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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 Windows You just took out the artillery in this cutscene sequence.
Shellshock: Nam '67 Windows Heavy explosions, but they rarely affect the environment.
Shellshock: Nam '67 Windows Sneak up on charlies and finish them off before they can warn their friends.
Shellshock: Nam '67 Windows The Vietnamese don't seem to be throwing a welcome party.

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 (59)
The closest to a Full Metal Jacket game. PlayStation 2 Big John WV (25482)

Critic Reviews

Worth Playing Xbox Oct 10, 2004 7.4 out of 10 74
Génération 4 Windows Sep, 2004 72 out of 100 72
Game industry News (GiN) Windows Nov 24, 2004 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Game Freaks 365 Xbox 2004 5.7 out of 10 57
Jeuxvideo.com Xbox Sep 06, 2004 11 out of 20 55
Jeuxvideo.com PlayStation 2 Sep 06, 2004 11 out of 20 55
Game Over Online PlayStation 2 Oct 19, 2004 55 out of 100 55
Jeuxvideo.com Windows Sep 03, 2004 10 out of 20 50
UGO (UnderGroundOnline) Windows Nov 07, 2004 C- 42
GotNext PlayStation 2 Dec 03, 2004 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40

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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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