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
  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
7.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 102 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. Feb 9, 2015
    6
    Severely mediocre. The core gameplay is there, and feels like a PC version of European Assault (a better game), but feels a bit more tacticalSeverely mediocre. The core gameplay is there, and feels like a PC version of European Assault (a better game), but feels a bit more tactical due to being able to command your squad. However, this point becomes all but null due to the utterluly inept AI. Weapons are weak, sound is all overcompressed and sounds pretty sub-par. Game has no effective pacing, and drags some segments (like a part where you fight off literally more than 300 soldiers on a hill) and ends some abruptly. The graphics are alright for the time, with some especially good particle effects, shaders, and water. However, textures are fairly muddy and low-res. Like most Medal of Honor games, it has excellent music. Environments are all jungles and villages with no variety, but maps are big and can be fun and tense to explore and fight in. The worst thing about this game is the loading screens... even on a modern machine (8 core CPU, GTX 760) loading screens take several minutes. They happen every level and every time you die, and its absolutely infuriating.

    Overall, its not terrible, but its terribly mediocre. MoH is one of my favorite series, but this is definitely a weak entry.
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  3. 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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