Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
|a game by||Respawn Entertainment LLC|
|Editor Rating:||8.3/10, based on 2 reviews, 1 review is shown|
|User Rating:||10.0/10 - 4 votes|
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|See also:||Action Adventure Games, All Star Wars Games, Games Like Tomb Raider, Games Like Star Wars: KOTOR|
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is the best thing that EA did with the Star Wars license. This game is incredible and when it was released back in 2019, it was pretty high on my game of the year list. It tells an all-original story with some fantastic characters and I think I would even make the argument that the story this tells is better than what we got in the more recent movies.
Jedi In Training
Talking about a game like Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is tough because I want to go on and on about how great the story is, but I also feel that the story is the best part of the game so I do not want to spoil it for you guys. You play as Kal Kestis who is a young Padawan that is in hiding after the events of Revenge of the Sith, the timeline for this game is in-between that and a New Hope.
The Jedi are being hunted down by two evil and brutal Inquisitors and they come across young Kal. Kal who has a very troubled past is just trying to blend in and get by when he is forced to reveal himself. This sets him on the run from the Empire, but also, he embraces things and starts to complete his Jedi training and also tries to rebuild the Jedi order. If you are a Star Wars fan there is no way that you will not get fully invested in this story!
The Movie We Always Wanted
A huge part of the reason that Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order nails the story is because of how amazing the game looks. This was one of the best-looking games to be released in 2019 and it was just recently re-released for the PS5 and Xbox Series X with improved performance and sharper graphics. It just has that Star Wars feel to it that I love. It features some great locations with my personal favorite being Dathomir. I know it is cool to knock on EA, but they truly went all in with this game and it certainly shows in the presentation.
In addition to looking great, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order has some of the best voice acting that I have heard in a Star Wars game. Kal is great as the lead, but the whole cast here truly does a wonderful job. Of course, you cannot have a Star Wars game without an epic music score and sound effects and this game has them both.
Use The Force Cal
If I had to compare this to another game it would be Uncharted or the new Tomb Raider games. It is a 3rd person action game that also has a bit of platforming, puzzle-solving, and a lot of combat too. It is far more challenging than you would think and there are checkpoints in levels, but if you die, you can lose all your progress, but you do at least get the chance to get back to where you were to get it back. You can rest here which gives you your health back, but it does also cause enemies to respawn.
Your methods of attack are a lightsaber and the force. You have a pretty expansive skill tree that covers both and gives you new moves as you progress. The lightsaber combat is very satisfying and there are different types, my favorite is the one that splits into two. The Force offers you different abilities such as pushing, pulling, and slowing down time. These can be used in combat, but they are also used for various puzzles too.
I have to say that Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is one of the best Star Wars games I have ever played. I have played through this three times and I plan on playing through the PlayStation 5 version really soon too! If you are a Star Wars fan then playing this game is an absolute must. My only negative is that on the base PS4, the console did seem to struggle to run the game on some occasions.
- This game has a tremendous Star Wars story
- Using a lightsaber is very satisfying
- There are some very tricky puzzles as well as great combat
- The game looks and sounds amazing
- The older hardware I feel is pushed to its limits with this
- It kind of ends on a cliffhanger and I am not confident we will get a sequel!
Download Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP