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Shellshock: Nam '67

MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation 3
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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 The body count is quite high in Shellshock Nam 67!
Shellshock: Nam '67 Xbox After a mission you will be presented with a Debriefing screen
Shellshock: Nam '67 Xbox Use your chits to buy postcards!
Shellshock: Nam '67 Xbox You will have to fight inside buildings on some levels

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 (25281)

The Press Says

Génération 4 Windows Sep, 2004 72 out of 100 72
Gaming Target PlayStation 2 Oct 18, 2004 6.3 out of 10 63
Game Chronicles Windows Oct 30, 2004 6 out of 10 60
Eurogamer.net (UK) PlayStation 2 Sep 08, 2004 6 out of 10 60
ActionTrip Windows Sep 15, 2004 56 out of 100 56
GameSpot Xbox Sep 16, 2004 5.4 out of 10 54
Boomtown PlayStation 2 Sep 20, 2004 5 out of 10 50
Game Shark Windows Sep 29, 2004 D+ 33
Game Critics Windows Oct 20, 2004 2 out of 10 20
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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