SLR & Greens - Steam Summer Sale Day #2

By Alex Connolly 25 Jun 2016 0

Day #2 - Vietnam '65

Computer games haven't been as kind or inspired to Vietnam as their tabletop cousins. From cliché-ridden shooters to markedly inept RTS titles, the living-room war finally received a nuanced look in Johan Nagel's mighty fine Vietnam '65. Come along, jump that slick. We're taking the fight to Uncle Ho and making friends along the way.

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Vietnam '65 is Every Single Soldier's elegant COIN interpretation of that infamous theatre. It might look like a conventional operational wargame, but every action and engagement is measured in and by political willpower. Every battle reverberates up the Ia Drang; location and combat outcome with the Viet Cong and NVA opponents throttled by a need to placate both the local population and Washington. Moreover, it's a game that deftly portrays the helicopter as a crucial component in both supply, pacification and warfighting in brutal terrain. If you don't have a swarm of Hueys and Angry Chooks up and down the Ho Chi Minh trail, you're doing it wrong. 

If you're looking for a detailed, gritty and grimy combat game, Vietnam '65 is not it. If you're looking for a lithe counter-insurgency sim, where the might of the American military can't quite get a bead on a liquid enemy, Every Single Soldier has you covered. While we wait for Afghanistan '11 and ESS's enticing South African border war game thereafter, Vietnam '65 is a great way to develop that five thousand yard stare. 

Vietnam '65 / -50%

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