Men of War: Vietnam

Men of War: Vietnam is a new game for the critically acclaimed series. The new, story-driven campaign lets you taste the explosive mix of the jungle, Hueys and rock-n-roll in 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, machine-gunner 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 (rescuing a shot-down pilot, escorting a reporter, etc.) to full scale battles.

Key Features

  • 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 affected by the GameSpy shutdown on the 31st of May. You can continue to play the game through LAN, DirectIP and GameRanger.
Minimum Requirements
OS: Windows XP(SP1), Windows Vista or Windows 7
Processor: P4 2.6GHz (Athlon 3000+)
Memory: 1GB
Hard Disk Space: 3 GB free hard disk space
Video Card: GeForce 6600 (Radeon 1950) 128Mb
CD ROM: PC DVD-ROM
Recommended Specifications
Processor: Core 2 Duo 2.33GHz (Athlon X2 5000+)
Memory: 2GB
Video Card: GeForce FX 8800 (Radeon HD3850) 256Mb
  • I enjoyed Men of War: Vietnam a lot more than I initially thought I would. The game design favors action and strategy over resource management, and the level of difficulty, while daunting for most, was a refreshing change from the more casual military offerings out there these days.

  • Pelit (Finland)

    Like the United States Army, I came back from the jungles of Vietnam with a bloody nose. Cleraly Vietnam is for those Men at War pros who look for challenge. That's fine by me, but I did not like stealth missions which the engine does not handle so well. Also vegetation hides units, enemy and own, irritatingly well. [Oct 2011]

  • A war adventure into the jungle that is magnified by the evocative setting. Unfortunately this new stand-alone expansion comes with graphical issues and lack of multiplayer changes. But the single player experience is good and the cooperative gameplay is a very nice add.

  • This one is hard to judge. It's annoying to play the same mission again and again and not being able to advance or when AI soldiers ignore orders. But then the careful planning and being able to finally complete a mission after several tries... that's very satisfying.

  • I know I'm not great at this genre, and I think it's my lack of skill, not the game. 1C always pour in the details and expects you to give back the same effort to succeed. However, it'd be nice if the game accounted for people like me! Men of War: Vietnam is a very full game for a bargain price.

  • Men of War: Vietnam is made for a niche audience: hardcore RTS fans who are looking for a great campaign. Given that limitation, the game is exceedingly well-executed, offering players a total of ten long, interesting, and challenging missions.

  • PC Gamer UK

    Some conservative choices, and it's tough for tourists, but stoical series vets will relish the change of scene and kit. [Nov 2011, p.132]

  • Aside from a few weak points such as thin story and poor multiplayer, Men of War: Vietnam promises thrilling hours raiding Cambodia and Laos or fighting on the Ho Chi Minh Trail and the Mekongdelta.

  • It is good, but the Vietnam setting doesn't fit the template as well as World War II, and I would strongly advise newcomers to play the original Men of War first, otherwise that first mission may well put you off for life.

  • A good game that mantains the depth of the classic gameplay of the series and that brings news ideas thanks to the change in setting. The battles are very realistic and the player has plenty of freedom to approach them the way they want.

  • It's far from a perfect game -- inconsistent AI, a campaign that borders on the short side, and limited multiplayer options certainly hamper the experience -- but there's a lot of challenging satisfaction to be found beneath the thick jungle canopy.

  • CD-Action

    After the first hour I really wanted to hate this game, because it hated me and did not teach me how to play. Don't confuse high difficulty level with realism though as the latter is sometimes questionable. After all I gave Men of War: Vietnam a second chance and it returned the favor with a couple of satisfying moments. Only Men of War fans prepared to be driven into the ground by enemy forces should play this. [October, p.62]

  • Men of War: Vietnam is for the hardcore strategy players. The game will try its hardest to irritate you at all times. Even then, the game has its charm.

  • LEVEL (Czech Republic)

    Mostly hardcore gamers appreciate this real time strategy series because of its high difficulty. Interesting campaigns from the attractive Vietnam War era offer lots of tactical possibilities but you have to endure the A.I. glitches along with objectionable camera controls. [Oct 2011]

  • There is no succeed in a return of scripted scenarios of Men of War game. Not even a new attractive background is helping it. The game is dumped by a small number of scenarios and their unbalanced difficulty. You may still enjoy a few of its hot moments, but it's not enough to draw your attention from the essentially better game – Men of War: Assault Squad.

  • Brutally tough and unforgiving, Men of War: Vietnam is a serious test of your patience and your real-time strategy skills.

  • The third expansion to the Men of War universe suffers by being one of the most difficult realtime strategy games out there. Combine this with a rather high amount of bugs, and you got the recipe for the least entertaining and most frustrating game of the series.

  • There are much better Men of War games out there. This one is a gruelling quagmire.

  • An enormous amount of bugs, abysmally stupid AI, aging graphics, a soundtrack consisting of only 4 tracks (2 of whick can be heard only in menus) - these kinds of mistakes cannot be forgiven. A combination of all these elements make Men of War: Vietnam the worst part of the series.

Men of War: Vietnam
$7.99 $2.40
Title: Men of War: Vietnam
Genre: Strategy
Released: 8 September 2011
Developer: 1C Entertainment
Publisher: 1C Entertainment
  • Includes level editor
  • Single-player
  • Multi-player
  • Co-op
  • Steam Cloud
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