Metascore
60

Mixed or average reviews - based on 34 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 34
  2. Negative: 6 out of 34
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  1. The game can be completed in 5-6 hours, although finding all the secrets—which allow you to increase your health and force meters—can take considerably longer.
  2. I enjoyed every minute I was playing Episode III, even when I was dying at the light saber battle with General Grevious or Mace Windu for the 17th time.
  3. AceGamez
    80
    Smooth animation, a fantastic soundtrack and plenty of variety in the use of combat and force powers make this a game that's engaging and fun to play through.
  4. 80
    Never before has the Jedi experience been this visceral and accessible at the same time, and Revenge of the Sith has something for hardcore fans and curious onlookers alike. The Force is strong with this one.
  5. Cheat Code Central
    80
    It's not a bad game at all, but it can be quite frustrating on anything but the easy difficulty as often times you'll be surrounded by mountains of enemies and your force powers always seem a little shy of getting the job done until you're much further in the game.
  6. 80
    The graphics are crisp and well defined, with everything remaining faithful to the source material. John Williams' scoring is simply some of the best orchestral work ever, and all of the signature Star Wars sound effects remain as amazing and unique as ever.
  7. Like the movie itself, the game’s surprisingly good and full of decent action as you use Jedi skills in a barrage of lightsaber battles to win one for good or evil.
  8. Pelit (Finland)
    77
    Entertaining but much too short. The camera angles are awful and the action itself is a little too hectic. Duels, however, are nicely done. [July 05]
  9. An above average action game that fans of the movie are sure to love.
  10. The game is short and easy, so you can get to each movie sequence pretty quickly. That also means that, once you've seen the clips and desire good gameplay, you don't have anything to look forward to except more of the same.
  11. Really one of those games that can be compared to a roller coaster in many ways. It has a lot of upsides and a lot of downsides, but in the end it just depends on whether you like roller coasters.
  12. The in-game dialogue is not provided by the original actors, but sound-alikes. Their voices are pretty close, but some, especially Anakin Skywalker's, can be very monotone.
  13. Unless you’re a completist who simply has to own everything Star Wars, I cannot recommend Revenge of the Sith for a full purchase. The game can be completed in about 4 -5 hours, and replaying it really has little value.
  14. But the potential of a great movie-to-game translation is marred by sub-standard controls dictated by a lack of 3rd person perspective.
  15. Play Magazine
    65
    The game's a tad short for my taste, although if you're looking for pure action, RoTS is the way to go. [July 2005, p.79]
  16. A very short game. You're best off making it a weekend rental and saving the rest of your money to go see the actual movie, if you haven't already.
  17. 65
    Follows the movie’s storyline quite faithfully.
  18. It's obviously been slapped together from action sequences in the film to make a complimentary game and hopefully some easy cash, but on its own, it's less than stellar.
  19. The lightsaber dueling is ultimately too repetitive and easily exploited to be very fun for long, and each of the 16 missions (and subsequent bonus missions) don't take more than 10 to 20 minutes apiece to complete.
  20. The repetitive nature harms the game quite a bit and as such it can only be recommended to Star Wars fans or a rental for the casual fans.
  21. 60
    Revenge of the Sith certainly isn’t the disaster the Phantom Menace game is, but it lacks memorable moments, and has a few too many damning flaws to recommend a purchase.
  22. Fortunately, the 1-on-1 fighting sequences are there to save it, but it would've been great if there were more of them and less of a focus on the average action sequences. If anything, it would've made the game last longer than the five hours it takes to beat it.
  23. Game Informer
    58
    Without question, the only suitable home for this game is in a molten river on Mustafar right next to Anakin's legs and arm. [July 2005, p.117]
  24. PSM Magazine
    55
    There's a multiplayer versus mode, but the combat system is so broken, it's barely worth it. [Aug 2005, p.78]
  25. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    53
    Too many levels center on mindless droid hacking. [Aug 2005, p.110]
  26. 50
    Worst of all is the repetitive and completely linear feel of every mission.
  27. Unfortunately the offensive moves cannot stop the game from feeling repetitive. Shield door "puzzles" are recycled, while brief turret-blasting interludes are dull.
  28. Pelaaja (Finland)
    50
    As a movie licence and a Star Wars game, Revenge of the Sith is not too bad. Still, it’s a disappointment when compared to The Collective’s previous output. The Collective has done what can be done in the relatively short development time and limited freedom offered by the licence. [June 2005, p.60]
  29. Ultimately, ROTS is not out-and-out dreadful but it is offensively average.
  30. 45
    Whether it comes on the Xbox or PlayStation, just avoid the game and try something that looks better, plays better and sounds better. Try "Lego Star Wars."
  31. It's fun to run around the galaxy as a saber-flinging Jedi, cutting down droids by the score. But after a few minutes there's no point. It's too easy and extremely shallow when compared to other adventure games.
  32. Edge Magazine
    40
    It’s a game that makes you desperately want to feel like a Jedi, arcing your lightsaber across the screen, ducking under attacks, parrying counters and going in for the kill, but the subtlety just isn’t there. [July 2005, p.94]
  33. A series of linear lightsaber swing-a-thons tied together by badly-edited clips from a yet-to-be-released movie and recycled John Williams music (with horrendous voice-acting to boot), Revenge of the Sith is the worst SW game since 1999's "The Phantom Menace" (ouch).
  34. games(TM)
    30
    Quite simply, Revenge… is the worst kind of Star Wars game - one that looks good enough to appeal to impulsive fans, but ultimately fails to deliver by being a horribly derivative, stale and linear example of the genre it so lazily falls into. [July 2005, p.114]

Awards & Rankings

#14 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2005
#7 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2005
User Score
7.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 80 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 40
  2. Negative: 8 out of 40
  1. Aug 1, 2016
    8
    An amazing game featuring the best of the precuels which was all the lightsaber combat you were able to do. I give it an 8 since it was a painAn amazing game featuring the best of the precuels which was all the lightsaber combat you were able to do. I give it an 8 since it was a pain in the bum when I was a kiddo to play it, dying all the time but for sure a game featring a nice set of skills and characters, expanding the story. And thanks Jeezy it is in the PSN Store to buy. Full Review »
  2. Nov 19, 2013
    5
    Star Wars Ep. 3 in my options was now very good. I never saved my game and the textures looked terrible. (Yes I do realise it's a PS2 game.)Star Wars Ep. 3 in my options was now very good. I never saved my game and the textures looked terrible. (Yes I do realise it's a PS2 game.) The gameplay felt stale after a while and the gameplay and mechanics never felt real or any good. But what do you expect from a game that was made from a moive.

    Overall
    -Bad Graphics
    -Bad Gameplay
    -Bad Mechanics
    Score 53/100
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  3. Dec 30, 2010
    7
    It's alright. Not the best game I ever played but somewhere in the middle.