• Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Release Date: Dec 7, 2006
Metascore
61

Mixed or average reviews - based on 31 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 31
  2. Negative: 4 out of 31
  1. 70
    In short, it looks good, runs well and only suffers from a few glitches here and there.
  2. The shooting elements are uninspired, but Lethal Alliance features enough variety to please action and Star Wars fans alike.
  3. There’s a lot of variety to the levels and the teamwork aspect is pretty good but ultimately this is a portable action game that could have a lot better.
  4. While this game takes place between the last and the very first Star Wars episode, I was expecting a bit more revelation in the storyline, instead it only reinforces what we already know.
  5. There’s certainly a lot to love, yet equally as much to shake your fist and scream obscenities at in Lethal Alliance.
  6. 60
    Star Wars: Lethal Alliance does little to differentiate itself from the herd of third-person action games on PlayStation Portable. The Star Wars inclusion is too subtle to be considered a benefit and the action is ho-hum.
  7. 60
    There are much better action games out on the PSP than this one, so pass it by unless you're obsessed with Star Wars.
  8. A pretty game set in a compulsive universe which is sneakily derivative and, at its heart, stale, repetitive, average and lacking in any meaningful creativity.
  9. Fans of the series will no doubt enjoy the added bit of mythology that fills in some of the gaps between Episodes III and IV, and even general action fans should get a bit of enjoyment out of Lethal Alliance.
  10. Not the best Star Wars game in the canon – weak mission design and targeting issues hold it back – but it's still a fun distraction for series aficionados and PSP action adventure fans alike.
  11. Taken as a whole, Lethal Alliance lacks that variety required to keep a game engaging from start to finish.
  12. It's decent enough, but it's sloppy and a general lack of excitement hurt it. [Jan 2007, p.76]
  13. The very definition of mediocre. The storyline isn't integral enough to the gameplay experience to really snag fans, and the gameplay won't do much for anyone else.
  14. Rianna's a refreshing refrain from the traditional light-saber-wielding goon. [Mar 2007, p.66]
  15. This is gaming for the masses; completely undemanding and uninspired, but solid enough to appease the cerebrally challenged. [Jan 2007, p.116]
  16. Lethal Alliance is not a total dud and, if you can forgive its repetitive nature, there is a fair amount of entertainment to be had when played in short bursts, but fans still deserve much more than that from a Star Wars game.
  17. Even with my "I dig all things Star Wars" glasses on, I still realize this is an average-at-best game. [Feb. 2007, p.99]
  18. The graphics are by far the best part of the game, but the new stylish camera techniques and gameplay ideas will interest Star Wars fans who don't mind some artistic experimentation with the series. All in all, Lethal Alliance is a good, if unremarkable, outing on the floundering system.
  19. 70
    A decent, variable and exciting action game and fans of Star Wars have a game that won’t leave them cringing.
  20. Like a number of Star Wars titles in the past, Lethal Alliance tries to introduce a new facet to the already rich sci-fi mythology, but ultimately fails in its execution. Instead, the gameplay quickly boils down to a repetitive experience, with bland environments playing host to a seemingly endless number of bland shoot out.
  21. 67
    It's just too much of a chore and with the Star Wars link tenuous at best, it'd be better if you left this on a shelf far, far away. [Issue 148, p.90]
  22. It's rough around the edges, but it's still pretty fun overall. [Feb. 2007, p.84]
  23. Lethal Alliance feels outdated, thanks to boring missions and a lame two-player Ad Hoc battle mode. Furthermore, the haphazard targeting system and ghosting certainly don't help matters.
  24. Tedious gameplay with stitched-on flying bits? You've got yourself another drab Star Wars adventure. Rubbish. [Jan 2007, p.68]
  25. The security mini-games are inscrutable, due to poor instructions and confusing interfaces.
  26. 55
    An exercise in mediocrity. The visual and aural presentation is great, but the single player game is riddled with moments of sheer tedium and you'll soon find yourself in situations you've seen over and over again. It's beyond repetitive and lacks any real fun factor.
  27. Somewhat engaging. Numerous shortcomings prevent it from being widely recommendable, but for a quick action fix Star Wars: Lethal Alliance will get the job done.
  28. Hand-held technology may be perfectly capable but this game has little of the humour, adventure and excitement you would expect from that galaxy far, far away.
  29. An original and entertaining addition to the Star Wars canon with great new characters and some cracking action. [Christmas 2006, p.86]
  30. Fans will love this, but most will be better off with "Star Wars: Battlefront II."
  31. A rather dull plod that feels like you are being led through the whole thing rather than playing it. [Jan 2007, p.67]
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. AaronP.
    Feb 9, 2007
    2
    This game has linear level designs and has a twitchy camera. The game is drab and boring. The worst part is the shortness of the game.
  2. KrazyK.
    Dec 15, 2006
    10
    Star Wars: Lethal alliance is a great game for TRUE Star Wars fans. If your just a gamer that came to criticize this game than you came to the wrong place. The game itself is very well put together compared to ubisofts King Kong which was a waste of time. True potential can be seen in the collaboration of these two companies. The game play is superb and the story satisfying. Works well to peek your interest in the line of George Lucas' future star wars live action television series airing somtime next year. Which takes place between Episodes III and IV. Maybe we might see this character and her droid in it too. But one can only dream. But all in all this game is great Full Review »
  3. ToriB.
    Dec 12, 2006
    9
    First time I've played a third-person adventure/shooter on the PSP that I found it easy to control and fun to pay. If you liked the SW: Jedi Knight series, this is very much in the same vein. The story is fun, the game feels right (like it was not forced in to the PSP control scheme), and is quite addictive; take note, it's a much nicer control scheme than the SW: Battlegrounds II game (which I found very difficult to control). Full Review »