New MobyGoal! We're aiming for 1,500 well documented Arcade games.

Star Wars: Republic Commando

Published by
Developed by
MobyRank MobyScore

User Reviews

No Jedi Powers or X-Wings here, just good old fashion alien fraggin'. Xbox The Encyclo Gamer (5)
The Trenches of the Clone Wars Windows Terrence Bosky (5236)
a great game for any Star Wars fan that's tired of all the Jedi and Sith. Xbox Todd Bello (32)
Frantic FPS, sadly without much Star Wars atmosphere Windows Cadorna (190)

Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
Windows 32 3.9
Xbox 11 4.1
Combined MobyScore 43 4.0

The Press Says

MobyRanks are listed below. You can read here for more information about MobyRank.
Star Wars Republic Commando to według mnie gra należąca do ścisłej czołówki tytułów na Xboxa. Jej wadą jest niski poziom trudności oraz krótkość. Mi udało się ją przejść na średnim poziomie trudności w 13 godzin. Po skończeniu gry odblokowujemy w nagrodę filmiki z procesu jej tworzenia. Z miłą chęcią zobaczył bym drugą część Star Wars Republic Commando, a w szczególności misje z rozkazem 66, ale nie wiem kiedy nam to będzie dane – oby jak najszybciej. Po co Ci miecz świetlny czy moc, jak możesz mieć karabin szturmowy.
XboxGame Chronicles
Star Wars: Republic Command can best be described as “Rainbow Six Meets Star Wars”. The squad-based gameplay is here but its execution has been greatly simplified making the game much more accessible to the casual gamer and probably a bit insulting to Clancy veterans. Star Wars fans will certainly rejoice in another quality title that allows them to explore a new warrior from the franchise as well as exciting new locations where you will get to meet new and familiar faces and kill them…commando style.
If there ever was a Star Wars shooter that was a must-own, this is it. Republic Commando combines the greatness of a high-quality first-person shooter with the coolness, greatness and overall Forcefulness of the Star Wars saga.
XboxGame Vortex
Although much of the attention goes towards the system’s squad-based components, it’s important to note that there is still a solid shooter to be found in Star Wars: Republic Commando that should appease any action fan – even if you think Star Wars is something left only for social lepers who still live in their mom’s basement.
Republic Commando is an arcade shooter with a heavy application of squad-based elements, and as such it does a marvelous job of offering a fun-filled thrill ride, which no action game fan should miss. We give this game two thumbs up, and recommend that you pick it up if you get the chance. Now I'm off to polish my Wookie.
XboxGame Informer Magazine
While there are some recognizable technical issues that mar the glossy sheen of Republic Commando, they are only noticeable because everything else has been done with such finesse. Painting Star Wars in a dark and gritty light results in visuals that are both believable and deeply involving.
Mit Taktik-Shootern kann ich im allgemeinen wenig anfangen – Rainbow Six und Co sind mir noch immer eine Spur zu kompliziert und bieten Taktik zu Lasten der Action. Gerade deshalb bin ich von Republic Commando begeistert – der Titel bietet erstklassige Shooter-Kost mit knallharter Action und eben einer Würze Taktik. Anstatt erneut bei der Konkurrenz zu stehlen, führen die Lucas Arts-Entwickler ein neuartiges Kommando-System ein, das einfach und intuitiv ist. Kein Tastatur-Absuchen, keine Ablenkung vom Spiel – ähnliches wird höchstens in Brothers in Arms zu finden sein. Bis dahin ist Republic Commando jedenfalls die gelungenste Symbiose aus Action-Shooter und Team-Taktik, die uns den Award wert ist. Einzig bei der Story und dem Zusammenhang der Level hätten die Designer noch was drauflegen können – aber so ist Potential für den (wahrscheinlich) schon geplanten Nachfolger.
Mit Taktik-Shootern kann ich im allgemeinen wenig anfangen – Rainbow Six und Co sind mir noch immer eine Spur zu kompliziert und bieten Taktik zu Lasten der Action. Gerade deshalb bin ich von Republic Commando begeistert – der Titel bietet erstklassige Shooter-Kost mit knallharter Action und eben einer Würze Taktik. Anstatt erneut bei der Konkurrenz zu stehlen, führen die Lucas Arts-Entwickler ein neuartiges Kommando-System ein, das einfach und intuitiv ist. Kein Tastatur-Absuchen, keine Ablenkung vom Spiel – ähnliches wird höchstens in Brothers in Arms zu finden sein. Bis dahin ist Republic Commando jedenfalls die gelungenste Symbiose aus Action-Shooter und Team-Taktik, die uns den Award wert ist. Einzig bei der Story und dem Zusammenhang der Level hätten die Designer noch was drauflegen können – aber so ist Potential für den (wahrscheinlich) schon geplanten Nachfolger.
If you're a fan of Star Wars or action games, Republic Commando is easy to recommend. The single-player aspect combines the elements of this generation's best action games with an added flavor that's all its own. The campaign offers nonstop action from start to finish, making the game easily one of the most enjoyable and memorable Star Wars experiences in recent memory. Our only caveats are that the campaign won't last you long, and the multiplayer is merely competent, which doesn't make the game stand out in a crowded market of first-person shooters. Even with that in mind, the quality single-player experience of Republic Commando should not be missed by anyone who fancies him- or herself an action game aficionado.
WindowsPC Powerplay
Wer jedoch eine dramatische Geschichte mit echten Gefühlen und großen Worten erwartet, der wird enttäuscht. Die Helden bleiben trotz der lebendigen Sprachausgabe hinter ihren Helmen verborgen, die spannende Handlung beschränkt sich auf Hintergrundinfos zu den Filmen - die sind zumindest für Fans interessant. Das mag wenig massentauglich erscheinen, ist aber authentisch: Die Klonkrieger sind eben nur ein militärisch gedrilltes Werkzeug in den Händen der Jedi. Diese Situation bringt Republic Commando anschaulich rüber.
When you think of Star Wars, the first two things that likely come to mind are probably Jedi and space combat in X-Wings and TIE fighters. So logically, a Star Wars game that features neither element would feel like it's missing something. Right? As it turns out, Star Wars Republic Commando's laserlike focus on squad-based, military-style combat makes it a refreshing change of pace for Star Wars games. Its well-paced, albeit brief, single-player campaign will keep adrenaline junkies thrilled from the first dropship landing to the final dust-off. A pedestrian and unimaginative multiplayer mode is the only notable flaw in a game that otherwise plays, looks, and sounds fantastic.
Republic Commando definitely delivers as a great Star Wars game. Aside from that, it?s even a very good action game too. Fans of both the movies and action games should definitely come away pleased with the game, even though the multiplayer is disappointing. The campaign is really that good.
XboxGame Over Online
Fans of the Star Wars Franchise will probably love this title, because it gives them a different sense of their favorite series from the soldier’s perspective. However, this is one of those titles that will appeal to action gamers and some strategy players alike. Although it’s a short single player experience, Commando packs a ton of action into every minute, and gamers will enjoy every minute of it.
WindowsGame Over Online
Fans of the Star Wars Franchise will probably love this title, because it gives them a different sense of their favorite series from the soldier’s perspective. However, this is one of those titles that will appeal to action gamers and some strategy players alike. Although it’s a short single player experience, Commando packs a ton of action into every minute, and gamers will enjoy every minute of it.
WindowsGame Chronicles
As the Star Wars franchise nears its theatrical conclusion in just a few short weeks it is comforting to know that the legacy will live on (and on and on) in video games. After all, George has created an entire universe that can, in no way, be fully explored in a mere six movies.
Xboxgames xtreme
Republic Commando should be on any Star Wars fans shelf as well as those who want a pretty solid and intelligent FPS/Squad based game. The AI is ropey at times but otherwise does its job admirably. It lacks Coop and that is a big negative.
XboxGame Captain
Kann dem Ballerkönig auf der Xbox - Halo 2 - nicht wirklich gefährlich werden. Gehört aber dennoch in die erste Liga auf der schwarzen Konsole.
WindowsGame Captain
Republic Commandos macht dank guter Team-KI, einfacher Handhabung, netter Präsentation, abwechslungs- und actionreichen Gameplays viel Spaß - und gehört damit zu den gelungeneren Vertretern des Genres. Empfehlenswert!
WindowsGameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands)
Als je een fan bent van Star Wars of shooter games en niet al te veel aandacht schenkt aan het multiplayergedeelte is het voor ons heel makkelijk om Republic Commando een echte aanrader te noemen.
WindowsPC Action
"Ich mach mir mal ´ne Dose auf", meinte Herr Ciszewski und verschwand mit Ravioli bewaffnet in die Redaktionsküche. Das Gleiche dachte ich mir in dem Moment, als ich einem weiteren Droiden mit einem gezielten Schuss die Elektro-Birne wegballerte. Ganz ohne Ravioli. Bei Republic Commando verabschiedet man sich von der bösen Realität und wird Teil des Star Wars-Universums. Eine Zeit lang hatte ich endlich einmal Freunde: die Delta Squad. Hoffentlich treffe ich meine neuen Kumpels im nächsten Teil wieder.
Star Wars: Republic Commando is an excellently finished game, with great graphics and exemplary sound. Unfortunately despite the truly fantastic interface, the ease-of-use and strong A.I things haven't been worked out or are challenging enough to make the total experience perfect. A true suggestion for people who love tactical shooters and the Star Wars universe but definitely not a classic in the genre. Don't let that stop you from enjoying the ten hours of action though! I myself am already looking forward to a sequel.
XboxXBox Front
Während sich die Welt auf die dritte Episode des bekanntesten und beliebtesten Universums überhaupt vorbereitet, bringt Lucasarts einen Shooter mit Strategieelementen auf den Markt, der euch die Chance gibt, Teamleader einer Truppe Klonkrieger zu werden. Nicht irgendwelcher Klonkrieger, sondern Führer einer Truppe Commandos. Als Republic Commandos sollt ihr das Universum frei von hinterlistigen Elementen halten. Seid ihr bereit für diesen Job und lohnt es sich, dem Einberufungsbescheid zu folgen?
WindowsPC Games (Germany)
Für Machtspielchen ist in Republic Commando kein Platz. Denn im Gegensatz zur Jedi Knight-Serie wandeln Sie nicht auf Luke Skywalkers Spuren, sondern schlüpfen in die Rolle eines Klonkriegers, der für Lichtschwerter in etwa so viel übrig hat wie Darth Vader für die Rebellen. Und trotzdem ist Ihr Alter Ego alles andere als ein 08/15-Soldat, wie in der gelungenen Eingangssequenz deutlich wird. Kaum erblicken Sie im Genlabor auf Kamino das Licht der Welt, vertickern Ihnen die Schöpfer: "Wir haben Großes mit dir vor, RC-1138."
XboxGame Informer Magazine
Over the years, we have sliced through Imperial forces with twirling lightsabers, given in to the tantalizing power of the Dark Side, and destroyed the Death Star more times than George Lucas has worn his favorite flannel. With a setting that Tom Clancy wouldn’t mind endorsing, Republic Commando emerges as a great departure for Star Wars gaming, and a breath of fresh air that fans have been dreaming of since they first watched a squadron of storm troopers obliterate a hapless crew aboard the Tantive IV blockade runner.
If you're a fan of Star Wars that's been looking for something a little grittier, this is definitely a good choice. Don't expect it to blow your mind, but it looks good and plays well while it lasts.
WindowsGameStar (Germany)
Dass Republic Commando ein Ego- und kein Taktikshooter ist, stört mich hingegen nicht. Dadurch wird das Spiel ja nicht schlechter. Wer also auf einen tiefgründigen Star Wars-Bezug verzichten kann und einen coolen Ego-Shooter sucht, liegt mit Republic Commando richtig.
Things really get going when the battles set in. There are only three main campaign levels in Republic Commando, but all are full of action. Everything begins on Geonosis when training becomes a reality for Delta Squad as they drop into live combat during the battle at the end of Episode II. This particular planet gives the game a feel similar to that of Call of Duty or Medal of Honor, as friendly clones, enemy droids, and Geonosians run around killing each other while you and your crew mow through everybody in an attempt to achieve a very specific goal.
WindowsPC Gameplay (Benelux)
LucasArts strikes back! Uitstekende team-AI, een militaristische Star Wars sfeer en luchtige onliners kenmerken deze shooter.
As the first tactical shooter set in the Universe that George Built, Star Wars: Republic Commando offers fans an entertaining (albeit short) experience. Everything about the game's production has been highly polished, with the results being very slick visuals, impressive audio effects, and some innovative additions to the genre. Although these clone warriors might not be ready to give Ding Chavez and the boys from Rainbow a run for their money, there's no doubt that we'll be (hopefully) seeing more of their adventures in the future.
XboxConsole Obsession
Despite it’s so-so squad command system, Star Wars: Republic Commando is still a superb shooter and without doubt one of the best of its kind the Xbox has to offer. People who are looking forward to the newest film in the saga, should check this game out for a sneak preview of some of the vehicles and enemies etc that are featured in the movie. FPS fans on the other hand will be wholly satisfied with the well executed action on offer in this fantastic game.
WindowsComputer Gaming World (CGW)
Still, given the intensity of the combat, you won't have a lot of time to brood over the sometimes monotonous environments. Somebody deserves credit for making a gritty, Jedi-free Star Wars game without any fruity Force powers or lightsabers.
"Star Wars: Republic Commando" is a good action packed FPS game from the Star Wars universe. If offers the best graphics and sound(fx) we have seen in any SW game. From time to time you may encounter some AI troubles with your squad members but when comparing the other positive aspects of the game you'll probably forget this fast and just play on. However if you're looking for a tactical Star Wars game, you better skip this title because pure tactics are not involved here. Stick with the excellent NON-SW game "Brother in Arms: Road to Hill 30" instead (review here) or just wait until a decent tactical Star Wars game hits the market. Conclusion is that when you're looking for a full action-shooter-Star Wars game, "Republic Commando" should be yours!
80 PC Gaming
Judged solely on what this game is, It is an intense, exciting fast paced thrill ride of a game. It features a well implemented and easy to learn squad based mechanic which shows you can take a complex game mechanic and make it accessible to masses and still fun. This is a great sound and great looking game which will immerse you in the Clone Wars and show you a side you are likely to miss if you only watch the movies, having said that, it falls short of the expectations that I and many gamers had when we first heard the announcement of this game and saw that impressive set of screenshots.
Aborder l’univers de Star Wars dans le style FPS n’est pas nouveau, on se souvient de jedi knight 2, où l’on incarnait encor et toujours un Jedi avec tous les pouvoirs qui vont avec et le fameux sabre laser, developé par Raven Software. Republic Commando est développé par Lucas Art et est disponible sur PC et Xbox.
Combine a military action shooter like Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon with the most coveted sci-fi universe this side of Tatooine and you end up with Star Wars: Republic Commando, a new squad-based adventure that drops you into the middle of an intergalactic conflict of good versus evil.
All in all, Republic Commando is a great game, be you a Star Wars fan or no. It delivers an effective new variant of squad based combat into the FPS arena that has been implemented with skill and dedication. The whole game can be finished by a good player in eight or so hours, just long enough to be satisfying and just short enough that the repetitive game play doesn't get annoying. The gameplay is excellent and since the game uses the highly modifiable UT engine, one can expect a plethora of mods on the horizon. Any fan of the FPS genre or squad combat should buy this game, and if you are into the movies to any great degree then this game is definitely worth considering, as the events in it underpin the movies.
I know, I know. Another Star Wars game. Elite Jedi against the forces of tyranny, using The Force, crazy X-WIng on TIE fighter action, blah blah blah. But don't assume too much about Republic Commando. It's a bit different. There's nary a Jedi in sight and you spend the whole game as a Trooper participating in the Clone Wars between Episode II and Episode III. Furthermore, it's one of the best Star Wars gaming experiences you'll probably have due to great production values, simple but fun squad-based gameplay, and an overall solid shooter design. The game isn't perfect and it's a bit short, but it's pretty good.
WindowsYahoo! Games
Set between Episode II and the forthcoming Episode III, Republic Commando is a tactical first-person shooter that puts players in control of a squad of four elite clone warriors. It's not without its flaws -- a lack of tactical depth and disappointing multiplayer are chief among them -- but it's gripping and spectacular to play, and certainly one of the better Star Wars games on the market.
All the corridors on Kashyyyk look the same. In fact, all the locations on Kashyyyk look the same until we reach a bridge leading to a command center. The other three lads in Delta Squad are flanking me as we arrive, and the serenity of the locale is shattered as blaster fire burns the air. A pair of super battle droids blocks our path, and on the far side of the bridge we can see a blaster turret on guard, and a couple of droid dispensers spitting out their payload at a rate of a couple of metal guys every 20 seconds.
Star Wars Republic Commando ist viel mehr ein Ego- als ein Taktik-Shooter. Das Team-Element sorgt zwar in der Anfangsphase für viel Motivation, aber da sich in den folgenden Kampagnen überhaupt nichts am Geschehen verändert und fast alle Gefechte nach Schema F ablaufen (Reinlaufen, Positionen nehmen, Schießen, Weiterlaufen), rückt der Taktik-Aspekt gehörig in den Hintergrund. Auch das viel zu lineare Level-Design schränkt die strategischen Möglichkeiten ein. Dafür wird euch Nonstop-Action mit hoher Geschwindigkeit geboten. Ihr stürmt praktisch durch die mit Gegnern überladenen Levels und ballert alles in Grund und Boden. Erfreulich ist dabei, dass sich eure KI-Kollegen ziemlich clever anstellen und coole Sprüche parat haben. Die Bedienung ist trotz Team-Aspekt sehr einfach gehalten ist, sowohl auf der Xbox als auch dem PC. Im Gegensatz zu jedem anderen Star Wars-Spiel ist die Atmosphäre allerdings eher finster und bedrohlich.
XboxGame Revolution
When the dust clears and the last enemy has fallen, Star Wars: Republic Commando remains an impressive but brief first-person foray into the Star Wars universe. The tour of duty deftly combines intuitive squad-based tactics with fast-paced action, though those wanting to go career will be disappointed in the lack of long-term value. But hey, not too shabby for a clone.
XboxUGO (UnderGroundOnline)
While Star Wars: Republic Commando is a pretty solid game overall, it's entirely forgettable and will wind up in that large pile of good-but-not-great titles that LucasArts has building up recently. The squad gameplay's not bad, but the gunfights are a little dull and the multiplayer modes are entirely underwhelming. The game simply doesn't excel at the meat and potatoes of an action-oriented game: the action itself.
The game starts off good, and then just really never goes any further. You keep expecting you and your squad to do bigger and better things, but it just never happens. You basically do the same stuff to the same people for the last half of the game. The game just never...builds into anything more than an average video game experience.
Star Wars : Republic Commando est un jeu bien pensé, bien ficelé et bien poli. L’humour est très présent, et l’immersion est très agréable pourvu qu’on n’ait pas de problème particulier avec l’idée de jouer des soldats dans une campagne militaire. La gestion de l’unité est sympathique de même que les grosses séances de shoot qui font ponctuellement leur apparition. A conseiller aux fans de FPS (et de Star Wars, évidemment).
Al bij al kan Star Wars: Republic Commando geen topper van formaat genoemd worden. De game biedt leuke Star Wars actie in een FPS kleedje en kan de fans zeker en vast een tijdje bezig houden. De gelijkenis met Halo 2 is niet ver te zoeken, maar tot mijn grootste spijt moet ik besluiten dat Star Wars: Republic Commando een pak minder biedt dan deze Xbox topper. Absolute Star Wars fans die overtuigd zijn van de actie en spanning die deze game biedt, kunnen het overwegen om Star Wars: Republic Commando te kopen en een extra puntje bij de score tellen. De anderen (lees: niet-Star Wars fans) houden het beter bij Halo 2...
The final product of Star Wars Republic Commando is one that tops any other Lucas Arts game in recent years. Although the meager campaign of ten hours is shorter than I would have liked, I still enjoyed the majority of the time I spent blasting battle droids. I would definitely suggest this game to any Star Wars fans out there and anyone else who enjoys a decent FPS.
Peut-être parce qu'il y rencontre une concurrence moins rude, Republic Commando passe beaucoup mieux sur Xbox que sur PC. L'ambiance fidèle à l'esprit Star Wars permet de combler les quelques lacunes du jeu (le côté bourrin trop prononcé) et d'oublier l'aspect tactique qu'on nous faisait miroiter avant sa sortie.
XboxExtreme Gamer
Star Wars: Republic Commando is worth the price of a rental first. Find out what you are getting into before you purchase this game. The hype has made it out to much more than it, Rainbow Six its not! If you love the new Star Wars movies and you just want to fire it up then I gather Republic Commando won't disappoint you like it did me. Now, where did I put that Star Wars Battlefront disc?
WindowsAbsolute Games (
Возьмите DVD с "Атакой клоунов" и посмотрите последние 20 минут. Вы получите полное представление о том, что происходит в игре на протяжении трех "эпизодов", символизирующих три года эпического конфликта между Республикой и Торговой Федерацией. Из жарких каньонов Геонозиса мы ныряем в мрачные интерьеры заброшенного военного крейсера, а оттуда путь лежит к древесному городу мохнатых вуки, что живут на планете Кашик. Увы, это не более чем выгодный фон, призванный заманить народные массы на майскую премьеру "Episode III". Если удалить из Republic Commando всё, что так или иначе относится к лукасовской вселенной, она ничего не потеряет — настолько поверхностен этот экскурс в историю "клонических войн". Скриптовые сценки, пререндеренные ролики, интересные ситуации, знакомые персонажи обошли сей продукт стороной. "Ходи да отстреливай всё, что шевелится" — завязка, развитие, кульминация и эпилог в одной фразе.
WindowsJoystick (French)
Malgré une base technique solide, une excellente musique et un bel effort dans l'intégration du jeu en équipe, Republic Commando n'est qu'un FPS de plus avec un solo grossier et un multi banal. L'armement ridicule, les ennemis sans charisme et les décors peu inspirés annihilent rapidement toutes les bonnes intentions du scénario. Reste l'atmosphère, forcément prenante pour tout fan de Star Wars... Mais si le thème ne vous inspire pas plus que ça, ce n'est même pas la peine d'y penser.
WindowsUOL Jogos
"Republic Commando" se mostra um uso inteligente da marca "Star Wars", fugindo da mesmice de muitos games que carregam a marca. Fãs do universo vão querer comprar o game para ter uma chance única de participar da Guerra dos Clones, mas jogadores em busca de ação estratégica devem procurar algum título de Tom Clancy ou considerar um breve aluguel.
XboxThe Video Game Critic
Rupublic Commando's single player mode is engaging for a while, but the monotonous environments and regenerating creatures (damn flying bugs) take their toll on the fun. The storyline and objectives are pretty vanilla as you blindly forge ahead on your linear path. The multiplayer split-screen is even more bland. I like Republic Commando's crisp graphics and simple gameplay, but it's one of the less memorable Star Wars titles.
Soyons clairs : Republic Commando est très satisfaisant sur console mais sur PC, il entre dans un monde qui ne lui convient pas. Son aspect tactique est quasiment inexistant du fait qu'il prend systématiquement le joueur par la main et son action bien que nerveuse reste dénuée de véritable challenge, sombrant même parfois dans la simple formalité fastidieuse d'un carnage irréfléchi d'ennemis stupides. En matière de FPS, on fait mieux, et en matière de Star Wars, moi je m'en retourne sur Jedi Knight 2.
Overall, Star Wars: Republic Commando is, at the end of the day, an extremely average first person shooter. It does some things well, but it also does some things poorly, and the end result is a game that’s really not worth paying top-dollar for. It might be worth a purchase once the price drops, or a rental today, but there just isn’t enough here to justify spending your hard-earned gaming dollars on Republic Commando just because it’s a Star Wars game. If you’re craving a good action game, then you would be better off revisiting Rainbow Six or Halo 2 than settling for this attack of the clones.