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  • Summary: On the war-torn, poisoned atmosphere of Nu Earth, Rogue Trooper is a genetic infantryman, one of an elite squad of biologically-engineered clone troops, created to overcome the planet's hostile atmosphere, unhindered in their fight against the enemy, the Nort Republic. After witnessing the betrayal and annihilation of his squad at the Quartz Zone Massacre, Rogue has gone AWOL, determined to hunt down the traitor who sent his brothers-in-arms to their deaths. Armed with the latest experimental weapons, Rogue's arsenal offers him a critical advantage over his opponents; encoded bio-chips containing the digitised personalities of his fallen comrades are stored in his gun, helmet and backpack, each offering their unique expertise and assistance, allowing Rogue to strategically outwit a sophisticated enemy. The game is a mix of intense 3rd person action and next generation stealth elements, with complex line-of-sight AI, multiple game paths, full tactical use of your bio-chip operated equipment and both single- and multiplayer online gameplay. [SCi Games] Expand
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  1. Positive: 15 out of 37
  2. Negative: 0 out of 37
  1. Rogue Trooper is so confident in what it's trying to do that it's a wonder Rebellion hasn't been able to pull this off before. The world is amazingly well throught-out, and the action just feels polished.
  2. It might not be as huge as Halo or as deep as the Call of Duty games but it is still a fun war game with enough bullets and heart to make this a worthwhile game to play this summer.
  3. With a price tag of just $30, this should be a no-brainer for anyone interested in the genre. Rogue Trooper may not do anything staggeringly new, but it combines action, shooting, stealth, and exploration elements successfully and is well worth a look.
  4. A rare example of a video game treating its comic book source with due respect.
  5. There is something oddly reassuring about a game that keeps its horizons narrow to get the job done well... A fun, smart and refreshingly uncomplicated experience. [June 2006, p.112]
  6. Rogue Trooper is at times a very exciting and enjoyable shooter, which makes it all the more disappointing that it's over so soon.
  7. 50
    Rogue Trooper tries to be a competant third-person action game with attitude, but it ultimately fails. [June 2006, p.74]

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  1. JohnnyD.
    Apr 27, 2006
    10
    it is the best action game availabel for ps2, bettar than kilzone and gods of war.
  2. CliveG.
    Dec 17, 2006
    9
    It's was a pleasant surprise to find out just how good this game is. The ingenious ways to interact with your equipment really make the game. There's no right or wrong way to deploy them and the levels are suitably expansive enough to avoid feeling like you're being channel along a linear plot. The graphics are great too and really pay homage to the original comics the character orginates from. There are some moments where the controls are a little fiddly but ultimately, the careful pacing of the game and learning curve make this a great investment. Recommended. Expand
  3. BazzaD.
    May 3, 2006
    8
    Hardly a masterpiece but a very enjoyable well crafted game..the briefness of the campaign being my only gripe!
  4. J.L.
    Feb 2, 2007
    8
    One of the best budget releases for the PS2. The graphics, while not the best, get the job done well and keep the look of the comics. Gameplay is satisfying, and the controls are (for the most part) fairly intuitive. The only real gripe is the length of the game, but for 20 bucks, you wouldn't expect to get a Final Fantasy lengths game. Expand
  5. MatS.
    Oct 14, 2007
    8
    Great story, fun gameplay and easy to use controls, unfortunately the story mode is a bit short and there is no Player vs player in multiplayer. Still hoping for a sequel! Expand
  6. ToniL.
    Apr 24, 2006
    7
    Not the greatest action/stealth game made but nevertheless solid fun for a few hours.
  7. Jul 24, 2011
    6
    In the first minutes its a wonderful time of fun and nice presentation of action though , after that it get monotone and repetitive. Rogue Trooper will be forgiving for those that enjoyed, but in my case is hidden in the shadows and never to appear in my memories. Oh yeah, you've seen Avatar, well this is has similarities just give those freaks guns and there you have it. Expand