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Why Revenge of the Sith Is One Of The Best Tie-In Games! | The Best Star Wars Video Games Ever #7

Check out the next entry in our series, where we take a look at the best Star Wars video games ever!


Welcome to the next episode in our series where we take a look at the best Star Wars video games ever. This time we look at Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith, the game that coincided with the movie. We analyse why it still holds up today, and why it’s one of the best movie tie-in games ever made.

Expect to see the story mode, the multiplayer fighting game and the infamous alternative ending!

Read our rundown of the best Star Wars video games ever!

Transcript

Hey how’s it going guys! Welcome to the next installment in our rundown of the best Star Wars games ever. We run down a brand new game every week, and we’ve already covered the likes of Republic Commando, The Force Unleashed and The Phantom Menace. So if this sounds like something you’d be interested in then hit the subscribe and the notification bell for more videos like this. And don’t forget to tell us what your favourite Star Wars game is in the comments below.

Oh you better believe we’re back on that prequel hype! Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith is the most critically acclaimed entry in the Prequel Trilogy, taking a much darker tone as we finally see Anakin transform into Darth Vader. This kudos is also shared by the film’s video game, arguably one of the best tie-in games of all time.

This entry is specifically about the PS2 and Xbox versions of the game, for no other reason than I haven’t played the handheld adaptations. You alternate playing as Obi-Wan and Anakin,, hacking and slashing your way through the plot of the film. Think The Phantom Menace from earlier in this series, but with better graphics, better camera angles and MagnaGuards! Speaking of the latter, the enemy AI is pretty good, and requires careful timing to prevail. There’s also a decent difficulty curve; as you upgrade your Force abilities, the enemies get tougher to match. 

Then there’s that infamous alternative ending. After beating the game, you’re given the option to play the final battle on Mustafar as Anakin. In this reality the high ground offers Obi-Wan no protection, and Anakin slays his former master AND the Emperor to claim the galaxy for himself. It might be nothing more than glorified fan fiction, but it gives us an interesting look at what might’ve been. 

If all this wasn’t enough, you also get a great multiplayer fighting mode thrown in as well. You can pick to play as any of the main characters from the story mode, as well as Darth Vader and Ben Kenobi for good measure. Essentially, you’re given a well balanced Star Wars fighting game for free, and makes Revenge of the Sith a must buy and a must play.

And that’s a wrap on this edition of the best Star Wars video games ever. Do you have fond memories of Revenge of the Sith? Please let me know in the comments below, I’d love to read them. In the meantime, if you enjoyed this video, please hit subscribe as there’ll be plenty more all about the best Star Wars games coming very soon. 

My name has been Tom, and may the force be with you!


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<strong>Tom Baker</strong>
Tom Baker

I like Star Wars, heavy metal and BBQ Pringles.

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