Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 43 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 43
  2. Negative: 0 out of 43
  1. There's no real AI; soldiers have some behaviors, but everything is as scripted as a presidential debate. [Feb 2005, p.58]
  2. 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. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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"].
  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. 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.
  8. Unfortunately the core combat that makes up the majority of the game soon feels more like chore combat.
  9. 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.
User Score
7.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 98 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 25
  2. Negative: 7 out of 25
  1. 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 »
  2. FrankB.
    May 29, 2005
    10
    super good love the gameplay everyone must buy it
  3. BillM.
    Nov 25, 2004
    2
    An average game from an average development team. It is obvious that EALA has neither the creative vision nor elementary skill level required An average game from an average development team. It is obvious that EALA has neither the creative vision nor elementary skill level required to create an interesting and compelling FPS. A few Full Review »