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  1. Aug 24, 2013
    8
    Not perfect, but it better than BC2, really better! When i playing this game, i can feel the true battlefield game spirit. But one minus not so much weapon choices... i want it like a Battlefield Vietnam, to sniff the napalm smell..
  2. Jul 2, 2013
    10
    Being a fan of original "Vietnam" it is difficult not to like this addition. Yes, some very good maps were not remade to the new engine. But still this DLC has updated versions of maps that not only give that nostalgic feeling but also provide tens of hours of unforgettable gameplay. Additions to the maps and extra weapons are well balanced. Vehicles control is smooth and lets a constantBeing a fan of original "Vietnam" it is difficult not to like this addition. Yes, some very good maps were not remade to the new engine. But still this DLC has updated versions of maps that not only give that nostalgic feeling but also provide tens of hours of unforgettable gameplay. Additions to the maps and extra weapons are well balanced. Vehicles control is smooth and lets a constant player of 'Bad Company 2' or a 'Vietnam' veteran get into a game without difficulty.
    A hope for another such addition to Vietnam period on a newer engine never leaves my heart. And if it happens, my wallet will support EA again!
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  3. Nov 12, 2011
    10
    Great game. Felt like being in the jungle. Accoustic and light effects are very realistic. Dice again has don a very good job and this add-on to bad Company 2 is clearly a Must-have!
  4. Nov 1, 2011
    9
    This is War! The best multiplayer FPS war experience to date. I only gave it a nine because i wish they added some single player to the dlc. Overall this game rocks! You will not be sorry.
  5. Sep 21, 2011
    8
    Big improvement in a lot of aspects of BFBC2. Assault Rifles now have better range to balance snipers, + the maps are better designed so Wookies can't just sit up on a hill and pick people off. Worthless non-contributing wookies are doing their best to ruin BFBC2 vanilla.
    -Loses a point for lack of maps... and one is really small nade fest. But if you were score this off of the 3 maps, it
    Big improvement in a lot of aspects of BFBC2. Assault Rifles now have better range to balance snipers, + the maps are better designed so Wookies can't just sit up on a hill and pick people off. Worthless non-contributing wookies are doing their best to ruin BFBC2 vanilla.
    -Loses a point for lack of maps... and one is really small nade fest. But if you were score this off of the 3 maps, it would be 10/10. Ok buy for $10. Wish more people played it compared to vanilla, but thats the case with any DLC. A lot of people just don't bother.
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  6. Sep 19, 2011
    4
    Compared to BFBC2... it's a pile of **** Four(4!) maps, few vehicles and american soldiers with AK-47s... yeah... Worst thing is that maps are grenadefests (only one, a village map is very good). They don't make use of destruction mechanism at all, and Vietnam is just utterly boring. Can't recommend, sorry DICE, next time try harder.

    Also, instead of retarded future conflict in BC2, you
    Compared to BFBC2... it's a pile of **** Four(4!) maps, few vehicles and american soldiers with AK-47s... yeah... Worst thing is that maps are grenadefests (only one, a village map is very good). They don't make use of destruction mechanism at all, and Vietnam is just utterly boring. Can't recommend, sorry DICE, next time try harder.

    Also, instead of retarded future conflict in BC2, you should have made a single player about vietnam. That'd be awesome. But no, you have to compete with Call of Duty. meh.
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  7. Aug 21, 2011
    10
    Battelfield: Bad Company 2 Vietnam is quite possibly the best multiplayer FPS of 2010 and credit must be given to DICE for creating this as well as all of the other maps for Bad Company 2 and the Medal of Honor multiplayer. The visuals and the sounds are second to none and the weapons are all re-balanced taking away the scopes from medics. The look of the weapons and the 60s musicBattelfield: Bad Company 2 Vietnam is quite possibly the best multiplayer FPS of 2010 and credit must be given to DICE for creating this as well as all of the other maps for Bad Company 2 and the Medal of Honor multiplayer. The visuals and the sounds are second to none and the weapons are all re-balanced taking away the scopes from medics. The look of the weapons and the 60s music completes the atmosphere of Vietnam Expand
  8. Jul 24, 2011
    7
    The game is fairly well done overall, however it is nothing more than a re-release of "Battlefield: Vietnam" as it is the same game with updated graphcis and destructible buildings and unfortunately feels like not much more than a skins mod for the original Bad Company 2. The maps are well thought out, the combat is fast paced but still well balanced, e.g. a sniper isn't penalised forThe game is fairly well done overall, however it is nothing more than a re-release of "Battlefield: Vietnam" as it is the same game with updated graphcis and destructible buildings and unfortunately feels like not much more than a skins mod for the original Bad Company 2. The maps are well thought out, the combat is fast paced but still well balanced, e.g. a sniper isn't penalised for being sneaky/camping, the assault class isn't easily picked off by snipers, etc. The only gripe I have with the game engine is the helicopter, as yet again with the battlefield series, it lacks realism, its not hard to keep in the air (minus the fact that people will be shooting at you), it is however hard to be deadly on a long term basis. After playing a few team games I saw the helicopter as nothing more than a diversion for the enemy on the ground to be unnecessarily worried about and shoot at while the rest of your teammates on the ground sneak past/knock them off. Sad to say that the "Desert Combat" MOD for the original "Battlefield: 1942" was the last in the Battlefield series to have a realistic approach to the helicopters, they took time to tame, but were absolutely lethal in the hands of a veteran. All in all Vietnam is worth a purchase....if it's on sale...maybe....if you're in the mood, but in all seriousness don't expect anything more than the original "Battlefield: Vietnam". Expand
  9. Jun 17, 2011
    9
    Vietnam has an intense atmosphere with beautiful maps, vehicles and weapons. The maps are very sniper friendly, so expect to have some trouble with pushing forward, the maps are also quite linear, since you get a warning really quickly if you try to move outside of the main combat area, so there are no ways to flank/ambush. The music is also a huge plus! It's a game inside a game!
  10. Jun 3, 2011
    9
    I thine BC2 Vietnam is more like MOH,no Battlefield.So i can't make the full score! But it's a good as a DLC with 5 maps,new weapons and army.


    At end, i only can said,BF3 is the king, BC2V is a case...
  11. May 13, 2011
    9
    Did you like Bad Company 2? Expect Vietnam to BLOW YOU AWAY! The maps are unlike anything you have ever seen in your life, the weapons are powerful and beautiful, and the new up-close-and-personal gamestyle works so amazingly well you'd think that was how it was meant to be played. When you compare this diamond of a DLC's $15 price tag to that of other competing games with a $15 DLC, thereDid you like Bad Company 2? Expect Vietnam to BLOW YOU AWAY! The maps are unlike anything you have ever seen in your life, the weapons are powerful and beautiful, and the new up-close-and-personal gamestyle works so amazingly well you'd think that was how it was meant to be played. When you compare this diamond of a DLC's $15 price tag to that of other competing games with a $15 DLC, there is no room for argument. Bad Company 2 Vietnam belongs in every shooter's collection. Expand
  12. May 1, 2011
    8
    Very good fun. Gameplay is awesome, graphics are amazing though very unbalanced in system requirements. Single player is fun but way too short!
  13. Apr 21, 2011
    9
    The best FPS even now over a year after release, add the vietnam package and you have the most complete warfare shooter on the market bar none, forget the COD series with thier weak promises of ultra battle kill major **** this is the real deal. Fantastic multi, Fantastic solo, Dx11 graphics that actually look Dx11 grade...
  14. Mar 31, 2011
    1
    No prone? No lean? Innacurate weapons. Slow and annoying weaponms unlocking. Inneficient armored vehicles. Empty a whole magazine at an enemy point blank only to get killed by the same enemy with a pistol. WTF?!!
  15. Mar 19, 2011
    8
    Vietnam for Bad Company 2 is a nice change from the standard combat of BC2 and a refreshing breath from the last Vietnam attempt with Battlefield : Vietnam. The levels feel really well populated in terms of how they were made. Comparatively, most BC2 maps have open areas with some buildings placed for strategic battles, however in BC2:V they're meant to be more true to the geography.Vietnam for Bad Company 2 is a nice change from the standard combat of BC2 and a refreshing breath from the last Vietnam attempt with Battlefield : Vietnam. The levels feel really well populated in terms of how they were made. Comparatively, most BC2 maps have open areas with some buildings placed for strategic battles, however in BC2:V they're meant to be more true to the geography. However, there aren't many people playing so some may have issues actually finding a server they want to play on but personally I hadn't had this issue and have a lot of fun playing this expansion. Expand
  16. Mar 17, 2011
    9
    This is what gamers should get for a $15 DLC. All new maps, all new weapons, all new vehicles. The best thing about Vietnam is that it does actually play differently than the main game. Firefights are much more focused and intense, and the change of scenery is incredibly well done. Considering how weak Bad Company 2's story was, the Vietnam expansion is almost an entirely new game. TheThis is what gamers should get for a $15 DLC. All new maps, all new weapons, all new vehicles. The best thing about Vietnam is that it does actually play differently than the main game. Firefights are much more focused and intense, and the change of scenery is incredibly well done. Considering how weak Bad Company 2's story was, the Vietnam expansion is almost an entirely new game. The only downside here is the relatively small number of maps - although Vietnam, like its parent Bad Company 2, has large enough maps to keep it feeling fresh and exciting. Expand
  17. tmh
    Mar 16, 2011
    7
    While some of the problems of BC2 still exist in 'nam, the one big thing - the hit registry - is significantly better. I'm not personally a fan of DICE's all-out abuse of colour correction, but the maps feel very atmospheric and vietnam-esque. There are some problems with 'nam that have just been ignored by DICE, but it's playable.
  18. Mar 15, 2011
    6
    It's fun for a while but gets boring too soon. 5 maps only and no destructible buildings. New guns and vehicles with music from the 60's playing on the radio. Positions of the flags on Conquest mode aren't well balanced. Haven't also seen this much of basekilling on any other battlefield game or expansion.
  19. Mar 8, 2011
    9
    THIS is an expansion pack. $15 for 5 maps, Credence,and Vietnam flavor of weapons. Don't buy the Onslaught Mode, no one plays it, learn from my mistake but this expansion adds a nice change of scenery. It gives you something new although I feel the maps were best suited for Conquest Modes and not Rush. Close quarters in foxholes using flame throwers is entertaining but the lack of someTHIS is an expansion pack. $15 for 5 maps, Credence,and Vietnam flavor of weapons. Don't buy the Onslaught Mode, no one plays it, learn from my mistake but this expansion adds a nice change of scenery. It gives you something new although I feel the maps were best suited for Conquest Modes and not Rush. Close quarters in foxholes using flame throwers is entertaining but the lack of some items (sniper class has no tracking beacon as in BCBF2) but overall is a worthy addition to hardcore BC fans. Expand
  20. Mar 7, 2011
    5
    After the golden Bad Company 2, Vietnam disappoints somewhat. Had this been released earlier, perhaps I would have found it more exciting, but after 400+ hours in BC2, this just didn't feel interesting enough or balanced enough for me to enjoy.
  21. Mar 5, 2011
    10
    This DLC shouldn't be considered an add-on, it should be considered a whole new game. Vietnam takes the team-work based fun from the standard game and fuses it with its all new atmosphere. The DLC looks quite amazing and the world and first person models look fantastic. Along with this DLC you get a number of new maps. Along these new features includes commentary taken from real life newsThis DLC shouldn't be considered an add-on, it should be considered a whole new game. Vietnam takes the team-work based fun from the standard game and fuses it with its all new atmosphere. The DLC looks quite amazing and the world and first person models look fantastic. Along with this DLC you get a number of new maps. Along these new features includes commentary taken from real life news broad casters and soldiers. Over all, this add-on is basically having a sort of sequel to the original Battle Field; Vietnam, but with updated sounds, tracks, voices, and most of all, looks. i highly recommend buying this. Expand
  22. Feb 27, 2011
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Best FPS on PC right now! Amazingly beautiful graphics, amazing sound pompous and game-control shine. Battlefield badcompany 2 is a game that must be purchased by all gaming fanatics! Expand
  23. Feb 19, 2011
    10
    fun as hell **** cod forever 15$ for 15 new guns 4 new maps and 8 new vehicles and at the same time new soundtrack or for cod 15$ 4 **** maps and 1 new zombie map get this **** activision.
  24. Feb 5, 2011
    5
    Always been a fan of BF games. Even the "original" BF Vietnam was great. This expansion has to be the worst one to date. Who cares about the 40 60's music tracks when you only hear one song for about half a minute. Characters look stupid. That one Vietnamese troop with the eye patch.... c'mon. Weapons suck as well... not many to choose from. Very sad expansion.. Can't wait for BF3!
  25. Jan 24, 2011
    8
    Muchas horas de vicio garantizadas, desde luego cuando el tema de las expansiones se lleva bien y se trabaja da gusto ponerle las manos encima a 5600 DPI y un buen piloto al volante.
    En fin totalmente recomendado para alargar aun mas las partidas hasta la salida del 3.
  26. Jan 22, 2011
    10
    Really like Battlefield games from EA Games. Vietnam is one of the best. Nice music, nice map. All good. Well done! It is a good idea to improve old games and getting them better and better. Good approach.
  27. CBZ
    Jan 18, 2011
    9
    PROS
    Im a big fan of all Battlefield series and this one has not disappointed me. It is a fresh change to BC2, with new well made environments.
    Gameplay is exactly like BC2 but the lack of scopes in most weapons makes combat distances shorter.
    CONS
    Only five maps and not much choice of weapons and vehicles as opposed to BF Vietnam.
    Hopefully they'll make more than the 5 existing maps.
  28. Jan 17, 2011
    7
    I'm rather shocked at how so many reviews completely ignore many of the issues that plague this DLC. Perhaps it's blind fanboyism at work since Bad Company 2 is indeed a great game. The atmosphere in the game is very nice and the new Huey helicopters are good fun and most of the texture work, models, and sounds are great. The maps generally look nice but could use some tweaking for aI'm rather shocked at how so many reviews completely ignore many of the issues that plague this DLC. Perhaps it's blind fanboyism at work since Bad Company 2 is indeed a great game. The atmosphere in the game is very nice and the new Huey helicopters are good fun and most of the texture work, models, and sounds are great. The maps generally look nice but could use some tweaking for a better balance not that original BC2 had all perfectly balanced maps (a couple are quite bad balance wise), but overall the Vietnam maps aren't a con. The real issue is the tweaks they've made to the general gameplay/balance of the game. The balance just feels awkward, it's similar to a middle ground between normal and hardcore mode in regular Bad Company 2 damage wise; this doesn't sound too bad (maybe even good) but it's the weapon accuracy that makes it a problem. For some reason all the weapons in this DLC are ridiculously accurate which is rather problematic in an open game where enemies and allies drop so fast from a couple bullets especially in rush. The MAC10 is literally more accurate than most of guns in BC2 which just seems wrong and the recoil is almost non-existent. The machineguns are more accurate than the assault rifles which also seems odd. I don't mind accurate weapons typically, but why are almost all the weapons in this DLC more accurate than any of their modern counter-parts? Regardless of the reasoning it doesn't work well for the gameplay and ends in far more frustration than the enjoyable moments that original Bad Company 2 readily supplies. If you do in fact enjoy extremely accurate weaponry and don't mind getting randomly killed from across the map with an automatic pistol then this shouldn't be an issue but for me personally it is. Tanks are much less useful which is acceptable considering the Vietnam terrain isn't suited for armored combat but the helicopters are much more potent than in the original, which is nice because I thought the air support was far under played and it's one of the welcomed changes. On a last note the flamethrower is very weak overall due to it's extremely short range and that is indeed rather disappointing (I've even been knifed while durrrflaming someone in the face with it). All said and done with balancing tweaking I think the DLC could be at least equivalent of the original game in quality but for now it's sub-par. I only recommend this DLC if either what was said above sounds fine to you or if you're a hardcore BC2 fan and need another injection. Expand
  29. Jan 16, 2011
    10
    Gameplay: Imagine Bad Company 2, but in Vietnam. The maps are designed to perfection. The intense firefights you got thrown into in Bad Company 2 are still there. The destruction and explosions of Bad Company are still there. The only thing is that there aren't very many weapon choices, 3 guns each class, maybe 4.

    Visuals: Very accurate portrayals of characters and vehicles of
    Gameplay: Imagine Bad Company 2, but in Vietnam. The maps are designed to perfection. The intense firefights you got thrown into in Bad Company 2 are still there. The destruction and explosions of Bad Company are still there. The only thing is that there aren't very many weapon choices, 3 guns each class, maybe 4.

    Visuals: Very accurate portrayals of characters and vehicles of the Vietnam era. The maps are very realistic looking, from lush jungles to open rice fields to napalm-scorched hillsides. Awesome atmosphere.

    Sound:
    Perfect. This expansion added something that I miss from the orininal Bad Company: radio stations in vehicles. The music from them is awesome and accurate to the era. Unlike titles like MW2, the gun sounds and explosion sounds are actually realistic. The people sound realistic when they're cussin at you in American or Vietnamese. Very realistic sound.

    Overall:
    Great. Thats it. Almost perfect. Get it. It's worth it.
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  30. Jan 15, 2011
    5
    Horrible, just horrible.
    -Cons
    /Almost every Rush map is imbalanced. Currently Rush is unplayable due to imbalance issues. /Pathetic selection of guns, compared to BC2 there are about 1/3 the guns
    /Currently even in Rush you will be lucky to get 1 vehicle per team. Most of the games plays out pure infantry with people jumping in vehicles occasionally when theyâ
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Generally favorable reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 18
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 18
  3. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. Mar 21, 2011
    90
    A DLC that changes everything. A new addiction. [Feb 2011, p.76]
  2. Feb 22, 2011
    81
    Visceral game changer that provides almost too much bang for 15.8591 bucks. No innovations that further the title, though. [Mar 2011, p.104]
  3. Feb 11, 2011
    80
    An essential purchase for every true Battlefield fan. [Feb 2011, p.55]