Shellshock: Nam '67 (Xbox)

Mature
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Genre
Perspective
Gameplay
Interface
Setting
Narrative
59
Critic Score
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.6
User Score
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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 Xbox Sometimes booby traps are unavoidable (as this guy found out!)
Shellshock: Nam '67 Xbox It looks like the V.C hang their prisoners!
Shellshock: Nam '67 Xbox Some parts of the jungle are quite thick offering lots of cover
Shellshock: Nam '67 Xbox You can also use your chits for other things!

Promo Images

Shellshock: Nam '67 Screenshot
Shellshock: Nam '67 Screenshot
Shellshock: Nam '67 Screenshot
Shellshock: Nam '67 Screenshot

Alternate Titles

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

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User Reviews

An alright game, but has too many shortcomings. bobthewookiee (62) 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars

Critic Reviews

Worth Playing Oct 10, 2004 7.4 out of 10 74
Kombo.com Sep 23, 2004 6.2 out of 10 62
Game Chronicles Oct 29, 2004 6.2 out of 10 62
Game Informer Magazine Oct, 2004 6 out of 10 60
IGN Sep 20, 2004 5.8 out of 10 58
Game Freaks 365 2004 5.7 out of 10 57
Jeuxvideo.com Sep 06, 2004 11 out of 20 55
Game Over Online Oct 19, 2004 55 out of 100 55
GameSpot Sep 16, 2004 5.4 out of 10 54
Gaming Target Jan 04, 2005 4.6 out of 10 46

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Trivia

On September 18, 2004, Shellshock: Nam '67 (Windows) was put on the infamous German index by the BPjM. The PS2 version followed November 30, 2004 (in addition on that day, the indexing of the Windows version was confirmed). And since June 30, 2005, with the addition of the Xbox version, all three platforms are on the index.

For more information about what this means and to see a list of games sharing the same fate, take a look here: BPjS/BPjM indexed games.

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Sciere (505904) added Shellshock: Nam '67 (Xbox) on Aug 31, 2004
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