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Parents' Guide to

Star Wars: Republic Commando

By Jeremy Gieske, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Fast-paced, squad-based Star Wars combat.

Game Windows , Xbox 2005
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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 11+

Based on 7 parent reviews

age 2+

I love and my baby also loves

Really easy to learn a two year can do
age 13+
blood, violence, a few d--ns

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (7 ):
Kids say (36 ):

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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