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  • Summary: Vietcong: Purple Haze contains all missions and multiplayer modes from the original Vietcong and its expansion pack, Fist Alpha. Now you can penetrate deeper into the deadly jungles of Vietnam to fight Vietcong guerillas and the North Vietnamese Army as they work their ways into Cambodia. In addition to pushing back the VC charge, you must gather intelligence on secret weapons factories hidden deep below ancient temples, safely return downed US fighter pilots back to base, and avoid and disarm lethal booby traps. You can fight with all-new weapons, call in an air strike, and jump in a Huey to unload several thousand rounds behind a mounted M60. Expand
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 32
  2. Negative: 4 out of 32
  1. Functionally, the game was almost perfect, with only minor issues with the AI of the team members. The ability of the medic to heal the player to a certain amount, but with some damage that stays with the player through a mission or two is about as realistic as a game could get.
  2. With nineteen missions on offer and an Xbox Live feature that there is enough here to keep you going until Bungie's latest effort comes onto the marketplace.
  3. The graphics run a little below par, but if you can handle the gritty look and sometimes doggy AI you'll be rewarded with a great experience.
  4. A poor port of the original PC game. It has faults in almost every area that considered alone would have be forgivable but together, combine to seriously impair the games enjoyment factor.
  5. Though a few of the changes are constructive, the new developer, Coyote, has generally made a mess of what used to be a good game.
  6. The gameplay really doesn't dazzle, and with several other fantastic FPS games out there, it's a wonder the developers let this one go in this condition. Vietcong: Purple Haze is flat as a board.
  7. 40
    The biggest issue with Purple Haze for Xbox is that the game simply isn't complete. Why the truncated campaign? Why the revamped levels?

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. PeterA.
    Sep 23, 2004
    This game is really COOL. Don't comprehend why all the 'official' reviewers are so dumb! Vietcong is MUCH better than Shellshock or Conflict Vietnam. Expand
  2. JohnD.
    Sep 16, 2004
    It's great.
  3. MartinB.
    Sep 29, 2004
    IGN says that it has average to poor AI. Did they ever played some console game?! That's definitely NOT truth. The game is *very good*, you'll like it. Don't believe to those amateurs. Expand
  4. ForrestD.
    Sep 19, 2004
    The IGN review (above) also said that Vietcong is a Third Person Shooter. False. Vietcong for XBox is First Person Shooter. Did IGN even play the game Vietcong? Expand
  5. J.W.
    Sep 22, 2004
    Great multi player mode. For some reason none of the critics are mentioning anything about it, just the single player mode. This game has a lot to offer online. Hopefully IGN and the others will stop comparing this game to high budget games such as Rainbow Six 3 and give it a fair review. Expand
  6. Buried-In-The-Box
    Sep 20, 2004
    Thank you forrest. It's finally time someone got it out in the open about some reviewers not actually playing games but making false, negative comments about good games. This game is better than Shellshock, and by looking here at the reviews for Conflict Vietnam, better than that also. With that many reviews for it, at least one of them is for real; and they are all bad. This will be the best Vietnam game untl Men Of Valor arrives. Also, why has no one else in the world reviewed Vietcong yet? Conflict Vietnam has lots of reviews and is 2-3 weeks away and is worse than Vietcong. Looks like paying people off to say a game is bad when it is not or overlooking a good game to make a bad one look better is in full-swing this fall. It can only get worse the closer we get to the holidays. I'll have to form my own opinions of games without reading reviews for the rest of this year it looks like. Expand
  7. [Anonymous]
    Sep 24, 2004
    I read thru the ign report and it says its a 1st person shooter- read the whole thing next time- i just think ur angry coz u bought this game and it turned sour. Expand

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