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  • Summary: First Alpha is the official expansion pack to Vietcong. Introducing an array of new characters, weapons and aircraft along with new single and mulit-play missions. "First Alpha" - your US Special Forces team are in the 'Nam facing the deadliest of enemies encountered on any battlefield - the Vietgong. Introducing Warren Douglas SFC and Ngueyn Nham joining First Alpha and appearing alongside five members of the original Special Forces unit. Original Vietcong game required to play. [Gathering of Developers] Expand
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  1. Though the Vietcong engine is beginning to show its age, it can more than hold its own with the other realistic wartime shooters it currently shares rack space with.
  2. Vietcong: Fist Alpha is a tough expansion pack that's going to frustrate the hell out of many players, even with its many virtues.
  3. 77
    There's really no way of getting around it. Vietcong and the expansion offer a type of gameplay in a shooter that you can't really find in any other setting.
  4. This is a damn good shooter which offers lots of action and options including an engaging single-player mode and an online multi-player game with several modes to choose from.
  5. Shows signs of brilliance, but STILL lacks that finishing touch that would make it very good or excellent even...I felt like I wanted to play on, but only barely after I've ran into some serious frame rate issues and AI glitches.
  6. Tweaks to the multiplayer modes are welcome, but are hardly enough to turn it into a world-beater. A bigger cause for celebration is that I didn't come across any of those diabolically awful tunnels that plagued the full game.
  7. Vietcong and its expansion pack ultimately succeed in providing an approximation of the horrors of jungle warfare. The shit-scared feeling of imminent death is translated as well as anyone has managed to date, although perhaps for many FPS fans this might not equate to a fun gaming experience.

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  1. JanK.
    Feb 5, 2004
    10
    I love vietcong and this datadisc is great!!!! i had a lot of fun with game...go for it.
  2. J.AdamC.
    Feb 9, 2004
    8
    Very nice tweaked add-on to Vietcong. Call me a purist or what have you, but I could have done without the consistent cursing throughout the gameplay, though I assume this all the more adds to the 'realism' of the Vietnam War setting. The environments seemed very much more real than the orig. game. Expand
  3. ChrisD.
    Feb 8, 2004
    7
    I thought Fist Alpha was too short and the developers could have added a few more missions than that.