Metascore
49

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 11
  2. Negative: 5 out of 11
  1. The novelty of the Vietnam War setting is just about all that Whirlwind Over Vietnam has going for it.
  2. The historical accuracy is a nice touch, but unfortunately the game will likely turn off the fans that aims to attract (historical sim buffs) with unbalanced controls and weak missions and a tepid presentation.
  3. Whirlwind over Vietnam offers a gameplay experience that is neither innovative nor executed well.
  4. 40
    The flight-sim world craves a good Vietnam-era helicopter sim, but Whirlwind Over Vietnam's anemic content would've been more suitable for a good demo than a full game.
  5. It gives you loads of controls and option, drops you into some amazing situations, but then makes some things too easy and some things too hard - balance is a real issue, especially later in the game.
  6. Resist, chopper fans. You'll thank us later. [Aug 2007, p.63]
  7. The atmosphere of war is missed, and the strenuous activity of managing a helicopter in a war is barely touched upon.
  8. A somewhat promising demo of a game that will probably never see the light of day. [June 2007]
  9. A pretty unsavoury experience. Without enough depth and presentational focus on the Huey to make it a decent simulation, and without any form of tutorial or guiding hand for the novice players, the developer has managed to straddle both camps, pleasing nobody in the process.
  10. 65
    Realistic historical missions kept me going when the temperamental controls would not. Well, that and possessing some methodical desire to get the hang of flying the damned thing. Either way it amounts to the same thing. Crank up the Stones and let's light 'em up!
  11. As combat flight sims go, this one is different enough for a test flight for those interested.
User Score
3.0

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. SteveW.
    Aug 2, 2007
    0
    Wouldn't load on any of my computers. Makes a lousy coaster too.
  2. SetaberS.
    May 7, 2007
    10
    Good Helicopter sim.