Shellshock: Nam '67

Critic Score User Score
PlayStation 2
55
4.1
Windows
52
2.9
PlayStation 3
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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 Shellshocks title screen
Shellshock: Nam '67 Windows Use the arrow keys to perform the sequence shown at the bottom of the screen to secure the trap.
Shellshock: Nam '67 Windows Explosion in water
Shellshock: Nam '67 Windows The flamethrower is very effective against large groups of enemies.

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 (25256)

Critic Reviews

Worth Playing Xbox Oct 10, 2004 7.4 out of 10 74
Génération 4 Windows Sep, 2004 72 out of 100 72
Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Sep, 2004 72 out of 100 72
GameZone PlayStation 2 Oct 13, 2004 6.8 out of 10 68
Gaming Target PlayStation 2 Oct 18, 2004 6.3 out of 10 63
IGN PlayStation 2 Sep 20, 2004 5.8 out of 10 58
IGN Windows Sep 20, 2004 5.8 out of 10 58
UGO (UnderGroundOnline) Windows Nov 07, 2004 C- 42
Game Shark Windows Sep 29, 2004 D+ 33
Withingames PlayStation 2 Oct 09, 2004 1 out of 5 20

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Trivia

Shellshock: Nam '67 was named #4 Worst Game of the Year in the 14th Annual Computer Game Awards issue of Computer Games Magazine (March 2005).

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