Rogue Trooper - it isn't easy being blue

 Reef Entertainment's adaptation of the old PC and Xbox game Rogue Trooper brings the Wii an excellent, and much needed, third person shooter. P

 

Reef Entertainment's adaptation of the old PC and Xbox game Rogue Trooper brings the Wii an excellent, and much needed, third person shooter.

Porting last-gen games to the Wii can be a tricky business - at it's worst you get the deeply disappointing likes of Dead Rising: Chop Till You Drop, while at its best you can end up with the definitive version of the game, such as Resident Evil 4. In the case of Rogue Trooper: Quartz Zone Massacre, the effort is a success, giving a sadly unheralded game from 2006 a second chance with the mob of Wii owners who weren't gamers when it was last available.

Graphically solid and equipped with excellent sound effects, Rogue Trooper makes a fine presentation on Nintendo's admittedly underpowered box, but it's the ingenious gameplay, which has you playing a soldier 'haunted' by the digitally stored personalities of his dead comrades, that really lifts the game. Your dead comrades can do everything from shooting baddies to decoying enemy soldiers, giving you the versatility of a squad-based shooter whilst maintaining the intensity of the one-man-against-an-army premise. You can get more details and see the game in action by watching our Rogue Trooper review.