The first DLC for Bad Company which offers new entirely content — 4 maps, lots of guns and even more music tracks from the Vietnam campaign. It takes the familiar Bad Company 2 gameplay and brings in an all new setting, with new player models, new buildings and everything that needs to bring a realistic Vietnam FPS gameplay to the players.
Bad Company 2 is already one of the finest multiplayer shooters out there, just short of Battlefield 2 on scale and sheer fun. A a year prior to BF2, DICE released Battlefield Vietnam, and it’s clear that they’ve drawn heavy inspiration from that title into Bad Company 2 Vietnam. From the Vietnam era feel, to the atmopshere and music, the Vietnam DLC adds everything to Bad Company 2 to make it feel different, expanding the universe for those who have grown tired of the regular, modern Bad Company 2 maps. But don’t expect Vietnam to be just a few new maps and weapons — it’s a fully fledged multiplayer expansion, with new sounds, voice overs, weapons, player models, and pretty much everything else sans the game engine and the wonderful destruction it provides. All the maps showcase various aspects of Vietnam, mostly jungles, military bases, tunnels, hills and rice fields. Even if you’re a BC2 veteran, You’ll start at the bottom with no unlocks and will fight your way up, as usual. The new weapons are very realistic and period specific, including an awesome flamethrower which sets everything ablaze around you.
The gameplay and game modes remain the same as in BC2, meaning it’s very effective, fun and engaging. However, we wished there was a few more “new” additions besides the visual stuff like player models. Perhaps a Vietnam specific game mode or something similar, as for $15, the DLC is kinda pushing it with just 4 maps, and might be considered too steep for some. Especially since much of the regular BC2 content has been free and relatively cheap. Overall, Vietnam is a great addition to the avid BC2 fans looking for more, and offers a great new world of Vietnam.
Same fun Bad Company 2 style
All new maps, models, weapons etc.
New maps and weapons are fun and engaging
Could use a new, Vietnam-specific game mode
A tad over priced
Some would lack missing single-player
Overall score: 8/10