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Sarge\'s War

Army Men: Sarge's War, is the continuation and the last game of the Sarge's Heroes series and it was the first game in the series to be released by Global Star Software instead of series creator 3DO (though 3DO started production and made the FMV cutscenes prior to going under)

Plot[]

The game begins with an attack on Greentown by the Tan Republic and Hawk battling through the war-torn city to save it. After the battle, Sergeant Hawk is informed by Colonel Grimm that the Tan Army has surrendered and that there will be a peace ceremony later that night, but that a rogue Tan division led by Lord Malice has stolen some infantry molds and can now build an army. Hawk mission is to find and terminate Malice.

Hawk arrives in the area (a beach) and battles his way to the Tan portal. There, he discovers plans indicating that Malice has placed a bomb at the peace ceremony. Hawk charges through the portal to stop the ceremony but he is too late - as the bomb goes off, his entire squad, as well as Plastro, Colonel Grimm, the Heroes and the Green and Tan armies are annihilated. After Vikki dies in Hawk arms, he then sets out to kill Malice.

He battles his way through the remains of Greentown to another Tan portal. Upon proceeding through the portal he finds himself in Malice's artillery base. Hawk destroys all the artillery and discovers a plastic well mine that Malice is using to build his army. Hawk floods the mine making it nearly unusable. He then travels across the desert to Malice's castle. Malice is using the castle as a communication center for his air and ground forces, as well as a prison base for some of the Green army's finest men. Hawk penetrates the castle's defenses, frees the prisoners and destroys the communications tower. Discovering a passage from the castle to a kitchen in the real world, Hawk flashes back to a time when he was in a similar kitchen, in a squad led by Major Gooding. During the mission, Gooding was ambushed and wounded by Tan forces. Hawk attempts to find him only to see Gooding's arm near the sink, leading him to the conclusion that Gooding was dead. As Hawk calls for extraction, the flashback ends, and Hawk moves forward.

At the end of the game, Hawk finally reaches Lord Malice's headquarters, where he battles Malice. After defeating and fatally wounding Malice, Hawk asks Malice why he killed the Greens and Tans in Greentown. Malice reveals that it was simply to make Hawk suffer. Hawk then removes Malice's facemask and discovers that Malice was actually Major Gooding, who was accidentally left for dead by him. Eventually the Tan found him and pieced him back together, turning him into Lord Malice. At the end of the scene, Hawk is seen walking out, saying; "It was over, I've waited for this moment for so long, and now, i felt nothing. Malice was death, Grimm, the Heroes and Vikki, all dead. I tried to make sense of what happend but the only clear thing that kept riping through my skull was that war makes no sense. War is hell, alright, and hell, is for heroes".

The closing scene reveals storage tubes inscribed with the names of the deceased soldiers from the Greentown attack, hinting that Col. Grimm and the Heroes, along with Vikki, may not have died, and perhaps Malice had simply killed copies of them in order to play on Hawk emotions.

Reception[]

The game was generally rated as average or below average. Improvements on previous games included a new lock on feature as well as the ability to blow off enemy limbs. Most reviews also said that the darker appearance was nice. Drawbacks included sub-par graphics, repetitive gameplay and poor enemy AI.

Fans of Sarges Heroes are divided on whether or not Sarge's War is canon or not, citing the change in voice actors, the darker tone, the metalized weapons and the continuity issues it has if it were to be in the same universe as Sarges Heroes. Some do consider it the canonical ending to the series but others say RTS as the true finale.

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Army MenArmy Men IIArmy Men 3DArmy Men: Sarge's HeroesArmy Men: Air CombatArmy Men: World WarArmy Men: Air TacticsArmy Men: World War - Land, Sea, AirArmy Men: Sarge's Heroes 2Army Men: Air Combat - The Elite MissionsArmy Men: World War - Final FrontArmy Men: Green RogueArmy Men AdvancePortal RunnerArmy Men: World War - Team AssaultArmy Men: Operation GreenArmy Men: RTSArmy Men: Turf Wars

Other:

Army Men: Sarge's WarArmy Men: Major MalfunctionArmy Men: Soldiers of MisfortuneArmy Men: Mobile OpsArmy Men Strike

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