Happy Star Wars Day, everyone! Thanks to GOG it’s time to celebrate this special “May the 4th be with you” day with the release of Star Wars Episode I: Racer and another promo sale.
It seems to be an annual ritual that I write about a Star Wars sale on GOG, as there was one in 2017 and 2015, even if I skipped 2016 (except keeping up to date with more DRM-free Star Wars game releases). However, it’s not only the usual suspects that make a discount return, as a very exciting new addition to the DRM-free library is worth mentioning, too.
Star Wars: Episode I Racer might be one of the most overlooked games that came out of the ill-fated movie Episode I: The Phantom Menace I reviewed. Despite being a pretty bad movie, the pod racing scene stuck to people’s minds more than probably everything else in the entire movie, and for a good reason.
The fast and furious racing atmosphere is left intact in this arcade game that lets players experience the thrill of being in a Podracer cockpit first-hand, and it’s even possible to skip the whole Anakin Skywalker brat character and decide to choose 21 other racers. Partaking in competitions on over 21 tracks spanning 8 different worlds is just as exciting as speeding at 600 mph. Including the original musical score and sound effects, there’s no better way to reenact one of the prequel trilogy’s best scenes. Thanks to GOG, the game comes with LAN multiplayer, an increased frame rate, and widescreen support, so there’s really no excuse to dive right into the action, something that I still have to do, as the game passed me by on release. As there’s a 15% launch discount that will last until May 8, 5pm UTC, this is the perfect time to buy Star Wars: Episode I Racer.
If you feel more inclined to try out the various other Star Wars games, then feel free to browse through the pretty extensive GOG sale with the following games (for which I also included my reviews):
Dark Forces (review)
Empire at War: Gold Pack
The Force Unleashed
The Force Unleashed II
Galactic Battlegrounds Saga
Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II (review for base game, review for add-on)
Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast (review)
Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy (review)
Knights of the Old Republic
Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords
LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga
LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars
Rebel Assault 1 & 2 (review for first game, review for second game)
Republic Commando (review)
Rogue Squadron 3D (review)
Shadows of the Empire (review)
TIE-Fighter Special Edition (review)
X-Wing Special Edition (review)
X-Wing Alliance (review)
X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter (review)
As you can see, there’s a wide selection of titles and genres that are already available in their DRM-free form, and I only covered parts of them in reviews. Just like Star Wars: Episode I Racer, the deals will be available until May 8th, 5 PM UTC.
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