Vietnam '65

Developed by Johan Nagel in cooperation with Slitherine Strategies, Vietnam ’65 is an unusual turn-based strategy game set in the period of the Vietnam War. The action of the game takes place in 1965 in the Ia Drang Valley, located near the border with Cambodia, where the American government dispatched powerful military support in order to prevent the unification of this part of the country under one communist flag. The gameplay builds on the proprietary “hearts and minds” mechanics – instead of waging an open war, a player has to gain favor with the natives and bring the Vietcong’s inhumane practices to naught. The developers ambitiously wanted to show the reality of the Vietnam War, which apart from the conventional military operations, featured psychological warfare. The game features mediocre visuals; however, the cross-platform gameplay runs smooth for owners of both PC / Windows and mobile devices.

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PC / Windows
Game Vietnam '65 (PC) Cover
Vietnam '65

Vietnam '65 | PC

Vietnam '65 release date for PC:

game language:
English

05 March 2015 | Worldwide

05 March 2015 | Europe

05 March 2015 | USA

Game mode: single player
Expectations: 4.1 / 10 calculated out of 15 players' votes.  

Apple iOS
Game Vietnam '65 (iOS) Cover
Vietnam '65

Vietnam '65 | iOS

Vietnam '65 release date for iOS:

game language:
English

05 March 2015 | Worldwide

Game mode: single player , size:
Expectations: 3.8 / 10 calculated out of 3 players' votes.  

Vietnam ’65 is an unusual turn-based strategy game with its action taking place during the Vietnam War. Johan Nagel – the creator of the game - came up with the game’s concept back in 1985, and over the years, has polished it finally to finish his project in 2013. Vietnam ’65 is a well-developed commercial version of the original, developed by the specialists from Slitherine Strategies.

Plot

The game takes players right into the middle of the Vietnamese jungle from 1965, where the American government dispatched powerful military support in order to prevent the unification of this part of the country under one communist flag. The developers ambitiously wanted to show the reality of the Vietnam War, which apart from the conventional military operations, featured psychological warfare.

Mechanics

The gameplay mechanics in the PC / Windows release of Vietnam ‘65 do not deviate much from other modern multiplayer turn-based strategies. A player is tasked with securing the territories located in the vicinity of Ia Drang Valley, right next to the border between Vietnam and Cambodia. The gameplay builds on the proprietary “hearts and minds” mechanics developed by Johan Nagel – instead of waging an open war, a player has to gain favor with the natives and bring the Viet Cong’s inhumane practices to naught. Moreover, a player cannot allow the local population to join or aid the Viet Cong. Instead of open gunfights, one has to carry out missions aimed at preventing enemy’s actions and securing the lives and the well-being of the local villages and their inhabitants.

Technical aspects

The game features decent visuals; however, the cross-platform gameplay runs smooth for owners of both PC / Windows and mobile devices. The PC / Windows release of Vietnam ’65 features only single player modes, however, with each playthrough, the map is randomly generated ensuring a unique experience every single time one starts the game.

Age Rating

age requirements: 12+

System requirements

Recommended: Pentium 4 2.0 GHz, 2 GB RAM, 200 MB HDD, Windows XP