This week's Humble Bundle takes gamers to a galaxy far, far away. The pay-what-you-want bundle includes up to nine classic Star Wars games with more to be added at a later date.
The Humble Star Wars Bundle provides Steam keys only. As a result, you'll need to pay at least $1 to get anything. All of the games are for PC but a handful work on Mac as well.
As long as you pay more than the $1 minimum, you'll get Knights of the Old Republic, Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy and Dark Forces. KOTOR is a BioWare RPG in which players lead a group of Jedi Knights and other heroes on a quest to stop the Sith Empire. Jedi Academy is a first- and third-person action game that allows players to create their own custom Jedi. They'll have plenty of blasts and explosives at their disposal but will need to rely on their lightsaber dueling skills to defeat Dark Jedi. First-person shooter Dark Forces challenges players to fight the Empire and Hutt crime families with heavy weaponry rather than the Force.
If you pay more than the average customer (currently $10.31), your Humble Bundle will include three more games. Knights of the Old Republic 2, set five years after the first game, stars an exiled Jedi whose connection to the Force has been severed. Battlefront 2 lets players experience major battles from throughout Star Wars as pilots and infantry. The last of the bunch, Republic Commando, is a squad-based shooter featuring the most elite soldiers in the Galactic Republic.
The third tier of games are available as long as you pay $12 or more. Galaxy at War puts players in charge of the Rebel Alliance or Empire in the early years of their war. They'll research new technologies, gather resources and lead forces into battle against the enemy. Star Wars: The Force Unleashed and Force Unleashed 2 is a third-person action game that introduces Starkiller, a secret apprentice of Darth Vader. Starkiller is a powerful practitioner of the Force who can use his lightsaber and powers to fight legions of enemies. Those two games feel like a cross between God of War and the old Jedi Knight games.
When purchasing the bundle, you get to decide who your money goes toward. You can split it between children's charity UNICEF, the folks at Humble Bundle, or "the developers." I'm not sure it's accurate to say that the money's going toward the developers considering how LucasArts shut down their development wing two years ago but whatev.
The Humble Star Wars Bundle will be on sale for the next two weeks. The splash page for the bundle mentions that additional games are coming soon. If past bundles are any indication, these additions will be announced next Tuesday.