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Army Men: Sarge's Heroes 2

MobyRank MobyScore
Game Boy Color
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3.7
PlayStation
50
5.0
Nintendo 64
52
3.2

User Reviews

I suddenly don’t feel so bad about melting these guys on light bulbs. Nintendo 64 Adzuken (702)

Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
Game Boy Color 2 3.7
Nintendo 64 5 3.2
PlayStation 2 5.0
PlayStation 2 3 3.3
Combined MobyScore 12 3.6


The Press Says

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70
PlayStation 2HappyPuppy
Between aiming like a ten-year-old girl and repeating the same levels more times than my dumb cousin went through sixth grade, I started to wonder, even aloud, if Sarge and Co. might not be better off confining their adventures to a non-interactive cartoon or big-screen adventure. But, as always, that was forgotten, and all forgiven, when I got my mind wrapped around one of those amazing Army Men scenes. In this case, Sarge crouching behind a chocolate-frosted doughnut while Plastro's men returned fire from a rapidly ripening banana in somebody's mom's refrigerator, then climbing stacks of American cheese slices and franks like they're Mt. Suribachi and the Pacific Islands are on the line.
70
Nintendo 64GamePro (US)
A mysterious spy, Brigitte Bleu, has offered the evil General Plastro an anti-plastrification serum, which would enable his Tan Army to stay in the real world without turning into solidified chunks of plastic (and with the war against the Green Nation). It's up to Sarge and his crew to stop them. Sarge's Heroes 2 is classic third-person Army men shooter action, offering 17 missions with new environments-such as a refrigerator and a pool table-along with new weapons and power-ups, like a radio to call in and air strike.
70
PlayStationGamePro (US)
A mysterious spy, Brigitte Bleu, has offered the evil General Plastro an anti-plastrification serum, which would enable his Tan Army to stay in the real world without turning into solidified chunks of plastic (and with the war against the Green Nation). It's up to Sarge and his crew to stop them. Sarge's Heroes 2 is classic third-person Army men shooter action, offering 17 missions with new environments-such as a refrigerator and a pool table-along with new weapons and power-ups, like a radio to call in and air strike.
70
PlayStation 2Futuregamez.net
If you have ever liked an Army Men game in the past then this game will likely keep you happy. It's a lot more exciting then Army Men: Green Rogue that's for sure. If you've never like the Army Men games or are on a limited budget you may be better off looking elsewhere. This is the best of and average series.
62
PlayStation 2Gamezone (Germany)
Diesr Titel der Army Men-Reihe ist wohl das bisher beste Spiel mit den grünen Plastikfiguren. Beginne damit, den Küchentisch ein zu nehmen und sichere das Tor, aus dem die feindlichen Soldaten kommen, was eine umgefallener Becher ist. Comic und witzige Texte giebt´s hier alle Mal. Auch spielerisch wird hier Können erfordert, ranschleichen, in Deckung gehen, aus dem Hinterhalt angreifen, eben auch sehr taktisch. Die Grafik Kann sich auch sehen lassen. Explosionen und Lichtefekte sind recht eindrucksvoll, diese sind mit einem Motion-Blur-Efeckt untermalt.
60
PlayStationSuper Play
Jag måste erkänna att jag inte hade speciellt höga förväntningar när jag satte mig och spelade det här spelet en söndagseftermiddag. Och jag kan ju knappast påstå att titeln har förändrat mitt liv, mitt sätt att se på TV-spel eller ens min dygnsrytm. Däremot var det klart över förväntan och därmed ett helt okej spel.
60
PlayStationVideo Games
Schade. Die Army Men-Serie bietet eigentlich durchaus Potenzial. Dennoch bleiben die meisten Teile der Serie deutlich hinter vergleichbaren Genre-Vertretern zurück. Gerade im Bereich der Third-Person-Shooter, zu denen Army Men: Sarge's Heroes 2 zählt, gibt es deutlich überzeugendere Titel. Zwar spielt sich der zweite Teil um einiges flüssiger als der Vorgänger, doch noch immer bleibt das Geschehen am Bildschirm zu unübersichtlich und hektisch, um echtes Feeling aufkommen zu lassen. Auch die pixelige Darstellung und die zu häufigen Clipping-Fehler tragen nicht unbedingt zum Spielspaß bei.
55
Nintendo 64HappyPuppy
Too often in the video game industry, we see a company slap a good license name on a substandard product, and then ship it to market. Army Men: Sarge's Heroes 2 is a prime example of this. It looks like the developers did little more than add a few new levels to the existing Sarge's Heroes engine before shipping it out the public. It's almost a misnomer to call this game a sequel; it's more of an expansion pack. If you enjoyed the first one, then you will probably like this one. Others should give this title wide berth, or at least a rental before buying.
55
PlayStation 2Game Informer Magazine
3DO has sent so many waves of Army Men units out to slaughter that morale wasn't running very high for this latest Sarge's Heroes. Still, with full GI patriotism, I signed on for this tour of duty, from which I knew there may be no return. The catch of playing plastic soldiers simply isn't enough to overcome the fact that the Army Men titles haven't grown. We've probably spent more time with 3DO's titles than we ever did with the figures themselves – and with limited results.
55
PlayStationJeuxvideo.com
Un Army Men de plus, qui ne comptera pas parmi les meilleurs. La maniabilité déplorable, la réalisation tout juste moyenne et les angles de vue maladroits le destinent à un public... de masochistes.
55
PlayStation 2GameSpot
Past installments of Sarge's Heroes have weathered pessimistic reviews to enjoy adequate sales. Perhaps it's something to do with the series' motif, which takes players back to younger years, where dropping the plastic playthings into the blender or microwave provided nearly unrivaled excitement. Whatever the case may be, 3DO has been more than happy to bring each installment in its Army Men series to multiple consoles, and this time around, it's the PlayStation 2's turn. Army Men Sarge's Heroes 2 is by far the best-looking Army Men game, but annoying gameplay quirks ruin what could otherwise be an enjoyable experience.
50
Game Boy ColorIGN
The Army Men series has faired pretty well in the Game Boy Color market, even when taking flak for the lame PlayStation and PC versions. Unfortunately, this game is the first "bad" Army Men title for the system -- it's a shame, since there's good elements employed in the game: in-game graphics and control being the two highpoints. But without any challenge, playing Sarge's Heroes 2 is more a chore than it is fun -- and it's because of this that I can't really recommend marching to the store to fight the plastic fight in this edition.
50
Nintendo 64Daily Radar
The poorly constructed multiplayer and frustrating single-player experiences are really quite sad -- this is one series that we would have liked to see succeed. The content, characters and entertaining level design are a great foundation for an otherwise disappointing game.
50
PlayStationPSM
That said, Sarge's Heroes 2 achieves a nice balance of defend, rescue, destroy and platform/puzzle missions, and it equips you with a huge arsenal to complete them. We just don't think its worth your hard-earned money.
50
Nintendo 64IGN
Last year's Army Men: Sarge's Heroes was an average third-person action-shooter with many, many flaws, but because of its license it sold through the roof. This year's Army Men: Sarge's Heroes 2 is exactly the same game with a few minor additions -- still flawed to the core and featuring outdated graphics that by today's standards are even more recognizable. If you were okay with the original, you'll probably enjoy the sequel as well, but for those of you expecting something new and exciting out of 3DO's Army Men franchise, this definitely isn't it.
50
Nintendo 64Gaming Target
Although I wouldn't recommend Army Men Sarge's Heroes 2 for a purchase, I find that the game is worth a rental for a long weekend in which you have nothing better to do. Exploring features within the game, such as the weapons and multiplayer levels, makes it fun for a little while. However, once the sluggish frame rate gets to you, the game leaves you with very little after beating its easy to complete missions.
45
PlayStationIGN
Meanwhile, 3DO keeps turning out Army Men games, and so far the jewel in the crown is Army Men Air Attack, which is good mainly because the Strike and Choplifter concepts it's knocking off are good. Sarge's Heroes is knocking off some Platonic form of 3D action, which is a much more suspect model to pattern your game after. This is game development as headed up by the marketing team, and that's not going to result in an A-grade game anytime soon.
42
PlayStation 2Game Revolution
The relatively decent graphics, fine character animation and easy gameplay make Sarge's Heroes 2 a surprisingly playable Army Men game, but that isn't saying much. It's far better than Green Rogue, but so is a kick in the "dangling chads." Why does 3DO keep spitting out these unnecessary wastes of space? We don't know. But we do know that solid control and decent graphics don't automatically make a game good. Truthfully, I would rather go to the local carnival and see the spider-baby.
40
Game Boy ColorPocket Magazine / Pockett Videogames
On prend les mêmes et on recommence... Voici le troisième titre inspiré de la licence des Army Men (on frôle l’indigestion là !), Sarge's Heroes 2. Le principe est identique à celui de Army Men 2, à la différence près que toutes les missions se déroulent à bord de divers engins de guerre. Dès le début de la partie, un choix de trois mercenaires à la mine patibulaire s’affiche. Déjà là, ce n’est pas très beau, voire carrément laid. Cette mauvaise impression se confirme au fil des missions. La réalisation a été bâclée dans le souci de sortir le titre pour les fêtes de fin d’année. Les ennemis sont méconnaissables et seules les explosions sont bien rendues. Les contrôles sont bons, mais il subsiste quelques incohérences. Comment se fait-il qu’un char aille deux fois plus vite en marche arrière qu’en marche avant?
40
PlayStation 2PSM
Music and sound are middling at best. Sadly, its content and delivery are, too. We've been unimpressed with the Army Men series as a whole, although there are a number of half-way worthwhile titles in it, too. Unfortunately, Sarge's PS2 debut is not one of them. Aside from its mediocre visuals, this bomb barely makes a bang. Poor control and a general disregard for good game design relegate it near the bottom of the action game barrel.
40
PlayStationAll Game Guide
Thanks to the lack of creative enemies, the pacing of the game moves slowly. Since the game's whole point is action, this is certainly not a good thing. You have a decently sized choice of weapons, but they lack balance and innovation, and you'll only need a couple to get through the game. Sarge's Heroes 2 never branches out into any challenging or puzzling areas. It's just raw action, and there are far better action games out there that deliver a wealth of different experiences instead of just one mediocre event.
40
PlayStationGamekult
Army Men Sarge's Heroes 2 est une suite qui n'apporte pas grand-chose de plus au genre. Une réalisation moyenne, une jouabilité simple mais souvent mal gérée et un concept trop bateau ne permettent pas à ce titre de sortir la tête de l'eau. Les passionnés de figurines en plastique pourront cependant apprécier ce jeu sans prétention qui reste assez divertissant. Un jeu qui devra attendre de passer Platinium pour mériter qu'on s'y intéresse un peu.
40
Nintendo 64GameSpot
3DO seems bent on producing as many Army Men games as it possibly can, even though only a small number of them have truly been worth a second look. Army Men: Sarge's Heroes 2 falls into the larger, more disappointing category, as the latest in the company's line of third-person shooters starring its otherwise amusing cast of sentient toy soldiers is not even worth a first look.
30
PlayStationGameSpot
3DO's Army Men has returned to the PlayStation, this time in Army Men: Sarge's Heroes 2. General Plastro, fresh from his defeat in the first Sarge's Heroes game, has teamed up with Brigitte Bleu, a treacherous Blue Spy, in an effort to reclaim his troops and destroy the accursed Green Army. The game contains 16 missions of toy-soldier combat, and you'll control both Sarge and Vikki as they infiltrate refrigerators, reconnoiter zombie-filled graveyards, and destroy more than a dozen of those blasted teleportation portals. If the plot sounds horribly contrived, that's because it is. Army Men: Sarge's Heroes 2 is nothing more than the continuation of a theme, but more than that, it is also the worst Army Men game to date.
25
PlayStation 2Game Informer Magazine
Let’s see…I’ve now played Sarge’s Heroes 2 on three systems (N64, PS-X, and PS2), and I can safely say that I’ve had my fill. This one features improved graphics, some new levels, a revamped training mode, plus a few other extras, but nothing to warrant playing this game a third time (or ever, for that matter). Uncle.
20
PlayStation 2PlayFrance
En conclusion et je le regrette, je dirai la même chose que les deux épisodes précédents. Un jeu moyen, trop moyen surtout au moment où les joueurs PS2 découvrent des titres comme Gran Turismo 3. Il reste dans la même médiocrité que ses compères même si on sent qu'il a été un chouillat plus soigné. 3DO exploite le filon parce que les jeux se vendent, vous expliquer pourquoi ils se vendent, je n'en ai aucune idée. Bref, je vous le dis encore, ne tombez pas dans le piège marketing de l'éditeur ou dans le packaging attirant, ce jeu est bel est bien situé dans le "trop moyen". Économisez pour vous acheter le volant GT3 plutôt que de mettre de l'argent dans un jeu qui vous amusera 2 minutes et qui sera tout juste bon à caler une table par la suite.