Shellshock 2: Blood Trails

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Shellshock 2: Blood Trails
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Developer(s) Rebellion Developments
Publisher(s) Eidos Interactive
Platform(s) Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Release date(s) EU February 13, 2009[1][2][3]

NA February 24, 2009[1][2][3]

Genre(s) First-person shooter
Mode(s) Single-player
Distribution Optical disc, download

Shellshock 2: Blood Trails is a first-person shooter video game that is set during the Vietnam War. It was released for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 platforms[4] on February 13, 2009 in Europe[1][2][3] and February 24, 2009 in North America.[1][2][3] It was developed by Rebellion Developments and published by Eidos Interactive. It is the sequel to the 2004 video game Shellshock: Nam '67.

Plot[edit]

Shellshock 2: Blood Trails is a first-person shooter video game that is set during the Vietnam War. The plot revolves around a special operations team led by Sergeant Caleb "Cal" Walker, who vanished after being sent into the jungles of Cambodia to retrieve a mysterious cargo known as WhiteKnight, which was lost after a U.S. transport plane was shot down by a NVAF jet. Cal lost his men to the earliest victims of Whiteknight, the downed U.S. plane crew. Cal was infected with the virus that he meant to secure.

One month after the event, Cal comes out of the jungle alone, only to be captured and brought to a U.S. base in the Pleiku Highlands. Cal's newly drafted brother, Private Nathaniel "Nate" Walker was brought by Sgt. Jack Griffin to the base in order to extract info regarding WhiteKnight from his deranged brother. Unfortunately, Cal was able to escape after killing some soldiers during a VC attack on Pleiku. The joint VC/NVA attack was orchestrated by Nguyen Van Trang, a VC officer sent to capture Cal.

Nate, with help of Griffin, and GIs that he met along the way, must hunt down Cal, moving from Pleiku to an old temple in Cambodia. Nate is also tasked to stop Nguyen Trang and his comrades from capturing Cal. Nate, through the course of his journey, combats those infected with WhiteKnight, the VC, and NVA.

Development[edit]

According to Rebellion CEO Jason Kingsley, the title was previously being developed by Core Design for parent company Eidos before Rebellion bought the studio and renamed it Rebellion Derby.

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
GameRankings (PC) 41.20%[5]
(PS3) 37.23%[6]
(X360) 28.19%[7]
Metacritic (PC) 40/100[8]
(PS3) 35/100[9]
(X360) 30/100[10]

Shellshock 2: Blood Trails was met with negative reviews. Aggregating review websites GameRankings and Metacritic gave the PC version 41.20% and 40/100,[5][8] the PlayStation 3 version 37.23% and 35/100[6][9] and the Xbox 360 version 28.19% and 30/100.[7][10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Shellshock 2: Blood Trails for PC". GameFAQs. Retrieved 2013-04-01. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Shellshock 2: Blood Trails for PlayStation 3". GameFAQs. Retrieved 2013-04-01. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Shellshock 2: Blood Trails for Xbox 360". GameFAQs. Retrieved 2013-04-01. 
  4. ^ "Shellshock 2: Blood Trails". Gamestop. Retrieved 2008-08-04. 
  5. ^ a b "Shellshock 2: Blood Trails (PC)". GameRankings. Retrieved 2013-04-01. 
  6. ^ a b "Shellshock 2: Blood Trails (PS3)". GameRankings. Retrieved 2013-04-01. 
  7. ^ a b "Shellshock 2: Blood Trails (X360)". GameRankings. Retrieved 2013-04-01. 
  8. ^ a b "Shellshock 2: Blood Trails (PC)". Metacritic. Retrieved 2013-04-01. 
  9. ^ a b "Shellshock 2: Blood Trails (PS3)". Metacritic. Retrieved 2013-04-01. 
  10. ^ a b "Shellshock 2: Blood Trails (X360)". Metacritic. Retrieved 2013-04-01.