Metascore
44

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 26
  2. Negative: 15 out of 26
  1. Fun to play in small doses. Once the repetition sets in during long stints the game's flaws become more and more apparent and it can lose the action packed feel which comes across during early stages.
  2. Blasting holes through soldiers is great, but everything else falls short.
  3. It looks nice, it plays nicely and it's short BUT it is a budget title and at £20 it is a steal.
  4. Cheap and cheerful would be stretching it, but as far as budget shooters go, it's not too bad.
  5. Considering that there are literally dozens of better third-person-perspective, run-and-gun shooters on the market right now, it makes it pretty tough to recommend Sarge's War.
  6. The game is plagued by faults in the control setup and AI deficiencies as well as a limited online modes.
  7. The game also lacks any real variation as you pretty much do exactly the same thing throughout, prolonged play quickly becomes tiresome and the game starts to feel, dare I say it, like a chore.
  8. Along with "Army Men Tactics" its certainly one of the better releases in the series. Admittedly, this for some (including Gamestyle) is not saying much at all, but more than anything it shows that with a little more thought, development and invention these green men could be so much more.
  9. The disappointing weaponry visuals are complemented with equally hum-drum sound effects. The assault rifle sputters rather than chattering away and sounds more like a rapid-fire spud gun than a machine of death.
  10. I'm sure Microsoft fans are thankful for the chance to experience the painfully simple level designs, erratic targeting, inane storyline, and hideous graphics of Sarge's War for themselves. [Oct 2004, p.140]
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  1. Uter
    Jul 28, 2004
    4
    Army Men should rule just based on the great concept, but somehow the franchise has never been done very well. And here it's a little Army Men should rule just based on the great concept, but somehow the franchise has never been done very well. And here it's a little worse than usual. The graphics are nicely improved, but the gameplay... agh. The beginning is so disjointed. It's cut up into tiny sections that are all so similar. It's just plain boring, and the shooting is unfun. Full Review »