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Battlefield Vietnam (Windows)

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100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.7
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5 point score based on user ratings.

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Back of Box - Windows (Sweden):

    IT'S GETTING HOTTER IN THE JUNGLE

    BATTLEFIELD ÄR TILLBAKA MED ETT HELT NYTT AVSNITT DÄR DU BEGER DIG INÅT LANDET TILL VIETNAMS HETA SLAGFÄLT FRÅN HO CHI MIN-STIGEN TILL MEKONG-DELTAT. SÅ GREPPA VAPNEN, PÅ MED HJÄLMEN, OCH HOPPA IN I FORDONET FÖR DEN SLUTGILTIGA ELDSTRIDEN, DU ÄR REDO!

    * DELTA I NÅGRA AV VIETNAMKRIGETS HÅRDASTE STRIDER.
    * SPELA DE HÄFTIGASTE KARTORNA FRÅN BATTLEFIELD 1942™ I DEN ÖVERLÄGSNA SPELMOTORN FRÅN BATTLEFIELD VIETNAM.
    * KRIGA ONLINE MED UPP TILL 64 SPELARE FRÅN MÖRK DJUNGEL TILL BYAR LÄNGS MED HO CHI MINH-STIGEN.
    * INNEHÅLLER FYRA NYA KARTOR FRÅN VIETNAMTIDEN, BLAND ANNAT FÖRSVARET AV CON THIEN OCH OPERATION CEDAR FALLS.
    * STYR ÄNNU FLER FORDON FRÅN VIETNAMTIDEN, BLAND ANNAT STRIDSVAGNEN ONTOS, KANONBÅTEN AC-47 OCH DEN TUNGA STRIDSVAGNEN T-72.

    Contributed by Joel Segerbäck (551) on Jun 03, 2008.

Electronic Arts Germany website - Windows:
    Mit Battlefield Vietnam präsentiert sich die erfolgreiche Multiplayer-Franchise in neuem Glanz. Dank neuer Sound- und Grafik-Engine besticht das Spiel durch ausgezeichnete Grafiken und Sound-Effekte. Dabei wird der actiongeladenen Multiplayer-Stil, der Battlefield 1942 so erfolgreich machte, natürlich beibehalten.

    Battlefield Vietnam entführt den Spieler in einige der heftigsten Schlachten des Vietnamkrieges. Der Spieler kämpft vom Ho Chi Minh Pfad bis hin zu den Straßen von Saigon. Hierbei entscheidet er sich für eine der beiden bestens ausgerüsteten Truppen, die Vereinigten Staaten oder die Nordvietnamesische Armee (NVA), um das Schlachtfeld zu stürmen.

    Zu den neuen dramatischen Kampfszenarien zählen unter anderem: das Führen eines Geschwaders von Huey-Hubschraubern während feindlicher Angriffe, das Steuern eines Phantom F4-Düsenjägers, das Ausführen und Abwehren von Hinterhalten von, das Befördern eines Panzers mithilfe einer Luftbrücke über das feindliche Gebiet oder das Steuern eines PT-Bootes durch eine gefährliche Flusspassage im Dschungel.

    Verschiedenen Charaktermodelle bieten den Spielern eine wesentlich größere Auswahl an wählbaren Soldaten.

    Im Vietnamkrieg wurden mächtige neue Waffen eingesetzt; der Spieler hat nun die Möglichkeit, eine Auswahl an authentischen Fahrzeugen der Vereinigten Staaten und NVA zu steuern.

    Das Arbeitstier der Vereinigten Staaten war während des Vietnamkonfliktes der Hubschrauber, der nun auch denselben Nutzen in Battlefield Vietnam erfüllt. Zu den Kampffahrzeugen, die dem Konflikt entstammen, zählen der UH-1 Huey-Helikopter, der M551 Sheridan-Panzer, der Phantom F-4-Düsenjäger, der CH-47 Chinook-Transporthubschrauber und auf Seite der NVA der russische T-54-Panzer, MIG-21 und der Mi-8-Mehrzweck-Helikopter.

    Features:

  • Neue Rendering- und Soundengines
  • Transport von Fahrzeugen (Panzer, PT-Boote) durch Hubschrauber
  • Original-Musik der Vietnam-Ära
  • Auswahl an Charakteren innerhalb der verschiedenen Soldaten-Gruppen (Sturm, Sanitäter, Späher, Panzerabwehr, Ingenieur)
  • Original Waffen, Fahr- und Flugzeuge
  • Neue Sekundärexplosionen, die in der Nähe anderer brennbarer Gegenstände ausgelöst werden
  • Passagiere an Bord der Fahrzeuge haben nun die Möglichkeit, Waffen abzufeuern

    Contributed by Xoleras (66271) on Sep 20, 2004.

Press Release:
    EA is pleased to announce that Battlefield Vietnam has officially gone gold for the PC. The game is set to ship nationwide to retailers under the EA GAMES brand on Monday, March 15.

    The Battlefield franchise is entering a new era with more firepower and beautiful yet ferocious new combat settings. Offering an arsenal of weapons and vehicles authentic to the Vietnam conflict, players will battle in first-person perspective. Staying true to the over-the-top, action-packed multiplayer style that gave Battlefield 1942 its critical and commercial success, Battlefield Vietnam will drop players into some of the Vietnam War’s fiercest battles. Fighting in theatres from jungles surrounding the Ho Chi Minh Trail to the city streets of Hue, players will choose from two well-equipped forces, the United States or the North Vietnamese Army (NVA) and Vietcong. All of this action will be accompanied by the sounds of an authentic Vietnam era soundtrack to immerse the player into an experience similar to that of a Hollywood film.

    Battlefield Vietnam was developed by Swedish based Digital Illusions' Canadian office and is rated “T” (Teen) by the ESRB. The game’s official website is www.battlefield.ea.com

    Contributed by Corn Popper (69521) on May 17, 2004.

Press quotes:
    GameSpy
    "The first level we played was one of the river maps, with the US forces starting on a small island and driving across to the shoreline via boat or (hallehlujah!) choppers. Anyone who's played Desert Combat will likely find the choppers a bit easier to control in Battlefield 1942, using the forward and back keys to go up and down, and the mouse or arrow keys to tilt, etc. It still takes some time to get the hang of, but you'll still have the option to bail out and parachute to safety (something I have way too much experience at)."

    IGN.com
    "Thanks to a ton of additional foliage, combat is more intense now. You can never tell where the other guys are going to come from. Snipers can hold a point for much longer, and there are a lot more chokepoints to go around as well. We had a lot of island-hopping and gulch-crossing going on, both of which will cause a dangerous amount of exposure and should make for some memorable battles."

    PC Games
    "In this preview, we'll take an in-depth look at the four major classes in Battlefield Vietnam--the assault, the recon/scout, the engineer, and the heavy assault--and how they'll play, and in the coming months, we'll turn our attention to the game's vehicles and battlefields as well."

    1UP.com
    "The classes are the biggest outright change. For Conquest mode, there is only the option to play as Soldier, Scout, Heavy Gunner and Engineer, each with different superficial images. Each class comes equipped with a specific sidearm (usually a type of pistol) and provides players the option to choose between one of two primary weapons."

    Contributed by Corn Popper (69521) on May 17, 2004.

EA.com game page:
    All-Out War Across the Battlefields of Vietnam

    The Battlefield franchise enters a new era equipped with more firepower, modernized weaponry and vehicles, and a deeper infantry experience from the jungles to the beaches of Vietnam. From villages on the Ho Chi Minh Trail to the city streets of Hue, wage modern warfare as the United States or North Vietnamese Army (NVA). Select from a variety of characters within the different soldier classes as you command powerful new vehicles including the UH-1 Huey helicopter, the M551 Sheridan tank, and the F-4 Phantom fighter jet on the U.S. side and the Russian-made T-54 tank, the MIG-21, and Mi-8 multipurpose helicopter on the NVA side.

    Go to war in new dramatic battle scenarios including leading a squadron of Huey helicopters in an all-out attack on an enemy compound, executing an ambush of enemy soldiers from dense foliage, captaining a PT boat through a dangerous jungle river passage, and more. Grab your M-16, ready the Napalm and prepare to enter some of the fiercest battles of the Vietnam War.

  • Command powerful Vietnam-era vehicles -- rule the skies in the F-4 Phantom, airlift vehicles in transport helicopters, and more.
  • Master the weapons of jungle warfare including pongee sticks and booby traps.
  • Wage war online from dark jungles to villages on the Ho Chi Minh Trail.
  • Go to war as a Viet Cong, Green Beret, or other soldier types, each with multiple character skins.
  • Head into battle with a generation-defining soundtrack blaring from your chopper, including songs by CCR, Jefferson Airplane, and more.

    Contributed by Corn Popper (69521) on May 17, 2004.

Inside Flaps:

    SOME CALL IT A CONFLICT...WE CALL IT ALL-OUT WAR.



    FIGHT THROUGH JUNGLES CREATED BY AN ALL-NEW RENDERING ENGINE

    SET DEADLY BOOBY TRAPS

    AIRLIFT VEHICLES IN AND OUT OF HOT SPOTS

    CREATE OR DESTROY SPAWN POINTS

    CATCH A RIDE AND FIGHT FROM MOVING VEHICLES

    CHOOSE FROM MULTIPLE CHARACTER SKINS

    BLAST VIETNAM-ERA MUSIC ACROSS THE BATTLEFIELD, OR EVEN PLAY YOUR OWN TUNES

    Contributed by Corn Popper (69521) on May 11, 2004.

Back of Box:

    Welcome to the Jungle



    BATTLEFIELD RE-UPS FOR ANOTHER TOUR OF DUTY AND SENDS YOU IN-COUNTRY TO THE HOT SPOTS OF VIETNAM. YOU'LL ROCK AND ROLL FROM THE HO CHI MINH TRAIL TO THE MEKONG DELTA. SO GRAB YOUR M-16, PUT ON YOUR FLAK JACKET, AND HEAD TO THE LZ FOR THE ULTIMATE MULTIPLAYER FIREFIGHT. YOU'RE GOOD TO GO!

    24 VIETNAM-ERA VEHICLES, INCLUDING HELICOPTERS, JET FIGHTERS, PATROL BOATS, AND TANKS.

    FROM DENSE JUNGLE TO BOMBED-OUT CITIES, WAGE WAR ONLINE WITH UP TO 64 PLAYERS,

    MASTER THE WEAPONS OF JUNGLE WARFARE INCLUDING PUNJI STICKS AND BOOBY TRAPS.

    HEAD INTO BATTLE WITH A GENERATION-DEFINING SOUNDTRACK BLARING FROM YOUR CHOPPER, INCLUDING SONGS BY CCR, JEFFERSON AIRPLANE, AND MORE.

    GO TO WAR AS A VIET CONG, GREEN BERET, OR OTHER SOLDIER TYPE, EACH WITH MULTIPLE CHARACTER SKINS.

    Contributed by Corn Popper (69521) on May 11, 2004.