As of May 31, 2014, online functionality, including network multiplayer and wireless chat, will no longer be available for this title. We regret any disappointment as a result of the shutdown of the services supporting these online features.
User reviews: Very Positive (2,355 reviews) - 94% of the 2,355 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Mar 1, 2005

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Includes 14 items: STAR WARS™ - Dark Forces, STAR WARS™ - Knights of the Old Republic™, STAR WARS™ - The Force Unleashed™ II, STAR WARS™ - The Force Unleashed™ Ultimate Sith Edition, STAR WARS™ Battlefront™ II, STAR WARS™ Empire at War - Gold Pack, STAR WARS™ Jedi Knight - Dark Forces II, STAR WARS™ Jedi Knight - Jedi Academy™, STAR WARS™ Jedi Knight - Mysteries of the Sith™, STAR WARS™ Jedi Knight II - Jedi Outcast™, STAR WARS™ Knights of the Old Republic™ II - The Sith Lords™, STAR WARS™ Republic Commando™, STAR WARS™ Starfighter™, STAR WARS™ The Clone Wars™ - Republic Heroes™


Recommended By Curators

"Squad-based shooter Republic Commando plucked something with heart and heroism from the wreckage of the prequel movies."
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As of May 31, 2014, online functionality, including network multiplayer and wireless chat, will no longer be available for this title. We regret any disappointment as a result of the shutdown of the services supporting these online features.

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
242 of 250 people (97%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
7.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 1
Short yet wonderful story.

Great Squad AI gameplay.

Lovable characters.

Why there is no sequel?
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156 of 169 people (92%) found this review helpful
11 people found this review funny
8.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 19
You, Bacta now!

10/10 would get bacta again
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291 of 351 people (83%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 4
EA, Disney, and LucasArts could quite literally make 100 million dollars by releasing a sequel for this game.

Unfortunately, they're too busy releasing a washed out version of Battlefront.

Updated 13.10.2015
Like i thought, after playing the Battlefront Beta it's now clear that the game is absolute garbage. It's boring, cookie cutter shooter where you just spawn, run forward, kill everything you see and repeat. It might be "fun" for the first 30 minutes but after that you'll probably get bored and move to some other more mechanically interesting title. There are also dramatically less features than in the original two games, it was also announced today that they are going to be releasing a 50€ Season Pass for the game which will provide early access to future content for buyers etc.

Now, business practices like this are terrible for the gaming industry. There is absolutely no way you can defend it without sounding like a sheep. Then again, i probably wouldn't be too ♥♥♥♥♥♥ about it if they actually released even half of the content that was already introduced in the Battlefront games more than 10 years ago.

So, getting back to Republic Commando. It's still a great game, instead of buying Battlefront get this game instead. You certainly won't waste your money that way.
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116 of 120 people (97%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
30.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 4
Tl'dr version:

One of the best Star Wars games out there. To this day, an underrated and often overlooked part of the evolution of squad based shooters; also included is a fantastic soundtrack.
Great, (for the most part) A.I, and likeable squad mates make this short, but engaging ride all the sweeter

Elaborated version:

I often find that people have a tendency to harp on about SW: Battlefront and KOTOR a little bit too much. They were great games, (especially the latter) but I found them to be deeply flawed games. SW: Republic Commando, while flawed in some ways, manages to pull everything together in a much more satisfying way. This is obviously due to it's genre, and the nature of the mission structure. Not a thing is out of place. This comes at price however; the mission structure is disjointed to say the least, and the story is bare bones. However you'll get the feeling this was deliberate, as just like in real combat, and especially if you're a 'slightly less expendable' clone, you'll not be kept up to the date with the war as a whole. The game will take it tacitly that you know the Star Wars lore already and fling references to the films at you without guilt, or trepidation. For a avid SW fan, this wont be a problem. I unfortunately found myself lost at some points in the dialogue.

The mechanics are just as you expect from a Squad shooter; intuitive, tight, and easy to control. The PC version runs great with a M&C set up, but a controller is also possible. It might be necessary to have button mapping software however, as the games age breaks the controls.
You squad mates don't need you to hold their hand, and can perform simple tasks without you needing to give the order. However, they will occasionally rush in a 'no win scenario' and be dropped in matter of seconds under a hail of plasma fire. This will happen to you over and over, and their really is no way to stop it happening. This does have the unintended use of keeping aggro off you, while you attend to other matters.
The game features the modern invent system of the FPS. That is to say. You're limited to two normal weapons, 1 special weapon, and multiple attachments to your assault rifle, thus giving the weapon variety a much needed boost. There is a weapon for every scenario.

Now, onto the soundtrack. As a avid collector of game Soundtracks, this would have a proud spot on my list. In short; it's fantastic. A mixture of choral, and star wars symphony tropes mixed together to create a chilling, but engaging and epic theme. Definitely worth getting on soundtrack.

Finally, onto the negatives, and they are surprisingly few.
The game is no looker, and is really showing it's age as of 2015. However, over a decade on and it's vista's are still rather eye catching, especially the later missions on Kashyyyk.
Also, while I said the A.I was great; that was for last decade. Now not so much. Your squad mates will get stuck on geometry and regularly fail to revive you, even if their aren't any enemies in the area. This is all forgiven however by the amazing squad dynamic of banter that is constantly being thrown around. Very rarely will you actually care what your objective is, but you'll genuinely like and care for your squad as the game progresses, and you feel like this is a family.

Final thoughts:

By no means a looker, and to modern audiences this game might feel slightly lost in why this game was so great back in the day, however I still recommend giving it a try if it comes on sale.
Everything is here:

• Great Combat
• Great Characters
• Great Soundtrack
• Reasonable length.

*Be aware however, the MP for the game has been shut down.*
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110 of 114 people (96%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 10
10 years old and it's still better than most games released now.
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