Medal of Honor: Pacific Assault PC

Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 43 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 43
  2. Negative: 0 out of 43
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  1. 70
    There were many times when I wanted to just quit and never play it again. Don't get me wrong, it's not a horrible game; it's just nowhere near as polished as [both "Medal of Honor: Allied Assault" and "Call of Duty"].
  2. Edge Magazine
    50
    This is another ugly blunder. Pacific Assault demonstrates that bewildering battle scenes are no equal for clever level design and attention to detail. [Christmas 2004, p.92]
  3. 60
    But those ideas don't hold much water when the AI acts up as often as it does. That, coupled with the numerous other bugs we encountered, really makes Pacific Assault a minor disappointment.
  4. Pacific Assault will turn heads because of its fancy graphics and original settings, but inevitably it’ll frustrate you beyond belief for a few game ruining missions.
  5. Computer Games Magazine
    70
    There's no real AI; soldiers have some behaviors, but everything is as scripted as a presidential debate. [Feb 2005, p.58]
  6. Medal of Honor: Pacific Assault isn’t a revelation that puts new life back into WW2-based first person shooters. It is, however, a revelation for the series, pushing the adrenaline-fuelled action away to make for a much grittier, involving and entertaining experience.
  7. Unfortunately the core combat that makes up the majority of the game soon feels more like chore combat.
  8. The foundations for one of the finest shooters ever are laid down here and there are some wonderful cinematic moments but unfortunately most are tarnished with the numerous bugs which plague the game.
  9. After "MOH: AA," this latest installment is something of a letdown. The improvements seem to be almost all cosmetic, perhaps at the expense of the gameplay.
User Score
7.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 122 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 28
  2. Negative: 8 out of 28
  1. Jan 4, 2015
    4
    This game has horrible collision detection problems, shoot an enemy in plain sight, nothing happens... move around a rock and get stuck for noThis game has horrible collision detection problems, shoot an enemy in plain sight, nothing happens... move around a rock and get stuck for no obvious reason, walk up some stairs, get stuck on the first step, move around a tree, the scene jitters back and forth.

    It's also missing a few elements that made MOHAA great, it has a cheap feel, seems very buggy, lack of direction, repetitive levels, poor animation. Not a good game at all in my books... seems very rushed, unrefined. quite boring overall.
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  2. Jul 26, 2012
    5
    A game for Yankees only. A game with a "little" anti-Japanese propaganda. Anyway, the graphics are good, but the scripting is not always. TheA game for Yankees only. A game with a "little" anti-Japanese propaganda. Anyway, the graphics are good, but the scripting is not always. The story is not bad, maybe a little boring. The AI is mediocre. What else can I say about this game? It's not a good one, but also it's not a bad one. Full Review »
  3. Mar 31, 2016
    3
    PA is a little better than AA, but that's not saying much. It's fundamentally the same game with the very same problems: from the awful modernPA is a little better than AA, but that's not saying much. It's fundamentally the same game with the very same problems: from the awful modern military shooter gameplay concept (muh cinematics and immershun) that equals the game being consisted of the series of cut-scenes even the implemented mechanics are out of place (team commands), to horrendous collisions detection problems (both environment and hit detection). You will get stuck over and over again between various objects, you will constantly miss the enemy even though he was hit by 10000 bullets a second ago (I think the only accurate hit detection was in the introductory turret segment - but that's due to horrendously oversized hit boxes on the planes). They will explode and go down like plastic toys.
    It gets boring really quickly. I've never finished it.
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