Vietcong: Fist Alpha

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Vietcong: Fist Alpha
Vietcong - Fist Alpha Coverart.png
Developer(s)Pterodon
Illusion Softworks
Coyote Developments (consoles)
Publisher(s)Gathering of Developers
EnginePtero-Engine II
Platform(s)Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 2, Xbox
ReleaseWindows
  • NA: January 28, 2004 (Purple Haze)
  • PAL: January 30, 2004
  • NA: February 4, 2004 (Fist Alpha)
PlayStation 2 & Xbox
  • NA: September 15, 2004
  • EU: October 22, 2004
Genre(s)Tactical shooter
Mode(s)Single-player, multiplayer

Vietcong: Fist Alpha is an expansion pack for the video game Vietcong. It was bundled with the game as Vietcong: Purple Haze for Microsoft Windows. Vietcong: Purple Haze was also released in 2004 for the PlayStation 2 and Xbox, ported by Coyote Games.

It is a prequel to Vietcong, occurring three months before the events of that game. In Fist Alpha, the main character is Sergeant First Class Douglas Warren. All the members of the team from the original Vietcong are present initially except for Le Duy Nhut (Nick). The team's pointman and translator is Vietnamese Sergeant Nham Nguyen. He is killed in action during the attack on the Nui Pek base camp on 15 May 1966 and he is replaced by Nhut.

Multiplayer[edit]

In addition to the linear campaign, the game features several stand-alone single player maps and network and online multiplay.

Reception[edit]

Fist Alpha[edit]

Vietcong: Fist Alpha
Aggregate score
AggregatorScore
Metacritic73/100[1]
Review scores
PublicationScore
Eurogamer6/10[2]
GameSpot7.4/10[3]
GameSpy3/5 stars[4]
IGN7.7/10[5]
PC Format72%[6]
PC Gamer (UK)68%[7]
PC Zone70%[8]

The Fist Alpha expansion pack received "average" reviews according to the review aggregation website Metacritic.[1]

Purple Haze[edit]

Vietcong: Purple Haze
Review scores
PublicationScore
PCPS2Xbox
EurogamerN/AN/A5/10[10]
Game InformerN/A5/10[11]5/10[11]
GameSpotN/A4.8/10[12]5.3/10[13]
GameSpyN/AN/A3/5 stars[14]
GameZone7.6/10[15]N/A5/10[16]
IGNN/A5/10[17]5.5/10[18]
OPM (US)N/A1.5/5 stars[19]N/A
OXM (UK)N/AN/A7.7/10[20]
X-PlayN/AN/A2/5 stars[21]
Aggregate score
Metacritic77/100[22]48/100[23]57/100[24]

The PC version of Purple Haze received "generally favorable reviews", and the Xbox version received "mixed" reviews, while the PlayStation 2 version received "generally unfavorable reviews", according to Metacritic.[22][23][24]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Vietcong: Fist Alpha for PC Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved April 18, 2018.
  2. ^ Reed, Kristan (January 29, 2004). "Vietcong: Fist Alpha". Eurogamer. Gamer Network. Retrieved April 18, 2018.
  3. ^ Kasavin, Greg (February 9, 2004). "Vietcong: Fist Alpha Review". GameSpot. CBS Interactive. Retrieved April 18, 2018.
  4. ^ McMaster, Jason (April 23, 2004). "GameSpy: Vietcong: Fist Alpha". GameSpy. Ziff Davis. Retrieved April 18, 2018.
  5. ^ Adams, Dan (February 26, 2004). "Vietcong: Fist Alpha Review". IGN. Ziff Davis. Retrieved April 18, 2018.
  6. ^ "Vietcong: Fist Alpha". PC Format. No. 158. Future plc. February 2004.
  7. ^ PC Gamer UK staff (February 2004). "Vietcong Fist Alpha review". PC Gamer UK. Future plc. Retrieved April 18, 2018.
  8. ^ PC Zone staff (March 2004). "PC Review: Vietcong Fist Alpha". PC Zone. Future plc. Archived from the original on March 14, 2007. Retrieved April 18, 2018.
  9. ^ Liberatore, Raphael (May 2004). "Vietcong: Purple Haze" (PDF). Computer Gaming World. No. 238. Ziff Davis. p. 82. Retrieved April 18, 2018.
  10. ^ Reed, Kristan (October 7, 2004). "Vietcong: Purple Haze (Xbox)". Eurogamer. Gamer Network. Retrieved April 18, 2018.
  11. ^ a b "Vietcong: Purple Haze (PS2, Xbox)". Game Informer. No. 140. GameStop. December 2004. p. 168.
  12. ^ Wolpaw, Erik (September 24, 2004). "Vietcong: Purple Haze Review (PS2)". GameSpot. CBS Interactive. Retrieved April 18, 2018.
  13. ^ Wolpaw, Erik (September 20, 2004). "Vietcong: Purple Haze Review (Xbox)". GameSpot. CBS Interactive. Retrieved April 18, 2018.
  14. ^ Chapman, David (September 27, 2004). "GameSpy: Vietcong: Purple Haze (Xbox)". GameSpy. Ziff Davis. Archived from the original on December 26, 2005. Retrieved April 18, 2018.
  15. ^ Wrentmore, John (February 15, 2004). "Vietcong: Purple Haze - PC - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on October 4, 2008. Retrieved April 18, 2018.
  16. ^ Surette, Tim (September 28, 2004). "Vietcong: Purple Haze - XB - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on August 30, 2008. Retrieved April 18, 2018.
  17. ^ Perry, Douglass C. (October 1, 2004). "VietCong: Purple Haze (PS2)". IGN. Ziff Davis. Retrieved April 18, 2018.
  18. ^ Perry, Douglass C. (September 17, 2004). "VietCong: Purple Haze (Xbox)". IGN. Ziff Davis. Retrieved April 18, 2018.
  19. ^ "Vietcong: Purple Haze". Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine. Ziff Davis. January 2005. p. 118.
  20. ^ "Vietcong: Purple Haze". Official Xbox Magazine UK. Future plc. October 2004.
  21. ^ Bemis, Greg (October 27, 2004). "Vietcong: Purple Haze Review (Xbox)". X-Play. G4techTV. Archived from the original on October 31, 2004. Retrieved April 18, 2018.
  22. ^ a b "Vietcong: Purple Haze for PC Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved July 3, 2011.
  23. ^ a b "Vietcong: Purple Haze for PlayStation 2 Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved July 3, 2011.
  24. ^ a b "Vietcong: Purple Haze for Xbox Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved July 3, 2011.

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