GOG Releases: Lucasfilm games Wave II

Star Wars isn’t what it used to be, thanks in no small part to George Lucas’ single-minded vision coming to fruition with his special edition director’s cut versions of the classic trilogy and the later efforts as a director of the sequels. But fear not, as GOG has quite a few great examples how gaming can overcome cinema’s problems with its second wave of Star Wars titles.

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I still remember playing X-Wing in front of my old PC, with a real joystick, learning all the keys to press for handling the individual fighters. In a time when the internet wasn’t there and the only way to get help was to call hotlines or order walkthroughs from magazines (one was in the now defunct German PC Player), it was and probably still is a hard-as-nails space sim, but oh so atmospheric despite the outdated graphics. TIE-Fighter was also pretty cool, but also more accessible. And after that, it was X-Wing: Alliance in which one could fly the Millenium Falcon.

But of course there were so many other great titles, with the franchise going in completely different directions, like the FPS Dark Forces, the RTS Empire at War, multiplayer action Star Wars Battlefront and of course the acclaimed Knights of the Old Republic (short: KOTOR).

I have to admit that I lost track how many games slipped through my fingers, as Lucasfilm games began to be the Star Wars-only producer, which unfortunately also meant the end of product quality in some cases and the end of the company itself. Finally it’s possible to experience these games first-hand in GOG’s Lucasfilm Games Wave II:

Star Wars: X-Wing vs. TIE-Fighter
Star Wars: X-Wing Alliance
Star Wars Galactic Battlegrounds Saga
Star Wars: Rogue Squadron 3D
Star Wars Rebellion
Star Wars Empire at War: Gold Pack

This title was already available before the second wave hit the store, but it’s also discounted by 20% until Friday, January 30, at 1:59 PM GMT:

Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic

These Star Wars games are up for purchase as well:
Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords
Star Wars Battlefront II
Star Wars: Dark Forces

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Using one of the GOG links and buying the products also helps ;).

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About nufafitc

Being an avid gamer, cinemaniac, and bookworm in addition to other things the internet and new media present, I'm also very much into DIY music, rock and pop in particular. Writing short or longer pieces about anything that interests me has always made me happy. As both an editor for German website "Adventure-Treff" and UK website "Future Sack", I like to write reviews and news about recent developments in the movies, games and book industry.
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