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LucasArts / SOE Austin
MMORPG | Genre:Sci-Fi | Status:Cancelled  (est.rel 06/23/03)  | Pub:Sony Online Entertainment
PVP:Yes | Distribution:Download,Retail | Retail Price:$19.95 | Pay Type:Subscription
System Req: PC | ESRB:TOut of date info? Let us know!

Star Wars Galaxies

Star Wars Galaxies was a sci-fi MMORPG from Sony Online Entertainment and LucasArts initially released as Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided. The game world consisted of several different planets borrowed from the fictional Star Wars universe with a timeline set between the Episode IV: A New Hope and Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back movies. During character creation, players could choose from ten different species and nine different primary professions, all of which were mentioned in various Star Wars media.


Players of Star Wars Galaxies could use their characters' skills and special abilities to attack targets, complete quests/missions, craft useful items, and/or entertain other players. The game offered the opportunity for players to meet famous Star Wars NPCs, travel in their own landspeeders, speeder bikes and swoops, control economies, earn fame and fortune (or infamy and notoriety), obtain rare items, artifacts and trinkets, and build, own and decorate their own structures, including houses, cantinas and guild halls. These structures could even be organized into entire cities run by players. The game received several expansions since its initial release, including Jump to Lightspeed, Rage of the Wookies, and Trials of Obi-Wan, all of which added additional features to the main game. These expansions were followed by the introduction of a trading card game in an update called Champions of the Force, with its own subsequent expansions. Star Wars Galaxies was shut down in December of 2011.

Latest Features

  • Story of the Week: Star Wars Comes and Goes
  • Editorial created on 12/17/11
  • The Story of the Week is all Star Wars, as The Old Republic opens its doors and Galaxies shuts its own. Read on for our brief thoughts and feel free to chime in with your own.
  • Farewell to SWG
  • Column created on 9/23/11
  • Star Wars Galaxies will be closing its doors for good in December 2011. In today's Player Perspectives, MMORPG.com's Isabelle Parsley bids adieu to SWG, a game that was one of her "defining games". Read Isabelle's thoughts about the final days...
  • Story of the Week: Ding-Dong, Vader's Dead
  • Editorial created on 6/25/11
  • Every week we here at MMORPG.com take a look at the news and come up with the biggest scoop. This week, it was kind of a no-brainer as the world learned that SOE's Star Wars Galaxies is shutting down for...
  • Galactic Civil War Interview
  • Interviews created on 1/29/10
  • MMORPG.com's Garrett Fuller recently asked a few questions of Star Wars Galaxies producer Tony Tyson about the Galactic Civil War and what it means for players.
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