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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.

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Platoon Windows One of the loading screens
Platoon Windows First mission briefing
Platoon Windows Some enemies cleared, you need to be careful with your soldiers, they don't shoot by default.
Platoon Windows Village cleared of VCs.

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

4Players.de Dec 02, 2002 78 out of 100 78
Gamesmania Nov 28, 2002 72 out of 100 72
Joystick (French) Dec, 2002 7 out of 10 70
GameStar (Germany) Nov, 2002 68 out of 100 68
CanadianGamer Apr 04, 2003 67 out of 100 67
Strategy Informer Aug 12, 2003 6.3 out of 10 63
Clubic Dec 12, 2002 6 out of 10 60
ActionTrip Nov 29, 2002 57 out of 100 57
PC Gamer UK Jan, 2003 57 out of 100 57
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Mar, 2003 1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars 20

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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