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Vietcong: Purple Haze

MobyRank MobyScore
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.

Screenshots

Vietcong: Purple Haze Xbox The jungle has some difficult terrain you will have to cross.
Vietcong: Purple Haze Xbox The binoculars are good for spotting wildlife!
Vietcong: Purple Haze Xbox The map is handy for finding locations.
Vietcong: Purple Haze Xbox The chopper is the only way in and out of the jungle on some levels.

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The Press Says

Worth Playing Xbox Oct 18, 2004 8.5 out of 10 85
Gameplanet Windows Mar 22, 2004 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows May, 2004 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Game Chronicles Xbox Oct 10, 2004 6.6 out of 10 66
Jolt (UK) PlayStation 2 Oct 24, 2004 5 out of 10 50
Eurogamer.net (UK) Xbox Jul 10, 2004 5 out of 10 50
Jeuxvideo.com PlayStation 2 Oct 15, 2004 9 out of 20 45
Jeuxvideo.com Xbox Oct 04, 2004 9 out of 20 45
Xbox Gazette Xbox Oct 14, 2004 45 out of 100 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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