Parents' Guide to

Rogue Trooper Redux

By David Chapman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Polished remake of sci-fi shooter highlights outdated play.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 10+

Based on 1 parent review

age 10+

Perfectly fine

I played this game and within 20 minutes I ordered it. My cousin is ten and I got for him because it’s fine for younger kids.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Easy to play/use

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (1 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

While the graphics have been upgraded, the main issue with this shooter is that the gameplay just feels very outdated. When the original Rogue Trooper was released back in 2006, it earned praise for bringing something different to the shooter genre, but wound up being a one-off title that quickly faded into obscurity. With Rogue Trooper Redux, Rebellion revisits the game, adding some shiny new visuals and a couple of gameplay tweaks to polish it up for a brand-new audience. Unfortunately, after revisiting the game that was once thought to be a bit ahead of its time, it's hard not to feel that maybe Rogue Trooper's time has passed.

Rogue Trooper Redux isn't a terrible game. The story is surprisingly entertaining, with more than a few twists to keep players' interest. The problem is that the gameplay just doesn't measure up. Things that were innovative back in 2006, such as the cover-based combat, are commonplace now and executed much better by other games. Also, managing your arsenal requires digging through a clunky user interface that's a pain to use, especially in the heat of battle. None of this makes the game unplayable, and there's still some fun to be had. Plus, the game's updated presentation looks clean, sharp, and detailed. But at the end of the day, all the cosmetic upgrades in the world still can't keep Rogue Trooper Redux from showing its age.

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