The Vietnam War, one of the most explosive and violent wars of all time. You are Joe Thompson, an intrepid and patriotic pilot fighting to uphold the values of his country. This war will be the ultimate test for Joe and will irrevocably change his relationship with his family.
User reviews: Mostly Negative (142 reviews)
Release Date: Oct 2, 2013
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The Vietnam War, one of the most explosive and violent wars of all time. You are Joe Thompson, an intrepid and patriotic pilot fighting to uphold the values of his country. This war will be the ultimate test for Joe and will irrevocably change his relationship with his family.

Take a seat in the cockpit of fighter planes and helicopters and plunge right into daredevil aerial battles above the jungles of Vietnam!
Prepare for a mind-blowing flight simulation with exotic landscapes, detailed airplane models and challenging missions that will put your piloting skills to the ultimate test.

KEY FEATURES

  • Experience fast-paced and explosive aerial combat above exotic jungle landscapes!
  • Go on high-speed chases through the skies and complete special helicopter missions that will require you to use of every last piece of equipment you have aboard the chopper!
  • Let yourself be swept along by a captivating and emotional story and live through both heroic moments and the ugly side of war!
  • Individually customize your airplanes and helicopters and equip them with realistic weapons!
  • Accomplish the extra-long campaign on your own or prove your worth as a pilot in a variety of multiplayer modes!

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP/7/8/Vista
    • Processor: Intel Duo 2.0GHz or compatible
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 9.0 compatible graphics card (Nvidia GeForce 8800GTX+ or compatible with Shader Model 3.0)
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 5 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible soundcard
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows XP/7/8/Vista
    • Processor: Intel i5 2.5GHz or compatible
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 9.0 compatible graphics card (Nvidia GeForce GTX 260+ or compatible with Shader Model 3.0)
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 5 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible soundcard
    Minimum:
    • OS: OSX 10.8
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 1.3GHz or compatible
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3.2+ compatible graphics card (with GLSL 1.5 support)
    • Hard Drive: 11 GB available space
    • Sound Card: PulseAudio supported soundcard
    Recommended:
    • OS: OSX 10.9
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 2.7GHz or compatible
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3.2+ compatible graphics card (with GLSL 1.5 support)
    • Hard Drive: 11 GB available space
    • Sound Card: PulseAudio supported soundcard
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 13.04 or higher (or any similarly equipped distribution)
    • Processor: Intel Core2 @2.0GHz or compatible
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3.2+ compatible graphics card (with GLSL 1.5 support)
    • Hard Drive: 11 GB available space
    • Sound Card: PulseAudio supported soundcard
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 14.04 or higher (or any similarly equipped distribution)
    • Processor: Intel i5 @2.5GHz or compatible
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3.2+ compatible graphics card (with GLSL 1.5 support)
    • Hard Drive: 11 GB available space
    • Sound Card: PulseAudio supported soundcard
Helpful customer reviews
16 of 18 people (89%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 1
Air Conflicts: Vietnam is an arcade flying game published by bitComposer Games. It is the next installment in the Air Conflict series.

Air Conflict: Vietnam has good potential, but it's not great, I don't even think this one is good. I think compared with Air Conflict: Secret Wars, this... Air Conflict: Vietnam is the worst. The gameplay is kinda familiar with the previous game, which is the reason why this game is bad. You can't threat jet fighter the same as those world war II planes! I can't even tell if my missiles are locking on their target or not! I miss my missile fire 90% of the time! There is also this new helicopter mode, which is not really fun to play. The control is very bad, like... uncontrollable! There is also this crop duster thing mission where you spray what... a fertilizer? Okay it's actually poison, a biological warfare, but still, spraying style mission?

Air Conflict: Vietnam graphics is... well they're kinda great, looks good a bit. Maybe it's the only good thing about this game. Performances? I feel it's not very smooth. I played this in one hour, doing some mission and then I can't. I just don't want to play it anymore.

Air Conflict: Pacific Carriers was great. It was very fun and very epic. This sequel is very disappointing. Maybe they should stick with the world war II era. No, I don't like this. I don't recommend this.

Rating 2/10
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17 of 25 people (68%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 23
Hmm.. I like planes. In this game not bad models of planes and helicopters.
Graphic: not bad grapgic, it's looks better then in first games.
Gameplay: easy good control, I don't understand gameplay: I start quest..no targets for destroy...looks just like free fly.
Menu: much bugs in text (English version).
I don't want to do that, but I don't recomment this game.
Sorry for my English :3
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 8
I was hopeful when I purchased this game. I am a fan of (modern-era) flight sims and I've sunk plenty of time into playing and replaying the Ace Combat games on consoles.

Unfortunately, I came away very disappointed by this game. It's simply... not fun.

While some games don't look very pretty in screenshots, but look amazing in-game, Air Conflicts unfortunately suffers the opposite: its screenshots do tend to look very pretty. But in the game, they don't feel as nice as the screenshots make them out to be.

There are also bugs aplenty and I've gotten completely stuck with my objectives before, requiring me to restart the entire mission again (after which I just stopped playing).

The maps are far too small to feel like you are an air superiority fighter. Go near top speed, and you'll have to turn right around again because you've flown past the map's boundaries.

Ground target missions for anything except helicopters are absolutely rubbish. Take note, game developers, you do not want your players to feel ♥♥♥♥♥♥ off because clunky controls make accomplishing tasks harder.

The story and voice acting are a joke, although the attempt is noticeable. (Paradox, I know.)

In conclusion, there are far better ways to spend your time. Don't waste it by playing this. Also, its price as it is now is absolutely ridiculous. I got it in a bundle with several other games for less than $5. Even so, it's still not worth playing.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 1
I've played a lot of flight games, arcade and sims both. This really is not on the same level as Pacific carriers or Secret wars. Maps that are too small, graphics that don't hold up visually at close range, and the entirety of the gameplay feels like a bunch of quick-time events. They build up the complexity of the mission in the briefing, but then you drop one bomb on a location and you're instantly into the next phase. Helo controls are not good at all, the F-4 is too fast to stay in the map, missile targetting is non-existent, and the wingmen do nothing but chase the seven or eight enemy that all gang up on you alone. They don't even fire on them! Door-gunning in the Huey is laughable, using an MG to blast open an armored ZSU-23-4? Rail shooters never looked so boring.
On the point of controls, I have to complain heavily on the fact that I can't seem to alter the keyboard assignments at all, yet the landing gear (which you NEVER USE TO LAND) are on the same key as the after-burners? Was this a test by the programmers to see how frustrated they can make their users with a little flashing "gear down" indicator every time they try to chase down an enemy?
Finally, the story. Yes, Vietnam was a mistake. Yes a lot of people died for ridiculous reasons. I can even go along with a family's fears because their sons are off fighting, it's dramatic. But you really don't need to bemoan the pointlessness of the war while forcing me to endure such a painfully sub-par game. It's a bit redundant. After six missions, I started skipping the depressing commentary entirely. You wasted money and time on your writers, folks.

And they still have the gall to charge 29.99? I'm glad I got it on a Steam Sale for dirt cheap.
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130 of 170 people (76%) found this review helpful
15.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2013
The bad:
* Boring repetitive gameplay.
* Bad AI.
* Tiny maps.
* Awful quality of maps (ground textures are ugly, lack of objects).
* Graphics are not good (it may looks good on screenshots, but it ugly in motion) - trees and clouds are just plane sprites (reminds me of 2000th).
* Lack of achievements.
* No replay value.
* No simulator control scheme for gamepad.
* Dead and pointless multiplayer.
* Story. Your alter ego is muted. Why Thompson fight for so long? For what? There is no answer.

The good:
* Soundtrack.
* Relatively long campaign.
* About 20 authentic planes and copters.
* You can control up to 6 various aircraft at single mission and switch them freely.
* Random rescure MIA pilots from your squad are interesting for first 1-2 times.

Some additional thoughts:
This game has somekind of historical accuracy: Americans are bad - bombing civilians, spreading agent orange, napalming villages. But if you don't like to be bad, you don't like to play this game. Well, if you American - you may like such "patriotism".
It is the worst game of the Air Conflicts series.
If you want to get flight arcade game look at HAWX1-2 (better graphics, better gameplay, better replay value) or Ace Combat (fun gameplay).

I think it is very mediocre - this game is surely not my best buy.
Metacritics score: ~44 (http://www.metacritic.com/game/pc/air-conflicts-vietnam)
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