Star Wars Republic Commando Xbox

Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 54 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 38 out of 54
  2. Negative: 1 out of 54
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  1. It's great that you can run and gun without too much squad-commanding hassle, but SW:RC's simplicity is its biggest problem. Gamers hoping to give their brain a workout will be disappointed - the tactical options are rudimentary and the weapon selection is poor.
  2. 70
    Lamentably, it takes too long to reach said moments of getting going fully for it to supersede the more accomplished likes of the Halo series.
  3. AceGamez
    70
    A refreshing experience that ends all too soon with an online mode that just doesn't capture the same magic the single player mode creates. With a bit more variety in commands and freedom for the player, Republic Commando 2 could be an incredible game.
  4. Though repetitive at times, with poorly executed AI and multiplayer modes, the absorbing and immersive single player campaign that the game offers brings it 'up there' with the likes of Rogue Leader and Battlefront. LucasArts have done better than this - but then again, they've also done worse.
  5. games(TM)
    60
    If you go with the flow of how you're supposed to play Republic Commando this can be good fun. It is, after all, a Star Wars game and, for this reason alone, a small proportion of gamers will enjoy it. But pleasing a small number of gamers hardly sounds like the policy of the kind of republic we'd like to live in. [March 2005, p.96]
  6. Edge Magazine
    50
    Encounters feel needlessly protracted - born of a stubborn refusal to admit the game's fundamental lack of content. The layout of scenery predetermines your every gambit before enemies blithely meander into your squad's unlimited gunfire. [Apr 2005, p.101]
  7. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    73
    The tactical elements are simple and elegantly implemented, and despite being shockingly linear, it's a beautifully paced experience that provides some genuinely exciting battles. [May 2005, p.134]
  8. A stylish experience which fans of the movie will appreciate, but there's just not enough substance let alone difference for the vast majority of action fans to warrant yet another first-person purchase.
  9. If the Star Wars license had been better exploited to create a truly unique gaming experience and the game had just a little more programming polish, Republic Commando could easily have been a top-rated game.
  10. Cheat Code Central
    70
    The downside to the game is that underneath all the Star Wars veneer, the gameplay is incredibly unoriginal.
  11. The Force doesn't flow strong enough through this one. Yes, with only three main levels, the game is short. And, yes, yes, with the 'revive party members' option, you will find it a little too easy. But that's not it. The game's lack of innovation is probably its biggest draw back.
  12. It's great that Star Wars is back and building for its finale with episode three on its way, but what is Star Wars without the Lightsabers and the Force?! Uh, yes... Just another rerun of "Battlestar Galatica."
  13. Republic Commando feels malnourished, lacking in the fundamentals of both first-person shooting and squad-based command, and it is crippled by its simplicity and tactical hand-holding.
  14. netjak
    50
    An extremely average first person shooter.
  15. Gripping and gritty, but will leave you wanting more.

Awards & Rankings

#7 Most Discussed Xbox Game of 2005
#40 Most Shared Xbox Game of 2005
User Score
8.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 89 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 38 out of 49
  2. Negative: 3 out of 49
  1. GamerExpert
    Mar 6, 2008
    10
    This is one of the funnest games I have ever played. I love Star Wars, and Star Wars games, and I have to say: this game is one of the best I This is one of the funnest games I have ever played. I love Star Wars, and Star Wars games, and I have to say: this game is one of the best I have seen. The strategy, action, and intense heart-pounding fight for survival makes every part of this game enjoyable. I became totally mesmorized and fascinated by the amazing graphics and team AI. This game was very well made and I had a blast when playing it. My only complaint was that the game was too short! Overall, it is an awesome game that any Star Wars fanatic, any first-person-shooter game addict, and any passionate gamer will love. Full Review »
  2. Jun 18, 2013
    10
    I am a huge Star wars fan and I must say this is my favorite Star Wars game by far, everything from its game play, system layout, story andI am a huge Star wars fan and I must say this is my favorite Star Wars game by far, everything from its game play, system layout, story and its main characters I think are perfect. If you have been thinking of trying this game, think no longer, just do it and do it now! I promise you, you will not regret it! Best Star Wars game ever! Full Review »
  3. Oct 25, 2012
    10
    I played this game on my friend's Xbox (I don't have Microsoft tech) and I really enjoyed it. A few parts were a little difficult and, quiteI played this game on my friend's Xbox (I don't have Microsoft tech) and I really enjoyed it. A few parts were a little difficult and, quite frankly, rage inducing, but the good outweighs the bad. The MP was a little strange, small maps and silly 'Headshot' sounds, but one map is great, incorporating antigravity tech. Anyway, really good fun, and they should definitely make another... Like they should make another Battlefront game. Full Review »