DescriptionThis 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.
- "Вьетконг" -- Russian spelling
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|A criminally overlooked classic. One of the best PC shooters ever.||Jim Newland (60)|
|The finest on-line multiplayer EVER!!!||Charlie Kinloch (4)|
|Makes a change from WW2||sbikerbud (10)||unrated|
|Very disappointing||Grov (667)|
|Armchair Empire, The||Jun 29, 2003||8.5 out of 10||85|
|4Players.de||Apr 08, 2003||82 out of 100||82|
|GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands)||May 27, 2003||81 out of 100||81|
|Game.EXE||May, 2003||4 out of 5||80|
|GameSpot||Apr 02, 2003||7.9 out of 10||79|
|Gamesmania.de||Apr 17, 2003||78 out of 100||78|
|ActionTrip||Apr 03, 2003||72 out of 100||72|
|Rebell.at Games||May 12, 2003||7 out of 10||70|
|Eurogamer.net (UK)||Apr 30, 2003||7 out of 10||70|
|GameSpy||Apr 05, 2003||40|
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German versionIn the German version, all blood and gore effects were removed.
Red DawnOn 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.
- Computer Games Magazine
- March 2004 - #8 Game of the Year 2003
- 2003 – Most Underrated PC Game of the Year