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  • Summary: (Also known as "R-Type Tactics") In a desperate war against the mysterious alien race known as the Bydo, humanity sends wave after wave of fighters into Bydo space -- none of which are ever heard from again. Mankind's main hope now resides with a lone commander, sent to lead a small armada on a perilous mission into the heart of the Bydo Empire. Low on fuel and forced to scavenge resources and equipment from his surroundings, the commander must use all his cunning and wits if he hopes to succeed, let alone make it home alive. R-Type reborn - The highly acclaimed franchise moves into the strategy genre with exciting tactical gameplay. Control the Bydo forces - For the first time in the series, take command of the Bydo forces as they launch their assault on Earth. Intense strategy gameplay - With nearly 100 different units at your disposal, it's up to you to choose the best fleet for battle. Upgrade your existing units or purchase new ones. Head-to-head local multiplayer - With the PSP wireless communication feature, play against a friend in Wireless Ad Hoc mode for a one-on-one strategy battle. [Atlus USA] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 29
  2. Negative: 2 out of 29
  1. Completion of a stage in R-Type Command is every bit as rewarding as it was in its shoot 'em up predecessors, but without the painful hand cramp. Give your trigger finger a rest and pick this title up.
  2. 80
    I think that fans of the game are going to get more out of this game than most others, though again I think fans of R-Type are more interested in playing a shmup than an SRPG. That fact aside, R-Type Command is a solid reinvention of the series.
  3. Even if you only play the massive single player campaign, R-Type Command is a breath of fresh air in an industry filled with “me too” knock-offs and umpteenth sequels.
  4. If you dig R-Type and strategy (or just the latter), Command definitely does the trick, but shooter fans are better off waiting for the next one.
  5. R-Type Tactics eventually finds its feet and develops into a satisfying and addictive PSP game. [Nov 2008, p.102]
  6. It may not have been a direct hit, but ­R-Type Command's mission was certainly accomplished.
  7. When you play a game and find the most immersive sections are cut-scenes and the game isn’t called Metal Gear Solid, then you know something isn’t quite right.

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