10 of the best Star Wars video game characters
It’s no secret to many Star Wars’ most popular characters from iconic films and series of the saga. But as video game fans across the galaxy from far and wide will know, interactive entertainment medium has also brought its fair share of memorable faces to the George Lucas franchise established over 40 years ago.
In fact, with dozens and dozens of games spanning four decades and introducing hundreds of characters, you’d be more likely to cook up a Wookiee than pick a favorite among all those pixels and polygons. Still, with National Video Game Day upon us on September 12, StarWars.com attempted to reduce all of those Jedi, Sith, Droids, and Aliens to a digestible list of 10. (Plus, it served as the perfect excuse. to replay our favorite Star wars video games.)
Cal Kestis (Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order)
Star wars the game’s newest protagonist is also one of its best. An unlikely hero tasked with restoring the Jedi Order, former Padawan Cal Kastis fits the role of outsider perfectly. But while his story – which also includes a beautiful escape from the Great Jedi Purge – encourages you to him right off the bat, it’s seeing his lightsaber and Force skills grow alongside your own abilities behind the gamepad. that make it so easy to understand.
Revan (Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic)
You could wrap an entire cantina with awesome 2003s characters Star Wars: Knights of the Elder Republic. But while role-playing has spawned many memorable Jedi and Sith, some KOTOR the characters looked as iconic or made as big an impression on players as Revan. Known as one of the greatest Sith leaders of the Old Republic, there weren’t many who could take on Revan on a battlefield and survive the encounter.
Kyle Katarn (Star Wars: Dark Forces and Star Wars: Jedi Knight series)
For Star wars fans who find it impossible to pick a favorite between Luke Skywalker and Han Solo, let us introduce you to Kyle Katarn. First appeared in 1995 Star Wars: Dark Forces, the character is an armed mercenary whose blaster skills might make Solo blush. But as Katarn matures through three Jedi knight games, he puts away his weapon in favor of a lightsaber. More than just a cool character with versatile fighting skills, Katarn’s four-part arc represents some of the Star wars‘best interactive storytelling.
Iden Versio (Star Wars Battlefront II)
2017 Star Wars Battlefront II is first and foremost a multiplayer game that allows fans to compete online as favorite heroes and villains. But the title’s hidden gem is its story-driven single-player campaign with Iden Versio. Imperial soldier and skilled TIE fighter pilot grappling with the Emperor’s death and the destruction of the Second Death Star, Iden gives players a glimpse of what it’s like to be good despite the party’s side. ‘Empire. As her story progresses and her alliances change, we’re treated to an emotional, layered performance that dramatically raises the bar for typical ‘sci-fi hero’ redemption tales.
BD-1 (Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order)
The Star wars galaxy is full of adorable companion droids, from R2-D2 and BB-8 to all loyal buckets of bolts in between. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen OrderCal Kestis’ BD-1 effortlessly joins these ranks, serving as both a staunch two-pedal friend of Cal Kestis and an incredibly helpful companion capable of solving problems that cannot be solved with a lightsaber or the Force. Of course, it doesn’t hurt that the cute bot is always there with vital stimulation when you’re in poor health.
Terisa Kerrill (Star Wars: Squadrons)
Star Wars: SquadronsIconic starfighters tend to steal the show in the epic space combat game, but it’s the characters in the cockpits that really bring its original story to life. Terisa Kerrill, Titan Squadron Leader, Master Tactician, is part of this camp. More than just a smart, pragmatic commander – who looks particularly menacing in his Imperial uniform – Kerrill is at the center of the game’s most gripping story, a tale of revenge fueled by his mentor’s betrayal and defection. at Vanguard Squadron.
Star Slayer (Star Wars: The Force Unleashed series)
Like so many Star wars“The greatest characters in the game, Starkiller is the product of fantastically handwriting and crisp, refined gameplay. His absorbing path of Darth Vader’s secrecy, from the Jedi hunter apprentice to the martyr of the Rebel Alliance – assuming you pick the ‘right’ ending – matched only by the experience of Force-wielding power players behind the controller. All of this, and it snatches a Star Destroyer out of the sky in one of the biggest cinematic scenes of the medium.
Céré Junda (Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order)
Cere Junda wears several hats in Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, serving as Cal’s rescuer and mentor, as well as a seasoned Jedi who can wield a lightsaber with the best of them. But it’s his thoughtful characterization and complicated relationship with the Jedi Order that brings real emotion to his personal story as well as Cal’s narrative journey. If you need more conviction, watch the scene where she anoints the status of Cal Jedi Knight.
Juno Eclipse (Star Wars: The Force Unleashed series)
Juno Eclipse is often defined by her romantic relationship with Starkiller in the Unleashed Force Games; much more than a love interest, however, Former Imperial Pilot gives another layer of depth to fan favorite classic. In addition to his own absorbing redemption story, his role as Starkiller’s moral compass adds an interesting perspective to his arc. The fact that she can meet two very different destinies at the end of the two titles also gives her a complexity that few other characters can match.
HK-47 (Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic series)
When you think about Star wars‘droids like R2-D2 or BB-8 probably come to mind… unless, of course, you’ve spent some time in the trenches fighting alongside HK-47. A deadly assassin with a dark sense of humor, the beloved Knights of the Old Republic character delivered some of the best lines in the game, albeit twisted. Despite his strong loathing for organic life forms – or “bags of meat,” as he affectionately calls them – the Hunter-Killer droid still remains a favorite among KOTOR Fans.
A full-time freelance writer, Matt Cabral has covered film, television and video games for over a decade. You can follow him on Twitter @gamegoat.
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