Star Wars games are a dime a dozen. But although game developers have covered many genres over the years and decades, this immense selection is not enough for some fans. That’s why they went to the trouble of producing their own Star Wars games. We introduce you to the currently best fan-made titles in more detail.
What’s the matter? Based on a video by Youtuber EcksToo, we present you with various Star Wars games that have been fundamentally reprogrammed by fans. That said, our list doesn’t include mods for existing titles, but rather standalone games. The titles mentioned are all free, so you can download them straight away and start playing.
From the ashes of Star Wars Battlefront III: Galaxy in Turmoil
What is Galaxy in Turmoil? When LucasArts’ Star Wars: Battlefront III went into oblivion, some Frontwire Studios fans managed to use leaked assets from the discontinued title to create their own game. Although the project never really got beyond a test concept under the Star Wars name, it then returned as Galaxy in Turmoil without any Star Wars reference.
Frontwire Studios released an early version of their standalone IP on Steam. However, attempts to crowdfund the game failed, and in March 2022 the developers announced the final end of their project.
Where can I download Galaxy in Turmoil? Although Frontwire Studios will no longer finish development of their game, you can still download the current version of the game for free on Steam.
Star Wars Beat em Up feels Disney’s might: Force Combat
What is Force Combat? Because there is traditionally a lot of fighting in Star Wars films, especially with lightsabers, we are always amazed that there are hardly any real Star Wars brawlers. Duels between Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker lend themselves perfectly to such a genre, don’t they? That’s what the makers of Force Combat thought, a side-scrolling beat’em up in which players can pit many different Star Wars characters against each other.
The game convinces with various combos, which you can string together with skillful keystrokes to fill a combo bar. Your character can then perform a special attack when the gauge is full.
Where can I download Force Combat? Unfortunately, Force Combat has a licensing problem: Because Disney and EA own the rights to Star Wars or games based on this IP, the developer of Force Combat has stopped his project. However, there are still a few links circulating on the internet (including on reddit) that you can use to download the latest alpha version of the game.
Sandbox development on PS4: Force Fighter
What is Force Fighter? Force Fighter is a project that shows how much is in the sandbox title Dreams for the Playstation 4. Because Force Fighter was developed exclusively with the help of the editor of Dreams. A game within the game is reminiscent of Battlefront 2’s Assault game mode: you fly through space in an X-wing and engage in intense dogfights with tie fighters in the immediate vicinity of a Star Destroyer. Especially cool: Force Fighter even supports Playstation VR.
Where can I download Force Fighter? If you own a PS4 and the game Dreams, you can find Force Fighter in the game’s Creation library.
Pod racing in UE4: Star Wars Episode 1 Racer Remake
What is Star Wars Episode I Racer Remake? Do you remember Star Wars: Episode I Racer on the Nintendo 64? That racing game where you got to recreate the famous pod races on Tatooine and other planets? If so, and if you’ve spent as many rapt hours with this title as we have, then you’re going to love this fan remake.
Robin Jin, the creator of the remake, has created his own version of the racer as a project in Unreal Engine 4. While you can only battle a single opponent with a single pod, the remake is visually stunning. Another bonus: There are third and first person perspectives as well as a split-screen mode!
Where can I download Racer Remake? If you want to play Racer Remake yourself, you can find a free download link below the unofficial trailer for the project by RobJin Studios.
So you see: There are good, free Star Wars games from fans almost as much as there are a dime a dozen as “real” AAA titles. Did we miss a game that you think should definitely be on this list? Then write it to us in the comments!