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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 Moving the squad using the defense ratio of the terrain.
Platoon Windows Bushes give a good defence value.
Platoon Windows The jungles reduces the visibility, but gives a good defence.

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

Gamesmania Nov 28, 2002 72 out of 100 72
Joystick (French) Dec, 2002 7 out of 10 70
PC Zone Benelux Feb, 2003 67 out of 100 67
Clubic Dec 12, 2002 6 out of 10 60
Jeuxvideo.com Nov 15, 2002 12 out of 20 60
ActionTrip Nov 29, 2002 57 out of 100 57
PC Gamer UK Jan, 2003 57 out of 100 57
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Jan, 2003 56 out of 100 56
Pelit Feb, 2003 52 out of 100 52
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