Celebrate the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi with discounts on games for macOS and iO...

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To celebrate the release of 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' in cinemas, games linked to the major movie franchise offer discounts or free items as a bonus to their players. AppleInsider has collected some of the better offers available on Mac, iPhone, and iPad, so you can continue your 'Star Wars' experience long after watching the latest installment.




"Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic" for iOS has been available for a few years, and is a mobile port of the 2003 Bioware game of the same name. The turn-based combat game is currently on sale for $4.99, half the usual price in the App Store.




Pinball game producers Zen Pinball has made "Star Wars Pinball 5" free for a limited time in the App Store, down from its usual price of $1.99. The temporarily free app includes the Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back table to play, but also offers a number of other pinball tables as in-app purchases.




If you have played through the first episode of "Lego Star Wars: TCS" on iOS and want more of the brick-based space action, take advantage of up to 25 percent off in-app purchases within the game. There are also discounts of up to 25 percent for in-app purchases in "Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes," and up to 50 percent in "Star Wars: Force Collection."




Mac gamers are spoiled for choice when it comes to discounts, as GOG.com, Steam, and the Humble Bundle Store are offering up to 66 percent off select Star Wars games. Discounts do vary from store to store, so it is best to check all three before making a purchase to get the best deal.

If flying's your thing, consider getting "Star Wars: TIE Fighter Special Edition," "Rebel Assault 1 + 2," and "X-Wing Special Edition" from GOG, priced at $3.99 each.




On Steam, you have a grand choice of six Mac games in the franchise covered by a 66 percent discount. Strong choices from Steam include "Star Wars Jedi Knight - Jedi Academy" and "Star Wars Jedi Knight II - Jedi Outcast."




Lastly, on the Humble Store, you can acquire the macOS version of "Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga" and "Star Wars - The Force Unleashed Ultimate Sith" at a 66 percent discount.

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  • Reply 1 of 4
    Wheeeeeeeeeee!
  • Reply 2 of 4
    the mac has been around for 30 years and has sharply increased in popularity over the last decade and yet we still have to be satisfied with these old and second rate games.  with the exception of just a few, the best and cutting-edge games are still for pc's only.  
  • Reply 3 of 4
    dachardachar Posts: 330member
    I saw the film last night. I give it 9 out of 10. Felt it was better than the last one . 
  • Reply 4 of 4
    jSnivelyjSnively Posts: 324administrator
    jcallows said:
    the mac has been around for 30 years and has sharply increased in popularity over the last decade and yet we still have to be satisfied with these old and second rate games.  with the exception of just a few, the best and cutting-edge games are still for pc's only.  
    Long gone at the days of something like Q3Test debuting on a mac. If you want to game on a mac, you should really be playing indie games; not only do they frequently get mac releases, but they tend to actually be some of the better games these days. Apple just does not, and has not, prioritized GPUs for macs in a very long time and there's no space for AAA on platform because of it.

    However, all is not lost! There is some interesting stuff in the pipe: eGPU support, whatever Apple's 'modular' Mac Pro for next year will be, the recently released iMac Pro, and even externally with the Intel + AMD deal from a month or two ago. Things could change.

    FWIW, I think Max and Vadim are going to run some gaming benchmarks on iMac Pro when we get it in.
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