Witness the war between the Old Republic and the Sith Empire and explore an age centuries before the rise of Darth Vader in Star Wars The Old Republic, a free-to-play, massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) developed and released by BioWare, a subsidiary of Electronic Arts. Start your adventure by joining as a member of one of the two main factions – the Galactic Republic and the Sith Empire. From there, you can choose to be any of the four classes available in each faction. In the Galactic Republic, you can decide whether to be a Jedi Knight or Consular of the Jedi Order, a Republic trooper, or a smuggler. For the Sith Empire faction, you can choose between a bounty hunter, Imperial Agent, Sith Warrior, or Sith Inquisitor. Each class has their own starship. It serves as your character's base of operations. Individual pieces of the starship can be upgraded, allowing it to perform better in space combat missions. Leveling a character involves a combination of mission completion, exploration, and defeating enemies. Levels can unlock new skills which will be taught by trainers and can be learned in-game in a variety of locations. You will also be given five companions per class. You can assign them to perform up to three various skills. Among the most useful are crafting, gathering, and mission skills. Join your friends in fast-paced combat encounters including player-vs.-player Warzones, multi-player Flashpoints and Operations, and much more. Start your very own Star Wars adventure and may the force be with you! Star Wars The Old Republic is free-to-play on Windows PCs.