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X-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.


Star Wars: X-Wing Vs. TIE Fighter Windows Mission briefing for the rebels
Star Wars: X-Wing Vs. TIE Fighter Windows Got shot together, time to eject
Star Wars: X-Wing Vs. TIE Fighter Windows and one for the empire
Star Wars: X-Wing Vs. TIE Fighter Windows The X-Wing in the ship database

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Alternate Titles

  • "Guerra nas Estrelas: X-Wing Vs. TIE Fighter" -- Brazilian title

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User Reviews

A tremendous disappointment Ashley Pomeroy (233) 1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars
Should have been so much better. Steve Hall (348) 3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars
From the best, you get the worst... Sam Hardy (82) unrated
Good for what it was designed for Quackbal (51) 3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars

Critic Reviews

Game.EXE May, 1997 95 out of 100 95
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) May 18, 1997 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90 1997 90 out of 100 90
PC Zone Aug 13, 2001 8.9 out of 10 89
PC Games (Germany) Jun, 1997 86 out of 100 86
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Jun, 1997 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
PC Joker Jun, 1997 76 out of 100 76
Power Play May, 1997 74 out of 100 74
GameSpot May 12, 1997 7 out of 10 70
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Jul, 1997 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70


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1001 Video Games

Star 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 version

There 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 scene

Choose 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

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Tomer Gabel (4634) added Star Wars: X-Wing Vs. TIE Fighter (Windows) on Aug 25, 1999
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