Vietcong (video game)

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Vietcong
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Developer(s) Pterodon
Illusion Softworks
Publisher(s) Gathering of Developers
Engine Ptero-Engine II
Platform(s) PC (Windows)
Release date(s)
  • NA March 26, 2003
  • PAL April 17, 2003
Genre(s) Tactical first-person shooter
Mode(s) Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Distribution CD-ROM

Vietcong is a 2003 tactical first-person shooter video game developed by Pterodon and 2K Czech, published by Gathering of Developers. It is set during the Vietnam War in 1967.

The expansion pack Vietcong: Fist Alpha was released in 2004 and was bundled with Vietcong as Vietcong: Purple Haze for the PC. Vietcong: Purple Haze was also released in 2004 for the PlayStation 2 and Xbox, ported by Coyote Games. An official add-on "Red Dawn" was released as a free downloadable content.[1] A sequel to the game, Vietcong 2, was released in 2005.

Story[edit]

The player takes on the role of Sergeant First Class Steve R. Hawkins, assigned to the United States Special Forces ("Green Berets") camp at a strategic location of Nui Pek in South Vietnam, a few miles near the Cambodian border. Hawkins and his A-Team (an LLDB guide Le Duy Nhut, the medic Joe Crocker, the demolition specialist Thomas Bronson, the radioman C.J. Defort and the team's machine gunner Hornster) carry out a series of various missions against the Vietcong and North Vietnamese forces. The game ends in a massive North Vietnamese attack on the team's base camp.

Gameplay[edit]

Reception[edit]

The PC version of the game received generally favorable reviews, garnering a 77/100 score on the review aggregation site Metacritic.[2] GameSpot gave it the award of the Game of the Month for April 2003.[3]

The Xbox and PS2 versions of the game were not as well-received, with the Xbox port scoring 57/100 and the PS2 scoring a 48/100 on Metacritic.[4][5]

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