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Platoon (Windows)

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Description

Platoon is a mission-based tactical combat game taking place in the Vietnam Conflict. Terrain, vehicles and soldiers are all modeled and authentic, right down to the pockets on the uniforms and the types of plants and grass. The terrain affects your line of sight, and the surface and weather impose limits of the characters. The missions themselves are based on real missions undertaken during the Vietnam war. You groups contain up to 30 men, including engineers and commanders.

Screenshots

Platoon Windows The engineer deactivates the mines.
Platoon Windows Encounter in an open field, time to go prone.
Platoon Windows A machine gunner opens fire against enemies.
Platoon Windows The base

Alternate Titles

  • "野战排:越战风云" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Взвод" -- Russian spelling
  • "Rühm" -- Estonian title
  • "Pluton" -- Polish title
  • "Platoon - Vietnam War" -- German title

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The Press Says

Joystick (French) Dec, 2002 7 out of 10 70
GameStar (Germany) Nov, 2002 68 out of 100 68
PC Zone Benelux Feb, 2003 67 out of 100 67
Game Watcher Aug 12, 2003 6.3 out of 10 63
Clubic Dec 12, 2002 6 out of 10 60
Jeuxvideo.com Nov 15, 2002 12 out of 20 60
PC Gamer UK Jan, 2003 57 out of 100 57
Gameplay (Benelux) Jan, 2003 56 out of 100 56
Pelit Feb, 2003 52 out of 100 52
Factornews Dec 08, 2002 4 out of 10 40

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Trivia

The game started out as war game set in Vietnam with no connection with the movie at all. During the advanced stages of development, Monte Cristo acquired the Platoon movie license from MGM. Digital Reality then threw out the original story and adapted the game to the movie's storyline.
Karthik KANE (460) added Platoon (Windows) on Feb 07, 2003