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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 Windows Come my little enemies. Run into my pistol.
Dick Marcinko: Rogue Warrior Windows Fleeing from the explosion? Not on my watch!
Dick Marcinko: Rogue Warrior Windows Cold? It's not cold in hell...
Dick Marcinko: Rogue Warrior Windows Blowing shit up - that's what this game is all about.

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Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Dec 05, 2009 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
GameStar (Germany) Dec 08, 2009 55 out of 100 55
PC Player (Denmark) Jan, 2010 3.5 out of 10 35
Cheat Happens Dec 08, 2009 3 out of 10 30
Cheat Code Central Dec, 2009 1 out of 5 20
GameSpot Dec 02, 2009 2 out of 10 20
GamingHeaven / DriverHeaven Dec 02, 2009 20 out of 100 20 Dec 23, 2009 2 out of 10 20
IGN Dec 04, 2009 1.5 out of 10 15
The Game Hoard Dec 26, 2017 1 out of 7 14


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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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