Star Wars: The Old Republic
Wonderful singleplayer instancing.
Immersive scripting and voiceovers.
Strategic general combat.
Outstanding production values capture the vibe of the Star Wars universe.
Companions add depth both to the story and to the gameplay.
Combat is exciting to watch and hear.
Branching stories give you a good reason to reach level 50.
Uniquely rewarding companion system.
Wide variety of worlds.
Tons of content.
Missing modern MMO features.
Tough transportation flow.
Overly simple group coop.
Instancing can make open areas feel empty.
Frequent, uninspired corridor levels.
Shallow space combat is a missed opportunity.
Quests are standard "kill and fetch".
Imbalanced PvP matches.
Occasional bugs and unresponsive abilities.
By GameSpot on February 11, 2014
Star Wars: The Old Republic has been an ever-changing chameleon since its inception, continually trading off features and mechanics with its jump to free-to-play powerhouse and subsequent release of the feature-rich Rise of the Hutt Cartel expansion....-
By DreamStation on May 23, 2012
Overall, Star Wars: The Old Republic is a great leveling game and OK end game. If Bioware can continue making great updates for the game and maybe even a huge expansion in the future this may eventually become the best MMO to date. As it stands I...85
By Neoseeker on April 24, 2012
2012 should keep PC gamers plenty busy, with major sequels like Diablo III and Guild Wars 2 finally set to launch after years in development. The pressure is on for developers to ensure their respective titles aren't crushed under the competition,...-
By NZGamer on March 06, 2012
There is a real dearth of science fiction-based Massively Multiplayer (MMO) games on the market today, which is odd given the relative frequency with which other gaming genres tend to leverage that kind of narrative. If there was ever a story that was...-
By Game Observer on February 19, 2012
Alright, lets just get down to it. The Old Republic has everything an MMO needs. Addictive gameplay. Progressive rewards. Social interaction. Player versus player. Interesting character classes. A story that actually has some relevance to what...97
By PC Advisor on January 13, 2012
Massively ambitious (if uneven) in its attempts to bring singleplayer storytelling into a persistent online world, but massively average in the MMO that lies underneath that, The Old Republic's success is far more modest than its budget promised....80
By Maximum PC on January 10, 2012
Star Wars: The Old Republic (TOR) comes with a buffet of a story for an MMO, but you only get to fill your plate once. From decisions as significant as choosing your character’s class specialization to events as trivial as responding to dialog...70
By GamePlanet on January 09, 2012
The BioWare team's herculean attempt to create a living, breathing Star Wars universe speaks to their ability as top-rate game designers. But as can be expected, teething trouble...80
By Games Radar on January 09, 2012
3,600 years before Luke Skywalker was bulls-eyeing womp rats in his T-16, the galaxy was enveloped in an all-out war. After over 20 years of fighting, the Sith Empire and the Galactic Republic met to forge Treaty of Coruscant, a document that ended...80
By Strategy Informer on January 09, 2012
BioWare released Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic and I was crushed as it was only for Xbox and I didn't own one at the time, but then a PC version arrived and all was well - for a while - until we heard no news of a BioWare follow-up. The...90