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Hogs of War Reviews (PlayStation)

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Category Description User Score
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.6
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.1
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.6
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.2
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Overall User Score (20 votes) 3.9

Critic Reviews

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90 (UK) (Jul 23, 2000)
It's great when a game has you making these 'really important' decisions. I can heartily recommend this game to anyone. It even had my family in hysterics too, watching me play!
PlayStation MAX (Jun, 2000)
Take the simple, blast-'em-up strategy of Worms and Worms Armageddon, replace the funny, talking wrigglers with pigs and you'll have some idea of what to expect from Hogs of War. All you have to do is take control of a single soldier pig at a time (from your chosen team), and attempt to blow up the enemy swine.
Play Magazine (Jun, 2000)
The game is stupidly, ridiculously, even fiendishly, addictive. A bit like chess. Only with bacon. Hogs of War is so similar in structure and gameplay to the wiggly warriors it's cheeky. Of course imitation is the best form of flattery and by sprinkling a few polygons into the foray, this plucky pork scratching has surpassed the thing it was imitating. Maybe the next Worms game will learn a few things from Hogs of War, after all, it has just become an officially superior game. Certainly not to be snorted at!
Video Games (Jul, 2000)
Worms in der dritten Dimension? Kann das gut gehen? Ja – es kann, definitiv! Vor allem durch die absolut bissigen Kommentare der Schweinebande wird die eh schon geniale Multiplayer-Stimmung noch vervielfacht. Ich stehe persönlich auf die Russensau Speckov, der nahezu alle relevanten Star-Trek-Sprüche drauf hat – einfach Zucker! Seid ihr Mehrspieler-Fans mit Hang zum schwarzen Humor, müsst ihr einfach zugreifen – härter, witziger und kompromissloser geht’s nicht mehr.
Power Unlimited (Aug, 2000)
Vermakelijk is deze 3D biggenversie van Worms zeker. Vooral de Multiplayer mode zorgt voor urenlang bloedstollend slagersplezier, waarbij de smeulende hamlappen je letterlijk en figuurlijk om de oren vliegen.
Mega Fun (Jul, 2000)
Mit Frontschweine ist es Infogrames gelungen, ein gleichermaßen witziges wie taktisch gut durchdachtes Spiel zu entwickeln. Besonders das ausgereifte Gameplay mit der Karriere-Option motiviert den Spieler, ein gutes und ausgeglichenes Schweine-Team aufzupäppeln. Auch in der Schlacht zeigt Frontschweine deutlich, dass die Programmierer beste Arbeit geleistet haben. Die Steuerung in der dritten Dimension geht sofort gut von der Hand. Einen Kritikpunkt gibt es allerdings noch. Für die unterschiedlichen Missionen hätte ich mir ein bisschen mehr Anspruch gewünscht. Das ledigliche Auslöschen der Gegner langweilt mit der Zeit doch etwas.
Let's talk worms. No, not the garden variety. Nor the ones that have you scampering to the bog every two minutes. We're talking about the kind of worms that cackle in squeaky voices, call their team-mates nutters and blow 12 bells out of each other with explosive weaponry. A curious premise for a videogame, but there you go. The Worms games have been phenomenally successful over the years - everyone's played them at some point, and almost everyone's had a good laugh doing so. Sop why hasn't someone beefed -up the graphics, made the explosions bigger and buffed up the worms concept?
IGN (Sep 29, 2000)
I've played a lot of heinous, boring, disgustingly derivative products in my time. Hogs of War isn't one of them, however. As the next evolution of the Worms concept, it holds up extremely well under pressure, mostly due to its goofy sense of humor and endearing antics. Nevertheless, more effort could have been taken to exploit the depths of the strategic model. And what the hey, better graphics wouldn't have hurt either. Prospective buyers needn't worry about the purchase, but don't count on sticking by this gal till death do you part. She's a shallow porker.
Consoles Plus (Aug, 2000)
Bref, ce titre, moins inspiré et nettement moins passionnant que Worm, n'est pas franchement une réussite. Seul l'humour général amusera certains joueurs.
65 (Aug 14, 2000)
Hogs Of War est donc une façon très fair play et sympathique de voir la guerre avec un concept original et surprenant. Un titre qui devrait tout au moins attirer la curiosité des joueurs avant qu’ils ne s’en détournent.
GameSpot (Sep 06, 2000)
Located smack in the middle of the Pigsific Ocean lies an island continent known as Saustralasia, a land rich in both resources and culture. Unfortunately, six rival nations find themselves locked in a bitter power struggle for sole control of the region, pulling the continent into the depths of war. Cross Worms with Army Men and swap the plastic soldiers for pigs, and you have the premise behind Infogrames' Hogs of War, a 3D turn-based war simulation.
Trots allt är Hogs of War ett trevligt tidsfördriv om man verkligen gillar genren och sätter sig in i det. Det finns matcher som ibland verkligen skiner till och sätter guldkant på tillvaron, och det är ganska kul att skapa sin egen grispluton. Och tur är väl det för annars hade Hogs of War knappast varit värt pengarna.
Game Revolution (Nov, 2000)
Some of you out there, who actually have friends, may remember a great little party game called Worms. In each of the series' three installments, the goal was to take your ultra cute little worms and use a combination of extreme firepower and super high explosives to kick the crap out of your buddies' equally cute worms. Weapons ranged from the mundane (e.g. a bazooka) to comedy classics (e.g. a Holy Hand Grenade) to downright nonsensical (e.g. the little old lady). But it was always addicting, and one of the most underrated game series around.
Gaming Age (2000)
Hogs of War moves slowly and relies on its tongue-in-cheek hog humor to pull players through the game. But the pig jokes get old quick and the gameplay isn't better than most other strategy games. What's left is an average playing game that winds up making you feel like a complete ham.