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S.W.I.N.E. (Windows)

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Description

On the 3rd of August, the Swine National Army invaded CarrotLand, home of the Rabbit nation. The poor Rabbits were defeated within two weeks, only a small pack survived and is now planning the counterstrike.

S.W.I.N.E. is a real-time strategy game in a 3D environment, similar to Emperor: Battle for Dune but with a humorous twist. In S.W.I.N.E., you do not command humans or robots but - as the name suggests - animal armies.

In the first campaign, you are to command the Rabbit forces in their nearly hopeless battle against the evil Swine. The second - and much harder - campaign lets you lead the mighty army of the Swine. You cannot build anything on the battlefield - you select your units before you start the mission. You can take special repair units with you which can recover damaged and even dead units on the fly - for a cost, of course.

There are over 6000 speech samples for the Swine and Rabbit soldiers who comment on anything they see or do. When you blast something up, it'll explode in a colourful firework - there's no violence involved. There are 22 missions (11 for each campaign) and 10 additional multi-player maps, as well as three difficulty settings.

Screenshots

S.W.I.N.E. Windows Campaign select
S.W.I.N.E. Windows New mission
S.W.I.N.E. Windows Our scout discovered some enemy units...
S.W.I.N.E. Windows Single enemy to destroy

Alternate Titles

  • "猪兔大战" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "С.В.И.Н." -- Russian spelling
  • "S.W.I.N.I.A." -- Polish title
  • "Swine" -- Informal title

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The Press Says

Gamesmania Oct 25, 2001 90 out of 100 90
4Players.de Oct 22, 2001 88 out of 100 88
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Nov, 2001 87 out of 100 87
Game Informer Magazine Mar, 2002 8.5 out of 10 85
PC Games (Germany) Nov 20, 2001 81 out of 100 81
PC Gamer Mar, 2002 69 out of 100 69
PC Gamer UK Feb, 2002 68 out of 100 68
GameSpy Dec 26, 2001 66 out of 100 66
Jeuxvideo.com Dec 07, 2001 13 out of 20 65
IGN May 25, 2001 6.5 out of 10 65

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Trivia

On December 20, 2005 Stormregion released S.W.I.N.E. for free. The game was updated to version 1.9 and made compatible with Windows XP.
phlux (4143) added S.W.I.N.E. (Windows) on Jan 27, 2002