Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 56 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 56
  2. Negative: 0 out of 56
  1. The combination of classic and new elements makes it the most wholly satisfying Star Fox game yet. [Oct. 2006, p.88]
  2. Star Fox Command has great controls and introduces a strategic layer that's fairly interesting. However, the random feel of the story battles and the frantic multiplayer mode don't make the most of this game's solid foundation, which might cause nostalgic fans to long for the series' good old days.
  3. Combined with the fun dogfighting and smart stylus control, this is better action than we deserve in a portable.
  4. The game looks and runs great, controls wonderfully and is a perfect example of gaming done right on the DS.
  5. Just saying the word 'strategy' may turn off some gamers who aren't typically into that genre, but even if you're not, at least give a shot. We have a feeling many people will be pleasantly surprised.
  6. Though some of its design is questionable, the game is still one of the best Star Fox branded titles in years. The varied and branching single player campaign will keep you glued to your Nintendo DS for multiple playthroughs.
User Score
7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 38 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 21
  2. Negative: 3 out of 21
  1. M.Ous
    Sep 2, 2006
    3
    Do you like wiggling the pen to make the Arwing roll and try to control it at the same time? Do you like all-or-nothing levels where you screw up and that's it? No health? Do you like arbitrary time limits in place of good game design? Do you like cut scene after cut scene you have to tap to skip? Did you hate the controls of the original classic? Please, someone, bring us a remake of the original Star Fox and throw the last three abominations in the garbage. Full Review »
  2. Mar 21, 2012
    10
    pretty good game im kinda familiar with the other star fox experiences and i cant see why everyone dislikes this game.......the only i think i might complain about os the dwonload play but thats not to shabby or oorly designed however its better with more people.....and the story mpde is a fairly good challenge and i enjoy it...........and the graphics are fairly good to...overall theres no major dent abou this game.....i recomend this gam to people that like strategic games like fire emblen Full Review »
  3. Jul 24, 2011
    7
    Not a bad game, not a bad game. I liked the gameplay, although it should be more on-rails, rather than sandbox. It has multiple endings, all were a good idea, but the plot and the dialogue was extremely bad. The strategy part worked, I think, but I can see some hating it. It is confusing. The controls are just perfect, I reckon. It does sound flimsy, but it just works. The graphics look good for a DS game. But please, don't pick the next Starfox game off from this. It needs to be non-canon, as the characters make REALLY stupid mistakes in the game, throughout. Full Review »