Army Men: RTS
Army Men: RTS does a good job of creating a real-time strategy game based on the classic line of plastic toys. The Army Men franchise has been very successful for 3DO over the years, yet few Army Men games since the original have made it to the PC. It was probably only a matter of time before an Army Men installment let you control an entire brigade of those little green plastic men in a real-time strategy game, which is exactly what Army Men: RTS does. The game originally debuted on the PlayStation 2, but Army Men: RTS feels right at home on the PC. That's no doubt partly because it was created by Pandemic Studios, an experienced developer of real-time strategy games. Army Men: RTS maintains the broad appeal of the series, as its basic design makes it very easy for players to pick up and enjoy, though die-hard fans of the genre will find it frustrating at times.
You'll control a variety of green plastic troops, such as this flamethrower. Army Men: RTS places the Green army under your direct control in a series of campaign missions and single-scenario battles called the "great battles." The campaign has you chasing after a rogue Green general who joined your archenemy, the Tan army. Your pursuit will place you on battlefields ranging from a backyard to kitchen countertops. The owner of the house that's the stage for the battles in Army Men: RTS must be quite messy--there are toys and garbage spilled all over the place. The mess is a benefit to you, though. Some of the things lying around can be used to harvest resources. There are two resources you'll need to construct an army: plastic and electricity. Plastic can be found in items like dog bowls and action figures, and you can even harvest some from dead units. Electricity can be acquired by finding things like watches or flashlights. Some missions also have power-ups that will boost troops' speed or firepower.
|Minimum System Requirements:||Recommended System Requirements:|
|CPU:||Pentium 233 MHz||CPU:||Pentium II 400 MHz recommended|
|RAM:||64MB RAM||RAM:||96MB RAM recommended|
|VGA:||DirectX 8.0 compatible video card with at least 16MB VRAM||VGA:||DirectX 8.0 compatible video card with at least 32MB VRAM|
|DX:||DirectX 8.0||DX:||DirectX 8.0|
|OS:||Windows 95/98/Me/2000/XP||OS:||Windows 95/98/Me/2000/XP|
|HDD:||300 MB free hard disk space||HDD:||300 MB free hard disk space|
|Sound:||DirectX 8.0 compatible sound card||Sound:||DirectX 8.0 compatible sound card|
Army Men: RTS Video Gameplay:
Army Men: RTS