Star Wars gets bundled

LucasArts to sell five of its biggest sci-fi hits from the last five years in one PC package; Galaxies trial also included.

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As highly regarded as the Indiana Jones and Monkey Island franchises might be, the name of LucasArts has become synonymous with Star Wars. The game publisher is packaging some of the reasons for that together in a five-game bundle of Star Wars PC releases from the last five years, it announced today.

Star Wars: The Best of PC will include multiple takes on the sci-fi franchise, including Star Wars: Empire at War (real-time strategy), Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (role-playing game), Star Wars Republic Commando (squad-based tactical shooter) Star Wars: Battlefront (team-based shooter), and Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast (traditional first-person shooter). LucasArts is also including a 14-day trial of the massively multiplayer online role-playing game Star Wars Galaxies in the package.

Star Wars: The Best of PC will be available this holiday season for $39.99. All of the games in the package are rated T for Teen.

Discussion

107 comments
shadow99999999
shadow99999999

the down side is that i dont think you can use cheats on a few games or downloads because i cant use the map maker thing for star wars empire at war when i try it says that i dont have it on my pc and i dont know why so

FOBlO
FOBlO

Wow, great price for great games.

Draconis
Draconis

I was at wal-mart and they had this in their bargain bin for $5.99 so I picked up a copy

jbstark720
jbstark720

These games all kick! Only reason I'm rating this 9.5 is cause LucasArts put BF1 insteaad of 2. I could compare the SWG trial, however, to a piece of [insert whatever you hate most here]. P.S. JK2 and KotOR are the best in the pack!!

SimonKnight
SimonKnight

I remember seeing this at Best Buy one time and thinking, "This would've been a great bundle if not for one thing...I bought all of the games on the day they came out." Great bundle though, all of the games are great.

irelevent
irelevent

i have this, and it's a great bundle,and will keep you entertained for quite a while for just 39.99$

Overlord07
Overlord07

i got this and its so cool ive never actually played a shotter on a computer before but it will be ok

Robot_Vampire
Robot_Vampire

This is sweet and it's going in my local shop for £20. :)

joshff8
joshff8

The greatest game deal I've ever seen, aside from the Barbie Horses and Neopets game boy advance bundle at Best Buy for $9.99.

Adam_the_Nerd
Adam_the_Nerd

Great, but the Galaxies trial, well galaxies sucks aSSSSSS

RorshachV
RorshachV

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swimmer33
swimmer33

I bought it. Its like the greatest deal in the history of the world. $40, for 5 games. =D

100594
100594

This pack is the best. I just got it awihile ago! My favorite games in that packet is Star Wars Republic commando and Satr Wars Battlefront. I still like the other ones though. Esspecially sense thier all online games too!

dorakin
dorakin

Overall, JK2 is the best game in the pack. I've always wanted to play it. Battlefront's alright, kotor's great, empire at war is pretty good, and republic commando is sweet. But JK2 still rocks. Oh yeah, in the bundle, I got a free frisbee for my dog in the form of the Galaxies trial. Some deal, eh?

Verylongshanks
Verylongshanks

I played KotOR on my Xbox and a demo of Battlefront, but I don't own either. I was out looking for EaW when I ran into this fine collection. Needless to say I bought the collection instead. I'm happy to replay KotOR and try EaW and the rest. This SW fan has just picked up his best Christmas gift of the season. I will, however, ignore the 14 day trial.

Mercanis
Mercanis

That there is a mighty fine looking bundle. Except for Battlefront, of course.

toastycrumbs
toastycrumbs

WOW! this is great! i have KOTOR, but its scratched and not really working. i had battle front but it got killed by my desk chair. and i have always wanted to play republic comando and outcast! YaY!!!

doughboy334
doughboy334

i bought it at bestbuy during the black friday madness. Believe it or not, I don't own any of these games, but I heard good things about KOTOR and I tried the demo for Empires at War and it was decent. I already have Battlefront II for PC (which no one plays, wonder why LucasArts put I instead of II in the bundle...). And I'm not touching Galaxies within a mile radius.

_Sam_
_Sam_

that's cool! I didn't know about this

taggerung000
taggerung000

pretty cool lol i was planning on getting empire at war, but i think i can hold off another month or so to get more then one game :P

ebax7588
ebax7588

That's a great deal for 40 bucks!

MichaelMorbid
MichaelMorbid

SW: Empire at War -- Worth it... SW: Knights of the Old Republic -- Well worth it... SW: Republic Commando -- Not so much... Star Wars: Battlefront -- Not so much... JK II: Outcast -- Well worth it... SW: Galaxies -- Not even worth installing. Strange that KOTOR II wasn't added... The KOTOR series and the Jedi Knight series are really the only redeeming games in a long string of bad Star Wars games. Empire at War isn't too bad, but it's sad when an new and improved RTS can't break the Starcraft Barrier. Don't even waste your time with Galaxies though. Great concept, piss poor execution.

flubagalub
flubagalub

Wow, 5 games for the price of one... well, maybe two, since they're kind of old and cheaper now. I don't have any of these games! I have demos for EaW and JK: JO, and I've played battlefront, but I don't actually own any of them.

racerx737
racerx737

i probably won't buy it but it sounds like a pretty good deal for 40 bucks

crazymadman
crazymadman

This Finally Gives Me a Reason To Buy Empire at War... YAY!!!!!!

Scammeleon
Scammeleon

I agree with MCarlozzi, nut this is still a nice retro-ish bundle for the fans.

brila
brila

I must have this bundle. :)

CodingGenius
CodingGenius moderator

That is amazing! I only have KOTOR and Battefront for the XBox, so I will think seriously about this bundle.

MCarlozzi
MCarlozzi

Anybody wanting to buy bundle has probably bought them in the past or at least played them already. This is an inventory control tactic for the older games and marketing strategy for the failing SWG. Hopefully they will come out with some winners in calendar year 07

Dace67
Dace67

Why do people think you can't play TIE Fighter on XP? With XP's backwards compatibility mode and software like DOSBox, you can play pretty much any game. All you have to do is try (or at the very least look on Google).

TheVelvet
TheVelvet

Well I have two of those games, but I will probably buy it for the other 3

mike_baks
mike_baks

Tie Fighter and X-Wing are the best Star Wars games ever!!! They need to re-release these games for Windows XP systems! But i will only play Tie-Fighter if they include the original Tie-Fighter soundtrack! p.s. X-wing vs Tie-Fighter and X-Wing Alliance (mediocre effects and full of mistakes) were both horrible...a sad ending to a great series.

DesRed
DesRed

Quite a good list of games here. Hopefully, it will sell well. ;)

Sithlord
Sithlord

I own all but 1 (Star Wars Battlefront). This is an amazing deal for anyone that has not picked up some of these games. I am curious though, why bundle all of these games together? Did they not sell well at retail? Or are they trying to get more cash for game development?

Britesparc
Britesparc

This is quite a good pack, because all of these games are pretty decent, marking (arguably) a return to form after a long period of sub-par SW games. However, I shan't buy it, as I've already got KOTOR and Jedi Knight. But I agree with AngryNarn - we need a proper update of X-Wing/TIE Fighter. Maybe X-Wing Vs. TIE Fighter 2?

AngryNarn
AngryNarn

Looks like a good deal if you haven't played many of those. I'm a little disappointed that LucasArts has yet to release a WIndows XP friendly version of Tie Fighter though. :(

Lum_Yatsura
Lum_Yatsura

The only one of those I don't have is Republic Commando. That game happens to be quite difficult to find in stores locally...

BounceDK
BounceDK

Nice package if you don't have most of them. I have 4/5 so I won't be getting it.

DeuxHero
DeuxHero

hmm geting RC EAW and BF in one package ( i own JO) this might be good news seeign as how i just got a pc that can play games that where released in the last 4 years

white_sox
white_sox

Sweet, thats a great compiliation

the_real_VIP
the_real_VIP

eternal_dragon0: There's a sequel for Republic Commando? Haven't heard of. I just hope these will be on DVD-ROMs. CD-ROMs is really a bad idea for softwares over 700MB. North America is the only place where some softwares over 700MB are still on multiple CD-ROMs while the rest of the world has definitely opted for DVD-ROM.

eternal_dragon0
eternal_dragon0

What's the point of giving you a load of outdated games? Even if it's for 10 bucks, it's still just a bunch of games that'll collect dust. Out of the 5, only EAW is worth playing, since KOTOR and Republic Commando already has sequels out which have better graphics and specs. I'd rather they'd bundled EAW and the expansion for 40 bucks.

temujin23
temujin23

Can claim "Best of... " is they don't somehow get X-Wing, Tie-Fighter in there.

WARxSnake
WARxSnake

i really feel sorry for LucasArts and hope they will start making some good games again. star wars 2007 im looking at you. i was volunteering at the ADAPT 2006 conference in montreal canada where all the movie and some game buffs were there (syd mead, Scott Robertson, Lucasarts/ILM) they showed off SW 2007 technology and it was really impressive they also showed indiana jones in action which was cool too but the bugs were still very obvious.