Join three heroic starfighter pilots in harrowing deep space and planetary missions to save the planet of Naboo. Rookie Naboo pilot Rhys Dallows, mercenary Vana Sage and alien pirate Nym form an unlikely alliance as they join together against an unexpected assault on the peaceful planet.
User reviews: Mixed (76 reviews)
Release Date: Jan 21, 2002
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About This Game

Join three heroic starfighter pilots in harrowing deep space and planetary missions to save the planet of Naboo. Rookie Naboo pilot Rhys Dallows, mercenary Vana Sage and alien pirate Nym form an unlikely alliance as they join together against an unexpected assault on the peaceful planet.

  • Pilot three unique starfighters: the sleek Naboo starfighter, nimble Guardian Mantis and lethal Havoc.
  • Engage in over 14 challenging missions to save Naboo: deep space dogfights, attack runs, escort missions, and more.
  • Vast environments take you deep into Star Wars worlds: from enormous open plains of Naboo to the furthest reaches of space to the interior corridors of the Droid Control Ship.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 2000, XP or Vista
    • Processor: 350 MHz Pentium II, Athlon class, or equivalent CPU
    • Memory: 64 MB RAM Required. 128 MB RAM Required for Windows 2000 and XP.
    • Graphics: 16 MB DirectX 8 compatible PCI or AGP video card
    • DirectX®: DirectX 8.0 or greater
    • Hard Drive: 620 MB
    • Sound: 16-bit
Helpful customer reviews
5.6 hrs on record
I just finished playing this game for an upcoming Let's Play on my YouTube Channel. I selected it largely because I'm a huge Star Wars fan, and it is a game that is really ment to play with a controller and I had recently purchased one.

Star Wars Starfighter is a simple arcade flight shooter game. Most of the levels are as simple as fly here and shoot the enemies, with bonus objectives of various difficulties.

-Star Wars
-N-1 Starfighter
-A decent storyline about a royal naboo pilot, teaming up with a scavenger and a mercenary. Also the invasion of Naboo.

-Some objectives not clear
-Steep difficulty curve on the final level

Other thoughts:
-Graphics are dated and should be expected
-You have to remap the controls for a Xbox 360 controller. Some of the controls you end up with are still odd.

Posted: October 18
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1.0 hrs on record
This game holds a very nostalgic place for me, as I still have this game for my PlayStation 2.

The story is really well written for a Star Wars game, but the game is a little on the short side.

Each craft has its own unique features and traits. From seeker proton torpedoes, to shield breaking ion cannons, each ship will have the same basic gameplay elements. But speed, power, and specials will affect some strategy in some way. The missions themselves are varied from training missions, dog fights, escort, defending, and search and destroy. The missions don't feel too overwhelming, but can get pretty repetitive at times.

Graphically speaking, it hasn't aged well in that department. The graphics are still "blocky" and heavily pixelated. However, for that reason, you don't need a super powerful gaming rig to run this game.

The sound is easily one of this game's strong points. The music is basically ripped from the movies, but fits very well. All of the sound effects fit the Star Wars universe as well. The voice acting is either hit or miss unfortunately.

Controls for the keyboard are a bit wonky, but are much smoother with a gamepad, which I'd strongly recomend the later. The controls are customizable, though some actions apparently can't be assigned to analog controls.

I'm using my DualShock 3 controller utilizing an XBox 360 controller emulation. The zoom feature is dodgy at best, but is best used when using the brake or completely stationary.

Even with the faults, which aren't many, this game is still fun to this day. A worthy title for any Star Wars and flight simulation fan library alike.
Posted: September 30
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
So, you like Star Wars games, and you like space combat games. Well this little gem here has both.
Posted: August 14
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
6.0 hrs on record
If you are a Star Wars fan and enjoy arcade-style shooters, you'll probably really like this game. Players looking for a more challenging or in-depth simulation, though, might be better off looking elsewhere.Although improvements to the game’s length would have been welcome, changes to the controls are definitely not. Unfortunately, that appears to be exactly what has happened and calling it an improvement would be a significant misstatement.Starfighter looks great and has a good story, though not all its missions are engaging, and they start to feel repetitive as the game goes on. The game doesn't last that long, either.Most of the praise should be given to the music and sound effects; basically, a blast festival of famous Star Wars weapons accompanied by the magnificent music score of John Williams.An unpolished, but solid, port of a good console game.
Posted: May 10
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
all you need is proton bombs
thank you based Nym
Posted: May 2
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
4.2 hrs on record
NOTE: Your gameplay experience will be INFINITELY better if you use a flightstick (remember people who still use those things?) or a gamepad, especially a PS2-style gamepad. You will want to have your controls properly configured - take the time to do this or else you'll find yourself fighting with the controls instead of using them. You are a PC gamer, keyboard and mouse is great, but this game was based off a console game, and this game is not the only console-style game out there, please take the money to get a gamepad. It'll make your overall PC gaming experience even better.

I played the X-Wing Collector's CD-ROM on my Mac Performa 637CD over a decade and a half ago and I had a blast. I also enjoyed the immensely popular X-Wing vs TIE Fighter when it came out later and really enjoyed the space assault missions in Star Wars Battlefront 2. I saw this on sale during the "May the 4th be with you" sale for $1.69, and I have to say, for less than the cost of a drink, it's a really good deal. Once you get your controls in order, the game feels really good.

It's an arcade space flight sim, much along the vein of Rogue Squadron 64, so you don't have to worry about things like managing your front and aft deflector shields or figuring out how much power you want to get into your engines, etc. If you've played the space assault mode in SWBF2, this game plays exactly like that. I suggest mapping your your boost/brake not to your triggers, but to your right analog up/down - it makes flying around much easier to deal with.

The missions are extremely fast paced and most of them are pretty short. This game is great for quick "get in, get out" play sessions. Unlike X-Wing, where a lot of time is spent on the buildup towards the missions, this game gets you right into the thick of the action.

The story is so-so, three random people end up teaming up together by chance to take on the evil Trade Federation. You've heard it before and like any game, it adds to the universe that these games have built up. Granted, if you've heard the news, Disney-LucasArts have officially said that none of the games or books are canon, but I'd say considering the amount of milking they've done of the franchise, they're still good enough to stand as their own stories.

Word of warning, although the game runs fine on modern systems, the highest the game will run at (without registry edits) is at 1280 x 1024, and most of the textures are upscaled so they'll sometimes look blotchy. However, it's a 12 year old game, so that's to be expected. I've been told that the Steam version of this game was "GOG'ized" to make it run on modern hardware and to detect modern gamepads, so that's definitely a plus. For $5, it's a bit too much, but if you can get this during a Steam sale, definitely get it.
Posted: May 4
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
This is a blast from the past!

I used to own this game on PS2 and I never knew it was on steam till about a week ago.

The controls are very easy to use. My mouse is a crap cheap one so I have a lot of problems keeping my mouse steady (The laser is messed up!)

I read someone elses review before buying this game and he said 'Will there be a jedi starfighter on steam?' The matter of the fact is no the game was only released on PS2 and the orilgial Xbox. Sadly that is a no. But however there could be a verison coming 2015? (Episode 7???)

Since it was the may 4th star wars day sale I fought why not! (£1.01) Every penny was worth it (inc the £0.01!)

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Posted: May 4
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
38.3 hrs on record
Best game ever. I always wanted to play space games with real flying sensations, 3D combats in space, with beautiful graphics and full immersions, fast and reliable, the real Star Wars adventure ! This game is totally what I've been dreaming to play all my life and is the reason why I wanted to play video games.
You can fly in space, shoot ennemy spaceships, fly around the big cruiser ships, bomb them, exactly like in the movie Star Wars. You can do loopings, shoot robots in some canyons, fly about some factories on the land, there are tons of different landscapes, planets, vessels, space areas, asteroid fields,...

It is real 3D, I mean not like in usual games, which are 3D but in fact you move in a plan, so you play 2D (like all the FPS Call of Duty, etc, etc..). This one is real 3D, you have to move in all directions (3D directions !), you fly in real space. People are not used to that. So it takes time ; took me about a week to just know how to fly and start aiming my targets and all.

It goes beyond sensation and imagination, I've been playing for a long time and was not very aware of the games released recently, but I must say that this one -released in 2002 only- has it all and is incredible. I can't think that there is possibly better games than that one nowadays and I wonder how it is not more famous or how I didn't get to know it at that time (back in 2002). This game is so cool that you can't possibly want to play another game after it.
Well, so I grade this game 22/20. And I triple it. And put exponent 4 and square it.
Posted: July 24
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
The pilot has a Welsh name and you shoot ♥♥♥♥ up.

GOTY 2002.
Posted: May 1
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7 of 13 people (54%) found this review helpful
5.9 hrs on record
First glance this game doesnt seem to bad, even with dated graphics. This game starts to show its age the more you play revealing its ugly underbelly the more its played. There are missions where team mates you need to protect charge off into firing zones and just die. This happens where your protecting ships and boats, they will hazardly just drive as fast as they can to their doom making it difficult to manage all the enemies. On other levels the objectives can be unclear, such as destroy a landing pad, great what is that and where is it? Giving your team commands such as cover me or to protect something seem to have little to no affect on what your fellow squad mates decide to target. The end of the game is just spam, the enemy spams units, so many with such terrible AI they just crash into you alot. Worse is when hit your ship shakes making it impossible to target whats hitting you, worse is there is no directional damage telling you what direction to move away from. The game may be dated meaning that odd squares or other things that look like their just well a square fire and kill you, other parts the graphics are fine which is odd.

Trying to like this game just ends with resentment for even wasting time on it.
Rating: 1/10 Value: $0.99
Posted: July 10
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Can't invert axis.

Typing "jarjar" in the cheat code box inverts the axis, but it also inverts left/right, which is even worse.

0/10 would not buy again
Posted: May 1
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4 of 8 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
I currently can't recommend this. Not only is it a bit glitchy, leading to trouble with the functionality, but it also seems virtually impossible to play with just a keyboard and mouse. It might be at least genuinely playable with a joystick, but as I don't have one, I can't really comment on that. All I know is, if there's no mention of a joystick being required, then I generally expect a computer game to at least be truly playable with the basic keyboard and mouse set-up, even if it might play even better with a different set-up.
Posted: June 22
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Extreme dissapointment. I remember playing this game on the PS2, man those were some good times.
I noticed that it was on sale for $4.99, sweet deal right? I get to relive some nostalgia and play a game that I know aged well.

However, the thing that sold me was "Partial controller support" That makes sense, there were analog controls on the PS2/Xbox, of course it would support a controller.

And it does! Kind of... not really. When you boot the game up you'll find yourself staring at a little configuration screen, like a launcher of sorts. However in this launcher there is an area to configure your gamepads controlls, or in my case a "Windows controller" One of the Xbox 360 controllers that has windows drivers built in.

The configuration screen isn't very complicated except that the controlls are written in numbers with very little description and no control-map.

I messed around with it a little bit, but in the end the left thumb stick does all of the flying.. Up down left and right, while the right joystick handles camera movement, but only X axis, not Y. This makes flying nearly impossible.

I attempted to use the keyboard controlls but man were they horrible, the fire key and the boost key are default the same.

All in all I give it a big fat 0/10.
Posted: September 15
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2 of 5 people (40%) found this review helpful
5.3 hrs on record
fun source of nastalgia, i sucked as a kid and i still suck. gameplay is ok, but nothing special
Posted: May 2
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2 of 5 people (40%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Wouldn't even touch with a 10-foot lightsaber.
Posted: June 11
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
3.5 hrs on record
Horrid controls. Very Arcady. Full of glitches and incredibly short. I beat the game in 3 hours. The Final mission was the worst you spend upwards of 5 minutes traversing inside a trade federation ship flying after a mercenary ship that takes 100000 blaster bolts to kill and is only killed after a certain amount of time passes his death triggered by the event of Anakin skywalker blowing up the vessel from the inside. Then I thought I escaped the Federation ship to discover I had entered another dimension technically still inside the ship. I was half way back to naboo when I realized the mission wasnt going to end and only half of the trade federation construction was behind me with its interior showing. Due to glitches missions like the final mission took multiple tries. Most missions were destroying droid star fighters and tanks before they could do harm to something that was on your side like allied transports and turrets and overall most of the missions were just an utter bore.
Posted: May 4
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 19
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3 of 8 people (38%) found this review helpful
411.1 hrs on record
This game has aged decently, and it's evident in it's visuals. If you can get past the early 2000s look of the game, you'll find yourself playing on of the tightest aircraft simulators out there. Sure, it says Starfighter, but once you get down to it, it really is just an aircraft simulator in a similiar vein to Tom Clancys HAWX. Well worth the $1.50 I paid for it, and would suggest to fans of Star Wars with a controller.
Posted: May 4
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1 of 4 people (25%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
crap game controls are inverted 2/10 pahntom menace sucked ♥♥♥
Posted: May 7
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1 of 4 people (25%) found this review helpful
4.5 hrs on record

I think its a good game... sadly its unplayable...
there are no options to change the sensetivity or the resolution...

also i find it hard to see the enemies...

it is a good game but its hard to play (for the wrong reasons)
Posted: May 2
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