Metascore
68

Mixed or average reviews - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 24
  2. Negative: 1 out of 24
Buy On
  1. 100
    A masterpiece, plain and simple. From the opening Pearl Harbor sequence, to the rain-soaked midnight raids, to the machine-gun-mounted elephant rides, Rising Sun oozes with jaw-dropping quality at every single turn.
  2. A beautiful, skilful, tactical and intense experience that will test you in many different environments, each demanding a different approach if success is to be achieved. Occasionally you have to rely on a little luck, but that's war, and this is cracking game.
  3. It’s an excellent mission to run through over the Christmas holidays and the production quality of EA's Medal of Honor series blows a lot of games on the Cube right out of the water.
  4. The computer AI against you is not bad. I have found splashes of extreme stupidity with some enemy soldiers as they just stand there and wait for you to shoot them.
  5. Play Magazine
    83
    Engaged me more heavily than any FPS I've played this year. [Dec 2003, p.54]
  6. 80
    Each iteration of the Medal of Honor series has been better than the last, and Rising Sun is no exception. It would have been nice to see EA take a few risks and break formula, but the game's a great war shooter nonetheless.
  7. If you’re a Medal of Honor fan, it’s a must have, although I would be prepared for a little disappointed. If you’re an FPS fan, there are probably better games out there for you, but if you’re not big on strategy, then it’s definitely worth a shot.
  8. Nintendo Power
    76
    Sunningly powerful. [Feb 2004, p.148]
  9. 75
    While a lot of work has been done to make this an accurate experience that feels and sounds right, the gameplay itself lacks the upgrade that it needs.
  10. Despite the new locations and some of the strategic and even slight gameplay changes this brings, I'm not convinced that this isn't an expansion pack. [Dec 2003, p.159]

Awards & Rankings

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#46 Most Discussed GameCube Game of 2003
48
#48 Most Shared GameCube Game of 2003
User Score
6.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 15 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 15
  2. Negative: 4 out of 15
  1. CrowNest
    Feb 14, 2004
    0
    The mechanics of this games just plain suck. you spend more time and effort just trying to run than you do accomplishing your objectives. theThe mechanics of this games just plain suck. you spend more time and effort just trying to run than you do accomplishing your objectives. the game had me completely pissed off within 10 minutes. spend the $50 on a good hammer and hit yourself with it. it'll be more fun than this piece od crap! Full Review »
  2. lala
    Jan 27, 2004
    0
    The first level is great but the others are boring and no action.
  3. SpencerC.
    Jan 23, 2004
    8
    Not bad,in fact I like it.The missions are good although I gotta say they dont got enuff of em.They got co op so thats a very nice touch and Not bad,in fact I like it.The missions are good although I gotta say they dont got enuff of em.They got co op so thats a very nice touch and they got an awsome multiplayer mode thats very addictive now and then.Nicely done EA. Full Review »