Starship Troopers PC

Metascore
46

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 18
  2. Negative: 10 out of 18
Buy On
  1. 40
    Now what are you waiting for, a medal? You'll only get that if you survive, marauder -- if you can survive the tedium of never-ending waves of bugs and repetitive missions.
  2. It is an exercise in immense frustration and painful tedium. When it works, and this feels a stupid sentence at this point, it does manifest the correct semiotic indicators of first-person shooting. You are mowing down literally hundreds of baddies with big metal guns. But that's it. And it isn't all that much.
  3. Starship Troopers has little dedication to faithfully re-creating the things that made the film unique, and it's a pretty lousy and technically deficient shooter to boot.
  4. This videogame is a soulless, shambling zombie wreck. It is rife with bad graphics, AI, gameplay, voicework, plot (if it can even be said to have a plot), and weapons.
  5. 40
    At least the audio captures a bit of the enjoyably cornball feel of the film. The bugs and guns don't make much of an impression, but troops utter intentionally cheesy lines like, "I'm so bad I scare myself!"
  6. Starship Troopers just doesn't have any soul. It's a generic first-person shooter, with gameplay that isn't very much fun and doesn't do justice with the license its based on.
  7. PC Gamer
    45
    The transition from celluloid to digital bytes is a mess of missed opportunities. [Feb 2006, p.37]
  8. Standing still watching an incomprehensible mass of bodies shifting forwards as they work against the constraints of the engine is no fun. Taking another step into the realms of First-Person shootery and actually firing is inept solace.
  9. Computer Gaming World
    20
    A by-the-numbers blast-a-thon. [Feb 2006, p.71]
  10. Computer Games Magazine
    20
    In lieu of interesting situations, tactics, thrills, or simple variety, Starship Troopers coughs up a big greasy hairball of run-right-at-you enemies that never stop coming. [Mar 2006, p.55]
User Score
6.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 30 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 9
  2. Negative: 6 out of 9
  1. AlessioP.
    Jul 27, 2007
    7
    The net has been very unjust to this game... in its way, its amazing. Graphic isnt that bad, and surely having LOTS of bugs around you gave The net has been very unjust to this game... in its way, its amazing. Graphic isnt that bad, and surely having LOTS of bugs around you gave the same impression of watching the movie. Sound makes his job... nothing exceptional, ok, but neither orrible. Gameplay is very fun... sure, enemies have no IA. They are bugs, remember? This is all about smashing tons and tons of bugs, wave after wave... the game never promised something else so you may like it or not, but its stupid to get angry if its not your type of game. I enjoyed ST... it really goes on smoothly: think at it like a casual game, only an FPS. If you have a powerfull enough pc and you play it at easy settings (very important this: only on easy the npc stays alive and give the felling of being part o a team), you'll enjoy it... and maybe youll replay it more than some FPS-masterpiece that request you to be focused all the time. I surely did it Full Review »
  2. EdoardoD.
    Jan 2, 2006
    5
    Good graphic and decent sound. Impressive number of enemies, maybe too many! The game is really frustrating and there no time to think about Good graphic and decent sound. Impressive number of enemies, maybe too many! The game is really frustrating and there no time to think about tactics. AI is very basic too. Full Review »
  3. DannyNooney
    Aug 16, 2004
    9
    I give this game a nine becuase not that i am a huge SST fan but i have got to play a demo of it and also i have seen the trialer, this gameI give this game a nine becuase not that i am a huge SST fan but i have got to play a demo of it and also i have seen the trialer, this game could be the next HALO if you know what i mean. if you go to www.starshiptrooeprs-game.com you'll see what i mean. Full Review »