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ZOOM Vietcong
$9.95 (Win98/Me/2000/XP) (DVD Case) (VIETCONGPR)

Publisher: Pterodom/Illusion Softworks

- Ages 18 and Up

Fear Is Your First Enemy!

You forge ahead through the thick, oppressive heat. Your erratic heartbeat and amplified breaths are all that escape the hostile stillness.

Sweat beads down your face as an all too familiar vibration breaks your concentration. You turn to face the threat while the rookie lays down a wild burst of gunfire into the trees up ahead. The jungle explodes into a fiery deathtrap with roars from automatic weapons interrupting the incoherent shouts from your men.

Spin, aim, shoot, duck, dodge, fire. Your actions form a dance as rapid explosions create a giant fireball of destruction. And then, as quickly as the chaos sprang to life, it departs, slipping away into the darkness. A downpour ensues, quelling the raging jungle, setting things right once again. But there's no time to rest. This is a war, and you've got a job to do.

Experience the danger, fear, and unpredictability of lethal jungle warfare against a cunning enemy in VIETCONG, a first-person action shooter set during the infamous conflict in Southeast Asia! Command expertly trained members of the U.S. Special Forces on critical missions through dangerous territories! You are the leader of one of the finest fighting forces ever assembled. It's time to show the world what you're made of.


Stalk your enemy with an elite special force of six soldiers each with their own specialties!

Fight for honor and freedom in over 20 dramatic missions!

Strike from the shadows with more than 20 deadly weapons!

Infiltrate dangerous underground lairs containing miles of elaborate tunnels!

Conquer your fears in the realistic environments of a lethal and vengeful war zone!

Save your skin with timely radio communication to call in air strikes, request evacs, and receive valuable intel!

Race across hazardous terrain in jeeps, trucks, and riverboats!

Stay alert or your next step could trigger one of over a dozen terrifying traps!

Enter a killing zone as either U.S. or VC soldiers against opponents in heart-stopping multiplayer action!

Full EAX support captures the sounds of fearsome jungle warfare, with ricocheting bullets and deafening explosions.


Win98/2000/Me/XP: Minimum Hardware Requirements: * 700 MHz Pentium 3 or 4 or AMD Athlon processor * 256 MB of RAM * 16x CD drive / 1.8 GB of free hard disk space * 32 MB video card DirectX 8.1 compatible * DirectX 8.1 compatible sound card, keyboard, and mouse * Modem 56.6 kps or higher for Internet play

Recommended Hardware Requirements: * 1 GHz Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon processor * 256+ MB of RAM * 32x CD ROM drive / 1.8 GB of free hard disk space * 64 MB video card DirectX 8.1 compatible * DirectX 8.1 compatible sound card, keyboard, and mouse * ISDN/Broadband or higher for Internet play


Action Trip by Uros "2Lions" Jojic

"Vietcong is mission-based, and essentially, it is build around a very consistent game world that immerses the player in the sultry Vietnam jungles. You're not thrown headlong into the action the instant your chopper touches down. You'll get to know your base first and your comrades as well. The overall design of the game carries a very strong sentiment of American 'Nam movies and the developers have done an excellent job of easing the players into the game - making them feel like they're a part of the game world. Each of your squad members is an individual and not just another faceless trooper in a sense that you will relate to them in the later stages of the game, and feel as if you're truly a part of a team. 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. The story is there, the characters are real, and the environments are lush and realistic. The maps are huge and feel very unrestricted, which adds a lot to the sense of player's in-game freedom. There are no GPS navigational systems or anything like that; you have your old-fashioned greasy map and compass to show you the way. In one of the first missions, I remember taking the wrong way and ending up in a village two miles away from the action. The beauty of it all was that there was actually a village there, and there was no invisible wall to stop me."

The Adrenalin Vault by Jack King

"Vietcong is all about immersion, about plugging the player into the role of a Special Operative soldier in the Vietnam war. To that aim, this title succeeds wonderfully. Even from the earliest missions, players will be enthralled by jungle combat that’s so utterly different from other FPS titles that have come before. Combat is often quick and intense, followed by long excursions through the rolling jungle terrain."

"With four difficulty levels ranging form easy to vietnam, everyone from beginning to expert players will find something to challenge them. By completing various levels, gamers can unlock new weapons and encounters for quick fight missions – small skirmish encounters in single-player only. No matter what difficulty level is selected, players will still be subjected to the maddeningly frustrating tunnel missions, which can halt the game to a standstill until players have made their way through the seemingly endless maze. As the title progresses, missions become increasingly complex and ever more difficult. Hawkins will encounter a higher class of enemy soldier carrying more powerful weapons with increased accuracy and improved group coordination tactics. This even buildup gives previous missions a sense of accomplishment without becoming overly difficult on any setting."

"A flawed but rewarding experience seems to be the average diagnosis for most of the current crop of FPS releases, and Vietcong is no exception. At its best, this is a title rich with atmosphere that works to immerse the player in a unique setting. At its worst, this is a maddeningly frustrating game locked in tunnel missions of annoying complexity and broken scripting. ... Not quite perfect, Vietcong is still an impressive experience that will appeal to any FPS fan."

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