Origin Access updated with 12 Star Wars games
Star Wars Day may have came and went, but it’s still not too late to be one with the Force (and I don’t mean that in an Obi-Wan and Yoda kind of way).
EA have updated Origin Access with 12 Star Wars classics, making for a total of 25 Star Wars games in the subscription catalogue. You can get your mechno-arms on them with either a Basic ($6.45/month) or Premier ($19.90/month) membership, though you can save more by going for an annual membership if you’re more of an EA fan in general.
Here’s the full list sussed out from Origin Access, with the new additions highlighted in bold:
- Star Wars Battlefront
- Star Wars Battlefront II
- Star Wars Battlefront II (2005)
- Star Wars Dark Forces
- Star Wars Empire At War
- Star Wars Episode I Racer
- Star Wars Galactic Battlegrounds Saga
- Star Wars Jedi Knight – Dark Forces II
- Star Wars Jedi Knight II – Jedi Outcast
- Star Wars Jedi Knight – Jedi Academy
- Star Wars Jedi Knight – Mysteries of the Sith
- Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic
- Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic II – The Sith Lords
- Star Wars Rebel Assault I + II
- Star Wars Rebellion
- Star Wars Republic Commando
- Star Wars Rogue Squadron 3D
- Star Wars Shadows of the Empire
- Star Wars Starfighter
- Star Wars The Force Unleashed
- Star Wars The Force Unleashed II
- Star Wars TIE Fighter
- Star Wars X-Wing Alliance
- Star Wars X-Wing
- Star Wars X-Wing vs TIE Fighter
There’s pretty much something for everyone, though you’ll have to brace for some dated visuals and gameplay given how most of these are years, if not generations old.
I’d recommend X-Wing Alliance for a gentler introduction to old-school space sims; Republic Commando for a great first-person shooter set during the Clone Wars (self-cleaning visors!); or Jedi Academy for a fun third-person adventure, because Force knows we aren’t cut out for lightsaber acrobatics.
There’s the newer Battlefront games with their stellar production values, of course, but chances are most of us are just waiting for whatever that new single-player game from Respawn Entertainment is.
If these aren’t the droids you’re looking for, then take a gander at GOG.com for the original Battlefront from 2004.
Image: Star Wars Battlefront II/Pandemic Studios