You are the 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.
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Release Date: Mar 1, 2005

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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
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16 of 18 people (89%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
7.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 27
One the best Star Wars games I have ever played.
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11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 28
This is my all time favorite star wars game. Being able to play not just a clone soldier but a clone with a story. In the game you get to see the front lines in a whole new way. This isnt battle front where once you die your just respawned as a new clone and thrown on the battle field. In this game you have a team and you have to keep them moving along just as you must move along. It reminds me of a mix between the first Halo game and rainbow six vegas. All in all I love it and wish that a second were made.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 18
This game has offered a wrist-mounted blade long before it became a mainstream feature
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 23
I just finished the game and I just have to say that it's pretty damn good. Especially for its current price.
Now, the combat is Bioshock style. Meaning that you just shoot and at some moment the enemy just falls down and is dead. There's no real feedback to the damage you're doing and due to that the gunplay is very unsatisfying.
The melee however was strong and it made me take a lot of risks to just take out the enemy. If a game gets me to risk myself and forces me to not play safe without it feeling unfair and just artificial, then I'd say that it does a good job.
The story is what it is. It's 3 main campaigns, each is about 2-3 hours.
On normal, the game was just as difficult as it should be. I lost the game a few times, but not enough to have the game feel unfair. Almost every death felt like it was my fault and preventable.
The graphics look pretty good and the game runs very well as well, even on my 4GB DDR3, FX-4100, GT640.
The game's been in many bundles, so it's pretty cheap when it comes to value. You'll be able to trade for it no problem.
One problem though was that it ends in an annoying cliffhanger and the last mission also ends very abruptly, which makes me feel that they were just pushing it out as quickly as possible.
The A.I. is pretty good for your team, but the same can't be said about your allies and enemies. They usually just sit and do nothing and get themselves killed. I know that all allies are meant to die, but it's just so damn annoying that they die to one minion or something.

Overall, is this game worth the full price? If you're not on a shoe-string budget, then yeah.
Is it worth a bundle purchase or a trade? Yeah, definitely.

(All games start at a 5/10 and move up/down based on its pros/cons)
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 12
One of my favorite games of my childhood, truly a classic that should have had a sequal.

AI is stupid but not useless, gameplay is simple but extremely challenging in later levels, as it should be. Easy to work hard to master sort of thing. The story is quite good, as well as the characters, while underdeveloped and not focused on are quite unique and welcome.

PLease buy, please play, please enjoy.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 8
One if the best games I have ever played.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
11.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
My review for Star Wars Republic Commando.

This will be a really detailed review, and I will discuss numerous aspects of the game. I clicked 'No' for 'Do you recommend this game?' for a reason that does not fall under whether or not the game is enjoyable to play. I'll explain later on in the review. I really enjoyed this game though, although it's a bit buggy and unfair at times.

Subtle spoilers ahead. Be cautious when reading.

Star Wars Republic Commando is a first person shooter where you play as RC-1138, nickname Boss, who is the squad leader for the elite special forces unit known as Delta Squad. Born in 32 BBY in the cloning facilities of Kamino, you are the sergeant amongst the group you command. Your fellow Commandos are: RC-1140 (Fixer), RC-1207 (Sev), and RC-1262 (Scorch).

When The Grand Army of the Republic finally engage in a war with the Confederacy of Independent Systems, you are situated in the planet Geonosis. Your first task is for you and your fellow squad members to meet up at the designated rendezvous points and then form up to assassinate Sun Fac, a highly ranked individual within the Geonosians.

After that, you're instructed to do other numerous missions which I won't go into detail about. To summarise, all I can say is it leads to infiltration, total destruction and acquiring special data among a Lucrehulk-class Core Ship.

The raging war on Geonosis soon comes to an end, Almost an entire year later, Delta Squad is sent off again on another mission. They are tasked with finding out what happened to the Acclamator-class assault ship named Prosecutor, which had gone missing in action but miraculously reappeared in the Chaykin Cluster after a two-week-long disappearance with no communication capability. As the leader of the squad, you (Boss) and the three other Commandos are tasked with retrieving numerous sets of flight records from the ship's four data cores, and are given other missions following that main objective.

I won't go into any more of the story. The rest is for you to unfold and find out yourselves, or research if you wish to do so.

My experience:
I really enjoyed playing this game. Star Wars Republic Commando pioneered what a first person shooter should be. Features such as the shielding system, squad commands and an intelligent set of AI characters made the game really interesting. However, I don't recommend this game for three reasons.

1) The Star Wars Republic Commando series has been discontinued, and will unlikely be re-established... ever. The last novel was written in 2009 under the name of 'Imperial Commando.'

2) Replayability factors are non-existent. As compelling as the story is, there is absolutely no reason for you to replay the game unless you want to experience the charm of the game again after a long time. It's good when you feel nostalgic and reminiscence in when you first played a game (whether that be a part of your childhood, or just a fond period of time in your life). The game, once completed, is completed and that's that...

3) Gunplay feels lackluster and unrewarding (however melee combat is perfect). There is no way to tell how much damage you're dealing to a target since there's no indicator unless you order your squad to focus fire onto one target by using the (Default) F key on an enemy with your mouse cursor hovered over it.

Factors two and three are insignificant if you consider how many things this game does well, but factor one is a huge problem.

The reason why I don't recommend this game is because the lack of content in the sense that it will never renew. Once it's over, it's over...

The story is amazing because it is dark, pure and untainted by the stereotypes of the Star Wars universe. It's immersive, and you get to experience something that you won't have the opportunity to experience through other Star Wars mediums.

This is the first time I've ever played this game. I started playing it on 'Hard' mode/difficulty and it took me about three-and-a-half-hours to complete each set of missions on the planets. I enjoy challenging games and this game certainly was challenging. I died a lot. That didn't put me off it though. I'm glad I decided to play on Hard difficulty, because it demanded my 100% attention.

The game's age is really starting to show. It was ahead of its time, but now, only the story and subtle mechanics remain ahead of the current standards for FPS games.

Even though I felt the story was good, truth be told it was somewhat anticlimatic and stale. Most 'first person shooters' have very generic storylines and this didn't entirely deviate from that, but it still did what it did rather well. My main issue is with how short the story is. In Star Wars Battlefront II, it can take more than 12 hours of gameplay to complete the entire campaign - start to finish - for the first time as a new player on the Elite difficulty.

I know this review wasn't structured very well, but I just had to write how I felt about this game. I thoroughly enjoyed it, I'm sad it's over (I won't be reading the books most likely) but all good things must come to an end.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 2
This game is a sort of black sheep in Star Wars. It doesn't focus very much on the Jedi, in fact, it barely references them at all. But its definitely a game that kept me on the edge of my seat, leaving me wanting more at the end.

In terms of aesthetics, this game's age is showing. However, it has aged well enough to still be pleasing to the eyes. However, the real gem of this game is the combat system.

For much of the game, you are required to work with your squad. You must coordinate your attacks, assign one or more of your men to choke points, concentrate fire on a big nasty unit, or assign your unit to slice a computer, destroy a machine, or even heal up at a bacta station.

This game definitely highlights on the use of teamwork and coordination. And the only thing I think this game does wrong, is the coop... or lack of coop. This game easily could've got a benefit with a coop mode. But alas, its far too late for that... at least for now.

END OPINION: It may be old, but it still shines on in the shooter industry as an underrated gem. If your PC can still run it, then have a go at this game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
14.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 4
This game is a squad based ps2 era shooter set in the star wars universe set during the clone wars. it's no brothers in arms but the squad tactics are solid enough you can give basic orders and a lot of the time you need to use your squads abilities to continue the game. Besides that your squad abillities can be used in a tactical way. like defending a squadmate while he hacks into turrets to aid in battle, or opening a flanking route with a bomb. The solid squadplay is made better with the awsome AI that is put on display here. i mean this is awsome i have seen my squad heal themselves without being asked. Reviving eachother and deciding to kill surrounding enemies beforehand or not if the enemy is a big thing like a spider droid. The pathfinding works really well and the AI never broke on me once during my entire time with the game. besides that the game nails the look and feel of prequel star wars. There are a varied amount of droids and aliens to shoot that force you to use different weapons and tactics. the music has some shining moments with big orchesteral themes that suddenly play every now and then. This is on top of the expert sound designe that again help to make you feel like your playing a really cool Star Wars game. Also worth mentioning is the banter between the charachters while it's nothing shakespearian it's helpfull in giving the soldiers a little character they react realisticly to your orders. If you for example accidently give wierd orders that would not make sense IRL your soldiers will let you know you messed up with some dialoge. The level of polish is just great overall a game well worth playing.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 8
I absolutely love this game
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Heavenly Body
0.2 hrs
Posted: October 26
This is probably my favorite Star Wars game, you get to play with a clone, but not just any clone but a Republic Commando clone which are more like Jango in terms of genes rather than your ordinary clones. The game has a wonderful story and you will enjoy the combat very much, it can be very challenging at times and that is great. Not to mention that in this game when you see a Super Battle Droid you will be scared and a Droideka will be your worst nightmare if you don't have an emp grenade.
This game feels like it's in a more mature Star Wars universe, one in which you won't see a Jedi or a Sith kill everything they come across without any bit of effort.
I love this game, it's too bad that it didn't have a follow up, but you could check out the Republic Commando books written by Karen Traviss, they're very good.
I finished this game 3 times a while back and I think it's time I do it again.

Steam asks me if I would recommend this game, I would say HELL YEAH! If you like the Star Wars universe you will definitely like the angle from which this games portrays a part of it, it's unique and that makes it a good or even great game in my opinion.
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0.8 hrs
Posted: October 24
Do you like shooters?

Do you like tactical shooters?

Do you want a squad that actually does their job and listens to you?

Do you like a challenge?

Just buy the damn game already.
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7.5 hrs
Posted: October 24
I LOVE IT but it need more plus why did sev had to die
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6.1 hrs
Posted: October 24

The prequels were flawed yes, but at least the Episodes II-III era (2002-2005) spawned some sweet SW games, for many the last great era for LucasArts (everything went downhill after 2005).

Republic Commando is "THE" SW shooter, by that I mean the best SW shooter of all time (unless Dark Forces gets a remake, which is unlikely next to impossible).

The Halo 2-Half 2 influence is evident (minus riding a vehicle and the gravity gun) and the game tries to be lean and mean (not bloody though). Explosions and melee attacks are everywhere, and the cheesy-cute humor of the prequels is nowhere to be found. Overall the game provides a solid Clone Wars experience.
The graphics still look very good for a mid-00s game and the sound design is superb.

But sadly, the game has some clear flaws, which put the game in a 8-8.5 out of 10 zone at best (it could have been a 10 out of 10)

a) too short (like 4-5 hours on easy). Also, some people will find frustrating that there are only three (extended) maps: Geonosis, Republic Ship and Kashyyyk.
b) the AI of the squad is not that great, they get killed easily on medium difficulty.
c) some enemies are ridiculously overpowered and hard to kill without heavy weapons (which are hard to find)

That said, the game was loved-popular enough so fans demanded a sequel, which never came due to the mismanagement of LucasArts that slowly killed the company until its 2012 disappearance.
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10.9 hrs
Posted: October 23
Best star wars game I've ever played, if it had co-op I'd go nuts because that'd make it EVEN MORE amazing. I truly hope for a 2nd part but I kow it'll never happen.
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5.0 hrs
Posted: October 23
This is a very good game. it really gives you the feeling of controlling the delta squad. meet your teammates and enter the universe of star wars . point your gun straight and avoid death. and do not leave anyone behind
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Pirate Werewolf
12.0 hrs
Posted: October 22
This is a great game and you should buy it.
There. Now that we've got the most important part out of the way, let me explain why. This isn't a run-in-guns-blazing shoot-em-up game. It would be a solid shooter in it's own right even if it was, but Republic Commando more than holds its own, due to the strategic nature of the fights. The positioning of the other members of your squad around the environment (which will determine what weapons they will favour in the firefight) is critical to victory.
Take a sniper position further away from the action to provide covering fire?
Take a grenadier position to deal with tougher enemies?
Get in a turret and lay down heavy fire?
Most importantly of all, which instructions will allow your squad to cover each other and achieve the objective?
Make no mistake, the fights in this game, especially near the end, can get extremely difficult. You will die multiple times and have to strategise and experiment to discover which tactics will lead you to victory. And when you have to decide whether to take out the enemies in front of you first or sabotage one of two droid dispensers, every second it takes you to reach a decision is vital.
With four different weapons and four different grenades (plus whatever extra weapon you can scavenge from defeated enemies), the choices of a head-on assault, a flanking attack or a defensive position become very important and have to be judged carefully.
Although some today may consider this lacking due to not being based with co-op in mind, that is because this game is 11 years old, and was made when co-op play wasn't such a big deal. Maybe a missed opportunity, but not something that any Star Wars fan should hold against it.
Forget the new Battlefront. This is an excellent game, and I still hold out hope for a sequel or a remaster.
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2.7 hrs
Posted: October 20
You are the 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. Why wouldn't I want to play this?
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