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  • Summary: You can be part of an elite squad of soldiers in Star Wars Republic Commando. Play as one of a team of republic troops in the time between Star Wars episodes II and III. Your squad will be assigned a variety of missions ranging from hostage rescue to assassination on many recognizable worldsYou can be part of an elite squad of soldiers in Star Wars Republic Commando. Play as one of a team of republic troops in the time between Star Wars episodes II and III. Your squad will be assigned a variety of missions ranging from hostage rescue to assassination on many recognizable worlds from the Star Wars universe. You can play multiplayer game modes such as capture the flag and deathmatch online. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 16
  2. Negative: 1 out of 16
  1. Apr 19, 2021
    85
    This game is built to get you into the action quickly with just a few cutscenes to explain the creation of the Delta Squad. I enjoyed the chance to mindlessly shoot droids and see how far I could get. With a variety of difficulties to help you set your pace, gamers of any skill level can play Star Wars: Republic Commando.
  2. 80
    Republic Commando’s brilliant gameplay and compelling story more than make up for the dated visuals, although the Switch version might not be the definitive experience.
  3. 75
    Star Wars: Republic Commando is one of the single greatest Star Wars games ever made. While that largely holds true on Switch, it is unfortunate that it doesn’t really provide a definitive experience. At best you get a higher resolution but with pared back visuals and rough performance, it's somewhat difficult to justify outside of handheld mode against the original version. It is a shame that simply loading the original Xbox version disc into a Xbox Series X produces a better remaster than this official remaster. This is still an excellent game, and the Switch version doesn’t take that away, but issues present here significantly dull what ought to be a gleaming jewel.
  4. Apr 8, 2021
    70
    The Force is still quite strong in this one... despite the lack of the “WOW Effect” of the original game.
  5. Apr 14, 2021
    70
    This is a rough port of an excellent game, and while you can still enjoy it in this form, it’s probably the absolute worst way to do so.
  6. Apr 22, 2021
    65
    Star Wars: Republic Commando on Switch is the worst way to play an outstanding and incredibly likeable game.
  7. Apr 26, 2021
    46
    Star Wars Republic Commando could be a very interesting game for the Nintendo Switch but due to glaring performance issues it will be hard for me to recommend the game in its current state. For its flaws it does have interesting gameplay and I for one would like to revisit this game once the performance patch has been released and proven to be working correctly.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 5 out of 8
  1. May 1, 2021
    10
    I love this game it actually plays much better on the switch than other people are claiming. The performance takes some dips during explosionsI love this game it actually plays much better on the switch than other people are claiming. The performance takes some dips during explosions and when loading into a new area otherwise it is very much playable from start to finish. I have also seen others complaining that this isn’t a remaster when the company Aspyr has never claimed remastering it just porting it. Visually it’s better than playing it on the OG Xbox or Xbox 360 through backwards compatibility due to increased resolution, it has wide screen support and it’s now portable. Sure the Xbox One and PS4 versions are better when it comes to both frame rate and visuals with additional lighting, shadows and textures . But if you prefer to play portability then this is the only version you can do that on. And it looks great on the Nintendo switches screen. If you’re very easily bothered by frame drops then wait for the patch as Aspyr said they are working on a performance fix. Honestly the only complaint I have is why they didn’t release it sooner and where is the online multiplayer option like they did with Star Wars Jedi Academy. Expand
  2. Apr 12, 2021
    9
    I only gave it a 9 out of 10 because of the AI'S the play like the have a mind of there own other than that a fantastic game to play .
  3. Oct 17, 2021
    8
    This game is already an absolute classic, so just going to focus on the technical aspects of the port:

    Disappointing that multiplayer is not
    This game is already an absolute classic, so just going to focus on the technical aspects of the port:

    Disappointing that multiplayer is not included, and that the frame cap is not increased to 60 fps for docked mode. If you mainly play in docked would recommend PC version instead. However, feels great in handheld mode. Graphics are pleasing, especially on oled model (dark and light colours really pop). Joy Con Haptic feedback is a cool addition. Control scheme works well. Definitely the best way to play the game on the go!
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  4. Apr 18, 2021
    1
    Calling this “remastered” is one of the scummiest lies I’ve seen employed to sell a game.

    The graphics look pretty much identical to the
    Calling this “remastered” is one of the scummiest lies I’ve seen employed to sell a game.

    The graphics look pretty much identical to the original release, save for some texture up scales I have read about. If you were hoping Aspyr would bring SWRC into the modern era, you are sadly mistaken. Somehow, though, despite the game being 16 years old and designed for the original Xbox, it frequently drops below 20fps on the several-times-more-powerful Switch.

    The controls are utterly abysmal. I was hoping that either auto-aim or the sensitivity would be fixed, maybe even add gyroscopic aiming. But no, Aspyr apparently put no work into making this game actually playable. Aiming at enemies is near impossible with the sluggish and inconsistent sensitivity and it’s honestly easier to strafe to keep them in your crosshairs. Auto-aim doesn’t help at all since the setting doesn’t seem to do anything. Fighting enemies like the Geonosians at the beginning of the game becomes an infuriating chore as you try in vain to kill them while they dodge and fly around you at high speeds. Good luck keeping up with that! I have beat this game multiple times and it still took me 2 hours to beat the Geonosis mission because of the crappy controls.

    Squad commands are utterly broken since the d-pad control for them doesn’t do anything.

    Overall, one of the worst ports I’ve ever played. Save your money and buy RC on Steam. At least then you have a chance at aiming correctly.
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  5. Nm3
    Apr 10, 2021
    1
    Awful port, not worth buying. I was so excited for the game that I pre-ordered it ... Who would've guessed that 16 years old game that ran onAwful port, not worth buying. I was so excited for the game that I pre-ordered it ... Who would've guessed that 16 years old game that ran on original Xbox would be dropping below 15fps.... also really disappointed with Nintendos refund policy, they release broken, almost unplayable game and then don't even offer refunds. This feels like stealing from them... Expand
  6. Apr 28, 2021
    1
    I was so happy when I saw this coming to switch. I even marked it on my calendar and counted down the days till the release. The fact that itI was so happy when I saw this coming to switch. I even marked it on my calendar and counted down the days till the release. The fact that it runs so badly on the switch made me really sad. The frames would drop all the time. And I know there are going to be people who are saying that the switch is under powered, but it was fine running The bioshock collection so why is this game running so bad. I feel like they didn't even try porting it to the switch. The frames were at 15 most of the time. This really is disappoint after seeing the same company port many other star wars games that ran pretty good on the switch. I spent 15 dollars in it and I want my 15 dollars back. I spent 5 hours in the game but the frames started to get on my nerves so I quit and I was only on the 3rd mission. Really disappointing and until they fix the game I don't see myself returning to the game. Expand
  7. May 5, 2022
    0
    Here's hoping this prevents someone else from making the same mistake I did.
    I loved this game when it originally came out, so I picked up
    Here's hoping this prevents someone else from making the same mistake I did.
    I loved this game when it originally came out, so I picked up the port to play it again but this port is broken. Your aiming locks up or suddenly skyrockets to the ground or sky for no reason and the frame rate drops to sub 15 fps. Nintendo won't offer your a refund for their unfished port so just don't buy it.
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