Initial release date
5 November 2002
Digital Reality games, Strategy video games
2002 platoon game - background level 09
Platoon is a real-time strategy video game developed by Digital Reality and published by Monte Cristo for the PC Windows in 2002. It was also published by Strategy First as Platoon: The 1st Airborne Cavalry Division in Vietnam. Platoon is the second video game adaptation of the 1986 war film of the same title, following the 1987 game by Ocean Software. Despite it being marketed as "the first strategy game about the Vietnam War", the first such game was actually Domark Software's 1991 'Nam 1965-1975.
The gameplay is strategy the camera is eagle-view with the player controlling a squad it has a pathfinding situation where it is hard to beat it.
The game begins with a newly promoted U.S. Army sergeant who has been ordered to lead an infantry squad in the Vietnam War.
The game received generally average reviews. IGN's Dan Adams gave it a score of 6 out of 10, stating: "If you're looking for something akin to this, you could try out Soldiers of Anarchy, which is great except for the pathfinding (which you can pray they fix) or even go back to the good old days and pick up one of the Myth series or even Commandos 2. But don't waste you're [sic] money here." Cnet scored Platoon three stars out of five, as "Platoon isn't a bad game by any means, but it could have been much, much better."