With 14 missions spanning a variety of environments you must lead your squad down Vietnamese rivers manning the guns on a heavily armoured river boat into local villages (with friendly and non-friendly fire) to rescue hostages, through ruined temples and the claustrophobic jungle and into the ancient Vietnamese capital of Hue.
Armed with an array of heavy artillery your squad must also use make use of transportation abandoned by the Viet-Cong or discarded by captured US troops such as tanks, boats and helicopters, in addition to any surplus weaponry you acquire including gun placements and two-manned mortar sites.
Lastly, and by no means least, keep a watchful eye out for the Viet-Cong booby traps, from grenade trip wires and water mines to the punji stake pit trap and the "Bouncing Betty" anti-personnel mine.
Pros: Atmoshpere- the game has it in bundles. From the firebase with 60's music blaring out of radios (Jefferson aeroplane, Rolling Stones) to the steamy vietnamese jungle, the crack of a rifle shot, the screams of your men panicking under fire.
Gameplay- the conflict series has a quite steep learning curve, the first time you take down a viet-cong you feel quite chuffed. The next time your in a fire-fight you realise you have to pay complete attention. You cannot sit still or a situation will overwhelm you. The game requires intelligence, quick thinking and a responsive attitude towards the environment.
Graphics/sound- Spot on. To the crack of sniper fire, the boom of grenades and the worrying 'clank-clank' of tank tracks which aren't yours. The graphics are above par for the PS2.
Overall I would recommend this to anyone who wants a thinking mans combat game- this is not a 'blast-a-minute' shooter.
The game is fourteen missions long and it took me a week and a half on easy to finish, I loved every minute of it so now its time for the extreme setting!!
If your looking for a great squad shooter this is it, do it on your own then when you've finished get some friends around and have a go on multiplayer when I've cracked extreme that's just what I will be doing.