Mixed or average reviews - based on 37 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 37
  2. Negative: 0 out of 37
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  1. Rogue Trooper is so confident in what it's trying to do that it's a wonder Rebellion hasn't been able to pull this off before. The world is amazingly well throught-out, and the action just feels polished.
  2. PSM2 Magazine UK
    A surprise package that's rammed with action all the way through. It's a little easy to complete, but don't let that put you off this unexpected gem. [June 2006, p.58]
  3. It's amazing when you sit down with a game that you had the lowest of expectations for, only to find an incredibly well put together experience.
  4. It’s a third-person shooter with smooth, detailed graphics, and a learning curve set so beautifully that even non- shooter fans should love it.
  5. Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    Rogue's greatest asset is its variety, which constantly refreshes the experience before that "new game" smell wears off. [June 2006, p.93]
  6. 80
    While it doesn't innovate in any one particular area, it keeps the action fresh by giving the player a ton of flexibility.
  7. One of the best sci-fi military shooters that the PS2 has seen. It's short, but with high replay value and a lot of extra content.
  8. It might not be as huge as Halo or as deep as the Call of Duty games but it is still a fun war game with enough bullets and heart to make this a worthwhile game to play this summer.
  9. With a price tag of just $30, this should be a no-brainer for anyone interested in the genre. Rogue Trooper may not do anything staggeringly new, but it combines action, shooting, stealth, and exploration elements successfully and is well worth a look.
  10. Just sort of middle-of-the-road when it comes to 3rd person shooters. The main reason is the cookie-cutter AI that seems to sort of makes the game a little too easy to play.
  11. Rogue Trooper is a pleasant surprise for those looking for a slightly different military shooter. What it lacks in glitz and finesse it makes up in sheer fun – and isn’t that what gaming is really all about?
  12. An excellent, fast paced shooter but because it launched so late in the life of the current-gen consoles, it is more likely that gamers will pick up a new 360 game or save for future PS3/Wii fare.
  13. This is a game whose execution outweighs its ambition with consummate ease, until it becomes a benchmark of sorts for a generation of underwhelming third-person shooters. Wringing the very best out of its simple and solid core mechanics, Rogue Trooper is more accomplished and enjoyable than anyone had a right to expect.
  14. A solid game, which features exciting gameplay along with an engaging storyline. While it’s a little on the short side, Rogue Trooper is definitely worth checking out.
  15. Rogue Trooper doesn't approach the inventiveness of a great budget TPS like last year's "Raze's Hell," but it's priced to move.
  16. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    Rogue Trooper, I thank you for the important lesson you've taught me about judging a game by its cover art: That's now onlt accurate 99% of the time. [June 2006, p.111]
  17. Game Informer
    The co-op gameplay is a nice touch, but not enough to overcome the bland graphics and familiarity that permeates every second of gameplay. [June 2006, p.112]
  18. A strong sense of style that stays close to the source material, Rogue Trooper isn't just one for the fans however; an intensive and sometimes intelligent shooter, Rogue Trooper is certainly one that could interest you if you're looking for a shooter that's a little bit different to the usual.
  19. AceGamez
    The graphics are functional when it comes to the large playing areas but exemplary when it comes to the rather bone-crunching despatching of the opposition.
  20. Edge Magazine
    This thirdperson actioner spikes the familiar with flavour, and a tired but reliable vocabulary of wall-hugs, circle-strafe, grenade lobs and headshots with an invigorating Nu-Earth twang. [June 2006, p.94]
  21. games(TM)
    There is something oddly reassuring about a game that keeps its horizons narrow to get the job done well... A fun, smart and refreshingly uncomplicated experience. [June 2006, p.112]
  22. Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    Intuitive controls make Rogue Trooper easy to pick up, but a 'meh' storyline and dull surroundings make it easy to put down, too. [June 2006, p.88]
  23. 70
    A thoroughly enjoyable third person shooter that has a varied single player mode, and a title that, despite the low hype, is definitely worth trying out. Being a lonesome soldier hasn’t been this fun in a third person shooter for a long time.
  24. Rogue Trooper may not be cutting edge, but as a simple, straightforward shooter, it’s more than capable of delivering a quick action fix.
  25. A rare example of a video game treating its comic book source with due respect.
  26. For a budget title, things could certainly be a whole lot worse. It’s worth a rental at the least, and if you can find some online play then you might just want to consider purchasing it. It’s fun, challenging, captivating, diverse – and cheap.
  27. Rogue Trooper is at times a very exciting and enjoyable shooter, which makes it all the more disappointing that it's over so soon.
  28. In the end, Rogue Trooper is a technically solid game. It’s intuitive, looks and plays great…but it’s really not all that compelling.
  29. PSM Magazine
    It would be easy to write off Rogue Trooper as just another third-person shooter since that's what it pretty much is. Run, gun, a little stealth for flavor--that sort of thing. [July 2006, p.86]
  30. Play Magazine
    Elements such as stealth and stealth kills, blind firing, and the employment of cover in firefights add little to Trooper's mystique; they won't be used much as they slow down the pace to an almost unbearable crawl. [May 2006, p.53]
  31. Where Rogue Trooper rescues itself from mediocrity, however, is in the way it utilises Gunnar, Helm and Bagman. They all perk up with humorous quips and helpful advice, while the futuristic gadgetry is inventive.
  32. 60
    The brevity and ease of its single-player campaign and the lack of substance in its multiplayer combine to make for a relatively unsatisfying experience.
  33. 60
    All told, unless you've got a special place in your heart for this white-eyed, blue-skinned, four-in-one sci-fi warrior, you'll come away with an experience you'll likely forget within a few days -- and a newfound appreciation for the better shooters.
  34. 60
    For all its shortcomings, Rogue Trooper is still worth a playthrough for fans of the heavy-firepower, run-and-gun action genre. The spit and polish in the presentation makes it an entertaining ride from start to finish, even if you're not a fan of the comic series. But the lack of lasting depth and challenge keeps it from being more than a quick fix.
  35. 60
    For fans of the comic, Rogue Trooper is a satisfactory effort, but it's a hard sell for the rest of us. The average gameplay and short length make it good for a weekend rental, but the weak multiplayer and absence of replay value mean it's not worth adding to your permanent collection.
  36. 50
    Rogue Trooper tries to be a competant third-person action game with attitude, but it ultimately fails. [June 2006, p.74]
  37. Feels more like basic training than hard-core warfare.

Awards & Rankings

#84 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2006
#36 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2006
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 15 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Feb 12, 2021
    Most underrated 3p shooter on the PS2: Perfect blend of straight forward cover-based-shooter action, with a lot of sniper shooting, someMost underrated 3p shooter on the PS2: Perfect blend of straight forward cover-based-shooter action, with a lot of sniper shooting, some stealth and a strong linear story, some short lightweight riddles at the corners and a motivating gathering and crafting system, which flavour the shooting so it doesn't become boring. As the controls are great in my opinion, I don't see the point of critique that Gamespot has. I also love the imaginative and colourful alien setting and the fact, that it doesn't display real soldiers but a comic book which is seemingly critically to militarism, as it depicts war as stupid with no side more evil than the other. Non of the less there is a lot of fun in this great action cover shooter military style game. A real hidden gem! Full Review »
  2. Jul 24, 2011
    In the first minutes its a wonderful time of fun and nice presentation of action though , after that it get monotone and repetitive. RogueIn the first minutes its a wonderful time of fun and nice presentation of action though , after that it get monotone and repetitive. Rogue Trooper will be forgiving for those that enjoyed, but in my case is hidden in the shadows and never to appear in my memories. Oh yeah, you've seen Avatar, well this is has similarities just give those freaks guns and there you have it. Full Review »
  3. MatS.
    Oct 14, 2007
    Great story, fun gameplay and easy to use controls, unfortunately the story mode is a bit short and there is no Player vs player in Great story, fun gameplay and easy to use controls, unfortunately the story mode is a bit short and there is no Player vs player in multiplayer. Still hoping for a sequel! Full Review »