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  • Summary: ROGUE CORPS, You know the Drill!

    CONTRA ROGUE CORPS is an over the top run and gun game with fast paced ultra-violent combat. Offering both single and multiplayer options, CONTRA ROGUE CORPS is an incredible gameplay experience alone or with your friends.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 21
  2. Negative: 6 out of 21
  1. 75
    Despite my initial hesitation, I found myself really digging Contra: Rogue Corps. My fears that it looked like a cheap, grody-looking, nothing game trying to cruise on a classic IP ended up being completely unfounded.
  2. Sep 24, 2019
    73
    Of course, not everyone will enjoy Contra: Rogue Corps but I certainly did. Between its crazy presentation and challenging gameplay, it's definitely a tough game to put down. If you're looking for a more classic Contra formula then play Blazing Chrome instead.
  3. Sep 23, 2019
    70
    Konami returns with a new game of its most iconic saga that, although it respects the great doses of action that characterize the franchise, has a series of imperfections that stand in its design and, therefore, in the experience of the player. Despite this, Contra: Rogue Corps can be a worthy proposal if viewed from the right perspective and, above all, if enjoyed in the company of a friend.
  4. Sep 24, 2019
    55
    The player will be doing a lot of the same in Contra: Rogue Corps. Although the progression systems and multiple modes are welcome, the game is just ok, and it definitely doesn’t feel like Contra. If the price was less it would be a good budget title, but for Konami’s newest Contra offering, it just doesn’t cut the mustard.
  5. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Oct 22, 2019
    50
    The addition of a couch-play co-op mode with its own story is nice, but the procedurally generated maps lack the finesse of the main story. Rogue Corps is an odd release. It’s not Contra enough for fans but just about fun enough for the casual shooter crowd. [Issue@168, p86]
  6. Sep 23, 2019
    50
    Rogue Corps is an admittedly arduous and ferocious adventure, but the satisfaction in reaching the credits unfortunately collapses under the weight of frustration.
  7. Sep 24, 2019
    20
    Contra: Rogue Corps is a game that is so bad, I can’t recommend anyone buy it for any price.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 8
  2. Negative: 2 out of 8
  1. Oct 8, 2019
    10
    Best game in the series! Feels alot like nier automata but with a contra feel
  2. Sep 24, 2019
    10
    Excelente juego hecho por Konami,es una maravilla con todas las mecánicas de Contra siendo hechas en un shot-emp-up cómo está franquicia loExcelente juego hecho por Konami,es una maravilla con todas las mecánicas de Contra siendo hechas en un shot-emp-up cómo está franquicia lo merece. Espero que sea una maravilla de juego cuando llegue a jugarlo en mi PS4. Gracias Konami por tan excelente juego. Expand
  3. Sep 25, 2019
    10
    Great game that combines all the best things from all other Contra, multiple characters with unique weapons like hard corps, run n gun actionGreat game that combines all the best things from all other Contra, multiple characters with unique weapons like hard corps, run n gun action with multiple points of view like contra legacy of war and C the contra adventure and of course you have the aliens, mutants and other aberrations just like shattered soldier except not that disgusting , Nakazano the original producer of the Contra Series really outdone himself, this is the real Contra EVOLUTION, please give it a try at least before judging im sure if you look beyond the nostalgia googles of the classic side scroller contra games you ll see an amazing game Expand
  4. Sep 25, 2019
    7
    Edit : it does get better the further you get, updating to a 7

    Not good for a Contra game, not bad for an indie game. There clearly
    Edit : it does get better the further you get, updating to a 7

    Not good for a Contra game, not bad for an indie game.

    There clearly wasn't a real budget put into this game but I am having some fun with it anyways.

    Pros
    -I like the upgrade system.
    -The Story is somewhat interesting so far.
    - A couple of the characters have pretty cool ideas behind them.

    Cons
    - The VFX look outdated.
    - The controls are not the smoothest when it comes to aiming.
    - Overkill with the cursing in the dialogue.
    - AN OVERHEAT NERF ON THE GUN?? IN A CONTRA GAME?? REALLY??
    - They called it Contra.

    I think I speak for most people when I say I would have another sidescroller Contra. Topdown just doesn't feel right for Contra. NeoContra was a pretty fun game but not compared to the old sidescroller run n gun games.
    The character models aren't bad but the art style just doesn't look right. I get that they were trying to make more challenging with the overheat function but I'd rather they just nerf the weapons power a bit, plus the twinstick aim doesn't feel very precise so that adds its own challenge already.

    I still need to finish more of the game before i find anymore pros or cons.
    Maybe there are some awesome boss fights to be had later on that can get my rating for this game up a bit.
    I think the 0 scores are unfair but the 10's are unrealistic too. As of right now all i can give it is a 6.
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  5. Sep 26, 2019
    6
    This could have been the start of a Renaissance for Konami. With re-releases in the form of collections of their classic IPs and excitementThis could have been the start of a Renaissance for Konami. With re-releases in the form of collections of their classic IPs and excitement for a new Contra, this could have been the start of a revamped Contra.

    I personally find the game enjoyable, however this does not take away from the fact that the game is a sluggish, lazy uninspired product. It felt like there was some good ideas by people who appreciate what they are doing, but they probably had a budget and time limit. And let's not forget you're weapon overheats.... Some reviewer said "run and gun action" of Hard Corps, no Konami shill it is not.
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  6. Sep 26, 2019
    4
    being a contra player since NES, this was the perfect opportunity to modernize the game, but again, we are left with a shooter that does notbeing a contra player since NES, this was the perfect opportunity to modernize the game, but again, we are left with a shooter that does not fully meet expectations but it was fun to play Expand
  7. Sep 24, 2019
    0
    One of if not the worst game of the year. What were they thinking??? It feels notging like CONTRA! Horiible and should be ashamed

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