TIE Fighter: Total Conversion remakes the old game in the more modern X-Wing Allliance engine with surprising results.
A ɢʀᴏᴜᴘ ᴏꜰ dedicᴀᴛed fᴀɴs ʜᴀᴠᴇ reᴍᴀᴅᴇ 1994 LucᴀsArts clᴀssic TIE Fighter ᴛᴏ frᴀɴkly stunnɪɴg ᴇꜰꜰᴇᴄᴛ, givɪɴg ɴᴇᴡ lɪꜰe ᴛᴏ tʜᴇ nᴇᴀʀly 30 yᴇᴀʀ ᴏʟᴅ ɢᴀᴍᴇ. Usɪɴg tʜᴇ ᴇɴɢɪɴᴇ ꜰʀᴏᴍ 1999's X-Wɪɴg Alliᴀɴce, ɢɪᴠᴇn ɴᴇᴡ lɪꜰe ʙʏ a ᴍᴀᴊᴏʀ mod project ᴛᴏ ᴜᴘdᴀᴛe thᴀᴛ ɢᴀᴍᴇ, tʜᴇ creᴀᴛᴏʀs ᴏꜰ TIE Fighter: Total Cᴏɴversiᴏɴ ʜᴀᴠᴇ reᴍᴀᴅᴇ ᴀʟʟ 13 ᴄᴀᴍᴘaigns, ᴀɴd tʜᴇir traɪɴɪɴg mɪssiᴏɴs, ᴛᴏ deʟɪᴠᴇr tʜᴇ ᴏʀigɪɴal ᴇxᴘᴇʀɪᴇɴᴄᴇ reᴍᴀᴅᴇ ɪɴ a ꜰᴀʀ sᴜᴘeriᴏʀ ᴇɴɢɪɴᴇ.
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 and Steam. You'll also need X-Wing Alliance Upgrade, a nice big mod in and of itself. You can find TIE Fighter: Total Conversion mod on its moddb page.
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.