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Here's a stunning mod that remakes the original TIE Fighter

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A group of dedicated fans have remade 1994 LucasArts classic TIE Fighter (opens in new tab) to frankly stunning effect, giving new life to the nearly 30 year old game. Using the engine from 1999's X-Wing Alliance, given new life by a major mod project to update that game, the creators of TIE Fighter: Total Conversion have remade all 13 campaigns, and their training missions, to deliver the original experience remade in a far superior engine. 

Between the classic campaigns, some 104 missions, and a new suite of reimagined campaign missions, the mod has 145 unique missions to play. It also supports VR, courtesy of the X-Wing Alliance Upgrade project, and sports both a remastered and original MIDI soundtrack.

To boot up the mod you'll need a copy of X-Wing Alliance, which is available various places games are sold like GOG (opens in new tab) and Steam (opens in new tab). You'll also need X-Wing Alliance Upgrade (opens in new tab), a nice big mod in and of itself. You can find TIE Fighter: Total Conversion mod on its moddb page. (opens in new tab)

If you're interested in TIE Fighter, go check out our in-depth feature about the making of one of the best Star Wars games ever released. (opens in new tab)

Jonathan Bolding

Jon Bolding is a games writer and critic with an extensive background in strategy games. When he's not on his PC, he can be found playing every tabletop game under the sun.