Star Wars Rogue Squadron III: Rebel Strike GameCube

Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 36 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 36
  2. Negative: 1 out of 36
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  1. In terms of Star Wars games it’s probably the most complete Star Wars package the gaming world has ever seen.
  2. 75
    While the vehicle missions are simply an incredible experience, the on-foot platform missions leave quite a lot to be desired.
  3. 100
    There's a ton of content in "Rebel Strike," and the multiplayer gives it replayability far beyond that of the previous "Rogue Squadron" games.
  4. Choked full of quality gameplay, authentic Star Wars goodness, and loads of bonus content, this is the best Rogue Squadron game since the last one.
  5. 87
    One of the best Star Wars games out there and also, in the process, proves to be one of the best GameCube games out there.
  6. Sure this game lacks a bit when it comes to the foot levels but the other single player levels and multiplayer modes will make you overlook the issue.
  7. 80
    If it weren’t for the sloppy handling, Rogue III could have flown a perfect flight.
  8. A great game if all you're looking for is some TIE-blasting and AT-tripping fun. Having said that, innovation is not this game's strong suit. The new content, mainly the on-foot missions, only serve to detract from the rest.
  9. This is the game they should have made last time. Gorgeous, sizey and ambitious. The new modes just need a little more tweaking. [GamesMaster]
  10. Returning fans may find themselves wishing that the developer had instead stuck to the things it clearly knows best, but on the whole, Rebel Strike is a very good game that's worthy of the Rogue Squadron name.
  11. 75
    While the overall game experience ranges from frustrating to epic, there's something special about the title as a whole.
  12. The improvements to the graphics, the larger mission scope, and solid implementation of new vehicles all help to create a complete experience.
  13. As much as Star Wars fans love diversity, the ground battles don't live up to expectations. Developers have been trying to make a third-person Star Wars shooter for years. It didn't work perfectly in standalone games like "Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast." And it works with even less efficiency here.
  14. 83
    Between a superb two-player cooperative mode -- an absolute must play, in my opinion -- a fun versus mode, and a for-the-most-part engaging single-player experience, there's a lot to do and a lot of satisfaction to be found. And I don't think Star Wars fans should ignore Rebel Strike because of a few poor on-foot missions.
  15. Don't get me wrong, I love this game, but every now and then I get annoyed because someone is lighting my butt up and I can’t seem to find out where the hell it is coming from. I just wish that Factor 5 threw in a camera angle button so you can see what is going on.
  16. Nintendo Power
    94
    The flying missions are fantastic, but the on-foot portions need some work. The camera doesn't work very well and you don't have any control over it. [Dec 2003, p.140]
  17. If there’s anything to complain about regarding the on-foot missions, it’s their embarrassing simplicity...but it’s pretty much unanimous that the flight missions and multiplayer are top notch.
  18. The best parts in Rebel Strike are nothing less than excellent, but the worst parts are so shamefully bad that they taint the entire experience. You can’t help but play through a level like "Trials of a Jedi", set on the planet Dagobah, without wondering what the hell the developers were thinking when they decided to keep it in the game.
  19. Play Magazine
    91
    The other big talking point of this game is the inclusion of ground missions, and again, I turn a slightly blind eye to the sloppy control and sometimes frustrating camera because these missions look good and are fun, if only because you are running around blasting Stormtroopers like you pretended to as a kid. [Nov 2003, p.68]
  20. The games only real faults lie in the ground missions, while they could have easily been solved with a little time from the developer and will probably annoy casual gamers they shouldn’t be enough to spoil the game for real Star Wars fans who should get plenty of enjoyment out of the games missions and bonus features.

Awards & Rankings

#20 Most Discussed GameCube Game of 2003
#31 Most Shared GameCube Game of 2003
User Score
7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 48 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 20
  2. Negative: 4 out of 20
  1. Feb 4, 2014
    7
    This game has good graphics and dogfights but they failed on foot combat. that was one of the reasons i bought this game too. it had goodThis game has good graphics and dogfights but they failed on foot combat. that was one of the reasons i bought this game too. it had good fighting elements in the dogfights. Full Review »
  2. May 28, 2012
    6
    Good graphics, like the previous game, interesting stories, and enjoyable air combat. Only problem is the ground missions felt quite bulky,Good graphics, like the previous game, interesting stories, and enjoyable air combat. Only problem is the ground missions felt quite bulky, and some of the other levels as well seemed slow. Other than that, a decent game. Full Review »
  3. Jun 27, 2016
    10
    Brilliant game and what Star Wars flight games should be like. Great graphics from back then and much better game play than most of the gamesBrilliant game and what Star Wars flight games should be like. Great graphics from back then and much better game play than most of the games now. If you get the chance to play this masterpiece go for it. Full Review »