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  Vietcong: Fist Alpha for PC Review - PC Vietcong: Fist Alpha Review
Vietcong got a bum rap when it was released a little less than a year ago, even though, for the most part, it was an excellent first-person shooter.
The Vietcong, as well as the North Vietnamese Army troops whom you'll clash against, tend to be numerous, camouflaged, and careful about attacking from behind cover and in groups.
Vietcong has a lot of great qualities, so it's unfortunate that some technical issues detract both from its performance and its presentation.
www.gamespot.com /pc/action/vietcongfistalpha/review.html   (1453 words)

 3DAvenue.com - Gaming and tech, news and reviews   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The console versions of Vietcong mix the original PC game with the expansion pack and while it's a fairly decent game, there is indications that the PC game just was not going to work on the console no matter how much they tried to improve it.
Vietcong is set in the year 1967 (which for some reason, almost every Vietnam game seems to be set in).
Vietcong Purple Haze is not a bad game overall but some design decisions have really limited it from becoming a great console game.
www.3davenue.com /962.html   (917 words)

 Gamecloud - Interview - Vietcong 2 Interview   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
While the amount of Vietnam games has subsided this year developer Pterodon is still working hard on Vietcong 2, the sequel to their 2003 PC based game that spawned console ports, a commercial add-on pack and even a free add-on along with Pterodon's support of third party mods.
Vietcong 2 can’t really be compared with other FPS titles out there where the draw distance is limited to next close room just ahead of your position.
At the moment core members of the Vietcong community are helping us with the tutorials and documentation for the new editor and scripting system and the feedback we’re getting is that they’re all very excited about the new modding possibilities.
www.gamecloud.com /article.php?article_id=1184   (1773 words)

 Featuring Vietcong Review at ActionTrip
I realize also that the damned tunnel networks built by the Vietcong were about the nastiest places for a firefight in the world, but there's no point in making certain aspects of gameplay overly realistic, while some others are hampered by the inadequacies of a clunky 3D engine and the AI code.
Vietcong is mission-based, and essentially, it is build around a very consistent game world that immerses the player in the sultry Vietnam jungles.
Vietcong is a gritty and straightforward war game, and it isn't nearly as disjointed as the single-player campaigns in Delta Force: BHD or RS3: Raven Shield.
www.actiontrip.com /reviews/vietcong.phtml   (1596 words)

 Vietcong for PC Review - PC Vietcong Review
Vietcong has a lot of great qualities both as a single-player game and as a multiplayer game, so it's unfortunate that some technical issues detract both from its performance and its presentation.
Vietcong features a complete single-player campaign, a single-player quick-mission mode that throws you into an enemy-infested area per your specification, and a fully featured multiplayer mode with a built-in server browser for finding open game sessions online.
Vietcong uses a combination of sporadic autosave checkpoints and a limited save system to strike a good balance between letting you save your progress as necessary but not allowing you to abuse a save-anywhere feature, which would make the shooting sequences trivial.
www.gamespot.com /pc/action/vietcong/review.html   (1198 words)

 TeleFragged   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Vietcong, which was done by Illusion Softworks and Pterodon, is only one of the titles that has either just come out or has been recently announced.
Vietcong uses a custom engine written by Pterodon which I don't think I have ever seen before in action.
Vietcong does make use of a pretty large number of keys on your keyboard, but this game does have a lot of items to play around with.
www.telefragged.com /reviews/vietcong   (804 words)

 Review: Vietcong: Purple Haze - PS2, Xbox | lawrence.com
Both Vietcong and Eidos’s Shellshock debuted on the consoles to bring that different, more horrifying look at war vicariously through the controversial campaign.
Gathering’s Vietcong, however, is the worst of the two.
And although Vietcong is indeed functional, it’s not a lot of fun to play, despite the unlockable weapons you achieve through the game.
www.lawrence.com /news/2004/sep/28/vietcong_review   (572 words)

 GameSpy: Vietcong: Fist Alpha Review
Vietcong: Fist Alpha is the perfect expansion for fans of the original, but doesn't add anything groundbreaking or new.
In the original Vietcong, the worst missions were the tunnels; in Fist Alpha, that dubious title goes to stealth.
In all, Vietcong: Fist Alpha is an expansion that delivers what it promises: a continuation of the story started by the original game.
pc.gamespy.com /pc/vietcong-fist-alpha/507447p1.html   (884 words)

 GameSpy.com - Preview
Enter Vietcong, a first-person shooter with strong squad-based tactical elements, set primarily in the jungles of 1967 Vietnam.
A leaning option lets you peek around corners without painting a big red X on your forehead, and most of the game's weapons include some form of zoom, allowing players to scope out the immediate area for signs of movement.
Although no one would commit to a definitive number, we were told that there should be several original coop missions in Vietcong (and not recycled versions of single-player maps).
archive.gamespy.com /previews/january03/vietcongpc   (586 words)

 Vietcong - PC Game Shopping at dooyoo.co.uk
The game is based on the Vietnamese jungle warfare where the Vietcong's and the Americans fight for there lives in a teem battle.
Vietcong is not for the faint of heart.
I purchased the Vietcong: Purple Haze pack, including the Fist Alpha expansion, and it is one of the few games that has actually shocked me. This game deserves its 18 rating, not particularly for its gore, but for the explicit language.
www.dooyoo.co.uk /pc-game/vietcong   (174 words)

 National Liberation Front (Vietcong)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
This flag was that of the (communist) Republic of South Vietnam, adopted on 8 June, 1969.
I have heard a story (probably apocryphal, but who's to say?) that the vietcong flag indicated unified control (the gold star) over the communist north and capitalist south (red and blue).
The official meaning of the blue stripe of the "Vietcong" flag (or that of the "Republic of South Vietnam" - don't confuse with the Republic of Vietnam with a yellow, three-striped flag!) is "still unliberated area", i.e.
flagspot.net /flags/vn-vcong.html   (283 words)

 Battlefield:Vietnam | Guerrilla Tactics
The Vietnamese Communists, or Vietcong, were the military branch of the National Liberation Front (NLF), and were commanded by the Central Office for South Vietnam, which was located near the Cambodian border.
Main force Vietcong units were uniformed, full-time soldiers, and were used to launch large scale offensives over a wide area.
From now on, the Vietcong would avoid pitched battles with the Americans unless the odds were clearly in their favor.
www.pbs.org /battlefieldvietnam/guerrilla   (931 words)

 GameSpy.com - Review
While Vietcong certainly isn't in the same league as Deus Ex or Morrowind, at its best it gives you not merely exciting action, but a memorable experience of really being there.
Sadly, despite its great promise, the game is so buggy and rough around the edges that only very patient and forgiving gamers will be able to enjoy it all.
Vietcong makes a real effort to include little touches like that to draw you into the Vietnam experience, and that's what really sets the game apart.
archive.gamespy.com /reviews/april03/vietcongpc   (696 words)

 GameSpy: Vietcong: Purple Haze Review
Vietcong: Purple Haze is a port of the popular Vietcong game which was released for the PC last year, as well as the Vietcong: Fist Alpha expansion pack.
Vietcong: Purple Haze remains generally faithful to its PC counterpart, although purists will notice a few changes.
Some of the missions have been dropped from the final port, and some of the missions that did make the cut were changed in one form or another.
xbox.gamespy.com /xbox/vietcong-purple-haze/551668p1.html   (521 words)

 GameAxis - Just Play Games   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
And a big part of this has to do with Vietcong’s remarkable in-game environments and settings, which were admittedly very well done, and definitely did add a sort of cinematic quality to the gameplay itself.
Vietcong will strike you as the kind of game that could have been so much more, if not for the technical glitches and unpolished AI that the game shipped with, which altogether robbed it of being something greater.
In fact, Vietcong places quite an emphasis on team combat, and you will no doubt engage in numerous firefights together with the rest of your team.
www.gameaxis.com /articles/view.gax?id=148   (386 words)

 TotalGames.net - Vietcong: Purple Haze   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Vietcong is perfect proof that all the authenticity in the world doesn't necessarily make a great game.
This may have been a cracking title on the PC, but somewhere along the way Vietcong has become lost in a sea of similar games and offers little to make it stand out.
Considering how terrifying the original experience of 'Nam must have been, Vietcong makes it seem as frightening as a trip to the greengrocers.
www.totalgames.net /pma/20702   (158 words)

 ELiTeD - Vietcong: Fist Alpha Review PC   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Vietcong was the sleeper first person shooter of 2003.
Vietcong was challenging in itself, Fist Alpha is even more so.
For those who have not yet tried Vietcong, the expansion pack and the original game are now available in one package called Vietcong: Purple Haze.
www.elited.net /issues/mar04/vietcong.shtml   (434 words)

 Vietcong hands-on preview - PC News at GameSpot
In multiplayer, Vietcong will let you choose which side to play on, grab a primary weapon, and jump into multiplayer modes such as deathmatch, team deathmatch, co-op, or capture the flag.
Vietcong's weapons seem well suited for head-to-head deathmatch games, but they're even better for team games in which skilled teammates choose weapons that complement each other well and use them in appropriate situations; weapons with a high rate of fire, like the AK-47, aren't particularly damaging but are good for providing cover fire, for instance.
The developers of Vietcong are clearly trying to re-create the intensity and the challenge of fighting your way through some of the most unapproachable terrain of the Vietnam war, thanks to its dense environments and fast pace.
www.gamespot.com /pc/action/vietcong/preview_2909488.html   (973 words)

The Vietcong 2 multiplayer demo features two exhilarating levels, combining a small US Special Forces military training complex, and a 32 player heliport site of American aircrafts in a dense jungle of Vietnam, as well as three unique character classes to choose from in both the US and Vietcong teams.
Vietcong 2 is currently scheduled for release on the 7th of October 2005.
According to GameStar.de, Vietcong 2 is scheduled for release on the 7th of October 2005.
www.pterodon.com   (2440 words)

 Action Vault - Vietcong: Fist Alpha Review
A first-person shooter with tactical elements set during the Vietnam War, Vietcong cast you as Sergeant First Class Steve Hawkins, leader of a six-man US Special Forces unit operating from Nui Pek, a camp near the Cambodian border.
Available since earlier this year, Vietcong: Fist Alpha brings back five characters from the original while adding one more and shifting the player persona to SFC Warren Douglas, a veteran soldier whose faith in the Army is declining.
You're in the middle of a war zone, but unlike the ones you've probably traversed countless times, with cities in ruin and filled with angry Krauts, this one is thick with foliage and crawling with Charlies.
actionvault.ign.com /features/reviews/vcfistalpharev.shtml   (1147 words)

 Vietcong Purple Haze Review - GamersHell.com
Vietcong: Purple Haze is a first-person shooter that just can’t seem to make up its mind.
As I stated earlier Vietcong: Purple Haze is a game that really can’t seem to decide what it wants to be.
It doesn’t take long to realize that Vietcong: Purple Haze could have been much better with some more time in development, and can really only be considered a mediocre game.
www.gamershell.com /reviews_XboxVietcongPurpleHazeRe.shtml   (1121 words)

 TeleFragged   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Last year's Vietcong was probably the best entry into the Vietnam first person shooter market, as it had an intense atmosphere, brutal gameplay, and some decent AI for its time.
As such, many of the soldiers you fought with in Vietcong are here, and you'll play the role of a new character to this expansion - SFC Warren Douglas.
The levels are more memorable this time around, and while the actual combat may not be, they've at least improved this aspect of the game.
www.telefragged.com /reviews/vietcongfistalpha   (908 words)

 Vietcong Walkthrough - IGN FAQs
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam June 2003 Vietcong is about operations employed by the Green Berets "in country" during the conflict from the early 1960s to the late 1970s, encompassing the countries known as Vietnam, Laos, and Burma.
In Vietcong, the M16 will be using 20 round boxes short two rounds to "prevent jamming" - the metal magazines don't help with this problem.
If Vietcong could take screen shots, I would and show you where it is, but since the game has no screen shot funtion, we're shit outta luck.
faqs.ign.com /articles/424/424297p1.html   (17293 words)

 Multiplayer Online Games Directory / News / Junglewar: Vietcong Launch - Find Multiplayer Games Here   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Junglewar: Vietcong is inspired by the forthcoming PC game, which in turn is based on Vietnam’s traumatic jungle warfare.
With the Vietcong PC game already being highly anticipated in the gaming community and seriously looking to be that Counterstrike ‘beater’ everyone’s been waiting for.
Upon signing up for Junglewar: Vietcong you are advised you should be over 15 and must be a UK resident to qualify for the prizes.
www.mpogd.com /news?ID=484   (338 words)

 Vietcong: Purple Haze Review from GameZone.com
Vietcong: Purple Haze, the first in a line of Vietnam War video games invading consoles this holiday season, unfortunately does this perception justice – it simply is not fun.
Vietcong: Purple Haze is one of the first titles in an army of Vietnam War games (Shellshock: ‘Nam ’67 was also recently released to mediocre reviews) AND it’s a PC port.
It is possible to lead the group yourself, but running ahead in an attempt to turn Vietcong into a run n’ gun game ends up with a detonated tripwire and death, leaving the gamer with no choice but to walk behind the guide.
xbox.gamezone.com /gzreviews/r23333.htm   (1454 words)

 GameRaiders.com Review of Vietcong for the PC   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Vietcong is a game about special operations involving the Special Forces members of the U.S. Army.
Vietcong is a very nicely put together visual experience.
Vietcong is definitely challenging, and really requires a slow and go approach to the game.
www.gameraiders.com /reviews.asp?platform=PC&reviewid=808   (379 words)

Vietcong is a new FPS from Take Two set during the American invasion of Vietnam.
It casts you as an experienced soldier being brought into a new company, where you take command of a squad of soldiers for most missions although there are a few solo ones thrown in for good effect.
Vietcong is a well-presented FPS with good quality animation and graphics but with a flaw in the weapon handling.
boomtown.net /en_uk/articles/art.view.php?id=1003   (1184 words)

 OcPrices :: Vietcong Review [PC]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
I don’t know if any of you played the demo for Vietcong a while back, but the full release of Vietcong shows once again that you can’t always trust a demo to show you what the future product will be like.
The Vietcong demo was a multiplayer mission called ‘Save the Pilot’ where gamers would play as the US to protect the pilot, and some would be the VC (the Vietcong) to hunt him down.
Vietcong has many tweakable options and more resolutions that the ones I tested on.
www.ocprices.com /?game_id=38   (366 words)

 Battle-Fields.com Game Review. Vietcong   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Acting as an elite soldier, players of "Vietcong" command the A-team, part of the U.S. Special Forces, in realistically represented Vietnamese environments.
Players will lead as many as six expertly trained soldiers through 20 dramatic missions, and follow a storyline that captures the danger, fear and unpredictability of the war itself.
In "Vietcong," the player chooses from more than 25 weapons, including M16's, grenade launchers and sniper rifles.
www.battle-fields.com /review.php?reviewid=67   (818 words)

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