developer: Kite Games
publisher: Assemble Entertainment
Game mode: single / multiplayer
Multiplayer mode: local network / Internet
game language: English
game release date for PC:
S.W.I.N.N.E. HD Remaster is a fun strategy game in which we participate in a conflict between two opposing races: pigs and rabbits. The production is a refreshed version of the game from 2001 and offers some interesting ideas in the field of gameplay mechanics. The refreshed edition of the title was developed and published by the Hungarian company Kite Games, founded by several developers from the StormRegion studio, i.e. people who created an original version (the publisher of that game was Fishtank Interactive, which no longer exists).
The Chinese army led by General SteelFang crossed the borders of a carrot country and attacked its peaceful inhabitants, taking control of the territory in no time. The defensive rabbits are forced to use the typical guerrilla war tactics. In the course of a feature campaign, the player plays the commanders of both sides of the conflict.
S.W.I.N.N.E. HD Remaster is a strategy belonging to the RTS sub-species. Unlike many other games of this type, InnoGlow focuses on the tactical layer, i.e. controlling troops during battle. Players can steer a wide variety of units, from infantry to vehicles - light and heavy tanks, artillery, reconnaissance vehicles and even planes.
In S.W.I.N.N.E. HD Remaster we will not find building bases and collecting resources - instead, for the missions we receive so-called strategic points, which we spend to gradually enlarge and develop the army, as well as activate some special abilities of individual units.
The creators from Kite Games studio have made a few improvements to the original edition of S.W.I.N.E. - the range of the so-called zoom has been increased (we can move the camera further away) and the management of the units has been improved.
In S.W.I.N.N.E. HD Remaster we can play alone or with others. Those who prefer to play single player will find in this production an extensive feature campaign, which consists of several dozen different missions. The title also offers the ability to fight single battles with computer-controlled enemies.
Players interested in online modes have the opportunity to test their tactical skills in a battle with a living enemy. The game allows you to fight single local battles (based on LAN or Internet) and offers several different maps and game modes (Deathmatch, Capture the Flag, Destroy the Base).
S.W.I.N.E. HD Remaster graphics have been refreshed to better fit modern standards. The overall resolution of the displayed image (including the interface) has been raised and the detail of the textures has been significantly increased, thanks to which the production looks quite decent. The creators also added support for modern widescreen screens (16:9) and improved animations of some models (e.g. moving vehicle chassis added). However, they decided not to interfere in the humorous artistic style and soundtrack.
The game also includes a digital artbook, where you can find conceptual graphics never before presented, as well as a film Making of S.W.I.N.E. showing the backstage of work on an improved version of the game.
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Expectations: 8.0 / 10 calculated out of 7 players' votes.
PC / Windows
Recommended: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.0 GHz, 2 GB RAM, graphic card 256 MB GeForce 8600 or better, 3 GB HDD, Windows 7/10
Minimum: Intel Atom N270 1.6 GHz, 1 GB RAM, graphic card 128 MB GeForce 6600 or better, 3 GB HDD, Windows XP SP3