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{{see|Not to be confused with ''[[Battlefield: Bad Company 2: Vietnam]]''.}}
   
{{see|See also: ''[[Battlefield: Bad Company 2: Vietnam]]''}}
 
 
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|title = Battlefield Vietnam
 
|title = Battlefield Vietnam
|image = [[Image:vietnamcover.png|260px|Battlefield Vietnam]]|Battlefield Vietnam]]|Battlefield Vietnam]]
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|image = [[Image:Battlefield_Vietnam.jpg|260px|Battlefield Vietnam]]|<nowiki>Battlefield Vietnam]]</nowiki>|<nowiki>Battlefield Vietnam]]</nowiki>
|developer = [[DICE|DICE Canada]]
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|developer = [[DICE Canada]]
 
|publisher = Electronic Arts
 
|publisher = Electronic Arts
|engine = [[Refractor|Refractor 2]]
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|engine = [[Refractor|Refractor]]
 
|released = <sup>[[wikipedia:North America|NA]]</sup> March 14, 2004<br/><sup>[[wikipedia:PAL Region|PAL]]</sup> March 19, 2004
 
|released = <sup>[[wikipedia:North America|NA]]</sup> March 14, 2004<br/><sup>[[wikipedia:PAL Region|PAL]]</sup> March 19, 2004
 
|genre = First-person shooter
 
|genre = First-person shooter
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|input = [[wikipedia:Joystick|Joystick]]<br\>[[wikipedia:Keyboard (computing)|Keyboard]]<br/>[[wikipedia:Mouse (computing)|Mouse]]
 
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'''''Battlefield Vietnam '''''is the second installment in the'' [[Battlefield series]]'' and was developed by the now defunct [[DICE]] Canada and published by [[Electronic Arts]]. It was released on March 15, 2004 on PC.
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'''''Battlefield Vietnam''''' (also known as '''''BFV''''') is the second installment in the ''[[Battlefield Series]]'' and was developed by the now defunct [[DICE Canada]] and published by [[Electronic Arts]].
   
An indirect sequel, ''[[Bad Company 2 Vietnam]]'' was developed and released December 18th, 2010. It incorporated many elements and features of the original game as well as utilizing total destruction made available by the Frostbite Engine.
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The game was re-released in March 15, 2005 as '''Battlefield Vietnam: Redux'''. It featured recent patches for the game, as well as the new weapons, vehicles and maps that were included in the patches. It also came with the official World War II Mod.
== Overview ==
 
[[File:Screen-bfv.jpg|thumb|left|200px|Some in-game action of Battlefield Vietnam]] Battlefield Vietnam features many improvements over its predecessor, [[Battlefield 1942]]. The game provides players with a variety of weapons, traps, and vehicles from the era. Radio music from the 1960s is introduced in vehicles as well as the ability to fire from passenger seats.
 
   
===Weapons===
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An indirect sequel, ''[[Battlefield: Bad Company 2: Vietnam]]'', was developed, incorporating many elements and features of the original game as well as utilizing total destruction made available by the Frostbite Engine.
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Official servers were shut down on June 30, 2014 during the mass GameSpy server closure by Glu Mobile that occured that day. Due to not having a stat-tracking back-end like ''[[Battlefield 2]]'', however, server browser functionality can be restored by editing a user's hosts file to ignore the original Gamespy addresses. <ref name="hosts">The following three lines should be added to the hosts file:<br>65.112.87.186 bfvietnam.available.gamespy.com <br />
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65.112.87.186 bfvietnam.master.gamespy.com <br />
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65.112.87.186 bfvietnam.ms0.gamespy.com<br>
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[http://www.qtracker.com/ Qtracker] can alternatively be used to connect to servers as well.
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==Overview==
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''Battlefield Vietnam'' features many improvements over its predecessor, ''[[Battlefield 1942]]''. The game provides players with a variety of weapons, traps, and vehicles from the era. Radio music from the 1960s is introduced in vehicles as well as the ability to fire from passenger seats.
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===Classes===
 
[[File:Bfvietnamtank.jpg|thumb|250px|Player faces an armored vehicle in Vietnam]]
 
[[File:Bfvietnamtank.jpg|thumb|250px|Player faces an armored vehicle in Vietnam]]
''Battlefield Vietnam'' features many historically accurate weapons in the game, as well as a new weapon kit system when compared to its predecessor ''Battlefield 1942''.
 
   
[[Class|Weapon kits]] are more diversified between factions, differing functionally as well as aesthetically. This makes each faction feel different and unique. Unlike its predecessor, which featured a single loadout for each kit, ''Battlefield Vietnam'' features two loadouts per kit.
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''Battlefield Vietnam'' features a new [[Class]] system when compared to its predecessor ''Battlefield 1942''. Kits are more diversified between factions, differing functionally as well as aesthetically. This makes each faction feel different and unique. Unlike its predecessor, which featured a single loadout for each kit, ''Battlefield Vietnam'' features two loadouts per kit.
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*[[Assault]] - Primary role is to engage in combat with enemies at medium range. 
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*[[Engineer]] - Primary role is to repair or destroy vehicles.
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*[[Heavy Assault]] - Primary role is anti-tank actions as well as engaging enemies in combat.
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*[[Scout]] - Primary role is to engage targets at long distances.
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===Maps and Gametypes===
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Maps in ''Battlefield Vietnam'' are based on real battles that happened during the war, taking place in both North and South Vietnam. While the game features a singleplayer [[Co-op]] similar to ''Battlefield 1942'', it also features two multiplayer game modes.
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{{Maps/BFV}}
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{{Gamemodes}}
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===Weapons and Gadgets===
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''Battlefield Vietnam'' features many historically accurate weapons in the game.
   
*[[Heavy Assault]]: replaces the [[Anti-Tank (Kit)|Anti-tank Kit]] and also utilizes elements of the [[Assault]] kit.
 
*[[Assault]]: replaces the [[Medic|Medic Kit]] though it still retains the [[medkit]].
 
 
{{Weapons/BFV}}
 
{{Weapons/BFV}}
   
 
===Vehicles===
 
===Vehicles===
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The game features dozens of vehicles that were used during the Vietnam War which are faction specific.
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{{Vehicles/BFV}}
 
{{Vehicles/BFV}}
   
=== Maps ===
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===Factions===
{{Maps/BFV}}
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Similar to ''Battlefield 1942'', ''Vietnam'' features the main belligerents of the Vietnam War as factions within the game.
   
=== World War II Mod ===
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{{Factions/BFV}}
[[File:BF1942_and_BFV_Comparison.jpg|thumb|200px|Comparison between ''Battlefield 1942'' (top) and ''Battlefield Vietnam World War II Mod'' (bottom).]]
 
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 an EA-produced World War II mod. The World War II mod includes a number of maps from the Pacific Theater maps of ''Battlefield 1942'', as well as ported weapons, factions, kits, vehicles, and several new items such as the [[Flamethrower (kit)|flamethrower kit]].
 
   
== Glitches and Bugs ==
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==World War II Mod==
<center> See ''[[Battlefield Series Glitches and Bugs]]'' </center>
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{{Main|Battlefield Vietnam World War II Mod}}The Official World War II Mod Was introduced in the rerelease of the game, ''Battlefield Vietnam: Redux''. The World War II Mod includes a number of maps from the Pacific Theater maps of ''Battlefield 1942''.
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==Soundtrack==
 
==Soundtrack==
{{Sound|1=<youtube align="right" width="200" height="25">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IcCR4wft3uk</youtube>|2=''Battlefield Vietnam'' Theme Tune}}
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{{Main|Battlefield Vietnam Original Soundtrack}}
 
The track list for ''Battlefield Vietnam'', included throughout the gameplay, is as follows:
 
 
*Creedence Clearwater Revival - Fortunate Son
 
*Edwin Starr - War
 
*Martha Reeves and the Vandellas - Nowhere to Run
 
*The Troggs - Wild Thing
 
*Rare Earth - Get Ready
 
*Canned Heat - On the Road Again
 
*The Guess Who - Shakin' All Over
 
*Count Five - Psychotic Reaction
 
*Deep Purple - Hush
 
*The Kinks - All Day And All Of The Night
 
*The Kinks - You Really Got Me
 
*The Box Tops - The Letter
 
*Jefferson Airplane - Somebody To Love
 
*Bobby Fuller Four - I Fought The Law
 
*Budapest Symphony Orchestra - The Ride Of The Valkyries
 
*The Trashmen - Surfin' Bird
 
*Jefferson Airplane - "White Rabbit" (Instrumental Remix)
 
   
 
==Reception==
 
==Reception==
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{{VG Reviews
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|MC = 84/100
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|PCGUS = 90%
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|CVG = 8.7/10
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|IGN = 8.2/10
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|GSpot = 8.5/10
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|GR = 83.57%
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|MG = 84/100
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|1UP = 7.0/10
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|G4 = 4/5
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|GRadar = 82%
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''Battlefield Vietnam'' generally received positive reviews and currently holds scores of 84<ref>[http://www.metacritic.com/game/pc/battlefield-vietnam Battlefield Vietnam for PC Reviews, Ratings, Credits, and More - Metacritic] - retrieved August 21, 2012</ref> on Metacritic based on 48 reviews and 83.50%<ref>[http://www.gamerankings.com/pc/915255-battlefield-vietnam/index.html Battlefield Vietnam for PC - GameRankings] - retrieved August 21, 2012</ref> on GameRankings based on 52 reviews. Critics praised the graphical improvement, vast selection of maps, vehicles, and weapons, and online multiplayer. Though critics did criticize the single-player, for the enemy AI being very unintelligent.
 
''Battlefield Vietnam'' generally received positive reviews and currently holds scores of 84<ref>[http://www.metacritic.com/game/pc/battlefield-vietnam Battlefield Vietnam for PC Reviews, Ratings, Credits, and More - Metacritic] - retrieved August 21, 2012</ref> on Metacritic based on 48 reviews and 83.50%<ref>[http://www.gamerankings.com/pc/915255-battlefield-vietnam/index.html Battlefield Vietnam for PC - GameRankings] - retrieved August 21, 2012</ref> on GameRankings based on 52 reviews. Critics praised the graphical improvement, vast selection of maps, vehicles, and weapons, and online multiplayer. Though critics did criticize the single-player, for the enemy AI being very unintelligent.
   
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Thunderbolt gave the game a score of 9 out of 10<ref>[http://www.thunderboltgames.com/reviews/article/battlefield-vietnam-review-for-pc.html Battlefield Vietnam - PC Review at Thunderbolt] - retrieved September 6, 2012</ref>, saying that "It is, without a doubt, one of the best multiplayer games out there today, and if you don’t fall in love with it the second you jump in a Huey and put Creedence Clearwater Revival on the radio, then you’re just not trying hard enough."
 
Thunderbolt gave the game a score of 9 out of 10<ref>[http://www.thunderboltgames.com/reviews/article/battlefield-vietnam-review-for-pc.html Battlefield Vietnam - PC Review at Thunderbolt] - retrieved September 6, 2012</ref>, saying that "It is, without a doubt, one of the best multiplayer games out there today, and if you don’t fall in love with it the second you jump in a Huey and put Creedence Clearwater Revival on the radio, then you’re just not trying hard enough."
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==Trivia==
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*''Battlefield Vietnam'' was stated to have been developed by 35 people in 11 months.
   
 
==Videos==
 
==Videos==
 
<gallery>
 
<gallery>
Video:Battlefield Vietnam - Trailer|Battlefield Vietnam - Trailer 1''.
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Battlefield Vietnam - Trailer|Battlefield Vietnam - Trailer 1.
   
Video:Battlefield Vietnam - Trailer 2|Battlefield Vietnam - Trailer 2
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Battlefield Vietnam - Trailer 2|Battlefield Vietnam - Trailer 2
   
Video:Battlefield Vietnam - Trailer 3|Battlefield Vietnam - Trailer 3
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Battlefield Vietnam - Trailer 3|Battlefield Vietnam - Trailer 3
   
Video:Battlefield Vietnam - Trailer 4|Battlefield Vietnam - Trailer 4
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Battlefield Vietnam - Trailer 4|Battlefield Vietnam - Trailer 4
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==Gallery==
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Battlefield Vietnam 10th Anniversary|Battlefield Vietnam 10th Anniversary
<gallery captionalign="left">
 
BF_Vietnam_DOGTAG.png|The Battlefield Vietnam Dog Tag for Battlefield 3.
 
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
   
==Links and Sources==
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*[http://planetbattlefield.gamespy.com/bfv/?game=5 Planet Battlefield]
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{{Games}}
*[http://youtube.com/watch?v=XJVL6JtVwh0 Intro]
 
   
 
==References==
 
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{{Reflist}}
 
{{Reflist}}
 
{{Battlefield video games}}
 
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Not to be confused with Battlefield: Bad Company 2: Vietnam.


Battlefield Vietnam (also known as BFV) is the second installment in the Battlefield Series and was developed by the now defunct DICE Canada and published by Electronic Arts.

The game was re-released in March 15, 2005 as Battlefield Vietnam: Redux. It featured recent patches for the game, as well as the new weapons, vehicles and maps that were included in the patches. It also came with the official World War II Mod.

An indirect sequel, Battlefield: Bad Company 2: Vietnam, was developed, incorporating many elements and features of the original game as well as utilizing total destruction made available by the Frostbite Engine.

Official servers were shut down on June 30, 2014 during the mass GameSpy server closure by Glu Mobile that occured that day. Due to not having a stat-tracking back-end like Battlefield 2, however, server browser functionality can be restored by editing a user's hosts file to ignore the original Gamespy addresses. [1]

Overview

Battlefield Vietnam features many improvements over its predecessor, Battlefield 1942. The game provides players with a variety of weapons, traps, and vehicles from the era. Radio music from the 1960s is introduced in vehicles as well as the ability to fire from passenger seats.

Classes

Bfvietnamtank

Player faces an armored vehicle in Vietnam

Battlefield Vietnam features a new Class system when compared to its predecessor Battlefield 1942. Kits are more diversified between factions, differing functionally as well as aesthetically. This makes each faction feel different and unique. Unlike its predecessor, which featured a single loadout for each kit, Battlefield Vietnam features two loadouts per kit.

  • Assault - Primary role is to engage in combat with enemies at medium range. 
  • Engineer - Primary role is to repair or destroy vehicles.
  • Heavy Assault - Primary role is anti-tank actions as well as engaging enemies in combat.
  • Scout - Primary role is to engage targets at long distances.


Maps and Gametypes

Maps in Battlefield Vietnam are based on real battles that happened during the war, taking place in both North and South Vietnam. While the game features a singleplayer Co-op similar to Battlefield 1942, it also features two multiplayer game modes.

Weapons and Gadgets

Battlefield Vietnam features many historically accurate weapons in the game.

Vehicles

The game features dozens of vehicles that were used during the Vietnam War which are faction specific.

Factions

Similar to Battlefield 1942, Vietnam features the main belligerents of the Vietnam War as factions within the game.


World War II Mod

Main article: Battlefield Vietnam World War II Mod

The Official World War II Mod Was introduced in the rerelease of the game, Battlefield Vietnam: Redux. The World War II Mod includes a number of maps from the Pacific Theater maps of Battlefield 1942.

Soundtrack

Main article: Battlefield Vietnam Original Soundtrack


Reception

Battlefield Vietnam generally received positive reviews and currently holds scores of 84[2] on Metacritic based on 48 reviews and 83.50%[3] on GameRankings based on 52 reviews. Critics praised the graphical improvement, vast selection of maps, vehicles, and weapons, and online multiplayer. Though critics did criticize the single-player, for the enemy AI being very unintelligent.

GameSpot gave the game a score of 8.5 out of 10[4], saying that "Yet, even when Battlefield fans factor in the new vehicles--namely, the helicopters--that still won't change the sense that they've played this game before. Perhaps it's because so many of us have played Battlefield 1942 for countless hours, but the fact remains that the thrill of discovery is gone. Make no mistake, though: Battlefield Vietnam is a great, undeniably fun game."

IGN gave the game a score of 8.2 out of 10[5], saying that "If you're a fan of 1942, you'll have fun in Vietnam. If you've never played a Battlefield game and want to try, this is probably a good way to get into it with combat that may be more familiar due to the more modern weaponry. Hopefully EA will be releasing a demo in the future that will allow new players a chance to try the game out for a little while, but if you can't wait, I'm guessing most people won't be too upset by this purchase."

Thunderbolt gave the game a score of 9 out of 10[6], saying that "It is, without a doubt, one of the best multiplayer games out there today, and if you don’t fall in love with it the second you jump in a Huey and put Creedence Clearwater Revival on the radio, then you’re just not trying hard enough."

Trivia

  • Battlefield Vietnam was stated to have been developed by 35 people in 11 months.

Videos



References

  1. The following three lines should be added to the hosts file:
    65.112.87.186 bfvietnam.available.gamespy.com
    65.112.87.186 bfvietnam.master.gamespy.com
    65.112.87.186 bfvietnam.ms0.gamespy.com
    Qtracker can alternatively be used to connect to servers as well.
  2. Battlefield Vietnam for PC Reviews, Ratings, Credits, and More - Metacritic - retrieved August 21, 2012
  3. Battlefield Vietnam for PC - GameRankings - retrieved August 21, 2012
  4. Battlefield Vietnam Review - GameSpot.com - retrieved September 6, 2012
  5. Battlefield Vietnam Review - IGN - retrieved September 6, 2012
  6. Battlefield Vietnam - PC Review at Thunderbolt - retrieved September 6, 2012
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