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The 100 Greatest Games | 53 | Tie Fighter

YEAR: 1994     FORMAT: PC

The 100 Greatest Games | 53 | Tie Fighter


While soaring around as part of the rebellion was certainly fun in X-Wing, when you get right down to it everyone wants to be the bad guy. Tie Fighter put you in the flightsuit of a recent recruit in the Imperial Navy, carrying out missions for the Empire in a way that always managed to make the ends justify the means. In terms of both gameplay and graphics it was light years ahead of its predecessor and deployed the much vaunted gouraud shading to breathe new life into the polygonal star destroyers. As a sci-fi flight sim, Tie Fighter was unparalleled and while the follow-up, X-Wing Alliance, proved more accomplished, there's never been anything quite like flying overwatch as the Imperial CAG.

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An intriguing side-plot where you ran secondary objectives for a secret society loyal to the Emperor. The story comes to a head when an Imperial schism (did Lucas really clear that?) saw your wing men turn nasty, dubbing you the Emperor's stool pigeon before trying to blow you out of the sky.

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