Star Wars: The Old Republic

  • Star Wars: The Old Republic
83
Based on 38 scores, 53 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    19
  • Good:
    15
  • Average:
    3
  • Bad:
    1

Pros:

  • Wonderful singleplayer instancing.
  • Immersive scripting and voiceovers.
  • Strategic general combat.

Cons:

  • Feels incomplete.
  • Missing modern MMO features.

Expert reviews and ratings

By GameSpot on

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 85

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...

By Neoseeker on

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, and...

By NZGamer on

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 97

Alright, let’s 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...

By PC Advisor on 80

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....

By Maximum PC on 70

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...

By GamePlanet on 80

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...

By Games Radar on 80

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...

By Strategy Informer on 90

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...

By GameSpot on 80

Kevin VanOrd dispenses Lightsaber justice in this video review for Star War: The Old Republic....

By ign.com on 90

I can say beyond a shadow of a doubt that The Old Republic is a stand-out, wonderfully crafted MMO. The story elements deliver on every front, the vocal performances are excellent, and some genuinely clever innovations have been applied to PvP combat....

By GadgetReview on 100

This has to be one of (if not THE) best MMO launches I've ever seen – the game is sublimely deep...

By Trusted Reviews on 80

The Old Republic is not the MMO to sign up for if you’re looking for revolutionary gameplay or a new approach to the genre. There are still irritations and sections that drag, and at times group play feels like a secondary priority. Yet it’s hard to...

By NowGamer on 90

It’s not hard to see where all the millions of credits went. Star Wars: The Old Republic was a Sisyphean undertaking for Bioware. They’ve largely pulled it off too. Highly addictive it is.More Articles >>>...

By GameSpy on 80

I've spent the majority of my many hours in Star Wars: The Old Republic playing alongside a spunky Jedi Shadow named Kira, whose stealth and damage-based talent specialization neatly complemented my Jedi Guardian's tanking. When she wasn't backing me...

By DarkZero on 90

Published January 1st 2012. Written by Nickolai Niver. Editor’s Note: Please welcome darkzero’s new writer Nickolai Niver as he takes a few moments to share the ups and downs of the newly-released Star Wars: The Old Reuplic. Enjoy!MMOs are a plague on...

By PC Gamer on 93

An achievement as an RPG and an MMO, The Old Republic offers something bold and new for gamers. Don’t miss...

By Cheat Code Central on 90

A cardinal rule of business is that you shouldn't try to be all things to all people. If you do too much at once, you spread yourself thin—instead, you should find a couple of things you can do better than the competition, and stick to them....

By Armchair Empire on

So, what is the draw of SWTOR? After playing WoW for years, and regularly picking up Bioware, it's hard to see innovative gameplay being what brings players to the game because it isn't here. What you will find is something very...