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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 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
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 24
  2. Negative: 4 out of 24
  1. AceGamez
    90
    SCi have done a marvellous job with the high detail, which comes across well in both the audio and visuals.
  2. It’s the coolest Nam game of 2004.
  3. Game Informer
    70
    The action does get intense, and if anything else, having to keep your eye on your comrades in a way highlights the grim fight for survival and tight-knit nature that all soldiers need in battle. [Oct 2004, p.129]
  4. It is the clichéd choice of music played on the camp radio that makes you wonder whether it is worth delving deeper into this game: Paint it Black, yes we’ve seen Tour of Duty; Nowhere to Run — yup, we watched Good Morning, Vietnam, too.
  5. 50
    Another problem comes in how Conflict: Vietnam handles aiming. Whenever I drew my weapon in first-person view, a bulky rifle sight popped up and took over a good chunk of my screen. Making matters worse, the sight proved to be completely ineffective.
  6. Edge Magazine
    50
    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]
  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: 7 out of 10
  2. Negative: 2 out of 10
  1. AdamM.
    Sep 11, 2004
    10
    A great follow onto the other conflict games amasing graphics and great team play loved every second of it.
  2. G.Achey
    Jul 24, 2005
    10
    Extremely hard but but an exellent addition to the conflict seires with more conrtrol over your team.
  3. JoeE.
    Apr 24, 2007
    10
    Great game great graphics just like Vietnam. Greatest game of 2004.
  4. Xavier
    Oct 7, 2004
    9
    Combat with brains. Good combination of action and strategy makes for a very entertaining game. Mastering the different strengths of each Combat with brains. Good combination of action and strategy makes for a very entertaining game. Mastering the different strengths of each soldier and using them as a team is essential in getting through the missions. It also adds realism to the game. Expand
  5. Viola
    Jan 9, 2005
    8
    It's ok thanks to the "infinite weapons cheat" otherwise we'd never make it through!
  6. DanR.
    Oct 8, 2004
    5
    Why does the soldier you're controlling always have to pace! There is no way to make him stand or lie still.
  7. KarlF.
    Sep 25, 2004
    0
    Squad based war on rails, a great disappointment.

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Awards & Rankings

#82 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2004
#66 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2004