GOG marks May the Fourth with an 'Everything Star Wars' sale

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The fourth of May is almost upon us, and you know what that means: The official start of summer will be only 48 days away! It is also, for some reason, the catalyst for a Star Wars sale (opens in new tab) on GOG, which is now offering up to 77 percent off on games including Battlefront 2, Empire at War, KOTOR and KOTOR 2, and Republic Commando. 

The "up to" qualifier is important because, as GOG explained in a follow-up email, it initially launched the sale with the discount applied across the board, to all its Star Wars games. That's why, if you jumped into the sale as soon as it went live and decided to come back later to make your purchases, the prices on some of the games in the sale may be a little higher than you remember. 

Sale highlights as chosen by me include Battlefront 2 for $2, X-Wing and TIE Fighter Special Editions for $4 each, the Empire At War Gold Pack for $5, Republic Commando for $2, and—let's consult our 2015 list of the best Star Wars games of all time for inspiration—we'll go with Dark Forces for $1.   

GOG's Everything Star Wars sale is live now and runs until 3 am PT/6 am ET on May 12.   

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.