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Star Wars Starfighter
Sony Playstation 2
Lucas Arts Entertainment

In this spectacular-looking game from Lucas Arts, you get to fly 14-plus missions as a starfighter, encountering many difficult scenarios. This game is hard as hell, but not surprisingly, it’s damn good-looking. You can choose between three pilots, and you get to fly 20 different ships. The plot is that the fighter pilots are trying to save the planet Naboo. It’s fun, but I’m waiting anxiously for a game this good featuring Luke Skywalker and Han Solo blowing up the Death Star. There are no instantly recognizable figures from the Star Wars universe in this one, but it won’t stop you from having fun. If you like flight simulator games and have a penchant for blowing things up, this one’s for you.