In the distant future, war is raging on a faraway planet between the Southers and the Norts. An army of Genetic Infantrymen created by Millicom (Souther), to survive all conditions from toxic wastelands to radioactive fallout and to be better than the enemy in every way, are meant to be the frontline of the massive scale attack.
But when a traitor in the Souther ranks tips off the Norts on how to best counter the GI assault, they are wiped out, leaving only one man standing. Rogue goes on a worldwide search to catch and kill the traitor but since he has been considered to have acted out of treason, he is also wanted by Millicom.
Aided by the memory implants of three of his dead comrades, Helm, Bagman and Gunnar, Rogue is not only an elite soldier created to be stronger, more enduring, faster and stealthier than the opposition, he now has an arsenal of hi-tech weaponry, ammunition and gadgetry at his disposal which you can use in countless different strategies to overcome the enemy on the battlefield and the memories of his friends make for good comic relief as you go about your mission.
Add a silencer to your rifle and Gunnar will act insulted and ask something like, 'what are you trying to say?' or joke, 'if it's too loud, you're too old!' The missions, levels and enemies are all admirably recreated from the original 2000AD comic strip (Rogue Trooper was originally the second most popular character to Judge Dredd) and the levels look a lot like Judge Dredd's world, rusted titanic futuristic landscapes reminiscent of films such as Bladerunner and the Alien films. You might also feel that Avatar borrowed a hell of a lot from the look of a few levels here too such as the Petrified Forest but this just serves to bring you a game that is as rich in graphics as it is in gameplay.
As you progress, you will unlock new upgrades that allow you to create shotgun, mortar launcher, laser and rocket launcher underslungs for your rifle and then upgrade the ammunition that you use etc.
As a completely 3D 3rd Person shooter/strategy game, you go up against platoons of the enemy, enemies in robotic war suits, drones, airships, tanks and snipers to mention a few. The style of battle strategy is perfect to the point where you can't so easily outwit the enemy but outflanking their positions is the name of the game, as is out manoeuvring entire squadrons and sometimes several at a time.
Essentially, Rogue Trooper is an epic game in the vain of Max Payne, Manhunt and Punisher, yet with a military overhaul and a huge sci-fi twist that delights the gamer endlessly. This should be remade in future to be sold to a bigger audience because it had all the makings of a legend, exactly what Rogue deserved!
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