Shellshock: Nam '67

Critic Score User Score
Windows
52
2.9
PlayStation 3
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Xbox
59
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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 Its best to practice using your weapons on the shooting range
Shellshock: Nam '67 Windows Heavy explosions, but they rarely affect the environment.
Shellshock: Nam '67 Windows Some parts of the jungle are very dense and creepy.
Shellshock: Nam '67 Windows Title screen (French version)

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 (25495)

Critic Reviews

Worth Playing Xbox Oct 10, 2004 7.4 out of 10 74
PGNx Media PlayStation 2 Oct 08, 2004 6.9 out of 10 69
Gaming Target PlayStation 2 Oct 18, 2004 6.3 out of 10 63
Game Informer Magazine Xbox Oct, 2004 6 out of 10 60
Worth Playing PlayStation 2 Oct 19, 2004 6 out of 10 60
Game Informer Magazine PlayStation 2 Oct, 2004 6 out of 10 60
IGN Xbox Sep 20, 2004 5.8 out of 10 58
PC Zone Windows Sep 10, 2004 5.3 out of 10 53
Boomtown PlayStation 2 Sep 20, 2004 5 out of 10 50
Game Shark Windows Sep 29, 2004 D+ 33

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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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