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User reviews: Overwhelmingly Positive (1,266 reviews)
Release Date: Mar 1, 2005

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"Squad-based shooter Republic Commando plucked something with heart and heroism from the wreckage of the prequel movies."
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About This Game

Chaos has erupted throughout the galaxy. As leader of an elite squad of Republic Commandos, your mission is to infiltrate, dominate, and ultimately, annihilate the enemy. Your squad will follow your orders and your lead, working together as a team - instinctively, intelligently, instantly. You are their leader. They are your weapon.
  • Innovative Squad Control System - With intuitive and smart squad commands, the simple touch of one button easily controls your squad to perform complex commands and strategic maneuvers.
  • Multiple Gaming Mode - Choose the single-player option and command a squad of four that you can dispatch at will. Or, choose the multiplayer option and play with up to sixteen players online in different multi-player modes.
  • Prelude to Episode III - Encounter new vehicles, locations and enemies from the upcoming film.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 2000, XP or Vista
    • Processor: Pentium III or Athlon 1.0 GHz or faster CPU
    • Memory: 256MB RAM
    • Graphics: 64MB 3D Graphics card with Vertex Shader and Pixel Shader (VS/PS) capability
    • DirectX®: 9.0b
    • Hard Drive: 2.0GB
    • Sound: 100% Directx 9.0c
Helpful customer reviews
85 of 87 people (98%) found this review helpful
9.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 1
In this game, you play as Commando Delta 38 (Boss/Leader).
The game follows the story of three missions throughout Delta Squad's career in the Separatist Crisis.
From fighting alongside wookies to getting your face drilled by a scavenger droid, you lead your squad to complete objectives your normal, mass produced, counterparts could/cannot.

The game and story is nice, I loved it and maybe you will too. This is from the soldier's perspective as to the usual jedi perspective. The game plays pretty damn smooth on PC. I haven't had any real game-breaking problems. The game is old enough to even play on lower-end laptops. You get to actually order your squad to do things (ex.When you issue the Search and Destroy order, they become aggressive and move ahead even if you're looking around, You can order them to set demolition charges on objectives to progress or you could order them to secure the area and plant the demolition charge yourself. You can even send them to sniper/anti-armor positions as well as turrets.)

If you lose all your health, you get downed and the game doesn't end until your entire squad is downed. So while you're downed you could either tell them to maintain current orders (ex. search and destroy) or order the closest squad member to revive you. There's also the option to load the last save while you're downed. There's also quicksaves, I hotkeyed mine to F1 and F3 because I can screw things up a lot.

I don't think you can really get through this game without ordering your squad around. You take quite a bit of damage, even on medium difficulty. Just for future reference, don't run infront of your squad while they're firing a sniper or a anti-armor grenade. Bad things happen. . .

All in all this game was great for it's time and pretty short if you know what you're doing. I just REALLY wish there was a sequal just because of the ending. . .
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144 of 171 people (84%) found this review helpful
14.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
Well Star Wars Republic Commando is imo one of the best Star Wars games out their....may even be better then Battlefront 2 or Knights of the old republic but damn that's a hard choice. All Star Wars games are awesome.
But back to Star Wars Republic Commando.
It is such a badass game. You get to command 3 Squad mates while battling your way though the galaxy on geonosis,A creepy ♥♥♥ spaceship,(That level still gives me the creeps), and kashyyyk.
While at the same time getting a bunch of sweet cool weapons and fighting a bunch of cool enemies.
Sadly their isn't any 4 player Co op but i'm pretty sure their is or someone is gonna make a mod for that.(I hope)
In general you should buy it. Star Wars fan or not buy it. Like FPS Games? Buy it. Like Star wars? ♥♥♥♥ing Buy it.
All in all 10/10 One of the best games ever made imo.
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127 of 152 people (84%) found this review helpful
8.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 1
i just want remake
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84 of 91 people (92%) found this review helpful
14.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 5
Reasons to get this game.
1. Squad banter
2. Detonate explosives
3. Awesome breach door manoeuvers
4. Great story (short but great)
5. Awesome music which fits surprisingly well with the Star Wars universe

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59 of 66 people (89%) found this review helpful
16.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 18
Fantasic game, worth every cent.
Great campaign with great AI Squadmates, locations, and creatures to fight.
Also includes multiplayer, a simple deathmatch, not too many people playing online, but still fun with some decent maps.
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53 of 58 people (91%) found this review helpful
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 24
Let's re-arrange some architecture, Deltas.
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56 of 64 people (88%) found this review helpful
10.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 28
One of the best FPS you will ever play.
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51 of 59 people (86%) found this review helpful
9.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 7
A shooter from a few years ago that's showing it's age, but the gameplay is still fun. The story is kick-♥♥♥, which makes up for the AI which can be stupid at times. Squad banter is the best thing about this game. Also, the ending makes me want a sequal something fierce.

LIKE, SO BAD. I NEED IT - I NEED A SEQUAL.

SEV PLS. I WILL COME 4 U. JUST W8.
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40 of 47 people (85%) found this review helpful
37.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
This is what I call a CLASSIC Star Wars game. It's just so great man, just so great! (did I mention I'm crying?) I always wanted to play a clone trooper fps, and this is THE ONE. So, play it!
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35 of 39 people (90%) found this review helpful
31.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 23
Call of Duty: "Oh look, Battlefield. It's one of the "deluxe model" shooters. Come to save us with your inferior graphics?"

Star Wars: Republic Commando: "This "deluxe model" is the only thing standing between the shooter genre and a bloody death, so you'd best be showing some respect, Cod!"

Battlefield: "Er..yes, Sir. What are your orders, Sir?"

Star Wars: Republic Commando: "Hold the line. Kill any DLC you see. I'm going to get to the top of this."


A squad-based commando game that actually feels like a squad-based commando game. From the likeable and actually good at being squadmates squadmates to the engaging storyline to the varied enemy tactics to the "breach-and-clear or just hack the door." decisions. All of it from a Star Wars game.
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50 of 68 people (74%) found this review helpful
10.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 14
1. Beat the game
2. Get GameRanger to play online
3. Get your friends
4. Profit
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23 of 25 people (92%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 14
Probably the best Star Wars game around. Played this game a few years ago and loved it then. Decided to buy it again and remembered why I enjoyed it so much. This is one of the few games where you actually care what happens to your squadmates (who are great and quite funny). Go buy this game!
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22 of 26 people (85%) found this review helpful
14.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 20
I forgot how amazing this game was! Back in the day this was one of my favorite Star Wars games. The gameplay is pretty linear but thats not a bad thing. It is quite difficult at times and if you dont use your commands correctly, it could mean the end of you and your squad. Love the perspective it gives you as a trooper and in first person. This game is quite old but it still looks great! If you havnt played this before or havnt in a long time, i highly recommend this! Its a gem for Star Wars fans. Its only $10, why not get this?
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53 of 81 people (65%) found this review helpful
7.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 13
One of the best Star Wars games. 60 69s out of 69 69s.
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35 of 52 people (67%) found this review helpful
9.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 8
NO! Stop what you're doing right now! Don't buy that game for $20 that you would never even play after 2 weeks! Buy this game right now! It's fun, challenging, and an FPS. What more could you want?
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13 of 14 people (93%) found this review helpful
9.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 26
Republic Commando is a FANTASTIC game, one of the greatest Star Wars games ever made and unquestionably the best Star Wars first-person shooter ever made (I do not count Jedi Outcast or Jedi Academy, because the lightsabers kind of radically change those games to the point where they no longer really qualify). The squad AI is still incredibly good by today's standards, the characters are compelling and smartly-written, and the environments and story are original and creative.

But I cannot openly recommend getting this on Steam without some qualifying statements.

Republic Commando is an old game. A very old game. And it does not play nicely with newer computers. Problems with bumpmapping in the graphics can result in crashes, and trying to get it to run on a 64-bit Windows OS is a horrific struggle. If you have Windows 7 or 8 64-bit, Republic Commando may need to be sadly relegated to the history books. Hopefully your memories, if you got a chance to play it back in the day. You will likely not get another.
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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 13
Star Wars Republic Commando is a Star Wars themed FPS that puts you in the role of the leader of Delta Squad, an elite fighting force for the republic, you and your squad go on missions all across the galaxy fighting droid and beast alike. In my opinion, Star Wars Republic Commando is the best Star Wars game of all time. It is so simple and easy to pick up and you will come back to it time and time again to play. The story is good and simple to understand but does not really get into anything too deep other than one moment at the very end of the game that I won't spoil for you.The squad commands allow you to use stradegy to initiate your assualt and defend terminals from countless foes. All of the weapons are unique and diverse. You have your typical shotgun and assualt rifle, and your more unique lazer rifle and rail gun. The only weapon that I think could use some work is the pistol, your only sidearm in the game, it feels more like a nerf gun then an actual weapon that you would bring into combat. The enemies are all very distinct from each other. The Trandoshans will rush at you and flank you at your sides while droid will stay back and use cover. Speaking of enemies I wish there was a little more variety instead of just a total of three types. The campaign will last about 6 hours on the normal difficulty and consists of three very distinctive levels. Each level is broken up into about four or five chapters and each chapter can be anywhere from 10-30 minutes long. As far as the graphics, you are not going to get blown away but they get the job done and look suprisingly good on higher settings. The only thing I'm not a fan of about the graphics is the low quality textures but that is to be expected for a game this old. The soundtrack is spot on. This is the only Star Wars game that has its own unique soundtrack that is done really well. All of the sound effects are extremely well done and the music is absolutely amazing. I did not encounter any real bugs or glitches other then one moment where one of my squad members got caught in the wall and I had to reload to my last save point. The multyplayer is not worth talking about because you can no longer play it but it was never really good in the first place so you're not missing much. Overall I would give this game a great 8.5/10 for implementing great shooter aspects with the Star Wars universe while at the same time creating a fun and tactical game to play. For anyone interested there is a Star Wars Republic Commandos book series consisting of three books all following the missions of Delta Squad, the first book in the series is called Hard Contact.
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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
11.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
A fun squad-based Star Wars game that takes a different approach. Fairly linear in terms of story and combat styles, success will be determined by how well you handle your team. It's fairly short, but always fun.
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15 of 21 people (71%) found this review helpful
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 16
Tinkering might be needed.
I needed to set "bump" setting in the video option to low. Then I could set everything else to highest. Otherwise it would crash (Found this inf. on the internets).

So now that I am 90 minutes into it I can see why everyone loved this game. Its a solid FPS. The guns are not great but the action is exciting, the voice acting is sooo much better than today's crappy FPS games. The music is awesome. Your NPC buddies are kick **s. The world is simple old lo res but full of atmosphere. It's smooth. I'm enjoying it... It's supposed to be about 10 hours which is fine with me. It's too dated for me to put more then 10 hours into it. But it's more then worth a $1 per hour.

For instance, I managed to enjoy shadow of mordor (at least the killing chieftans) because of cutting edge animations and fun high res combat ** DESPITE the horrible generic characters, awful forgettable plot lines, dreary music, and repetitive environments. This game you will get as much
value for your money. The combat animations suck and the shooting is not the greatest(but it's OK - and there is some tactical parts) but the GAME as a whole is well conceived and extremely well executed. It's better than the AAA titles of the modern era.

**I know Mordor is not a FPS so the comparison is not 1:1 but it's the last game I played and the most "new" and slickest game to have been released so I'm just comparing value and I'm making a case for trying out this dated title. TYPE or PASTE your text here...
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
22.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 24
good but big cliff hanger!
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