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Category Description User Score
Acting The quality of the voice or video acting. 3.9
AI The quality of the game's intelligence, usually for the behavior of opponents. 3.5
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work and the game plays. 3.7
Graphics The visual quality of the game 3.8
Personal Slant A personal rating of the game, regardless of other attributes 3.8
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.3
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they are executed. This rating is used for every game except compilations and special editions which don't have unique game content not available in a standalone game or DLC. 4.4
Overall User Score (11 votes) 3.9

Critic Reviews

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When you put it all together and examine what BioWare has produced, you realize that at the end of the day, Star Wars: The Old Republic won’t kill WoW. Luckily for us, it isn’t even trying to be the same kind of game, so you don’t have to worry about comparisons between the two. I’ve picked up two SWTOR subscriptions, replacing LOTRO as my MMO of choice, and that’s saying something. As it stands now, it’s got me hooked, and I can see myself subscribing for some time. I can’t predict the state of future content, but if BioWare can keep this level of quality, then the sky’s the limit.
G4 TV: X-Play (Dec 21, 2011)
I honestly have spent the last few years very seriously doubting that even BioWare could pull off something as frankly crazy as what The Old Republic is attempting to do. They have succeeded far beyond my admittedly high expectations. As a KOTOR fan, I finally have my long-awaited sequel(s). As an MMO fan, I am hooked. As a Star Wars fan, I am enthralled. I’m not going to lie to you - a good chunk of this was written while waiting to get through a server queue. I’m willing to bet a good chunk of you read it while doing the same, so let’s all Alt-Tab over. We have a lot of game to play.
Gry OnLine (Jan 03, 2012)
Star Wars: The Old Republic – tytuł, na który z niecierpliwością czekało tysiące graczy. Tytuł, który nie zawiódł. Trudno w tej grze spotkać niezadowolone osoby. Studio BioWare spisało się na medal.
AusGamers (Dec 21, 2011)
BioWare have remarkably pulled a rabbit out of the hat with Star Wars: The Old Republic. While they haven’t revolutionised MMO gameplay as we know it, they have delivered one of the best looking, most playable and most polished MMOs in history -- in fact, a level of polish you just don’t expect from the genre. Will it have lastability to rival World of Warcraft? At this point it’s far too early to tell if a long-term subscription will be worthwhile. But if you enjoy RPGs, if you enjoy Star Wars, or like BioWare’s well-crafted epics, then Star Wars: The Old Republic is certainly worth the initial price of admission (well, assuming you can get your hands on a copy).
GamingTrend (Jan 12, 2012)
Star Wars: The Old Republic has had one of the smoothest launches I’ve seen from any MMO to date. It also manages to handle both single player, multiplayer, massive multiplayer, PvE, PvP, and small groups as well as large in one package. Anyone playing this game can’t help but crack a smile when they get their first lightsaber, and that’s just the start. The game is full to bursting with epic storylines (the developers estimate roughly 800 hours – and that’s not a typo), solid voice acting, and enough content to keep you busy for the foreseeable future. The Old Republic hasn’t raised the bar for MMOs, it completely reinvents the genre entirely.
PC Master (2012)
Η εποχή των συνδρομητικών MMO φαίνεται να τελειώνει πια, με το μοντέλο των freemium games και των μικροπληρωμών να κυριαρχεί στο χώρο των on–line games. Αν το World of Warcraft άνοιξε το κεφάλαιο του casual MMO, το SW:TOR κάνει το ιδανικό «κλείσιμο» και γράφει έναν αληθινά επικό επίλογο σε μία εποχή του on–line gaming.
PC Gamer (Dec 22, 2011)
The Old Republic plunges players into the Star Wars universe we’ve always wanted to live in, and succeeds as both and RPG and an MMO. And perhaps just as thrilling, there’s an oversized Bantha’s worth of potential in expanding areas like space combat and the companion system, or in adding new features like guild housing. This one’s got a long, bright future ahead of it.
3D Juegos (Dec 23, 2011)
Enorme, variado, épico por momentos y con una jugablidad a prueba de bombas. De partida no parece el juego de rol más original, pero BioWare ha sabido jugar muy bien sus cartas e incorporar novedades a la fórmula hasta convertir a The Old Republic en un MMORPG imprescindible para cualquier aficionado al género. Seas o no amante de Star Wars, éste es un juego que merece ser disfrutado sí o sí.
Game Chronicles (Jan 20, 2012)
But if any MMO game were to ever stand a chance of luring me back into the monthly-pay-to-play model, SWTOR is certainly it. With its movie-like presentation, engaging stories, and seemingly endless quest potential, this is one RPG that gets harder to put down the longer you keep playing. And I haven’t even fully tapped into the advanced material like Guilds and serious PVP play. Combine all of this great content with one of the most stable and trouble-free launches in MMO history and you have your new role-model to which all other MMO games should aspire. Welcome to the future of online role-playing.
Worth Playing (Jan 23, 2012)
Once you take all of these parts and put them together as a whole, The Old Republic is not a vastly different MMO than what you've played before. Instead, it is an MMO that has taken a lot of the existing familiar mechanics and improved or streamlined them. The underlying game is solidly built and entertaining in its own right, but what really drives it home are the solid writing and voice acting that pervade the game. Of course, it also has the powerful Star Wars franchise as its foundation. The game has a few flaws here and there, but fewer than most MMOs do at launch and certainly not enough to make the game anything but a highly recommendable MMO title with a significant and enjoyable body of content.
Gamereactor (Germany) (Dec 23, 2011)
Auch wenn es etwas drastisch klingt, Star Wars: The Old Republic ist als Gesamterlebnis das beeindruckendste MMO, das es momentan gibt. Besonders die Inszenierung über die Dialogsequenzen und die authentische, dichte Atmosphäre sorgen dafür, dass wir immer wieder in diese Welt eintauchen wollen. Es ist einfach erstaunlich wie Bioware seine Erfolgsrezepte für Solo-Rollenspiele ins MMO-Genre übertragen hat. Es ist eigentlich nur eine Frage der Zeit, bis auch die Zahlen Star Wars: The Old Republic zum König des Genres machen. Vom Gefühl her ist es das jetzt schon.
Gamereactor (Sweden) (Dec 23, 2011)
Slutprodukten av Biowares hårda, långa, slit är nämligen inte bara en ren kopia av genrens tidigare stortitlar, och jag är tacksam för det. Det hade varit enkelt att komma undan med en tjusig trailer och en traditionell Warcraft-kopia i Star Wars-miljö. Folk hade köpt det. Jag hade köpt det. Istället har man, precis som utlovat, adderat dimensionen som alltid saknats och skapat ett spel som inte bara maskerar trista uppdrag med story utan faktiskt engagerar spelaren i moraliska val och dialoger som känns genuina.
The Escapist (Jan 17, 2012)
BioWare lived up to its promises to make story really matter in an MMO context with The Old Republic. Here, your characters are so much more than just avatars with stats. Buy it if you like at least two of the following: Star Wars, BioWare, or MMOs.
90 (Jan 27, 2012)
Velmi podařené MMORPG, které není bez chyb, ale žádný z jejích klíčových prvků není vadný či špatný. Naopak, to, oč se hra opírá, funguje skvěle. Výjimečnost jí ale zajišťuje „kampaňová“ část, která může úspěšně suplovat klasický singleplayer.
At the end of the day, is Star Wars: The Old Republic really worth all the hype? Is it truly something that’s worth getting into? The short answer is yes. While Bioware might be called out for playing it a bit safe and sticking to an already familiar MMO formula, the game still has plenty to keep both Star Wars and MMO fans engaged. If you’re looking for a fleshed-out MMO that isn’t as overcrowded as WoW, then this is the game for you.
Meristation (Dec 29, 2011)
Solamente existen dos grandes dudas con respecto al futuro de SWToR; la primera, si una vez el apabullamiento por las bondades del viaje hasta nivel 50 ha terminado, el juego va a ser capaz de mantener el interés no ya durante un mes o dos, sino durante varios meses (los que justifiquen una suscripción mensual). La segunda es el ratio de expansiones de contenido: si realmente se quiere mantener el nivel de calidad (doblaje, argumento, etc.) esto ralentizará - y encarecerá - muchísimo el ritmo de actualizaciones. Pero en cualquier caso, con lo que tenemos hoy, estamos ante un homenaje a la esencia pura de Star Wars. El sueño de muchos jugadores es por fin una realidad y nos congratula decir que, aunque no perfecto, por lo menos está a la altura de lo que se esperaba. - Star Wars en estado puro- Su argumento para un solo jugador- La flexibilidad en grupos- Nave, crafteo, etc.- El apartado sonoro, impecable.
Vandal Online (Dec 28, 2011)
Star Wars: The Old Republic ha venido para quedarse durante mucho tiempo y hacernos vivir épicas aventuras galácticas en este maravilloso universo de ciencia ficción. No revoluciona el género en prácticamente ningún aspecto. Eso sí, a pesar de mantener una jugabilidad muy conservadora, da un paso de gigante en cuanto a narrativa se refiere en este género y casi todo lo que hace lo hace bien y con mucho acierto. Sin embargo, se notan leves defectos, comprensibles por otra parte dado que no lleva ni un mes de vida, y aún le quedan muchas cosas por incluir para seguir mejorando. Aunque sólo apto para quienes sepan inglés de momento.
XGN (Dec 27, 2011)
Star Wars: The Old Republic is de natte droom voor iedereen die zichzelf fan noemt van de franchise. De mooie verhalen, de levendige werelden en het knappe stemmenwerk zuigen je mee in een wereld vol fantasie. SW: TOR is niet erg innovatief voor het genre en heeft problemen, waaronder de PvP-modi die uit balans zijn door grote level verschillen. Ook de hoeveelheid content in de endgame blijft momenteel nog een vraagteken. Toch is SW: TOR zeker het maandelijkse prijskaartje waard, vanwege het 200 uur durende pretfestijn dat je beleefd door slechts één personage naar level 50 te brengen. Dit is typisch een game die je oppakt voor 15 minuten en vervolgens merkt dat er uren voorbij zijn gevlogen.
Cheat Happens (Feb 18, 2012)
It's easy to throw the Star Wars name on a project and watch as it sells, but EA and Bioware have something special on their hands with The Old Republic. It bends the rules of what a traditional MMORPG can be and embraces the cult culture of the franchise like never before. If you've yet to jump into MMORPGs, this may be your ticket in.
One of the most ambitious and expensive game projects comes to fruition with Star Wars: The Old Republic. A fully realized MMORPG, The Old Republic proves that World of Warcraft doesn’t stand alone online. Best of all, the game is undeniably a BioWare production. The story progression for each class—eight in all—would make a respectable standalone game. Put together in this massive shell, it’s a revelation. Whether you’re an experienced MMORPG player looking for a new experience, a Star Wars fan wanting some solid role-playing action, or a newbie just looking for a great game, Star Wars: The Old Republic is worth your attention.
Game Vortex (Feb 09, 2012)
If you're a fan of Star Wars and you've ever wanted to wield a lightsaber or a blaster, I highly recommend Star Wars: The Old Republic. My advice is to get the game, use a strong password, record your security answers somewhere safe that you can get to them and just avoid the security key generator.
Impulse Gamer (Jan, 2012)
In conclusion, The Old Republic is an extremely addicting game with an amazing story, beautiful music and voice acting, and an engaging and fun gameplay. The bugs and glitches along with the monthly subscription fees might turn off some people to the game, but I still highly recommend it. So come, join the Old Republic and start your Star Wars story now!
Atomic Gamer (Jan 07, 2012)
Despite my having written a chunk of negativity that's longer than some whole articles I've written, it's important to point out that The Old Republic is still a fantastic game with many great ideas for implementing a solo-style RPG experience into a much larger framework. If you're sick of WoW but don't mind a game that doesn't fully reinvent the grinding wheel, this is most definitely worth a shot. If you're a KOTOR fan who doesn't care for MMOs but wants to see a continuation of the story, you'll find quite a bit of it here with plenty of references to the original game's plot and characters - but be aware that it's not nearly as easy to play this game solo-only as you might like. Finally, if you just want to enjoy the latest Star Wars spectacle, then by all means pick this up, because you'll get a big dose of the Force, starships, bounty hunters, and the Empire versus Rebels (er, Republic) action that you surely crave.
Darkstation (Jan 09, 2012)
In closing, I’ll say that Star Wars: The Old Republic is a game I never knew I wanted. Years ago, I was upset to discover that there were no plans to continue Revan’s story after Knights of the Old Republic II and instead continue exploring the Old Republic universe through an MMO. After experiencing burnout with World of Warcraft, I had resigned myself to no longer play these types of games. However, I couldn’t be happier with what BioWare has done with The Old Republic and the experience continues to be enjoyable. The bottom line is, after 42 hours, I’m still having a blast.
Game Watcher (Jan 09, 2012)
It may carry a lot of the same foundations as other MMOs but BioWare has given the genre something it has desperately needed - actual RPG - and that can only spell good things for us all.
90 (Jan 26, 2012)
Star Wars: The Old Republic befindet sich noch ganz am Anfang und hinterlässt trotzdem einen extrem ausgereiften Eindruck. Das ein oder andere Haar in dieser Sternchensuppe ändert nichts am ausgezeichneten Geschmack. Die Spielmechanik ist grundsolide, die Optik absolut in Ordnung und es gibt weit mehr als nur genügend Inhalte. Allein die acht individuellen Klassenstorys würden jeden Einzelspieler-Titel aufs Siegertreppchen hieven und zum Preis von ein paar Monaten Abo-Gebühren bekommt man richtig viel Spielzeit geboten. Nimmt man noch die großartig vertonten Dialogsequenzen mit in die Gleichung auf, hat man einen echten Herausforderer für World of Warcraft. Für ein noch so junges MMO ist das beachtlich. Dabei ist noch nicht einmal der Star-Wars-Bonus eingerechnet - das Spiel käme sogar ganz gut ohne aus. Wenn BioWare langfristig frische Inhalte nachlegt und nebenbei an den letzten Macken feilt, teilen sich bald zwei Spiele den Genrethron.
90 (Jan 05, 2012)
Svět Hvězdných válek mě totálně pohltil. A vás dostane taky. Herní systém je v základu klasický, ale je na něj nabalena spousta vychytávek (společníci, vesmírná loď...!) a hlavně skvělá atmosféra a na poměry onlinovek nezvykle propracovaný příběh. Vlastně příběhy. Jasná volba mezi MMORPG a nejen mezi nimi.
90 (Jan 03, 2012)
Als we alles bij elkaar zetten is Star Wars the Old Republic een enorme prestatie. Er zitten nog enkele bugs in de game, maar die vallen in het niets vergeleken met de gigantische schaal van het spel. Voor het eerst ooit krijgt een MMORPG een verhaal mee dat makkelijk meekan met de besten en daarnaast bevat deze nagenoeg alle standaard features van een geslaagde MMO en zit er voldoende Star Wars in om honderden nieuwe lightsaber kids op Youtube te doen verschijnen. Mijn gevoelen zegt dan ook dat dit er erg goed uit ziet en de snelle verkoopcijfers en actieve community bevestigt dit. Wij gaan hieraan werken Bioware om er het meeste uit te halen, maar we verwachten van jullie eveneens een gigantische toewijding en inzet. Anders keren wij ook terug naar onze gekende duivel, of dat nu WoW, Skyrim of Mass Effect moge zijn in dit geval.
DarkZero (Jan 01, 2012)
Ultimately, it’s an MMO worth playing. If you’re new to the MMO genre, a fan of Star Wars, or just someone who likes massively multiplayer madness, this one is for you. There are some nasty bugs that can sometimes pull away from gameplay, but nothing (these days) ever comes out without needing a few patches. I won’t say it’s better than World of Warcraft, as I don’t want to wake up with a dead Furblong head on my covers, but it’s definitely good competition. Really though, go buy this game. It’s relatively cheaper than most drug addictions, and it will keep you out of jail.
Cheat Code Central (Dec 28, 2011)
These are impressions I got in my very early hours with the game. I plan to write an update down the line, both to revise my thoughts and to explain any significant updates that BioWare makes. But my early experience makes something very clear to me: If the idea of a Star Wars MMO appeals to you, The Old Republic will be worth the cost of admission.
Thunderbolt Games (Jan 28, 2012)
If you can see past these relatively basic setbacks, The Old Republic will reward you with an online role-playing game that is unlike anything else you’ve played in the genre so far. That alone makes it worth checking out, but with some surprisingly balanced player versus player content right out of the gate, and content updates rolling out already, you’d have to be mad to pass this one up. Blizzard had best keep an eye on this one if it doesn’t want to be swallowed up by the kind of quality storytelling and personalized quests that players have been begging of the genre for years. Star Wars: The Old Republic will happily gobble up your time, and it’ll do it in the best kind of way.
IGN (Jan 06, 2012)
I can say beyond a shadow of a doubt that The Old Republic is a stand-out, wonderfully crafted MMO. The story elements deliver on every front, the vocal performances are excellent, and some genuinely clever innovations have been applied to PvP combat. There’s also a massive volume of content to keep you hooked for a long time. But it’s important to keep in mind that The Old Republic doesn’t stray too far from standard MMO mechanics. If the target-attack style of combat and the repetitive quests of other MMOs has thrown you off in the past, then extra consideration needs to be taken. Even then, though, The Old Republic is worth a try. The characterization and settings are superb, regardless of what you think of the genre. BioWare has a lot of room for improvement and expansion, and I’m really excited to see where The Old Republic goes in the next few years. You should be, too.
The borderlines between MMORPGs and single-player games are not what they used to be. Star Wars: The Old Republic successfully blends engrossing storytelling with a persistent online world that can be explored alone or with other players. The character classes and the cinematic presentation do the Star Wars license proud. Let’s bear in mind that MMORPGs are moving targets for review scores. They are being expanded all the time and are never as “finished” as a single-player game.
PC Games (Germany) (Dec 23, 2011)
Sieht aus wie Star Wars, hört sich auch so an und spielt sich vor allem auch so. Biowares erster Ausflug ins üppig bevölkerte All der Online-Rollenspiele erweist sich mehr als gelungen. Sicher ist noch nicht alles perfekt, aber welches MMORPG ist das zu Release schon? Wer sich etwas total Revolutionäres oder noch nie Dagewesenes erhofft hat, der dürfte sicher ein wenig enttäuscht sein, bietet SWTOR vom Grundsatz eben „More of the same“. Doch der Reiz ist ein ganz anderer – es ist dieses sofortige „Ja ich bin ein Held“-Gefühl, dieses „Ja das ist typisch Star Wars“-Feeling, das einen schon in den ersten Minuten packt und schnell von einer zur anderen Quest fesselt. Dazu spielt Bioware konsequent seine Stärken aus: Tolle Charaktere, viele gute Dialoge (voll vertont) und das Vorgaukeln von Entscheidungen, die einfach für ein erstklassiges Rollenspielgefühl sorgen.
Ten Ton Hammer (Dec 22, 2011)
While it's not without its flaws, Star Wars: The Old Republic is an excellent game overall, and one well worth spending your hard earned dollars on. Even if you play it for the expertly crafted class stories alone, you're sure to get more entertainment-per-dollar than any other RPG released this year. And yes, that even includes the current critic's darling, Skyrim.
ActionTrip (Jan 13, 2012)
I am quite happy with my experience with Star Wars: The Old Republic. In fact, I was more than a little irritated that I had to take time away from playing the game in order to write about the game. However, if my recommendation helps convince some fence sitters to purchase the game and experience it for themselves it is more than worth it. The heavy emphasis on story-telling, coupled with the great voice acting, solid gameplay (outside of the space-based ship missions), good graphics and stellar sound track makes for an experience you have to try for yourself. If you are a Star Wars fan, an MMOG fan or a fan of past BioWare single-player RPGs, then you need to give this game a try. You'll be surprised at how much fun a story-based MMOG can be.
Hooked Gamers (Jan 03, 2012)
I still might not be what you’d call “an MMO guy,” but I am having a heck of a lot of fun with The Old Republic and plan on keeping my account active for quite some time. I’m in love with the personal storytelling that the game delivers with a fully voice-acted cast, I think most of the group dynamics work extremely well together, and I really feel a connection to my characters. These huge positives outweigh the few problems that I have with the game that hold it back from being an automatic recommend for anyone. A lot of people believed that The Old Republic would re-define the MMO genre as we know it. While it doesn’t completely succeed at this, it has changed the playing field in certain respects and will in my opinion, at least in a few areas, be one of the staples that new MMOs are compared to.
87 (Jan 06, 2012)
Every couple of years we get an MMO whose level of hype and expectations are greater than the game could ever aspire to be and the same remains true for Star Wars: The Old Republic. Even so, the game is simply exceptional. If you’re a Star Wars fan, a fan of BioWare RPGs, and you don’t mind a themepark styled MMO, you will undoubtedly have a great time in the world BioWare has created with Star Wars: The Old Republic. BioWare has successfully fused the foundation of a solid MMO with their industry-leading story telling capabilities to create a final product that convincingly makes the case that as great as many MMOs have been, we’ve definitely been missing a significant piece of the puzzle for all these years.
GamingXP (Dec 31, 2011)
EA und Bioware haben mit „Star Wars: The Old Republic“ jene erfrischende Brise gebracht, die das Genre seit Jahren gebraucht hat und die, ähnlich der aufgehenden Sonne über Coruscant, einen wunderschönen langen Tag verspricht. Noch hat das Spiel die eine oder andere Schwäche, wie etwa das teils unübersichtliche Interface. Doch bedenkt man, dass „Star Wars: The Old Republic“ noch in den Kinderschuhen steckt, verspricht das vorhandene Grundgerüst großes Potenzial. Sollten EA und Bioware in den kommenden Jahren geschickt Hand anlegen und gute Patcharbeit leisten, dann könnte eine Wachablöse an der Spitze der MMORPGs stattfinden und aus der Brise ein Sturm werden, der jegliche noch vorhandenen Zweifel verbläst.
GameStar (Germany) (Dec 15, 2011)
Ich war noch nie so ein MMO-Spieler, der unbedingt das mächtigste Item-Set haben oder den obersten Boss in der hintersten Hardcore-Instanz in Rekordzeit erlegen muss. Insofern ist es mir weitgehend schnuppe, dass The Old Republic für Profis momentan nur wenig Futter bietet. Ich will eine spannende Geschichte erleben. Und ich will auch dann Erfolg und Spaß haben, wenn ich mal keine Gruppe finde. Beides meistert The Old Republic mit Bravour und fesselt mich daher auch, nachdem mein Sith-Inquisitor Level 50 erreicht hat. Ich fange dann nämlich einfach eine neue Klasse an. Nur um zu sehen, was ich mit der alles erlebe. Und das ist mehr als manches Durchschnitts-MMO Marke »Asia Grinder« insgesamt bietet.
GameTrailers (Jan 12, 2012)
Star Wars: The Old Republic's unabashed resampling of the prevailing MMO model offers a valid and in many ways more approachable alternative to Blizzard's juggernaut. It's a great starting point for those curious about the genre, as well as a refreshing change of pace for seasoned MMO veterans. Blizzard can hang onto its coffers of gold for the time being, but as of now, Azeroth is no longer alone in the universe.
85 (Jan 18, 2012)
Star Wars The Old Republic is een MMO van hoge kwaliteit die voor Star Wars fans niet te versmaden is. Beeld, geluid en verhaal doen dit universum absoluut eer aan. Wel is het spel zelf zeer nauw verwant aan voorgangers zoals Everquest, Lord of the Rings Online en World of Warcraft. BioWare doet echter veel dingen net even beter dan de rest, en zeker voor nieuwkomers in dit genre is dit een fenomenale ervaring.
85 (Feb 01, 2012)
SWTOR ha molto da offrire a tutti i tipi di giocatori e siamo assolutamente certi che è destinato a rimanere a lungo sul panorama degli MMO. Bioware sicuramente è del tutto intenzionata a percorrere questa appassionanate strada, dato che ha annunciato in un'intervista che stanno attualmente sviluppando contenuti che verranno rilasciati nel 2013! Siamo molto fiduciosi quindi che la situazione migliorerà sensibilmente già a partire da Marzo, quando verrà rilasciata la prossima content patch con incluso il sistema legato alle Legacy e una nuova instance. Ci sarebbe ancora molto da dire su Old Republic: per questo vi invitiamo al prossimo appuntamento sulle nostre pagine per una descrizione esaustiva del PvP e successivamente a leggere gli altri nostri articoli che pubblicheremo per offrirvi una panoramica estesa del titolo lungo il suo lungo corso di permanente sviluppo. Per il commento effettivo sul gioco, ne trovate ben quattro poco sopra a questo box.
If BioWare can get over their identity crisis and make TOR increasingly more unique with future updates, this could be one of the best MMOs ever. For now, it's 'merely' excellent, and a bold experiment in bringing a worthwhile story to an online experience.
85 (2011)
Star Wars : The Old Republic est un très bon MMORPG, sans doute la meilleure alternative actuelle à World of Warcraft. Le titre affiche une réalisation à la hauteur, une progression très agréable, une durée de vie plus qu'à la hauteur, et un schéma de commandes qui a fait ses preuves.
JeuxActu (Dec 20, 2011)
Un peu trop classique sur certains points et réellement innovant sur d'autres, Star Wars : The Old Republic apparaît au final comme l'un des meilleurs MMORPG de ces derniers temps. Il n'est pas certain qu'il réussisse à détrôner l'incontournable World of Warcraft mais, au moins, il s'en donne les moyens ! Le doublage intégral des quêtes renforce considérablement l'immersion, l'univers de la guerre des étoiles fait forcément son petit effet, et le système de dialogues à plusieurs se montre réellement réjouissant. Du coup, on pardonne aisément au jeu ses quelques défauts, dont certains sont de toute manière inhérents au genre du MMO. Une chose est sûre : Star Wars The Old Republic mérite un bien meilleur destin que celui qu'a connu feu Star Wars Galaxies. Que la force soit avec lui !
85 (Dec 20, 2011)
Solide. Voilà un adjectif qui résume parfaitement notre sentiment vis-à-vis de ce MMORPG. Disposant de toutes les fonctionnalités habituelles des titres du genre (donjons, champs de bataille, zones diverses et variées), il apporte en outre quelques éléments sympathiques tels que les partenaires et le système d'alignement. Bon, il n'invente rien de franchement révolutionnaire, mais il est assez complet et addictif pour plaire aux amateurs du genre et surtout pour séduire les débutants grâce à son aspect scénarisé poussé qui les guidera parfaitement dans cette galaxie lointaine, très lointaine. Une réussite !
Gameplay (Benelux) (Jan 31, 2012)
De verhoopte Big Bang is uitgebleven, maar toch heeft The Old Republic het potentieel om in de verzadigde MMO-Melkweg een supernova te ontketenen. May the Force be with content updates!
83 (Dec 22, 2011)
Einerseits ist das comichafte Design eine gute Entscheidung gewesen und sorgt mitunter für unglaublich schöne Panoramen. Doch bei den Figuren und vor allem der Mimik lässt die Kulisse einige Wünsche offen - was angesichts der Dialoglastigkeit und der Offline-Konkurrenz aus eigenem Hause unverständlich ist. Auch die Kampflags und generelle Performance-Probleme stören. Inhaltlich machen die Kanadier eigentlich alles richtig: Die Gefährten als zusätzliche soziale Komponente sowie als Allzweck-Team (Gegenstand-Herstellung, Kampf-Unterstützung, Trash-Muli) sind gelungen. Und dank ausreichender Missionen in allen Spielstadien wird das umstrittene Grinding nahezu ausradiert - schön! Zwar hätten die Aufgaben häufiger vom üblichen Holen und Bringen sowie Kampf abweichen können, doch das wird durch die tolle futuristische Atmosphäre wieder wett gemacht. Der Online-Rollenspiel-Einstieg von Bioware hat mir trotz kleiner Mankos richtig Spaß gemacht!
The A.V. Club (Jan 09, 2012)
It’s hard not to get excited about playing Star Wars: The Old Republic after watching the opening cinematic. Its stunning graphics, beautifully choreographed fight scenes, and powerful John Williams score promise all the excitement, drama, and charm of George Lucas’ iconic film series. Yet the game that follows is more of a mixed experience, delivering on most fronts, but leaving some significant weaknesses.
NZGamer (Mar 06, 2012)
Star Wars: The OId Republic is a good game. It pays excellent homage to the film series (even though it's set before the movies), and is a really solid MMO. The crafting system and the interesting quest lines make it compelling and refreshing to level up, even if there's not a lot to do once you've finished that phase of the game. If you want to drop your green skin and go red, exchange your axes for a vibro blade, or dare we say your possible Panda for a possible Ewok, this is a game that is well worth having a go at.
I thought I was done with MMOs when WoW burned me out; my subscription was canceled and I wasn't eager to play another WoW clone anytime soon. While TOR shares plenty of its DNA with WoW, it streamlines some of its rougher points, improves upon them and takes a few bold steps. TOR has me energized about the future of MMOs and, when my free press time ends, I'm going to be ponying up the cash to continue my subscription. That's the highest compliment I can pay.
Gaming Age (Jan 23, 2012)
While the game certainly isn’t the perfect MMO, it definitely gets enough elements right that it warrants your attention. Time will tell if it’s enough to cause a sizeable dent in the powerhouse that is still World of Warcraft, but I’d say that this feels like the first legitimate contender to Blizzard’s throne. I’m really looking forward to checking out the end game content, and I think it’s great to see that there’s already been a content patch that was released last week to give players something else to do. Hopefully these updates continue to come out on a timely basis as more players reach the end of their class quests, but I’m already looking forward to checking out the storyline behind another character soon. It definitely has its hooks in me going forward, and it’ll take a lot to pull me away from this game in the coming months.
RPGFan (Feb 25, 2012)
It's not perfect, but it's still a wonderful achievement with all of the elements we've come to expect from a BioWare game in an MMO package.
RPGamer (2012)
LucasArts generally exercised greater quality control of Star Wars games than most licensed properties receive, though that didn't necessarily translate into titles that were actually good. I've played a few other Star Wars games in the past, and while the SNES platformers were pretty good, this one is even better. Knights of the Old Republic may just be the best game in the franchise, and succeeds at being a top-tier RPG even if one has no interest in Star Wars. BioWare did the license proud.
80 (Jan 27, 2012)
SWTOR delivers on many of it’s promises, though it’s still a diamond in the rough. However, even with all the fun it is, I shed a single tear of sadness for what this could have been if it had been developed as a single player game. If you had fun with WoW and you love Star Wars, you have nothing to lose.
The Guardian (Dec 23, 2011)
What I can confirm is that SWTOR more than justifies the box price, which includes the first month online. Whether it's a universe that delivers a constant flow of new surprises and challenges is something that will decide how long punters continue to shell out £8.99 month. But for me it's an impressively epic start.
80 (Jan 20, 2012)
BioWare è riuscita a realizzare uno splendido RPG con una narrazione solidissima, basato su un lore sconfinato che in pochi sanno gestire così bene e che rende tutt'altro che vane le ore trascorse a giocarci, nel caso si decida di sospendere l'abbonamento. Questo è un grandissimo merito che impreziosisce il tutto sommato ordinario The Old Republic differenziandolo dalla concorrenza. Sul versante multigiocatore c'è invece molto da migliorare, sia dal punto di vista tecnico che contenutistico; se la fase di leveling si rivela davvero appagante grazie alla varietà di modi per progredire, l'endgame si dimostra ben presto ripetitivo e limitato al farming di oggetti. Se BioWare rilascerà a cadenza regolare nuovi contenuti e modifiche appropriate per il suo piccolo gioiello online, il futuro della Vecchia Repubblica non potrà essere che roseo.
80 (Jan 18, 2012)
Med Star Wars: The Old Republic tar Electronic Arts frem sine store kanoner for å klare å få fotfeste på det som rent økonomisk må anses som spillverdenens grønne eng. Ved å lage et svært godt, om noe konservativt, massivt rollespill, tror jeg også de lykkes i dette. Oppfølgingen av spillet fremover blir viktig, men for første gang på mange år har jeg funnet et massivt onlinespill som jeg kan komme til å spille i tiden etter anmeldelse.
BioWare has delivered an MMORPG experience that, thankfully, has been worth the wait. Whilst it would not be recommended for those seeking a more 'sand box' experience, it is entirely suited for those people who loved Mass Effect or Dragon Age and wish to carve their own story on-line in the Star Wars universe. It remains to be seen how the metagame plays out and what direction BioWare expands the system and gaming experience, but they've made a good start on a title that was weighed down with anticipation.
Digital Spy (Jan 06, 2012)
Star Wars: The Old Republic is a viable alternative to the mighty World of Warcraft and a seamless marriage of reliable MMO mechanics and components from BioWare RPGs. While there are a few issues to iron out, the character-driven story focus ensures that the game offers something different than its genre counterparts. Needless to say, if you're a Star Wars fan or enjoy MMOs in general, it might just be worth investing in a subscription.
Gameplanet (Jan 09, 2012)
BioWare has largely delivered and will have answered many of its critics, but there is not much in the way of innovation here. The Force alignment structure may be systemically unsalvageable, and with little end-game content currently available for those characters who have reached level 50, one wonders whether BioWare will be able to hold on to the more serious gamers and guilds who yearn for a variety of large-scale challenges. That will change as BioWare continues to support the game after release. Star Wars: The Old Republic proves itself to be a competent MMO, one that, unlike so many of its ill-fated contemporaries, is sure to find significant popularity. But as with all newly-birthed MMO titles, there is work to be done.
GamesRadar (Jan 09, 2012)
Massively-multiplayer online games are always a work-in-progress, so it’s not surprising that Star Wars: The Old Republic’s launch wasn’t flawless. What matters is that it’s an extremely satisfying experience that sets the stage for a bright future, so long as BioWare continues to support the game for the coming years with constant updates.
Edge (Jan 11, 2012)
BioWare hasn’t cast itself as a guerrilla movement trying to subvert the MMOG with The Old Republic. Instead it’s been the Empire, working to produce a slick, gigantic experience that, in the time of free-to-play, feels polished enough to demand monthly fees. How long this empire – vast and imposing, but archaic in structure – will last in the face of newer MMOGs and their rebellious payment models isn’t easy to discern. This isn’t the first of a new order of MMORPG, but it may well be the last of the old.
80 (Jan 12, 2012)
Det måtte gerne have været en smule mere selvstændigt, med langt mindre grind. Omvendt så kan jeg sgu ikke lade være med at spille det så ofte, jeg kan, fordi formelen er super fængende, og så er der en god historie oven i, hvor min ondskabsfulde og halvfede Sith kan få frit afløb for sine aggressioner. Der er nogle få fejl, der skal udbedres, og der er nogle features, som det ville pynte pænt på spillet at indføre. Men ellers et solidt MMO, som under Bioware skulle have en god chance for at være både profitabelt og underholdende i lige så lang tid som Star Wars: Galaxies, eller World of Warcraft.
80 (Jan 20, 2012)
Tras este enorme desvarío en que ha consistido la última aportación, llega la hora de hacer un veredicto. Y sería tremendamente injusto tener en cuenta aspectos que NO tiene o entrar a compararlo con otros juegos diferentes con los que no tiene nada que ver. Por lo tanto, creo que es más que acertado concluir en que SWTOR es uno de los mejores MMORPGs 'themepark' del mercado, pues sus carencias se compensan con aspectos que desde ya pasan a formar parte del estándar del género. Como dije, es un fantástico RPG de BioWare y un más que digno heredero de WOW. Sin embargo, está en manos de BioWare arreglar bugs y fallos e ir redondeando el producto con contenido y mecánicas nuevas. Y en este sentido les recomendaría que se pusieran las pilas, porque el ritmo de actualizaciones del primer mes ha sido más bien flojo, y es algo que cala entre la base de jugadores.
80 (Dec 20, 2011)
Se siete stati amanti di World of Warcraft, troverete allora in Star Wars: The Old Republic una più che valida alternativa. E se avete voglia di un RPG vecchio stampo da giocare online, questo è il titolo che fa per voi. Se invece vi siete stufati di WoW perché ci avete giocato troppo, SWTOR sarà molto probabilmente il vostro prossimo MMORPG. Ma se ciò che andate cercando è qualcosa di innovativo, se da un MMORPG volete provare nuove emozioni, forse non sarà qui che le troverete.
80 (Jan 16, 2012)
Posso dizer que SWTOR foi exatamente de encontro às minhas expectativas, uma experiência single-player refrescante, com a qualidade que a Bioware nos habituou. Há muito que ansiava por um terceiro Kotor, e este jogo é uma espécie de super Kotor. Os elementos MMO por sua vez ainda têm um longo caminho a percorrer, nota-se o esforço da Bioware em simplificar muitos dos elementos, mas é bom lembrar que o esforço é fundamental num MMO, assim como o sentimento de conquista é proporcional a esse esforço. O end game parece-me incompleto por assim dizer, é certo que a maioria das omissões e bugs no end game apenas vai incomodar 1% da população (a elite), mas também é bom lembrar que essa minoria de topo é o exemplo para os outros jogadores, e estes ambientes sociais precisam de exemplos para crescer.
80 (Jan 03, 2012)
Det är svårt att få ner alla tankar om ett så stort och påkostat spel som dessutom ständigt förändras. Jag säger dock att Star Wars: The Old Republic är - trots en del tekniska åkommor och begränsad PvP - lättillgängligt, storslaget och något för er som är sugna på något nytt i George Lucas mäktiga universum. Det är inte en revolution men däremot en evolution med flera lyckade försökt till nydanande.
80 (UK) (Jan 03, 2012)
With such an insanely resource-intensive production, can BioWare flesh out a compelling endgame fast enough? And would that even help? Under the surface and behind all that talk, The Old Republic is just that, old: a deeply traditional framework for an online game that is in dire need of a refresh and is currently struggling to sustain WOW. It's well placed for success right now, but it might not be long before The Old Republic finds itself just as vulnerable as its inspiration to a hungry breed of more innovative games. BioWare has done what many thought might be impossible, and delivered the world's second ever triple-A MMO. That is a mighty achievement and a huge relief. But it may yet turn out to be too little - or rather, too much - too late.
For the most part, I'm deeply impressed. In terms of sheer gameplay mechanics SWTOR is a WoW-alike, yes, but it's a highly polished WoW-alike, and that does make a difference. It's the only MMO in recent memory with actual characters – not least your player character actually being a person rather than an avatar – and there's a genuine sense of being an important person doing important tasks and making a difference in the galaxy. There's still a nagging feeling that it's almost a single-player game with an MMO interface, I've got a few concerns about endgame content and min-maxing morality choices, and there are certainly a mess of bugs that needs sorting out, but the quality is still high enough that I've got no reservations in recommending this to anyone to who fancies an MMO with an emphasis on making you feel like the only player that matters.
Jeux Vidéo Network (Dec 19, 2011)
SWTOR est le MMO de cette fin d’année et une très bonne entrée en la matière pour découvrir le genre et pour y consacrer des soirées entières. Libre à vous ensuite d’y retourner dès les mois suivants avec la même passion ou d’attendre un peu que Bioware corrige ce qui vous chagrine après votre premier mois de jeu.
80 (Dec 24, 2011)
La première sagesse de Star Wars : The Old Republic, consiste dans sa façon d'articuler avec clarté tous les concepts majeurs du genre : système de combat et de classes, options communautaires, PvE et PvP constituent ainsi la base classique mais solide d'un game-design procédant par réformes bien senties - nouveaux systèmes de partenaires et d'artisanat. Au bout du compte, les ratés (missions spatiales, bugs occasionnels) restent négligeables au regard de la saveur unique de la progression, parsemée jusqu'au niveau 50 d'une belle série de choix de dialogues conséquents. En lestant le champs ludique d'enjeu dramatiques, ils offrent de briser l'indifférence que suscite habituellement le contexte narratif des jeux en monde persistant. En attendant d'éprouver le contenu haut-niveau sur la durée - retour sur le test fin janvier - ces qualités font de Star Wars : The Old Republic un immanquable pour les amateurs du genre.
80 (Dec 20, 2011)
Pour peu que Bioware assure les serveurs au lancement, The Old Republic va faire un carton : la licence fait mouche comme on s'y attendait, le jeu est classique, mais carré, et le « petit » plus Bioware est absolument énorme. Huit histoires à parcourir, et encore, vous n'aurez pas tout vu. Et ce n'est que le début. Dans le terme « MMO » c'est le nombre de joueurs qui est normalement massif, là c'est le contenu offert par Bioware. Du bon boulot, malgré un développement qui a dû être chaotique. Avec quelques wookies en plus, ça sera parfait.
PCActu (Jan 20, 2012)
Si le soft n'est pas exempt de défauts, il est certainement le premier véritable concurrent possible de WoW, car, contrairement à la plupart des autres qui ont tenté leur chance, il a une licence universelle (contrairement à Conan, trop mature, ou Aion, une création originale), il reprend des éléments qui ont fait leur preuves et il est surtout très fonctionnel dès son lancement (contrairement au Seigneur des Anneaux Online qui a attendu pas mal de mise à jour avant de trouver son rythme de croisière, et qui était un peu limité à ses débuts). Il a donc beaucoup d'atouts et ce, dès son lancement, période la plus à même de créer un groupe d'irréductibles qui ne le lâcheront pas. La seule réserve que l'on pourrait avoir concerne l'aire de jeu, pas assez ouverte et qui pourrait faire regretter un éventuel passage de WoW à TOR.
GameSpy (Jan 04, 2012)
Consider this: a derivative product isn't always a bad product. As George Lucas himself showed almost 35 years ago, you can create a movie that's little more than a flashy concoction of Akira Kurosawa's The Hidden Fortress, Flash Gordon serials, and Frank Herbert's Dune, and millions of people will call it one of the greatest achievements in cinema. Star Wars: The Old Republic doesn't quite reach those heights, but it does represent what may be the last game of its kind to be worthy of a subscription fee. It succeeds as both an MMORPG and a Star Wars game -- and if you're feeling burned by the past 12 years' worth of Lucas' meddling, I leave you with a final bit of reassurance: In all of my travels, I've never once come across a mention of a midichlorian or a Gungan. That's gotta be worth something, right?
GameSpot (Jan 07, 2012)
Don't come to it seeking the next online revolution. In fact, when you heard that the developers of Mass Effect were making an MMOG, this is the one you probably predicted: a prototypical online game with the standard BioWare trappings layered on top of them. The surprises are few, but The Old Republic is nonetheless an online RPG of uncommon quality. And with a broad, overarching story to guide you through, you might even reach maximum level with a smile on your face, even if you are one to abandon an MMOG before that point. Such is the power of a beloved universe with so many tales still left to tell.
Digital Chumps (Jan 18, 2012)
After playing SWTOR for, well longer than I am willing to admit, I was really impressed with the quality and play style that SWTOR brings to the MMORPG market. The feel of the game, along with the content and canon of being Star Wars will, be able to appeal to many people, not just the hardcore MMO gamers. That being said, SWTOR focuses on role-playing gameplay, rather than the massively multi-player one. Because of this, if you are not in to role-playing, then you will not get the most out of SWTOR. The game is slow to get started, but once it does, there is a lot to draw your attention.
GameOver (Greece) (Jan 25, 2012)
Έχει τα προβλήματά του, έχει τις ελλείψεις του, θέλει τις αλλαγές του. Αλλά είναι πολύ ενδιαφέρον, αρκετά σταθερό για launch περίοδο, με πάρα πολύ υλικό και βάθος. Αν είστε οπαδοί του κόσμου των Star Wars, το παιχνίδι αποτελεί τον ύστατο φόρο τιμής.
Game Shark (Jan 16, 2012)
In creating such an enormous experience you'll need to devote a huge swath of your life to it, and yet it does remarkably little to make that moment to moment grind even moderately fresh. This is a must play for fans of Star Wars who want a traditional MMO experience with high production values and a lot of spoken dialogue. If you’re looking for an innovative MMO set in the Star Wars universe, you will likely be disappointed.
1UP (Jan 12, 2012)
With so many interlinking systems, TOR can offer something for everyone regardless of play style. Early numbers suggest that fans are gravitating towards the game's PVP mechanics, but fans of co-op missions can get their fix through Flashpoints and Operations, while loners are capable of soloing their way to the level cap without the need for social interaction. The Old Republic is far from perfect, but no game since World of Warcraft has offered a similar experience with such a wide appeal.
Level 7 (Jan 15, 2012)
Ett gediget MMORPG som har goda möjligheter att leva kvar länge. I många aspekt väldigt likt WoW, oftast på ett bra sätt. Som i de flesta MMORPG är det svårt att göra en bra singleplayer-upplevelse. Men BioWare lyckas relativt bra med bra dialoger och röstskådespeleri. Inget som direkt sticker ut som unikt i genren, men heller inget negativt som drar ner på spelupplevelsen.
Most of its flaws have more to do with The Old Republic’s genre than the game itself. The general experience here is a lot of fun, and it offers a dizzying amount of content for players. While it suffers from the repetitiveness and sometimes soulless play common to the MMO genre, The Old Republic’s story elements add up to the most engaging of the major MMOs on the market, one that’s accommodating of both solo players and group players.
70 (Jan 16, 2012)
Fan absolu de Star Wars, le fait qu'on me propose un titre contenant huit histoires de centaines d'heures de personnages de cet univers devrait me faire pleurer de joie. Au final, pas tant que ça. Je ne sais pas si je vais continuer SWTOR . Mais cela n'a rien à voir avec WOW. Je crois que j'aurais préféré Star Wars The Old Republic en RPG plutôt qu'en MMO. KOTOR 3, en définitive.
Game Revolution (Jan 17, 2012)
As a piece of consumable media, Star Wars: The Old Republic is the Jedi-in-training's wet dream. If you've ever heard of the annual Star Wars fan convention and thought "haha, that's neat" and not "ew, gross," then this game is for you. Drop your World of Warcraft subscription and starting sending checks to Bioware. Likewise, if you're a lapsed World of Warcraft player and your craving something similar enough to migrate your skills to, The Old Republic will certainly please. Even if you're just curious about MMOs and you'd like to get your feet wet, The Old Republic is a great place to get in on the ground floor, because it's ambitious enough to build up a large player base and the license and developer will keep those players around for quite some time. Still, if you're not really one for MMOs or you won't have the time to level up a character, please move along. The Force is strong with this one, but not so strong that you should throw away your console and invest in a beefy PC.
Game Over Online (Feb 06, 2012)
By now, I imagine you are just as sick of reading about SW:TOR as I am of writing about it. MMOs are exceedingly large gameplay experiences, and they have to be in order to maintain a persistent subscription base. I wanted to cover all of the various "kitchen sinks" that Bioware threw in. That said, part of me thinks that this entire review is moot, since, people that love MMOs will love SW:TOR and people that avoid MMOs probably won't change their minds over this one. It's essentially the same game that's been around for over a decade, with slightly prettier window-dressing. And for me, specifically, it's all just lipstick on a pig.
40 (UK) (Nov 26, 2012)
As a top-tier MMO though, The Old Republic is done. Many games are said to have their day. The Old Republic's initial blaze of glory took that rather more literally than most, and this year's big releases have left it in the dust. Consider it on life support - and not the cool Darth Vader kind. The NHS kind. Surrounded by nurses who won't shut up about BUPA.