R-Type Command PSP

  • Publisher: Atlus
  • Release Date: May 6, 2008
Metascore
69

Mixed or average reviews - based on 29 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 29
  2. Negative: 2 out of 29
Buy On
  1. Play UK
    74
    Solid, accessible and well presented. [Issue#170, p.80]
  2. R-Type Tactics is an original and risky bet in the series with good results in this title. It's a game with an interesting offer although the experience is a little short and doesnt have a deep enough strategy. Technologically it has a good level with great possibilities, but the graphics are still anchored in the classic genre and we saw better sounds effects in last games on the PSP. A new and wonderful experience for many players but maybe a little disappointing for the followers of the franchise.
  3. 73
    If you can look past some technical shortcomings and a few gameplay annoyances, R-Type Command is a good strategy game that, when treated almost like a board game, will definitely entertain.
  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. Games Master UK
    72
    Plenty of R-Type substance but it's not for action gameplay lovers. [Sept 2008, p.85]
  6. While the graphics needed more polish and the load times occasionally interrupt the flow of battle, R-Type Command presents an intense challenge with plenty of sci-fi flair that should satisfy most gamers.
  7. It may not have been a direct hit, but ­R-Type Command's mission was certainly accomplished.
  8. games(TM)
    70
    R-Type Tactics eventually finds its feet and develops into a satisfying and addictive PSP game. [Nov 2008, p.102]
  9. R-Type Tactics lies among that enjoyable second tier of turn-based games currently occupied by the likes of Warhammer 40,000: Squad Command.
  10. Though it doesn't look space-aged, R-Type Command offers you a mildly entertaining future in which you'll spend hours and hours blasting aliens with rockets.
  11. This game will take you a bit of time to beat, but asking $40 might be a bit on the high side.
  12. To fans the game may just make them more nostalgic for past R-Type games and a proper, if by-the-numbers, sequel. For hardcore turn-based strategy fans nearly every minus (the slow pacing, lengthy campaign, etc.) may actually be a plus.
  13. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    60
    With little point in tactical withdrawal, all the missions starts to feel the same. [Nov 2008, p.119]
  14. Edge Magazine
    60
    Tactics lacks what it needs the most, which is the seemingly limitless potential achieved by its predecessor. [Feb 2008, p.94]
  15. Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    50
    R-Type Command isn't a bad game per se; it's just incredibly average, with too many flaws to overlook. [Aug 2008, p.79]
  16. Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    50
    It's slickly presented, but it's just not R-Type. [Jan 2009, p.79]

Awards & Rankings

#30 Most Discussed PSP Game of 2008
#20 Most Shared PSP Game of 2008
User Score
7.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. JoeStass
    Jul 8, 2009
    9
    A great strategy game with an awesome backstory, an even cooler twist, and a whole lot of play time. As has been said, the game does startA great strategy game with an awesome backstory, an even cooler twist, and a whole lot of play time. As has been said, the game does start slow, but once you get into the game, you'll be eager to finish. The battle animations are fairly simple, but putting them on random appearance does give an nice break to the main action every once in a while and they can be easily skipped. Overall, I'd say this is a must have game for any PSP owner looking for a good strategy game. Full Review »
  2. SilasM.
    May 19, 2008
    9
    While slow to start, R-Type Command builds steam quickly and includes challenge after challenge. One of the best parts is exploring already While slow to start, R-Type Command builds steam quickly and includes challenge after challenge. One of the best parts is exploring already conquered maps with new units that can fully exploit the resources tucked away in unseen corners. I loved all the R-Type games, and I love this though in a much different way. This is like the Mechwarrior boardgae realized in your pocket. Full Review »