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. Combined with the fun dogfighting and smart stylus control, this is better action than we deserve in a portable.
  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. The game looks and runs great, controls wonderfully and is a perfect example of gaming done right on the DS.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. The combination of classic and new elements makes it the most wholly satisfying Star Fox game yet. [Oct. 2006, p.88]
User Score
7.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 46 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 22
  2. Negative: 4 out of 22
  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 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. Dec 9, 2014
    4
    THE WORST GAME OF THE ENTIRE SERIES!
    The story was a mess, the controls were tedious, ALL of the multiple endings sucked, AND the multiplayer
    THE WORST GAME OF THE ENTIRE SERIES!
    The story was a mess, the controls were tedious, ALL of the multiple endings sucked, AND the multiplayer didn't even last a month.

    The story was a disaster and completely forgettable. What I hated the most was that the developers were trying to add this terrible tragic love story between Fox and Krystal which seemed to go all over the place due to it's terrible multiple endings.

    One of the most annoying things were the characters voices, who all talked in this high pitched gibberish that was just terrible.

    The gameplay was 50/50 in my opinion. After going from Star Fox: Assault, a game that had tons of different gameplay mechanics, we go back to the arwing, and the controls were so terrible, that I never had any kind of fun when playing this game. Not to mention the missions were all REALLY repetitive.

    Star Fox: Command was a disappointment filled with repetitive gameplay, terrible story, and just filled with bad choices. If you're a Star Fox 64 fan, you might find more enjoyment out of this one. If not, STAY THE HELL AWAY FROM IT!
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  3. 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 ipretty 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 »