Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith DS

  • Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Release Date: May 4, 2005
Metascore
73

Mixed or average reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 22
  2. Negative: 2 out of 22
Buy On
  1. 90
    If you don't mind missing out on cooperative play, and if the 3D dogfight addition appeals to you, it's certainly worth the extra ten bucks.
  2. 80
    Not only is it a blast to play, but its presentation is over-the-top and in your face. The music. The graphics. The combat. The SPOILERS!!!
  3. The best action game available for the DS today, bar none.
  4. Nintendo Power
    80
    The best portable game in the franchise to date (it annihilates "LEGO Star Wars" for the GBA). Impressive. Most impressive. [July 2005, p.98]
  5. Revenge of the Sith may not go down as an all-time classic, but the innovative gameplay, excellent sound effects, and smooth graphics make it an enjoyable video game foray into the world of Star Wars.
  6. As a fan of brawlers and Star Wars, I loved this game. The space combat offers a bit of variety to keep the casual gamer interested. The brawling portions are top notch, so fans of Golden Axe, the Turtles series, and the X-Men arcade game will be very pleased with the action in this title, especially if you’re a Star Wars fan.
  7. AceGamez
    80
    The aerial combat missions are a joy to see and almost steal the show, promising greater things to come (taking down AT-ATs in snow speeders I hope!) particularly when you can go head to head against your mates.
  8. I put out a big thank you to Ubisoft for not just cashing in on the Star Wars name and actually making a good game that all can enjoy.
  9. A strong beat’ em up sidescroller with some amazing 3D starfighter missions on the side.
  10. While it plays like the GBA version, the DS gets good multiplayer action worth the purchase price alone.
  11. Though it comes off feeling low-tech (and it is, really), Revenge of the Sith for the DS is more or less on equal footing with the GBA version it shares so much in common with. The 3D multiplayer mode may well be worth the $10 price difference...but only if you’ve got friends to play it with.
  12. 75
    The space combat in the DS version may not look pretty in still screens, but in action these sequences are a great surprise.
  13. The only big problems with the game itself are that it isn't all that long, and it doesn't take advantage of the dual screens.
  14. Play Magazine
    75
    The balance of enemies is deftly tuned to not hold you in one place for too long. [June 2005, p.86]
  15. People will either love it or hate it. The cartoon graphics are pretty good for what they are, but some people may have wanted a more realistic look and feel to the movie.
  16. The 3D levels and the multiplayer mode that's built around them are more than good enough to justify the 10 extra dollars that the DS game costs.
  17. 70
    While certainly not the last Star Wars game we'll ever see on the Nintendo DS, you couldn't ask for the actual film license to go out on a better note.
  18. 70
    The space fights almost sell this game by themselves. However, the game lacks enough difficultly or motivation to offer gamers with a long and rewarding experience.
  19. I can describe the overall feel of this game in one word: repetitive. Levels, enemies, graphics, music, almost everything feels repeated at least once in this game. It’s hard to even give this a rental, as the game lasts a few hours at most.
  20. And yet, for all that I find wrong with this game, namely the lazy copy n’ paste treatment RotS has received, I still loved playing it. I could not put it down.
  21. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    42
    Trust me: The nostalgia is lost after you bash your hundredth battle droid or start getting creamed by the enemies' cheap gang-up-on-you tactics. [July 2005, p.116]
  22. Game Informer
    40
    The only good that can come from this game is sending it as a prank gift to Jake Lloyd with a note reading "You aren't the only one who ruined Star Wars." [July 2005, p.126]

Awards & Rankings

#20 Most Discussed DS Game of 2005
User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 19 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 13
  2. Negative: 2 out of 13
  1. Jun 27, 2016
    7
    Honestly this is a nice cheap cash grab with the single player being fun to play with the gameplay being accepting. The multiplayer is decent,Honestly this is a nice cheap cash grab with the single player being fun to play with the gameplay being accepting. The multiplayer is decent, with you playing as a selection of starfighters from the star wars universe. Full Review »
  2. FrancescoG.
    Jul 23, 2005
    6
    This game SUCKS! It's not worth yuor $$. Its graphics are poor, the gameplay is dull, and the controls are basic! This game is only good This game SUCKS! It's not worth yuor $$. Its graphics are poor, the gameplay is dull, and the controls are basic! This game is only good on Xbox and PS2. This is a type of game for Gameboy Color except battling with starships. If you're a big Star Wars fan, go ahead and buy this. But be warned! Full Review »
  3. Raya
    Jul 5, 2005
    4
    It's just a gameboy style beat em up. Very dull and boring levels. The 3D flight sections are just as basic. Fine on the gameboy, poor It's just a gameboy style beat em up. Very dull and boring levels. The 3D flight sections are just as basic. Fine on the gameboy, poor on the DS. Yet another developer let's us down. Full Review »