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Star Wars: Republic Commando (Windows)

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100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.9
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The Trenches of the Clone Wars Terrence Bosky (5237) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars
Frantic FPS, sadly without much Star Wars atmosphere Cadorna (190) unrated

Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 4.0
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.7
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.1
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.1
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.8
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.2
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.6
Overall MobyScore (32 votes) 3.9


The Press Says

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88
ActionTrip
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.
87
Gamesmania
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.
87
PC 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.
87
GameSpot
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.
86
Game 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.
86
Game 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.
85
Game 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!
85
GameSpot (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.
85
PC 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.
83
PC 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."
82
GameStar (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.
82
IGN
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.
81
PC Gameplay (Benelux)
LucasArts strikes back! Uitstekende team-AI, een militaristische Star Wars sfeer en luchtige onliners kenmerken deze shooter.
80
Computer 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.
80
2404.org 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.
80
JeuxVideoPC.com
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.
80
GamerDad
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.
80
Gameplanet
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.
80
GameSpy
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.
80
Yahoo! 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.
80
1UP
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.
73
Netjak
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.
70
Factornews
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).
70
Gamernode
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.
63
Absolute Games (AG.ru)
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60
Joystick (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.
60
UOL 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.
55
Jeuxvideo.com
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.