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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.

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Shellshock: Nam '67 Xbox Files and items dropped from dead V.C will earn you chits
Shellshock: Nam '67 Windows The interrogations are rather brutal.
Shellshock: Nam '67 Windows Pistol against Vietcong group?
Shellshock: Nam '67 Xbox Medic kits are used to restore your health

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. Xbox bobthewookiee (62)
The closest to a Full Metal Jacket game. PlayStation 2 Big John WV (27242)

Critic Reviews

Worth Playing Xbox Oct 10, 2004 7.4 out of 10 74
Gamer 2.0 Windows Oct 11, 2004 6.2 out of 10 62
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Windows Sep 21, 2004 62 out of 100 62
Eurogamer.net (UK) PlayStation 2 Sep 08, 2004 6 out of 10 60
ActionTrip Windows Sep 15, 2004 56 out of 100 56
Jeuxvideo.com PlayStation 2 Sep 06, 2004 11 out of 20 55
GameSpot Xbox Sep 16, 2004 5.4 out of 10 54
GameSpot Windows Sep 16, 2004 5.4 out of 10 54
Gaming Target Xbox Jan 04, 2005 4.6 out of 10 46
Withingames PlayStation 2 Oct 09, 2004 1 out of 5 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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