Metascore
65

Mixed or average reviews - based on 12 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 12
  2. Negative: 2 out of 12
  1. Game Informer
    85
    The only downsides to this game are the slightly unimaginative campaigns, and the oh-so-annoying voice-overs, which feature the worst "foreign" accents I've heard in a while. [Mar 2002, p.89]
  2. The detail is reminiscent of "Sudden Strike," but rendered in 3D. It's truly awesome.
  3. While the gameplay isn't quite as unusual as the premise, S.W.I.N.E. is a solid real-time strategy game with plenty of humor, all wrapped up in a beautiful shell.
  4. Control is simple though, and I’d have to say this might be a worthy diversion for a young gamer or perhaps a casual gamer, but a veteran gamer should seek elsewhere for that delicious, in-depth RTS fixin.
  5. PC Gamer
    69
    If you can get past the painfully unfunny "humor," S.W.I.N.E. offers some solid fun for action-RTS fans. [Mar 2002, p.68]
  6. 66
    S.W.I.N.E.'s visuals and parts of its audio are surprisingly good. On the other hand, the game has been promoted as "irreverent" and "hilarious," yet it's neither. The whole pig/rabbit schtik is weak and irrelevant, not irreverent.
  7. 65
    While there's certainly a level of class and charm to go along with the laughs and lightheartedness in this war game, there's also more than a little helping of frustration.
  8. A funny but repetitive (and eventually tedious) real-time strategy game.
  9. Not only is the game easy and uninventive, but it also has few units, a poor AI, and happens to be one of the least stable games I played in a long time.
  10. 50
    Underneath the innovative touches and solid graphics lies a fundamentally unoriginal RTS with crap AI, boring missions and comedic value on par with Norman Tebbit in a clown costume.
  11. To be fair, the humor is almost invisible when you're actually playing S.W.I.N.E., which is an entirely conventional real-time strategy game.
  12. Computer Gaming World
    40
    I don't think I've ever seen worse pathfinding in a game. [May 2002, p.75]
User Score
8.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 40 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 40
  2. Negative: 4 out of 40
  1. Jul 28, 2012
    9
    I bought it many years ago when I was at the seaside and I still have some good memories about it. It was a real fun to play in the eveningsI bought it many years ago when I was at the seaside and I still have some good memories about it. It was a real fun to play in the evenings and even today, it's still present on my old PC. Full Review »
  2. Jun 6, 2013
    9
    Underrated.