Lucasfilm Games formed to investigate the capabilities of the Atari 2600 and 5200. Intended as a research and development project, the group's work resulted in the company's first two games, BallBlazer® and Rescue on Fractalus®, both of which would release in 1984.
1984 -- 1986
Lucasfilm Games officially announced in January 1984.
Early titles, such as Ballblazer (1984), Rescue on Fractalus (1984), Koronis Rift (1985), Labyrinth (1986), PHM Pegasus (1986), and Strike Fleet (1987) developed by Lucasfilm Games for publication by other companies.
LucasArts leads the move from parser-driven interfaces to the "point-and-click" interface popular today with its new story engine, SCUMM (Script Creation Utility for Maniac Mansion). SCUMM is constantly being enhanced with every round of games.
Maniac Mansion® launches the SCUMM story system and receives acclaim for its innovative point-and-click interface, zany humor and contemporary story line. Players are student heroes off to rescue their favorite cheerleader from a mad scientist in a bizarre Victorian mansion. In 1990, Maniac Mansion is licensed to Jaleco for the Nintendo Entertainment System, and with Atlantis Films Limited and The Family Channel, Lucasfilm brings Maniac Mansion to television.
With the National Geographic Society and the California State Department of Education, LucasArts develops GTV (Geographic TV), an interactive multimedia product that teaches American history to middle school students. National Geographic has since added two sequels to the popular product: Planetary Manager and The People.
Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders®, chock full of wild one-liners, twisty puzzles and memorable characters, casts players in the role of a tabloid journalist who discovers a conspiracy among aliens to render us terminally stupid.
Battlehawks 1942®, the first in a trilogy of WWII air combat simulators, straps the player into the pilot's seat of six classic American and Japanese war planes during four pivotal air battles in the Pacific Theater.
LucasArts creates Life Story: The Race for the Double Helix, a prototype multimedia program that examines the discovery and structure of DNA. The materials are drawn from a BBC documentary on James Watson and Frances Crick, the discoverers of DNA, and stars actor Jeff Goldblum. LucasArts developed the prototype with Apple Computer's Multimedia Lab, the Smithsonian Institute and Adrian Malone Productions. Wings for Life completed Life Story and made the product available to schools in 1992. The prototype won the gold medal for instruction at the 1989 International Film and Television Festival of New York.
Indiana Jones® and the Last Crusade marks the first time LucasArts interprets a Lucasfilm movie for interactive entertainment. An action version of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade is developed as a companion product to the graphic adventure.
In Their Finest Hour: The Battle of Britain®, players fly English fighters and German warplanes over a geographically accurate English coastline and relive historically-correct combat missions during WWII.
Pipe Dream® is a fast-paced spatial strategy game in which players construct a pipeline with assorted plumbing parts before the pipeline fluid spills out.
To explore the role of technology and cooperative learning in the classroom, Apple Computer, the Marin Community Foundation and the San Rafael School District team up with LucasArts to launch Mac Magic. With computers, laserdisc players and video cameras at its disposal, an eighth grade class is challenged to create multimedia compositions, research projects and autobiographical sketches. The Mac Magic model is integrated into classrooms across the United States, and the project earned a "Daily Point of Light" award from President George Bush.
Lucasfilm Games becomes a division within the newly formed LucasArts Entertainment Company, which includes Industrial Light & Magic, Skywalker Group, THX Group, LucasArts Attractions, LucasArts Luminaire, Lucasfilm Learning Systems, and Lucasfilm Commercial Productions.
Loom®, LucasArts' first fantasy adventure, is set in a time when civilization was divided into city-states of weavers, glass blowers, shepherds, clerics and blacksmiths. Loom's innovative interface -- music to weave magic and icons to select objects -- is another graphic milestone.
In The Secret of Monkey Island®, an aspiring pirate sets out to find his fortune among one-liner-slinging buccaneers, murderous ghosts and used-ship salesmen.
Night Shift® is an arcade-style fantasy set in a whimsical toy factory.
Secret Weapons of the Luftwaffe® follows the campaign by the US 8th Air Force to cripple the German Luftwaffe during the final years of WWII. "Pilots" have the opportunity to fly American and German aircraft -- many of which were ultra-sophisticated planes still under development at the time. Secret Weapons has four add-on Tour of Duty disks, each featuring an important plane from the era.
Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge® continues the misadventures of pirate wannabe, Guybrush Threepwood, and introduces LucasArts' patented interactive sound system, iMUSE (Interactive Music and Sound Effects). iMUSE makes the sound of a game as interactive as the gameplay.
LucasArts, in collaboration with JVC Musical Industries, launches its first video Star Wars® game, Star Wars, for the Nintendo Entertainment System.
In partnership with Visa USA, LucasArts develops Choices & Decisions: Taking Charge of Your Life, a multimedia program that teaches at-risk high school students basic financial management. The program features "Growing Pains" star, Tracey Gold, and "Fresh Prince of Bel Air" star, Alfonso Ribeiro. Students act as the characters' financial advisors as they make choices and decisions about jobs, college, investments and living on their own.
LucasArts introduces its first CD-ROM games, including The Secret of Monkey Island, Secret Weapons of the Luftwaffe and a full-voice "talkie" version of Loom.
LucasArts brings Indy out of retirement to star in a new Indiana Jones adventure made exclusively for interactive entertainment, Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis. Indy and his cohort Sophia must find Atlantis before the Third Reich uses the Lost City's power for evil. Fate of Atlantis utilizes video rotoscoping to create realistic-looking character animation. The game also features three distinct playing paths -- Wits, Fists and Team.
The Empire Strikes Back and an original title, Defenders of Dynatron City®, are Nintendo titles. Dynatron City features six wacky super heroes fighting crime in a city where "mutation is a way of life." Dynatron City also is adapted into an animated television special broadcast on the FOX Children's Network and a Marvel comic book series.
Super Star Wars for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System releases for Christmas, and immediately becomes one of the best selling games on the market. The game is ranked by Nintendo Power magazine as one of the five best Super Nintendo titles of 1992, gets a perfect score from GamePro magazine, and earns a Platinum Award from Electronic Gaming Monthly.
LucasArts develops an interactive laserdisc with Harcourt, Brace & Jovanovich called Treasury of Literature -- Tiger Tales. The six-part series, with episodes designed for grades one through six, is designed to encourage reading and complements texts published by HBJ.
Lucasfilm Games becomes LucasArts Entertainment Company. Industrial Light & Magic and Skywalker Sound operate within the newly formed Lucas Digital.
LucasArts introduces its first "space" combat simulator, X-Wing®. Inspired by the Star Wars Trilogy, X-Wing depicts the Rebel Alliance's effort to destroy Darth Vader's Imperial Forces. According to PC Research, X-Wing is the number one selling PC game of 1993. X-Wing add-on Tours of Duty include Imperial Pursuit® and B-Wing®.
LucasArts steps up its CD development with Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis "talkie" and Day of the Tentacle® "talkie" (a floppy version also is published with a "talkie" introduction). The "talkies" use the voices of professional actors throughout the game. Day of the Tentacle stars the voice of Richard Sanders, best known for playing Les Nessman on "WKRP in Cincinnati," as the lovable computer geek Bernard who must save the world from Dr. Fred's mutant pet tentacles.
Rebel Assault® is LucasArts' first game designed exclusively for CD-ROM. A first-person action-arcade game set in the Star Wars universe, Rebel Assault is rendered entirely with 3D graphics and features digitized Star Wars movie footage, as well as original full-screen video. Full speech, movie sound effects and the original Star Wars score as performed by the London Symphony Orchestra round out the sound track. LucasArts creates a new engine, INSANE (INteractive Streaming ANimation Engine), to run the game. Within two months of its release, Rebel Assault becomes the best selling CD-ROM entertainment title to date with approximately 1,000,000 units sold worldwide.
Sam & Max Hit the Road, an animated comedy adventure, features Freelance Police detectives -- Sam, a canine Sam Spade, and Max, his hyperactive rabbit partner -- on a hilarious romp through America's most bizarre tourist attractions in search of a missing Bigfoot.
Super Empire Strikes Back for Super Nintendo releases to rave reviews, offering 12 megabits of action and advanced Mode 7 technology. Players control Luke Skywalker, Han Solo and Chewbacca as they continue their struggle against the Empire, train with Yoda and battle Darth Vader. Additionally, LucasArts develops Zombies Ate My Neighbors®, a Super Nintendo game inspired by horror movies and published by Konami.
LucasArts releases a prototype CD-ROM designed to teach children foreign languages. The project is funded by a federal grant won by the Richmond Unified School District (CA). Night of the Living Statues is an interactive story about two children trapped in a spooky, magical museum. Every word -- spoken, written or sung -- is in Spanish, and students are encouraged to learn new words with an innovative audio/visual dictionary that's part of the program.
In conjunction with the National Audubon Society and Coronet MTI Film & Video, LucasArts develops Paul Parkranger & The Mystery of the Disappearing Ducks, a pair (Level III and Level I versions) of multimedia products designed to teach life science concepts to middle school children. Paul Parkranger casts kids as environmental detectives to investigate why ducks are disappearing from America's wetlands.
The CD-ROM "talkie" version of Sam & Max Hit the Road releases and features the voices of Nick Jameson, who stars in the animated television series The Critic, Bill Farmer, who is the official voice of Goofy and Pluto for Disney, and Irwin Keyes, who stars in the movie The Flintstones as Joe Rockhead.
Rebel Assault releases for Macintosh CD, Sega CD and 3DO.
TIE Fighter®, the sequel to X-Wing, in which players fly for the Empire under the charge of Darth Vader and other Imperial commanders, features extensive, non-linear combat missions and a compelling story fraught with political intrigue. Defender of the Empire® is TIE Fighter's first Campaign Disk.
X-Wing Collector's CD-ROM includes X-Wing, Imperial Pursuit and B-Wing on CD for the first time. The title has many enhancements, including improved graphics, digital movie sound effects, more than 1,000 lines of spoken dialogue and new missions.
LucasArts releases its first utility software program, Star Wars® Screen Entertainment, which features the best aspects of screen savers and entertaining reference software. The program includes memorable Star Wars action scenes, as well as a behind-the-scenes look at the famous movie through character biographies, spaceship schemata and the entire screenplay accompanied by storyboard art. A message from George Lucas reveals information about the next Star Wars movies.
LucasArts develops three Super Nintendo titles which were published by JVC Musical Industries -- Super Return of the Jedi, Indiana Jones' Greatest Adventures and Ghoul Patrol®.
LucasArts finishes the year with the number two market share for PC entertainment and four out of the top 20 titles according to PC Data. Four titles in the top 20 include Dark Forces®, Full Throttle®, Rebel Assault II: The Hidden Empire and X-Wing Collector's CD-ROM. The company also launches its Internet site -- www.lucasarts.com.
Dark Forces gets the year off to a strong start. This 3D, first-person action game features a new Star Wars story, hero and deadly enemy: the dark trooper. Offering numerous improvements over other games in this genre, Dark Forces has superior character maneuverability, extremely active, complex environments designed by actual architects, and a motivating story propelling the player through the game. Dark Forces is LucasArts' highest sell-in to date with more than 300,000 copies accounted for at launch.
Full Throttle is an original adventure that takes place in a futuristic world populated by motorcycle gangs. The player is Ben, the leader of the Polecats, who is framed for a murder. Ben must clear his name, reveal the true murderer and earn the trust of an alienated heiress. Full Throttle introduces many exciting features, including the integration of the Rebel Assault engine for first-person action scenes, the most extensive compositing ever of 3D graphics and traditional animation, and an all-digital soundtrack.
The LucasArts Archives® Vol. I packs six CDs with LucasArts' best classic titles, and in a significant show of support for the Macintosh gaming market, LucasArts launches Dark Forces, Full Throttle, X-Wing Collector's CD-ROM, Sam & Max Hit the Road and Day of the Tentacle for Mac CD.
Three major fall releases clinch LucasArts' top spot during the holiday selling season: The Dig®, Rebel Assault II: The Hidden Empire and TIE Fighter Collector's CD-ROM. The Dig, an epic science fiction adventure inspired by Steven Spielberg, features a team of space explorers who get kidnapped to an alien planet. In addition to Spielberg, contributions to the title are made by special effects wizards, Industrial Light & Magic, and award-winning science fiction writer, Orson Scott Card. The game released simultaneously with a novel, audio drama and CD soundtrack. At launch, The Dig became LucasArts best-selling adventure game with 300,000 units sold worldwide.
Rebel Assault II continues the adventures of Rookie One. The action-arcade title features an original Star Wars story and the first Star Wars live-action video shot since the movie trilogy. With 500,000 units of Rebel Assault II shipped worldwide at launch, the Rebel Assault series has now sold more than 1.5 million copies. TIE Fighter CD adds graphic and sound enhancements, as well as a brand new expansion program, to the original top selling title.
LucasArts forges a new genre of interactive gaming with Indiana Jones and His Desktop Adventures® for Windows and Macintosh. Indy Desktop literally offers players millions of mini-adventures with a new, proprietary engine. Each adventure puts Indy in a race to find ancient Indian artifacts before his greedy adversaries, and each new game offers different endings, characters, puzzles and environments.
With Afterlife®, LucasArts tackles a new genre of games -- the strategic simulation. But unlike most titles in this category that emulate real life scenarios, Afterlife puts players in charge of building and managing Heaven and Hell for an alien planet.
Mortimer® and the Riddles of the Medallion is LucasArts' first game created especially for children. Mortimer is a modern day fairy tale that combines action and discovery with a delightful story, wonderful characters and vivid settings. As "Sid" or "Sally," players fly around a magical world in a one-of-a-kind snail and meet a host of colorful animals. High-resolution graphics, fast, smooth flying action, extensive 3D animation, live action video and all-digital sound are technological highlights.
In anticipation of the Star Wars Trilogy Special Edition, LucasArts releases The LucasArts Archives Vol. II: The Star Wars Collection, a compilation of award-winning Star Wars titles. The collection includes the best-selling classics Rebel Assault, Rebel Assault II: The Hidden Empire, and TIE Fighter Collector's CD-ROM as well as Dark Forces Super Sampler Edition. The package is highlighted by a bonus multimedia CD-ROM, Making Magic: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Making of the Star Wars Trilogy Special Edition.
LucasArts enters next generation console gaming with titles for the Nintendo 64 game console and Sony PlayStation game console. Star Wars Shadows of the Empire®, a Star Wars action game for Nintendo 64, releases in the fall, along with a novel, comic books, trading cards and toys based on the new story. Rebel Assault II and Dark Forces debut on PlayStation.
Yoda® Stories is LucasArts' second in its Desktop Adventures series. The game chronicles Luke Skywalker's intriguing adventures as he trains to become a Jedi Knight under the guidance of Yoda to battle the evil Galactic Empire. Though similar to its predecessor, Indiana Jones and His Desktop Adventures, Yoda Stories features an upgraded engine and more puzzles, characters, locations, weapons and sounds.
Inspired by the award-winning classic Ballblazer, LucasArts releases BallBlazer Champions for the Sony PlayStation. BallBlazer Champions is an intensely fast, multiplayer 3D sports game that places rotofoil pilots in a series of high-action tournaments as they vie for the Intersteller BallBlazer Championship.
LucasArts selects Microsoft's Internet Gaming Zone as the primary host for its Internet capable multiplayer titles. To connect gameplayers with the Zone, LucasArts creates Rebel HQ, a unique multiplayer game launching area which provides a direct link to the LucasArts area on the Zone.
LucasArts' releases Outlaws®, its first multiplayer game. Outlaws is a first-person, 3D action game which conquers new territory -- the Old West. In the Spaghetti Western tradition, hero James Anderson sets out to rescue his kidnapped daughter from a ruthless gang of black-hatted villains.
To complement the critically-acclaimed Outlaws, LucasArts releases Outlaws: Handful of Missions, a pistol-packin' collection of single and multiplayer missions.
X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter, a multiplayer title Star Wars game fans have long been anticipating, presents the ultimate battle between the Galactic Empire and the Rebel Alliance. The space combat simulation features head-to-head competition, allowing four players to compete over the Internet or eight players via a local area network. Players can engage each other in nine different starfighters in this climactic struggle of good and evil.
LucasArts releases X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter: Balance of Power, a challenging collection of single and multiplayer missions for the best-selling space combat simulation X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter.
LucasArts turns Greek mythology into a virtual toga party starring Hercules and his buddies in the light-hearted, two-player action-adventure Herc's Adventures, for the Sega Saturn game console and Sony PlayStation. Players battle hordes of mythic monsters in an attempt to save the cradle of western civilization from going to Hades.
Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire is LucasArts' first 3D accelerated title. In addition to a version optimized for Windows 95, Shadows of the Empire is released as one of the first games for the Nintendo 64. The critically acclaimed bShadows of the Empire chronicles a new chapter in the Star Wars saga in which the emergence of a criminal underground threatens to upset the balance of power in the galaxy.
Jedi Knight®: Dark Forces® II, the highly anticipated multiplayer sequel to the award-winning Dark Forces, continues the story of Kyle Katarn as he pursues a quest into his past and learns the mysterious ways of the Jedi. With this knowledge he must stop seven Dark Jedi from unlocking the powers of an ancient Jedi burial ground. With Internet capability and three multiplayer styles, this first-person 3D action game fulfills Star Wars game fans' ultimate wish -- an opportunity to experience the power of the Force and, with lightsaber in hand, become a Jedi Master.
Jedi Knight: Mysteries of the Sith, companion missions for the top-selling Jedi Knight, features 29 immersive single and multiplayer levels and introduces a compelling Star Wars new character, Mara Jade.
LucasArts brings 3D fighting to the Sony PlayStation with Star Wars: Masters of Teras Kasi, challenging players to do battle with their favorite Star Wars characters.
The Curse of Monkey Island® is the rollicking third chapter in the popular Monkey Island graphic adventure series. Curse of Monkey Island once again finds Guybrush Threepwood taking up dull blade and rapier wit against the nefarious demon-pirate LeChuck to save Elaine Marley, his true love, from becoming the evil pirate's bride.
LucasArts solidifies its place among top interactive game publishers by capturing several prestigious game of the year awards for Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II and Curse of Monkey Island. The two hit titles sweep top honors within their respective genres from the industry's leading PC gaming publications. Outlaws, LucasArts' Spaghetti Western-inspired action game, wins awards for best music and best story.
The Galactic Empire and Rebel Alliance dramatically collide in Star Wars Rebellion®, a single and multiplayer real-time grand strategy game. Star Wars Rebellion challenges players to build, deploy and direct the Empire or Rebel forces to victory.
Star Wars:X-Wing Collector Series offers gameplayers enhanced versions of the Star Wars classics TIE Fighter Collector's CD-ROM and X-Wing Collector's CD-ROM, both optimized to take advantage of Windows 95 and 3D acceleration. The set also includes X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter: Flight School, featuring 14 dramatic missions from one of 1997's most-acclaimed multiplayer titles.
Grim Fandango®, a 3D graphic adventure, presents a dramatic and mythical story of crime and corruption set in a surreal world inspired by Mexican folklore. Combining elements of classic film noir with a mysterious and engaging story, Grim Fandango chronicles the four year search for redemption by Manny Calavera, a travel agent in the Land of the Dead.
Star Wars®: Behind the Magic offers fans an opportunity to relive Star Wars through an engaging and comprehensive interactive multimedia presentation. Both entertaining and informative, Behind the Magic brings to life all the unique characters, worlds, creatures, vehicles, weapons and technology of Star Wars. Fans can peer behind the scenes and view rare stills and footage gathered for the original Star Wars Trilogy, and sneak a preview of the highly anticipated Star Wars: Episode I.
In the company's most comprehensive Star Wars compilation to date, The LucasArts Archives® Vol. IV: Star Wars Collection II, combines the classic Dark Forces, TIE Fighter Collector's CD-ROM, X-Wing Collector's CD-ROM, Yoda Stories and Making Magic, with special abbreviated versions of the critically acclaimed Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II, Jedi Knight: Mysteries of the Sith and X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter.
Star Wars: Rogue Squadron® brings riveting high-speed air and space battles to the Nintendo 64 and PC. As an ace starfighter for the Rebel Alliance's elite Rogue Squadron, players dogfight through amazing 3D worlds while running dramatic search and destroy missions against the dreaded Galactic Empire.
LucasArts opens an exciting new chapter in Star Wars with the release of Star Wars®: Episode I The Phantom Menace for the PC and PlayStation. Based on the narrative of the motion picture Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace, the interactive game compels players to take on the roles of Obi-Wan Kenobi, Qui-Gon Jinn, Queen Amidala and Captain Panaka and play-out the epic saga from intriguing beginning to climactic end. Players must use the Force, and their wits, to overcome challenges at every turn as they plunge into this dramatic tale of a galaxy in crisis.
Star Wars: Episode I Racer recreates all the intensity and high-speed thrills of the spectacular Podracing sequence from the motion picture Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace. Available for 3D accelerated PCs, and Nintendo 64, Racer challenges players to take control of sleek and blindingly fast Podracers that hit simulated speeds of up to 600 miles per hour.
Star Wars: Episode I Insider's Guide presents an entertaining and comprehensive look at all the compelling new characters, worlds, creatures, vehicles, weapons and technology from Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace. This PC CD-ROM and PowerMac sequel to the award winning Star Wars: Behind the Magic, is an expansive guide to Episode I providing Star Wars fans with exclusive interviews, video sequences, photographs, audio clips, illustrations, and screenplay annotations.
The world renowned archeologist Indiana Jones returns to the PC in the eagerly-awaited Indiana Jones and the Infernal Machine. In this electrifying 3D action-adventure, players grab their whips and fedoras to join Indy in an intense, globe spanning race to thwart the Soviets' frantic search for clues to the mysterious Infernal Machine.
Star Wars: Force Commander, LucasArts' highly-anticipated real-time 3D strategy game, challenges players to assemble, deploy and command Star Wars forces to victory. Whether choosing the ragtag, yet resourceful Rebels, or the newly minted Imperial military machine, the relentlessly challenging Force Commander offers full-scale, ground-based combat over a vast array of engagement theaters throughout the Star Wars universe.
Star Wars: Episode I Jedi Power Battles for the Sony PlayStation and Sega Dreamcast draws inspiration from the best-loved classic action-arcade games of the past. Players choose from among five Jedi characters, and are immersed into a relentless barrage of clashes with the Sith and Trade Federation's most powerful droids, mercenaries and assassins, and ultimately, the dreaded Darth Maul.
Speed is the name of the game in the newly released Dreamcast and Power Mac versions of Star Wars: Episode I Racer. Lightning quick pod racers are capable of reaching simulated speeds of up to 600 miles per hour, while skimming a mere 4 feet above the ground. Offering more than 21 racecourses spread among eight worlds, Star Wars: Episode I Racer is the galaxy's ultimate racing game.
Star Wars Demolition, developed in conjunction with Vigilante 8 creators, Luxoflux, challenges PlayStation and Dreamcast players to compete in no-holds-barred vehicular combat tournaments against the worst scum and villainy the Star Wars universe has to offer. Players combat a bevy of Star Wars characters and vehicles, including cannon-equipped Rancors, heavily-armed Battle Tanks, lightning-quick STAPs, agile snow speeders, and the notorious Boba Fett, in an all-out arena fight to the finish.
In Escape from Monkey Island, the fourth in the highly acclaimed series of Monkey Island adventures, pirate wannabe Guybrush Threepwood and his band of swashbuckling friends returns for the PC in scurvy-inducing 3D to once again battle the nefarious LeChuck. A PlayStation 2 version of the game released in 2001.
Star Wars: X-Wing Trilogy combines the award winning and critically acclaimed PC titles X-Wing, TIE Fighter, and X-Wing Alliance, as well as the bonus sample X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter: Flight School.
Grab a whip, fedora and a Nintendo 64 to join renowned archaeologist and adventurer Indiana Jones in this globe-spanning search for the mysterious "Infernal Machine." Players whip, run, swim, and crawl through 17 amazing levels in Indiana Jones and the Infernal Machine.
In Star Wars: Episode I Battle for Naboo, for the Nintendo 64, players feel the full-force blast of evil Trade Federation invaders. Through sabotage, espionage, guerrilla warfare -- and some of the most awesome weapons and craft in the Star Wars galaxy -- players combat in sixteen enormous levels on land, sea and air. LucasArts released a Windows PC version of the game in 2001.
Inspired by LucasArts' rich Star Wars flight game legacy, Star Wars® Starfighter, the company's first PlayStation 2 title, combines intense air and space combat in a fast paced, action packed adventure. Craft include the Naboo starfighter, and a variety of dynamic never-before-seen Star Wars fighters. The game releases to great demand at retail and is the top selling title in its first two weeks of availability. LucasArts released a subsequent version for Windows PC and Star Wars® Starfighter Special Edition, its first game for Xbox, which contained several bonus features.
On the heels of its best selling predecessor, LucasArts released the stunning Star Wars® Rogue Squadron® II: Rogue Leader. The highly anticipated launch of the game coincided with the debut of Nintendo GameCube and instantly topped the charts as the number one third-party game for that system. Rogue Leader featured unprecedented cinematic visuals and challenging action-arcade play, resulting in the most realistic and immersive Star Wars gaming experience to date.
Players become the legendary Jedi Knight in the intense third-person action game Star Wars® Obi-Wan® for Xbox. Gamers can utilize the power of the Force as never before and wield lightsabers through action-packed levels against dozens of unsavory adversaries.
Star Wars® Racer Revenge, the challenging sequel to LucasArts' award winning hit N64 game, delivers more of the adrenaline-rushing speed and racing action from the original, together with new Podracers and courses, an innovative racer AI and racer-to-racer clashes.
The critically hailed Star Wars® Starfighter flight-action series returns with the power of the Force in Star Wars® Jedi Starfighter for PlayStation 2 and Xbox. Inspired the success of its predecessor, the number one PlayStation 2 game upon release in March 2001, Star Wars Jedi Starfighter features the sleek Jedi starfighter from Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones.
Inspired by the phenomenal multi-award winning Jedi Knight action game series, Star Wars® Jedi Knight® II: Jedi Outcast is a dynamic single and multiplayer experience that continues the saga of the once-powerful Jedi Knight, Kyle Katarn. Debuting at the top of the PC sales charts and also releasing on GameCube and Xbox, this popular game series partners LucasArts with Activision developer, Raven Software.
Star Wars® Galactic Battlegrounds is a robust real-time strategy game for PC that allows players to lead the armies of the Star Wars universe in spectacular land, sea and air warfare. The game utilizes technology created by the acclaimed RTS developer Ensemble Studios. Following the game's success, LucasArts released Star Wars® Galactic Battlegrounds: Clone Campaigns, a collection of new scenarios inspired by the large-scale battles in Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones, and Star Wars® Galactic Battlegrounds Saga, a compilation CD including both released games.
Star Wars®: The Clone Wars immerses players into the role of a Jedi hero, challenging them to defend the Republic from the chaos and destruction of one of the most unforgettable conflicts in the history of the Star Wars galaxy -- The Clone Wars. Developed in conjunction with Pandemic Studios for PlayStation 2, GameCube and Xbox Live, Star Wars: The Clone Wars presents a variety of engaging single and multiplayer battle campaigns features more than 40 unique combat units, six huge worlds, and 17 single player missions.
Inspired by events leading up to Star Wars: Episode II, Star Wars Bounty Hunter presents an original and compelling third-person action experience, establishing Jango Fett's place in the Star Wars galaxy, and his connection to the notorious clone army. Gameplay emphasizes the intense action in the relentless pursuit of prey across six fantastic worlds and 18 levels.
In his boldest adventure yet, Indy returns to face an old nemesis, the evil Nazis, who he must once again outwit and out-race in an epic, globe spanning quest for the mysterious "Heart of the Dragon." Indiana Jones® and the Emperor's Tomb for Xbox and PC utilizes proprietary engine technology from the development studio The Collective, bringing to the Indiana Jones game series a dynamic new level of fighting action and adventure.
Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided, a Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing game, is designed to immerse players in the rich Star Wars universe. This first product features dynamic role-playing ground-based adventures across multiple planets in the classic Star Wars timeframe. Gameplay offers a unique combination of combat, exploration, social interaction, specialized missions, and daring quests, as players explore multiple Star Wars environments on foot or in land vehicles.
The original Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic earns widespread acclaim throughout the interactive industry, including more than 40 "Game of the Year" awards. It is a time 4,000 years before the rise of the Galactic Empire, and hundreds of Jedi Knights have fallen before the ruthless Sith armada. Now you are the last hope of the Jedi Order. Your path lies unknown before you, as you begin a new adventure. Will you remain a true servant of the light on your quest to master the Force and save the Republic? Or will you fall to the lure of the dark side and its whispers of infinite power?
Star Wars Jedi Knight®: Jedi Academy is a dynamic single- and multiplayer action experience featuring an all-new epic story. Players are immersed in the role of apprentice at Luke Skywalker's Jedi Academy where they learn the power -- and danger -- of the Force. Amidst a multitude of complex and richly detailed Star Wars environments, including twice as many unique locales as those in Star Wars: Jedi Outcast, players face a variety of powerful and insidious enemies.
X-wings. B-wings. Speeder bikes. AT-STs. Tauntauns. You'll have to master them all in Star Wars Rogue Squadron III: Rebel Strike to save Luke, Wedge, Han, Chewie and Leia from Darth Vader and his Imperial forces in this return to the classic Star Wars® trilogy. All new multiplayer modes include the entire Rogue Leader game in co-op, endurance, capture-the-base and dogfights. Cinematic realism takes you to new heights as you climb out of your cockpit to battle the Empire on foot in this sequel to the best-selling Rogue Squadron® series.
In Gladius, the player embarks upon a spectacular and brutal journey to fulfill their destiny and keep the world from heading into a disastrous war. Gladius features a compelling game concept that mixes turn-based RPG elements with combat simulation, tactics and action.
In Secret Weapons Over Normandy, join a secret squad of pilots dedicated to thwarting the most heinous plans of the Third Reich. Fly over twenty authentic aircraft across thirty daring missions in this new WWII action-flyer. Lawrence Holland, the legendary creator of Star Wars X-Wing, Star Wars Tie Fighter® and Secret Weapons of the Luftwaffe® returns with an exhilarating new game of action and intrigue.
In Armed & Dangerous, take a band of gun-toting rebels -- a robot, a madman, a mole and a criminal mastermind. Put them in a vividly stunning fantasy realm. Then give them an impossible mission -- pulling off the biggest heist of all time in the middle of a war. All you have to do is battle your way through dastardly enemies, giant war machines and an army of psychopathic robots. But don't worry -- you have plenty of ammo and absolutely no common sense. Victory is yours in 12,000 bullets or less!
Wrath Unleashed is a unique action-strategy game that pits up to four players and an array of all-powerful fantasy creatures against each other. And you'll need to unleash every bit of your wrath upon the world to win.
Star Wars Battlefront is an action/shooter game that gives fans and gamers the opportunity to relive and participate in all of the classic Star Wars battles like never before. Players can select one of a number of different soldier types, jump into any vehicle, man any turret on the battlefront and conquer the galaxy planet by planet online with their friends or offline in a variety of single-player modes. Star Wars Battlefront was released for the PlayStation2, Xbox and PC on Sept. 21, 2004, day and date with the release of the Star Wars Trilogy DVD set.
The struggle between the Galactic Empire and the Rebel Alliance extends into space with Star Wars Galaxies®: Jump To Lightspeed&$153;, the first expansion for the award-winning Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing game set in the Star Wars universe. This first extension opens 10 vast and distinct space sectors, spanning from the Core Worlds to the Outer Rim, for players to explore while engaging their opponents in intense real-time combat or uniting with friends in battle or exploration.
Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords (Xbox, PC) : Five years after the events from the award-winning Knights of the Old Republic, the Sith Lords have hunted the Jedi to the edge of extinction and are on the verge of crushing the Old Republic. With the Jedi Order in ruin, the Republic's only hope is a Jedi Knight struggling to reconnect with the Force and faced with the galaxy's most dire decision: To follow the light or succumb to the dark side...
Mercenaries (PS2, Xbox) is a revolutionary third-person combat-action game that delivers the next level of freeform gameplay in massive interactive environments. The game gives players the opportunity to take on the role of a soldier for hire in an open-ended world, letting players choose to be one of three mercenaries: an American ex-soldier, a British secret agent or a Swedish bounty hunter.
Star Wars Republic Commando (Xbox, PC) is a squad-based first-person shooter that lets players explore the elite world of the Star Wars military. Leading a three-man squad of Republic commandos, players embark on a variety of missions that go deep behind enemy lines in more than 14 intense and challenging levels, spanning three unique campaigns. The innovative "One-Touch Squad Control" system lets players command orders to their squad with the touch of just one button.
The Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith (PS2, Xbox) video game features third-person character action gameplay built to deliver the ultimate Jedi action experience. Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi join forces in fierce battles and heroic lightsaber duels, until one's lust for power and the other's devotion to duty lead to a final confrontation between good and evil.
Star Wars Galaxies: The Total Experience (PC/Online) includes all content from An Empire Divided and Jump To Lightspeed, as well as the new expansion pack, Star Wars Galaxies: Episode III Rage of the Wookiees, which allows players to explore the Wookiee planet of Kashyyyk through more than 100 story-driven missions.
Star Wars Battlefront II (PS2, Xbox, PC, PSP) the best-selling Star Wars game ever, takes one Imperial-walker step forward with all-new space combat, playable Jedi, and never-before-played environments straight out of Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith. Fans of the original Star Wars Battlefront will also enjoy an all-new single-player experience that takes players through an epic, story-based saga centered around Darth Vader's personal stormtroopers, the 501st Legion.
Star Wars Galaxies: Trials of Obi-Wan (PC/Online) allows players to embark upon missions delivered directly from the spirit of the revered Jedi Master himself. From the very shores of molten lava where he defeated Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan guides players on quests that span the planet Mustafar.
Star Wars Galaxies: Starter Kit (PC/Online) provides an exciting, accessible and fun way for new players to introduce themselves to one of the most popular immersive online experiences in the universe. Including all 10 planets and accompanying space zones from the first two Star Wars Galaxies releases, the Starter Kit enhances An Empire Divided and Jump to Lightspeed with an all-new way to explore a galaxy far, far away.
Star Wars: Empire at War (PC) puts the power to command an entire war for the Star Wars galaxy at your fingertips, with battles focused on action-packed combat rather than tedious resource gathering. Set a few years before the events of Episode IV A New Hope, Empire at War lets players wage war on ground and in space, as well as experience the creation of the Rebel Alliance, the strengthening of the Empire and the beginnings of the Galactic Civil War.
LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy (Xbox 360, Xbox, PS2, PSP, GameCube, GBA, Nintendo DS, PC) takes the fun and endless customization of LEGO and combines it with the epic story, characters and action from the original Star Wars movies that revolutionized pop culture forever. With a unique tongue-in-cheek take on the Original Trilogy, LEGO Star Wars II lets you build and battle your way through your favorite film moments. You can even mix and match the body parts of more than 50 playable characters to create one of millions of possible LEGO Star Wars heroes.
In Star Wars: Empire at War, you controlled the light side and the dark side. In its expansion, Star Wars Empire at War: Forces of Corruption (PC), you control the corrupt side. As mastermind Tyber Zann, you'll stop at nothing as you seek to become the most notorious criminal leader since Jabba the Hutt. With all-new tactics like piracy, kidnapping, racketeering and bribery, you can control the shadowy forces of corruption in your attempt to rule the Star Wars underworld.
Star Wars Galaxies: The Complete Online Adventures is the most comprehensive Star Wars Galaxies experience ever released. Featuring the base game (An Empire Divided) as well as all three expansion packs (Jump to Lightspeed, Rage of the Wookiees and Trials of Obi-Wan), The Complete Online Adventures delivers hundreds of hours of gameplay. In addition, the compilation also includes a bonus DVD filled with premium, behind-the-scenes and fan-created content that any Star Wars fan will enjoy.
Star Wars: The Best of PC (PC) collects five of the greatest Star Wars PC games together for the first time, in one package for one low price. Included are Star Wars: Empire at War, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, Star Wars Battlefront, Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast and Star Wars Republic Commando.
Thrillville (PS2, PSP, Xbox) allows players to customize their own theme-park creation, interact with guests like never before, and build and hop into their own roller coasters and other rides. In a videogame first, Thrillville lets players race on go-kart tracks they construct, play miniature golf on courses they design, and build roller coasters so high, fast and furious, they couldn't exist in the real world. A multiplayer feature allows up to four friends to play more than 20 minigames, and players can also tour the park on foot -- a first for theme-park games -- as they chat and joke with guests.