You are Alan 'The Bear' Westmoreland, Marine Corps sergeant. The trouble starts on a deadly Viet Cong raid. Here the jungle is your battleground.
Your mission, survive.
NAM captures all of intensity and paranoia of jungle warfare. Fire-fights, ambushes, booby-traps, snipers, air-strikes, anti-personnel mines AND MORE.
Feel the tropical heat and the fear of tunnel skirmishes, paddy killing fields, swamps and thick jungles.
NAM is the first game of its kind. NAM IS WAR!
Experience the intense action and real ambience of the Vietnam war.
Devastating air strikes, mines and ambushes.
34 single and multiplayer, gut-wrenching levels.
Employ true-to-war tactics to survive.
Incredible 8-player multiplay: 8 Gruntmatch, 6 Capture-the-flag and 5 Fireteam levels.
True US military standard issue weapons and equipment; M60 Machine Gun, M79 Grenade Launcher, M16 Rifles, Flame-throwers, C4 Plastic Explosives, Mine detectors and much more...
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Disclaimer, I didn't play this game at the time it came out, however, I did play most of the games from the era, so i can judge it on it's own merits and compare it to other titles too. First, the technical stuff: This is a DosBox emulation port, upon launching on Steam, you get 2 versions (one with the original aspect ratio and 2 black bars on the side, and the other with stretched fullscreen) plus a configuration option (which you will need to visit, since there is pretty much no real configuration option in-game). The normal controls are straight out of the 90's, so you'll need to fiddle around with those to your liking, or you'll get stuck with the directional arrows for turning and moving forwards/backwards for example. WASD + mouse aiming (kinda) is possible (i wasn't able to set the look up/down axis on the mouse, but turning worked). Graphically the game is quite ugly, and I'm not even talking about today standards; This game came out in 1998 -years after games like Duke 3D or even Doom which argueably look better/have a more concise theme. The game is actually build up around the Duke Nukem 3D engine, hell some of the sounds from the original game are still there, (like the grunts from Duke!) and despite being the same engine it somehow manages to look quite worse due to the art direction. Not only that, but several additions to the engine that were made years prior got left behind, so for example, despite there being a bunch of vehicles around, you won't be able to ride any of them. Gameplay is were things try to be a bit more unique, (specially for the time it came out) the game tries to have a more "realistic" gameplay focus with vietnamese troops hiding in the jungle that can one-shot snipe you; hidden mines that insta kill you, or troops that help you/give directions in the middle of the level, and ammo is sort of scarse. In reality it becomes more of a chore, where you are forced to quicksave/load spam due to the nature of the gameplay. It becomes hard, but unfair hard. Still i guess it gets some originality points here for trying something different. The more "serious" gameplay also clashes super hard with the graphical style, which at parts even seems cartoony and unprofessional (even the title screen features a straight out "legal" copy of a well known classic rock song. Ultimately it fails both at the simulation side and the more arcadey FPS side, due to limiting your ammo and punishing the gameplay for the sake of the simulation. I'd stay away from this one, even at sale point.
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