Starship Troopers - Terran Command Reviews

Starship Troopers - Terran Command is ranked in the 51st percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
IGN
Top Critic
7 / 10.0
Jun 17, 2022

Starship Troopers: Terran Command is a competent asymmetrical RTS, but its only substantial mode is a single-player campaign that takes a while to warm up.

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7 / 10
Jun 20, 2022

Starship Troopers: Terran Command is an interesting experience. It doesn't do anything particularly original, or push the RTS genre in any way, but it perfectly mimics the aesthetic and humour of the original film, making for a pleasant, if somewhat frustrating RTS experience.

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8 / 10.0
Jun 16, 2022

A very nice depiction of the imaginary war torn reality created by Heinlein. A feisty strategy game that isn't afraid to try new things. It's not perfect, perhaps, but for the price it's a very good package.

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Unscored
Jun 16, 2022

A solid, slightly chaotic RTS that nails some satisfying tactical stand up bugfights, but could use a little more bite

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80 / 100
Jun 28, 2022

Perfectly encapsulating the Paul Verhoven film, Starship Troopers: Terran Command strikes the right balance of cheesy and challenging, at least in the latter missions. While it doesn't have multiplayer or a scenario editor, the single player is a blast. We'll fight, and we'll win, I just wish my troopers weren't so dumb while we do it. Oh well, more meat for the grinder.

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Chris Wray
Top Critic
7 / 10.0
Jun 26, 2022

Starship Troopers: Terran Command is most certainly the game of the film. It gives off the same feel like the film and sticks very close to the source material with the use of bugs, the actions of the empire and the tactics of the Mobile Infantry; all that is an unequivocal positive. However, there are a few issues in gameplay. It feels like an older strategy game than it is, lacking some modern sensibilities, limited game modes, and featuring poor pathfinding. Still, despite these issues, it is a genuinely fun and strategic title that fans of the franchise will thoroughly enjoy, and general strategy fans should also enjoy.

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7 / 10
Jun 16, 2022

Starship Troopers: Terran Command does a lot of interesting things with the material from the movie franchise, but that creativity does not extend to mission objectives.

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7 / 10.0
Jun 20, 2022

If brainless fun is what you are looking for, look no more. Starship Troopers: Terran Command is light on strategic elements but delivers the feeling of being part of the mobile infantry, as made famous by Paul Verhoeven's movie and Robert Heinlein's novel.

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68 / 100
Jun 16, 2022

Starship Troopers: Terran Command does a pretty good job of paying homage to the films, at least in terms of design and presentation. As a real time strategy game, it feels defined by limitations and absent features like multiplayer, map editor, skirmishes and the ability to turn off the omnipresent commander. Gameplay can be challenging and fun, but here, too, dumb unit AI and lack of variety inhibit next-level enjoyment. Both fans of the film and squad-based RTS games will find something to appreciate, provided they don’t come to the experience with super-high expectations.

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9 / 10
Jun 21, 2022

Starship Troopers: Terran Command doesn't reinvite the RTS genre, but it's so steeped in its fantastic source material and great gameplay elements that it manages to be one of the best games to release in years.

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AusGamers
KostaAndreadis
Top Critic
6 / 10.0
Jun 17, 2022

The mid-to-late 1990s. And it's here where we bring up the obligatory <b>StarCraft</b> comparison, mainly because the iconic RTS from 1998 drew inspiration from a number of classic sci-fi properties including Starship Troopers.

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7.5 / 10.0
Jun 16, 2022

Starship Troopers: Terran Command is a pretty standard RTS game that manages to evoke the feel of Starship Troopers magnificently.

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8 / 10.0
Jul 2, 2022

Starship Troopers: Terran Command is a damn fine landing on the strategy genre planet.

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7.5 / 10.0
Jun 27, 2022

Starship Troopers: Terran Command shows how hard it can be to use a cult status intellectual property and make a good video game out of it. The core mechanics are solid, but the narrative is mediocre, and the presentation fails to impress. There’s fun in finding new ways to kill bugs but there’s not enough variety. The game lacks multiplayer.

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63 / 100
Jun 27, 2022

Although faithful to the 1997 movie, Starship Troopers: Terran Command as an RTS is not consistently enjoyable. Despite some good defensive sequences, its path-finding issues, bland missions, and excessive micromanagement bury some of the fun.

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5 / 10 stars
Jun 17, 2022

Starship Troopers: Terran Command tries to capture the campiness and action-packed thrills of the movie, but it falters just like the invasion of Klendathu.

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8 / 10.0
Jun 17, 2022

When was the last time you played some fun game from Starship Troopers universe? Was it a long time ago or do you have no idea what it is? Never mind, Terran Command is a great choice for everyone. Let's kill some giant beetles!

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9.5 / 10.0
Jun 16, 2022

Starship Troopers: Terran Command is a great real-time strategy game that has you leading your troops to victory against the arachnid alien forces trying to take over the galaxy. The multiple difficulty settings make it accessible to anyone who wants to destroy bugs!

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WhatIfGaming
Aim Nario
7 / 10.0
Jun 16, 2022

Starship Troopers: Terran Command is an engaging RTS game with a sprinkle of nostalgia. It mimics the Starship universe perfectly while capturing the vibes of early 2000s games. The game has striking visuals that are distinct compared to its competitors. It is a little bit challenging for those who are unfamiliar with the RTS genre though. Microing is an essential skill but it is easy to get used to after an hour or two of playing.

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75 / 100
Jun 29, 2022

Starship Troopers: Terran Command brings combat-focused real-time strategy, offering a lot for little. With few flaws and several virtues, if you are a fan of the franchise it should be a safe purchase.

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