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  • Summary: Conflict: Vietnam follows the progress of four US soldiers, Ragman, Junior, Hoss and Cherry, cut off from their unit during the 1968 Tet Offensive and tasked with fighting their way back to friendly lines. A third person shooter where the player takes full control of all four squad members, Conflict: Vietnam does not set out to depict the course of the war; instead we witness four men struggling for survival in the hostile Vietnam jungle against a ruthless terrain and seemingly ever-present "invisible" enemy. With 14 missions spanning a variety of environments you must lead your squad down Vietnamese rivers manning the guns on a heavily armoured river boat, into local villages (with friendly and non-friendly fire) to rescue hostages, through ruined temples and the claustrophobic jungle and into the ancient Vietnamese capital of Hue. Armed with an array of heavy artillery your squad must also use make use of transportation abandoned by the Viet-Cong or discarded by captured US troops such as tanks, boats and helicopters, in addition to any surplus weaponry you acquire including gun placements and two-manned mortar sites. Lastly, and by no means least, keep a watchful eye out for the Viet-Cong booby traps, from grenade trip wires and water mines to the punji stake pit trap and the "Bouncing Betty" anti-personnel mine. [SCi Games] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 18
  2. Negative: 4 out of 18
  1. SCi have done a marvellous job with the high detail, which comes across well in both the audio and visuals. In fact it's so detailed that it feels real.
  2. There are some great elements and firefight sequences in Conflict: Vietnam but you just don't see them enough. And when you do, it's sometimes offset by other factors that ultimately mire Conflict: Vietnam's better traits into gameplay quagmire. Instead of an exciting battle, you find yourself slogging through the game.
  3. Just another game MIA in the jungles of Vietnam. It's adventure, but just not adventurous enough.
  4. Squeezing the Desert Storm games into the currently fashionable Vietnam setting was a mistake. Open landscapes are replaced by claustrophobic jungle, eliminating tactical freedom. Players edge along narrow paths, progressing from one firefight to the next.
  5. The pacing, thanks to a combination of necessary haste and the weakness of your divided squad members, feels more akin to a corridor shooter; there's a constant sensation of feeling harried and hemmed in. [Oct 2004, p.107]
  6. The controls can be semiclunky, both for issuing orders and for things like manual aiming. [Jan 2005, p.98]
  7. 30
    The looseness of Conflict: Vietnam, from the lack of comfortable and immediate controls to the boring progression of the game, just doesn't cut it. While the idea of squad-driven combat set in the tense, emotionally-charged setting of Vietnam has potential, Conflict: Vietnam falls short in execution.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 2 out of 6
  1. HossM.
    Feb 18, 2006
    10
    This game has a realistic feel to it and awesome music too ! I bought my game for $17 and for this games price you can't go wrong. A must have for any hardcore vietnam war game fan. Expand
  2. MichaelD.
    Jan 12, 2005
    10
    Tite!
  3. JohnM.
    Jan 12, 2005
    10
    Excellent game.
  4. Jun 13, 2014
    7
    Vietnam a very fun competent corridor cover shooter game that handled squad based combat rather well and quite fluidly. Better than anything the Arma series has to offer but not quite as good as GRAW series in its heyday. Revisiting an old much loved series "Conflict" is still as memorable and fun as it ever was. Expand
  5. HFI.
    Oct 4, 2004
    3
    Good soundtrack High on graphics. Very low on fun and playability/ This game looks good but you wont stay long enough to find out. It plays horribly, and the command scheme is very very frustrating. dont buy it. it's a waste of money !! HF Expand
  6. JohnS.
    Mar 1, 2005
    0
    Those controls. Are they kidding?