Metascore
88

Generally favorable reviews - based on 32 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 32
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 32
  3. Negative: 0 out of 32
  1. 100
    Some of the best DLC ever. [Feb 2011, p.119]
  2. Dec 24, 2010
    100
    When DICE buffs up the formidable war machine that is Battlefield Bad Company 2, their star multiplayer franchise, they use every last bit of cultural and movie folklore surrounding this cruel and well-covered conflict. Polished to the extreme, Vietnam enhances all the more the fun it gives us, and those typical moments of bravery.
  3. Dec 16, 2010
    95
    Whether you're new to Bad Company 2 or have been repairing, healing, and blowing up other players since March of this year, Bad Company 2 -Vietnam is among the best multiplayer experiences this year.
  4. Feb 23, 2011
    90
    Battlefield Bad Company Vietnam breathes new life in a game that already felt alive. It delivers a very memorable gaming experience, and is well worth the money.
  5. Jan 28, 2011
    90
    Even more intense battles and great design blows life in to Bad Company 2. This is how you do an expansion.
  6. Jan 10, 2011
    90
    Five new maps, fifteen new weapons, new vehicles and beautiful settings make this package a must have for all the FPS fans. A single player campaign, though short, would've make it really perfect.
  7. 90
    In a day and age where the value of map packs and expansions are closely scrutinised, BC2: Vietnam is the epitome of value for money, offering the same exhilarating gameplay as its boxed counterpart, but with a fresh twist in an entirely new era and stunning environment.
  8. Jan 7, 2011
    90
    It's only right that the best online first person shooter of 2010 is rewarded with the best DLC package of 2010. DICE has once again unleashed a superbly executed entry in the Battlefield franchise that provides Bad Company 2 with a well deserved new lease of life.
  9. 90
    One of the best multiplayer games of 2010 just got better. The Vietnam setting means that most of the hi-tech gadgets from the main game are gone, which leads to a combat experience that is more up close and personal. The new levels are excellent and sufficiently different, the visuals are great, and the audio nothing short of fantastic. If you like Bad Company 2, this is an absolute must-have.
  10. Jan 6, 2011
    90
    Battlefield: Bad Company 2: Vietnam is an outstanding add-on that will rejuvenate your love for carefully crafted multiplayer component of Bad Company 2. Making a purchasing decision is easy, if you still own and love Battlefield, this more Battlefield to fuel your addictive.
  11. 90
    The atmosphere of Battlefield Bad Company 2 Vietnam is great. Sound and graphics are overwhelming. The maps are fun to play although there is nothing new in terms of gameplay.
  12. Jan 5, 2011
    90
    What a great add-on. Bad Company 2 has already been able to grab more of my attention than Modern Warfare 2 ever could. Although in Vietnam, there aren't any gameplay changes or balance tweaks, but when i'm playing on the well designed maps, it feels kind of different – very nice! Moreover, the atmosphere is extraordinary, especially because of the sound.
  13. Jan 3, 2011
    90
    It's limited without feeling restricted, and at no point will you feel like there isn't enough content to keep you coming back. Most importantly, though, it's enough change to make something you've done to death feel fresh and exciting again. It reminds you why you were obsessed with it in the first place.
  14. Jan 3, 2011
    90
    Priced at 15 bucks, Vietnam occupies that middle ground between a full-blown sequel or expansion, and a less ambitious map pack.
  15. Dec 29, 2010
    90
    Battlefield Bad Company 2: Vietnam is one of the best DLC out there. EA and Dice did a great job to revamp a great game and to grant more fun to the huge community. If you like the Bad Company 2 multiplayer, you'll love this DLC. Buy it with no regrets!
  16. Dec 25, 2010
    90
    The same level of care and attention to detail you would find in one of DICE's retail offerings has been put into all aspects of Vietnam. It's not uncommon to see studios put their "B" team on downloadable content, but it sure doesn't feel as if that was the case here.
  17. 90
    Of the five there's only one genuine dud. Phu Bai Valley is an indistinct, formless and aesthetically muddy mess, made even worse if you play it in Rush mode with its arbitrary barriers. The other four, however, are some of the best Battlefield maps we've seen.
  18. Dec 18, 2010
    90
    While it keeps the same gameplay modes as the original, the changes made due to the adaptation the the Vietnam war, sometimes make it feel like a new game more than an add-on, seeing the price.
  19. Dec 28, 2010
    87
    Vietnam is probably the best add on Dice could create for the Battlefield Bad Company 2 franchise. It's up to the player to evaluate if the 1200 MP or 13€ for 5 maps and the other additions are the right price to ask.
  20. Dec 17, 2010
    87
    Bad Company 2: Vietnam is the best option to add extra value to the best on-line action shooter this far.
  21. Feb 18, 2011
    86
    We like its style. [Feb 2011, p.86]
  22. Jan 10, 2011
    86
    In many ways this feels like a total conversion of Bad Company 2's multiplayer, which changes the way the game plays a surprising amount. Not everyone will welcome this, but there's certainly a lot to love.
  23. 85
    We've seen a few middling attempts at Vietnam War experiences, but this one rocks because it doesn't try to bring politics or sense to the table--just lots and lots of death. [March 2011, p.77]
  24. Jan 21, 2011
    85
    Battlefield Bad Company 2 - Vietnam transports players to a whole new setting and delivers the same large scale, intense action fans expect, but yet expands the experience by emphasizing team play and skill to make it a truly worthy add-on.
  25. Dec 21, 2010
    85
    Excellent maps, a focus on close-range combat, and great period atmosphere keep this downloadable add-on from feeling like more of the same.
  26. Mar 7, 2011
    80
    With five new maps, new weapons and vehicles, Vietnam is a good multiplayer-expansion to 2010s best first person shooter. Although a new mode would have given the package more meat to the bone, there is plenty of napalm to go around.
  27. Jan 21, 2011
    80
    A generous and competent addition to Bad Company 2.
  28. Dec 28, 2010
    80
    Battlefield Bad Company 2 Vietnam -- as a $15 expansion -- is a must. The maps are excellent and several aspects of the game feel different, but still balanced, like they did in the original game.
  29. Dec 26, 2010
    80
    A useful expansion that puts an appreciably different spin on the original gameplay, to the point where many are likely to prefer this tour of duty.
  30. Dec 24, 2010
    80
    The Battlefield games are very much designed for the cognoscenti, and those in the know will rush to download Vietnam.
  31. Dec 21, 2010
    80
    Still, an opportunity has been missed. EA has the resources, and DICE has the talent, to put together a fantastic Vietnam game, one that delves rather deeper into the setting than weapon rosters and track lists. Instead, the pair have treated Vietnam as a Flavour of the Month.
  32. Dec 20, 2010
    80
    Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Vietnam is not DLC in the current-gen sense of the word. Instead, it's more like an expansion pack from the days of early-'Noughties' PC gaming; a whole new tack on the full game experience rather than a set of maps that only serve to intermittently prolong a game's appeal. For these reasons alone, it's worth the asking price.
User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 98 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 22
  2. Negative: 1 out of 22
  1. Dec 21, 2010
    9
    Graphics: 10 - Same BC2 graphics that are amazing and destructible. They eat up all the system resources at 720p and deserve nothing less than a 10.
    Playability: 10 - Easily playable, Control scheme is nice, and everything works as intended.
    Sounds: 10 - Amazing guns sounds, and now 40 Vietnam era songs that play in vehicles.
    Value: 9 - You get 4 (5 with the community challenge) large maps, 15 new guns, 6 new vehicles, 40 songs, Vietnam settings, and all for $15.
    Replayability: 9 - Everything seems perfect, my only gripe is that once ingame, you feel like you lack weaponry. Most weapons are unlocked from the start, and you only get about 3 choices with each class (excluding allkits). There is only the RPG, no M72 Law, and you can't fire smoke grenades (a dire need on a couple maps for rush).

    Conclusion: 9.4 - Since this a multilayer only expansion, the total score is heavily based on the value and replayability. I have seen very few expansions that are this good and are this cheap.
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  2. Nov 23, 2012
    5
    I love BC2, but I could have lived without this expansion. Its more maps and more guns, and its worth the money but I dont care for the guns or the maps. So this was a waste of money for me personally. Full Review »
  3. Nov 16, 2011
    10
    Battlefield: Bad Company 2: Vietnam is the only big expansion released for Bad Company 2 and is priced at 800 Microsoft Points. The expansion includes new achievements, new weapons, new vehicles, new maps and a new era, plus a flamethrower. Vietnam has a grainy look to it, but it fits the Vietnam setting. With the expansion you'll find some classic Vietnam weapons like the M16A1, AK-47, M40A1, SVD and M60. A couple of the weapons you'll find here were also in the base Bad Company 2, like the M60, 870 MCS, M60 and Uzi, however, they are not just copies, they have new looks as well as modified stats to fit Vietnam's new damage model. And yes, in Vietnam, the weapon damage has been increased, in just about everything except the snipers which still require a headshot to kill (and are still overpowered as hell in hardcore). To fit with the Vietnam setting, some specs like pretty much all the sights except the 12X scope, and the coaxial LMG(replaced with a coazial flamethrower) have been removed. The Flamethrower (primary weapon) is really good and seems to be balanced, and lets you torch your enemies and your surroundings. The new vehicles are pretty basic, couple jeeps, couple tanks, couple helicopers (all of which have much weaker armour than in the base game), and the game includes 5 maps, all of which are available for use in all game modes. Now, consider all of this for $10, then consider the $15 COD maps maps (for 5 maps, some of which are reused from previous titles). Is Bad Company 2 Vietnam worth it? 5 maps, almost 10 new vehicles, about 15 new weapons, and the whole new era, absolutely. If you enjoyed Bad Company 2, so long as you don't have a problem with Vietnam, you should definitely take 10 of those 15 bucks you were going to spend on the new COD maps and get some more Bad Company 2 content for a much better deal. Full Review »