Xbox Game Pass Adds Star Wars Favorites, Including Knights of the Old Republic
Last week Microsoft revealed the games coming to Xbox Game Pass in June, and, frankly, the lineup felt a little light. Well, it turns out Microsoft was holding out on us – in addition to the previously-announced games, Xbox Game Pass is also getting a selection of classic Star Wars games this month! They include the fan-favorite Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga, and Star Wars: The Force Unleashed and its sequel. Check out quick descriptions of all the games, below.
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
A classic Star Wars role-playing game, Star Wars: Knights of the old Republic puts the player in the midst of the battle to save the Republic. As the last hope for the Jedi Order, your every move — from dialog choices to big plot decisions — puts you on a path that leads to the light or dark side of the Force. Combat is turn-based, and the story is epic.
Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga
A light-hearted Lego romp through the first six Star Wars “original” episodes, Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga is a fun-filled adventure for the whole family. With 36 levels and challenge modes, it’s sure to keep you entertained for a parsec or two.
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
The action in Star Wars: The Force Unleashed takes place between “Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith” and “Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope.” You play as Starkiller, a secret apprentice to none other than Darth Vader. This is your shot to be the villain you’ve always dreamed of, kicking sanctimonious Jedi butt all over the galaxy.
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 2
In this action-adventure game sequel, you play as (spoiler) Starkiller’s clone. For real. And you need to find your girlfriend before Boba Fett does. This time around you can fight for the light side or be as bad as you wanna be — the choice is yours.
Xbox Game Pass celebrates its first anniversary today, and Microsoft certainly seems pleased with how it’s been received. According to the company, Game Pass subscribers are “playing more games than ever before,” leading to more active Xbox players across the board. The service really seems to have helped Sea of Thieves and State of Decay 2, both of which may have been somewhat overlooked otherwise.
Xbox Game Pass grants players access to more than 100 Xbox One and Xbox 360 games (161 as of today) for $10 a month — you can check out a full list of available games here. In January it was announced all Microsoft Game Studios Exclusives, including major games like Sea of Thieves and Crackdown 3, will be available through Game Pass from day one.
Excited to delve into some Star Wars classics? If you haven’t played it before, KOTOR is absolutely worth your time, and I've always through The Force Unleashed games were a bit underrated.