STAR WARS™ The Clone Wars™ - Republic Heroes™
Star Wars The Clone Wars: Republic Heroes lets Star Wars fans young and old live out the sweeping galactic adventures of the Clone Wars. For the first time ever, players can fight as their favorite Jedi and Clone Troopers from the preeminent animated television series – from familiar faces like Anakin Skywalker to new heroes like Clone...
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Mostly Negative (278 reviews) - 34% of the 278 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Oct 6, 2009

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About This Game

Star Wars The Clone Wars: Republic Heroes lets Star Wars fans young and old live out the sweeping galactic adventures of the Clone Wars. For the first time ever, players can fight as their favorite Jedi and Clone Troopers from the preeminent animated television series – from familiar faces like Anakin Skywalker to new heroes like Clone Captain Rex. A brand-new storyline, which bridges the gap between season one and two, takes the player on a multi-faceted adventure to stop a mysterious techno assassin’s destructive plot. Built around two-player cooperative action, the accessible controls and family-friendly gameplay bring Star Wars fans across generations together like never before to fight the evil Separatists and restore peace to the galaxy.
  • Play as your favorite Jedi heroes including Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Ahsoka Tano, Mace Windu, and Kit Fisto
  • Slice and dice your way through Separatist droids with your Lightsaber and Force powers and use your agility to perform amazing leaps and navigate levels filled with interactivity
  • Turn your enemies into weapons as you commandeer droids and use their unique abilities to blast enemies and solve puzzles as a Jedi
  • Compete against a friend with in-level challenges for rewards and points to be spent to upgrade your character and unlock bonus items

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP or Windows Vista
    • Processor: Intel P4 3.0GHz AMD XP 3000+ or higher
    • Memory: 1GB Ram, 2GB for Windows Vista
    • Graphics: Nvidia 7300 GS or better, ATI X1600 or better*
      *Requirement of 256MB or more video memory
    • DirectX®: DirectX 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 8GB
    • Sound: 100% DirectX 9.0c compatible audio Device
    • Controller Support: Yes
    • Other Requirements: Requires login to Games for Windows - LIVE
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Mostly Negative (278 reviews)
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6.2 hrs
Posted: August 15
Good game beat it twice so far, very fun.
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15.1 hrs
Posted: July 18
Game doesn't work anymore. Don't buy it, you won't be able to play it.
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13.2 hrs
Posted: July 9
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0.3 hrs
Posted: July 2
Practically Yoda tutorial the game.
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0.1 hrs
Posted: June 26
good game. but you have to do a few things to get it to play in Stream
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0.2 hrs
Posted: June 13
This game is unplayable in single player
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7.0 hrs
Posted: June 10
This is unfortunately a weighty blotch on the reputation of the Star Wars gaming franchise. What strikes me more than anything, given the fact this is an official Star Wars title, is how overwhelming 'budget' the entire experience feels.
The sub-seven hours I spent with it became all the more wearisome as it went on, revealing more and more horrible design decisions and a blatant lack of any sort of meaningful playtesting. I sincerely did try to enjoy this, although it was with a mighty sigh of relief I breathed when it was all over.

Now a little disclaimer, I haven't actually watched any of the cartoon show, but from the clips I've seen the art style does seem quite faithful. But what is puzzling is how poor the graphics are overall, given that the game is only half a decade old.
I thankfully had no problem in getting the game to run, but to those still struggling, I implore you to not waste your time.

The dialogue is suitably inane and suits the Saturday-morning-kids-cartoon feel that they were aiming for. As you progress through each level the characters will jabber back and forth at one another. However, combat is not paused during these exchanges, and to skip through these conversations, you press left-click. To fire, you also press left-click. And given that you have very little to do in the game beyond firing, odds are you will blaze your way right through these conversations, with broken audio fragments punctuating your battles in a very jarring staccato-beat. Though as a small mercy I'm fairly sure none of the conversations would have turned around my enjoyment of this train wreck.

The game is separated into 3 acts, each separated by a rather well done movietone-esque war news broadcast updating the viewer on the current events. Between level cutscenes are not quite so well done by and large, and are overlong. Thus the brevity of the 40-odd levels (some clock it at 3-4 mins to complete) means any sort of meaningful flow is brought right back down to earth constantly by the recurring cutscenes.

The gameplay is fairly boring and repetitive, with the designers playing it safe with the generic action-adventure style of running, jumping between platforms, and blasting or slashing enemies as they rear their heads. However the platforming sections are horrendously bugged, with the game completely misinterpreting the jump command altogether and plummeting you to your death ad nauseam. Thankfully you jump between most characters in the game level to level, which stops it being a complete snore-fest, and the ones where you play as clones give you a welcome respite from the awful platforming. However, even these sections are flawed as the camera angles chosen are woeful. And countless times I was shot down by unseen enemies off screen but I wasn't able to return fire!

Various other glitches abound, such as where you would get permanently stuck on scenery or the next area/cutscene would fail to trigger, forcing a level restart.

RPG elements are laughably token, with the majority adding nothing to gameplay whatsoever. You can also do challenge missions to gain more upgrade points. In these, you have to complete certain actions within a time limit such as killing a bunch of enemies in a certain way or collecting as many free-floating points as possible, and these pop up as you clear certain areas. But after I completed a few and realised they were all just pointless busy-work, I skipped doing them altogether. And even at that I still managed to buy all upgrades well before the game's end.

Now I know, given the fact this is aimed at children, I can't expect a Dark Souls-like experience. But the game is ridiculously easy, and dying in this game doesn't stop combat or respawn enemies, your partner keeps firing on and then you appear beside them, fully healed, a matter of seconds later. I believe they must have decided to go this way when it was clear the jumping and camera angles would induce countless unnecessary player deathes and if they wanted people to finish they had to make the constant death less painful. It also removed any sort of challenge and made me even less enthusiastic to play on.

Now there are moments of sporadic genuine fun to be found but they are smothered under the weight of all the issues the game piles upon itself. Do yourself a favour and pick up virtually any other Star Wars game available instead.
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0.1 hrs
Posted: June 4
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Dave The Initiate
0.2 hrs
Posted: May 30
No. I dont Recommend this because its litterally the SOLE DEFINITION AND PHYSICAL EMBODIMENT OF CANCER.
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1.0 hrs
Posted: May 29
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
174 of 212 people (82%) found this review helpful
13 people found this review funny
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 28, 2015
Ok, so im probably gonna be the only person to recommend this game, its a decent hack and slash for the jedi's and a slightly better shooter and if your a fan of both star wars or even just the cartoon this is based on then sure buy this, but when discounted. I did like the game but not enough to pay full price. Bottom line the game is fun and does have some replay value but dont bother if you just wanna add this to your star wars steam collection.
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156 of 198 people (79%) found this review helpful
26 people found this review funny
15.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 26, 2014
I wouldn't say that this game was a complete piece of crap and it was obviously designed with controllers in mind not keyboards, but lets just say younger children will get more out of this than anyone above the age of 13.
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141 of 181 people (78%) found this review helpful
79 people found this review funny
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 28, 2015
Just like in the show, the parts with the clones are always better than the parts with the jedi.
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511 of 737 people (69%) found this review helpful
561 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 11, 2015
*Starts game*
"All right, let's check it out."
*Games for Windows Live required*
*30 minutes later, finally have an account*
*Starts up game again. 'GFWL requires update'*
"Of course. Of ♥♥♥♥ing course."
*Starts up again, finally starting campaign*
*Worse graphics than LEGO Star Wars*
"Oh god, no"
*Cringeworthy disney channel sitcom animations*
*Ballerina fighting animations*
"♥♥♥♥ this. ♥♥♥♥ you."

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160 of 216 people (74%) found this review helpful
18 people found this review funny
7.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 6, 2015
I'm sure this will get uber-downvoted but I 'll say it anyway: This game is really not that bad. Once you get past the Games For Windows Live page (which I personally like for the easy gamerscore) and the often frustrating platforming, you get to a fun game that you and a friend can laugh at. It's somewhat akin to the LEGO games in the simple combat and vehicle sequences, but with less brick smashing and coin gathering and more droid slicing and derpy hats. It seems as though the game almost recognizes it's stupidity and embraces it, almost.
The only technical error that I encountered was the inability to save my resolution and graphics settings, forcing me to reset them each time I launched the game.
Overall I'd give this game a 6 out of 10. It succeeds at being what It's trying to be, it's a goofy cheesy clone wars game, but nothing more.
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89 of 111 people (80%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
8.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 29, 2014
I bought this to play in multiplayer with my 5 year old....she loves it..for kids who love watching the clone wars cartoon, it has all the main characters. Most importantly they can play as Ahsoka!
Controls are easy for her to use and she loves the style of the game. Its just like the cartoon. Very easy for her to navigate the screen and gameplay is simple.
If your looking for something more complex then dont buy this. If your looking for a game for a child between 5-7 then this is ideal.
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144 of 200 people (72%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
10.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 2, 2014
This is a decent game. Everyone who is knocking it is too old. It's clearly designed for youth who are fans of the cartoon. My young daughter really enjoys playing co-op together. It's basically like playing through a story arc of the Clone Wars cartoon with most major characters at least making a cameo appearance. You play as a variety of characters throughout the game, both clones and jedi vs. the shows primary villians - especially lots and lots and lots and lots of droid soldiers. That's pretty much like the show though, so no surprise there. You don't go around killing people like in The Force Unleashed, only droids.

Update: Beat the game on normal difficulty co-op with my younger daughter. Total time was about 11 hours, but we got less than half of the achievements, in game unlocks, etc. Overall, it's not that bad of a game.
If you are an adult fan of the Clone Wars cartoon, I recommend setting the difficulty to Jedi from the start to increase the challenge somewhat. Being designed for youths, you immediately continue with an unlimited number of lives from the exact spot you died while playing (only lose some points for buying unlocks), so there isn't much to worry about like getting stuck later in the game.

Additionally, we played co-op with X360 controllers, it's likely more comfortable playing this type of game that way than on a keyboard.
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52 of 59 people (88%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 5
I do recommend this game if the price is right, and if you play it as a two player game. I think I bought it for around €3, and I played it with my 10-year old daughter. I would say it was pretty fun during the approx. 4 hours of gameplay it took to complete it. Much better value for our money than if we would have rented a movie... It seems that this game has gotten mostly negative reviews, and even if I would have played it alone, or bought it at a higher price, it seems unfair to give it a negative review. It's not a great game, perhaps not even a good game, but it is not bad.
It does not excel in any way, and we had some issue with the "game for windows" at first, but it was easily solved, and we both thought we had a fun time playing the game.
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116 of 168 people (69%) found this review helpful
18 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 4, 2015
Requires a Games For Windos Live Account, which if you run XP requires an update from Xbox Live, who dont seem to have the update available anymore. If I choose to play without logging into GFWL, I cant save. But that doesn't matter because it crashes after you select difficulty anyway. Don't bother people.
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213 of 328 people (65%) found this review helpful
304 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 5, 2015
My computer thinks its a virus, so...yeah.
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