Star Wars X-Wing and TIE Fighter games getting a long overdue re-release
Two of the best LucasArts Star Wars games ever made, the space flight combat sims X-Wing and TIE Fighter, are finally getting their first re-releases, according to Kotaku. And if you played the games, you probably know why I feel confident calling them two of the best without hesitation.
The games will be available for PC on the Good Old Games (GoG) platform, and each will run $10. Both versions released will be the special edition versions of the game featuring – slightly – improved graphics, and they will be ready to run on a PC without having to mod anything.
The TIE Fighter release will actually include two games, 1994’s Star Wars: TIE Fighter and 1998’s Star Wars TIE Fighter – Defender of the Empire.
As for X-Wing release, it will include 1993’s Star Wars: X-Wing Collector’s CD-ROM, and both “Tour of Duty Expansions,” Imperial Pursuit and B-Wing.
Both games were massive hits back when they were released, and both feature mechanics strong enough that they are still fun to play. Oddly, despite consistent demand, the games have yet to be re-released until now. Unfortunately, neither version has received a significant graphical overhaul, but both games were surprisingly advanced when it came to the graphics, so they hold up relatively well.
The games are both available on GoG now, so sally forth and relive the good old halcyon days, back when Star Wars games were actually really good.