Xbox One Review: Rogue Trooper Redux

Rogue Trooper gets the remastered treatment…

A tactical shooter and comic book adaptation, Rogue Trooper is back, remastered in high definition. Experience combat and third person action in this tale of betrayal and revenge at the far reaches of the galaxy. You are the last Genetic Infantryman (GI). Bred for war and betrayed by your superiors at the Quartz Zone Massacre, you stalk the battlefield as a one-man squad, carrying the sentient biochips of three fallen soldiers in your rifle, pack and helmet. Your mission? Fight your way across the chemical-blasted wastes of Nu-Earth — a planet ravaged by an endless apocalyptic war in search of the Traitor General and payback.

I missed out on the original Rogue Trooper from the PS2/Xbox era, but have heard good things about it over the years, so was pleased to finally get a chance to see what all the fuss is about with this remastered version of the game…

Rogue Trooper Redux is a pretty decent remaster, looking crisper than what I saw of the original, running smoothly and being an overall competent shooter. However, it’s clearly not aged well even with the new textures, the game still looks dated in comparison with other shooters. You’ll notice the second you play that this is a game that feels stuck in the past, not that there’s anything wrong with it being true to it’s roots, but it just feels out of it’s time.

The campaign will last you a few hours, depending on skill and you can play it co-op online, but I never managed to find a game, so was unable to test out if it made the experience more enjoyable or not. The good news about Rogue Trooper Redux is that even though the campaign is short, the game is relatively light on the wallet, which is a rarity even with remasters.

The Verdict

If you can get over Rogue Trooper Redux being stuck in the past with it’s visuals and gameplay, then definitely give it a go. It’s a fun game and decent shooter, but like I said, time hasn’t been too kind to it.

Score: 6.0