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Some improvements, many flaws Boston Low (93) unrated
Excellent updated versions of the old classics with some technical issues and a lack of most of the original music. -Condor- (9) 3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars
Updated, full versions of X-Wing CD and Tie Fighter CD in one box - great idea, flawed implementation ^LutheR^ (124) 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars
A great collection with that 'you are there' feeling! bb bb (33) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars

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Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.6
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.1
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Overall User Score (15 votes) 4.0

Critic Reviews

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I guess it's fair to say I've been waiting for the X-Wing Collector Series for several years now. X-Wing and TIE Fighter have been relegated to the darkest reaches of my shelf, left to rot with their antiquated graphics and obsolete DOS engines. With X-Wing Collector Series, these great games have been given new life, and have regained their rightful places on my hard drive. If you played the originals, you simply must experience the excitement all over again. If not, if you've never played X-Wing or TIE Fighter, and want to discover the games that started it all, now's your chance -- just don't blame me for any sleep deprivation or domestic squabbles.
I must admit these two simulations are better as a solo game than X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter than ever before. This is by the far the best collection of Space-Sci-Fi combat simulations ever released in one box together! Best of all it's only $29, possibly even less in some places depending on where you shop. I'll be playing the X-Wing Collectors Series for a long time to come.
GameSpot (Jul 15, 1998)
These are classic games that belong on every computer gamer's shelf, no doubt about it. The packages are completely Win95 native, easily installed, and easy on the hard drive. With about 250 total missions, it's hard to really complain at $29.95. (No rebates are offered for registered owners of any of the other games, and no download of the new hardware support is available.) If this bundle feels like more of the same with only very modest additions for fans, that doesn't undermine the essential value or the appeal of two-and-a-half landmark games.
GameStar (Germany) (Aug, 1998)
Nun düsen auch X-Wing und TIE Fighter endlich 3D-verschönert durch das All. Mit aktuellen Highlights wie Prophecy oder Freespace kann aber auch die getunte Optik bei weitem nicht mithalten. Der angestaubten MIDI-Musik hätte eine Frischzellenkur ebenfalls gutgetan. Wieso benutzen die beiden Oldie-Simulationen nicht die mitgelieferten Audiotracks von X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter? Dennoch, sowohl X-Wing als auch TIE Fighter sind immer noch gute Weltraumsimulationen. Besitzer der alten Collectors-Editionen sollten sich trotzdem überlegen, ob die gelinde verbesserte Optik den Neukauf rechtfertigt.
PC Zone (Aug 15, 2001)
X-Wing Collector's Series takes three really awesome old games and tarts up the graphics something rotten. Way back when, X-Wing and Tie Fighter were incredible games n it felt like you were in Star Wars when you were playing them n and with their new clothes they stand up to most modern space sims admirably. Needless to say this is an essential purchase for Star Wars afficionados, and fans of the original games (which just about covers everyone), but be warned that you need a joystick to play it. Much to our annoyance.