Generally favorable reviews - based on 48 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 45 out of 48
  2. Negative: 0 out of 48
  1. 100
    The superior force in online warfare and a real candidate for PC Game of the Year. If you’re fed up with Flak Cannons and Rail Guns, enlist with this platoon. Posthaste, soldier!
  2. What really makes this game such a blast to play is the developers' understanding the importance of vehicles and aircraft in the Vietnam War.
  3. It is practically the same thing, just louder, bigger and better.
  4. All the hardware that makes modern warfare hell is here, and from the moment you see the enemy hightail it at th efirst sound of your F-4 Phantom's engines, you'll know why every FPS - be it set in the future or that fabled galaxy far, far away - is out to imitate the Battlefield formula. [May 2004, p.89]
  5. All the new weapons, aircraft, and landside vehicles fit the time period and are well equipped for battle. The addition of helicopters really expands on the tactics and the way battles are fought.
  6. Just an utterly fantastic multiplayer shooter, and while it doesn't replace "Battlefield 1942," it's a perfect complement. [June 2004, p.64]
  7. Battlefield Vietnam lets you use everything you've got, from your shooting skills to your strategy acumen. It's very engaging and easily one of the best Vietnam war games ever created.
  8. A must buy if you’re a fan of the series. It will be appreciated more by players old enough to remember the Vietnam Conflict and the 60’s, or gamers who have studied it and can groove to the vibes.
  9. "Unreal Tournament 2004" might be the superior product, but Battlefield Vietnam is the better game. [June 2004, p.73]
  10. Like its older brothers, BF Vietnam, though based on real battles and real places, doesn’t focus so much on the gritty realism as on the “excitement factor” of war.
  11. As if intentionally trying to be the best it could be, Battlefield: Vietnam has possibly the greatest musical score known to game-kind.
  12. 88
    The only missing element is a massive hippie protest back home. [Mar 2004, p.39]
  13. Where Vietnam easily makes the most improvement, however, is in its visuals. Boasting a much more powerful rendering engine, the environments of Vietnam come alive.
  14. Battlefield Vietnam's added depth, new content, and improved visuals and audio should make it practically a must-have for any fan of this sub-genre.
  15. DICE has done enough to justify the status of sequel rather than expansion pack. It looks great, sounds funky and plays superbly. [PC Zone]
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 109 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 46
  2. Negative: 10 out of 46
  1. Benjamin
    Jun 30, 2005
    Excellent game. Different than 1942 but still amazing.
  2. RichardL.
    Apr 9, 2005
    Horrible game. The jungle scenery loses the appeal of the wide-open spaces present in Bf1942. Bug-tastic and unpopular online. Definitely Horrible game. The jungle scenery loses the appeal of the wide-open spaces present in Bf1942. Bug-tastic and unpopular online. Definitely wait until BF2 is out. Full Review »
  3. Henrik
    Mar 20, 2004
    Worthless piece of lagging sh.t.