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Video Game Star Wars: Republic Commando Review
Star Wars: Republic Commando (2005) is a shooting game set in the Star Wars universe, where you complete missions as part of an elite squad of Clones. Still regarded as one of the best Star Wars games over 16 years after its initial release, its fast-paced action and deep array of weapons make it a fresh challenge for fans of the sci-fi genre and shooting games.

Our examiner, Ben Kendall, first checked Star Wars: Republic Commando 2 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 4 months ago.

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Star Wars: Republic Commando is a shooting game set in the Star Wars universe, where you complete missions as part of an elite squad of Clones. Still regarded as one of the best Star Wars games over 16 years after its initial release, its fast-paced action and deep array of weapons make it a fresh challenge for fans of the sci-fi genre and shooting games.

Additionally, its unique place among Star Wars games, eschewing traditional tropes such as lightsabers and space battles for more realistic and militaristic war scenarios, make it stand out from the crowd. A remastered version, sporting updated visuals and controls, launched for the Switch and Playstation on the 6th of April 2021.

You play RC-1138, "Boss", the leader of Delta Squad, an elite squad of genetically altered clone troopers, during the height of the Clone Wars (between Star Wars: Episode II and Episode III). You travel from planet to planet, on various missions, assassinations and investigations.

You shoot mechanical enemies using the wide array of weapons at your disposal, and direct your computer-controlled team members to perform various tasks, from "slicing" (the Star Wars version of hacking) to taking up a suitable sniping position.

The game's varied environments mean your tactics must respond. For example, while in one place you may need a patient approach, another location may require a more direct attack. The rest of your team, RC-1162 (Scorcher), 1140 (Fixer) and 1107 (Sev) all have unique specialities that you'll need to use to succeed, and some missions will require you to split up.

Its unique place among Star Wars games, as well as its focus on strategy and tactics, make it an unusual offering. It's a fun and rewarding challenge for both Star Wars fans and players alike.

Play StylePlay Style

This is an Action and Shooting game with Adventure, Fighting and Role-Play elements. This is a single-player game. While there used to be a multiplayer experience offered via servers in the game, these have since shut down, and the remaster is a single-player only experience. That said, there are still private servers that offer multiplayer on PC, although these are not supported officially.

 
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DurationDuration

Play Time: This game will take between 6 hours and 12 hours to complete.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 12 for Violence and Bad Language.

CostsCosts

Star Wars: Republic Commando usually costs £8.50 to £13.49.
 

Star Wars: Republic Commando

XBox Store Xbox One £8.99
PlayStation Store PS4 £11.99
Steam Store PC £8.50
Switch Store Switch £13.49
XBox Store Xbox Series X|S -
PlayStation Store PS5 -
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 28/02/2005, updated in 2021

Out Now: PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

Content Rating: PEGI 12

Players: 1

Genres: Action, Shooting (Adventure, Fighting and Role-Play)

Accessibility: 27 features

Components: 3D First-Person

Developer: Aspyr Media (@AspyrMedia)


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