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Rogue Warrior

MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation 3
38
0.5
Windows
29
1.6
Xbox 360
22
0.5
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Description

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.

Screenshots

Rogue Warrior Windows One of the many kill moves.
Rogue Warrior Windows I'm so cool, I don't even need to aim in order to kill people.
Rogue Warrior Windows Sneaky kill ahead.
Rogue Warrior Windows Run my little soldier, run!

Alternate Titles

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

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User Reviews

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The Press Says

Digital Chumps PlayStation 3 Dec 06, 2009 6.8 out of 10 68
Games Radar PlayStation 3 Dec 09, 2009 4 out of 10 40
GamePro (US) Xbox 360 Dec 02, 2009 1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars 30
Hellbored Xbox 360 Dec 01, 2009 2.1 out of 10 21
GameZone Xbox 360 Dec 14, 2009 2 out of 10 20
GameSpot Xbox 360 Dec 08, 2009 2 out of 10 20
Cheat Code Central Windows Dec, 2009 1 out of 5 20
GamingHeaven / DriverHeaven Windows Dec 02, 2009 20 out of 100 20
Atomic Gamer Xbox 360 Dec 30, 2009 18 out of 100 18
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Dec 23, 2009 15 out of 100 15

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Trivia

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.

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