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User reviews: Overwhelmingly Positive (1,664 reviews)
Release Date: Mar 1, 2005

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

 

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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
430 of 447 people (96%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
14.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 5, 2014
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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123 of 138 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
37.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 1, 2014
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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71 of 78 people (91%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 14, 2014
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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43 of 52 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
7.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 25, 2014
Absolutely a must-own for any Star Wars fan.
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30 of 31 people (97%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
9.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 11
People often complain about the stone-faced, bald and monotomous space marines in videogames; how they're an extremely overused template and stifle the development of round characters. Republic Commando puts an interesting spin on this complaint: It gives you four clones; four space marines. That's where the complaining ends.

Republic Commando is a squad based shooter set in the Star Wars universe during the Clone Wars. You play Delta 38 "Boss", leader of a highly specialised and extremely elite squad of Clones. You're bred with a great affinity for your clone bretheren. Your squad is as much a part of your arsenal as your special rifles and armour. Repulic Commando translates this premise to gameplay in an absolutely incredible way. You can 'direct' your squad to perform tasks while you hold off the enemy. Or you can work on the objective while you let them hold the line. The surprise in this comes from their intelligence. More often than not, CPU allies are less than helpful. Not the Clone Commandos; they are in a league of their own. They take, and move through cover, hide when the odds are against them, secure the area before helping you instead of running in headlong, and their aim is about as good as your own, so they don't feel considerably overpowered. What also helps is a careful balance of enemies. There are just enough in each room to keep it interesting, but never too many to make it feel like a grindfest.

Your three squadmates (and yourself) are the bread and butter of the game's presentation. 2005 graphics haven't aged so dignified, but the artstyle gets the job done. Everything looks slightly grittier and messier than it does in the films. You'll quickly determine this when you use the melee button a droid for the first time and the grease and battery acid are wiped off your visor with a laser. The helmet display resembles that of Metroid Prime a lot, complete with ambient effects and splatter. But, enough about the visuals, the real fun is in the sound. You, and your brothers engage in a lot comic banter to keep spirits up. You, the boss are the tough as nails leader, voiced by Mr Jango Fett himself. Delta 62 "Scorch" is the squad's demolitions expert and all-round joker. Delta 40 "Fixer" is the straight man and computer specialist. And finally, Delta 07 "Sev", the sniper and gruesome sadist. The dialogue exchange is worth its weight in gold and because the game's pace is tight and condenced, they don't end up looping up. It gives the whole endeavor a lively character that is a nice offset to the gritty visuals.

Still, there are some things you'll have to consider. The game isn't very long; you can tear through it an afternoon. Replaying it wastes some of the surprise moments, but you'll be better at some of the positioning and directions, allowing you to focus on speedrunning for instance. Some gauntlets can also feel extremely cheap at first. Sometimes you'll end up reloading a particular section over and over again because you squad gets wiped within the first 10 seconds. And then there is the ending off course. I'll let you figure that out on your own. I can reccommend this game to anyone who is a Star Wars fan, and to anyone looking for a shooter with exemplary squad AI and gameplay.
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33 of 39 people (85%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
7.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 21, 2014
11/10

Knifed a Super Battle Droid to death.
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24 of 26 people (92%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 8, 2014
Our lives are not complete without a sequel to this.
A good one.
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24 of 28 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
11.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 1, 2014
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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16 of 16 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
8.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 23, 2014
I remember playing this game way back on the original Xbox. It's not through rose-colored glasses that I say this is the greatest squad-based shooter I've ever played.

Let's start with the atmosphere. It's spot on. Any casual Star Wars fan will recognize most of the enemies and locations. The level and character designs are grittier than what you see in the movies, and that fits the tone perfectly. The HUD is one of the best I've ever seen, because YOU SEE THE BORDERS OF YOUR HELMET! Such a simple design choice affects your immersion immensely.

So everything around you is cool. What about the combat? This game FEELS great. The modular weapons system is genius. The squad commands are easy to learn but hard to master. The difficulty is pleasantly challenging; don't expect yourself to be repeating tons of levels, but do expect to be constantly searching for health and ammo. The weapons feel rewarding to use, and above all, the squad-based combat is amazing. You FEEL bad-♥♥♥. You FEEL like it's you four protagonists against the world. And you WANT to take 'em all on.

Your three Clone Commando compatriots, Scorch, Fixer, and Sev, are exceptional AI companions (especially for 2005). They are effective in combat, respond to commands instantly, and generally don't make the kind of dumb decisions that make you rage at AI companions. They don't talk much, but you can still feel personality emanating from them.

On the note of character, the one category where this game falters is story. You know where you are, and you know why. You have objectives. But that's about it. The characters don't change over time. There are no plot twists. There is an instance of tragic loss (I won't spoil it for you), and it hits you hard. But there is room for improvement in that area.

Besides the story, what other improvements could be made? I won't comment on the graphics, because this game is coming up on 10 years old, but I will say they've aged well. The only thing that springs to mind is the level design. Don't get me wrong, the levels are designed fine, but it gives away what's to come. When you see a spot where you can issue a sniping command, you know there's enemies directly ahead. Health and ammo are always located directly behind large groups of enemies. It's textbook old-fashioned level design, but you always know what's coming.

One final point: because this is an older game, a 1920x1080 aspect ratio is not an option it offers. It's a minor detail, but an important one.

In conclusion, ten years later, this is still an incredible game. Although the story is never going to be a selling point, everything else about this game is great. It feels like you're taking a first-person trip through the summer action film spectacular that Star Wars never had. I highly recommend it to anyone who puts gameplay ahead of graphics. Amongst the vast troves of LucasArts treasures, this gem certainly shines bright.
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13 of 13 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
8.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 1, 2014
Ever thought Rainbow Six getting into Star Wars? Well here it is. A very fun and rather short game perfectly fitting into the Star Wars Universe. Your team, Delta, is formed by 4 RC clone commandos:
-1138 (Boss, squad-leader, that is You)
-1262 (Scorch, demolitions)
-1207 (Sev, sniper)
-1140 (Fixer, tech expert)

It is rather great to give individual orders to this team simulating a spec op team behind enemy lines into a Star Wars universe. This feature gives the game uniqueness. For this reason I do recommend it to anyone who loves Star Wars.

Thanks for reading.
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12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 20, 2014
The way a Star Wars game should be. You will be surprised how well this game plays due to how old it is. It's wonderful. VERY worth the price.
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12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
37.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 29, 2014
In my opinion Star Wars Republic Commando has to be one of the best first-person shooters made to date. This is because:
1. The combat feels great! running at a group of droids firing away at you with just the right amount of accuracy to be a threat and then dispatching them one by one with your wristblade is one of the best experiences in gaming!
2. The Team. Your team is made up of 4 people (no spoilers, as you find this all out in the opening) you, the elite Delta 38, the sniper Sev (Delta 07), the hot headed demolitions expert scorch (Delta 62), and the trustworthy commando fixer (Delta 40). Your command over them is relatively limited as you only have 4 options, Search and destroy, Form up, Stay here and Do thing (sniper point, grenade point, breach door, hack, etc) Also if you "die" your squad will carry on fighting until finished and then will revive you with half health (you can order them to revive you sooner but that often puts them in a very vulnerable spot).
3.The environments, without spoiling the game for you the envoronments range from full on battles with other troopers present to creepy environments with your enemies lurking around every other corner.
4. The story. The story really attaches you mentally to your squad and by the end you'll be scolding scorch for shooting you in the back rather than cursing the AI, and there are some real moments of accomplishment in the story such as the end of the first "chapter". The ending is awesome too!.
So to sum up, GO BUY THIS GAME!
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
18.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 24, 2014
This game came out almost a decade ago, and it's still miles ahead of many modern mainstream titles. This game is truely a gem of the the FPS genre.

Pros:
1. Epic soundtrack
2. Squad mechanic is the best I've ever seen in an FPS (you can actually grow to care about your pod brothers)
3. The story is awesome
4. It actually feels like your inside the helmet of the protagonist

Cons:
1. There is no sequel (which is a blasted shame)

10/10
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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
9.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 20, 2014
A good game for the price. Hopefully they make a sequel. But since disney bought the franchise, I highly doubt that it will come.
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 7, 2014
I used to play this game on the original Xbox when it came out. Playing this game again for only a little bit sent all kinds of memories of me and my friends laughing and having a great time with this game. The game its self if a nice twist from the star wars games you know. Star Wars republic commando is a gritty, exciting, and bloody first person shooter with a nice team based mechanic in it. The game can be challenging at times and i found myself running out of ammo and from time to time be resorted to using my pistol. I would rate this game 8/10
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
15.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 17
Imagine if Metroid Prime, Halo, and Rainbow Six had some nasty threeway and made a threeway baby. Then paint it all over with Star Wars. That's this game. Buy it.
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
7.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 12
"yea Wookie life-debts for everyone!" 10/10
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 25
In Star Wars Republic Commando, you play as Delta Three-Eight, lead of Delta Squad. This means that you order your fellow brother around the various battlefields, keeping them alive- and developing a real connection with them throughout the game. Sev is the tough guy, always making remarks to boost the squad's confidence. You, the designated leader, have inherited Jango Fett's accent and his skills. Scorch, my favorite, is always there to make jokes and lighten the mood. Geonosis, the Assualt ship, and Kashyyyk are all wonderfully crafted and are great to explore if you are interested in them. The gunplay is great and commanding your fellow commandos is almost always flawless. The music is fantastic, some areas using the movies' music, and some areas (and main menu) using a darker score. The enemies are diverse and have their weaknesses. Some enemies are annoying, but most are fun and challenging to battle. You really see why clones are intimidated by Super Battle Droids and Droidekas and Spider Tanks, something that was never felt in Star Wars Battlefront II. Also, it has AWESOME breaching, hacking, and grenade gameplay. You also get a new perspective on various battles in the movies, such as the Battle of Geonosis and the Battle of Kashyyyk. I am a huge Episode I-III fan and think this is the second best Star Wars game of all time besides Star Wars Battlefront I/II. I have the first Republic Commando book ready as well. So, what are you waiting for? Play it!
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 30, 2014
A remake of this would ♥♥♥♥ing rock. Its so ♥♥♥♥ing fun, but it just feels so old and bogged down. It would rock my world if this game was to have some fully supported multiplayer, and awesome, reinvented graphics. It has unlimited potential, and it certainly gave me hours upon hours of happiness when I was younger.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
8.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 5
I don't know who you are. I don't know what you want. If you are looking for ransom, I can tell you I don't have money. But what I do have are a very particular set of skills; skills I have acquired over a very long career. Skills that make me a nightmare for people like you. If you let Sev go now, that'll be the end of it. I will not look for you, I will not pursue you. But if you don't, I will look for you, I will find you, and I will kill you.
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