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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.

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Vietcong: Purple Haze Xbox Trip wire traps are everywhere in the jungle.
Vietcong: Purple Haze Xbox It's not just the jungle you have to fight in!
Vietcong: Purple Haze Xbox Always blow up V.C creches when you find them.
Vietcong: Purple Haze Xbox The campaign menu lets you pick your weapons for that level.

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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
GameSpy Xbox Sep 27, 2004 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Eurogamer.net (UK) Xbox Jul 10, 2004 5 out of 10 50
Jolt (UK) PlayStation 2 Oct 24, 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
Jeuxvideo.com PlayStation 2 Oct 15, 2004 9 out of 20 45
Gamekult Xbox Oct 19, 2004 4 out of 10 40

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Trivia

The compilation's subtitle is most likely a reference to The Jimi Hendrix Experience song under the same name released in 1967.

In fact, all of the game's original guitar-based music is heavily influenced by Hendrix and other prominent psychedelic and rock musicians of late 60's.

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