Star Wars Games For The iPhone

Overview

Many people love a good Star Wars game. The iPhone has several options. There are games for those that like to dogfight in X-Wings and those that like a lightsaber battle. We take a look at the best Star Wars games out there in this AppGuide.

Essential Apps

  • $2.99

    Star Wars Arcade: Falcon Gunner

    by THQ Inc.

    Star Wars Arcade: Falcon Gunner is an app that will wow you! Those with older devices are out of luck. The app only runs on the iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS or iPod touch 4. The game is one of the few that actually uses your own environment as the scenery for gameplay. The combination of a camera and a gyroscope turns your own backyard or living room into the game arena. To enable this feature simply turn on AR mode. There are over 20 classic arcade levels including the Kessel Run, Asteroid Field battle, Death Star escape, and many more. Game Center support is included for achievements. The app is loaded with tons of in-app purchases. These can add up quickly, so you may want to be careful about these. Falcon Gunner is a truly impressive app that every Star Wars fan should have.

Notable Apps

  • $0.99

    Star Wars The Force Unleashed

    by THQ Wireless Inc.

    Star Wars Force Unleashed is a gesture based action game based around the Star Wars universe. The graphics included are very good and the gameplay is tons of fun. We found the gameplay to be a little short. The game would benefit by adding new levels or some sort of multiplayer component. Those that want to just go slashing in with a lightsaber will be disappointed with this game. The gesture based controls take some learning, but we found the gestures to be fantastic especially for a small device like the iPhone. Star Wars The Force Unleashed is another app that Star Wars fans cannot be without. The game is fun, challenging, and engaging. We found it not quite as good as the essential game, but still very good for what it is.

  • $1.99

    Star Wars: Battle for Hoth

    by THQ Wireless Inc.

    Battle For Hoth is a tower defense styled game. THQ packs in 15 different levels for the app. The developers have added a second gameplay mode called fortress to try to increase replay value. The graphics are one area that do disappoint. We love that the game uses official music, sounds, characters, and video. The game is an authentic Star Wars game from start to finish. There are some little minor annoyances that the developers could fix, but overall a great game. We would recommend picking this one up after you finish Falcon Gunner and Force Unleashed.

  • $2.99

    Star Wars: Trench Run

    by THQ Wireless Inc.

    Star Wars: Trench Run recreates the classic closing battle from “A New Hope”. When playing, you really do feel like you are entering the movie. THQ is also doing a great job at keeping the game relevant. The developers actually pushed out a version 2.0 of the game that added three new levels, four new ships, and some other cool features. Star Wars: Trench Run is a fantastic dog fighting game for Star Wars fans.

Decent Apps

  • $0.99

    Star Wars: Lightsaber Duel

    by THQ Wireless Inc.

    Lightsaber Duel lets you duel with your friends. Your lightsaber is completely customizable. You get to select the handle from four different options and the color of the blade is completely up to you. The developers pack in official music and sounds to make the app complete. Lightsaber Duel is the only lightsaber app you will ever need.

  • $2.99

    Star Wars: Cantina

    by THQ Wireless Inc.

    Star Wars: Cantina takes a more comical approach for gaming in the Star Wars universe. The graphics are cartoon styled and not at all meant to look like the movies. You play an owner of a Tatooine cantina. Your goal is to make sure your customers are served and happy. Star Wars fans that also love time management games will fall in love with this one. We would not really recommend this one for those expecting a more arcade styled Star Wars game. It's a great game if you approach it with the right expectations.

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