As a big Star Wars fan I approve of this. STAR WARS: DARK FORCES is now officially available and supported on Linux and is available from GOG.
It's probably using DOSBox or something like that, so it's not exactly native, but with old classics who cares.
About the game
The New Order of the Empire stretches its evil clutches across the galaxy, consuming planets with devastating results. Through many struggles, the Rebel Alliance has learned of a new Imperial battle station, the DEATH STAR, with enough power to destroy an entire planet.
The evil empire is secretly building a massive army to complete their arsenal of domination and render their reign of terror unstoppable. Kyle Katarn, a formal imperial stormtrooper must join the Rebel Alliance's covert operations division, and re-take the empire from the inside, one battle at a time.
Unlike many other Doom-based games, Dark Forces attempted a realistic approach: The missions followed a specific storyline, sometimes cut up by scenes to progress the narrative. Each mission had its own briefing and objective. The levels were designed to represent actual bases, mines, facilities, and other known places from the Star Wars universe, like Star Destroyer interiors, Jabba's ship, Coruscant, etc.
Fully interactive environments - morphing walls and floors, moving platforms, and conveyors, 'realistic' lighting and atmospheric effects.
Arm yourself with 10 different weapons to fight twenty various types of enemies, ranging from rank-and-file Stormtroopers to the vicious Kell Dragon.
Explore the virtual Star Wars universe up close and personal as you blast your through 14 exciting missions
Climb catwalks, look and shoot up and down, jump off ledges, wade through garbage.
Will you be picking it up? While I am a big Star Wars nerd, I personally won't. It's just too low-res for me to enjoy it now, or is that me being silly, is it really that much of a classic? Educate me!
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