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Conflict: Vietnam (PlayStation 2)

60
MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.1
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.

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Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 3.0
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.2
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 2.8
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.2
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 2.2
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.0
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 2.2
Overall MobyScore (4 votes) 3.1


The Press Says

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83
Gamesmania
Conflict: Vietnam bietet eine wirklich packende Spielatmosphäre. Mängel wie KI-Schwächen werden durch die hervorragende Optik und realistische Soundkulisse (abgesehen von der schlechten Sprachqualität im Spiel) wett gemacht. Der Spieler fühlt sich, als wäre er mitten in dem berüchtigten Dschungelkrieg gelandet und muss nun ums nackte Überleben kämpfen. Das Geschehen geht einfach unter die Haut. Die dargebotenen Missionen stellen definitiv eine Herausforderung dar und wurden zudem abwechslungsreich konzipiert. Aufgewertet wird das Spektakel außerdem durch den famosen Coop-Modus für bis zu vier Spieler.
78
Next Level Gaming
I really liked Conflict: Vietnam. I have played many of the Vietnam titles that have been released to gaming consoles this year. And I must say that this game is by far the best. The game does have its flaws though. The lack of online play kind of hurts it a bit. And for some reason the controls seem a bit awkward at times. It is nothing that dampers the gameplay though. The music was a nice surprise because it is all real tunes from groups like the Rolling Stones and others from that time. It is not as bad as many sites online have been saying. I really don’t get some of these sites. Anyway, I like the game. And it’s the coolest Nam game of 2004. Check it out.
70
Game Informer Magazine
All in all, the action does get intense, and if anything else, having to keep your eye on your comrades in a way highlights the grim fight for survival and tight-knit nature that all soldiers need in battle.
70
Game Over Online
This experience summarizes most of the game too. There are some great elements and firefight sequences in Conflict: Vietnam but you just don’t see them enough. And when you do, it’s sometimes offset by other factors that ultimately mire Conflict: Vietnam’s better traits into gameplay quagmire. Instead of an exciting battle, you find yourself slogging through the game. Come to think of it, that’s what the Americans did to get themselves out of Vietnam.
67
IGN
What is going on with Vietnam? It's the war of the year for videogames and apparently the statue of limitations has expired for people feeling weird about playing a historical war that's not too far in the past. Vietcong: Purple Haze, Shellshock: Nam '67, and now Conflict: Vietnam have hit the shelves. The appeal of having a gritty war experience with foul language and some kick-ass music has proven too appealing because we're in the thick of it once again. Well, that's the bad, or at least weird, news and the good news is that Conflict: Vietnam is the best of the bunch so far with Men of Valor possibly upping the ante even more.
64
PSX Extreme
In the end, Conflict: Vietnam is one of those games that you want to love, but it just keeps breaking your heart. For a while you can forgive certain issues because the game is cool and the story is strong, but eventually the frustration is too much to look past. I'd say there's a lot of potential for the series, but since this is the third game and there are still so many kinks that need attention it looks like things aren't going to change. If you're into squad based games and the other Vietnam titles haven't satisfied your thirst for war, the game could be worth a purchase, but otherwise, rent only.
62
Game Informer Magazine
To be fair, this title does present one of the better-looking jungles on console. Buying new skills for your characters is cool, too, but still not enough to save this from mediocrity.
61
GameSpot
Not especially embarrassing is a pretty good description of Conflict: Vietnam in general. While not exactly a ringing endorsement, it at least places its head and shoulders above its competition. Meanwhile, we're still waiting for the definitive Vietnam War shooter.
60
Gameplanet
Conflict Vietnam is a good game but the fundemental aspect of targetting and shooting let this game down. It's well crafted in a lot of places, in particular its scene setting, audio, and graphics. The innovative squad control and RPG elements add some real spice to the genre so if you can master the controls and the sighting picture it is an enjoyable game and if you like FPS games and the era it is certainly worth a look.
50
Gamekult
Décidés à changer d'univers sans remettre trop en cause un gameplay qui a fait ses preuves dans les deux premiers Conflict, les développeurs de Pivotal ont un peu raté leur coup et nous livrent un Conflict Vietnam bien moins convaincant que ses prédécesseurs. Plus frustrant qu'amusant, avec ses corridors de jungle dans lesquels on ne peut pas planifier grand-chose et ses ennemis qu'on renifle avec la visée automatique plus qu'on ne les voit, il est pétri de bonnes intentions et nous offre notamment une campagne bien variée mûe par un moteur correct mais présente tout de même trop de défauts pour séduire. Un peu décevant, forcément.
50
Jeuxvideo.com
Conflict : Vietnam a vraiment un mal fou à convaincre. Il faut dire qu'il a un sacré dossier sur le dos. Son ambiance est plutôt plate et ne captive guère, l'action est confuse et prévisible, le gameplay ne nécessite qu'un demi-neurone (j'ai réellement joué sans regarder à plusieurs reprises)... Finalement, seul le côté tout de même très dynamique de l'action permet de sauver les meubles et satisfera les joueurs les moins exigeants. Ceux qui attendent un soft inspiré du Viêt-Nam feraient mieux d'attendre le portage du très sympathique Vietcong.
50
GameSpy
There's no denying that gamers have been deluged recently with action games set during the Vietnam War. There's also no denying that most of these games have been mediocre at best. Conflict: Vietnam is the latest game to try and make a name for itself.
30
Super Play
Trots att det senaste spelet i Conflict-serien har mycket som talar för det, exempelvis rollspelsmoment som färdigheter och spelarinitierade dialoger, fungerar det inte alls. Spelets stora pretentioner förstörs av ett sjaskigt genomförande.
30
1UP
In comparison, Call of Duty was scripted and controlled, but it knew how to push the player's buttons the right way and convey drama and action. The looseness of Conflict: Vietnam, from the lack of comfortable and immediate controls to the boring progression of the game, just doesn't cut it. While the idea of squad-driven combat set in the tense, emotionally-charged setting of Vietnam has potential, Conflict: Vietnam falls short in execution. But hey, at least the music is rocking.