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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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
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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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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3 of 3 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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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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31 of 36 people (86%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
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.
Posted: January 19
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