|Release date:||March 14, 2004|
|Developer:||Digital Illusions CE|
Battlefield Vietnam is the next computer game in Electronic Arts Battlefield franchise after Battlefield 1942. The game was developed by Digital Illusions Canada and published by Electronic Arts on March 15, 2004 in North America and days later in other parts of the world. Battlefield Vietnam takes place during the Vietnam War. The game features a large variety of maps based on historical settings, such as the Cambodian Incursion, Ho Chi Minh Trail, Fall of Saigon, Ia Drang Valley and Operation Flaming Dart.
On March 15, 2005, EA re-released the game as Battlefield Vietnam: Redux, which includes the 1.01, 1.02, 1.1, and 1.2 patches, new vehicles, maps, and a EA-produced World War II mod, based on the previous Battlefield 1942.
Battlefield Vietnam has the same point by point objectives of Battlefield 1942; there are two teams on either end of a map, each team has a set of "tickets" that they start out with. The teams can deplete the enemy tickets by killing opposing players and/or capturing flags ("control points") on the battlefield. If a player is killed, he can respawn on one of the flags that his team owns. Between respawns, players are able to change their character class, effectively switching equipment kits.
Built on a modified Battlefield 1942 engine, Battlefield Vietnam had many new and improved features from its predecessor. The game gives the player a variety of weapons based on the war. Weapons include the M16 and AK47 to punji sticks (antipersonnel booby traps) and land mines that can disable a tank. It also has several additions to it, such as air-lifting vehicles and, while in a vehicle, playing the vehicle's radio, which featured 1960s music. Another notable enhancement is the ability to fire from the passenger sides of vehicles, rather than having to sit without using weapons.
The game features a variety of famous military vehicles from the war, that are drivable by players. These include vehicles such as the M48 Patton, the AH-1 Cobra, F-4 Phantom II and the Huey chopper. However, North Vietnamese and Vietcong players also get access to a wide range of vehicles, such as the MiG-21 jet fighter, T-54 tank and even a Vespa scooter.
|Battlefield 1942, Battlefield Vietnam, Battlefield 2, Battlefield 2142, Battlefield: Bad Company, Battlefield Heroes, Battlefield 3, Battlefield: Bad Company 2, Battlefield 1943|