Steam is hosting a very extravagant sale on all things Star Wars going on from right now all the up until May 6th, next week. It's an interesting sale that sees lots and lots of Star Wars games all discounted at up to 77% off the current sales price.
Labeled as the “May the 4th Be With You” sale over on Steam, the Star Wars games discounted are wide and varied. It's almost shocking that multiple pages can be filled with all the games released under the LucasArts label – and the fact that many of the games on the list are from before the aughts.
The really big item at the top of the list is the Star Wars Collection – 2015. This here is a massive package that contains Star Wars Battlefront 2, Star Wars: Jedi Knight Jedi Academy, Mysteries of the Sith, Republic Commando, Starfighter, The Clone Wars: Republic Heroes, The Force Unleashed: Ultimate Sith Edition and Knights of the Old Republic to name but a few. That's right... a few.
Of course, it's not just about getting all these games in one big bundles. A lot of other Star Wars classics are available in separate, grouped bundles. For instance, you can get all the popular X-Wing and Tie Fighter games together in a bundle for $26.99.
The individual games are available at 10% off for just under $10.
The two games that kind of seem a little wrong to be discounted in the way that they are and promoted for sale are Star Wars: Battlefront 2 and Star Wars: Empire at War. Both games' main multiplayer servers have been shut down. That's right, they ceased operation since May 31st, 2014. While it's completely and entirely possible to play Battlefront in offline mode or via LAN with a private group – not to mention using various third-party software services to hook up and play with people online – I don't know if it's as easy for Star Wars Empire at War for people who want to play against others. Over in the discussion threads there are people asking about possible LAN solutions but the discussion threads are mostly dead for a game where the multiplayer has been offline for more than a year.
Even still, there are lots of other games available in the sale beyond the games that work and some that have been abandoned to publishers no longer supporting certain features and functions. For instance, the Lego Star Wars games up and available for purchase, including the Lego Star Wars Complete Saga for those of you who want all the games at a very cheap price... and by cheap price I'm talking all the Lego Star Wars titles for only $5.99.
For enthusiasts of the third-person action series, Jedi Knight, there's a Jedi Knight bundle available for 70% off as well, containing only the games that involved Kyle Katarn, all for $5.99.
You can check out the full list of discounted Star Wars games available in the Steam sale by visiting the Steam store page.