Generally favorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. 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.
  2. Overall, Rogue Squadron is a good mission-based shooter. The mix of levels really keeps the pace of the game fresh and exciting. Any fan of the first level of "Shadows of the Empire" really should check out Rogue Squadron.
  3. 90
    Instantly engaging and packed with an awesome four-player mode, F-Zero X delivers high-powered racing with that immaculate Nintendo touch.
  4. This is a title that no self-respecting N64 owner should pass up. Nintendo has created the first true N64 classic since "Mario 64."
  5. The designers heard everyone say that their favorite part of "Shadows of the Empire" was the first Hoth level, so they made an entire game out of that concept. Not a lot of depth, but a heck of a lot of fun.
  6. 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.
  7. For whatever reason, shooting down scores of TIEs never, ever gets old. [Jan 2004, p.189]
  8. 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.
  9. If you're looking for a solid game and you're a Star Wars fan, this game is probably perfect for you.
  10. It's hard not to get excited when you see your wingmen engaging the enemy just so you can take out a specific target! Factor in the constant radio chatter and rousing orchestral soundtrack, and you have a game that effectively draws you into the Star Wars world.
  11. 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.
  12. Rogue Squadron is right up there with the other great N64 space shooters such as "Star Fox 64", buy it anyway. Great stuff.
  13. Rogue Squadron doesn’t quite work as well as it should. Frustrating, repetitive gameplay and eye-straining graphics hurt this title quite badly. In fact, I doubt that it would score so highly if it weren’t for the Star Wars license.
  14. 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.
  15. 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?
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 »