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Star Wars: TIE Fighter (Collector's CD-ROM) (DOS)

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Written by  :  Silverblade (1425)
Written on  :  Oct 14, 2004
Platform  :  DOS
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Summary

Join the Imperial Navy and bring Order to a galaxy, far, far away...

The Good

TIE Fighter was a great improvement on an already excellent space-sim, whose only fault was its often unreasonable level of difficulty. Besides the obvious technical improvements, players had the rare opportunity to play the part of the evil Imperials. This CD version sports slightly better graphics than the original and, much like the X-Wing CD version, contains the excellent add-on. In Defender of the Empire, where you witness the epic tale of Admiral Thrawn's failure to implement the famed cloaking device into Imperial capital ships and bring the Empire to its former glory.

The Bad

I truly can't think of a reason why any space-sim or Star Wars fan would not like this game.

The Bottom Line

This game along with quite a few other Star Wars titles prove that licenced games can excel in their genres, even for those who are not really fans of their respective worlds and characters. The CD version is a must-have for fans of the original game and those who want to experience Star Wars from the seat of a screeching, lightning fast TIE fighter.