Star Wars Galactic Battlegrounds

Replaying the Classics: Star Wars Galactic Battlegrounds

Few things give me as much joy as going back and replaying an old game that I loved back in the day, or as a child. There’s something nostalgic about it, of course, but there’s also a fun element to gaming nostalgia, in particular. Seeing how a game you loved from the past matches up to the current gaming trends and technology, for example. Or seeing how storytelling and other elements have changed or progressed over the years. While many games have gotten fancier and with more bells and whistles, story from older games most often still wins out. A recent post on StarWars.com talks about one of my favorite Star Wars games, Galactic Battlegrounds and gives it a full revisit. It’s part of their Replaying the Classics column which revisits great Star Wars games of the past, explains why they love them, and also how they stand the test…

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What is Star Wars Galactic Battlegrounds?

Star Wars Battlegrounds is a Classic RTS title that plays like a reskinned Age of Empires title.. and thats ok! CaptainShack jumps into this 2001 RTS and remembers the good old days of PC Gaming. Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds is a real-time strategy video game set in the Star Wars universe. It was developed by Age of Empires and Halo Wars developer Ensemble Studios and LucasArts, who also published the game in North America. This Star Wars themed real-time strategy game came out in 2001 for Windows and Mac computers. It was an officially licensed Star Wars game. You can also find it on Steam today if you’re a collector of Steam games (like me). It’s also pretty cheap now. It’s basically a re-skin of Age of Empires so if you’re a fan of those games and also Star Wars, you’ll like it. It also has some mods to help…

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