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Vietcong 2 is the sequel to the tactical first person shooter Vietcong. As in the first game, the player will take on the role of US Army Special Forces team leader, Captain Daniel Boone, during the Vietnam War. Unlike its predecessor, it is also possible to play as the Viet Cong in a short secondary campaign. Players take on the role of Minh, a young Vietnamese man from a village in South Vietnam. Both the US and Viet Cong campaigns take place in and around the city of Hue during the Tet Offensive of January 1968.
In single player one is allowed to carry a knife, a handgun, two primary weapons, two types of hand grenades, C4 explosives, a LAW, and a first-aid kit. Unlike Vietcong the player cannot choose their starting equipment during the campaign; this can only done in the "Single Mission" mode, where the player can play the missions one by one. With a few exceptions, the non-player-characters have randomly selected guns. Also notable some "weapon groups" for this random selection: earlier Vietcong may spawn armed with an SKS, a MAT-49 or a PPSh-41; NVA soldiers and later Vietcong are armed with an SKS, an Sa vz. 58 or an AK-47; VC machine gunners may have an Sa vz. 58 or an RPD for example. The exceptions are the teammates, the snipers, the RPG-7 gunners and the Vietcong armed with the Baikal IZh-43. However these last two types drop a randomly generated handgun.
Another odd thing is that most of the pistol-caliber weapons are chambered for the wrong caliber; the specifics of these errors are described below.
The following weapons appear in the video game Vietcong 2:
The Colt M1911A1 appears in-game as the "M-1911 A1".
The Makarov PM appears in-game as the "Makarov". It incorrectly uses 9x19mm Parabellum.
The Mauser C96 appears in-game as the "Mauser C96 mod.1912". It is incorrectly stated to be chambered in 9x18mm Makarov, even though the rounds in the clip are clearly not.
An integrally-suppressed Nagant M1895 appears in-game as the "Nagant mod.1895 (silencer)". It is incorrectly chambered in .38 Special.
Smith & Wesson Model 27
The Smith & Wesson Model 27 appears in-game as the "S&W mod.27". It is described as using .357 Magnum in multiplayer, but the ammunition itself is referred to as .38 Special.
Smith & Wesson 39
The suppressed Smith & Wesson 39 from the previous game appears as the "S&W mod.39 (silencer)". Also like the previous game, it is incorrectly chambered in .45 ACP.
The Stechkin APS appears in-game, referred to with its real name and is incorrectly chambered for .45 ACP.
Carl Gustav M/45
The Carl Gustav M/45 appears in-game as the "Carl Gustav M-45".
The MAC-10 appears in-game as the "Ingram MAC-10" and is incorrectly chambered for .32 ACP.
The MAT-49 appears in-game under its real name. It is chambered in 9x18 Makarov in-game instead of the more common Vietnamese conversion of the MAT-49 to 7.62 Tokarev.
The PPSh-41 appears under its real name.
Sa vz. 61 Skorpion
The Sa vz. 61 Skorpion appears as the "Vz.61 Scorpion".
Sten Mk IIS
The Sten Mk IIS appears in-game as the "Sten Mk. II".
Sterling Mk. IV
The Sterling Mk. IV appears in-game, incorrectly referred to as the "Sterling L34A1".
The Thompson M1A1 appears as the "M-1 A1 Thompson".
The Baikal IZh-43 anachronistically returns from the previous game as the "Shotgun Baikal".
The Blunderbuss appears in-game as the "Trombone Gun".
The Remington 870 is referred to by its real name.
The AK-47 is referred to by its real name.
The L1A1 appears as the "L1 A1". It is incorrectly depicted as select-fire.
The M14 Rifle appears in-game as the "M-14".
Mosin Nagant M38 Carbine
The Mosin Nagant M38 Carbine appears in-game, and is incorrectly referred to as the "Mosin-Nagant 1891/30".
Sa vz. 58V
The Sa vz. 58V appears in-game as the "Vz.58". Of note is that Patch 1.1 renames it to "Type 56/1", a variant of the Norinco Type 56 with an underfolding stock, but doesn't change the model.
The SKS appears as the "SKS-1945".
The Sturmgewehr 44 appears as the "StG-44".
Winchester Model 52
The Winchester Model 52 appears as the "Winchester Mod.70", standing in for a Winchester Model 70 like in the previous game.
The XM16E1 appears in-game as the "M-16". A variant with an attached XM148 grenade launcher appears as the "M-16/XM-148".
The XM177E1 appears as the "XM-177".
The SVD Dragunov appears as the "SVD-1963".
The M40 appears as the "M-40".
The XM21 appears in-game as the "M-14 (with scope)".
The Browning M1919 appears in-game.
The Browning M2HB appears in-game as the "Browning M-2".
The Degtyaryov DP-28 appears as the "Degtyarev 1928".
The M1918A2 BAR appears as the "BAR".
The M60 appears in-game as the "M-60".
The RPD appears under its real name.
UK vz. 59
The UK vz. 59 appears as the "Vz.59".
The M72 LAW appears as the "M-72 LAW".
M79 grenade launcher
The M79 grenade launcher appears as the "M-79".
The RPG-7 appears under its real name.
The XM148 grenade launcher is mounted on the XM16E1 as part of the "M-16/XM-148" combo.
Type 67 stick grenade
The Type 67 stick grenade appears as the "Chicom Grenade".
M18 smoke grenade
The M18 smoke grenade appears as the "M-18 smoke grenade". Of note is that they appear to have been influenced by Counter-Strike's Smoke Grenades (recoloured M7A3 CS gas grenades), as they have very similar colour schemes.
The M18A1 Claymore appears in-game as the "M18 Claymore".
M67 hand grenade
The M67 hand grenade appears as the "M-67 Grenade".
The M2 Mortar appears in-game.