The Force is strong with these games; it’s time to check out the best Star Wars games on Nintendo Switch!
I’m a huge Star Wars nerd and have been ever since I saw the first films as a kid. As an adult with multiple Star Wars books on his bookshelf, it doesn’t look like that obsession is going away any time soon either.
If you love Star Wars, which I’m assuming you do as you’re here, then you’ve probably fantasised about what it would like to be in the films.
Whether wielding a blaster or a lightsaber, I bet you’ve all thought about slaying stormtroopers or killing off Jedi’s while watching A New Hope or the Mandalorian.
Well, thanks to the best Star Wars games on Nintendo Switch, now you can!
Let’s cut the small talk and check out the 10 best Force-fuelled games on Nintendo’s handheld hybrid, shall we?
Read on, you must!
10. Star Wars: Hunters (2022)
Star Wars Hunters is set to drop on the Nintendo Switch in 2023, but we can’t have a list of the best Star Wars games on Switch without it.
If you’re a fan of games like Fortnite and PUBG, then this will be right up your galactic street. The premise is that it’ll connect players in real-time battles all over the globe.
Play as bounty hunters, stormtroopers, and heroes from the Rebellion fighting against the Empire in epic deathmatches!
Soup-up your character as you play, a little like Fall Guys with way more style, and play in a multitude of modes as you show the world your strength and skill.
Sign me up!
We’ve covered plenty of Pinball games in our time here at Retro Dodo, but perhaps none as in-depth or as exciting as Star Wars Pinball.
With 19 tables based on all the nerdalicious settings from the film spanning the entire galaxy, it’s a Jedi’s dream game.
Encounter interesting characters and immerse yourself in levels with stunning background scenery.
Play either horizontally or vertically for that perfect Pinball feel.
With perfect graphics and that sweet sweet Joycon rumble, players will go up against TIE Fighters, use force powers to get an edge on sticky situations, and aim for that all important high score.
I wonder if Sith’s cheat more then Jedi’s when playing pinball?
If you like your games with more midichlorians that Yoda at a foam party, then get a load of Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast.
Of all the Star Wars games, Jedi Knight 2 has one of the coolest story lines. You take a retired Jedi back out on the mean space streets to kick Imperial cronies once more.
I reckon he must have been bored working on the Tesco checkout and decided to pick up the lightsaber again once more.
In actual fact, you play as a Jedi who didn’t want to go to the Dark Side, retiring instead to stop any kind od temptation.
Now, you must defeat the forces of evil with both blaster and lightsaber, but will you succumb to pull of the dark side?
This game feels very much like both Dark Forces and Dark Forces 2. It’s jam packed with all the iconic Star Wars sounds, scenes, ships, and faces from the original and best trilogy.
What more does a person need?
Next up on our list of the best Star Wars Games on Nintendo Switch is one of the best games for motion controls on the Wii, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed.
Using the Wiimote to wield a baseball bat or a sword is one thing, but pretending you’re holding a lightsaber and seeing one move on the screen…
… that’s a-whole-nother ballgame entirely!
To be honest, this is probably the closest we’re ever gonna get to ever wielding lightsabers, so we might aswell embrace it fully!
Now, with Joycons for wielding your lightsaber and wielding exciting force powers, players can take on the role of a Jedi anytime, anywhere.
This game sits neatly between the first two Star Wars trilogies and follows Darth Vader’s secret apprentice.
Yeah, that guy was a sneaky character!
Play as Star Killer as he tracks down Jedi to destroy… before he has a moral epiphany and changes side.
It’s the ultimate betrayal story against the galaxy’s most evil force. If I were on the Death Star right about now, I’d be stepping far away from Vader…
Featuring one of the most iconic gaming characters of all time, Star Wars: Knights Of The Old Republic II: The Sith Lords sees one of Darth Raven’s ex-Jedi’s who was exiled from the order after serving in the Mandalorian Wars.
In many ways, The Sith Lords feels and plays like the first game in the series, with the same morality engine that decides whether you fight for the forces of Good or Evil.
One cool new features is having the ability to craft your own lightsaber, however, adding new powerups and items to affect the way they work.
How cool is that!
As you’re a lone ranger, or lone Jedi in this case, there are specific parts of the game that you’ll have to complete on your own.
Still, the majority of the title sees you and two others travelling in a party of three in RPG fashion.
Speaking of RPG fashion, the game mechanics are based on the d20 role-playing rule set which is based on Dungeons & Dragons.
So much nerdyness in one title; we can’t contain ourselves!
The 5th title in our list of the best Star Wars games on Nintendo Switch needs no introduction. Star Wars Episode 1: Racer is one of the greatest and gnarliest racing titles ever made, period.
Seriously, the breakneck speeds on this game are tantamount to F-Zero behaviour, and I reckon Captain Falcon would have a hard time navigating this canyons!
Anakin and Sebulba can sort out their business in the film; the game features way more characters to race with and some incredibly cool Pods that you’ve got to see to believe.
Speed might be the aim of the game, but you’ve got to be careful when you’re heading round those corners at speeds of ‘stupid-miles-per-hour’.
Make sure to heal your craft as you race, and don’t try to knock people out of the way; you will die.
The graphics on the Nintendo Switch version look amazing too, a much cleaner experience from the days of the best N64 games!
As a sequel to Jedi Outcast, Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy features all the same fantastic action that you’ve come to know but turned up to 11.
You play as one of Luke’s Padawans, Jaden Korr. Create your character, make your lightsaber, and then embark on your journey!
In Metroid Prime fashion, players pick up weapons and new force powers as they progress, slowly becoming more powerful as the game goes on.
Don’t worry; like many of the other games in this list, you can still pick to go to either the dark or light sides of the Force.
I think everyone fights for the Empire the first time they play this game… and probably the second, before finally playing the ‘right’ way and saving the world eventually.
I have so many fond memories of playing Star Wars: Republic Commando on the original Xbox. So, when it came onto the Switch in 2021, I bought it immediately
With the power of Unreal Engine behind it, this game looks and feels as though it’s been pumped full of Force-enhanced steroids.
Crammed with blaster action and set in the time period of the Clone Wars, players can embark on a ‘Metroid Prime meets Halo’ style adventure with all the classic Star Wars feels.
Just take a look at the screen above. Having the display shaped like the inside of a Clone Commando’s helmet is a nice touch.
And, in true clone fashion, if you dies, one of the others immediately takes your place.
The whole gang has to work together to complete objectives, including resuscitating members of the squad if they are drowning or become knocked out.
But as long as one Clone is living, the game continues.
Playing this game handheld on the Switch is a dream come true. Seriously, I’ve already put far too many hours into this game to bear thinking about.
If you love the blasting elements of Star Wars and good-old-deathmatches, then put this on your list! A good title to play until Star Wars: Hunters drops.
In second place on our list of the best Star Wars games on Nintendo Switch is the epic Lego masterpiece LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga.
Jam packed full of all the usual humour and antics of the Lego world, this game sees players working through all 9 films in the Star Wars series.
And that’s in any order too!
Oh, and if you grab the digital edition, you can also play as Obi-Wan Kenobi!!
With 23 planets to travel to and more than 100 epic vehicles and crafts from the franchise to try out, there’s no chance you’re going to get bored playing this game.
You might have sore cheeks from laughing though!
Seeing a little Lego character moving around holding a lightsaber is amazing, and the blaster controls on this game are phenomenal! It’s all so smooth and simple to use; a real joy to play.
Pick from multiple classes including Bounty Hunter, Droid, Dark Side, Scavenger, and many more. If you’re after a family friendly Star Wars title, then this is it!
The results are in, and Star Wars: Knights Of The Old Republic is officially the best Star Wars game on Nintendo Switch!
Don’t get me wrong, all of the other titles in this list hold a special place in my heart, but this original Xbox classic is a cut above the rest.
It’s not a film remake either; this original story happens 4,000 years before the Empire came to being.
And, as always, players get the choice to turn to either the Dark or Light side of the force.
Choose from one of three classes- scout, soldier, or scoundrel, the class that Han Solo would definitely fall into and one that I’ve always aspired to be.
Recruit other cool characters that blend seamlessly into the Star Wars universe and work to upgrade your Force powers as you progress through the game.
And with over 300 characters to choose from and 1,500 lines of original speech written specifically for the game, it’s one of the most well-thought-out Star Wars games in existence.
Seb Santabarbara has bought every Nintendo console that has ever been released in his 31 years on Planet Earth. His favourite game franchise is Zelda, and he’s patiently waiting for Banjo-Kazooie to come back to the fold. When he’s not playing games, he’s travelling the world in his self-converted camper van.