Star Wars Starfighter: Special Edition Xbox

Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
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  1. A dynamic, well-crafted combat flight simulator. The action is stunning, and the game is an absolute joy to play.
  2. A must own for fans of the space combat genre, or Star Wars fans.
  3. 90
    The hook of the Xbox version is that the multiplayer missions are playable from the beginning, and new games like Tag and Detonator Drop have been added.
  4. From the ships to the explosions to the environments, you'll see more and better textures, and you'll definitely feel a more completeness in the graphics that was missing on the PS2.
  5. One of the best, if not the best, console Star Wars space combat games to date.
  6. Next Generation Magazine
    80
    It’s a blast to play while it lasts. [Jan 2002, p.35]
  7. I suppose that my favorite feature is the lack of performance issues thanks to the Xbox's more than ample hardware.
  8. The LucasArts console curse is officially over. Oh yeah. Jar Jar is nowhere to be found.
  9. Game Informer
    80
    Still solid, but it's no "Rogue Leader." [Dec 2001, p.109]
  10. 78
    The additional multiplayer modes, bonus missions and new unlockable ships, even if it is Darth Maul's, don’t add enough novelty for anybody that's played this game on the PS2 already. It's a similar dilemma to "Tony Hawk 2x."
  11. A solid game with a few extras thrown in for good measure. Despite its arcade style of play and limited depth, this is one game that can be enjoyed by most everyone throughout the galaxy.
  12. Starfighter SE will not astound you with mind-blowing graphics and innovation, but as a wise man once said, it's "a reasonably solid debut title."

Awards & Rankings

#25 Most Discussed Xbox Game of 2001
User Score
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User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Mutatedkangaroo
    Jun 4, 2005
    8
    This game is pretty good. IT has decent replay value, but it is nothing compared to Halo.
  2. WhiteWarrior
    Mar 30, 2004
    7
    Die hard Star Wars fans will absolutely love the music and sound effects. The graphics are better than average but certainly not what should Die hard Star Wars fans will absolutely love the music and sound effects. The graphics are better than average but certainly not what should be expected from the Xbox.There is no sense of speed, (considering your in a starfighter!) but the gameplay and controlls are pretty decent.There is a good amount of things to unlock in the game, and there's also a multiplayer option.The game is worth getting and has good replay value, but it's certainly not a legend. Full Review »
  3. BillG.
    Mar 28, 2002
    10
    Buy this game or I'll buy out the company you work for and make you buy it. Buy my Xbox too, and all my software. Including the 8 Buy this game or I'll buy out the company you work for and make you buy it. Buy my Xbox too, and all my software. Including the 8 versions of Windows I plan on releasing this month. Windows in a green box, Windows with gum, Windows Me+, Windows redhat linux knockoff, Windows rip, Windows 95 II, and Windows certificate expires in a week. Full Review »