May the 4th is coming up, which means Star Wars Day is upon us. Whether you’re attending an outing surrounded by nerds who love the franchise or cosplaying as your favorite character for the occasion, there’s plenty to do within the titan of a franchise this year if you want to celebrate some good sci-fi. The Steam game deals for Star Wars are massive this year, and what better collection to acknowledge than the one on Steam? Hundreds of Star Wars games make their homes on Steam, from the popular Star Wars Battlefront original series to lesser-known, truly retro titles.
In this article, we’ll be going over many Steam game deals, an all-star list, if you will, of games that you may want to consider getting in celebration of May the 4th, Star Wars Day.
8. Star Wars: The X-Wing Series Collection
If you’ve ever wanted to pilot an X-Wing, you can on Steam. Steam has the Star Wars: The X-Wing Series Collection in a special bundle, consisting of four games originally put out on the DOS and Windows systems during the late 90s. These simplistic but iconic games put you in the pilot’s seat of an X-Wing, a TIE Fighter, as everyone races to join the fight in the power struggle that spans the galaxy. The game focuses on the Imperial Navy vs the Rebels as iconic characters like Darth Vader and Rebel leaders fight for causes surrounding universal politics.
These games hold up surprisingly well for their time, and the bundle makes it that much easier to play them. With four improved and polished versions of these DOS and Windows titles, get the complete experience of the X-Wing with this series that’s on sale in the Steam bundle just for this May the 4th. It used to be about $40 but is now way less than half the price, just under $11 total for all four games. So if you want to go retro this year for Star Wars Day with a few friends, consider this collection of X-Wing games.
7. Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga
You’ve heard of the Lego games, or you’ve been living underneath a sturdy rock, or maybe on one of the poles of the earth. These infamous games take shape against any franchise, including Batman, Sonic the Hedgehog, and in this case, Star Wars. They’ve been doing so for years, from the Gamecube to Steam and PC releases. With the Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga, you can relive some of these games from your childhood or pick them up and try them out for the first time. Regardless of your experience with Lego games, they’re always sure to offer a delightful experience.
The Complete Saga contains all six Star Wars movies transplanted into the Lego world. Shoot blasters, swing lightsabers, and build contraptions to travel through this fun and simple version of the sci-fi classic. The entire bundle is way marked down for May the 4th, being $4.99 instead of the usual $20. If you’re on the fence about playing a bunch of Lego games, though, you may want to reach a consensus with yourself soon because the deal only lasts through this May the 4th.
6. Star Wars Empire at War Gold Pack
If improvements to already good games are what you’re after, you’re in luck when it comes to Steam sales. The Star Wars Empire at War Gold Pack details the war between the Empire and its foes. Take planets, participate in iconic battles from the movies, and fight across the galaxy. Fight in the stars as a pilot or down on various planets as a lightsaber-wielding person of arms. The Star Wars Empire at War Gold Pack has all the action you need in this repolished, revitalized version of the same release back in 2006.
This new version of Empire at War features all new units, including almost 30 new ones added to the original roster. You can also wage war on 13 new planets added to the original. Normally Star Wars: Empire at War is $20, but for Star Wars Day, it’s been marked down with a Steam sale to $7.99.
5. Star Wars Episode I: Racer
Star Wars Episode I: Racer was originally an N64 title, but nowadays, you don’t need an N64 to play it. This title has been ported to many systems, including the PC, via Steam. The pod racing game takes you through the sands of Tatooine, dodging shady foes and running your engines toward victory. Just try not to get broken to bits because Star Wars Episode I: Racer has races every bit as deadly as they were portrayed in the movies. Upgrade your vehicle, take on consecutive races, and enjoy the high-speed action that Star Wars Episode I: Racer provides on PC or Switch this Star Wars Day.
This highly beloved and rated game blew people away on its original release. While it is quite an old game, it has aged gracefully, so much so that it has come back to modern audiences for a second round. With great 3D environments and a soundtrack straight from the movie, you’ll feel like you’re acting out all these scenes as the main character. Normally the game isn’t that expensive, less than $10. But for the Star Wars Day sale, it’s much less, just under $4. Quite the cheap idea if you’re just looking for something fun and easy to play with friends on a split screen!
4. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is the game before the recently released Jedi Survivor. It contains the same mechanics you’ve seen in the newest game, establishing Cal and other characters you see throughout the series. Taking place during the wake of Order 66, become a Jedi in training as Cal helps fight against the Empire as much as he can as a rebel. While this game specifically isn’t on sale for Star Wars Day, what way to celebrate than starting one of the most modern and comprehensive game series about being a Jedi warrior out there?
3. Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy
Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy is a fairly aged but dearly beloved game about learning the ways of the Jedi. The gameplay focuses on using the lightsaber and features the same iconic gameplay that captivated audiences back during the original release date in the early 2000s. Customize your lightsaber, from the beam’s color to the handle’s design. You can fight for either the light or dark side in a game that contains both a robust campaign and multiplayer capability. Currently, for Star Wars Day, it’s 65% off. So if this one’s been on your list for a while, now is your chance to strike this Steam game deal before it returns to full price.
2. Star Wars Battlefront
Star Wars Battlefront is the first installment of an incredible series that captured Star Wars fans not once but twice. As the original in the great series, this is an iconic game that, if you don’t own it as a Star Wars fan, you may want to consider getting it just based on that prospect alone. Fight as any character you want, any side you want, across planets in a battle style, t0-the-last-man standing scenario. While it has no online capabilities, fighting hordes is always fun. You can do so as a droid, a hired gun, or someone with the incredible powers of the Force at their disposal. Normally around $10, this Steam game deal has been drastically reduced to $3 for Star Wars Day.
1. Star Wars Battlefront II (2005)
Star Wars Battlefront II is one of the greatest Star Wars games out there, with little to contest that title. It takes everything fans enjoyed about the original Star Wars Battlefront and improved upon it, offering more options as a single-player or with friends. Dodgefight with TIE fighters X-Wings, and other craft in space, or fight as infantry right in the middle of the action on the ground. As it appeared first on the PlayStation 2 and other consoles, Star Wars Battlefront II was so great that it came back for a remake many years later. However, if you just want the taste of the original, the Star Wars Day sale makes that possible for just under $4.
What do you think of our Steam game deal picks? Are any of these games already in your library, rerelease, or otherwise? Would you consider these to be the essentials for someone who’s never played a Star Wars video game, or would there be more that you’d add to the list? We’d love your feedback about our material in the comments below this article.