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.
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Mixed (313 reviews) - 46% of the 313 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jan 21, 2002

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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
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Mixed (313 reviews)
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( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 17
My PC’s too good to run this game, I get an average of 1500fps with a maximum of at 1697fps, sometimes it lags and drops down to around 1300fps.
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( 14.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 16
There are days when I want to feel like a boss in Star Wars vehicles that fly and this game delivers on that.

It's old, it has dated graphics (but still pretty nice, actually), and it's almos pointless without a controller, but it's still awesome if you played this as a kid.

If you have a joystick, then it makes it a bazillion times better. Pulling an inverted drift Top Gun style in this game is so much more satisfying with a joystick.
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( 15.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 9
Not sure if it is from my pc, but the cutscenes are not working for me :(.

I finished it, and everytime i finish a level, i go to youtube to watch the cutscenes :(
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( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 5
As fun as I remember. Just good mindless shooting.
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( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 22
♥♥♥♥♥♥ controls
♥♥♥♥♥♥ visuals
♥♥♥♥♥♥ game

At least it's Star Wars

But it's based on the Phantom Menace

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( 2.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 19
controls are bad, graphics suck, low res... dont!!!! buy!!! this is worse than jar jar binks!!!!
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( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 7
A DOGFIGHTER SPACE GAME that so far has given me no way to uninvert controls... Not the smartest move.
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( 4.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 3
Got this game as part of a May the Fourth bundle. You play the role of Rhys Darrows, a pilot with Naboo's Royal Guard during the events of The Phantom Menace, as well as his allies-of-convenience Nym the pirate and Vanna the mercenary, and are fighting against the droid armies of the Trade Federation. For the Queen! For honor! For glory! For good old-fashioned revenge!

The flight interface works fairly smoothly once you figure out what all of the keyboard/controller commands are. The first level is a tutorial, but it doesn't specify what all of your command options are, which can be very frustrating. To configure your controls, you need to use the launcher menu that appears before Starfighter actually launches. It lets you set your control bindings to whatever you want, and at the same time does what the actual game does not: tells you everything that you are capable of doing.

If you're looking for depth of story or revolutionary takes on the Star Wars universe, Starfighter is no KOTOR. It's a campy and basic flight simulator that lets you blow up robots. It's kind of refreshing in that it doesn't focus on Force-users for a change- you're just a normal guy who volunteered for the military and got sucked into a bunch of craziness and two freelancers who really aren't interested in anything more than getting rich and getting even with the Trade Federation.

Having said all of this, I did enjoy Starfighter for what it is. It's a nice way to kill some time without having to spend hours. You go in, blow stuff up, and walk away THE HERO. Just make sure that when you're flying as Nym, you remember to pull up after you launch the Havoc's energy bombs, or the only sha'buir that will wind up dead is you.

7/10, would shoot robots again.
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( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 1
Controls are clunky and it is hard to see the enemy fighters, the clunky controls alone make this game very difficult to play, I quit after .9 hours. Waste of 6 bucks, not worth your money, if you want a good fighter simulater, play World of Airships, its free and way better than this s**t.
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407 of 503 people (81%) found this review helpful
507 people found this review funny
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 30, 2015
The controls are cancer. You can't change them. Flying is harder than it should be.

And I'd know, I used to bullseye womp rats in my T-16 back home.
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64 of 71 people (90%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 19, 2014
It's not the best Star Wars title out there, but it is one that hits me at heart. I use to play this on the PS2 when I was younger, and it was the FIRST PS2 game I ever owned. Nostalgia hit me hard when I saw Steam had this and had no choice but to by and play. I don't regret it. It's a game I have had a lot of fin playing, and the only thing that could make it better is if Jedi Starfighter became available.

Basic concept of the game you play in three different ships running through various missions during the timeline of just before and during Episode I: The Pahntom Menace. You can win fairly easily, combat is okay but ONLY if you have a controller or joystick. It's difficult to manuever your hand as the game asks you to, since rolling left and right to keep yourself straight is the E and Q keys. Either have something on standby, or change the config before you tear your hair out trying to play the game.

I'd rank the game on a personal level of a 6 or 7. It's fun if you don't mind spending the money, just don't expect endless hours of replay value, maybe just a small handful. Still a decent game in my opinion for fans of flight simulators and or Star Wars.
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49 of 56 people (88%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 28, 2015
People did not like The Phantom Menace much, so this game was already at a disadvantage as it came out.
Combine that with clunky controls that are hard to set up to work halfway intuitively. My play sessions consisted of a single mission, maybe two, at a time and every time I started up the game I rebound the keys ever so slightly to make them slightly better for me.
By the time the final mission rolled around I was finally pleased with how it felt, and the game was entirely enjoyable.

The plot isn't anything special, but it's sufficiently seeped in Star Wars lore that it was entertaining for me. It features a cast of three new characters experiencing the invasion of Naboo and getting caught up in the conflict. Missions are split up about 50/50 between planetary battles and space battles, but you are always in one of the three titular Starfighters. Each character has his/her own ship, which controls slightly differently and has different secondary weapons and looks.

It's not the huge budget movie tie-in you might be used to, but those also tend to be very bad.
If you're patient enough to jump in and out to tweak the controls to work for you and have some fondness for Star Wars that at least somewhat extends to the prequel trilogy this might be a fun title to pick up.
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31 of 34 people (91%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 4
READ ME: How to rebind the buttons!

Everyone that say you can't rebind the buttons in this game are wrong, but you can't rebind the buttons in-game, instead you have to do it in the "pre-loader"-thingy.

When you click on the icon to start the game it brings up a Small selection screen,

Instead choose:
Options --> Configuration Options --> (wait) --> Select tab: Keyboard
Now you just have to click in the desired field and then press the button you want, you can clear the field with Alt+Del.

Pro tip:
#1: Abandon all thoughts on using the mouse! (you can do it but it's crap).
#2: Don't rebind all buttons to around WASD, (flying a Naboo N-1 Starfighter is a job for 2 hands!).
#3: Don't use: WASD, instead use: ESDF it allows for more "secondary buttons" around your fingers.
#4: If you have a numpad I suggest you use that for the other hand.
#5: While you are in the options menu you can also change the resolution to fit your screen.
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29 of 31 people (94%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 9, 2014
Are you looking for an arcade-y space combat game? Then yes, play this. In a world where space combat sims grew on trees, I might say this game was too mediocre to recommend, but in a world where this genre has been in hibernation for a decade, and Rogue Squadron doesn't work on any computer newer than Windows 98, it's hard to pass this one up.

You get to fly three different ships. One is a bomber, in which you'll do a lot of airstrikes and ground based targets. One is a dogfighting specialist, with totally awesome and totally OP homings lasers. The last is the N-1 as seen in Episode 1, a powerful all around fighter.

Mechanically, the game is solid, with one exception: the ridiculous camera shake whenever you get hit by anything. Which makes it almost impossible to react meaningfully if you're ever under attack, so you usually take several more hits as a consequence.

The game's biggest issues come from level design, though. Some missions are straightforward and fun. However sometimes the difficulty ramps up for what usually feels like ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥t reasons, in most cases an over-abundance of tanks or turrets that are way too accurate, do way too much damage, and make your camera shake like a maraca. And then there are friendlies you have to escort that have no interest in their own survival. There's one mission towards the end that starts out positively frantic, then you spend the rest of the mission boredly waiting for NPCs slowly move down a path. Basically, the mission design is totally inconsistent in terms of fun and the difficulty curve is whack, which is a shame because you end up spending more time retrying the frustrating bits than you do enjoying the fun parts.

The story is shoddy, but serviceable. It's not well developed, and the dialog is lacking, but you can tell what they were going for, and it doesn't get in the way. Some parts rely on the movie to fill in what would be huge gaps. And yes, the plot is focused largely on the invasion of Naboo, so if you can't handle the stink of Episode 1, then don't bother, but that really shouldn't be the reason to avoid this game.

There are also some unlockable bonus missions, and mission medals to earn if you want more from the game. It's just the right amount of extras, IMO.

The graphics show their age, but there's nothing to complain about.

Like most games in this genre, you really want a joystick, but a console controller will do. Mouse and keyboard will NOT. Note: You can't rebind keys or change other options from in the game, but you can do it from the Windows game launcher that opens before the actual game starts up. Which is kind of annoying.

This review probably sounds pretty negative, but overall the game is fun. There's just not much to say about it aside from the complaints. You fly a spaceship and blow up other spaceships, what more do you want?
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39 of 51 people (76%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
25.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 13, 2015
The game's basic premise is: Shoot spaceships. Don't crash into the ground. Don't let people shoot you.

graphics aren't the best but it's a fun game to pass time.

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29 of 35 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 23, 2015
I've been wanting to play this again for quite some time and found it on Steam for dirt cheap. All in all, gameplay runs good, XBOX controller works great, flying is a breeze, just as I remember from back in the day. Some people might call the graphics a bit dated, so what? They hold up quite well and Its still one of the best space flght battlers ever IMO.

There is one major problem though, a lot of people are getting this annoying as hell screen flickering during the opening logos as well as during the cinematic cutscenes. The rest of the game is good, no flickering during actual gameplay or minor cutscenes. I'm on Windows 10 Home 64bit and I've tried everything to to take out the flickering. I've done Compatibilty Mode for every system, I've looked to the forums but got more questions than answers, searched for patches, there are none. I can still play the game just fine, and maybe I'm nitpicking a bit, but it would be great if someone could figure this mess out. Still 8\10 from me.
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51 of 73 people (70%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 25, 2015
I hate not reccomending this, as I used to love this game more than I did Starfox back in the day.

There is nothing wrong with the's still the same awesome console game...but this is a very lazy port from a console to PC. the lack of being able to change controls, and whatever the heck is wrong with the intro and cutscenes is what makes the game a letdown.

I couldn't fix whatever causes my PC to shudder during cutscenes and I'm guessing its because the game is old...though I can load other older games just fine. I'll just blame that on George Lucas I guess. There's also a few fixes that may/may not work on inverting the axis and changing controls. Look to the forums for those fixes and best of luck.

I got the game in a bundle so I can't gripe too much. I can't play it, but it wasn't why I bought the bundle, so nothing lost, nothing gained. However I can't reccomend this to people planning to pay for it and play it, because they probably won't get the experience they were hoping for.
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56 of 85 people (66%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 7, 2013
Its fun. But not really a game you would play for a long period of time.

I remember playing this on PS2 years and years back xD

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22 of 28 people (79%) found this review helpful
14.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 6, 2014
An arcade space shooter set in the prequel universe, specifically around the time of Episode 1. Gameplay is pretty fun with 3 different ships in various missions. Extra bonus goals help increase the longevity of the game's 15 missions and make it a real challenge.
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