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

User Reviews

Never underestimate the power of the Dark Side! DOS Gatekeeper (222)
Join the Imperial Navy and bring Order to a galaxy, far, far away... DOS Silverblade (1425)
one of the best Space-Fighting games ever DOS Clemens Schwaighofer (3)
Long Live the Empire! Die Rebel Scum! DOS Indra is here (19677)
Draws you in to the Star Wars universe perfectly - from the bad guy's side! DOS Matt Notley (42)

Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
DOS 80 4.0
Macintosh 4 4.1
Windows 2 3.6
Combined MobyScore 86 4.0

The Press Says

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DOSHigh Score
Den nya grafiken tillsammans med den kompletta samlingen uppdrag gör att Tie Fighter Collectors CD-ROM verkligen förtjänar högsta betyg. Dethär är ett av de bästa spelen någonsin. Serve the emperor above all others.
So it's with great enthusiasm that I give "TIE Fighter" Applelinks' higest rating. As a flight sim, it reaches well beyond its "Star Wars" fan base to impress gamers of all types and ages. As another and completely different take on the "Star Wars" saga, "TIE Fighter" is faithful to its predecessors while being original enough to generate the same enthusiasm. It should quite easily keep you busy until we get the Mac version of "Pod Racer."
Embody the Empire's dark forces and take on the Rebel Alliance. The action of a World War II dogfight is combined with the fantasy of Star Wars in this great game.
DOSAll Game Guide
Even if you normally do not enjoy flight simulations, there's no doubt you'll enjoy TIE Fighter. Offering flight simulation training missions within the game, it will assist you with your skill as a pilot. You'll find yourself bowing to the feet of the Emperor, ready to crush any Rebel scum who dare to oppose your forces. Evil is good.
DOSPower Play
Die schmächtigen Zwischensequenzen sind sicher nicht die Stärke von „Tie Fighter CD“. Die liegt viel eher im genau austarierten Gameplay. Jede der insgesamt über 100 Missionen verlangt nach einer individuellen Taktik, oftmals sind gutes Timing und geschickter Umgang mit Wingmen und Energiekonfiguration gefragt. Die drei neuen Campaigns bieten allerdings weder neue Schiffe noch sonstige Höhepunkte. Insofern hatte ich mir von der CD-Version mehr erhofft. SVGA-Optik und Sprachausgabe sind erfreuliche Zugaben. Von der Spielbarkeit und der Atmosphäre her kann sowieso nach wie vor keine Weltall-Ballerei mit dem Klassiker mithalten.
With such a rich selection of ships and missions, chock-full of scorching action, TIE Fighter is an easy game to get hooked on. It can get pretty tough in some of those later missions, but don't worry—you can handle it. After all, you're working for the Dark Side.
DOSGame Zero
This version of Tie Fighter has another little feature such as laser turrets that track your ship and rotating communications dishes. Basically a lot of detail has been added, unfortunately that takes up more power on your machine. You no doubt need a high end machine if you want to get the full benefit of Tie Fighter CD. Even if you can't run the SVGA mode, I think it is still worth getting, especially while the rebate is still good for those who own the original version. Overall an excellent space combat simulator.
DOSPC Games (Germany)
Eigentlich sind aufgewärmte Spiele nicht unbedingt meine Sache, bei Tie Fighter muß aber auch ich zugeben, es hat sich gelohnt: Mit der schnellen SVGA-Grafik, den Filmsequenzen und der verbesserten Sprachausgabe, vor allem aber wegen der 22 neuen und gut designten Missionen hat Tie Fighter fast schon Wing Commander 3-Niveau.
MacintoshMac Gamer
Is this now-classic sci-fi action game worth the money? If you are a Star Wars fan and have enjoyed (and are still enjoying) X-Wing, this game is likely to keep you happy for hours on end. TIE's game play is almost identical to X-Wing. I can't recommend buying this game if your sole intention is to keep LucasArts developing Mac games (unless you've got $25 to blow). Although out-dated and out-matched by most of today's Mac action titles, TIE Fighter's low price may be its saving grace in triggering future Mac releases from LucasArts to appear (no guarantees though).
MacintoshMac Addict
If you're a Star Wars fan, this game is a must. Even if you aren't, TIE Fighter is a heck of a lot of fun. Just don't get caught helping any little old ladies across the street. The imperial admiral might get very angry.