Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 33 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 33
  2. Negative: 30 out of 33
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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 50
    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. There's a reason why Bethesda have kept quiet with this game and quite frankly it's because it's under par.
  5. 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.
  6. One of the worst Shooters of the year. A decadent Rambo fights against evil Russians in one of the most terrible gaming experiences.
  7. 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.
  8. Overall, Rogue Warrior is a fairly mediocre shooter.
  9. 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.
  10. Official Xbox Magazine
    Fustercluck. [Feb 2010, p.88]
  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. Xbox World 360 Magazine UK
    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, 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.
  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 shooter that offers up nothing new, Rogue Warrior falls flat.
  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. 25
    Rogue Warrior isn't simply dumbed-down in its final incarnation -- it's just plain dumb.
  19. 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.
  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. This dreadfully boring, expletive-filled, extremely short shooter is an absolute rip-off.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. To paraphrase a classic Futurama line 'the only thing Rouge Warrior does better than other games is suck'.
  26. 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.
  27. games(TM)
    What would we change? Just about everything. Rogue Warrior isn't broken, but it is bland and characterless. [Feb 2010, p.128]
  28. Official Xbox Magazine UK
    Dismal in just about every possible way. [Feb 2010, p.110]
  29. X-ONE Magazine UK
    A criminal waste of development time. [Issue#55, p.93]
  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 68 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 68
  2. Negative: 50 out of 68
  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 firstterrible, 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 inAll 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. Jeffery
    Dec 21, 2009
    This game, with some of its faults is not that bad! People say it's a disgrace and it's crap, but there are actually worst games This game, with some of its faults is not that bad! People say it's a disgrace and it's crap, but there are actually worst games out there. The graphics, while not Modern Warfare 2 standards, are better than others I have seen( GI Joe,Shellshock 2,etc). Yes the A.I. did have some trouble at points, but even Uncharted 2, one of the most polished games to date , there were time that the A.I. in that game didn't see me when I was right in front of them! They just went about there day. Several times this happened.All I'm saying is that I had fun playing. Yes, it could be better, but putting your knife through the head of someone is just F**king cool! Uncharted though, because it looked so good people just pretend the problems aren't there, but they are. I am a programmer and it does have problems! Just admit it to yourself! Anyone who played the game had to see them. But anyway, I give this game a 6 because it did have flaws, but I still have a blast playing it! Full Review »