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As WP's senior editor, I edit review and preview articles, attempt to keep up with the frantic pace of Rainier's news posts, and keep our reviewers on deadline, which is akin to herding cats. When I have a moment to myself and don't have my nose in a book, I like to play action/RPG, adventure and platforming games...

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'Vietcong: Purple Haze' Announced For PS2/Xbox - Screens

by Judy on Aug. 2, 2004 @ 12:42 p.m. PDT

'Vietcong: Purple Haze' is a cinematic narrative-based First Person Shooter (FPS) set during the Vietnam Conflict. Players of VIETCONG experience the war from the perspective of a soldier assigned to join a squad of U.S. Special Forces running reconnaissance missions deep into the jungles of Northern Vietnam. Read more for details and the first screens ...

Playstation 2

Features:

  • Utilizing any means necessary, players of VIETCONG patrol various tactical regions gathering intelligence, calling in air strikes or ambushing enemy patrols.
  • Fight for honor and freedom in a 19 mission single player campaign, featuring 17 of the best from the PC version and 2 new missions unique to consoles!
  • Start a quick fight and jump straight into the action! Play either as a US or Vietcong soldier, choose a weapon, map, number of enemies and difficulty then battle the clock for the best time.
  • Strike from the shadows choosing from more than 30 unlockable weapons including an M16, M79 grenade launcher, Mosin-Nagent, Sten MKII and the M60.
  • Throw a grenade or utilize handheld attacks with a knife!
  • Stay alert or your next step could trigger a trip wire, spring a Punji whip trap or drop down into a spiked pit.
  • Authentic 1960s soundtrack including music from Iggy and the Stooges, Deep Purple, the Standells and more…
  • Xbox version supports up to 10 players on Xbox Live in 9 multiplayer levels as well as Content Download for supplying new maps and game modifications to keep fans satisfied!
Published by Gathering
Developed by Illusion/Pterodon/Coyote
Platforms: PlayStation 2, Xbox
Release date: August 2004

Xbox

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