Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 33 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 33
  2. Negative: 30 out of 33
  1. A vocabulary that would make the bluest comic blush and a few interesting-looking kill moves might give you a few laughs for an hour or so. But after that, the game just becomes a tedious and repetitive chore.
  2. It's not a bad game: it has its moments, it has several gameplay mechanics, and it has its own personality. But, overall, it's just an average game, with nothing we hadn't seen before, and it's extremely short. Not even the multiplayer makes it worthy.
  3. Rogue Warrior doesn't live up to expectations and to its long development process. The story might have inspired a title with a more varied and polished gameplay, but this Rebellion game is affected by a scarce duration, which is unacceptable today.
  4. Even if you’re a tremendous fan of Marcinko and love his books, rent this one before you spend your hard-earned cash. The season is too full of top-notch games and excellent DLC for you to spend your cash on this stinker.
  5. With all its faults, Rogue Warrior could easily be described as one of the worse FPS on the market. Possibly the worst yet. Its short campaign and tedious multiplayer aren’t in fact capable of assuring a fun and exciting experience, and if we consider its awful visuals, everything seems even worse. One word: forgettable.
  6. Fustercluck. [Feb 2010, p.88]
  7. There's a reason why Bethesda have kept quiet with this game and quite frankly it's because it's under par.
  8. Overall, Rogue Warrior is a fairly mediocre shooter.
  9. One of the worst Shooters of the year. A decadent Rambo fights against evil Russians in one of the most terrible gaming experiences.
  10. You have to wonder how something like this makes its way onto shelves as a full-priced product. Though there's some sort of ironic fun to be had by cruising through the short campaign and listening to Mickey Rourke shout obscenities, it's practically impossible to wring $60 of excitement out of this disc.
  11. Rogue Warrior is easily one of the worst games on the Xbox 360. Featuring broken stealth action and bland tactical shooting, Rogue Warrior is a miserable experience, and best avoided at all costs.
  12. Cheap and nasty. [Feb 2010, p.84]
  13. The very fact that there's an attempt to charge $60 is insulting. Save your money, spend it on anything else, and forget Rogue Warrior ever existed.
  14. 30
    A generic shooter that offers up nothing new, Rogue Warrior falls flat.
  15. Only a budget price could've saved this complete disaster. Rogue Warrior is a joke, bad tasty and expensive. Leave it on the shelves, unless Dick Marcinko is your guru.
  16. 30
    A generic, buggy and broken shooter with limited appeal, even to dedicated fans of Marcinko and the many books and novels that have documented his incredible life.
  17. Rogue Warrior is an amazingly bad videogame. Short, ugly and bland, this game is a new example of the uninspired character of the last Rebellion projects.
  18. Though the game really tries for the over the top action of a summer blockbuster, it never comes close to that level of satisfaction. The gunplay feels like a chunky afterthought, and a cover system that very nearly causes more harm than good doesn’t help either.
  19. 25
    Rogue Warrior isn't simply dumbed-down in its final incarnation -- it's just plain dumb.
  20. Anyone who is tricked into paying full price for this game should never be allowed to buy another game, ever. Be smart and check it out as a rental or grab it soon when it finds its way to the bargain bin, sporting a big red tag that says CLEARANCE. Otherwise, avoid this dog of a game at all costs.
  21. When the difficulty settings are covered with references to b..ches and motherf...ers you know something isn’t right. When, in the opening cutscene, Dick tells us that his two colleagues on this trip have saved his life more times than he can count, we should have known things would turn out bad when they both die from a grenade after having a lingering final look into each other’s eyes. But as soon as Dick opened his mouth, we knew.
  22. Game development has evolved to the point where it's pretty rare that a PS3 or Xbox 360 release is actually anything worse than mediocre, but Rogue Warrior is easily the worst game I've played on either platform for a long, long time. You could call it cheap, exploitative trash, but it's not actually that cheap, and the exploitation elements are probably the best thing it's got going for it. Trash though? Absolutely.
  23. What would we change? Just about everything. Rogue Warrior isn't broken, but it is bland and characterless. [Feb 2010, p.128]
  24. Dismal in just about every possible way. [Feb 2010, p.110]
  25. A criminal waste of development time. [Issue#55, p.93]
  26. This dreadfully boring, expletive-filled, extremely short shooter is an absolute rip-off.
  27. A very disappointing game from start to finish, Rogue Warrior is a game that brings nothing new to the genre nor does it make for a fun first-person shooter worth the money. Simply put, this isn’t just an awful shooter but it’s also a terrible game.
  28. To paraphrase a classic Futurama line 'the only thing Rouge Warrior does better than other games is suck'.
  29. 20
    Almost everything in this game seems unfinished. The graphics are halfway done and the controls aren't working well. Besides that the game is very buggy and it takes only two hours to finish. So 60 euros is way too much for this title, but even in the discount the game would be too expensive.
  30. I feel bad for Marcinko—if the man really did stop the Cold War from escalating in 1986, he probably deserves a better game than this. Then again, when a man who could’ve possibly saved the world from a fate of mutually assured destruction is being honored with a video game, that may in fact be a dubious statement in and of itself.
  31. 15
    Completely bankrupt of any value whatsoever.
  32. It’s short, repetitive, and crappy all the way through.
  33. 10
    In condemning this game, I can't help but feel like an opportunistic hunter pouncing on the most pathetic zebra in the herd. But Rogue Warrior is a hobbled, wheezing creature stumbling around so far away from its peers that not going for the jugular could be seen as an act of cruelty.
User Score

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 53 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 18
  2. Negative: 14 out of 18
  1. Oct 8, 2010
    terrible, i actually enjoyed it a little bit for some of the stealth kills, should really have been third person with the option to go first person for shooting. bit like hitman blood money. its like a ps2 shooter has been ported to the X360. Full Review »
  2. Sep 19, 2010
    All i can say is wow. just wow at how bad this game is. Boring story, terrible gameplay, and repetitive mission structure. If you see this in a store and think about getting it, think long and hard and look at some reviews because some games can be so bad that they can get a 0/10 Full Review »
  3. Aug 4, 2013
    I've played a lot of first-person shooters. I've played some good FPS games and some bad FPS games. But this game... this one may take the cake for the worst FPS game ever. I'm pretty sure if the real Richard Marcinko (the protagonist of this game) saw this, he would hang his head in shame and disbelief. The story is boring, the graphics are horrid, the controls are awkward for an FPS, and the A.I. is among the worst I've seen. And if that's not enough, the game goes way too overboard with the foul language. Did Marcinko swear this much in real life? Even the startup screen has the nerve to call you a for playing on easy. The only things this game have going for it is Mickey Rourke providing the voice of Marcinko and a few cool stealth kills. Other than that, this game is among the worst FPS games I've ever played. Even Soldier of Fortune: Payback was better than this... and that's not a good game, either. Full Review »