“The dark side of the Force is a pathway to many abilities some consider to be unnatural.” Although many of us would consider ourselves to be from the light side, something is alluring about the dark side. While Jedi (light side users) are passive users known for their knowledge and defense, Sith (dark side users) draw their power from raw emotions like anger and hatred.
There has been an abundance of Star Wars games over the years, with many of the best allowing players to join the dark side of the Force. Powers like Force Lightning, Force Choke, and Force Scream make this alignment especially appealing.
10 Star Wars Episode III: Revenge Of The Sith
As a video game based on the movie of the same name, Star Wars Episode III: Revenge Of The Sith was a great multi-platform release. It allows you to use the dark side of the Force while playing as characters such as Count Dooku, Darth Vader, General Grievous, and Anakin Skywalker. It contains a multiplayer versus mode that is highly addicting.
One might wonder what happened to all those video game movies that released in the ’90s and 2000s. In a reverse trend, more films based on video games are being released. Looking at you Tomb Raider, Warcraft, Assassin’s Creed, and Sonic the Hedgehog. We may never get games like this again.
9 Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed is an exceptional dark side game that begins with Darth Vader’s quest to hunt down a Jedi Knight. When Darth Vader discovers the Jedi Knight’s padawan, he makes him his apprentice in secret from Emperor Palpatine.
This game is arguably better than the sequel because of its cohesive narrative and memorable levels. It allows you to use the dark side of the Force, which is seldom a bad idea.
8 Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga
As a compilation released more than ten years ago, Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga has been ported numerous times, reflecting its quality. It tells the entire Anakin Skywalker story covering Star Wars films 1-6.
In Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga, the dark side of the Force is available as an extra. When the extra is turned on, all of the playable characters’ lightsabers will turn red, and you’ll be able to use Sith Force powers.
7 Star Wars Galaxies
Star Wars Galaxies was a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) that let you play as dark side characters. It took time to grow into your Dark Jedi robes, but it was worth the time if you wanted to play as a dark side of the Force user.
Unfortunately, just five days before the release of Star Wars: The Old Republic, the servers for Star Wars Galaxies were shut down. You might be able to find private servers that emulate the original game, but they might not play like the original.
6 Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy
As a game that lets you train under Luke Skywalker at his Jedi academy, it’s unusual that you can use the dark side of the Force. Later in the game, you can get a red lightsaber and use dark side Force powers. We love Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy for the amount of customization the game offers. You can even choose your appearance as you take part in an epic Star Wars adventure.
5 Star Wars: Battlefront 2 (2005)
Star Wars: Battlefront 2 (2005) was the first Star Wars: Battlefront 2 to release. It was a massive leap in terms of the amount of content it offered compared to previous Star Wars games. It features a story mode, online multiplayer, local multiplayer, and more.
In the multiplayer mode, players can play as various Sith, including Darth Maul, Darth Vader, Count Dooku, and Darth Sidious. It is still considered one of the greatest Star Wars games of all time.
4 Star Wars Knights Of The Old Republic II: The Sith Lords
Albeit many would consider Star Wars Knights Of The Old Republic II: The Sith Lords to be the lesser of the two Knight of the Old Republic games, it boils down to preference, and each is entitled to their opinion.
You get to walk the path of a Jedi or a Sith, with plenty of incentive for choosing the latter. Sith Force powers are mighty, but you’ll have to walk a treacherous path to reap the rewards. More action-packed than its predecessor, this is one Star Wars RPG you can’t miss!
3 Star Wars: The Old Republic
It cost approximately $200 million to develop Star Wars: The Old Republic. Carving the path of a Jedi, Sith, or trooper, you can engage in group quests and fight fierce bosses. The galaxy takes you to many of the worlds from the Star Wars movies.
Unfortunately, microtransactions keep Star Wars: The Old Republic from reaching its potential. Putting the game’s flaws aside, it is feature-rich, and you can get quite far in its universe without spending extra on add-ons.
2 Star Wars: Battlefront II (2017)
DICE had a rocky start when they launched Star Wars: Battlefront II (2017). The game had a pay-to-play formula that hindered progression. Thankfully, the developers of Star Wars: Battlefront II turned the game around with additional free content, more heroes and villains, and plenty of dark side characters to make you feel like you were at home on Korriban. The starfighter battles are some of the best we’ve ever seen, and they allow you to pilot spaceships as dark side villains.
1 Star Wars: Knights Of The Old Republic
The Star Wars franchise includes not only a plethora of movies but also numerous video games. This RPG lets you carve a path as a light side or dark side wielder. The decisions you make in dialogue and combat will influence your aura. This galactic story will leave you speechless.
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic is not only the best Star Wars game that lets you join the dark side of the Force, but it’s arguably the best Star Wars game period.
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