Metascore
60

Mixed or average reviews - based on 40 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 40
  2. Negative: 4 out of 40
  1. Despite Conflict Vietnam’s faithful, regurgitated depiction of the reality of war in Vietnam, the mechanics of the game are far too poor to make it recommendable to any but the most hardcore fans of gritty war games.
  2. Switching from an open threat such as the desert to the enclosed dangers of the Vietnamese jungle has caused Conflict: Vietnam to effectively cut out much of the need for having a squad in the first place; instead of having more freedom and creativity in taking down your enemies, your team become more like fish trapped in a jungle-shaped barrel. [Oct 2004, p.108]
  3. 40
    Replay is a non-factor with no Xbox Live support, and the only way to enjoy it is to get your mates to enlist with you. But in the end, this one’s as much of a mess as the real Vietnam. Aim to avoid it.
  4. 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.
User Score
7.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. WalhalaJ.
    Jan 6, 2005
    10
    It is a very good game and every one should have it.
  2. EfeB.
    Dec 16, 2004
    8
    If you are about 30 and younger, like me...you haven't lived through the actual war times but rather lived the "vietnam hype" times ofIf you are about 30 and younger, like me...you haven't lived through the actual war times but rather lived the "vietnam hype" times of the eighties. movies like full metal jacket, platoon and apocalypse now to name a few...now, the hype is back in the gaming world...slightly too late but it's here. seems like men of valor will take the crown as the king of nam games but i find that conflict vietnam has a very attractive approach to it's audience which is honest and fun and more enjoyable and even offer more options than valor. buzzing hue choppers over head, rolling stones music in the back and napalms exploding is what one expects in a nam game, maybe i am being too basic but its true. conflict nam feels like it was crafted out of clay and everything (no matter how cartoon like) seems tangible. the fully 3-d rendered helicopters coming to pick you up, the environments and the vehicles you get to drive around, all of it...somehow...artistically and otherwise are more satisfactory than men of valor. call me crazy, thats how i feel. it's a friendly game, like as if your favorite uncle designed it...people say it has flaws, but i find it very,very enjoyable. in the end every game has flaws, like the boredom in halo2 makes me more upset than any problem conflict nam has. i suggest you not pass up on conflict vietnam....take it for a ride and see it for yourself. Full Review »
  3. BlueFalcon
    Nov 5, 2004
    5
    I had some fun with the game for about 40 mins. But then while being forced to order teammates around, my lacky teammate got stuck in the I had some fun with the game for about 40 mins. But then while being forced to order teammates around, my lacky teammate got stuck in the background debris. Unfortunately, there was no other option but to reset the game and have to start at the beginning. I don't know if I'll ever return to conflict - going through that tutorial again is going to be torture. Full Review »