

These blurbs contain mild spoilers for each game, including characters, settings, and story beats.

Star Wars: Dark Forces (Original Release: 1995 / Remaster Release: 2024)

The latest Star Wars game to be remastered for Switch, Dark Forces is the first official entry in what would eventually become known as the Jedi Knight series. Assuming the role of a reformed Imperial Officer named Kyle Katarn, players embark on a covert mission for the Rebel Alliance. They’ll get the chance to explore the galaxy across several missions, taking part in frantic first-person shootouts and uncovering a story set between the events of Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope.

Read our Dark Forces review.

Star Wars Episode 1 Racer (Original Release: 1999 / Remaster Release: 2020)

An arcade racer based around The Phantom Menace’s podracing sequence, Star Wars Episode 1 Racer straps players into their very own podracer and enters them into various tournaments across the galaxy. There, they’ll battle against the likes of Anakin Skywalker and Sebulba, souping up their craft with additional upgrades in an attempt to stomp out the competition and become a legend on the streets of Tatooine.

Read our Star Wars Episode 1 Racer review.

Star Wars Jedi Knight 2: Jedi Outcast (Original Release: 2002 / Remaster Release: 2019)

A continuation of the Star Wars Jedi Knight series, Jedi Outcast follows series’ protagonist Kyle Katarn as he re-embraces the Force and heads out on a quest for revenge. Alongside the first-person shootouts that acted as the centerpiece of earlier entries in the series, Jedi Outcast hones in on technical lightsaber dueling, with players facing off against Sith lords and their friends online in physics-based lightsaber battles.

Read our Jedi Outcast review.

Star Wars Jedi Knight Collection

Includes 2 Games

Star Wars Jedi Knight Collection

Get both Jedi Knight games for the price of one

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (Original Release: 2003 / Remaster Release: 2021)

Often heralded as one of the most iconic RPGs ever made, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic tells a new Star Wars story set 4,000 years before the events of The Phantom Menace. Players take on the role of a Galactic Republic soldier who crash lands on the planet of Taris after their ship is attacked.

Left stranded, they undertake a daring adventure and learn the ways of the Force, rallying against the armies of the Sith and their fearsome leader, Darth Malak. Knights of the Old Republic envisions the Star Wars universe during the height of the Jedi Civil War, allowing players to choose whether to follow the path of the light or be tempted by the corrupt allure of the dark side.

Read our Knights of the Old Republic review.

Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy (Original Release: 2003 / Remaster Release: 2020)

Switching out long-running Star Wars Jedi Knight protagonist Kyle Katarn for a new, fully customisable lead, Jedi Academy casts you as Jayden Korr: a Padawan studying under Katarn at the Jedi Temple. Taught in the ways of the force and provided with your very own lightsaber, you explore the galaxy, undertaking new missions and battling back against Sith forces. Jedi Academy introduced several features to the Jedi Knight series, including new fighting styles and the ability to customize lightsabers.

Read our Jedi Academy review.

Star Wars Jedi Knight Collection

Includes 2 Games

Star Wars Jedi Knight Collection

Get both Jedi Knight games for the price of one

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2 – The Sith Lords (Original Release 2005 / Remaster Release: 2022)

An official follow-up to Bioware’s landmark RPG, Obsidian took the reins for Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2 – The Sith Lords. Set five years after the events of the original game, the player takes on the role of an exiled Jedi tasked with finding the remnants of the order and uniting them against the growing Sith army.

The ensuing journey takes players across a series of iconic Star Wars planets, where they recruit a party of allies and make choices that shape their relationship with the Jedi Order, the Sith and the Force.

Read our Knights of the Old Republic 2 review.

Star Wars: Republic Commando (Original Release: 2005 / Remaster Release: 2021)

Moving away from lightsaber duels and tales of Jedi venturing across the galaxy, Star Wars: Republic Commando enlists players as a clone trooper, sending them to join Delta Squad as its leader: Boss. Set during the Clone Wars, players guide their unit through three first-person shooter campaigns, gunning down battle droids and other Separatist forces across iconic prequel era Star Wars locales, including Geonosis and Kashyyyk.

Read our Republic Commando review.

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed (Original Release: 2008 / Remaster Release: 2022)

Set between the events of Revenge of the Sith and a New Hope, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed tells the tale of Starkiller: an apprentice under the tutelage of Darth Vader. Initially sent to hunt and kill the Jedi that survived Order 66, Star Killer’s story quickly spins out into a galaxy-wide adventure, as players build their Force abilities, engage in action-packed lightsaber combat and experience the power fantasy of being a Jedi Knight at the height of their powers.

Read our Star Wars: The Force Unleashed review.

Star Wars Pinball (2019)

A pinball game themed around the Star Wars saga, Star Wars Pinball is exactly what it says on the tin. It offers nineteen pinball tables with designs inspired by a spectrum of Star Wars media, ranging from The Empire Strikes Back and The Force Awakens to Rogue One and Rebels.

LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga (2022)

Traveller’s Tales latest LEGO video game, The Skywalker Saga transports all nine of the mainline Star Wars movies to the world of LEGO. From Obi-Wan and Anakin’s tragic battle above the fires of Mustafar to Luke and Vader’s legendary showdown in Bespin, The Skywalker Saga aims to be an all-encompassing recreation of the series, just with a lot more plastic bricks and minifigures.

Alongside being the biggest LEGO game to date, it also builds significantly on its predecessors, with several open-world areas to explore, more involved boss battles and new third-person shooting mechanics. It also features a stacked roster of playable Star Wars characters, with the cast including everyone from Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader to Babu Frik and Jabba the Hutt.

Read our Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga review.

Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga

Upcoming Star Wars Games Coming to Switch

As for the future of Star Wars on Nintendo Switch, you can expect at least two more adventures in a galaxy far, far away in the near future. Star Wars: Hunters is expected to make its way to Switch later this year, offering multiplayer arena combat where players form a team of heroes and go up against opponents online.

Meanwhile, on March 14, Switch players will be able get their hands on the Star Wars: Battlefront Classic Collection, which compiles remasters of both the original Star Wars Battlefront games into one package. On top of getting both classic third-person Star Wars shooters, the bundle will feature a few new bonuses, including additional maps, Asajj Ventress and Kit Fisto as playable heroes, and the option to play Battlefront 2’s Hero Assault mode on all Ground Maps.

Callum Williams is a freelance media writer with years of experience as a game critic, news reporter, guides writer and features writer.



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