Common Sense Media says

Better than many shooters, but still very violent.

Users say

(out of 15 reviews)
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Teen, 13 years old Written bydude14218 May 24, 2009

Great Game

You know games like medal of honor where there's vehicles but you can't ride on them. In this game you can ride on any vehicle. The most fun vehicle to ride on is the jeep. The Graphics are excellent. It is intense because you can run into people (example a jeep) and their bodies will be on the windshield until you take a sharp turn to get them off. No gore, blood is just mist like most war games. Dead bodies are on the ground for seconds are then they go away. The cool part about this game is that you can change teams. Get this game, you won't regret it.
Teen, 15 years old Written byOfficial Critic May 31, 2012

Great Game - with action and violence

A well-made shooter game. Violent, but with not much blood and no gore. There are no swearing at all, so it should be okay for teens.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Kid, 10 years old November 2, 2009
Love it and hope u agree with my vote. I played at my friends house and it seems to be fine. violent, but thats normal.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Educational value
Teen, 15 years old Written bySavs July 13, 2013

Rated 16 by pegi

Pegi 16+ that's it Strategic to an extent. It might even cause your child to have an interest in the Vietnam War But anyway it's a good shooter for 16 year olds.
Teen, 13 years old Written byTemplar_Frost December 26, 2011

Sad review.

Wow. All this game has is a small puff of blood upon hit; you must be one of those helicopter parents?
What other families should know
Educational value
Great role models
Kid, 12 years old April 9, 2008

Gret stuff

THis game is as fun as is educational. It has information before each map and has authentic patches. Although never on the same map It is obviouse that the ARVN (South Vietnam) and the u.s. are allies and the Nva and Nlf (vietcong) are the same side. There is major teamwork and stuff and there are allies. There are advanced and non advanced commandes. There is swearing in Vietnamese and Texan and shows you that the guys dont want to be there.
Kid, 12 years old November 1, 2009

Ages 15+?!?!?!?!?!

There is no way this game should be 15 and up! I played this game a lot at computer camp over the LAN network with everyone else. There isn't much noticeable blood, it's just an average, awesome shooter.
Teen, 16 years old Written bymsp23 April 9, 2008

One of the best first person shooters ever!

Although it is gory in parts it is definitely one of the best. The vehicles are awsome and accurate, weapons are of that era, and vehicles don't over rule infantry entirely! The graphics are also realistic. It might desturb younger players but not the older ones seeing as we are already exposed to many of these games. Overall I give it a B- for violence. an A- for language, because I believe there are a few curse words. An A++ for graphics, and an A+ for game play. Overall I give it an A.
Teen, 15 years old Written byJake El Dude April 9, 2008

Taught me about a whole new era

Although this game is fairly violent, it does not glorify violence as many of todays other games do. In U.S. bases, the radio announcer complains about having to be in Vietnam ("The temperature today is a chilly one in the low 90's, and the humidity is in the low HUNDREDS, so its lower than normal") Your fellow soldiers have some personality and you feel a twang of guilt when they die near you. You can also play the music that soldiers listened to from your vehicles so it teaches you about an entire 2 decades and the lifestyle at the time. You get stupidly immersed in the gameplay that when i was being shot at, I in voluntarily "ducked" to avoid the bullets while playing the game, so it might disturb players with less experience with such games.
Teen, 16 years old Written byKilroy Chai June 10, 2011


Strategic to an extent. It might even cause your child to have an interest in the Vietnam War
What other families should know
Educational value
Too much violence
Kid, 12 years old August 6, 2010

Almost anyone can play it

One of the best games ever. Not to educational but teaches you a little on the war. kind of violent. My 2nd shooter game
What other families should know
Educational value
Kid, 9 years old April 9, 2008
Teen, 14 years old Written byNicky12345 April 25, 2014


This game taught me a lot about the vietnam war
What other families should know
Easy to play/use
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Teen, 13 years old Written byawnonimoose October 27, 2013

Well made, good introduction game

Battlefield: Vietnam is a fun game. It is a worthy member of the Battlefield series, but is dwarfed somewhat by its predecessor, Battlefield 1942. This game allows players to use all the common weapons of the Vietnam war and all the common vehicles in a myriad of battlefields, giving the game a large entertainment value. While there is blood, it is extremely difficult to see, and is really a small grouping of red pixels that flash for a half second or so, even in close quarters combat. The violence is always directed at humans, who have a touch of personality (e.g. exclamations in battle, a customizable skin that remains authentic to the war, cries of pain) but all of those features are subtle. The violence is minimal, with the occasional utterance of d**n and other lesser swear words. This game is old, and the graphics are outdated, and the violence is minimal compared to what many games are like now. For kids who are able to appreciate games despite their age, this is a good choice. But don't devote too much money on it. Get it cheap, for $15 dollars or less. One thing to note: while the game displays educational slides before each battle, and the weapons and setting is authentic and correct, this is not a game that should be used to teach kids about what infantry combat is like. Players can take a large number of hits before dying (unlike in real life where damage and lethality can hugely vary from one hit kills to hits that someone can shrug off with adrenaline) and any player can hop into any vehicle (without training!) and under any circumstance automatically has a parachute! And somehow knows how to operate any weapon they come across! There are perhaps a hundred or more (literally) things that are unrealistic about this game, but, that's better than most games. If you want extreme accuracy, go pick up Arma 2 or Total War: Rome 2. In conclusion, this is a good game in general, and is an excellent introduction into todays modern (and typically violent) video game world.
Kid, 10 years old April 9, 2008