PS2 REVIEW: ARMY MEN: AIR ATTACK 2

Army Men: Air Attack on the PlayStation was the only Army Men title worth playing and the tradition continues on the PS2. 3DO just slammed out three army men titles and you guessed it, Army Men Air Attack 2 is the only looker out of the trio. Of course, this is really just an update of the PlayStation's Air Attack 2 rather than an "All New All Fresh" Sequel, but it will definitely do for now. If you've ever played the old Strike series (Soviet Strike, Jungle Strike etc) you'll know what to expect from this one. The Strike series were classics and Air Attack 2 builds on that genre, providing an intense action packed game that has been seriously absent on any of the 128 bit machines. The overhead perspective brings back memories of well, just blowing stuff up and if you are a fan of the series (and I'm assuming from the amount of Army Men games that 3DO is releasing that there are a ton) you'll love the real-world environments and objects that you must use to squash the evil tan army.

"This is the best Army Men game to date."

Graphically the game is impressive, with large environments, tons of things on screen at once and a framerate that really holds water. Whatever that means. Even in two player mode the framerate doesn't falter. I love that aspect. The game has enough levels to satisfy even the jaded gamer and will provide days and weeks of gameplay for the casual player. Considering the game is based on the series, you will see some familiar faces from other Army Men games which will go along way for fans.

This is the best Army Men game to date. If you're wondering what game to buy out of the recently released trio, do yourself a favor and at least try this one, even if it doesn't seem like your cup of tea. I'm betting that once you hunker down with this one (or bring a friend along for the ride) you will be seriously addicted to the delicious kaboomery that engulfs every second of this game. Highly recommended.

System: PS2
Dev: 3DO
Pub: 3DO
Released: Mar 2001
Players: 1 - 2
Review by Vaughn
RATING (OUT OF 5)
OVERALL
4.5
GRAPHICS
4
CONTROL
4.5
MUSIC/FX
4.5
VALUE
5