Bounty Hunter (PS2/GameCube, 2002)
Let me just start off by saying that I absolutely love this game. The prequel trilogy was pretty good about introducing neat characters that were just mysterious enough to make us want to know more about them (I'm looking at you, Darth Maul and Grievous) and Jango Fett was no exception. For those of you who followed my top anti-heroes list, you know that the Fetts are one of my favorite aspects about the Star Wars franchise.
This game truly immerses you into the role of Jango Fett, as you can collect on about 150 or so bounties on your way to Vosa. Each gives you a profile of the bounty: Name, reward, crime, and whether to bring them in dead or alive. You also have a wide assortment of tools at your disposal, including a jetpack, poison darts, flamethrower, and Jango's trusty twin blasters. I hope that someday we can get a sequel that features Jango's son Boba (way to screw up the whole 1313 business, Disney!)
Talking about this game makes me feel like busting it back out right now. Excuse me for a moment...
Republic Commando - (Xbox)
Republic Commando was a game I played in highschool. I love the characters in this game, and the gameplay style. This game has a great story that follows some of the republic troopers during the period between episodes 2 and 3. It's great to get a glimpse of what all the commandos went through during the Clone wars. This game is solely a first person shooter, that is set in the Star Wars universe, but it is a good one! I loved fighting all of the battle droids, and Geonosis fighters. The story of this game is one that keeps you emersed in the world of one of these commandos, and makes you want to play from start to finish in one complete setting. It's not a long game, but its great. I would love to see this style of game made for one of the current gaming platforms. If you haven't tried out Republic Commando I highly recommend it.
Rebel Assault II (PC)
I had so much fun playing this game. I loved the Star Wars PC games that were coming out in the nineties. This was one of the few I was able to beat. It was also one of the few that I would use joystick for.
The game basically had two different types of play. In some levels you were shooting from and semi-piloting a ship. In other levels you had a 3rd person view of your character taking cover behind objects and shooting storm troopers that appeared in the background. It was a fun mix and it looked like something straight out of the movies. At the time, it was as close as I could get to a new movie. I honestly don’t remember the storyline at all, but it’s a game I think back fondly on. I would probably remember it much better if it wasn’t for the fact that the joystick I played the game with stopped working for some reason. I couldn’t move the controller to the right past a certain point. It could go almost to the edge, but not quite. It was just enough for me to not be able to shoot some enemies that showed up at the edge of the screen on one level and I could never play past that one level again. One day I will play through that game again.