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Vietcong: Purple Haze is a compilation pack that bundles the original Vietcong game alongside its expansion pack Vietcong: Fist Alpha. For the PlayStation 2 and Xbox version this is the first and only release of the game; the individual game and its expansion were not available separately.

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Vietcong: Purple Haze Xbox These types of trap are particularly nasty.
Vietcong: Purple Haze Xbox Freeing hostages is part of some levels.
Vietcong: Purple Haze Xbox The chopper is the only way in and out of the jungle on some levels.
Vietcong: Purple Haze Xbox Always blow up V.C creches when you find them.

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Worth Playing Oct 18, 2004 8.5 out of 10 85
Console Obsession May 31, 2010 8 out of 10 80
X-Power Oct 29, 2004 7 out of 10 70
Next Level Gaming Sep 28, 2004 68 out of 100 68
Extreme Gamer Sep 30, 2004 6.5 out of 10 65
GameSpy Sep 27, 2004 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
IGN Sep 17, 2004 5.5 out of 10 55
GameSpot Sep 20, 2004 5.3 out of 10 53
Xbox Gazette Oct 14, 2004 45 out of 100 45
Gamekult Oct 19, 2004 4 out of 10 40

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Trivia

When the PlayStation 2 version of Purple Haze was released in the UK, the advertisements included a quote from the Official PlayStation 2 Magazine, "Napalm never smelt this good". Following several complaints, these ads were banned by the Advertising Standards Authority on the basis that they were "likely to cause serious or widespread offence".

Despite some additional complaints that the entire advertisement glorified war and violence, the ASA only prohibited the use of the napalm line which Take 2 apologized for and removed from subsequent ads.

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Paul Sinnett (497) added Vietcong: Purple Haze (Xbox) on Oct 29, 2004
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