Army Men: Air Attack 2

Army Men: Air Attack 2 (Army Men: Air Attack - Blade's Revenge in Europe for the PlayStation 2 version and Army Men: Air Combat - The Elite Missions for the GameCube version) is a third-person shooter video game developed and published by The 3DO Company for PlayStation, PlayStation 2 and GameCube.

Army Men: Air Attack 2
Army Men Air Attack 2 cover art.jpg
Developer(s)The 3DO Company
Publisher(s)The 3DO Company
SeriesArmy Men
Platform(s)PlayStation, PlayStation 2, GameCube
ReleasePlayStation
  • NA: October 31, 2000
  • EU: November 24, 2000
PlayStation 2
  • NA: March 23, 2001
  • EU: June 8, 2001
GameCube
  • NA: March 18, 2003
Genre(s)Third-person shooter
Mode(s)Single-player, multiplayer

Gameplay and premiseEdit

Following the events in Army Men: Air Attack and previous Army Men games, players control a helicopter in the Green Army against the Tan Army, working with character William Blade to defeat their enemies. Players can unlock abilities and weapons by collecting plastic. It features cooperative and competitive multiplayer modes. Players are accompanied by co-pilots, each of which has a special secondary weapon unique to them.

ReceptionEdit

Reception
Review scores
PublicationScore
PSPS2
AllGame     [1]     [2]
EGM7/10[3]7.83/10[4]
Game Informer1/10[5]3.5/10[6]
GamePro     [7]     [8]
GameRevolutionN/AB−[9]
GameSpot7.2/10[10]6.7/10[11]
IGN8.2/10[12]7/10[13]
Next Generation     [14]     [15]
OPM (US)     [16]     [17]
PSM5/10[18]6/10[19]
The Cincinnati EnquirerN/A     [20]
Aggregate scores
GameRankings72.93%[21]68.22%[22]
Metacritic74/100[23]75/100[24]

Samuel Bass reviewed the PlayStation version of the game for Next Generation, rating it three stars out of five, and stated that "This tiny plastic Apocalypse Now may be short-lived, but it's still one hell of a lot of fun."[14]

Jim Preston reviewed the PlayStation 2 version of the game for Next Generation, rating it three stars out of five, and stated that "It's the best-looking Army Men game ever made, and it's actually pretty fun too. We're as surprised as you are."[15]

The game was met with positive to average reception. GameRankings and Metacritic gave it a score of 73% and 74 out of 100 for the PlayStation version,[21][23] and 68% and 75 out of 100 for the PlayStation 2 version.[22][24]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Thompson, Jon. "Army Men: Air Attack 2 (PS) - Review". AllGame. Archived from the original on November 15, 2014. Retrieved May 14, 2015.
  2. ^ Thompson, Jon. "Army Men: Air Attack 2 (PS2) - Review". AllGame. Archived from the original on November 15, 2014. Retrieved May 14, 2015.
  3. ^ EGM staff (December 2000). "Army Men: Air Attack 2 (PS)". Electronic Gaming Monthly.
  4. ^ EGM staff (May 2001). "Army Men: Air Attack 2 (PS2)". Electronic Gaming Monthly.
  5. ^ Helgeson, Matt (December 2000). "Army Men World War Land Sea [and] Air and Army Men Air Attack 2". Game Informer (92): 111. Archived from the original on July 19, 2009. Retrieved May 14, 2015.
  6. ^ Brogger, Kristian (June 2001). "Army Men Air Attack 2 (PS2)". Game Informer (98). Archived from the original on July 19, 2009. Retrieved May 14, 2015.
  7. ^ 2 Barrel Fugue (December 6, 2000). "Army Men Air Attack 2 Review for PlayStation". GamePro. Archived from the original on February 12, 2005. Retrieved May 14, 2015.
  8. ^ Four-Eyed Dragon (April 27, 2001). "Army Men Air Attack 2 Review for PS2 on GamePro.com". GamePro. Archived from the original on February 12, 2005. Retrieved May 14, 2015.
  9. ^ Chris G. (April 12, 2001). "Army Men: Air Attack 2 Review (PS2; score is mislabeled as "C+")". Game Revolution. Archived from the original on November 26, 2004. Retrieved May 14, 2015.
  10. ^ Davis, Ryan (October 13, 2000). "Army Men: Air Attack 2 (PS)". GameSpot. Retrieved May 14, 2015.
  11. ^ Davis, Ryan (April 3, 2001). "Army Men: Air Attack 2 Review (PS2)". GameSpot. Retrieved May 14, 2015.
  12. ^ Zdyrko, David (November 8, 2000). "Army Men: Air Attack 2 (PS)". IGN. Retrieved May 14, 2015.
  13. ^ Perry, Douglass C. (April 5, 2001). "Army Men: Air Attack 2 (PS2)". IGN. Retrieved May 14, 2015.
  14. ^ a b Bass, Samuel (January 2001). "Finals". Next Generation. Vol. 4 no. 1. Imagine Media. p. 105.
  15. ^ a b Preston, Jim (June 2001). "Finals". Next Generation. Vol. 4 no. 6. Imagine Media. p. 81.
  16. ^ Rybicki, Joe (December 2000). "Army Men: Air Attack 2 (PS)". Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine. Archived from the original on January 27, 2001. Retrieved May 14, 2015.
  17. ^ "Army Men: Air Attack 2 (PS2)". Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine. May 2001.
  18. ^ "Review: Army Men: Air Attack 2 (PS)". PSM. January 2001.
  19. ^ "Review: Army Men: Air Attack 2 (PS2)". PSM. June 2001.
  20. ^ Saltzman, Marc (May 2, 2001). "'Army Men' games not created equal". The Cincinnati Enquirer. Archived from the original on July 5, 2006. Retrieved May 14, 2015.
  21. ^ a b "Army Men: Air Attack 2 for PlayStation". GameRankings. Retrieved May 14, 2015.
  22. ^ a b "Army Men: Air Attack 2 for PlayStation 2". GameRankings. Retrieved May 14, 2015.
  23. ^ a b "Army Men: Air Attack 2 for PlayStation Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved May 14, 2015.
  24. ^ a b "Army Men: Air Attack 2 for PlayStation 2 Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved May 14, 2015.

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