Star Wars: Commander is a real-time strategy game based on the Star Wars films, set between Episode IV and V. The player takes the role of a leader of a group of mercenaries who have established a new base at Saponza's Homestead on Tatooine. Shortly after this however, the mercenaries are attacked by a group of thugs hired by Jabba the Hutt. The mercenaries defeat them, but are now in need of allies to help protect them against the wrath of Jabba. Over time, this will form the basis of the mercenaries siding with either the rebels or the empire.
The gameplay uses classic RTS elements. The player has to build a base to train troops and vehicles that can be deployed to fight. During the game, players will be able to unlock various hero units depending on what side they choose, and other units will be upgradable with better protection and fire power.