It is a time of great rejoicing in the galaxy. Luke Skywalker, with the help of Wedge Antilles, has blown up the Death Star. But there is little time to celebrate. The mighty Empire is gathering strength for a determined, all-out assault on the Rebel forces.
User reviews:
Recent:
Very Positive (11 reviews) - 90% of the 11 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Overall:
Mostly Positive (312 reviews) - 79% of the 312 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Dec 3, 1998

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Includes 8 items: STAR WARS™ - X-Wing Special Edition, STAR WARS™: TIE Fighter Special Edition, STAR WARS™ - X-Wing Alliance™, STAR WARS™ X-Wing vs TIE Fighter - Balance of Power Campaigns™, STAR WARS™ Rebellion, STAR WARS™ Galactic Battlegrounds Saga, STAR WARS™: Rebel Assault I + II, STAR WARS™: Rogue Squadron 3D

 

About This Game

It is a time of great rejoicing in the galaxy. Luke Skywalker, with the help of Wedge Antilles, has blown up the Death Star. But there is little time to celebrate. The mighty Empire is gathering strength for a determined, all-out assault on the Rebel forces.

To save the Rebel Alliance from this Imperial onslaught, Luke Skywalker and Wedge Antilles have assembled the Rogue Squadron, a group of twelve of the most skilled battle-tested starfighter pilots. You will fly into battle as Luke Skywalker, to engage in intense, fast-paced planetary air-to-ground and air-to-air missions ‒ dogfights, search and destroy, reconnaissance, bombing runs, rescue assignments, and more.

  • Take on the Galactic Empire in X-wings, Y-wings, A-wings, V-wings, and snowspeeders.
  • Prove you’ve got what it takes against a slew of the Empire’s best and baddest, including AT-AT walkers, AT-STs, TIE fighters and more.
  • Test your flying skill through extraordinary environments ‒ over water, through canyons, deserts, and volcanic regions.
  • Astonishing 3D details include real time lighting and special effects (explosions, smoke, engine glow, tracer fire and more).

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7/8/10
    • Processor: 1.8 GHz Processor
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 7 (compatible with DirectX 9 recommended)
    • Storage: 168 MB available space
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Very Positive (11 reviews)
Overall:
Mostly Positive (312 reviews)
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VonTiban
5.5 hrs
Posted: August 16
Having played the original game on N64, this brings back so many fond memories. Runs well on PC with a controller. 10/10 would recommend.
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CaptainC73
1.9 hrs
Posted: August 14
MY CHILDHOOD! FINALLY IT COMES BACK TO ME! I CAN FINALLY LOVE MY LIFE AGAIN! 10/10 WOULD RECOMEND!
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Aroness26
14.5 hrs
Posted: August 12
Holds up extremely well and is as addictive as ever.
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JP
1.0 hrs
Posted: August 9
This is one of my favorite games from the N64 era. Upon firing it up, I was looking forward to the same arcade style space flight sim action that I grew to love nearly 20 years ago - good controls, nice visuals (even if somewhat dated now) and a wonderful difficulty curve in achieving increasingly difficult mission objectives for advanced unlocks.

However, I cannot recommend this version of the game until the developers who created this fix a camera problem experienced by many:

WHEN ACCELERATING IN THIS VERSION OF THE GAME, YOUR SHIP WILL CONSTANTLY FLY BEYOND THE CAMERA'S VIEW.

The only way to rectify this currently is by continuously pressing whatever key you designate to reset your camera view...constantly.

It is incredibly disappointing that a wonderful game has been ruined by a sloppy remake that can't bother to have a functioning camera and furthermore a developer that refuses to fix it, banking that nostalgia will continue to sell it despite an increasingly large amount of warnings that it is currently unplayable.
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Arwingpilot
7.3 hrs
Posted: August 7
An undeniable classic of a game and I am extremely grateful it was re-released on Steam! It's an extremely fast-paced combat flight game! Do not let that sound intimidating, however! It may be fast and frantic, but is not overwhelming! In addition, being the last one flying in one piece is ever so satisfying, with a sense of accomplishment! (A great balance of difficulty, I feel!) Add to that the extremely responsive and easy flying controls! Despite the game's physical age, it is extremely fun to play, to this very day, even for newcomers to the Rogue Squadron series! The game itself is quite short, able to be 100% complete, within a couple of hours, gold medals and all! However, newcomers have much offered to them, I feel! (When I was young, during the N64 days, each mission took me multiple tries!) Well worth the asking price! And for the icing on the cake... It shows my all-time favourite Star Wars spacecraft the love it deserves... The A-Wing! (Always my ship of choice!) That being said, there is a ship to suit anyone's playstyle! You have the balanced X-Wings, for balanced speed, defense and firepower (Plus Artoo, for in-flight repairs!) You have the A-Wing for very fast, but very frail combat! Conversely, the Y-wings for flying tanks, that move like a flying fortress would! Those are the main three styles of ship, but there are so many more on offer, here, like many's favourite: The Millenium Falcon! Highly recommended to any combat-flight and/or Star Wars fan! (You need not even be a Star Wars fan, to appreciate the sheer fun-factor, here!)

Only downside? ... No more games are being made for this amazing series!
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Reithur
1.7 hrs
Posted: August 4
Rogue Squadron has a weird issue where your camera locks to "Drop Camera" setting after every cutscene (beginning of every level and sometimes multiple times during a level).
After searching the Steam discussions, found out you can fix by first defaulting your Joystick controls (using XBOne controller), then rebinding the Cycle Camera button. Somewhat obnoxious, took ~20 min of searching/fixing, but much better now.
There's also a "high-res" fix that sets the game to use your current windows resolution, but requires installing a Voodoo emulator. Since the in-game models are still pretty low-poly, it just up-res to clean up poly lines (reduces pixelation). Details in 1 of few guides available on Steam.
Still as fun as I remembered once I got the nuisance stuff resolved.
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Battenkill
0.8 hrs
Posted: July 31
I remember I was 10, maybe 11, and at my local Wallmart they had an aisle full of silver boxed, Lucas Arts games. My god, I think all my childhood classics resided in that one area. Star Wars: Tie Fighter, X-wing, X-wing Alliance. Dark Forces, Jedi Outcast 1 and of course... ROGUE SQUADRON! What a great game. Back in the day played this little puppy to death (gold on every single mission). Great game- regardless of my rose colored glasses. PS: There was one more game in that Aisle. Indiana Jones and the Infernal Machine! Steam, that one needs to come back please.
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Halofield2fan
2.8 hrs
Posted: July 29
I havent played much as of this review but i really like the game so far. my only complaints is the fact the steam overlay doesn't work and the mouse controls.
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Luisa
7.8 hrs
Posted: July 28
Too easy for me.. haha
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Zach The Khergit Lancer
8.0 hrs
Posted: July 22
A decent price for my childhood?! Hell yeah!
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 7
An undeniable classic of a game and I am extremely grateful it was re-released on Steam! It's an extremely fast-paced combat flight game! Do not let that sound intimidating, however! It may be fast and frantic, but is not overwhelming! In addition, being the last one flying in one piece is ever so satisfying, with a sense of accomplishment! (A great balance of difficulty, I feel!) Add to that the extremely responsive and easy flying controls! Despite the game's physical age, it is extremely fun to play, to this very day, even for newcomers to the Rogue Squadron series! The game itself is quite short, able to be 100% complete, within a couple of hours, gold medals and all! However, newcomers have much offered to them, I feel! (When I was young, during the N64 days, each mission took me multiple tries!) Well worth the asking price! And for the icing on the cake... It shows my all-time favourite Star Wars spacecraft the love it deserves... The A-Wing! (Always my ship of choice!) That being said, there is a ship to suit anyone's playstyle! You have the balanced X-Wings, for balanced speed, defense and firepower (Plus Artoo, for in-flight repairs!) You have the A-Wing for very fast, but very frail combat! Conversely, the Y-wings for flying tanks, that move like a flying fortress would! Those are the main three styles of ship, but there are so many more on offer, here, like many's favourite: The Millenium Falcon! Highly recommended to any combat-flight and/or Star Wars fan! (You need not even be a Star Wars fan, to appreciate the sheer fun-factor, here!)

Only downside? ... No more games are being made for this amazing series!
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 9
This is one of my favorite games from the N64 era. Upon firing it up, I was looking forward to the same arcade style space flight sim action that I grew to love nearly 20 years ago - good controls, nice visuals (even if somewhat dated now) and a wonderful difficulty curve in achieving increasingly difficult mission objectives for advanced unlocks.

However, I cannot recommend this version of the game until the developers who created this fix a camera problem experienced by many:

WHEN ACCELERATING IN THIS VERSION OF THE GAME, YOUR SHIP WILL CONSTANTLY FLY BEYOND THE CAMERA'S VIEW.

The only way to rectify this currently is by continuously pressing whatever key you designate to reset your camera view...constantly.

It is incredibly disappointing that a wonderful game has been ruined by a sloppy remake that can't bother to have a functioning camera and furthermore a developer that refuses to fix it, banking that nostalgia will continue to sell it despite an increasingly large amount of warnings that it is currently unplayable.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
307 of 363 people (85%) found this review helpful
179 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 23
Better space battles then EA battlefront
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191 of 216 people (88%) found this review helpful
85 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 29
ROGUE SQUADRON

WHERE'S OUR COVER


But seriously, runs fine, plays with an Xbox controller no problem. Can't complain.
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186 of 214 people (87%) found this review helpful
61 people found this review funny
Recommended
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 29
MY CHILDHOOD! IT'S BACK! THANK YOU STEAM!!
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153 of 178 people (86%) found this review helpful
17 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 29
Great re-release, now we only have to hope for Rogue Squadron 2 & 3
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107 of 121 people (88%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 29
Finally it's been long time coming 18 years have passed but "Star Wars: Rogue Squadron 3D" is now available on Steam. It might not have graphic fidelity compared to it's sequel "Star Wars: Rogue Leader II" but for it's time this game was considered be one of the best space-flight simulators of 1998 on the N64 and PC.

The PC version is without a doubt the best version of the game which can out-put at these Resolutions:

640x480
800x600
1024x768
1280x1024

It would seem issues that were plaguing the older version of the PC game have been addressed which could be found playing this game on modern hardware and 64bit operating system so far works fine on Windows 10;The persistent game bug which would crash after every "Save" when completing a mission; is now gone :).

I am very excited it's finally come to steam only last year I did "Play-Through; it might of came out in 1998 but it holds up incredibly well for very dated Space flight simulator.

It was also my 13th Birthday Present from my Dad; I got this game on N64. Star Wars Rogue Squadron 3D put's you right into the action that Star Wars Universe is known for; it really feel's like you taking on Empire as Luke Skywalker and Wedge Antilles while piloting the many space Crafts such as: X-Wing, Millennium Falcon and the Y-Wing.

This is ultimate Space Dog Fighter/Simulator experience you are ever going to get; the creators behind this game "Factor 5" managed to get the balance just right "A True Star Wars feel while also making the game feel immersive re-playable arcade fun"

Positives

+ Great Voice Acting
+ Cinematic makes feel like watching Star Wars Film
+ Sound Effect & Music just awesome
+ Space Craft Design have been faithful to Star Wars Universe
+ Missions Galore this game has no intention of boring you to death but defiantly the opposite.

+ Addictive replay value with insentive revisit missions and get your gold insignia badge.

+ Graphics: The game came out in 1998 it holds up well, aged like fine wine.

Negatives

- No Windowed Mode
- Factor 5 Co-Developers went out business so no more Star Wars Rogue Squadron Games :(

Star Wars: Rogue Squadron 3D gets solid 10/10 from me.

Last but not least it plays great on Nova's controller sorry I mean 360 controller hehehe...
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77 of 89 people (87%) found this review helpful
32 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 1
One of the best star wars game back in the day. I miss those days. We need something like rogue squadron for this gen of gaming. Not that battlefront crap EA threw at us.

Game seems to run fine on my pc.

#Makestarwarsgamesgreatagain
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89 of 117 people (76%) found this review helpful
55 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 26
10/10
This game makes Battlefront 3 look like a steaming pile of bantha fodder.
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51 of 58 people (88%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
6.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 4
Works great, plays well with keyboard, xbox controller, or joystick.
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