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81

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6.8

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  • Summary: It's 1965 and the US ground war in Vietnam happening. As a US Army commander, wage a counter-insurgency to secure the Ia Drang valley, on the border with Cambodia.
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  1. Mar 19, 2015
    100
    I expected it to be a facile mishmash of Vietnam myths and shallow gameplay, and instead I got a coherent, original game system that reflects a certain understanding of the Vietnam War with mechanics that fit together as a whole yet are evocative in their own right. It’s far more than I expected, but more importantly, it’s an excellent treatment of something I’ve actually never seen. That doesn’t happen a lot for me these days.
  2. 80
    While it’s a slightly limited experience, Vietnam ’65 impresses with its novel mechanics, interesting setting and entertaining gameplay. True innovation is rare in the wargaming world, but this title has it by the Huey-load. And, with its super-budget price, this is one game that all strategy fans can afford to try.
  3. Apr 2, 2015
    80
    But Vietnam ‘65 is really closer to great board game design than traditional PC wargame design. It’s a single scenario that operates according to very special rules. But it holds up under repeated play.
  4. Pelit (Finland)
    Jun 14, 2015
    78
    The game has some interesting ideas, but the lack of depth eats away the enjoyment quickly. [June 2015]
  5. Mar 23, 2015
    75
    Vietnam '65 is intriguing and fresh, but it’s also poor and a bit repetitive.
  6. Apr 10, 2015
    75
    Vietnam '65 is an interesting video game, but it is unlikely that it will manage to gain a huge audience in its current form, because it is working with a setting that's not particularly attractive and because it makes logistics more important than actual combat.
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