Medal of Honor
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"more than just a reboot of a storied franchise. It takes the FPS genre to a whole new level." - GamingTarget.com
"gripping story with non-stop and fast-paced action and a trio of compelling characters." - Game Revolution.com
Medal of Honor delivers a truly unique modern war experience – an authentic look into today’s war in Afghanistan through the lens of today’s warrior, the Tier 1 Operator. Numbered in the low hundreds, this elite soldier is a living, breathing, precision instrument of war. He is an expert in the application of violence.
The Medal of Honor single-player campaign is being developed by Electronic Arts Los Angeles in close conjunction with Tier 1 Operators from the U.S. Special Operations Community to create the most authentic modern war experience ever. The campaign has been inspired by real Tier 1 Operators and real events.
The Medal of Honor multiplayer is being developed by the world-class DICE studio, creators of the Battlefield franchise. Players are forced to rely on their raw skill and knowledge to survive intense close-quarters combat as they compete to rank up to Tier 1 Operator status. Played out on maps inspired by real locations, the multiplayer action supports 24 players and delivers realistic destruction, tactical support, and a weapon and customization system with modifications that generate hundreds of combinations.
Features: Fight Today’s War: Elite Special Forces in a gritty combat campaign using the surgical tactics of Tier 1 Operators combined with the sledgehammer force of Army Rangers.
Unparalleled Authenticity: Intense story with incredible pacing and variety set in the rugged Afghanistan landscape, creating a shooter experience only available from the storied Medal of Honor franchise.
Online Multiplayer Redefined: Developed by the world-class team at DICE (makers of Battlefield Bad Company 2) this fast paced combat delivers the perfect mix of tactical warfare and all-out action.
An old favoritelowsuperasder | Oct. 24, 2013 | See all lowsuperasder's reviews »
Medal of Honor is long going franchise, and sometimes I still miss the tension of the lonely running around of the first game, but this genre provides us many teammates and very little need to think on our own, but if we forget this part, this is a very decent title. The game is based on a very good storyline, with interesting characters and cool nicknames. It shows the player a very different understanding of war and the situations soldiers deal with. Our teammates don't wear masks, they aren't even the special forces. It's more like a bunch of cool guys fighting for what they believe in. Even if at some points the gameplay becomes a bit repetitive, shooting and shooting in the same manner, I never lost interest in finding a lost marine or getting to the landing zone. The graphical side of the game is good, indoor objects, weapons and characters look nice, but when driving around the terrain is more like a running scene in Tom & Jerry: the same part of background comes again and again. This changes in places where actual combat is taking place, the surroundings work well as cover, giving more combat opportunities. The real downside of this game is its multiplayer, I wouldn't honestly recommend this title for online fun, but it works very well as a singleplayer challenge in skill and emotions.
Great campaignrjb789 | Sept. 24, 2013 | See all rjb789's reviews »
When I was playing the single player in Medal Of Honor I really felt like I was fighting the Taliban. This was helped by the games gorgeous graphics but also by the convincing voice acting and the situations the game put me in. When i was sniping I felt as if i was actually helping kill the mortar crew on the mountain etc. The multiplayer is a decent attempt at a Call of Duty style system with upgrades and new guns abound. Overall the game is a decent attempt at copying the FPS genre that Call of Duty so prominently leads. It has a good campaign and an okay multiplayer too
BrilliantDanteNero13 | Aug. 26, 2013 | See all DanteNero13's reviews »
Loved the campaign but the multiplayer feels too samey to battlefield
Genuinely surprisingnemesis44uk | Aug. 22, 2013 | See all nemesis44uk's reviews »
I have played most of the great war games out there - ARMA 2, Call of Duty, etc and I have to say that this was a really pleasant surprise. It has had some lukewarm reviews but I think I prefer this to Call of Duty.
My issue with it, is in the early days of Call of Duty, an effort was made to be respectful about veterans and what they experienced. Now, it's all setpiece after setpiece, each one bigger than the last. It's the difference between Schindler's List and a Michael Bay movie.
MoH feels more like those early CoD games, where there is a minimum of showboating and the game's protagonists are calm and professional, without over-egging the pudding.
Graphically, it has aged, especially when put next to Battlefield 3, but it is a good game and well worth it, especially if you can pick it up for cheap money.
A decent attempt to beat Call Of DutyMarkDeejay | Nov. 5, 2012 | See all MarkDeejay's reviews »
Single-player: The whole game was ok. The modern setting I liked, the graphics were also pretty good. What I didn't like were some of the bugs. It's been a while since I played it, but the only thing I CAN remember (yes, short memory... I already forgot what I just typed) were the NPC's that stopped doing anything mid-game which resulted in replaying the entire level all over again. The story was ok, nothing special. It lacked a lot of suspense and action (which is, of course, realistic, but I'm not playing games for 100% realism). Nothing noteworthy.
Multiplayer: Not bad, but the fact that there is (was ?) so much spawnkilling killed this game very quickly for me. Is it that hard to create a solid spawn system (Modern Warfare 2 could do it) ?
If you don't like MW this might be for you. Otherwise, stick with MW (more action, faster gameplay, better controls, more polished and EXCELLENT multiplayer).