DescriptionShellshock 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.
- "弹震症：越南1967" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
- "SSN67" -- Common abbreviation
- "Shellshock: Вьетнам’ 67" -- Russian spelling
Part of the Following Groups
|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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TriviaShellshock: Nam '67 was named #4 Worst Game of the Year in the 14th Annual Computer Game Awards issue of Computer Games Magazine (March 2005).
Related Web Sites
- Shellshock: Nam '67 (Official website)
- Wikipedia: Shellshock: Nam '67 (Information about Shellshock: Nam '67 at Wikipedia)