Rogue Trooper review

How does a game starring a blue-skinned hero and a talking gun end up feeling average?

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Clever gadgets like holographic decoys, proximity mines and sticky grenades provide a few simple thrills, while the ability to salvage parts from fallen enemies to purchase weapon upgrades gives some welcome variety to the otherwise familiar action formula. The linear levels don’t offer much in the way of secrets or surprises, but the mix of stealthy sniping and frantic firefights provide a blend of distinct combat styles. Your badass arsenal ranges devastating shotguns to sniper rifles, and from a sentry turret gun (actually controlled by the trash-talking brain-chip of your buddy Gunnar) to surface-to-air missiles, thereby ensuring you always have the right tool for any tough scenario.

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DescriptionThe 2000AD sci-fi comic book series gets a third-person-shooter makeover, with enjoyable but altogether average results.
US censor rating"Teen","Teen","Teen"
UK censor rating"","",""
Release date1 January 1970 (US), 1 January 1970 (UK)