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Star Wars: Republic Commando
March 1, 2005
Single Player / Multi Player
(LAN + Online)
Star Wars Saga Timeline:
22 BBY - 19 BBY
Set during the events of the movie; Star Wars: Episode II: Attack of the Clones, a secret army of clones has been grown on planet Kamino, designed from the DNA of Jango Fett. These clones are trained to battle, made to fight for the Galactic Republic and some of them with specific talents and abilities. One such specialization is Delta Squad, a group of four commandos trained for ground combat, recon work and outfitted with bacta healing implants. Delta squad is composed of four members: RC-1138 ("Boss"): the squadron leader bred for tactics, RC-1140 ("Fixer"): a computer slicer, RC-1207 ("Sev"): a hunter and marksman, and RC-1262 ("Scorch"): a demolitions specialist. Delta Squad and the rest of the clone army are soon deployed to their first battle, on the planet Geonosis.
Star Wars: Republic Commando is a first-person squad-based shooter set in the Star Wars universe with tactical squad gameplay. Players take the roll of Boss, the leader of Delta Squad. Like most first-person shooters, the emphasis in gameplay is on action. Republic soldiers use a standard gun weapon, the "Blaster", in order to shoot opponents in front of them. Blasters can be attached to perform three different functions, with individual ammunition: a standard fiting mode, a sniper mode and an anti-armor mode. Players also carry an smaller energy pistol that automatically charges itself. New weapons can be found on defeated enemies or found lying around on some levels, however only one may be carried at any given time. Some player weapons allow zooming functions for more accurate firing. The player also carries 4 different types of grenades, which are: thermal detonators (basic blast), sonar detectors (limited proximity detection), electrostatic charges (disables electronics and droids) and flash detonators (blinds foes).
Each member of delta squad has a personal shield that automatically recharges after a short time and a health bar which can only be replenished by Healing Bacta. Bacta is found at appropriate dispensers throughout the levels, and additionally each member of the squad carries an emergency bacta device to revive any member of the squad who falls in battle. Should the player be the one to lose all health, they watch the level from a hazed view and can issue a last order for other squadmates to try and revive them. Should all 4 members of delta squad fall in battle, the game is over.
The main feature of Republic Commando is the 4-man squad. Using a "one-touch" control system, the player gives orders to members of Delta Squad. The first type of command is for setting the squad's attitude: "Search and Destroy" (move forward), "Form Up" (stay close), "Hold Position" and finally "Recall" from any assigned positions. The orders are given by highlighting different positions displayed on the player's HUD and assigning a Delta member to perform the appropriate action.
Multiplayer functionality includes regular deathmatches and capture the flag. There is no squad-based commands in multiplayer, though players may be placed on individual "teams" to work towards their goal.
Game Codes & Cheats
While playing a game, press ~ to display the console window. Then, enter one of
the following codes to activate the corresponding cheat function:
Loaded or AllWeapons - All weapons appear below you.
Fierfek or AllAmmo - 999 ammo.
SmiteEvil - Destroys all enemies in screen.
Revive - Revives yourself.
Fly - Gives you the ability to fly.
Walk - Oppisite of the "Fly" cheat, brings you back to ground.
TheMatulaakLives or God - God mode.
Unlock Extra Features:
Clear the Geonosis campaign and unlock the Foley Featurette.
Clear the Assault Ship campaign to unlock the Spec Ops Featurette.
Clear the Kashyyyk campaign to unlock an interview with Temuera Morrison (Jango Fett from the movie).
Find a Lightsaber:
There is a lightsaber in the RAS Prosecutor campaign, level: "Alone". When you get to one of the blocked areas where you have to breach it, turn around and try find a vent. Inside there is a dead trooper with a lightsaber suggesting he might have tried using it. You hear yourself saying something about; "An elegant weapon for a more civilised time. Heh. Well... times have changed".