10 Best Lightsaber Customization Across The Games, Ranked

Whether it is hardcore fans or general audiences, it’s hard to find someone who doesn’t love the lightsaber. It’s an elegant weapon of a civilized age and it has captured the hearts of generations across films, television, and even video games. One thing that every fan wants to do is wield a lightsaber but creating their own is even better.

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Not very many Star Wars games have this option but the ones that do are relished by the fans. With both Star Wars: Eclipse and the sequel to Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order on the way, now is the time to look back at the games that did lightsaber customization the best.

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10 LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga (2007)

Promotional banner for LEGO Star Wars The Complete Saga

Such is the case with many LEGO games, LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga allowed fans to create their own characters. This included their own Jedi and Sith alike and the player could make a lightsaber for them.

However, there is very little extensiveness to the lightsaber building. All of the hilts are the same standard LEGO lightsaber hilt and the only thing that changes are the colors. Still, with all of the original and prequel-era character pieces, it gave fans many options for custom characters.


9 Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy (2003)

Best Star Wars Game Lightsaber Combat Jedi Academy

The precursor, Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast, basically reserved all lightsaber customization for the online multiplayer. In the sequel, Jedi Academythe player was given the chance to not only pick their preferred color of the blade but also the type of lightsaber they wanted.

This was one of the first times that fans could choose between a basic lightsaber, a double-bladed lightsaber, and dual lightsabers. There were even different options for hilts, allowing fans to replay the game and experiment with how each lightsaber looks and plays differently.


8 Star Wars: Galaxies (2003)

Promo artwork for Star Wars Galaxies

This MMORPG made getting a lightsaber a massive achievement and as a result, it allowed fans to customize their lightsaber. Similar to Jedi Academythere were options for double-bladed lightsabers and dual lightsabers to wield.

Sadly, the experience of playing through Star Wars: Galaxies is difficult to accomplish, even with the fanmade servers that help keep the game afloat.


7 Star Wars: The Force Unleashed (2008)

Starkiller threatening Maris Brood in Star Wars The Force Unleashed

In the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions of The Force Unleashed, the customization of Starkiller’s lightsaber is reduced to different colors, each providing different effects in combat. The hilt on the other hand is limited to one design, although the game makes up for it with a wide variety of lightsaber colors that are nearly all canon now.

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On the versions made for the PS2, Nintendo Wii, and the recent port to the Switch, the customization is actually better. The player can collect different hilts for Starkiller as well as different colors, ranging from new designs to iconic hilts seen in the films and shows.


6 Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series (2019)

Gameplay of the lightsaber dojo in Vader Immortal

In the main story, the player is stuck with the provided lightsabers to help advance the story. However, there is a dojo mode where various lightsabers can be customized with different colors. It’s far from extensive but the VR controls make it satisfying to experiment with.

Vader Immortal also provides several iconic lightsabers of the Star Wars franchise to play within the dojo mode. From Mace Windu’s purple lightsaber to the various Sith lightsabers of the franchise.


5 Star Wars: Knights Of The Old Republic

Knights of the Old Republic Gameplay

In most games, the changing of crystals is simply the change of blade colors which is more accurate to canon. In Knights Of The Old Republiccrystals change colors but can also upgrade stats and have different effects in battle.

Some hope that the customization is expanded a bit more in the upcoming remake of Knights Of The Old Republic. Still, the many different colors provide a satisfying reason to grind and earn the most powerful lightsabers in the game.


4 Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II (2011)

Starkiller confronting Darth Vader inside the cloning facility in Star Wars The Force Unleashed II

Despite its criminally short campaign, The Force Unleashed II improved on nearly everything from the first game. The combat was even better, the visuals were beautiful, and it flowed a lot better but easily the best thing to come from The Force Unleashed II was the lightsaber customization.

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Hilts were still unable to be customized but there were so many colors and hues to choose from and each one has a different effect. From healing to reducing Force consumption to extra damage to enemies. With Starkiller wielding two lightsabers this time, any two colors can be mixed or matched to create dynamic effects.




3 Star Wars: The Old Republic (2013)

Party Combat in Star Wars: The Old Republic

This third outing of The Old Republic series allowed players to go on drastically different paths with each class. Whether it’s Sith or Jedi, building a lightsaber is made into an important quest which when accomplished makes the player feel like they graduated into Knighthood or to a Sith Lord of the Old Republic.

Since it is an MMORPG, Star Wars: The Old Republic puts emphasis on crafting and grinding. As a result, it’s easy to see why it is not for all players but that doesn’t take away from how satisfying it is to finally craft a lightsaber and use it.


2 Star Wars: Knights Of The Old Republic II: The Sith Lords

Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic II The Sith Lords gameplay

The sequel to Knights Of The Old Republic also improved on its predecessor. This time, it wasn’t just the crystals and colors but also lenses and energy cells. These all improved on stats and provided more depth to upgrade the character.

This improvement carried onto most of Knights Of The Old Republic II, with expanded classes, new powers, and an equally strong story. It’s easy to see why it is often considered one of the best Star Wars games out there.


1 Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order (2019)

Lightsaber blade color selection in Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order

In chests all across the Metroidvania-like planets in Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order are components for Cal Kestis to use in customizing his lightsaber. This is the most extensive customization system yet with the ability to customize the emitter, sleeves, switches, materials, and the color of the blade.

With later upgrades such as the double-bladed lightsaber and the split-saber, the customization allows fans to essentially made the lightsaber of their dreams. Fallen Order even takes inspiration from the pieces used in the Savi’s Workshop experience at Galaxy’s Edge. With a sequel on the way, fans can only imagine how Respawn lets fans customize their saber even more.

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