Now that we have a Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut and Death Stranding Director’s Cut, what other games should be revisited? We went out looking for some of the best games over the past 25 years to see what could benefit from improved visuals, load times, and modern controls. What games do we want to see take advantage of today’s hardware? To see its Director’s true vision?
Army Men: RTS
Army Men: RTS is part of an elite rare group of strategy games on the Gamecube and PS2. The Real Time Strategy take on the franchise was both new and exhaustive. Developer Pandemic Studios would go on to make Star Wars: Battlefront and Destroy All Humans! What better way to honor the iconic team by bringing their vision back to life in 2022. Especially now that the console space has such a limited selection of AAA RTS games.
Army Men Sarge’s Heroes 2
Army Men Sarge’s Heroes 2 is the sequel to the most iconic and memorable title from the Army Men Franchise. Upon its 2000 release, AMSH2 received three and a half gold stars out of five from GamePro magazine. Along with a four and a half out of five on its user review score. These two accolades combined make AMSH2 one of the most decorated games in the franchise. If Army Men were to get the Crash and Spyro treatment, no way could AMSH2 be left out.
Army Men: Green Rouge
After the industry gushed over games like Metal Gear Solid and Syphon Filter, Army Men headed out on a more grounded adventure. Army Men: Green Rogue is forever imprisoned on the PSOne and PlayStation 2. Green Rouge receiving a Kojima-Esque Death Stranding style Director’s Cut for the current-gen consoles would be the perfect plot twist.
Army Men Sarge’s Heroes
Army Men Sarge’s Heroes is the most iconic and memorable title from the Army Men Franchise. The 1999 reboot to the series made it what it is today. The addition of deep story elements, expanded dialog, and “next-gen” visuals brought the toys to life. Not to mention Army Men Sarge’s Heroes is one of the top two Dreamcast games involving toys. A Director’s cut would bring a grenade of nostalgia to Sega, PlayStation, and Nintendo fans alike.
Army Men: Air Attack 2
Army Men: Air Attack 2 served veterans of the Jungle Strike series. The top-down helicopter attack game brought a new perspective to the great Green versus Beige conflict. Air Attack 2 is good to go when it comes to getting a second chance. No Army Men Director’s Cut Collection would be complete without an Air Attack game. We beg you 2K, when you are ready to restore order to the Army Men universe, do not forget about the pilots that took us there.
Portal Runner takes place between Army Men Sarge’s Heroes 2 and Army Men Sarge’s War. If 2K were to tell the story again under the light of a Director’s Cut, Portal Runner would need to be there. Along with the opportunity to finally release the game on platforms other than the PlayStation 2. The 6.7 out of 10 GameSpot gave the game following its release on September 10th, 2001 makes Portal Runner one of the most highly regarded games in the Army Men franchise.
Army Men Sarge’s War
Army Men Sarge’s War brought on the end of the Army Men Sarge’s Heroes sega. With the five years between releases, the story and characters develop a deeper narrative. We desperately want to see an Army Men Sarge’s Heroes Director’s Cut collection, and Sarge’s War must be there. Released in 2004 on the Xbox, PS2, and Gamecube the third-person shooter might be one of the less complicated games to modernize.