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Vietcong (Windows)

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Description

This first-person shooter takes you straight to the jungle on 'Nam, in the heat of the battle where your only ally is your ability to blend onto surroundings. Wether through singleplayer mission or multiplayer mode, you will experience what it means to be in boots of an american soldier (or vietnamese in multiplayer) and relying upon the rest of your team. You can issue orders to your team members, plan your attack, deactivate possible traps, call in an airstrike, pick up enemy weapons, and more. Aside the suspenseful storyline, the multiplayer is extended to provide you with several well designed maps on which you can select several different gameplay methods, from clearing the ruins of enemy presence in coop mode, and protecting the relay station while enemy (either other players of computer AI) is marching attack upon you, to typical capture the flag and deathmatch modes. The weapon arsenal is wide enough, though you can only hold up to one knife (regular item), one hand gun (that means if you wanna pick up enemy's gun, you'll have to throw down yours), one machine gun (sniper, M16, shotgun, or such stuff), grenades, and possibly a map or some medicaments. Vietcong brings you into the heart of the conflict and it doesn't care about your sorry ass, but leaves you there in the dirt instead, to rely on nothing but your instinct for survival.

Screenshots

Vietcong Windows Selecting weapons can be done using mouse wheel.
Vietcong Windows Arriving at Nui Pek camp, your base of operations
Vietcong Windows Playing some tutorials.
Vietcong Windows Main Menu (after patch update)

Alternate Titles

  • "Вьетконг" -- Russian spelling

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User Reviews

The finest on-line multiplayer EVER!!! Charlie Kinloch (4) 3.86 Stars3.86 Stars3.86 Stars3.86 Stars3.86 Stars
Makes a change from WW2 sbikerbud (10) unrated
Very disappointing Grov (646) 0.29 Stars0.29 Stars0.29 Stars0.29 Stars0.29 Stars

The Press Says

Gameplanet May 09, 2003 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
games xtreme May 14, 2003 8.5 out of 10 85
Armchair Empire, The Jun 29, 2003 8.5 out of 10 85
4Players.de Apr 08, 2003 82 out of 100 82
Jeuxvideo.com Apr 10, 2003 16 out of 20 80
Game Over Online May 16, 2003 75 out of 100 75
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Jul, 2003 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
IGN Mar 31, 2003 7 out of 10 70
Withingames Jul 17, 2003 3 out of 5 60
GameSpy Apr 05, 2003 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40

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Trivia

German version

In the German version, all blood and gore effects were removed.

Red Dawn

On March 20, 2005, an official add-on titled Red Dawn was released for free. It was first included with the April issue of PC Gamer UK and later made available online. The expansion offers a new Vietcong cooperative campaign, new multiplayer maps, one new single player mission (Rice Fields), AI bots for the multiplayer mode and new theme music.

Awards

  • Computer Games Magazine
    • March 2004 - #8 Game of the Year 2003
  • GameSpy
    • 2003 – Most Underrated PC Game of the Year
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MAT (74217) added Vietcong (Windows) on Jun 30, 2003