Vietcong: Purple Haze

Critic Score User Score
PlayStation 2
42
3.5
Windows
...
3.3
Xbox
61
2.9
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Description

Vietcong: Purple Haze is a compilation pack that bundles the original Vietcong game alongside its expansion pack Vietcong: Fist Alpha. For the PlayStation 2 and Xbox version this is the first and only release of the game; the individual game and its expansion were not available separately.

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Vietcong: Purple Haze Xbox You can control your squad with the black button (whether they actually do it is another matter!)
Vietcong: Purple Haze Xbox The Sergeant is in charge of the training area (And he will make sure you know about it!)
Vietcong: Purple Haze Xbox Loading screens give you tips on how to play.
Vietcong: Purple Haze Xbox Always blow up V.C creches when you find them.

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Critic Reviews

Worth Playing Xbox Oct 18, 2004 8.5 out of 10 85
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows May, 2004 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
X-Power Xbox Oct 29, 2004 7 out of 10 70
GameSpy Xbox Sep 27, 2004 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
IGN Xbox Sep 17, 2004 5.5 out of 10 55
GameSpot Xbox Sep 20, 2004 5.3 out of 10 53
IGN PlayStation 2 Oct 01, 2004 5 out of 10 50
Xbox Gazette Xbox Oct 14, 2004 45 out of 100 45
Jeuxvideo.com Xbox Oct 04, 2004 9 out of 20 45
Lawrence PlayStation 2 Sep 28, 2004 D- 16

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Trivia

When the PlayStation 2 version of Purple Haze was released in the UK, the advertisements included a quote from the Official PlayStation 2 Magazine, "Napalm never smelt this good". Following several complaints, these ads were banned by the Advertising Standards Authority on the basis that they were "likely to cause serious or widespread offence".

Despite some additional complaints that the entire advertisement glorified war and violence, the ASA only prohibited the use of the napalm line which Take 2 apologized for and removed from subsequent ads.

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