Vietcong: Purple Haze Xbox

User Score
8.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
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  1. JohnD.
    Sep 16, 2004
    10
    It's great.
  2. Buried-In-The-Box
    Sep 20, 2004
    8
    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 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
  3. JeffA.
    Sep 17, 2004
    8
    Excellent game. Graphics are good. I like the fact you have a Guide in the jungle. Great weapon selection. Booby traps are a nice touch and playing on Live is fun. Even single mission is very good. This game should be scoring higher than it is. A lot of fun to play.
  4. ForrestD.
    Sep 19, 2004
    8
    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?
  5. J.W.
    Sep 22, 2004
    8
    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.
  6. PeterA.
    Sep 23, 2004
    10
    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.
  7. [Anonymous]
    Sep 24, 2004
    5
    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.
  8. LopakC.
    Sep 28, 2004
    9
    IGN is full of bullsh.t like forrest said did they even play the game or have they just look at the cover and made up some crap about it this game is very fun i like the tour guide.
  9. MartinB.
    Sep 29, 2004
    9
    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.
  10. GameBreaker26
    Sep 26, 2004
    8
    The review at IGN was changed days after people started talking about how the review said it was a third person game. It ORIGINALLY said it was third person. Someone was told to change their review before the website was starting to be looked down upon, like some other websites. This game is good though. Could have used more enemies, but is still better than Shellshock.

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#48 Most Discussed Xbox Game of 2004
Metascore
57

Mixed or average reviews - based on 32 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 32
  2. Negative: 4 out of 32
  1. Despite all these valid complaints, we still have a lot of affection for what Vietcong's trying to achieve, but the sorry truth is the console version just doesn't deliver on the promise of the PC original.
  2. It is the very definition of average. There are some nice ideas lurking within and if they had been implemented better then the title could have been far more enjoyable.
  3. Naturally, mediocre graphics can be overlooked if the gameplay is there, but some considerable problems hinder this aspect of the game as well.