DescriptionX-Wing Vs. TIE Fighter is the third game in the X-Wing series of Star Wars space combat simulators from. The game contains a suite of multiplayer modes supporting up to 4 players over the Internet and up to 8 players on a LAN.
The game also features a completely re-written game engine and introduces stronger AI, more sophisticated scripting, enhanced graphics, and a CD audio soundtrack. The multiplayer component requires an in-depth scoring method to balance player skill and craft configuration/armament.
The plot is deliberately vague as the focus of the game is on multiplayer (both free-for-all and team-oriented, including co-op vs. NPCs). Rather, the missions are somewhat generic and reflect typical combat scenarios such as attacks, raids, escorts, base defense, meeting engagements, etc.
Gameplay remains true to the series signature style of dogfighting in space. The Star Wars universe portrays such combat in a way that is obviously inspired by World War II air and naval combat, and as with all games in the series, the simulator places a premium on situational awareness and demanding flight controls.
- "Guerra nas Estrelas: X-Wing Vs. TIE Fighter" -- Brazilian title
Part of the Following Groups
|A tremendous disappointment||Ashley Pomeroy (233)|
|Should have been so much better.||Steve Hall (322)|
|From the best, you get the worst...||Sam Hardy (76)||unrated|
|Good for what it was designed for||Quackbal (48)|
The Press Says
|Game.EXE||May, 1997||95 out of 100||95|
|Gamesmania||1997||90 out of 100||90|
|Edge||May, 1997||9 out of 10||90|
|PC Zone||Aug 13, 2001||8.9 out of 10||89|
|PC Gameplay (Benelux)||Jun, 1997||88 out of 100||88|
|PC Jeux||Jun, 1997||84 out of 100||84|
|PC Player (Germany)||Jun, 1997||80|
|Power Play||May, 1997||74 out of 100||74|
|Privat Computer PC||1997||72 out of 100||72|
|GameSpot||May 12, 1997||7 out of 10||70|
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1001 Video GamesStar Wars: X-Wing Vs. TIE Fighter appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.
Demo versionThere is an abridged edition of this game called X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter: Flight School, which includes 14 sample missions from the full game.
Hidden sceneChoose single player,imperial training missions. Fly the 2 player cooperative training mission called "Warhead Interception". Once you completed it (not very easy! I recommend "easy" setting...), you will receive the message: "Quite a challenge, wasn't it? You can stop now if you wish". Off course, you do NOT stop now!
Some minutes later you will receive some radio chatter from the station, talking about ordering some pizza. Two minutes later a fleet of star destroyers jump in to deliver the pizza. When the Station guy realizes he forgot his wallet, they launch the Heavy Lifter"Mighty Tug"... This is quite fun to watch!!!
Information also contributed by James1 and Kasey Chang
Related Web Sites
- Star Wars: X-Wing Vs. TIE Fighter (official website)
- SithNET (Section of a Spanish Star Wars fansite dedicated to X-Wing Vs Tie Fighter.)
- The Imperial Order (fan site)