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Shellshock: Nam '67 (Windows)

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Description

Shellshock takes you back to the years of the Vietnam war. You take on the role of a rookie soldier on his first tour of duty. Using a third-person perspective, you experience napalm bombardments of civilian villages, sneaky night missions along the river banks, claustrophobic tunnel systems and huge battles in temples and open fields. Most missions are played as a team, but your team members cannot die and do no influence the mission objectives. You will have to assassinate enemy generals, take out crucial boats and guide your team through unknown territory.

The game does not have drivable vehicles, multiplayer options or extensive environmental interaction, but it features a particular system of dismantling the many bombs and traps: in a race against time, you have to perform a long key sequence in the correct order to clear the path. The atrocities on both sides are clearly shown in the cutscenes, filmed as through a shaky hand-camera. Either side is not afraid to abuse civilians for their cause and this sense of realism gives the game a rather raw edge. You can even purchase the services of hookers in the base camp.

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Shellshock: Nam '67 Windows Your invincible team mates
Shellshock: Nam '67 Windows Tense combat in the temple ruins.
Shellshock: Nam '67 Windows Dead bodies
Shellshock: Nam '67 Windows Use the arrow keys to perform the sequence shown at the bottom of the screen to secure the trap.

Alternate Titles

  • "弹震症:越南1967" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "SSN67" -- Common abbreviation
  • "Shellshock: Вьетнам’ 67" -- Russian spelling

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The Press Says

PC Gameplay (Benelux) Sep, 2004 72 out of 100 72
TotalVideoGames (TVG) Sep 13, 2004 7 out of 10 70
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Sep 21, 2004 62 out of 100 62
Game industry News (GiN) Nov 24, 2004 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Game Chronicles Oct 30, 2004 6 out of 10 60
Jeuxvideo.com Sep 03, 2004 10 out of 20 50
Game Shark Sep 29, 2004 D+ 33
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Dec, 2004 1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars 30
Absolute Games (AG.ru) Sep 18, 2004 30 out of 100 30
Game Critics Oct 20, 2004 2 out of 10 20

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Trivia

Shellshock: Nam '67 was named #4 Worst Game of the Year in the 14th Annual Computer Game Awards issue of Computer Games Magazine (March 2005).

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Sciere (249753) added Shellshock: Nam '67 (Windows) on Aug 31, 2004
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