Thundering helicopters tear through the skies overhead, wet muddy terrain sinks under your feet and tragic casualties cover the ground you crawl along. All the excitement of the big screen is finally coming to the small screen in Platoon, the first action RTS set during the Vietnam War. Control an entire platoon through missions based on historical events such as Operation ?Shiny Bayonet? and the Pleiku Campaign and take part in one of the world?s most groundbreaking wars and its most legendary war movie ? Platoon!
* Official MGM license from Academy award winning film, Platoon.
* Realistic Vietnam War combat including an in-depth tutorial to learn US troops tactics.
* Covers the period from the early days of the conflict in 1965 to the height of battle in 1968.
* Combat and weapons are ultra realistic, real-life tactics making use of real US Army reports and documents.
* Game engine features tremendous visual effects such as character and object shadows, grass and explosion effects (smoke, fire), environment mapping for reflective surfaces (windows, water and shiny metal) and a scalable level of detail system (L.O.D).
* Dynamic weather effects and night missions (wind, fog, rain, monsoons…).
* 3D terrains modeled on the Vietnamese countryside (elephant grass, rice paddy, jungle, marsh, bunkers…).
* A soldier?s rank and abilities depend upon his level of experience, and performance is continuously affected by the environment, terrain and combat situation.
* Vehicle Control (Armored Personnel Carrier M113, Tank M48 Patton).
* Realistic soldier movement (motion capture with 400 different animations).
* Controllable static supporting units (mortar, recoilless rifle).
* Musical score from BAFTA award winning musician Tam?s KREINER.