ShellShock: Nam '67 PlayStation 2

Metascore
58

Mixed or average reviews - based on 48 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 48
  2. Negative: 6 out of 48
Buy On
  1. All the fun of tagging the enemy is tied together with an admirable level of hyper-reality that manages to convince you that the game is taking a realistic stance, while so obviously being no more genuine an experience than if you had read the story in a comic. Everything is heightened, almost to the point of self-parody.
  2. The graphics, sound and gameplay are extremely well polished; the AI is also good with your platoon mates actually helping rather than hindering.
  3. 83
    A fabulous representation of the Vietnam War. The atmosphere is excellent, being gritty and realistic, and not having to look after squad members is a nice break from other squad-based games.
  4. After overcoming the games tricky controls you are quickly pulled into the action and the games story.
  5. 80
    The line "Smokey, this is not 'Nam. This is bowling. There are rules" has never been so fully embodied by a video game.
  6. A decent game, although it is not quite a memorable one.
User Score
8.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 19 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. JesseS.
    Jun 18, 2005
    8
    Easily one of the most underrated games ever devloped. I'll start with the graphics. The character models look great, although all of Easily one of the most underrated games ever devloped. I'll start with the graphics. The character models look great, although all of the vietnam soldiers in a certain group look the same. The environments are nice, to say the least. The gameplay is very nice. After you get past the control scheme, which isn't ALL that bad, you'll find yourself drawn in to the story and the missions, which is saying a lot for a 3rd person war game. The replay value is also fairly high, as you'll definitley find yourself wanting to play through it again after the first time. One of the coolest things about it is how the story incoporates the death of comrades heavily. Definitley at least worth a rental if you're interested in the Vietnam war, and if you like 3rd person shooter games. Full Review »
  2. TomM.
    Mar 21, 2005
    9
    Probably the best Vietnam shooter available on any console, besides BFV of course. Very fun, realisitic. Team-based makes it a little too Probably the best Vietnam shooter available on any console, besides BFV of course. Very fun, realisitic. Team-based makes it a little too easy to beat. Good game nonetheless, worth at least a rent. Check it out if you want some 'Nam action. Full Review »
  3. BenN.
    Feb 1, 2005
    8
    Very good, u could feel like u was there, the atmosphere is the best on any game.