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Game Music of the Day: Star Wars: Republic Commando

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Game: Star Wars: Republic Commando

Song: Vode An

Composer: Jesse Harlin

       

Vode An (Brothers All) is the title screen music for the criminally underlooked Star Wars FPS Republic Commando. To me, it is an extremely well done war chant that captures the spirit of brotherhood and camaraderie pervasive throughout the game. The lyrics are sung in Mando’a, the fictional language of the Mandalorian race in the Star Wars universe. A translation for the lyrics can be found here.  This game is filled with great music, such as the pulse-pounding Dha Werda Verda (Warriors of the Shadows):


Above: If you are not nodding your head or tapping your feet in 20 seconds, I’ll be forced to conclude you have no soul


Above: Through the Canopy, a slower, more subtle offering


Above: The prologue music


Above: The aforementioned prologue, one of the best intro movies for a game I’ve seen

The soundtrack was available for free download at the official website, until it was shut down. However, it can still be found here.

Today’s entry comes from Star Wars and GamesRadar fan Jake Peterson, who magnanimously donated this GMOTD article to help fill in the gaps as we prepare for E3 2011. If you’d like to submit your own GMOTD entry (with MP3 and image) fire it off to tips@gamesradar.com and we’ll slowwwwwwly get to it. Thanks, Jake!

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38 comments

  • igothitwithabulb - May 23, 2011 11:24 p.m.

    ...are you sure this isn't the intro to Halo Reach?
  • Skykid - May 22, 2011 5:50 p.m.

    I loved this game so much. I want to get it, but don't know if i can find a copy anywhere. The soundtrack is off the hook!
  • TopNewt - May 22, 2011 3:44 a.m.

    I never realized how awesome this games music was.
  • pimpdaddie - May 21, 2011 8:34 p.m.

    THIS NEEDS A SECOND GAME NOW!!!!!!!!!
  • Hazadess - May 21, 2011 8:25 p.m.

    At the end of this game one of the squad gets stranded, the problem is that their stories start before the game (Republic commando novels by Karen Travis). It fits in between the third and fourth novels as timelines go. Lucasarts recently changed the star wars cannon, rewriting the Mandalorians and making the novels storyline defunct. Lucasarts holds the rights to the game but due to the story arch being dead I really really doubt were ever gettin another game. All fans of this game should read the books.
  • terdferguson - May 21, 2011 7:40 p.m.

    And also, all my friends thought 62 was bomb but the real awesome one was 40. I never liked Sev. I thought he was a dick.
  • terdferguson - May 21, 2011 7:34 p.m.

    I loved this game so much. I beat campaign over fifty times and I used to sing Vode An all the time and my mom thought I was weird.
  • ThatFanInThePeacoat - May 21, 2011 6:18 p.m.

    This game was fantastic. And it's music really added to the atmosphere: a grim, realist look at war in Star Wars.
  • sharkweek - May 21, 2011 5:13 p.m.

    Such an awesome game I wish they made a sequel to it but alas I may never get to find out what happens to poor Sev.
  • powerpc127 - May 21, 2011 4:39 p.m.

    Wait a second, they're accepting entries from fans!? Hot damn, time to bust out some tunes.
  • CrashmanX - May 21, 2011 2:58 p.m.

    @Everyone asking why LA didn't do the smart thing and make a sequel: Last time I knew George Lucas has approved a book into the Star Wars continuitity that would portray the Mandalorians (I assume they meant the Deltas) differently than the proposed Sequel would. Since Star Wars can't have something that not canon, they ditched they idea all together.
  • philipshaw - May 21, 2011 11:03 a.m.

    Awesome soundtrack, thanks for the free link
  • The_Tingler - May 21, 2011 8:45 a.m.

    Truly excellent music. Why didn't LucasArts make a sequel? Because that's too much like common sense which could make them money, and they're really averse to that.
  • HankVenture - May 21, 2011 3:50 a.m.

    I definitely never noticed the music, but I was young and didn't care back then but now, I play the first one and it all comes creeping back to me... They tried at this game, I don't even think there are any jedi in it if that shows you how hard they tried to make this game great. Speaking of remakes, I would enjoy Jedi Academy 2 remade along with Bounty Hunter. I really enjoyed those games especially Bounty Hunter
  • punkduck2064 - May 21, 2011 3:46 a.m.

    This was one of those games that I absolutely loved, to the point that I would get up at 6 in the morning to play the single player campaign before going to work. I still play this game, it was the last thing I played on Xbox Live before they shut off the servers. I am sad that they never gave these characters the sequel they deserved
  • SideOfBeef - May 21, 2011 2:01 a.m.

    Holy shit, someone actually played this game? Thinking back, I never really noticed the music, I just filed under Star Wars and continued playing this awesome, awesome game.
  • Jared117 - May 21, 2011 1:25 a.m.

    This is easily my favorite star wars game other than KOTOR. Definitely deserves a sequel on 360. Come on lucasarts!! Also, yay!! game music of the day is back!!!!
  • EnragedTortoise1 - May 21, 2011 12:02 a.m.

    I played this game for a while at a friend's house recently. IT'S AWESOMMMMMEEEE.
  • flare149 - May 20, 2011 11:46 p.m.

    Played till about halfway through the game, and then someone came and played my file and got it stuck with no ammo, so I didn't finish it. It's been sitting on my shelf forever, I think I may just try to play through it this week. It was loads of fun, and definitely well worth a sequel of some sort
  • onewingedantista - May 20, 2011 11:45 p.m.

    @G0D You are DEAD WRONG! Battlefront II came out a year later, and IMO is even better than Republic Commando and KotOR.

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