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Shellshock: Nam '67

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Windows
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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.

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Shellshock: Nam '67 Windows You get a run-down of your performance after each mission.
Shellshock: Nam '67 Windows The flamethrower is very effective against large groups of enemies.
Shellshock: Nam '67 Windows Sneak up on charlies and finish them off before they can warn their friends.
Shellshock: Nam '67 Xbox Head shots are quite hard to achieve in Shellshock

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 (25265)

The Press Says

Game Chronicles Windows Oct 30, 2004 6 out of 10 60
Worth Playing PlayStation 2 Oct 19, 2004 6 out of 10 60
Game industry News (GiN) Windows Nov 24, 2004 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
IGN Windows Sep 20, 2004 5.8 out of 10 58
Jeuxvideo.com PlayStation 2 Sep 06, 2004 11 out of 20 55
GameSpot Windows Sep 16, 2004 5.4 out of 10 54
Joystick (French) Windows Sep, 2004 5 out of 10 50
UGO (UnderGroundOnline) Windows Nov 07, 2004 C- 42
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows Dec, 2004 1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars 30
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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