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Vietcong 2 (PC DVD)

by Take 2 Interactive
Windows XP
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
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  • Battles based on real events taking place in the ancient city of Hue
  • Drivable vehicles in multiplayer mode
  • Gritty, street-by-street, urban combat
  • Each mission flows seamlessly into the next, without passing through a menu system
  • New and updated character classes for MP
  • A single player campaign for each side, US and Vietcong

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  • Platform:   Windows XP
  • BBFC Rating: Suitable for 15 years and over Suitable for 15 years and over. Not for sale to persons under age 15. By placing an order for this product, you declare that you are 15 years of age or over.
  • Media: Video Game

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  • ASIN: B000BAJB9U
  • Product Dimensions: 18.8 x 13.6 x 1.4 cm ; 118 g
  • Release Date: 28 Oct 2005
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 18,786 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

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Manufacturer's Description

Vietcong 2 (the next instalment in the million+ selling Vietcong franchise) is a FPS set against the background of the 1968 Tet Offensive, in and around the ancient city of Hue (pronounced Who-ay), during the Vietnam War. Brought to life through a gritty story compiled from first hand accounts and memories of Special Forces and Infantry servicemen stationed in Hue during the assault.

Based on these historical accounts, the player will take the role of a US Captain tasked with escorting a US war reporter covering the traditional New Year (Tet) festivities, in Hue, during a ceasefire. Follow the progress of the infamous Tet Offensive from joyous New Year celebrations in the US compound, through bloody conflict across 14 distinct locations, to the final push to reclaim the Imperial Palace and the city of Hue.

Also included is a Vietcong campaign, in which the player can take the role of a young Vietcong conscript, fighting the South Vietnamese Army in the rice fields and jungle around his village, eventually becoming a Sergeant in the Hue Uprising and storming the Imperial Palace.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars vietcong 2. 28 Mar 2007
Fun: 3.0 out of 5 stars   
I admit the game is not as good as purple haze or fist alpha, but saying there are not enough weapons available for use is bs. (steveyorkkei "steveyorkkei" wrote that). There are 50 (VC and american) weapons at your disposal and saying that you can only carry a limited amount of weapons around is true, but that's the same in most games and adds to the realism. (vietcong: purple haze, call of duty 1+2+3, halo 1+2, BIA, swat 1+2+3+4, the regiment, rainbow six, anyone?)

As said in other reviews, the game is no where near as long as the other two, but there is more variety. (you can play as Vietcong or American.)

The single player is about 12 hours long comparing to the other two games which was about 17 each.

The story is also a lot better and deeper in this game aswell. It explores the reasons why the VC are fighting the war and even tries to justify it, ( when you play as Vietcong.)

In terms of gameplay, Vietcong 2 is completely different to the other two. Surprisingly, in the US campaign, there is hardly ever a point where you are actually in the jungle. It is mainly in the cities. ie ( you play the embassy seige in saigon.) The VC campaign (significantly shorter than the US campaign) sees you fighting in the jungle and urban enviroments. I have to say, that I prefer the style of the older games, ie set completely in the jungle.

Graphically, the game is definately a step up from the last games, but still isn't perfect. Some of the textures are a little bland.

The AI is still pretty bad unfortunately and you will in some areas of the game be able to just walk right up to them and stick a knife in their head. However, it is still a step up from the previous games.

Overall, I would definately recommend this game to people who have played purple haze and fist alpha and those people who have played neither due to the completely different enviroments.

Overall I would give the game 7.5/10.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars How to mess up a classic cult gaming sequel... 28 April 2006
By Doc
Fun: 3.0 out of 5 stars   
Before I start I should tell you that this a review by an online gamer in the clan community. This game as it says in the title is supposed to be the sequel to thee best FPS online game ever (IMHO). Vietcong for me will never be surpassed in the online gaming genre. I currently now play CoD2 which is another fantastic game....but not as fantastic as VC1 (which has had to be abandoned due to clan commitments barr a few games here and there).
For those of you who never played the original VC let me tell you that you missed out. Everyone in the VC community was expectin alot from VC2...but it wasnt delivered. Even tho the gameplay of the original was beautiful as it was unique alot of stuff needed fixin. The net code was extremely poor, fps for gamers with "average" computers made it pretty unplayable and trans atlatic gaming was all but impossible due to the horrendous lag. There were also a lot of bugs needing ironing which were to the most point addressed in the various patches. PTERODON incorporated there own anti-cheat system opting not to go for punk buster, this was called "HRADBA", which I believe is a Czech word for wall or something. Anyway this needed addressing as well because for many folk it only added to the lag and fps problems and alot of people never actually trusted its worth.

So as you can see not too much was wanted from the community. So what did the devs do? They totally transformed the great game that it was into somethin totally different. They slowed it down, they added unwanted featrures like sprint, rpg, vehicles. They took out good features from the old. (nades were now useless and the map an absolute sham). Basically alot of people were pretty dissapointed.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Mostly better than the first one. 6 Jan 2006
By A Customer
This game is good and definitely worth the money.
The graphics are quite taxing so you'll need a high spec machine to rack up the settings. The physics are great and the controls are good, the addition of the sprint button being a very welcome addition. The dual campaigns playing as US then VC is a nice touch. The enemy AI is challenging and you have some control over your squad mates so you don't get boxed into a corner as sometimes occured in the original. The gameplay itself is great, peeking round corners really pays off and I never encountered one of those situations where they just pour more and more troops at you to make it harder making it genuinely tactical. The house to house FIBUA stuff is very well done as are the jungle sections in the VC campaign.
On the negative side the original had far better sound and it's a bit of a mystery to me why they didn't keep this excellent feature in the sequel seeing as they'd already done most of the work. Also I can't seem to find the bayonet so you're denied a melee attack option which wasn't the case in the original.
For Any Purple Haze fans, you'll probably want to hold onto to that installation and all your downloaded custom maps as they haven't released the editor for VC2 and the built in maps are limited. I definitely recommend this title to anyone who enjoys FPS games.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars No reason not to get this game today 30 April 2008
By Mr S
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
Whilst you're waiting for another decent game to come out (they don't make them like they used to!), there is absolutely no reason not to get Vietcong 2 if you enjoyed the original game, particularly at the price the game is available at now.

Most of the game is set this time in urban surroundings, making this slightly different from the original. That doesn't take away from the fact that its still great fun and probably one of the best Vietnam games available. All the best aspects of Vietcong remain, in particular the fact that you can stand there with bullets flying past everywhere with constant shouting from the soldiers around you, really getting the feeling of chaos which made Vietcong so good.

The only major downfall of the game is that its too short. There is alongside the US campaign a VC campaign but the problem is who on earth wants to play as a VC soldier, and quite inevitably the VC campaign is both pointless and annoying. Also absent is the ability to play a random single map with VC spotted all over the place (the single mission mode or something from the original Vietcong), which heavily detracts from the games lasting power.

Basically, if you liked Vietcong, you really should get this game, but don't expect to be kept occupied for more than a few days.
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