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    Jon L. Obscene's Avatar Canadain potatoes!!!
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    ..is there hardly any games based in Vietnam?
    Have I just not come across any or is there really a serious lack of these?

    We have hundreds of WW2 games, I would love to play something along the lines of Call Of Duty/ Medal of Honor but based in vietnam, something in between WW2 and the Gulf.

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    I have a war game thats based in Vietnam, it happens to be called "Battlefield Vietnam", its not a bad game. I don't know exactly what time period its in though. Btw, I never knew you were Canadian

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    My bet is because there aren't any widely known epic battles associated with Vietnam like say a D-day or whatnot. So you don't get that 'Oh! That'd be sweet to re-enact such n' such battle' appeal or fight in some city we're all familiar with. All most people know about Vietnam is they're going to be fighting in a jungle...

    And can you imagine how they'd eventually have to end one of the games, the hero american soldier just sorta apathetically heads home to get spit in the face by a drugged out hippy. I think that would be the best last image they leave you with as the ending credits start, a wad of spit rolling down one cheek, a tear the other.

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    Vietcong is a decent game based on the Vietnam war imo. There's a few others I can think of but can't names of the top of my head. I remember a team based one that I played for a few minutes but it wasn't that good. Of course, Battlefield Vietnam is another one.

    Maybe the fact USA got beat has made it a poor/sore subject for a computer game.

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    My best guess- the US is traumatized by this issue, either more time has to pass for it to be a valid gaming theme or it just never will be...
    Some things were done there from both sides that I don't think Americans will ever be able to play on...
    What, are you gonna play "Let's Kill The 8 Year Old Kid Who's Using His Body As A Suicide Bomb"?

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    Yeah this is what I was thinking too with the "Sore point" but the Romans marched across europe and won no trouble with games there.

    No epic battles? "We were soldiers"? and Call Of Duty 3 doesn't have any "Epic" battles in it, just the campaign.

    As for kids with suicide bombs, doesn't that happen in the middle east?.....plenty of games about that.

    I think Cheese has it right, just the fact that the "Good guys" didn't win, yet they have no trouble making movies about it.

    I would just like to play a decent one.

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    Battlefield: Vietnam, Conflict: Vietnam, Lost Patrol, Men of Valour, Veitcong: Purple Haze, Veitcong 2.

    Then there are a bunch from the 70s and 80s, but I don't think is going to take your fancy.

    things are quiet until hitler decides he'd like to invade russia
    so, he does
    the russians are like "OMG WTF D00DZ, STOP TKING"
    and the germans are still like "omg ph34r n00bz"
    the russians fall back, all the way to moscow
    and then they all begin h4xing, which brings on the russian winter
    the germans are like "wtf, h4x"
    -- WW2 for the l33t

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    Is that Lost Patrol?

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    Not to mention total conversion mods for games..Look around HL2.

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    MagicNakor's Avatar On the Peripheral
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    Quote Originally Posted by MCHeshPants420 View Post
    Is that Lost Patrol?
    Indeed. Did you check the properties?

    things are quiet until hitler decides he'd like to invade russia
    so, he does
    the russians are like "OMG WTF D00DZ, STOP TKING"
    and the germans are still like "omg ph34r n00bz"
    the russians fall back, all the way to moscow
    and then they all begin h4xing, which brings on the russian winter
    the germans are like "wtf, h4x"
    -- WW2 for the l33t

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