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
  1. Flat out awful mission and objective designs tear down what is really only a mediocre-at-best third person shooter engine.
  2. Firefights become more surreal than menacing when the worst-case scenario is of your fellow GIs having to catch their breath for a few seconds after being riddled with bullets. [Aug 2004, p.96]
  3. If there were a way to “Mystery Science Theater 3000” a game, this would be considered one of the best games to do that with. Shellshock: Nam ’67 is the Manos: Hand of Fate of video games.
  4. The stupidly executed barriers would not be such a problem if the AI made up for it. Unfortunately, it appears both your allies and enemies are capable of doing only three things: run, shoot, stop.
  5. There are just too many good war games out there right now for you to even bother with this one.
  6. Beyond atmosphere, ShellShock pretty much, well, sucks. Probably the biggest irritation is the simply horrifying level design. [Oct 2004, p.88]
User Score
8.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 16 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 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 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.