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Richard Marcinko, also known as Rogue Warrior, is a former member of the US Navy SEALs who became most famous for supposedly unveiling the so-called "Red Cell" operations which he and his team claim to have been covert missions against real-world terrorists. The game, however, takes place in North Korea and the UdSSR in 1986. In the role of Marcinko, the player has to retrieve intelligence on ballistic missile launchers. And although his squad-members get killed right after entering the mission area, Marcinko continues alone with the mission, eventually uncovering and eliminating a larger threat against the US.

The game is a first-person-shooter with a bit of stealth thrown into the mix. Looking through the eyes of Marcinko, the player can either sneak through the levels, using brutal kill moves or a silenced pistol to take out his enemies. Or he can run in guns blazing with the vast array of real-world-weaponry like the SPAS-12 shotgun or the AK-47 assault rifle although only two weapons can be carried at the same time. But since even Marcinko isn't invulnerable, simply storming in isn't always a good idea. To help the player from being hit, Marcinko can take cover behind objects. The camera then switches to a 3rd-person-shoulde-rview and allows the player to either blind fire or duck out of cover to shoot the targets.

The game also features a multiplayer-mode for up to eight players in either Deathmatch or Team-Deathmatch on maps inspired but not directly copied from the single-player-campaign.


Dick Marcinko: Rogue Warrior PlayStation 3 Dick and his team entering the enemy territory
Dick Marcinko: Rogue Warrior Windows You sir, will join my dead friend there in a few seconds.
Dick Marcinko: Rogue Warrior Windows Snow again? Don't they have any other weather here in Russia?
Dick Marcinko: Rogue Warrior Windows Take a good look at that bridge. It won't be there anymore in five minutes.

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Dick Marcinko: Rogue Warrior Screenshot
Dick Marcinko: Rogue Warrior Screenshot
Dick Marcinko: Rogue Warrior Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "Rogue Warrior: Black Razor" -- Working title

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User Reviews

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Critic Reviews

Digital Chumps PlayStation 3 Dec 06, 2009 6.8 out of 10 68
GamesRadar PlayStation 3 Dec 09, 2009 4 out of 10 40
Giant Bomb PlayStation 3 Dec 03, 2009 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
Spazio Games Xbox 360 Dec 06, 2009 3 out of 10 30
Cheat Happens Windows Dec 08, 2009 3 out of 10 30
GameFocus Xbox 360 Dec 16, 2009 2.2 out of 10 22 Windows Dec 23, 2009 2 out of 10 20 Xbox 360 Dec 23, 2009 2 out of 10 20
IGN Windows Dec 04, 2009 1.5 out of 10 15
GameSpy PlayStation 3 Dec 14, 2009 0.5 Stars0.5 Stars0.5 Stars0.5 Stars0.5 Stars 10


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Development history

The game was originally called Rogue Warrior: Black Razor and it was first announced in the Fall of 2006, with Zombie Studios Inc. as the developer. It was set to be released in 2007 but disappeared off the radar. In 2009 the title eventually resurfaced and publisher Bethesda stated publicly that it was not satisfied by the way Zombie originally took the game. It was passed on to Rebellion and released in November 2009.


  • GameShark
    • 2009 - Worst Game We Thought Might Be Just Be Worst Game
  • Gamespot
    • 2009 - voted Flat-Out Worst Game (Readers' Choice Awards)
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