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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.

Screenshots

Shellshock: Nam '67 Windows Dead bodies
Shellshock: Nam '67 Windows The abandoned city is one of the most exciting levels.
Shellshock: Nam '67 Windows Your teammates
Shellshock: Nam '67 Windows Some parts of the jungle are very dense and creepy.

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
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Sep 21, 2004 62 out of 100 62
Gamer 2.0 Oct 11, 2004 6.2 out of 10 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
ActionTrip Sep 15, 2004 56 out of 100 56
Game Over Online Oct 19, 2004 55 out of 100 55
UGO (UnderGroundOnline) Nov 07, 2004 C- 42
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 (251471) added Shellshock: Nam '67 (Windows) on Aug 31, 2004
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