Star Wars fever is once again a thing now that Electronic Arts has revitalized the gaming IP. It was EA's last chance to prove they should own the exclusive right to Star Wars, and they knocked it out of the galaxy. Few could have predicted that Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order would be the massive success that it is. Lightsaber clashes require resilience and steadfast patience.
Already there is a discussion regarding a sequel, and it's all but guaranteed with the latest sales figures. In the meantime, until the Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order sequel releases, here are some games that will scratch that itch. In no particular order, here are ten games to play if you like Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order.
10 Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy
The sequel to Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast, Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy, happens to have phenomenal lightsaber combat and an intriguing story. Its lightsaber focus is akin to Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, but they are part of a different series.
With fluid combat mechanics, players can switch between blaster rifles and lightsabers. This perhaps gives the game more depth than Fallen Order. With Luke Skywalker as your Jedi Master and online capabilities, there are a plethora of reasons to dive into Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy.
9 Dark Souls
Now and then, a game has a breakthrough and defines itself as a new genre. Although Demon Souls came before Dark Souls, this game contains gameplay enhancements such as more enemies and improved combat. As a game that released the painstaking Prepare To Die Edition, it's a challenge for even the most adept players.
Unmistakingly, we see similarities between Jedi: Fallen Order and Dark Souls. With Jedi: Fallen Order said to take inspiration from it, Dark Souls is similar in more ways than one.
8 Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Set after the events of Order 66, the order by Emperor Palpatine to hunt and kill all Jedi, Star Wars: Force Unleashed delivers outstanding combat. This story differs from Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order with the polarizing choice of becoming a Jedi or a Sith.
Although the gameplay in Star Wars: The Force Unleashed becomes repetitive, players can find immersion in a world that questions the lines of morality. Should you choose to be Darth Vader's apprentice or fight for the forces of good? These questions are the center of focus in Star Wars: The Force Unleashed.
One game takes on dark gothic themes, and the other is built around Star Wars, but the two have similarities if you look closely. Difficulty wise, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order and Bloodborne are comparable—aside from the multiple difficulty levels of Fallen Order.
Grinding for experience in both games is similar. Bloodborne uses a "blood echoes" system that collects experience points as you defeat enemies. In both games, players can find XP (or echoes) and cash them in for player improvements.
From Team Ninja, the development team who brought us Ninja Gaiden, Nioh is a Souls-like game that is all too familiar. Of course, the first thing we notice when playing Nioh is that its combat system is comparable to that of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. The way enemies approach, the stamina bar, and a system that involves collecting XP give this game cachet.
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order differs from Nioh because it has a skill tree rather than attributes. It's still up for debate, but an attribute system could have enhanced the gameplay of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order.
5 Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast
This game reached critical acclaim when it released way back in 2002. Despite its age, Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast holds up by today's standards with the best lightsaber combat in the Jedi Knight series.
Star Wars games have come a long way since the release of Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast. Fighting dark Jedi and an assault of Storm Troopers is highly entertaining. It can be purchased on Steam for a bargain, so what do you have to lose?
4 The Surge 2
Whether you're a fan of The Surge, The Surge 2, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order (or all three), they have certainly have established themselves as relevant Souls-like games. The Surge 2's combat system is more advanced than its predecessor, bringing load-outs that allow players to switch between weapons. Load-outs prove to be effective against varying enemies, whereas Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order has only one weapon, the lightsaber.
Jedi Fallen Order can learn a few things from The Surge 2, despite having more intriguing exploration and puzzles.
3 Demon Souls
The original Dark Souls game, Demon Souls, is a lesser-known game that is perhaps the most impactful in recent times. The combat system was refined in later installations, but the concept of fighting tedious bosses while collecting Souls (or XP) is primarily owed to this game.
Demon Souls is like Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order because of its combat system. Fallen Order could have perhaps improved on the formula with a wider variety of weapons, but it's hard to criticize a game that is so polished.
2 Star Wars Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II
The story of Star Wars Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II takes place after the events of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. Once again, it follows Kyle Katarn, but this time around, he is a Jedi of the New Jedi Order. The original Dark Forces inspired Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, so maybe a future movie will take after this game.
The lightsaber combat of Star Wars Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II may not be as advanced as some of the other games on this list given its age. Despite its setbacks, this game can be highly enjoyable for fans of Jedi Fallen Order or the Dark Forces series.
1 Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
The skill tree is an age-old combat system that has appeared in more than one Souls-like game. Before Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order released, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice rocked the video game market with its intense combat.
It's hard to ignore that Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is essentially Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice with a lightsaber. The plot might be very different, but the gameplay is all too similar. Perhaps Fallen Order has redefined the Souls genre, or we will have to wait longer for a game to revolutionize the popular game type.