Awards & Rankings
#9 Most Discussed N64 Game of 1998
#5 Most Shared N64 Game of 1998
Generally favorable reviews- based on 48 Ratings
User score distribution:
Positive: 7 out of 7
Mixed: 0 out of 7
Negative: 0 out of 7
Jan 7, 2012A 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 artA 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 »
Jan 19, 2011What an amazing game. Even for people that are not fans of star wars. This game had incredible graphics and incredibly engaging gameplay. EvenWhat 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 »
Aug 23, 2016Had this when I was a child, around 1998-1999. I'll never forget that moment of how much fun and enjoyment it was.
In the 1998 standards,Had this when I was a child, around 1998-1999. I'll never forget that moment of how much fun and enjoyment it was.
In the 1998 standards, the graphics are great, and the dog fighting simulations are very enjoyable and really engulfing. Even though they're limited to planets & 1 space station (Death Star), meaning there's no battles in space like Rogue Squadron 2 or X-Wing vs. Tie Fighter games, you really feel like you're inside the cockpit, piloting these spacecrafts and going through these missions; these engulfing feelings can get into you whether in PC (keyboard or joystick) or video games.
As of now, the graphics aren't as beautiful as the nowadays kinds. But, they're not ugly at all. The spacecrafts and vehicles look just like those in the Star Wars movies, and the impact (a.k.a. crashing and thus losing a life) felt real. Even now, it still feels like a simulation that one can get sucked into.
If there's one con that I had to nitpick about, it's the background music. They're not awful. But, the Star Wars music doesn't sound like those in the movies. They sound really weird. But still, it's not bad and that it's only a nitpick, nothing seriously needed to take into account.
This game is great and I'll personally recommend it to anyone (child-to-adult, fan or no-fan of Star Wars).… Full Review »