Star Wars: The Old Republic Reviews

A fistful of new reviews for BioWare Austin's Star Wars: The Old Republic surfaced over the holiday weekend, and I suppose one could categorize them all as "glowing".

PC Gamer gives it a 93/100:
The Old Republic plunges players into the Star Wars universe we've always wanted to live in, and succeeds as both and RPG and an MMO. And perhaps just as thrilling, there's an oversized Bantha's worth of potential in expanding areas like space combat and the companion system, or in adding new features like guild housing. This one's got a long, bright future ahead of it.

Guardian gives it a 4/5:
What I can confirm is that SWTOR more than justifies the box price, which includes the first month online. Whether it's a universe that delivers a constant flow of new surprises and challenges is something that will decide how long punters continue to shell out £8.99 month. But for me it's an impressively epic start.

Sound and Vision Magazine calls is "the best Star Wars experience in nearly 30 years":
SWTOR feels impossibly well polished for an MMO at launch (hell, before launch, I've been playing for a week!). Overall, it feels like they took the best aspects of other MMOs, sanded off all the annoying parts, and wrapped in some of the best writing I've ever seen in a video game (or most movies, for that matter). It's a truly staggering achievement.

And Cheat Code Central gives it a 4.5/5:
Again, these are impressions I got in my very early hours with the game. I plan to write an update down the line, both to revise my thoughts and to explain any significant updates that BioWare makes. But my early experience makes something very clear to me: If the idea of a Star Wars MMO appeals to you, The Old Republic will be worth the cost of admission.