Men of War: Vietnam is a new game in the critically acclaimed series. Two new, story-driven campaigns let you taste the explosive mix of the jungle, Hueys and rock-n-roll in early 1968.Read full description
"Men of War: Vietnam is a very full game for a bargain price." - GameBoyzOnline.com
"I can certainly recommend this game if you enjoy jungles tactics and solid strategy, all under the canopy of one of America's most controversial wars." - GameChronicles.com
Men of War: Vietnam is a new game in the critically acclaimed series. Two new, story-driven campaigns let you taste the explosive mix of the jungle, Hueys and rock-n-roll in early 1968.
The US campaign focuses on a team of elite special ops soldiers, and each one of them has a personality. The unit includes Sergeant John Merrill, machinegunner Jim Walsh, sniper Sonny Armstrong, grenade launcher operator Carl Dillan and combat engineer Bill Kirby. In some missions they can count only on themselves, while in the others they act together with regular US and South-Vietnamese troops.
The North Vietnam campaign tells the story of two Soviet military consultants and two soldiers of the North Vietnam Army who are the only survivors of an ambush prepared by the US troops. The task of getting back to the North Vietnam territory is a difficult one - they have no means of radio communication, no wheeled vehicles, and it's too far to make it there on foot. On their way these survivors get involved in a chain of bloodbath engagements and find themselves in the dead center of the well-known Tet offensive.
Missions range from special operations to full scale battles.
There are two sides in every story, so two new story-driven campaigns attempt to show the war from both sides.
Breathtaking missions including an ambush on the Ho Chi Minh trail, a game of cat and mouse in the Mekong Delta, raids into Cambodia and Laos, bridge defense during the Tet offensive and more.
New weapons and units: M-16, T-54, M-113, Patton III, M-60, AK-47, M-14, RPG-2, M-72 LAW, RPK and many more.
Multiplayer mode – co-op for up to 4 players.
Men of War is pretty good strategy game series, but this spin-off/standalone is sadly disappointing. While the graphics and sound are just as good as always in this series and the idea for the setting is really interesting (Vietnam) with destructible envintorment sounds really awesome, what kills this game is the execution. First of all, the AI of your teammates is really bad, the pathfinding is worse or your team won't shoot at enemy in front of them no matter what. What is surprising is that the enemy AI can do everything right, so is it design decision to make it artifically difficult or just nobody cared to fix it, we will probably never know. Second, there are a lot less units than in the MoW series and what is little surprising is that you can't use helicopters. Throwing chicken at enemies doesn't count as flying unit, but it is fun. Overall, Men of War Vietnam feels more like a standalone dlc pack rather than full fleshed out title. It is buggy, has bad AI, there was potential for a fun game, but since it won't be fixed it is hard to recommend, especially for the full price. It had potential, but it was not long enough in the development oven. If you're fan of the series and just want more no matter the quality, then grab it on sale, otherwise go back to first or second game.
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