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Shellshock: Nam '67

MobyRank MobyScore
Windows
52
2.9
Xbox
59
3.8
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 Windows The interrogations are rather brutal.
Shellshock: Nam '67 Xbox Some parts of the jungle are quite thick offering lots of cover
Shellshock: Nam '67 Xbox Unlike the jungle open fields offer very little or no cover
Shellshock: Nam '67 Windows Dead bodies

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 (25291)

The Press Says

TotalVideoGames (TVG) Windows Sep 13, 2004 7 out of 10 70
PGNx Media PlayStation 2 Oct 08, 2004 6.9 out of 10 69
Game Chronicles Windows Oct 30, 2004 6 out of 10 60
Eurogamer.net (UK) PlayStation 2 Sep 08, 2004 6 out of 10 60
IGN Xbox Sep 20, 2004 5.8 out of 10 58
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
GameSpot Xbox Sep 16, 2004 5.4 out of 10 54
Jeuxvideo.com Windows Sep 03, 2004 10 out of 20 50
Absolute Games (AG.ru) Windows Sep 18, 2004 30 out of 100 30

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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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