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TIE Fighter: Total Conversion might just be the perfect mod

TIE Fighter: Total Conversion might just be the perfect mod

Spotlight on mods

This article first appeared in PC Gamer Review issue 362 in October 2021, as part of our “Mod Spotlight” series. Every month we explore cool new mods that breathe new life – or just inject a little chaos – into our favorite games.

It can be hard to go back to play a game you loved years ago. Sometimes the nostalgia is strong enough to overlook things like aging graphics, tiny sound, and fewer features we’ve grown accustomed to with modern games. But sometimes, no matter how much you enjoyed a game in the past, it’s just too hard to go back to it after so many years, or even decades, have passed.

And it can be particularly difficult to convince other people to play a game from a few decades ago. I can tell people until I’m blue in the face that LucasArts’ TIE Fighter air combat simulator from 1994 is not only one of the best Star Wars games of all time, but it’s one of the best games of all time, period. It’s a real classic. Unfortunately, these days it also feels like a classic. It’s really, really old. I think if you weren’t playing it then, you’re unlikely to be playing it now.