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Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Vietnam - Expansion [Online Game Code]

by Electronic Arts See the Amazon Page for this brand
Windows Vista / 7 / XP
Mature
3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews) 86 / 100

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Battlefield Bad Company 2 Required

Battlefield Bad Company 2 Vietnam is an expansion and requires Battlefield Bad Company 2 to play.


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Installation instructions: English [PDF]
  • Downloading: Currently, this item is available only to customers located in the United States and who have a U.S. billing address.
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  • ASIN: B004GHNFZU
  • Release Date: December 21, 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #27,977 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
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Product Description

From the Manufacturer

Get ready for a whole new war, as DICE's massively popular online shooter Battlefield: Bad Company 2 makes the journey back to the 60's and the infamous Vietnam war.

At the heart of this expansion lie four distinct, brand-new multiplayer maps based on the Vietnam War. Each map brings a new gameplay experience and fresh visuals, with characteristics such as foxholes, tunnels and dense jungles from where the enemy can launch surprise attacks. Also, 15 classic Vietnam-era weapons and 6 vehicles are available from the moment you go online.

All four multiplayer game modes from Battlefield: Bad Company 2, including the genre-defining Conquest Mode, will be playable in Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Vietnam. The expansion is integrated with the full game persistence, so no matter what theatre of war you participate in, you will continue to level up your soldier as usual.

  • 5 Brand New Maps: From the rice fields of the Phu Bai Valley to the napalm scorched earth of Hill 137, five distinct Vietnam-based maps each bring a fresh visual and gameplay experience
  • 6 Immortalized Vehicles: Skim the treetops in the iconic American helicopter. Drive the sturdy Russian T54 tank and the nimble US PBR "Pibber" patrol boat, plus three more vehicles immortalized in the Vietnam war.
  • 15 Characteristic Weapons: Charge into battle with 15 new weapons modeled on their real life counter-parts, including the rare Navy SEAL XM22 machinegun and the characteristic M79 "Blooper" Grenade Launcher.
  • Rocking 60's Soundtrack: Listen to 8 radio channels in-game, featuring 2 hours of time typical tracks, including "Ride of the Valkyries" and "Fortunate Son" by CCR.
  • True War Dialogue: All-new voiceovers for both American and Vietnamese forces, based on authentic communication from the Vietnam War.

  • System Requirements
      Minimum Specifications: Recommended Specifications:
    OS: Win 7, Vista and XP
    Video Card: 256 MB Video Card (GeForce 7800 GT / ATI X1900) 512 MB Video Card (GeForce GTX 260/ ATI Radeon 4870)


    Customer Reviews

    Most Helpful Customer Reviews
    31 of 34 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars Tough, worthwhile expansion to Bad Company 2 January 9, 2011
    Verified Purchase
    I have Bad Company 2 on Steam. When I purchased the Vietnam expansion on Amazon, I simply entered the code in the Bad Company 2 main menu and Vietnam was activated without any problems. All of the content for Vietnam was apparently in the last huge patch for Bad Company 2. Vietnam is multiplayer only so those looking for a single player game have been warned. Overall, Vietnam has a different feel from BC2. The maps are huge and open, each of them are unique. There are five multiplayer maps total and all of them take place outdoors. The jungle experience and scenery is captured perfectly in this expansion. I found myself getting shot by Vietcong in rice paddies and facing intense close combat fights on jungle paths. The downside to the openness of the maps is that you will have to deal with a lot of snipers, more so than in BC2.

    There are about four unique weapons for each class and the perks attained in BC2 (magnum ammo, extended mags, vehicle upgrades) are available to use. Shooting and aiming with the weapons is more difficult with just iron sights as scopes have been removed (except for sniper rifles) as well as UAVs and other high-tech equipment. It seems like the weapons do more damage also. Its pretty intense when you are facing RPK machine guns and "thumper" grenade launchers in the jungle with a beat-up M-16. This game just feels gritty and realistic.

    I'm enjoying this expansion, its much more challenging and realistic than BC2 and requires a fair amount of skill and teamwork. I definitely recommend it if you liked Bad Company 2.
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    13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Better than BC2 January 26, 2011
    I actually like this expansion pack better than the original game and find it difficult to go back to the regular BC2 game any more. Why? Because the weapon hit detection is much better in the expansion, much more like BF2 or 2142, plus different weapons that are fun to play with. More than anything though, with the maps, the hit detection being correct, and the additional weapons, it's just more fun to play than regular BC2. Oh, and no annoying Gustov spamming. There are RPGs, but they're so slow and have so little splash damage they're hardly ever used on infantry which is a welcome change from Gustov and noob tube spamming. Lastly, the Huey's fly well, not at all like the ones in regular BC2 that handle like boats...and did I mention flame throwers? :)
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    5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars Not worth the money in the long run. August 3, 2011
    By Me
    Verified Purchase
    This Vietnam expansion for BFBC is fun and all, looks good and everything.
    But the reality is that no one plays it, so with it being an online only expansion, you gotta have the other players for it to be fun, but when I played it, I was lucky to find anyone.
    Just my personal opinion, use your money for something else, don't waste it on this.
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    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Great Breath of Fresh Air January 15, 2011
    well sadley i ordered this from gamestop.com which they charged me a ridiculos 4$ "download Insurance" as they called it. But for anyone whos a fan of the battlefield series an has been playing bad company 2 for a while, the expansion definitly adds some fresh air. no single player but battlefield is all about the multiplayer anyways. great dlc. all good maps except for one. all in all if you have bfbc2 buy this expansion.

    Side note: I still perfer the original bfbc2 multiplayer but i tend to enjoy urban more so thats jus me.
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    4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
    2.0 out of 5 stars Vietnam add on June 21, 2011
    By Artz 3
    Verified Purchase
    I've had to play this game all by myself without enemies ever since I downloaded it. There is no one else on line to play with. I actually prefer the single player games, and thought I'd have this option. I guess not. It looks like it would be fun if you had someone to play against.
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    10 of 14 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars Somewhat disappointed January 29, 2011
    Verified Purchase
    Unlike some other reviewers I like the original maps in BFBC2 better. In most of the Vietnam maps sniping seems like much more of a problem than in the original maps, even though the weapon gadgets, like scopes, were apparently cut back to try to reduce it. It may also be that the hacks are all on the new maps with their aimbots. So be prepared to die a lot, even if you're no longer a noob on the original maps.
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    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Nice DLC March 21, 2012
    By ManitoN
    Verified Purchase
    It is difficult to find players but it totally worth it. If you like Bad Company 2, you should try Vietnam DLC as well.
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    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Looks and runs good. February 14, 2012
    By Casey
    Verified Purchase
    Well, I was pretty pissed because the code wouldn't work on Steam, then I read a review and they said you need to do it in-game. So before you freak out (like I did) go into the actual game, go to Vietnam, and put the code in there. Works like a charm. The graphics look great and the gameplay is smooth. Everything seems to be going fine. The only problem I have is finding games with people in them. I've been placed in two different games by myself. After I figure that out, I'm sure it'll be fun.
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    Most Recent Customer Reviews
    1.0 out of 5 stars I bought this as a gift but it does not ...
    I bought this as a gift but it does not work as expect. This expansion you need people to log in to the Vietnam map to play capture the flag or you got no one to play with. Read more
    Published 1 month ago by mtswb
    1.0 out of 5 stars Tiny Maps, No Eneny
    The maps and visuals are awsome. Unfortunatly the game is turned to garbage by tgw TINY maps which can be crossed in 15 seconds and the fact that it is PvP ONLY and NO ONE plays... Read more
    Published 11 months ago by StC
    5.0 out of 5 stars AWESOME game with era themed awesome music
    The only thing that pulled me out of this game was battlefield 3 and that was nearly a year after bf3's release (because of it's ridiculous price, and because we love this game!). Read more
    Published 12 months ago by TheVirginian
    2.0 out of 5 stars didn't really care for it
    really didn't care for this game has that there are so many people that use cheats that is aimed BOTS. Without that the game would be really fun
    Published 15 months ago by John
    4.0 out of 5 stars HACKED Account
    Someone hacked into my amazon account and purchased this product using a stolen credit card. I pity the person that had their card stolen, as they are out the money. Read more
    Published 20 months ago by Essence
    1.0 out of 5 stars Didn't work for me
    Frustration is the best description. Load but would not install. Support couldn't! Figure it out. Tried, but too complicated for me. Read more
    Published 23 months ago by Acer
    5.0 out of 5 stars Best game evar....
    As much as i hate paying for dlc... i love this game. Its a perfect mod for bc2. Lots of fun
    Published 24 months ago by K. Fields
    1.0 out of 5 stars CRAP
    I paid $16.00 for 16 digits, a dollar a digit. I had to pay to print them out. And thats all I have. A peace of paper with 16 digits.
    Published on August 10, 2012 by Bird doggie
    5.0 out of 5 stars Great FPS!!
    Very nice game.. Graphics are realistic.. wish no hackers were on every game.. Need a hack proof system for all games.. I used to it on others but a good game to play!!
    Published on July 5, 2012 by Darson45
    4.0 out of 5 stars Use the code in the original BC2 game, not Origin
    For those having problem with inputting the code, it will not work inside Origin or online if you try to activate it on the EA website. Read more
    Published on May 1, 2012 by V
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