A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this game.
Teamwork is encouraged.
Violence & Scariness
Plenty. Frenetic battles and splattering blood, plus you can kick corpses.
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A very rare "damn"
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Products & Purchases
This is part of the popular Star Wars franchise, and elements of the plot could be considered a subtle tie-in to the upcoming Star Wars movie.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that there are few language concerns or sexual references. Also the game encourages teamwork and some creative thinking. However, there is significant violence, some of it graphic and gory.
Is It Any Good?
Fans will be pleased with the relatively well-written storyline; however, they may be surprised to find the game lacks some Star Wars elements -- meaning no Jedi, no Force and no X-wings. Commanding the squad is typically as easy as pressing one button, and the game's artificial intelligence is surprisingly robust, with the computer's characters typically making smart decisions.
However, it is still a first-person shooter, and violent: Enemies killed up-close will splatter guts over your helmet, making it difficult to see. In a lot of ways, the gross violence zaps some of the Star Wars feel, which was never strictly about the battles. Star Wars: Republic Commando is fun to play, and the squad-based aspect adds an interesting approach, differentiating it from many other first-person shooters. Nonetheless, parents should be aware that the game's grittier and more graphic approach makes it unsuitable for younger players.
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