Recently, EA have been releasing many of their titles on Steam after being on EA’s Origin platform exclusively. Now Star Wars The Old Republic has joined the ever-growing list.
First released in 2011, Star Wars The Old Republic is an MMORPG set 300 years after the Knights Of The Old Republic series, approximately 3,600 years before The Phantom Menace. The game looks and plays quite similarly to Knights Of The Old Republic but in MMORPG format.
Players can choose to be either on the light or dark side and can choose between a variety of different species such as human, Cyborg (human-based), Twi’lek or Zabrak (whose appearances are initially different depending on which side the character is from). The Republic-only races are the Miraluka and Mirialan, while the Empire-only races are the Chiss, Rattataki and Sith Pureblood. There are also various classes to choose from such as the Bounty Hunter, Sith Warrior, Imperial Agent, and Sith Inquisitor for the Sith Empire; and the Trooper, Smuggler, Jedi Knight, and Jedi Consular for the Galactic Republic. (Credit: Wikipedia)
Although the game has been on Origin for many years, many people (including myself) always forget about the games they have on other launchers and tend to just use Steam. I have played Star Wars The Old Republic on and off for many years, so I’m excited to play it again.
The game is completely free to play but does have perks for being a paid subscriber, but that isn’t necessary. There are also optional cosmetics which can be purchased for real money, too.
Here is some more information taken from Steam:
STAR WARS™: The Old Republic™ is the only massively multiplayer online game with a Free-to-Play option that puts you at the center of your own story-driven STAR WARS™ saga. Play as a Jedi, a Sith, a Bounty Hunter, or as one of many other iconic Star Wars roles and explore the galaxy far, far away over three thousand years before the classic films. With 5 narrative expansions, become the hero of your own STAR WARS adventure as you choose your path down the Light or Dark side of the Force™.
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Create your legacy.
Make meaningful choices throughout your journey and become the hero of your personal STAR WARS saga. The game includes an interactive storyline with cinematic dialogue and full voiceover for all in-game characters.
A growing world awaits.
For more than 8 years, players have been able to live out their own Star Wars stories. With the most recent Onslaught expansion, STAR WARS™: The Old Republic™ continues to deliver ongoing content through regular updates.
8 playable classes.
Do you prefer the elegance of a lightsaber or the reliability of a good blaster by your side? Choose from one of 8 iconic roles and make your mark on the galaxy! Each class has a unique storyline, allowing you to create your own personal STAR WARS story.
Explore numerous planets.
Hoth, Tatooine, Alderaan, and over 20 other unique and vibrant planets offer exciting exploration and thrilling adventures around every corner!
Gather your allies to face challenging encounters against enemy bosses in Flashpoints and Operations, or battle against other players in Player vs. Player Warzones, Arenas, or Galactic Starfighter missions!
Want to take a break from the inter-galactic traveling and adventure? Kick back and relax with our player housing system called Galactic Strongholds! Whether it’s overlooking the sandy dunes of Tatooine, the bright cityscape of Nar Shaddaa, or the tranquil mountains of Alderaan, there’s a Stronghold for everyone. These destinations and more are available for your galactic homestead!
Only the slickest items can make their way to the Cartel Market, the premium marketplace for the galaxy’s most sought-after commodities. Players wishing to buy things here will need to purchase in-game currency called Cartel Coins. Learn more about what Cartel Coins can unlock on our Cartel Coins Page.
STAR WARS™: The Old Republic™ offers an optional subscription that allows you to experience even more of the STAR WARS universe. Benefits include an increased level cap of 75 and access to the most recent expansions: Onslaught, Knights of the Eternal Throne, and Knights of the Fallen Empire. In addition, you will receive a monthly Cartel Coin Grant, increased XP, and more. Details on Subscriber Benefits can be found on our Subscriber Page.
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