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Perspective
Gameplay
Interface
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Narrative
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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 not 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 Its also gonna be hell to clear the V.C out of this fort!
Shellshock: Nam '67 Xbox Shellshocks title screen
Shellshock: Nam '67 Xbox After a mission you will be presented with a Debriefing screen
Shellshock: Nam '67 Windows Your invincible team mates

Promo Images

Shellshock: Nam '67 Screenshot
Shellshock: Nam '67 Render
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. Xbox bobthewookiee (62)
The closest to a Full Metal Jacket game. PlayStation 2 Big John WV (27236)

Critic Reviews

Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Aug 31, 2004 72 out of 100 72
PGNx Media PlayStation 2 Oct 08, 2004 6.9 out of 10 69
Gaming Target PlayStation 2 Oct 18, 2004 6.3 out of 10 63
X-Power Xbox Oct 12, 2004 6 out of 10 60
Game industry News (GiN) Windows Nov 24, 2004 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
GameSpot PlayStation 2 Sep 16, 2004 5.4 out of 10 54
Joystick (French) Windows Sep, 2004 5 out of 10 50
Jeuxvideo.com Windows Sep 03, 2004 10 out of 20 50
GameSpy Windows Oct 04, 2004 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
GotNext PlayStation 2 Dec 03, 2004 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40

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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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