Generally favorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. This is a title that no self-respecting N64 owner should pass up. Nintendo has created the first true N64 classic since "Mario 64."
  2. To say that the Snowspeeder freak in me is satisfied with this game would be an enormous understatement. This is one hell of a fulfilling interactive experience that plays and plays and plays.
  3. If you're a Star Wars fanatic and you own an N64, then you can't afford to be without this game. If you''re not a Star Wars fan then still buy this game because it's the most exciting, most gripping shoot-'em-up on the N64 so far.
  4. Rogue Squadron is definitely one of the shining examples of what the N64 can do. The graphics in this game will change the way you look at your N64. Great graphics, great sound, fun gameplay....what else can you ask for?
  5. Before you run down to the store and get your copy, do yourself another favor, get the 4 meg. Ram upgrade as well. You will not regret it. The Hi-Resolution mode in this game is incredible. Awesome.
  6. 90
    Instantly engaging and packed with an awesome four-player mode, F-Zero X delivers high-powered racing with that immaculate Nintendo touch.
  7. Rogue Squadron is truly a great game. It has almost everything going for it, graphics, sound, gameplay, & the whole Star Wars theme. Only the semi-repetitive missions and the occasional slowdown mar it. If you are a Star Wars fan or an arcade shooter fan, this is a must buy.
  8. 88
    While the one-track gameplay isn't enough to challenge GoldenEye as the best movie game on the console, Rogue Squadron definitely emerges as a shining example that not all licensed games are quick attempts to get your hard-earned money.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 27 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Jan 7, 2012
    A rule of thumb will always be that a Star Wars game will either be terrible (Obi-Wan, Phantom Menace, Yoda Stories) or fantastic works of art (TIE Fghters, KoTOR 1&2, Battlefront). Rouge Squadron would definitely fall into the latter category. The gameplay in Rouge Squadron was by far the best flight simulator (in the loosest definitions) on the N64, even surpassing the famous Star Fox 64. The graphics where really superb considering the N64 was rather weak in comparison the its competitor, the Playstation, mostly due to the now out of business Factor 5's unique way of making games (which is the reason why no N64 emulator has yet been able to emulate Rouge Squadron). Bottom line, this is a superb game that requires no Star Wars familiarity to enjoy if your willing to let it in. Full Review »
  2. Jan 19, 2011
    What an amazing game. Even for people that are not fans of star wars. This game had incredible graphics and incredibly engaging gameplay. Even today I find it hard to find many star wars games that are this good. Full Review »
  3. Aug 13, 2012
    This was one of my favorite games for the N64, and I played the heck out of it. While it was very much lacking in story, characters, etc., it was so darn fun to fly around in such exotic and diverse places blowing up stuff! Despite the repetitiveness of the levels, there was pretty good replay value due to the different ships you could unlock and the power-ups. Who wouldn't want to attack the Death Star while flying a Naboo fighter or a TIE fighter? Definitely a classic! Full Review »