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Shellshock: Nam '67

MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation 2
55
4.1
Xbox
59
3.8
Windows
52
2.9
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Description

Shellshock takes you back to the years of the Vietnam war. You take on the role of a rookie soldier on his first tour of duty. Using a third-person perspective, you experience napalm bombardments of civilian villages, sneaky night missions along the river banks, claustrophobic tunnel systems and huge battles in temples and open fields. Most missions are played as a team, but your team members cannot die and do no influence the mission objectives. You will have to assassinate enemy generals, take out crucial boats and guide your team through unknown territory.

The game does not have drivable vehicles, multiplayer options or extensive environmental interaction, but it features a particular system of dismantling the many bombs and traps: in a race against time, you have to perform a long key sequence in the correct order to clear the path. The atrocities on both sides are clearly shown in the cutscenes, filmed as through a shaky hand-camera. Either side is not afraid to abuse civilians for their cause and this sense of realism gives the game a rather raw edge. You can even purchase the services of hookers in the base camp.

Screenshots

Shellshock: Nam '67 Xbox Unlike the jungle open fields offer very little or no cover
Shellshock: Nam '67 Windows Your invincible team mates
Shellshock: Nam '67 Xbox You will have to fight inside buildings on some levels
Shellshock: Nam '67 Xbox Some parts of the jungle are quite thick offering lots of cover

Alternate Titles

  • "弹震症:越南1967" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "SSN67" -- Common abbreviation
  • "Shellshock: Вьетнам’ 67" -- Russian spelling

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User Reviews

An alright game, but has too many shortcomings. Xbox bobthewookiee (58)
The closest to a Full Metal Jacket game. PlayStation 2 Big John WV (25282)

The Press Says

PC Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Sep, 2004 72 out of 100 72
Gaming Target PlayStation 2 Oct 18, 2004 6.3 out of 10 63
Kombo.com Xbox Sep 23, 2004 6.2 out of 10 62
Gamer 2.0 PlayStation 2 Oct 11, 2004 6.2 out of 10 62
Game Chronicles Xbox Oct 29, 2004 6.2 out of 10 62
Worth Playing PlayStation 2 Oct 19, 2004 6 out of 10 60
Joystick (French) Windows Sep, 2004 5 out of 10 50
Jeuxvideo.com Windows Sep 03, 2004 10 out of 20 50
Gamezine PlayStation 2 Aug 21, 2004 10 out of 20 50
Gaming Target Xbox Jan 04, 2005 4.6 out of 10 46

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Trivia

On September 18, 2004, Shellshock: Nam '67 (Windows) was put on the infamous German index by the BPjM. The PS2 version followed November 30, 2004 (in addition on that day, the indexing of the Windows version was confirmed). And since June 30, 2005, with the addition of the Xbox version, all three platforms are on the index.

For more information about what this means and to see a list of games sharing the same fate, take a look here: BPjS/BPjM indexed games.

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