Battlefield Vietnam PC

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  • Summary: The Battlefield franchise enters a new era equipped with more firepower, modernized weaponry and vehicles, and a deeper infantry experience from the jungles to the beaches of Vietnam. From villages on the Ho Chi Minh Trail to the city streets of Hue, wage modern warfare as the United StatesThe Battlefield franchise enters a new era equipped with more firepower, modernized weaponry and vehicles, and a deeper infantry experience from the jungles to the beaches of Vietnam. From villages on the Ho Chi Minh Trail to the city streets of Hue, wage modern warfare as the United States or North Vietnamese Army (NVA). Select from a variety of characters within the different soldier classes as you command powerful new vehicles including the UH-1 Huey helicopter, the M551 Sheridan tank, and the F-4 Phantom fighter jet on the U.S. side and the Russian-made T-54 tank, the MIG-21, and Mi-8 multipurpose helicopter on the NVA side. Go to war in new dramatic battle scenarios including leading a squadron of Huey helicopters in an all-out attack on an enemy compound, executing an ambush of enemy soldiers from dense foliage, captaining a PT boat through a dangerous jungle river passage, and more. Grab your M-16, ready the Napalm and prepare to enter some of the fiercest battles of the Vietnam War. [Electronic Arts] Expand
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  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. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. What I personally would've liked to have seen from DICE is even more creativity in terms of map design, game modes and player classes.
  5. The only truly outstanding aspect of the game is the scope and ambition of the game, which it pulls off just as competently as it's predecessor. It's close resemblance to the original works both for it and against it.
  6. Edge Magazine
    80
    Vietnam is not about skill or proving your worth. It's about taking part in recreations of famous battles, crawling on your belly, loving every minute. And when it works, nothing can touch it. [Apr 2004, p.103]
  7. Unplayable is the best word to describe this debacle.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 48
  2. Negative: 10 out of 48
  1. NhatT.
    Mar 19, 2004
    10
    This game is awesome! I love the whole BF 1942 series, I have played desert combat and secret weapons and loved them all. I've always This game is awesome! I love the whole BF 1942 series, I have played desert combat and secret weapons and loved them all. I've always wanted to play a vietnam version of Battlefield, I never got the chance to try out Eve of Destruction and now I dont need to because I have BFV. It's just awsome. It was pretty much every thing I was looking for. If anybody is a Battlefield fan this is a must have. Don't listen to the critics they get paid to say things listen to the fans cause' we now what's best! Expand
  2. CHRISTOPHERH.
    Mar 23, 2004
    10
    Here's the deal don't listen to the kids who cant play with trees in the way. Gameplay has changed for the better. You have to be Here's the deal don't listen to the kids who cant play with trees in the way. Gameplay has changed for the better. You have to be sneaky now. And it is more fun once you get the hang of it. I guess its a little too much for the kids who play. lol. Buy it trust me. Expand
  3. Benjamin
    Jun 30, 2005
    10
    Excellent game. Different than 1942 but still amazing.
  4. Apr 3, 2013
    8
    This is the 1st BF game that I really enjoyed with really nice graphics and awesome sound track that had you flying over the paddyfieldsThis is the 1st BF game that I really enjoyed with really nice graphics and awesome sound track that had you flying over the paddyfields killing and singing tunes lol loads of fun had. Expand
  5. Blaez
    May 10, 2004
    7
    Whilst my system easily ran this game easily. I found myself shutting it down and going back to 1942. The density of the graphics combined Whilst my system easily ran this game easily. I found myself shutting it down and going back to 1942. The density of the graphics combined being more or less limited to muddy, easily sniped, pathways was just too frustrating to contend with. Technically it is a step above 1942, but you dont get a chance to enjoy any of it. You will spend 80% your time looking for an enemy, only to be killed by someone you never saw crawling around in the shrubs. Realistic perhaps, but then, theres a level of realism that just isnt fun - which is what a -game- is about. The whole asphyxiating atmosphere the maps give is not conducive to fast paced strategic battle but slower, attrition based battle. Aircraft again, are un-usable, you have more fun just flying around than actually attempting any combat with them. If your after the definitive shooter with vehicles, UT2K4. Expand
  6. PeterB.
    Jul 17, 2007
    5
    A mediocre follow-up to one of the best FPS games ever made.
  7. Thisfourmbite
    Jun 4, 2004
    0
    Still has lame BF physics which the pathetic stunt modders and fanboys cant get enough of. Dues Ex 2 had legs bugs than this. get a realStill has lame BF physics which the pathetic stunt modders and fanboys cant get enough of. Dues Ex 2 had legs bugs than this. get a real Vietnam experirence and play Vietcong. Expand

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