Vietcong (Windows)

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Written by  :  Charlie Kinloch (4)
Written on  :  Jan 31, 2004
Rating  :  3.86 Stars3.86 Stars3.86 Stars3.86 Stars3.86 Stars

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The finest on-line multiplayer EVER!!!

The Good

This game has a good, taxing singleplayer campaign, which is absorbing, and tough on the harder difficulties (I defy anyone to complete it on vietnam mode!) The graphics and atmosphere are stunning, and the weapons are by far the most realistic ever in a game: Pterodon actually fired the weapons, modelled them and recorded the sound from the real thing, they even had a ballistics expert to perfect the weapons behaviour. Apart from this, it is the best multiplayer FPS I have ever played. It simply demolishes games like CS or DOD and was the FIRST Vietnam war FPS to come out. The 60's musical score is perfect too!

The Bad

The singleplayer campaign was less exciting than the multiplayer, but still challenging and rewarding. Maybe too easy when played on "easy" level (to be expected really)

The Bottom Line

The singleplayer is a fight for survival in varied hostile environs, from muddy swamps, to paddy fields, to the famous VC tunnels. You and a team of SF soldiers have to make your way through missions which vary from routine patrols, to horrendous close up battles in the jungle. The action swaps from fast paced firefights, to stealthy patrols. The multiplayer is a very well supported, and well devised game. There are lots of game types, and plenty of stunnning maps. Pterodon have been good about patches/maps and the new fist alpha update, and I think it is a game that will run and run - go get a copy!