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Like many of you, Star Wars was the starting point for my obsession with Sci-Fi.
Star Trek is cool in a very old-school fashion, and Mass Effect has a lot of sexy aliens. But Star Wars is too epic to put into words. Even the oldest films have an immense timeless appeal.
Something about the marriage between magic, religion, and science makes the story of the Force swinging back and forth between light and dark infinitely compelling.
If you want to play a vital role in the fight between light and darkness from an all-new geopolitical perspective, you have to try out these Star Wars-themed mods in your next Stellaris session.
10. Star Wars Battlefront II Droid Advisor
Droids are among the most hilarious and lovable characters in the Star Wars universe.
Despite most of them being built for war or hard labor, they’ve developed a somewhat goofy demeanor that plays their lack of common sense for laughs.
A great way to bring Droid humor into Stellaris is this alternate advisor by Nop990, which replaces your advisor with the Droid announcer from Star Wars: Battlefront 2 (2005).
9. Star Wars Music
A game’s background music is responsible for setting the tone of the experience. Depending on whether the music is epic, sad, or eerie, the same action can feel completely different.
We can inject some Star Wars goodness into Stellaris by replacing the original soundtrack with tunes from George Lucas’ world-famous space opera.
This mod by L’Amour features all-time favorites like the Cantina Band and Duel of the Fates, along with many other fantastic background tracks from the original and prequel trilogies.
Invading a new star system is one thing, but doing it while the Imperial March plays in the background? I don’t know if my heart can handle so much bad-assery.
8. Star Wars Universe Emblems
Flags and symbols are a main concern whether you’re leading rebellious movements or subduing them.
After all, people fight better when rallying behind ideals rather than just flesh-and-bone leaders.
There’s no shortage of symbols in the Star Wars universe, and fans love them. The Imperial logo and the Rebel Alliance Starbird might just be the most popular old-school geek tattoos worldwide.
But don’t worry, you don’t have to get inked to show your love for SW in Stellaris.
Epsilon’s Star Wars Universe Emblems mod introduces iconic symbols like the Old Republic logo, the Jedi Order logo, and the First Order logo as flag parts for your galactic civilization.
7. Star Wars Starting Systems & Portrait Collection
Now that you have music and flags, it’s time to move deeper into the Star Wars conversion and start bringing in settlers from a galaxy far, far away.
This collection of mods by Force728 features over a dozen new civilizations, including well-known factions like the Old Republic, the Rebel Alliance, and the First Order.
The hardcore fans who’ve become experts in the (now) non-canon extended universe will recognize power players like the Fel Empire and Darth Krayt’s Galactic Empire.
These civilizations include custom portraits, unique star systems, and civics like the Jedi Order or the Galactic Senate that’ll take your role-playing to the next level.
6. Philosophically Star Wars
Instead of just role-playing as one faction or another and following their preset tenets, you can also create your own Star Wars adventure with TheNextGuy’s Philosophically Star Wars mod.
This add-on brings subtle changes to the game’s narrative and flavor text to place your campaign in a Force-ruled world.
For example, the Militarist ethic becomes the Sith ethic, Pacifists become Jedi, and spiritualism is replaced by a consciousness of the Force. Many events are also re-written to fit the new Force-centric narrative.
Ever wanted the presidency of your galactic empire to be decided via lightsaber duel? Now it will be!
5. Star Wars Ships
Many Sci-Fi series have tried to capture the menacing glory of an Imperial Star Destroyer and the unusual, almost low-tech design of a Tantive IV blockade runner, but none have quite achieved it.
The Star Wars Ships mod by TheSting replaces almost every Stellaris vessel with a suitable counterpart from the Star Wars universe.
These include ships from seven different factions, including the Galactic Empire, the Rebel Alliance, the Republic, etc.
Once you see a Star Destroyer approaching your home planet, you know things will get spicy.
4. Star Wars Galaxy 2
If you’re turning your game into an eternal struggle between the light and dark sides of the Force, you need to go where the Force is: that is, the Star Wars Galaxy.
This mod by Chriskar introduces a colossal map based on Star Wars Legends lore. It allows players to visit and conquer iconic planets like Kashyyk, Naboo, and Hoth, among other locations from the Expanded Universe.
You can even select what star system you want to spawn in, which can help if you’re a Star Wars lore buff who knows what planets and regions have the resources they need to conquer the stars.
3. Star Wars: Fallen Republic
Fallen Republic is easily the most famous and well-loved Star Wars overhaul thanks to its long trajectory and excellent quality.
This mod introduces an accurate Star Wars galaxy map and 115 new species to populate it spread across 40 preset empires.
You’ll also get over 140 ships, new megastructures, and numerous new events and quest lines based on Star Wars lore.
It’s hard to put everything Fallen Republic does into a few paragraphs, so check it out for yourself!
2. Star Wars: New Dawn
Another fantastic Star Wars conversion still getting regular updates is Star Wars: New Dawn, which takes the best parts of Fallen Order and tries to build a better gameplay experience.
New Dawn features fewer species, and most gameplay elements are close to vanilla. The objective is to give players more freedom and keep gameplay balanced while simplifying late-game processing to help the game run smoothly.
You’ll feel thoroughly immersed in SW geopolitics as you attempt to ensure your Bacta and Tibanna Gas supply and encounter countless Star Wars-themed dig sites and events.
Will your empire be ready to face the invasion of the Yuuzhan Vong?
There’s only one way to find out.
1. Star Wars: Legacy of the Old Republic
I’ve always been a big fan of the Star Wars Expanded Universe – even after Disney decided to make it non-canon and rename it Star Wars Legends.
Star Wars: Legacy of the Old Republic gives players the unique opportunity of living through some of the most mysterious events from the SWL continuity.
You’ll lead your civilization through the events of the Great Hyperspace War and the Great Sith War, starting around 4000 years before the events of A Phantom Menace.
History goes on as you witness the birth of the Galactic Republic, the carnage of the Mandalorian Wars, and many more historical events.
The mod offers 37 prescripted empires, custom empire support, multiple viable spawn locations in a massive Star Wars galaxy, and 50 new species to populate the void.
It was released recently, and it seems like updates and support will continue for a long time.