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Army Men
The logo for Army Men.
Developer(s)The 3DO Company
Publisher(s)The 3DO Company
Year introduced1998
Genre(s)Real-time tactics, Third-person shooter

Games of the Army Men series; created and continued by 3DO.

Title Release date Platforms Genre Information
Army Men 1998 Windows, Game Boy Color Real-time tactics The first game of the series. It was originally released for PC in 1998, then later ported to Game Boy Color in 2000. Regarded as a classic by fans, this is one of the few games to actually display Sarge and his squad as merely pawns in a bigger battle. Two features that make this game almost unique in the series are its storytelling (Black and white spoofs of World War II-style newsreels), and the fact that it often depicts fighting that doesn't involve the main characters. The game allowed the player to carry out challenging missions, such as breaking friendly captured forces out of POW camps and laying siege to enemy bases and towns. Weapons featured in the game included flamethrowers, cannons, machine guns, grenades, and bazookas. Another feature was the driving of vehicles, such as tanks, jeeps, half-tracks, and cargo trucks, which could run over or fire at enemy soldiers. The game features 28 missions in three different terrains. The player can call for air strikes, paratroop drops, and air reconnaissance. The game included multiplayer support for up to four players using an Internet, LAN, Modem, or Serial connection. For its day, the game had stunning graphics. Many fans of the series as well as reviewers rate this game the highest.
Army Men II 1999 Windows, Game Boy Color Real-time tactics This game is a direct sequel to the first game. The enemies in this game are diverse, ranging from suicide bombers, to zombies, cult members or cockroaches. There is also a wide range of battlefields, such as a kitchen in a representation of our world, where the soldiers are depicted according to realistic dimensions relative to their environment, referred to as the "Big World", or a tank factory in the "Plastic World", the world from which the soldiers originate, with everything being scaled to their size.
Army Men: Toys in Space 1999 Windows Real-time tactics This sequel introduces two new armies: the Space Troops and the Aliens. It introduced a science fiction element not present in any other Army Men games. It also reorganized the control of squads and brought in new weapons and units such as Alien Laser Troopers, Tina's Freeze Ray and her Mini-gun Troopers as well as a small selection of new vehicles.
Army Men: Air Attack 1999 PlayStation, Nintendo 64, Windows Third-person shooter The main character in this game is a Green Air Cavalry pilot named Captain William Blade. This game has 16 missions with three extra helicopters to unlock. The available helicopters are a Huey, Chinook, Super Stallion, and an Apache. There are also four co-pilots to unlock. Their names are "Woodstock", "Rawhide", "Hardcore", and "Sgt. Hawk". This game was also known as Air Combat on the Nintendo 64.
Army Men: Sarge's Heroes 1999 Windows, PlayStation, Nintendo 64, Dreamcast Third-person shooter This is a console to PC port of the PlayStation game of the same name. This is the first game in the series to appear on Nintendo 64 or Dreamcast. In this game, Sergeant Hawk must reassemble his squad of captured soldiers. General Plastro unveils his new "Super Weapons" (household items and toys) that were taken from the "Big World" through portals that connect to the "Plastic World". Sergeant Hawk must use his Bravo Company Commandos to help him defeat General Plastro and the Tan Army.
Army Men: Air Tactics 1999 Windows Real-time tactics In this title, the player controlled character was Captain Blade of the Green Airborne Cavalry. This is an overhead view flight simulator in which the player can fly a number of different helicopters. Captain Blade's main responsibility is to act as aerial support for Sarge and his men. This game introduced abilities such as lifting heavy objects and transporting them to other locations, landing on the ground to load/unload soldiers and features unique airborne combat not seen in any of the other games.
Army Men 3D 1999 PlayStation This installment is a 3-dimensional remake of the original "Army Men" game. The main character's goal is to collect the tinker toy keys which lead him to a Portal to the Big World.
Army Men: World War 2000 Windows, PlayStation The first of the World War titles. This game focuses solely on combat in the "Plastic World", with most of the missions being based on World War II. The PC game starts with a D-Day style landing after which there are a number of missions that all have themes from World War II lore, such as A Bridge Too Far. This is the only game in the series where vehicles can not be controlled by enemy forces. This game is the only PC game in the series without an appearance by Sarge. This game also has an in-depth system for organizing large numbers of soldiers under the player's command. This game was also known as "Operation Meltdown" outside the US and Canada.
Army Men: World War - Land, Sea, Air 2000 PlayStation This installment is a sequel to "Army Men: World War". The game is made up of five operations with three missions in each one.
Army Men: Sarge's Heroes 2 2000 PlayStation, PlayStation 2, Game Boy Color, Nintendo 64 This is the sequel to Sarge's Heroes. It introduces several new characters, and the concept of "Plastrification". Plastrification, according to Dr. Madd, is a condition that occurs when a soldier from the "Plastic World" spends too much time in the "Big World" causing the hardening of the limbs and the forming of a plastic base. However, the character Bridgette Bleu has developed a serum that reverses the effects of plastrification.
Army Men: Operation Green 2001 Game Boy Advance In this game, the player can take control of a generic Green soldier in a 3-D isometric world. This title is set almost exclusively in the Plastic World, and several vehicles are available to drive.
Army Men: World War - Final Front sometimes referred to as 'Lock N load' 2001 PlayStation This game features four fronts with three missions in each one. The Tan Army once again launches an unprovoked attack upon the Green Army, so the Green retaliate by attacking the Tan capital. When they discover that the Tan have created weapons of mass destruction, they declare a full-scale war against the Tan and deploy their forces worldwide to destroy the revived Tan Army and its new weapons. This game introduces submarine warfare to the World War titles.
Army Men: Green Rogue sometimes referred to as 'Omega Soldier' 2001 PlayStation, PlayStation 2 Set during the time of "Sarge's Heroes", the Green Army creates a super soldier composed of DNA spliced from all the members of Bravo Company. Plastro tries to capture the super soldier, but the crash-landing of the helicopter transporting it inadvertently awakens Omega Soldier, causing a one-man rampage against Tan forces. Unique to this game is the fact that all of Omega Soldier's weapons are made of metal instead of plastic.
Army Men Advance 2001 Game Boy Advance The player can choose between Sarge, or Vikki, and receives several objectives by radio, such as recruiting fellow squad members, escaping from prison, or breaking into enemy installations.
Army Men: Air Attack 2 sometimes referred to as "Blade's Revenge" 2001 PlayStation, PlayStation 2 The sequel to Army Men: Air Attack. It includes 2 new helicopters, the "King Cobra" and the "Osprey", in addition to the Chinook and Apache. There is a new co-pilot named "Bombshell". In this game each co-pilot has a special secondary weapon which can only be used by that co-pilot.
Portal Runner 2001 PlayStation 2, Game Boy Color This spin-off of Sarge's Heroes focused on Vikki Grimm and Bridgette Bleu. In this game, Bridgette Bleu traps Vikki Grimm in another dimension through the use of a portal. Vikki and a lion named Leo must find the right portal to take them back to the "Plastic World".
Army Men: World War - Team Assault 2001 PlayStation The last game released in the World War series and the last one released for the PlayStation.
Army Men: Air Combat - The Elite Missions 2003 Nintendo GameCube The Final game in the air combat series gave gamers the same experience from the N64 original with upgraded features, graphics, and new levels.
Army Men: RTS 2002 Windows, PlayStation 2, Nintendo GameCube This game was one of the last Army Men titles released before The 3DO Company filed for bankruptcy. This Army Men installment is a 3D Real Time Strategy game. It provided a brand new perspective on the Army Men game - base building, and a fully 3D camera. The game does provide some unique elements such as collecting the melted plastic after a battle and recycling it to create a fresh supply of troops. It is also unique (along with Army Men: Sarge's War) in that all of the soldiers in these games are equipped with metal weapons, grenades and minesweepers as opposed to most other games in the series, which offer plastic weapons. This may have been used to give clarity to what the individual soldiers were holding, which would be more difficult with colored weaponry.
Army Men: Turf Wars 2002 Game Boy Advance This is a shoot 'em up game for the Game Boy Advance. The Tan Army has struck once again and has taken over a Green Army base. Colonel Grimm has formed a two-man team: Sergeant Hawk and a blue spy to fight the Tan Army.
Army Men: Sarge's War 2004 Windows, PlayStation 2, Xbox, Nintendo GameCube Real-time tactics Sarge's War is the sequel to Sarge's Heroes 2 and last game to follow the main series. Lord Malice has formed a secret militia of Tans, who have attacked the Green and Tan nations at the Green-Tan peace ceremony by detonating a massive bomb smuggled within a commemorative statue. Everyone, including Colonel Grimm, Vikki, and General Plastro, have been killed. However, Sergeant Hawk and Malice's militia have survived. Sarge then seeks revenge on Lord Malice. This game was initially developed by the 3DO Company, but after 3DO filed for bankruptcy, the game was purchased, completed, and released by Global Star Software. The game's tone is darker and more realistic than its predecessors; for example, when Sarge is shot, holes will appear in his body.
Army Men: Major Malfunction 2006 PlayStation 2, Xbox Major Malfunction was released by Global Software. The main character is a soldier named Private Anderson and the villain is a character named "Major Malfunction", The game received largely negative reviews, although graphically it is regarded as the "best looking" game in the series.
Army Men: Soldiers of Misfortune 2008 PlayStation 2, Wii, Nintendo DS Soldiers of Misfortune was published by Destination Software, Inc. The plot of Soldiers of Misfortune is a major departure from the rest of the series. No reference is made to the regular Army Men characters, or to any of the events that occurred in past games. The player assumes the role of a young boy named Timmy, who imagines himself as a toy soldier and uses weapons such as a miniature dart. This game is not officially part of the series, and is not considered canonical. The game received largely negative reviews similar to Major Malfunction, fans consider Soldiers of Misfortune to be the worst game in the series.
Army Men: Mobile Ops 2010 Mobile The newest Mobile game brings back the original story: the war between the Green and the Tan army.

Pages in category "Army Men"

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