As the next big Star Wars project comes out in October of 2020, that being The Mandalorian, one may wonder how to continue their love for Star Wars day by day. Well, the perfect solution is entering the world of Star Wars gaming: a world I explored for myself and can confirm is the best remedy after a long day. Two popular Star Wars games out right now are Star Wars: Battlefront II and Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. These two games are both incredible, but which is more suitable for you?
If you’re looking for a great, electrifying multiplayer game then Battlefront II is for you. There are tons of in-game options to choose from. One is Galactic Assault, where you get to play a 20 vs 20 against other players across the world as either the Separatists or the Republic, the First Order or the Resistance, and, of course, the Rebellion or the Empire. Another popular multiplayer game mode is Heroes vs Villains and Hero Showdown where you can become a hero of choice, such as Luke or Anakin Skywalker, Rey, Yoda, Leia, and more! One may even choose the path of the dark side and play as Darth Vader, Kylo Ren, Darth Maul, or Boba Fett. There are 11 heroes/villains to choose from on each side, the choice is yours! Not only are you given the chance to play as these heroes, but they include various cosmetics and skins available for purchase with credits. These skins include The Rise of Skywalker Rey, Rebels Maul, The Clone Wars General Kenobi, and even the Princess of Alderaan, Princess Leia. One game mode you may get around to try in which I enjoy very much is that of the Ewok Hunt. Ever wonder how it is to go up against Ewoks as a stormtrooper? Well here’s your chance! Start off as an Imperial stormtrooper on Endor and survive the night. Not only does Battlefront II include great multiplayer modes such as the ones mentioned, but the variety of map choices are like no other. Choose from 47 different maps such as Bespin, Crait, Kamino, Hoth, Scarif, Naboo, and much more! If you ever wanted to relive an iconic Star Wars moment, here’s your chance with Battlefront II multiplayer. As well as multiplayer, Battlefront II does include a story mode as the single player option. The single player mode of Battlefront II is a sight to behold. Being able to see what it truly feels like to become a part of the Empire and playing as Iden Versio, who was part of Inferno Squad, was very intriguing. Although the story mode was short compared to a game such as Jedi: Fallen Order, it is definitely up there as one of my favorite story modes in any game I have played. Battlefront II runs for a retail price of $60 but is currently on sale at Best Buy on Xbox One for only $19.99. Have PlayStation +? Then for this month only, get Battlefront II free of charge. These are deals!
Looking for an incredible story mode and wanting to explore the depths of events after Order 66 before A New Hope? Then Jedi: Fallen Order is for you. Begin your journey as Cal Kestis, a young Jedi padawan who survived Order 66, who is being hunted down by the Empire and their loyal Inquisitors and now must complete his Jedi training and attempt to restore what was once broken by the events of Order 66. Explore planets such as Ilum, Dathomir, Kashyyyk, and Zeffo and discover artifacts of the Jedi you may have never known about before. Jedi: Fallen Order is only single player and does not include multiplayer modes but makes up for it with an amazing storyline. If you’re more of a gamer who enjoys story modes and does not care about the multiplayer side of things, then Jedi: Fallen Order is for you. It is thrilling, exciting, and will leave you begging for more once you finish this story mode. With a new update on May the 4th including new combat modes and cosmetics for Cal, the game is only evolving from here. A Jedi: Fallen Order sequel is on its way in the near future: predicted to be released in fall of 2022. This game currently runs for a retail price of $60 and can be purchased at places such as GameStop and Best Buy on your Xbox One, PS4 or PC.
So, what will the choice be, Jedi: Fallen Order or Battlefront II? Let the Force guide you and maybe just like me you end up choosing both.