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  • Summary: From the creators of the award-winning "Medal of Honor: Allied Assault" comes Men of Valor: Vietnam, 2015?s historical first-person shooter that portrays infantry combat during the Vietnam War. Combining the latest Unreal technology with the gameplay expertise of 2015, Men of Valor immersesFrom the creators of the award-winning "Medal of Honor: Allied Assault" comes Men of Valor: Vietnam, 2015?s historical first-person shooter that portrays infantry combat during the Vietnam War. Combining the latest Unreal technology with the gameplay expertise of 2015, Men of Valor immerses you in the humid jungles of Southeast Asia in the most controversial conflict of the modern era. Experience the intensity of the historical battlefield recreated with cunning AI, detailed graphics, and interactive scripted sequences that put you in the middle of scenes like those in the finest war films. Battle your way through the major actions in the conflict, from search and destroy missions around Danang airbase to the Tet offensive and the counterattack on Hue. Or experience the entire thrilling tour of duty with friends via various multiplayer modes, which allow you to view the war from the perspective of the Viet Cong guerillas as well as U.S. forces. [Vivendi Universal] Expand
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  1. Positive: 12 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
  1. And don't listen to talk about the games hidden agenda. Who cares if its pro American, this is gaming, not art-house political cinema, we're here to kick ass and chew bubble gum, and we had a hell of a lot of fun doing it!
  2. It's quite gritty, has some surprisingly creative missions and even offers historical lessons about the Vietnam conflict. Now if only it was prettier and fixed the "realistic" walking motion.
  3. Luckily, the shooting wins out over the moralizing and helps make Men of Valor one of the few games to successfully tackle the Vietnam War.
  4. 70
    The soundtrack, featuring James Brown and Strawberry Alarm Clock, keeps you going long after the Agent Orange has taken away your ability to feel.
  5. Computer Gaming World
    70
    Great gunplay, shame about the A.I. [Jan 2005, p.94]
  6. 68
    The "Medal of Honor" approach doesn't fit with such a controversial war, and the frankly simplistic combat becomes old pretty fast, a matter not helped by feeling hemmed in along a linear path, where one village tends to look like any other, as do the rivers, gulleys, and hilltops.
  7. Computer Games Magazine
    50
    Ultimately fails as a game because of one poorly implemented feature: the "save game," or as it's called around here, the thing that keeps you from re-playing sadistically difficult levels 20 or more times. [Jan 2005, p.68]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 12
  2. Negative: 2 out of 12
  1. Stecc
    May 3, 2005
    10
    It is the bested game i ever plad on xbox. Well im stuck an a level but it is still the bested.
  2. MikeJ.
    Oct 30, 2004
    9
    It's decent, though very, very frustrating. I can't tell you how many times I had to play the same sequence over and over again It's decent, though very, very frustrating. I can't tell you how many times I had to play the same sequence over and over again because you essentially die after being shot once in close combat. Frequently, you can't see the enemy until you're already dead. In addition, there's no in game save. Your teammates are completely useless, and I have yet to see one of them inflict a casualty. Mostly, they just get in the way when you're firing. Then enemy, on the other hand, is able to launch an extremelly successful offensive on you regardless of how well hidden you are. A couple of rounds from a mounted machin gun and you're dead. Overall, the game is fun, but ultimately extremely frustrating. Expand
  3. May 16, 2020
    8
    Игра сочная пощечина Medal of Honer Pacific Assult. Очень хороша, история прописана чсильнее чем у конкурентов.Игра сочная пощечина Medal of Honer Pacific Assult. Очень хороша, история прописана чсильнее чем у конкурентов.
  4. MikeM.
    Nov 5, 2004
    5
    Graphics are gorgeous. Everything else is not. This game clearly needs another couple of months of bug-fixing and gameplay improvements. Even Graphics are gorgeous. Everything else is not. This game clearly needs another couple of months of bug-fixing and gameplay improvements. Even with the 1.2 patch sound doesn't play with my Audigy. :( Not even multiplayer (MoH's strongest point) can save this title. (it doesn't need vehicles; play BFV if you want that. geez... CoD never had vehicles and it was still good) I only hope for reputation sake that 2015 release some bug fixes and new maps to salvage this title... though it's off to a bad start. Do not buy this now... wait and see if they bug fix it. Oh, and if you're reading this 2015, what idiot decided not to add a b**** jump button?! Please! :( Expand
  5. FredM.
    Sep 22, 2005
    5
    At one point, I had high hopes for this game....then I bought it. I became worried where in the first scene, when your team is playing At one point, I had high hopes for this game....then I bought it. I became worried where in the first scene, when your team is playing football at the camp, the ball travels in a straight line. No physics, no nothing. I aimed above the guy I was throwing to, assuming that it would arc in flight, but no...it just flew off the map, and most likely achieved orbit since it never stopped going in that straight line. Things got worse when I started dying in levels due to "god-guns". A "god-gun", you see, is when the game decides to spawn gunfire from the woods bordering where you are, in order to keep you from getting to close to said borders. Kinda like simulating more people in the woods that you can't see....the problem here is that most of the time, I'm more worried about them killing me than the people I can actually see! Now, the graphics are a plus, although more so the environment than characters or weapon models...and I like the aiming system, forcing you to stop and aim to fire, and allowing you to lean while in that aiming mode. This is all shot to crap, however, by the atrocious AI. Enemies will come from all directions, and they will be idiots. Unfortunately, they are rather accurate idiots...I've restarted levels dozens of times because of either intensely difficult objectives or errors in the game. And don't expect help from teammates either - they will most likely be too busy shouting stupid, repetitive dialogue whilst firing whole clips and not hitting a single thing. The teammates are even worse than your enemies...they get in the way, they are ultimately useless in battle other than meat-shields, and many times their AI freezes. I've had parts where a guy gets stuck on a log (I suppose he could've just jumped over it...oh no wait there is no "jump" control omgwtfroflbbq??!!11one), and after a minute or so of flailing around trying to free himself from said log, his AI just shuts off, reverting him to a model standing there, lifeless and stupid-like. Too bad that many times, that person is needed to trigger something that continues the mission. Time to restart again! Oh, and one final issue...whatever goes on within that game, it really does a number on my graphics card. I have a 3.2Ghz processor, 3GB PC3200 RAM, and a BFG6800 OC....but still, it seems that if I run the game for more than an hour or so, it just dies. The game goes from loading ultra-fast to chopping like a crazy-person. his seems to happen to me only, but still...just another bad thing to pile on this game. Ironically, after all this, I am still able to play it, and do so even now and then. It is an enjoyable game to play, if you just wanna shoot large numbers of people, but I usually end up quitting after an hour when I'm absolutely sick of it. Expand
  6. Chimp
    Nov 12, 2004
    5
    How the hell did this get a 75? Everyone says the graphics are really good, they are ok, but not nearly as good as doom3 or hl2(duh) or even How the hell did this get a 75? Everyone says the graphics are really good, they are ok, but not nearly as good as doom3 or hl2(duh) or even medal of honor pacific assault, which is in some respects very similar to this game. but let me start off by saying that the main-menu theme is very good-perfect for a war game. and the use of language, while not new in vietnam, made me go "whew, at least they made them talk realisticly." But now on to my biggest gripe: THIS GAME IS LINEAR. and good lord, do i mean LINEAR! you follow set paths in the "jungle" with some trees and stuff to block you going left or right, on paths you pretty much go on the path or the four feet of grass on the sides. its like a road with a sidewalk and thats it. this isnt everywhere, but these "roads" appear to much. Then, scripted events are viewed in a first person cutscene where you can look around. It's very annoying seeing your squadron yell at a bunch of villagers and beat them and stuff and you just watch. also, the dialogue gets REALLY old, especially during fighting. the black guys in your squad repeat "rice eatin mother***ers" and the white guys say "you like that, charlie?" OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER again. the multiplayer is decent, but the lag can be annoying. Expand
  7. JohnR
    Feb 11, 2009
    3
    This game simply sucks ass. It came a long time after Vietcong and a short time before Medal of Honor: Paficic Assault and both games This game simply sucks ass. It came a long time after Vietcong and a short time before Medal of Honor: Paficic Assault and both games featured better graphics and better gameplay than Men of Valor. Okay, Men of Valor actually has nice jungle graphics. But everything else is simply bad. The characters look bad, the weapons look bad, the missions are simply unrealistic bullshit, so is the fighting, the scripted sequences are animated like in the first 3d rpgs, the 'innovative' health system is stupid and even the music by Inon Zur seriously disappointed me. Okay - whether you like the way the story is told - that's a question of taste. But I simply cannot explain to myself how this game could find any fans at all and how it's possible, that the game is so much worse than Medal of Honor: Allied Assault - after all, it's the same people who have been working on both these games. I give the game three points for nice jungle gfx and the attempt to touch topics which have not been part of any other wargame before - but anything else about it is simply crap (starting with the title which expresses something absolutely different than the game itself). Expand

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