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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.


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 Xbox Booby traps need to be disarmed to progress
Shellshock: Nam '67 Xbox It looks like the V.C hang their prisoners!

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Shellshock: Nam '67 Screenshot
Shellshock: Nam '67 Screenshot
Shellshock: Nam '67 Screenshot
Shellshock: Nam '67 Screenshot

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 (62)
The closest to a Full Metal Jacket game. PlayStation 2 Big John WV (27261)

Critic Reviews Xbox Sep 23, 2004 6.2 out of 10 62
GameZone Xbox Oct 15, 2004 6 out of 10 60
Game Chronicles Windows Oct 30, 2004 6 out of 10 60
IGN PlayStation 2 Sep 20, 2004 5.8 out of 10 58
ActionTrip Windows Sep 15, 2004 56 out of 100 56
Game Over Online Xbox Oct 19, 2004 55 out of 100 55
Game Over Online PlayStation 2 Oct 19, 2004 55 out of 100 55
Gamezine PlayStation 2 Aug 21, 2004 10 out of 20 50
Game Shark Windows Sep 29, 2004 D+ 33
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows Dec, 2004 1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars 30


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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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