Nu Earth: a poisoned planet where endless war rages between the Norts and the Southers. A futile struggle on a hostile planet with no end in sight. But there are tales of a lone warrior. A man who knows no allegiance, the Rogue Trooper!
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Release Date: May 23, 2006

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Nu Earth: a poisoned planet where endless war rages between the Norts and the Southers. A futile struggle on a hostile planet with no end in sight.

But there are tales of a lone warrior. A man who can appear out of thin air and take out whole platoons, then disappear back into the shadows to which he belongs. A man who knows no allegiance but to his own mission and is hell-bent on revenge. He is the ultimate soldier, the last survivor of the massacred Genetic Infantrymen...

...the Rogue Trooper!

  • Intense 3rd-person action on the battlefields of Nu Earth.
  • Use of Helm, Gunnar and Bagman: Rogue's friends brought to life in his equipment, adding depth to the gaming experience.
  • Ability to create the type of ammunition you want, when you want it.
  • Dynamically use the environment to your advantage - conform to objects and terrain, and fire from protected positions. Athletically climb over the environment to gain the advantage over your enemy. Run, leap, and dive for cover.
  • Use the unique upgradeable abilities of your Bio-chipped equipment to strategically outwit your foes.
  • Intense LAN multiplayer action.

Note: Multiplayer available via LAN only.

System Requirements

    Minimum: IBM PC or 100% compatible, Microsoft Windows XP or 2000, Intel Pentium 4 or equivalent, 256MB RAM, 100% DirectX 9.0c-compatible 64MB 3D Accelerated Card supporting v1.1 pixel and vertex shaders, Windows XP- or 2000-compatible sound card (100% DirectX 9.0c-compatible), 3GB free disk space, 100% Windows XP- or 2000-compatible mouse and keyboard

    Recommended: Intel Pentium 4 2.0GHz or equivalent, 512MB RAM, 100% DirectX 9.0c-compatible 128MB 3D Accelerated Card supporting v2.0 pixel and vertex shaders, Windows XP- or 2000-compatible sound card (100% DirectX 9.0c-compatible), 3GB free disk space

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74 of 76 people (97%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
15.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 16, 2014
Rogue Trooper.
A good video game adaption of a very great comic! Sure, it's old. Sure, it's got a few bugs. Sure, it's got an awful multiplayer mode. But if you want a legitimate "Rogue Trooper" experience, this game is worth buying!


An interesting character. He's young and feels betrayed. He makes it his life mission to take down the man who exterminated his kind. Pretty straight-forward person, but his ironically-named buddies (biochips stored in his equipment) make playing singleplayer more of a variaty. Voice actor was pretty good at playing the character.
At the end, he refuses an offer from Millicom (the creators of Rogue and the other GI's) and escapes in a shuttle. I wondered, "What next? What will Rogue do now that he's completed his only mission? Perhaps there are more villains?" Might be interesting, if they make another game.

Pleasing both the serious and silly audiences, the rifle "Gunnar" is cocky and sarcastic. Think of him as a little bit of Deadpool mixed in with FPS Doug (the "BOOM! HEADSHOT!" guy). Makes remarks on your shots and combat skills, and is always eager to kill some Norts.

A tough guy with the ability to recycle any salvage you aquire into health and ammo. Also upgrades weapons. This guy is really helpful during combat. He automatically reloads your gun for you in the middle of a firefight and applies a medpack to replenish your health when you get low. Instead of relying on your health and ammo bar, Bagman announces when you get close to running out or dying. Great addition to the game.

He's a middle-aged character, among the 3 Biochips. He can hack computers, drive vehicles and provides a radar for you. I don't think he talked as much as the others, but he was really lively when piloting a vehicle. Removing him for computer hacking and driving removes your radar, making you rely on plain sight and instinct while he does his work. Great challenge.

Traitor General
The villain that causes Rogue to go, well... rogue. You don't really see his face during the beginning of the game, until you catch up with him for the first time. After that, you'll never forget him. He acts like a stereotypical general or other high-ranking men in the Army & Navy. Runs from the protagonist, sends his little army men to fight his battles and even hides behind a shield and watches people die! Totally makes sense. Hahaha.
When you beat the game, Rogue finally confronts the Traitor General and gives him the scare of his life! Despite that, the post-credits scene shows that he survived the huge bombing the Southers did to his building. I've played many games in my life, but that scene seriously disappointed me. Rogue goes after the guy for revenge, kills him, then he lives again? Seriously. That just feels like a dull, rehashed-to-death plot twist.


Good singleplayer. Collecting salvage and upgrading weaponry was pretty fun. They also give you a few ways to handle a situation. "1. Go in guns-a-blazing or 2. Sneak around, silently killing Norts like a blue ninja." You have the tech and knowledge to help you with both solutions. And characters that provide comic relief!

Awful. Would've been much better had they spent more time developing the concept.


+ Good singleplayer.
+ Good story writting.
+ Good cast of characters.

- Dated graphics.
- Short campaign.
- Poorly executed multiplayer mode.

Overall Review Score: 7.1
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96 of 117 people (82%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
6.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 30, 2015
Great memories.
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53 of 59 people (90%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 15, 2013
A fun but chunky third person shooter with a cult-classic feel. The game is rather under the radar in its popularity because a lot of people didnt like it but the game does do a good job in just being fun. The story and characters are bizarre to say the least but the action and explosions of a war shooter is what this game delivers well in a pretty fun single player story. 7/10
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44 of 49 people (90%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
10.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 15, 2014
I've just played through Rogue Trooper for the first time and it is nothing if not a bit of a strange one. Look at that release date: 23rd of May 2006. I almost can't get my head round it. This is a game released two years after Half-Life 2 and yet so much of it feels so much older. Primarily because it looks so much older but also because the levels are so clearly demarcated by stats summaries and cut-scenes. That aspect of it feels pre-Half-Life, never mind pre-Half-Life 2. A clue to why it has these throwbacks is because although this was released six months after the Xbox 360 hit the shelves it was only ever released for PC, PS2 and Xbox (and much later Wii) and was clearly fighting against the limits of those two ageing consoles. And yet in spite of this the game has aged very well.

Crucially everything that was good about the game in 2006 is still good now. It is still pleasingly varied in terms of the gameplay. The guns still stand up and feel like they pack a punch. There is also a very pleasing amount of freedom regarding how levels are approached. It is all very linear but there is almost always a choice as to whether to go semi-stealthy, cover-based or all guns blazing. It also doesn't overstay its welcome. At the time as a full priced game I think it would have felt rather too short but today it feels about right. I don't think I'd want to spend that much more time staring at that few polygons and for the price I paid I'm more than happy with this little slice of history.

One final word of warning through. The game is keen on its non-interactive cutscenes which often feel like they steal the most dramatic moments from the player. Every significant villain is defeated in a cutscene rather than at the players hands and that just isn't very satisfying. Still a good game and one with some unique features that will likely be of interest to fans of the shooter genre.
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38 of 43 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 10, 2015
Just as glorious as I remember. Was so filled with joy when I came across this gem on Steam that I had to purchase it again. If you haven't already played this do go on and give it a try you shant be disappointed. Such genius and magnificentness at work here.
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23 of 23 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
12.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 10, 2014
Despite it being a bit clunky and it can have its moments of lag, It is a highly enjoyable game. The ways you can upgrade your gear and take down the "Nord Scum!" is brilliant. The voice acting is great and the dialogue too!
The plot structure of the game maybe very wacky and out there but, if like me, you've read the books and loved it then it's a must play. But don't let that put you off if you're just now looking at it!
It is in my list of gems.
One of the true epic games of the 2000 AD series, Cannot recommend this more highly!
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23 of 24 people (96%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 3, 2015
A cult classic.

Made with pride and passion, actually respecting and honouring the quality of the source material, this masterpiece deserves to be played by every serious gamer with a particular love of Arcade Shooters.

The cut scenes are of the very highest quality.

It's very open tactically, I mean surprisingly so, there are many ways to approach each and every problem, thinking and playing smart is rewarded.

I love the original comic strips and this for me is the best game based on a comic character I have ever played, specifically in the way it captures the very essence of the original concept, the way they did the character introductions, and they are 'characters', well rounded and well voice acted, never taking itself too seriously, all the while delivering a truly unique, challenging, exciting and interesting gaming experience, even for those who have no interest at all in the folk lore of Nu Earth.

It absolutely succeeds as a game in it's own right, one of the PS2's finest moments.
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21 of 24 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
6.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 1, 2014
cool game that needs part two to be made
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17 of 18 people (94%) found this review helpful
7.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 5, 2014
I finally finished this game ! I remember playing this on the PS2 years ago . I was always getting to the last boss fight and just couldn't finish it ! It felt too hard , but the PC version it's just so much smoother! It runs great , the graphics are really nice , the story is amazing , you actually get to care about what happens, and that's great , the gunplay feels really responsive and smooth ! An amazing experience , you have to get it !
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14 of 14 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 13, 2014
Far too overlooked Sci-Fi-shooter with an interesting setting, fresh mechanics, good ideas, a good handfull of gadgets, an excellent sniper rifle, satisfying snipe and/or stealth AND shooting elements, a nice little revenge-story and enough gameplay freedom and variety to keep you interested! Buy!
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17.5 hrs
Posted: August 19
An above average and largely overlooking third person shooter based on a series of graphic novels about a genetically engineered super-soldier fighting baddies on another planet. All your supplies must be crafted-- ammo, grenades, health, upgrades-- using scrap scattered around the levels or salvaged off dead bodies. The graphics are nothing to write home about, but they get the job done.

My biggest complaint would be the lack of context for the story-- where am I? Why are the Norts fighting the Southers? What is that giant black-hole-looking thing in the sky? The cutscenes are well choreographed and do a proper job leading you into the next set-piece, but I wanted to know MORE about the universe.

Also, I wish the game were longer. This is more of a compliment than a complaint, though. The levels themselves feel just long enough and the game features many memorable quirks and twists on standard gameplay to make it a memorable experience. Sniping an enemy's air tank and watching him run around in a frenzied panic never gets old.

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9.1 hrs
Posted: August 12
This game is so easy and the only time i had a challange was durning the 1st or should i say last boss and that was it but still kinda good becouse this is the 1st game that itroduced me to gaming a long time ago.
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13.2 hrs
Posted: July 9
A 3rd person shooter with the ability to take cover and even though it might be a bit buggy sometimes, it still remains fun. And the best part about the combat is that even though you are mostly alone, the parts which you are not, the AI acutally do kill the enemy but are a bit stupid so if you don't support them they will die and even though i dose not matter, it feels more fun with allies.

The story is very intressting, you are part of a gene-modifed infatry battalion (the G.Is) which is a part of the Shouth faction and you fight the North faction but i don't want to spoil more than that you and your buddies are going to shoot alot of Northerners.

Great game if you don't care for graphics but do care for gampelay and story.
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10.7 hrs
Posted: July 1
I had this game for the PS2 and when i saw it was on PC i bought. It's a great third-person shooter with a good story and well-made characters. You will play this game over and over again after you beat it
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0.2 hrs
Posted: June 20
Literally grew up with this fantastic game. A real classic, fun to play with good gunplay.
Also, shirtless blue men.
9/10 because there isn't shirtless blue women too. They wear shirts.
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8.2 hrs
Posted: May 17
Rogue Trooper was better than I'd expected it to be. It's a little dated and generic being of the PS2 era, but not distractingly so. It's not at all outstanding, but is a fun, consistent and well-developed third person shooter worth playing if you've got a spare six hours.
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4.1 hrs
Posted: May 11
Remebered it from my childhood

-Saw it on 9gag

-Felt a small nostagia coming in

-Brought the game

-Played it

-Got critical hit in the nostagia feels

-Shed a tear

-Completed it

-Went to bed

-Dream of it

-Died of nostagia
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(RPPK) Scorpion
23.3 hrs
Posted: May 11
This game is a fun, classic 3rd person shooter, it is the best of the genre. I highly recommend everyone to get this game.
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{SRG} Jspau
1.0 hrs
Posted: May 10
Did someone say "childhood"?
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3.3 hrs
Posted: February 25
pretty enjoyable but shamelessly stolen Postal quotes
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