Star Wars: The Best Of PC Bundle Announced

LucasArts today announced that, for the first time ever, five of the greatest Star Wars® games for the personal computer, plus a free 14-day trial of Star Wars Galaxies, will be packaged together in Star Wars: The Best of PC. This exciting new compilation will be released this month, and will be available only for the holiday 2006 season for a suggested price of $39.99.

Star Wars: The Best of PC features titles from some of the most popular videogame franchises ever released. Combined, the games have sold millions of copies worldwide and, for the first time, are available in one box. Included in Star Wars: The Best of PC are: Star Wars®: Empire at War™, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic®, Star Wars Battlefront™, Star Wars Jedi Knight® II: Jedi Outcast™, and Star Wars Republic Commando™. In addition, a 14-day trial of the popular online experience, Star Wars Galaxies®, is included in the package.

"Hundreds of hours of Star Wars gameplay, spanning many different genres, can be found in Star Wars: The Best of PC, making it the perfect holiday gift for any Star Wars fan, or any PC gamer," said Nancy MacIntyre, vice president of global sales and marketing for LucasArts. "Every kind of gameplay is available in The Best of PC, from fast-paced action, to tactical, real-time strategy, to engaging role-playing. It's all here, it's all PC, and it's all Star Wars."

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This is the best of the PC? I would've gone with:

X-Wing
TIE Fighter
X-Wing vs TIE Fighter
X-Wing Alliance
Dark Forces
Dark Forces 2: Jedi Knight (sorry, JK2:JO sucked donkey balls)
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic

I found out about this game pack a while ago, was surprised to see its announcement here. Although the press release is dated the 15th play.com have had the package in their 'coming soon' section for PC.

http://www.play.com/Games/PC/4-/3271227/Be...rs/Product.html

The other strange thing is that Jedi Academy has been listed as in the package instead of Jedi Knight 2: Jedi Outcast. I guess we should believe the press release but personally I'd rather see Jedi Academy in the package, the online multiplayer is worth the game alone. Anyways collection looks great.

The only game I really remember from those is JKII, which was a pretty damn good game.

But still, $39.99 is a very good price for all of that, regardless of whether or not it truly is the best of their PC games.

No, JK2 was a lot more enjoyable. The saber fights in JK1 are random/by luck, unlike in JK2/Jedi Academy, you can control your attacks and link them to make saber combos.

I have no idea why people say JK1 was better than JK2. Sure, JK2 was short, but it had a superior engine (Q3A>GOB crap), better designed levels, and The Force powers weren't as buggy. The only thing JK1 has going for it is the cutscenes.

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No, JK2 was a lot more enjoyable. The saber fights in JK1 are random/by luck, unlike in JK2/Jedi Academy, you can control your attacks and link them to make saber combos.

I have no idea why people say JK1 was better than JK2. Sure, JK2 was short, but it had a superior engine (Q3A>GOB crap), better designed levels, and The Force powers weren't as buggy. The only thing JK1 has going for it is the cutscenes.

Heh. So you're on the reasons JK2 was dumbed down. Saber battles in JK1 were not based on luck. The good players that used the saber knew what they were doing. I don't know if you were a no force or full force player, but the saber was a critical weapon in every game; what separated the good from the bad were the ones that knew how to use it. It was an extremely powerful weapon (JK2 made the saber to be a glowing whiffle bat).

The Sith engine didn't bother me, as it was superior to Q3A in most areas. Sorry, I'm not a fan of Carmack's engines.

JK1's force powers were buggy? The only thing I could think that would be considered a "bug" is supergrip, but that was later revealed as a "working as intended" force power.

My biggest beef with JK2 was that it wasn't a sequel. Sequels build off the games they follow. JK2 threw everything out the window and started from scratch. Had JK2 not been called JK2, many players (myself included) wouldn't have a problem with it. Also, Raven did a crappy job of "developing" the game. At release, the game had potential. Every patch thereafter removed that potential.

The player numbers speak for themselves. JK2 started with quite a few players, and then they dwindled down to nothing after only a few months. JK1, on the other hand, had more players in its third year than JK2 did in six months.

Wow, this collection is lame. No TIE fighter? No Rogue Squadron? How can you call it "best of PC" if you don't include the two best Star Wars PC games?